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  1. sree at | | Reply

    loved this look on the ramp! but on kajol, something seems to be lacking.. the blouse doesn’t flatter kajol’s body type.

    1. Srilalitha at | | Reply

      Agree, the blouse is such a misfit and makes her look (from whatever can be seen) bulky at the bust…

    2. Adara at | | Reply


    3. lush.green.pastures at | | Reply

      spot-on about the blouse..big bold horizontal stripes on someone with Kajol’s frame ain’t flattering one bit..it’s fashion 101.

    4. Paroma at | | Reply

      Completely agree

  2. RS at | | Reply

    Sabya is on a mission to make our ladies look older than they are. This looks a tad matronly to me. The striped blouse is a nice change though.

  3. FashionMartyr at | | Reply

    Although this is a marginally better look than the flower in the hair black saree outing, that horizontal striped blouse is making her look W-I-D-E!!

  4. Anu at | | Reply

    I understand Sabya’s mission to bring grace and old-world demure-ness back in fashion….but seriously gracefull does not equal to fuddy-duddy or matronly!!! I admire how graceful (and NOT matron-like) Sridevi , Rani Mukherjee,Nandita Das or Mini Mathur look in a sari or a suit!

    1. kasthuri at | | Reply

      I think it only looks “fuddy-dddy” or matronly on Kajol. Looks ueber cool on the model.

  5. Shobha at | | Reply

    The saree and the blouse look hideous to me.

  6. idu at | | Reply

    The change isn’t always good… Stripes are disastrous!!!

  7. justcasually at | | Reply

    Not working.

  8. fashionvictim at | | Reply

    is that at shirt with the sari? not working

  9. venus at | | Reply

    The blouse is SOOOO BAD!! seriously!!! it doesnt work on Kajol at all. Almost all the designers favored by Bollywood actresses ( Sabya, MM, Abu-Sandeep) do not know how to dress the person according to their body type.If not the designer,atleast the stylist should take care of this!

  10. sukhmani at | | Reply

    the model looks like an elegant 50’s Maharani on a holiday in the French Riviera. Kajol looks like she wore her varsity team tee underneath then stitched 2 saris together because there wasn’t enough material. plus the satin and net are ‘film festival’, not ‘public policy discussion’. Our ladies are so petrified of appearing ‘desi’ that they’re willing to pay gazillions to look bad,rather than buying a simple handloom silk and looking good.

    1. zoyi at | | Reply

      Could not have sait it better! The last sentence is a sad and deplorable truth of mostl Indian celebrities.
      People only flock to buy designer wear – anything with a Sabya, MM etc tag goes – no matter how preposterous it looks. A regular Rs.2000 saree would have been so elegant and appropriate- and if someone wore it, people will ask – is it from mango or whatever?

    2. tina at | | Reply

      She’s wearing a sari so she’s obviously not scared of looking desi. She could have just worn a dress or a pants suit but she chose an Indian outfit.

      The problem is with these designers who are making clothes that only look good on skeletal 6 feet tall women. They are not translating well at all to normal bodies and that’s definitely a fault of the designer himself.

      Who on earth would look good wearing a horizontal striped sweater with yards of fabric wrapped on top of that?!

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  11. Adara at | | Reply

    Kajol need to wear blouses/clothes that suit her body type.That striped blouse and that sari looks hideous on her. Seems like she didn’t find anything to wear and she chose randomly out of the closet.

  12. Asha1 at | | Reply

    Not saying kajol is old but this is a young persons saree, what with the stripes, satin and net and all. Someone like sonam or dia mirza could carry this look. Dare i say kajol is a little wide for that blouse also?

  13. JUSTAGIRL at | | Reply

    This is a University…should her appearance not matched the location? Would have been nice if she wore something formal!

  14. Food Poisoned Attorney at | | Reply

    The stripes are not good for Kajol’s body type, making her arms look bulkier. But like the hair and make-up!

  15. PeachBellini at | | Reply

    ummm….while i like the idea of the outfit, i really do think it is inappropriate for the event. i think she should’ve gone with business casual for this event. the subject was serious, the forum was a very prestigious educational institution. somehow, her outfit is a tad partyish for the occassion.

  16. Sara at | | Reply

    I dont know if this striped blouse will look flattering on anyone…. Plus, only recently, I just read various magazine articles about how Kajol has become extremly fit and is now in great shape. This blouse gives the complete opposite effect. Sigh, why has Kajol become such a clothes horse..she does not “own” anything she wears. For all those commentors comparing her to Ash – atleast Ash has her personal style that she is truly comfortable with.

