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  1. Anubha at | | Reply

    NOt basd at all. Just hoping that the clothes could be better . I mean more dramatic , flamboyant and gand. That wouldve been WOW ! A marine background with vintage/latest flamboyant gowns.

  2. pdaervo at | | Reply

    I like the fish…
    there more interesting, to be honest.

    1. Kish at | | Reply

      i agree- i am disappointed in this photoshoot- it seems like they could have just photoshopped her image in front of the aquarium. and plus the clothes and poses are BORING.

  3. Kiwi at | | Reply

    Wow! amazing-I love it:)

  4. Abby at | | Reply

    One of the best photoshoots I have ever come across….Brilliant composition…..Lisa is ageing bacwards…

    1. hira at | | Reply

      Umm this is not Lisa Ray,
      its Lisa Haydon, a model

      1. Indian Girl at | | Reply

        Thank you Hira ! I was like …Lisa who ? Which Lisa is this ?

        Love the shoot !

  5. Flower Power at | | Reply

    what a fabulous shoot! who’s the photographer here, P&P?

  6. Kirti at | | Reply

    She is gorgeous! Definitely a supermodel after a long time that India has seen!

  7. Shrewti at | | Reply

    these are absolutely stunning images…P&P who is the photographer?

  8. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

    I am so glad you covered this!!!

    The shoot is both refreshing and smouldering. Love, love, LOVE the hair + makeup. I especially like the shot of her in the Marchese gown.

    I’m sure that there are plenty of people who are going to be annoyingly over-critical though (as they usually are when it comes to criticizing a shoot in a Desi magazine)

    What really cracks me up is when people praise the US Vogue while deriding the Indian Vogue. I agree the Indian Vogue can be below par most times,but the American Vogue is hardly fabulous either (compared to a LOT of other editions of the Vogue).

    Given the amount of resources the American Vogue has and the kind of fashion scene that America has, the covers that the U.S vogue comes up with are a joke :no creativity whatsoever and almost all of it is RTW

    Its amusing the way some people assume its amazing just because its American

    1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

      P.S: I know that this isnt a Vogue spread, but its just something that Ive seen a lot on this site and I thought I would comment on it now

      1. Hana at | | Reply

        I think people scoff at Indian Vogue not in order to deride the natives, but because it just ain’t good.

        I don’t agree with your perception about desis going gaga over ‘phoren’ spreads that are just as sub-par as desi ones. Nuh-uh. Sorry. I know what you’re insinuating, I’m just not buying it.

        1. Hana at | | Reply

          And btw, I certainly don’t classify desi spreads as automatically sub-par and worthy of derision. Some are great, and some are crap. Yyyep.

          1. Chocolate Martini at |

            I am not saying that people scoff at the ‘natives’. Obviously a lot of these people are ‘natives’ themselves.

            And I am not saying that people automatically classify all desi spreads as sub-par either. I’m just saying that sometimes people are more lenient to a sub-par American spread than a sub-par Indian one simply because it is Indian.

            Ive noticed on this site often that people keep generalizing Indian stylists/ designers ( ex: All Indian deisgners plaigarize) and making very presumptous comments about how they know more about fashion that Indian designers/ socialites because they live in America or where ever else (ironic, because a lot of these designers have worked for International fashion houses and studied at International fashion schools before coming back home or a lot of socialites on this site either live abroad and are visiting home or used to live abroad)

            You dont have to ‘buy’ it because I am not trying to sell anything. This is my opinion and you are welcome to your own. I am not trying to make personal attacks, just pointing out a general trend that in my opinion, is quite prevalent on this site.

            Also this is just an observation, I might be mistaken or biased, Im just voicing my opinion and you are welcome to disbelieve it, I am not trying to impose anything on anybody.

          2. Chocolate Martini at |

            Plus, I am also not saying that everybody who disagrees with me or doesnt like the spread is unfairly biased, different people do have different tastes. I just meant that a few people on here are a little unfairly biased

          3. Chocolate Martini at |

            case in point: the righteous indignation and uproar against Indian designers plaigarizing on this and how everybody always notcies western ‘influences’ that Indian designers’ colections have.

            Yet, somehow, no one noticed that the Pink BCBG dress that Mallika Sherawat wore was paigaried even though the original was featured just a whil before than on HHC itself.

