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  1. suchi at | | Reply

    that is a major plug for piakaghar. hope you got a sabya in return:)

    1. Sweta at | | Reply

      Good one ;)

  2. bins at | | Reply

    Wow!!! she needs to stick with this lip color :)

  3. akaa at | | Reply

    Love Love seeing Rani in saris!
    See, simplicity rocks sometimes!!

    1. kasthuri at | | Reply

      My thoughts exactly. She looks best in sarees. And she is rocking this bengali look with the big bindi and all. Wow !

      Nothing desingerish about the saree, but it looks awesome !

      1. mary at | | Reply

        I agree I’m sure you can get the same thing for 1/10th the price in one of the markets but Rani looks great. I have a feeling a bun would have taken this look to yet another level. But still no complaints.

  4. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

    She looks absolutely stunning. The saree is lovely, and her makeup is perfect. On a different note, I’d love to be in Kolkata during Durga Puja sometime’ the colors, the joyousness, the festivities – it must be amazing! :)

    1. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

      whoops – “sometime;” not “sometime”‘

  5. Saatchi at | | Reply

    Wow!! She’s so graceful, and exquisit! I love the simplicity of the sari :)

  6. Roni at | | Reply

    she does look lovely…but I have always thought that red bindis was just for married women.

  7. HHC Fan at | | Reply

    Rani looks absolutely gorgeous! She is in her element here! Stunning!

  8. Shilpa at | | Reply

    Hi P&P,

    Rani looks stunning! And so happy to hear you complimenting her style for once ;).

    I was wondering… could you do an educational post about what goes behind the styling of actresses? I’ve always wondered… do they hire stylists that work for them full time? Or is the stylist hired for the event and then dresses multiple actresses? Similarly- do they have full-time hair and makeup artists that coordinate with the stylists for each event or movie?

    I think a lot of your readers would love to get a behind-the-scenes idea of what’s going on, and I just don’t know who to ask other than you two pros!


    1. quirky at | | Reply

      ditto !! i’d like to know too :)

      1. BM at | | Reply

        Agree! That would be a fun post.

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  9. Imli at | | Reply

    Rani looks so beautiful. Love the glow on her skin.
    What about the Sabya admirers in UK?

    1. ash at | | Reply

      I know, wish I knew someplace in the U.k they sell Sabyasachis. He should have an online shopping website for those that don’t live in India – I know there would be a LOT of interest in that.

  10. Sweta at | | Reply

    OMG … how stunningly graceful does she look here. Clearly, her best appearance in recent times :). Superlike <3

  11. dn at | | Reply

    Beautiful, she looks her best in sarees.

  12. charan at | | Reply

    gorg! thanks for the link :)

    1. charan at | | Reply

      though i dont understand what is so designer about it, i like it…

      1. Aara at | | Reply

        Shes exquisite no doubt…But whats so designer about it?

  13. tania at | | Reply

    i love to see what rani wears every year to durga puja…she always look so elegant and bengali, and not like she’s trying to hard. bong power!!

    1. envy at | | Reply

      exactly….she remains true to her roots

  14. F at | | Reply

    I agree. great colors, well fitted, this suits her fine. Classy yet young and fresh..Her hair is slightly curled, showing an effort on that side. Simple makeup which looks fine…I would have advised a matching orange or cream color tee shirt below instead of the black one, thats all

    1. Rock~n~Rose at | | Reply

      you mean blouse :p

      1. F at | | Reply

        You are right…blouse :-) Thanks.

  15. uumema at | | Reply

    its a gorgeous simple and sexy saree…i would love to wear it, Rani is looking so fresh and young.i love the bindi and the lip color on her.

  16. Karishma at | | Reply

    Absolutely stunning. Also I wish the website was a little more transparent. I emailed them to know about the pricing of a certain saree and was asked to call back, it just seems like a hassle and a little shady (imo, for all I know they are an absolutely upstanding business). I wish they wouldn’t hesitate in putting the prices online or atleast letting people know via email!

    1. akaa at | | Reply

      TRue that!
      I checked out and it was quite irritating, the procedure to get to know the price of an item, .. all my excitement just fizzed out .

    2. suchi at | | Reply

      i agree. i think they dont put the prices to prevent a heart attack:)
      but yes they should email the prices. my sister bought a few from pia ganguly. the prices start at 700-800 for the most basic ones and go up to $25K!

      1. npm at | | Reply

        Aza in Bombay has beautiful cotton Sabya’s with gorgeous borders starting at Rs. 21,000. (About $445)

        1. Mash at | | Reply

          But you get cotton Sabyas from 14-15K… mine was one.
          The Sabyasachi store in Mumbai has a better collection.. & better service too..

          1. npm at |

            Oh, thanks for the tip – didn’t even register the store on my Bombay trip!

  17. bongbabe at | | Reply

    warmest puja greetings to PnP and all the readers from bengal! :)

    p.s. rani looks great at this puja event. bong power, indeed.

  18. Harsh at | | Reply

    honestly, that color red in the border hurts my eyes.. n it`s juss same as red carpet/floor.. so the color doesnt work for me

    1. Harsh at | | Reply

      though i love the bindi on her..

  19. Chandra at | | Reply

    For the first time this year Rani looks simply stunning!

  20. Mash at | | Reply

    Woohoo, I as a matter of fact have the EXACT SAME saree, but with a hot pink border instead of the red! Sigh! Just thinking of it makes me want to wear it..
    It drapes superbly, btw, & comes with a simple, but exquisite blouse :-)

    1. suchi at | | Reply

      would you mind sharing how much you paid for it? i agree his sarees are something when you actually wear them.

      1. Mash at | | Reply

        Suchi, I paid Rs. 14500 – that’s about US$300-325, I suppose.
        Bought it from the Bombay store; they can stitch your blouses at extra cost (which I totally recommend – they did a fab job!).

      2. Mash at | | Reply

        And it took me about 20 seconds to decide to buy this one. Instant love if there ever was one (vague memory of snatching it out of someone’s hands ;-))

  21. lolita at | | Reply

    She always looks stunning in Indian wear!

    Although its a different story in western wear….I cringed at her jeans and tee look on ‘Being Human’ ramp walk….agreed she is young and can wear anything, but her body type is best suited for Indian wear!

  22. shilpi at | | Reply

    and this post should read “whats not to love” def nt tht other one …more power to rani she does look like a queen here

  23. jen at | | Reply

    Agree with Shilpa, would love to know wat goes behind the styling of actresses. :) Rani looks fab! So fresh!

  24. Mahashakti at | | Reply

    Rani looks stunning!
    Are there any pictures of Vidya Balan at ballygunge durgotsav which she attended recently. Sure to see another Sabya! Will be interesting to see both these ladies side by side dressed for a Durga puja.

  25. Hema at | | Reply

    Very beautiful…the Rani we admire.

  26. shyba at | | Reply

    Rani,Vidya….Lucky girls to have all these beautiful Sabya creations…Inshaallah oneday I will buy…

  27. Ego at | | Reply

    Thats one hell of a gorgeous saree!

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