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  1. aarti at | | Reply

    Egaddddd! Horrible. Forced. Ugly. She and the yorkie look similar with frizzy fur! Ash looks like a goddess as usual. The styling and costumey clothes not appealing at all. The bag is an obvious brand sponsor shoved in. Terrible! How lovely she looks when not tampered with layers.

    1. SM at | | Reply

      Disagree. I think Aish is a beautiful on the cover. It is very romantic with a touch of boho. LIKE.
      Agree that the bag is out of place but I guess they gotta do what they gotta do.

    2. Manny at | | Reply

      This photo shoot is horrible and unnecessary exposing…..

    3. Kriti at | | Reply

      NOT AT ALL!! Stunning gypsy boho look. Never tryin too hard still gorgeous. Just Love these pics. Very different very lovely… Something about her thats utterly exotic!!!

    4. indus at | | Reply

      Absolutely disagree. The photo shoot is classic and a refreshing change. and stop being a prude with ‘exposing’ comment seriously…
      It is aesthetically shot photo-shoot and glad they have changed up Ash a little bit.

      1. swetha at | | Reply

        i completely agree. Ash looks stunning and the shoot beautifully showcases the collection

  2. anra at | | Reply

    Sabyasachi was boring me for a little while there …but this couture collection collection is saying somthing new – Ash looks fabulous on the cover and yes, when promoting a designer why over shadow it with a LV bag????

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the editorial though!

    1. mary at | | Reply

      I think one Ms. Vidya Balan would have to be blamed for the boring impression more than Sabya himself :)

    2. Amit Chotrani at | | Reply

      Anra i don’t think that LV is overshadowing it i mean come on the dress is so rich in colour and texture that i dont thnk so ny one will look at LV first.Nice to see something Indian on d Cover of a Magazine

  3. Divine Intervention at | | Reply

    OMG! Ash looks heavenly…

    Just back from watching Robot, what a film. Loved all the costumes in the film. Amazing, amazing film. Everyone should watch it. Yes, MUST-WATCH!

    1. Adara at | | Reply

      AGREED! She was a stunner in Endhiran(Robot).

      1. Isha at | | Reply

        JFYI.. her costumes were designed by Manish Malhotra ..
        the man u all love to loathe here !!

        1. bongbabe at | | Reply

          HAHAHAHAHAHA! well spotted!

          and no, i dont like “costumes” in endirhan judging by the promos.

        2. Adara at | | Reply

          Of course, its MM. Duh! I love his designs in movies. It relates better in reel life than real. :)

    2. kasthuri at | | Reply

      Ya Endhiran (Robot) is a totally must must watch movie ! Saari English filmon ki chutti kardhi in terms of special effect. And Ash looked gorgeous in it.

  4. Jiya at | | Reply

    I like!! the boho element in this outfit is totally suiting ash

    1. GG at | | Reply

      Agreed! Its different and it works.

  5. vik at | | Reply

    omdz mrs bachan looks fab! But cant help to think this reminds me slightly of the kangana hiblitz cover a few months back

  6. dn at | | Reply

    I would have loved it without the headgear and the LV. What is with covers and LV handbags!!! So out of place, atleast its not monogrammed. It should have been either the headgear or the choker.

    Love the dress on the runway, even the topi.

  7. sony at | | Reply

    Lovely..cant wait to see the rest of the spread

  8. ZI at | | Reply

    She looks stunning!!! And I love the LV too…

  9. charan at | | Reply

    As much as i like that dress or watever, there is too much going on… with the bag and the dog.

  10. rêve at | | Reply

    i like the theme….like the ensemble…but not in this pic. not on Aish. She is not wearing it with “edge”
    Wondering how the rest of the spread looks like!

    1. rêve at | | Reply

      Also…what is really so Parisian about the theme? I have never seen people mixing prints like this in Paree.

      1. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

        A lot of people dress in quite a bohemian manner in Paris, actually. It isn’t all black and basic. :)

        1. rêve at | | Reply

          In fact they do!!! layers of blacks/grays/whites with self colored or contrasted texture.
          Been there a number of times….never seen such explicit textures/vibrant colors/details even in the local “bazaar”…
          if there was no mention ..I would have never guessed that “Parisian Bohiemian ” was the inspiration behind the line.