    1. Sweta at | | Reply

      Which commentors? :P

  17. Ishita at | | Reply

    Kajol has always been and is very comfortable with her body type. She has been in the industry for a very long time, with that being said I’m sure she knows what stripes do to a woman. Nevertheless, she went for it because WHO WOULD NOT GO FOR THE BEST PIECE IN THIS COLLECTION OF SABS? Kudos to her for not giving a hoot. #notasermonjustathought

  18. wtf? at | | Reply

    This is what I looked like when at 12 I sometimes tried out my mum’s chiffon sarees over the t-shirts I would normally wear. Hilarious then, hilarious now. But at least I did it behind closed doors.

  19. Bhoomi at | | Reply

    Love it !!!

  20. Deepa at | | Reply

    Kajol is beautiful, no doubt about that. But, she looks a bit older in this picture. Also, I see a few extra pounds slowly creeping up as well..

  21. Puneeta at | | Reply

    The blouse while eww on its own looks marginally decent on the skinny model, but looks really pathetic on Kajol.

    She looked much better in Suraj Hua Madhdam and MM’s same old clothes.

  22. slc at | | Reply

    Not feeling the striped t-shirt blouse at all. I like Sabya, but I am tired of seeing the same Sabya sarees over and over again on every bollywood star. HHC should have a “vote” feature.

  23. ak at | | Reply

    That blouse in and of itself is hideous (it is way too sporty to go with the satin and lace of the saree) – def. something more dainty or intricate would have brought the whole look together (that is, if you also ignore the fact that the saree looks like a lace skirt with a satin dupatta wrapped around it).

    More importantly, this blouse is all wrong for Kajol – she is rather well endowed on top, and given that, this blouse only would have worked if she had toothpicks for arms, or if she went sleeveless. Thankfully, the former is not the case. But it confounds me that Kajol is not thinking about what looks best on her, and also what looks best, period. Maybe she liked this outfit, but if that were me, I would have (maybe) kept the saree, but def. have thought twice about using that blouse, and certainly if that blouse, how to adjust it to make Kajol stand out. This did nothing for her. So sad to see people (actors, stylists, whoever they may be) just buy into a designer’s look without thinking about how they can make it their own.

    1. Ishita at | | Reply

      Kajol is very loyal to her designers! Just like the black Sabs number, she wanted to stay true to what Sabs presented on the runway with this piece.

  24. shwetha at | | Reply

    I think Sabya is out and final. he might as well call his collection 60 plus (or wannabe 60 plus) I cant stand his designs any more, he’s completely out of juice, and the juice he has left is 30 years too old.

    saree + pearls = classic
    saree + pearls + Tshirt = BS

  25. karishma at | | Reply

    i’m not that much fond of this sari, however i think it’s totally fine for people participating in conferences or functions at prestigious universities or institutions to wear saris. chanda kochchar wears saris every single day and she runs a bank. i don’t think kajol needed to wear business formals here. a sari has a formality and prestige of it’s own.

    1. eclat at | | Reply

      Yes… but a lace and satin confection, more suited to a cocktail gala and not a talk with uni students, is definitely not done.

  26. FG at | | Reply

    I like this look. It is fun and funky. I for one love the striped blouse+pearls and think it makes kajol look fresh. The model was staged perfectly! the sunglasses add the perfect touch :-)

    1. Ishita at | | Reply

      Someone understands fashion…finally! And trends!

      1. Nisha B at | | Reply

        But don’t you think it’s important not be a fashion victim as well Ishita? ;)

        1. Ishita at | | Reply

          We do have to keep in mind how photos can severely skew our perception. Her posture is very relaxed and this photo does not do justice, especially because the color is not true. Perhaps Priyanka and Payal can dig up another photo of her? Kajol has been in the industry long enough to know wrong from right. My take on it is if you were offered one of the most trendiest pieces off of a designer’s most recent collection, why not just take the risk and rock it? Btw, I’m not sure if you understand the meaning of “fashion victim”…but she definitely maintains her own style roots and just adds a little umph here and there. She styled Sabs’ piece meticulously from her makeup to hair to jewelry to shoes.

  27. myra at | | Reply

    I like it on the model and Kajol as well. not just a different combination of the saree and blouse but very nice as well. Not for everybody though. Deepika for one would look amazing in it and carry it off really well.

  28. Fergie at | | Reply

    Horrific! Who are these stylists? Do they not know what clothes go well in different settings? This monstrosity just makes her look clueless. Kajol, please take a leaf from Nandita Das and wear simple elegant clothes.

  29. OrangeJammies at | | Reply

    I love the runway look. Very European glam meets Indian royalty meets the dizzy 50s. But that tee/blouse is doing Kajol’s frame no favors.

  30. aloka at | | Reply

    Dont like the blouse on her one bit! Drawing attention towards her arm!

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