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  1. Soho at | | Reply

    Sorry, I don’t get what is so messy about Amala’s drape? Unless your nitpicking that little fold on the lower part…She was probably sitting before she came on stage… And if it is something else, she’s worn the saree in a fashion lot of women in the south would wear and looks beautiful and dignified, no boob show..be happy!

    1. ak at | | Reply

      i think the reference to semi-messy pleats = because they aren’t creased properly, so you can’t see any pleats individually. i honestly don’t see the problem – my mum is always complaining about what a pain it is to crease the pleats – depending on the fabric, it takes a little more effort sometimes, and i don’t begrudge amla for skipping that step.

      but i’ll take that any day over the way some other women (we all know who they are) wear their sarees in the name of modernity – almost to the point that you can barely call it a saree!

      btw, i LOVE amla’s saree – pink is a great colour for a self-design saree. that plus the design makes the saree both modern and traditional simultaneously. LOVE!

  2. Padma at | | Reply

    Gals, plz stop nitpicking. Maybe she didnt smoothen the pleats out before she got onto the stage…jeez! semi-messy it seems.

  3. Galadriel at | | Reply

    Why make her name sound like a gooseberry? It’s Am-a-la.

  4. kasthuri at | | Reply

    Such elegant draping on both and so happy about no boob show. Only wish they had their hair pulled back. Btw, Amala’s saree reminds me of Konkana’s saree in her first koffee with karan appearance. I need to get a saree in that colour.

  5. Desimom at | | Reply

    Wow!! My lucky night !! Such a sight for sore eyes!!
    How elegant do these 2 ladies look!!
    Love their sarees & their draping!!

  6. Srilalitha at | | Reply

    elegant … and yet how different they both look… loved amala – as always, she has great style and brings personality into whatever she wears!

  7. ash at | | Reply

    I agree with the above comments – whats the big deal if the pleats go a bit haywire? The whole beauty of the saree is that it moves with you, if you want to go with perfectly placed pleats air hostess style, then go with a stitched up saree, which I happen to hate. Both sarees look stunning.

  8. zoyi at | | Reply

    I don’t think PnP meant to nit-pick. Undoubtedly both these ladies look wonderful. But as casual and relaxed as the pallu on Amala is, the pleats could have been made a bit more structured – not to be fastidious, just adds to the beauty of the saree. My mom and aunts have worn only sarees all their adult life. While my mom is ultra-cavalier, just making sure it’s worn modestly, my aunt wears her everyday sarees and occasion wear sarees in the same carefully done, tasteful way – it may not be for everyone but it sure looks very beautiful

  9. Srilalitha at | | Reply

    Hey also loved Suhasini Maniratnam who was at the show to receive an award – in her white and gold… simple and elegant

  10. Malaika Nair at | | Reply

    The ladies look so elegant and divine. We need to send these pics to the bollywood babes who feel that saree is not complete without a boob show…..

    1. Sev at | | Reply

      Maybe its good that we have the trashy bollywood brigade of Kareenas and PCs to compare elegant women like Amala against-makes the latter seem even more luminous (as if that were possible!)…An Amala sighting on the blogosphere makes my day-always! :-)

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