          1. uumema at |

            i agree with reve…no one in Paris dress up like this,their dressing sense is very western not at all bohemian or Persian….and its not even Persian style that is portrayed in the pictures i would have never guessed it either!! apart from all that this spread is inspired a lot from the September 2009 issue of hi blitz.

  11. nayab at | | Reply

    oh my god….jawdrop beautiful.i was never a fan of ash but this one I am speechless.love the styling and the outfit

  12. Disha at | | Reply

    She looks gorgeous! Absolutely breathtaking!Hi Blitz almost always comes up with beautiful covers…unlike other magazines which lack originality and creativity.

  13. Addicted at | | Reply

    Saw Endhiran…completely in love with Ash!

    1. GG at | | Reply

      Yea. She rocks in the movie. Beauty thy name is Aishwarya.

  14. radhika at | | Reply

    she is enviously beautiful

  15. Kish at | | Reply

    Okay, am sure LV has a contract with all these mags to feature one of their bags/ or a collection on the cover.
    That’s the only explanation to this contrasting eye sore, or even the out of place luggage in Priyanka Chopra’s Filmfare (?) cover.

  16. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

    This is definitely one of my favorite covers in recent times. It’s got an old-world romantic charm to it, and Aishwarya looks very majestic and muse-like. The clothes are interesting, intricate and editorial-worthy, and the overall aesthetic (grumpy pup included) is lovely. On an aside, there seems to be a return to a more classically beautiful aesthetic – with a whimsical twist, of course – in fashion magazines these days; for instance, the “W’ cover with Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, or the Vogue editorial with Carey Mulligan.

  17. LG at | | Reply

    WOW WOW WOW!!!

  18. p-diddy at | | Reply

    she looks fabulous!! loooove the headgear especially! so elegant and beautiful!

  19. shilpi at | | Reply

    very very beautiful ash , very very ugly dog

    1. suchi at | | Reply

      i agree! should have picked a better dog!

      1. naiad at | | Reply

        so mean… that pooch is choo cutteeee… ookie pookie…

  20. Manny at | | Reply

    P&P why my comments are always waiting moderation????

  21. Zaza at | | Reply

    Wow she looks absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!! Gorgeous gorgeous face, I can’t get my eyes off her face to look at the clothes!!! Love it

  22. shruti at | | Reply

    reminds me sooo much of kangana’s victorian era cover..same color scheme etc..actually preferred kangana to aish here

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  23. lazyU at | | Reply

    I just hate the bushy hair because that looks so much like mine in the morning… *shudder*

  24. Tanika at | | Reply

    One cover of Aishwarya’s that I do like. Or is the clothes doing all the talking? Hmmm….

  25. Adara at | | Reply

    What a beauty! Gorgeousness. Love the way they kept the body real and no photoshop on it.

    PS: What happened to the earlier 3 comments that i spotted earlier.. where someone has mentioned very very beautiful ash and ugly ugly dog..hmmm…

  26. fashion outsider at | | Reply

    I get the idea…dreamy bohemian girl roaming the streets of Paris(??) But what’s with the pup and that pose! I would have liked a walking or standing pose. Just the business and eccentricity of her outfit contrasting with the gray streets of Paris.

  27. billu at | | Reply


    1. mary at | | Reply

      i know she totally has my respect for not pandering to the ubiquitious size zero syndrome and flaunting her curves. finally someone real women can look up to.

      1. RockRepublic at | | Reply

        With a face like that who the hell needs a size zero bod?

        Oh and please dont steal the stylist’s credit for giving Aish such a goddamn chic makeover! We all know how Ms. Rai dresses in real life! :P

  28. devila at | | Reply

    hehehe!! the pup looks pissed!

  29. FallenAngel at | | Reply

    she looks fab!! love her expression! i think the basic idea of the cover is that she’s roaming the streets of Paris and found a lost puppy!! :P

    1. Hina at | | Reply

      yes thats what it is…and thats what happened in real!

  30. Manny at | | Reply

    Her hair looks like my kamwali bai’s back in India 6 years ago…….I don’t like her raised eyebrow pose in every picture……for the clothes itself I somehow like the runway look but on the cover its tooo busy to separate at a glance…….

