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For its bridal issue, Vogue put a Manish Arora Couture clad Lisa Haydon on their cover. Lisa looked hawt; love the cover! Sure, some of you might ask how is this appropriate for a bridal issue?! Remember this is Vogue! And this makes-you-stop-in-your-tracks cover is the best we’ve seen from them in the recent times.

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LefT: Manish Arora Couture
Right: Lisa Haydon For Vogue, Nov 2014

42 COMMENTS

  1. The cover in itself is hot! Lisa looks amazing and the Manish Arora on her is fab. But it doesnt sell to me as a bridal issue. Call me a traditionalist but this is so not Indian bride-like.




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  2. Lisa sure does look hot but her pose reminds me of a praying mantis! Don’t mean to offend anyone but her legs were the first thing I noticed in this Cover!




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  3. Lisa has great legs. Not convinced this pose is the best way of showing them off though, especially with the dupatta flowing outwards from beneath. Very awkward!




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  4. It could have been a great cover on a stand alone basis but for that pose – as much as an expert she is at doing risque, not even Lisa Haydon looks good in that awkward-legs pose! And Vogue or not, there is nothing bridal about the cover!




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  5. I wish the same concept had been executed in a pose that did not give us a direct look at her bridal crotch! I’m all for not-the-norm stuff but her face here looks kinda dead and the first word that came up seeing her legs and that pose is “splayed” and there’s something so awkward about that word and that’s what I felt about the cover as well – comically splayed legs.




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  6. I have decided. This is the kind of bride I want to be.

    If it weirds out the so-called educated people on HHC, then how horrified would the mamis and paatis be! :D

    YAY! :D :D




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    • PS: I hope the negative commentators here realize that she is not an actual bride. She is just portraying the extravagant and luxurious “bridal” feel.

      As a creative writer and content strategist it pains me personally to see these reactions. This is why art becomes generic, and starts appealing to the lowest common denominator. ARGH. And then you lot have the gall to complain about HNY!




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      • Chill. Ever heard of Warhol? If he did not make the generic look artsy, not sure who else did.
        A good artist will cry over the dumbing down of art. A great artist will make the banal a masterpiece.
        Btw, the cover is okay. Nothing to crow about.




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      • Dude chill. This is not an art forum, this is a fashion blog that’s open to everybody. And if the comments from the “lowest common denominator” pain you personally, don’t read them. Me? I like to read all of the comments, including humblebrags like yours.




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      • A woman sitting with her legs splayed is modern? How very outdated. I find the so-called creative types who churn out such lazy ideas really tiring.
        If you wish to be modern, why should that depend on the shock-value? Why must it hinge on other people’s reaction to your clothes or lack of it? I have posed nude (no, really) for a shoot and it felt fantastic. My shedding of clothes and my inhibition was purely for myself and if at some point I want to share it with others then it would be with the intention of sharing my experience. May be I have just passed the point of deliberately looking to offend or shock others and taking perverse pleasure in it. Here’s a passing thought: No one really gives a hoot about you, except yourself.




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    • The Maamis & Paatis who fawn over Vidya Balan types must be the one getting the shockers. Not the ones who can rock a backless with kanchipuram & mallipoo come December season in Chennai. Maybe you should widen your spectrum & circle of maamis. LOL!




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  7. on a second thought is that (bridal issue) anything to do with Lisa? I mean the title of the article of her’s looks totally different…I know I could be completely wrong here :P ….anyhow she is haaawt




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  8. If this was a cover of the Kamasutra…sure why not? But bridal..no way. If cutting edge is being vulgar and tantalizing under the veil of ‘bridal’ ..yeah VOGUE gets it right.




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  9. She’s drawing focus to her crotch and below, so I guess it’s a bit vulgar. How come Vogue India doesn’t get the most obvious things?




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  10. ‘The sari gets sexy’
    I really do not believe it needs to get ‘sexier’ than it already has (& that’s even if less clothes can be translated as sexy).
    So long for nurturing & upholding one’s culture & traditions…




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  11. Is this really bridal no. Not even for a bride who is thinking of jumping in the pool right after the wedding. But does Lisa look hot.. Hell yes! But when does she not. The only other person who can pull this look is kangana or dp I think




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  12. Striking cover! And to all those that say this is not appropriate bridal wear – remember this an editorial – liberties are allowed, warranted, heck even necessary. Worn with an ornate lengha, any bride would give up an arm and a leg to wear this outfit!

    Bravo! this cover will CATCH/GRIP my eyes on a magazine stand. From Vogue’s perspective, that’s mission accomplished!




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  13. Sorry, this is not edgy or provocative. At first glance, her pose makes her look like a giant scary insect, which is a shame considering how gorgeous her face and makeup is and her toned legs




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  14. The cover is cringeworthy – and that is probably the effect they were going for. And people who classify this as ‘non generic art’ are welcome to have opinions, but please stop putting yourselves on pedestals and dismissing everyone else’s.




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  15. This is such a welcome departure from the convention. And I don’t think it’s vulgar at all. As a society we’ve been conditioned to think in such a rigid manner that the mind can’t rise above stereotyping certain ‘poses’ and ‘gestures’. Elevate beyond these gross generalizations and you’ll see the art and beauty in this cover. In this case, only the gaze can be perverse..the pose is striking and the styling is magnificent and yes HAWT! She’s working it and vogue is killing it :)




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  16. the model is hot… the clothes are intricate…. but this photo is extremely awkward… it looks as though she is on an invisible potty and covering up her lady bits with bridal sari… very awkward/classless. I get trying extreme poses for artistic expression… but at least make it appealing…. if she had made a more pouty face with this pose, it would surely look like she is straining for a BM… terrible…




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