            Both cases of plaigarism are equally horrible

          4. Chocolate Martini at |

            Or even better, the post where Sir Alistair Rai had plaigarized Nandita Mahtani’s dress (with PnP clearly stating that Nandita’s collection came before Sir Alistair Rai) and yet so many people were unsure about who plaigaried whom just because Nandita Mahatani was an ‘Indian designer’ (again ironic because her brand has its base in London and has been covered pretty extensively in Brit fashion magazines) and S.A.R was ‘international’

      2. gaga at | | Reply

        CM i have to disagree with you.
        as a desi this is my take on it…99% of american vogue covers, like india’s, features actresses and most of them are just as bland. the latest one featuring jessica beil got a lot of flak.
        the inside spreads/photographs in the american vogue are, many times, uninspiring, boring and non creative…BUT they always showcase the clothes, which is missing from this particular shoot.
        however there are some layouts that are brilliant…so you give credit when and where it belongs.
        and the same holds true for indian vogue. some spreads are great while others are bad. no desi that i know (or on this site) go gaga over american vogue.

      3. hira at | | Reply

        Hi Chocolate Martini,
        This is just something I have noticed over the last month or so. Nothin personal.
        I just feel that you seem to be having issues on everything, whether its a look or a designer or a mag cover or a certain fashionista you like or a celebrity you dont, to a point where you go into a lengthy tirade on almost every HHC post everytime someone has posted something you do not agree to or has replied contradictorily.
        Just an observation of someone who reads HHC regularly. Maybe we should not be too serious over here as this is a fashion-blog, hardly gives amy importance to such issues.

        1. hira at | | Reply

          Sorry, I said it cos as a reader I find these to and fro opinion sharing on a subject someone has spiked up a little too serious for this blog.

          1. Chocolate Martini at |

            @ hira: point noted :-)

          2. MANGOgrl at |

            OMG Chocolate MArtini,, babe,, you’ve loads of time… lukky you

          3. amber at |

            OOOOOOMG!! how did i miss this thread?? more than 85% of people who commented here claimed to absolutely LOVE this spread, me included, although i didn’t comment separately. so where is this coming from girl??

        2. MANGOgrl at | | Reply

          HIRA… i agree with you commmmmmmpletely

        3. Varsha at | | Reply

          hira, completely agree . Most of other HHC readers have noticed as well (i remember Tongue in Chic, Sugar and others)and has clearly pointed out almost the exact same views to Chocolate Martini on earlier posts.:)

          1. SS at |

            Varsha …I was among the few who pointed that out to Chocolate Martini as well….even though a lot of times the point CM tries to make ..I agree with….but so many times when I go through the comments…(which is mostly fun…)I spot that lengthy tirade…and it p#@#es me off! :)

        4. akaa at | | Reply

          OMG Hira.. so totally agree with you!!

          1. lollipop pies at |

            @MANGOgrl: getting personal and insulting is very immature!
            @the rest: I am not going to pretend that I love Chocolate Martini’s long-winded comments and the arguments they inspire but this entire thread seems laughably childish and over-dramatic.
            I was so amused when I read it.
            First of all, this is PnP’s blog. They get to decide who comments and how. They have never mentioned anything against CM’s kind of posting in their policy/ FAQ section and neither have they moderated her (his?) comments. And that is all that matters. If CM’s comments annoy you, for god’s sake ignore them (like I do). The blog does not belong to any one of us and every one of us have the right to say what we want as long as PnP don’t disapprove.
            Chiding CM and trying to moderate his/her comments is just high-handed and childish.
            They are all related to the posts in some way and it’s completely within CM’s right to comment on the issues that he/she does (comment on). A lot of times its just feminist angst against the more chauvinistically inclined comments on this site. If this were an American fashion blog, comments like CM’s would be plentiful on posts where people talk about how slutty or revealingly a woman is dressed, why she can’t dress her age, dress more traditional blah blah blah.
            I agree that I don’t really understand the purpose or point of her comments on this particular post, but again it is related to the post and it is within her right to express her opinion.
            At the end of the day, it’s just lengthy comments on a blog, not some un-ignorable social injustice, so stop making such a fuss about it and grow up.
            I could at least understand if her comments were degrading or offensive but that is not the case, so I don’t see how this outburst is justified, at all.
            @PnP: I just discovered this and I’ve almost read throught the whole thing in two days! fab blog!