  31. uumema at | | Reply

    oops!!! her body looks so unflattery(even after the photoshop)…love the face but i dont like the cover…the look of the dress is ruined because of this pose!!

    1. indus at | | Reply

      you are a Ash hater anyway :).

      1. rêve at | | Reply

        totally agree Uumema…the pose neither does justice to her nor to the clothes.

  32. sheena at | | Reply

    i dont know why, this is not cover worthy. it looks a bit awkward. maybe because that cute pooch doesnt want anything to do with ash. i can tell she’s not a dog person. i prefer the top half, but i believe she’s sucking in her cheeks.

  33. sanam at | | Reply

    Wow Aish looks amazing!! I love it!

  34. Lovi at | | Reply

    Parisian ??
    it looks more persian than parisian and that dog’s leash is such an eyesore along with that ugly bag.

  35. billu at | | Reply

    love love love. the picture is so palpaple. a beautiful bohemian girl in the streets of paris with a dog. the air so chilly n crisp. everyone who has a heart falls in love wid this girl.

  36. bongbabe at | | Reply

    why did they pose her like that? looks like she is sitting in a bloody zebra crossing.

    the clothes are, sorry to say, hideous. the red fabric looks like a sofa threw up on a purple kameez.

    are those velvet roses in her hair? oh dear.

  37. Nat at | | Reply

    I think she looks absolutely gorgeous and the yorkie just takes this shot up 10 more notches. Hehehehehe.

  38. ranj at | | Reply

    The best cover of ash to come out in recent times…Stunning !!…Kangana’s look(whatever that is) cannot hold a candle to this one. .

  39. Mel at | | Reply

    the dog looks upset and the look in her eyes is very cold, but must say she looked really nice in robot dance sequences with crazy costumes!

  40. shyba at | | Reply

    Just loved the outfit…after all it is Sabya…..Ash looks beautiful tooo

  41. SS at | | Reply

    love the look, so different, eclectic. i would not have missed the bad… or the dog… like how Ash looks. different.

  42. PM at | | Reply

    Ash looks breathtakingly beautiful. Very real and earthy. For me, even though I am a fan of Sabya, his clothes are more editorial and shine better in pictures. Coming back to Ash, she looks heavenly.

  43. lovestruckcow at | | Reply

    this is the prettiest she has looked.
    u must credit the stylist, hair and makeup artist and photographer!

  44. LG at | | Reply

    This is the best ever editorial of ASH!! Once again just simply WOW!! She has such raw expressions in every single pic..here is one editorial where clothes/accessories are not the focal point..its all come together..that’s how fashion should be..it should become part of your own personality!!

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  46. Addicted at | | Reply

    I LOVE THIS WOMAN! How does she manage to look so ethereal? Love love love her!

  47. arpitha at | | Reply

    the cover pic looked different & nice, but for the other pics – i felt they kind of looked cheap with the unnecessary exposing…

    1. Adara at | | Reply

      Well, she doesn’t have an on-your-face boobs..so even the exposing doesn’t look tacky or cheap, imo.

      1. ThaiExpat at | | Reply

        I agree with Adara. You don’t always have to cover up every inch of your skin to be classy. This kind of exposing is hardly voyuerisitic or cheap, its more sensual and and eclectic and it goes fabulously with the bohemian/ parisian vibe of the shoot.
        Besides the conservative, classy vibe is not the only route to go- there’s whimsical, risque and downright outrageous, all of which can work if the star has the right attitude and body language (and the audience isn’t too close-minded). At the end of the day, she *is*a drop-dead gorgeous movie star, not a grandmother!! There’s no reason why she should go for covered up looks all the time!!

        1. Shiva at | | Reply

          thats truly well said!
          i wish some ppl wud stop getting their sleeves all rolled up at any given opportunity.., and just take it easy!!
          if completely covering up is wat one’s luking for, i think sabya does a bedding and upholstery range and if someones blogging about them, and if the featured cot that gets draped by it has a name, those who wish can go worship and drool over it at the same time for being ‘modest and sophisticated’ :P LOL

  48. Adara at | | Reply

    Oh my. Oh my. Goregousness exemplified, Ash is. Love the first and the 3rd shot.

  49. Dits at | | Reply

    The Cover picture is nice, so are the clothes. Somehow the rest of the pictures don’t look that great

  50. Shiva at | | Reply

    i have to admit that being an ash fan since God knows how long, I have found myself effortfully liking a few of Ash’s looks off late..
    but this spread has jus made me fall in luv! She looks phenomenal.. Ash apart, THIS is what good styling and creativity looks like!

  51. Saffana at | | Reply

    I just can’t bring myself to like any of these pictures…Idk why.
    But at least its different than her other photoshoots!

  52. KT at | | Reply

    Whats with the peekaboo bra?

    1. ThaiExpat at | | Reply

      Well, it is an editorial. The whole point of a fashion editorial is that looks featured don’t have to be practical or play be any ‘rules’. The bra doesn’t look cheap or in-your-face, it just adds another quiet, dreamy layer to the bohemia they have going, dontcha think?

  53. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

    I love this shoot – each picture tells a story, and the styling is fantastic. And of course, Ash looks stunning!

  54. ThaiExpat at | | Reply

    I adore this cover, its so non-generic, and I love that it subscribes to a very global kind of bohemian-ness but still doesn’t lose its ethnic/ Indian identity. When will Indian designers/ stylists learn that they have a potential fashion gold mine on their hands? Fusing traditional Indian fabrics/ embroidery/ drapes with elements of the global catwalks that are ‘in’ right now is such a fast way to stand out. (Like Sabya and this spread proves)

    1. Adara at | | Reply

      You have a way with words and i am nodding all the way through your excellent comment. :)

      1. Shiva at | | Reply

        I completely agree!!
        Damn you ThaiExpat!!!! :P

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  55. Drake at | | Reply

    This woman is just WOW!

    Aishwarya = Awesome.

  56. Orchee at | | Reply

    The look kind of reminds me of Vidya’s in Paa (which makes sense as Sabya styled that too) THe LV kind of detracts from the clothes. But she looks stunning and love that she played with her hair a little.

  57. kasthuri at | | Reply

    In the 2nd picture she seems to be stirring some coffee. Its a wierd pose. As if she is squeezing her chest with her arms to create a cleavage.
    It reminds me a lot of Rani’s shoot in a bra and skirt. That was also Sabya’s clothes. So he probably likes seeing bras in magazines.

  58. mary at | | Reply

    in the first two photos she reminds me of Marion Cotillard from Inception. anyone else agree?

  59. Amber at | | Reply

    She is absolutely beautiful!! Stunning pics, love the styling, make-up, everything! The pic where she is sitting at the coffee table is to die for!!

  60. monika at | | Reply

    I love it!! So lovely ..except for the cleavage in the 2nd pic…….looks so forced!!

  61. anra at | | Reply

    mmmmmmmm brining a little bohemia to Paris. However, this editorial is not captivating as I thought it would be – she looks sincere but bored….perhaps it is time to leave the modelling to the younger generation eh?

    The world is just too saturated with Ms. Rai.. ..

    1. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

      That’s rather ageist. You might think the spread is boring or that she can’t pull it off, of course, but saying that modelling should be left to the “younger generation” is hardly constructive or open-minded. Cindy Crawford is rocking Vogue India’s cover, Helen Mirren still photographs like a dream, and Julianne Moore’s provocative Bulgari spread is ubiquitous. One might argue about the aesthetic success of a certain editorial or shoot, but age has nothing to do with it.

  62. rêve at | | Reply

    its a fantastic spread…. very well styled and very well captured.
    Ash looks beautiful but she is never edgy enough (as much i would like her to be)..its more like clothes are wearing her.
    trying hard to think who would have rocked this editorial.

  63. naiad at | | Reply

    sabyasachi couture looks like this???
    epic fail! clothes are bland and coming from sabya, a bigggg disappointment

  64. Stories at | | Reply

    Lovely boho collection yes, but isn’t Ash looking a tad too tired, and a lot fat in this? Even in Endhiran/Robot, she looks a bit old, a lot old actually. Aging is a great process but she doesn’t seem to be aging gracefully. And she is considered one of the most beautiful women.
    A bit disappointing, no?

  65. PN at | | Reply

    Never seen her styled this way before, gorgeous!!! She carries everything off so elegantly!

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