  9. nithya at | | Reply

    wao..lisa looks awesome….and sexy….every costume looks sexy sexy :) stuning :)

  10. Jen at | | Reply

    stunning pics.

  11. SV04 at | | Reply

    she’s looking fantabulous..love it!!

  12. Saba at | | Reply

    I come to this blog everyday (sometimes twice or thrice a day) but have never been so inclined to leave a reply.

    This shoot is something else. You can’t tell exactly when fashion becomes art but sometimes it just does. The neat & clean styling and the backdrop show that the simplest of inspirations are often the most beautiful.

    Also, Lisa demonstrates why we need to reduce the amount of actresses gracing our magazines and bring the focus back to models. Such a shoot would never be possible with an actress because the stylists and photographers would be too bogged down with creating a showcase for the actress and not the way it should be, i.e.: the other way around.

    1. gaga at | | Reply

      agree with your last comment on actresses!!!

    2. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

      agree, agree, agree

  13. dn at | | Reply

    Photos are stunning, as is the model and the clothes. Particularly love the Ranna Gill and the Cavalli pics. Marchesa one is dreamy as well.

  14. Wannabe at | | Reply

    Hey read a small write up on you guys in Deccan Chronicle Bangalore edition today :)

  15. gaga at | | Reply

    stunning pics, nice concept but some of the the clothes are lost among the fish :D…..looks like the photographers forgot his focal point.
    lisa looks gorgeous…what legs!!!

  16. HHC Fan at | | Reply

    Loveeeeeeeeeee the shoot! Gorgeous!

  17. kismet at | | Reply

    its an interesting shoot, but they haven’t done a very good job of selling the dresses, as you can hardly see them, they blend with the back groud too much.

    The model looks nice, but she looks very short for a model.

  18. elee at | | Reply

    I think with the concept of the shoot, anyone would have looked stunning- the backdrop and placing of the model is overwhelming and takes over the model’s personal contribution – like someone said its an art (in my opinion more with the stress on the scene than the model herself)

  19. KS at | | Reply

    I dont know what to think of this photoshoot. It is very pleasing to eyes, thanks to the color and fishes but overall the shoot is Average..very average.The same backdrop could have inspired amazing pictures.Model is gorgeous though!

    1. KS at | | Reply

      Also in the third pic the light(seems like inside the aquarium) creates a white spot at left. If the photographer couldnot avoid the light atleast he/she could have diiffused it better.

      1. KS at | | Reply

        On the second thought it could be that the diffused white was on purpose but then in that case, it isn’t done well!
        I wish i could see the issue.

  20. Vrunda at | | Reply

    I like the first photo in which she is wearing zebra printed skirt.i wish i had back like her

  21. Varsha at | | Reply

    Shoot is impressive. Love the Marchesa. Rana Gill number looks pretty tacky, so do the earrings but love her face in that one.

  22. SK at | | Reply

    love the styling of the marchese and rana gill (not the actual outfit) … the othe outfits fare a bit into the background…
    rana gill’s outfit is totally taking the limelight here…

  23. lolita at | | Reply

    Agree with KS. I thought the same too…nice clothes, lovely background and lovely model…but something is not working about the spread!!
    I guess its because I’ve been to such aquariums and so the location looks too common.
    I think they should have photoshopped the ceiling and the floor to make it look more dreamy and less…real…it almost looks like the visitors at the aquarium are watching in the sidelines….

  24. Anu C at | | Reply

    These are some great pictures, but if I were a designer, I would not want my clothes shot like this. The background, as lovely and dreamy as it is, takes the focus away from the clothes.

  25. oshoriri666 at | | Reply

    hmm…has the shoot been done at the London Aquarium?

  26. mohini at | | Reply

    Which LISA is she ? There are so many Lisas around. And there is so much make up and lack of lighting that its hard to tell …

    1. Payal (HHC) at | | Reply

      If you read the tags, it says ‘Lisa Haydon’.

  27. Rushil at | | Reply

    she defines the word perfectly : SEXY!

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