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  1. Kannu at | | Reply

    The shrug seems to be out of place… however love the saree, the color is so nice!!!

    1. kasthuri at | | Reply

      I agree.. Except for the shrug, i LOVE the look ! So classy and elegant and fashionable. Never thought a saree could give THIS look too, if u know what i mean.
      Kudos for choosing a saree.

  2. B at | | Reply

    this girl wows me every single time!

    1. sp at | | Reply

      i know right … man she just has a way with clothes!! As much of a mis-match as this may be – all i see i pure charm and classiness!!

      1. SULPHUR at | | Reply

        shes the audrey hepburn of modern india .. doubt-free

  3. HHC Fan at | | Reply

    I love the look! It doesn’t seem that busy to me. She looks stunning!

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      1. rhu at | | Reply

        agree :P
        i dunt knw if ppl are paid to praise her evrytime… huh…

  5. Janet at | | Reply

    What is she, 80 years old?

    And you guys really are biased when it comes to Sonam Kapoor. Or at least conscious about not offending her! Whatever happened to commitment to your art & speaking the truth no matter what?

    1. fishheady2k3 at | | Reply

      I second that.

      1. anu at | | Reply

        me too.. and since these guys r so biased, I ve started hating all her looks

      2. sara at | | Reply

        Very true!

      3. Kannu Priya at | | Reply

        wohh!!!! hooo women! U got an opinion.. state it! there is comment box at the bottom of the page.. :/

      4. dep at | | Reply

        Third taht

    2. naiad at | | Reply

      Arent you guys following this blog since a long time? Sonam has never EVER had an off appearance as per the HHC girls! That itself should say a lot about them!

      1. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

        Actually they’ve criticized or found fault with a number of her looks. For instance, they pointed out that her Rachel Zoe look was too monotone and that there were unsightly bumps at her hips in a Falguni and Shane dress. If you’re going to accuse someone of being biased, at least get your facts absolutely straight. Fashion and style are subjective. One person may lok at Tilda Swinton and see a hot alien mess and someone else might think of her as the empress of androgynous chic. This is not a news site. There is no onus on P&P to be “objective”. It’s a blog where they air their own opinions on celeb style. Don’t bash them for not sharing your own opinion. Instead of saying ” I hate this; how can you like this”” a more constructive discussion may be fostered by merely talking about why *you* dislike the look.

        1. zoey at | | Reply

          totally agree with you!! well said!

        2. crack at | | Reply

          Well said Sal(SS)…
          Fashion is amalgamation of our choices, attitude, prejudices, upbringing…Everybody has there own take on it…I do find PnP favoring Sonam sometimes, but then everyone has their favorites…many of us find Madhuri absolutely charming in most garish sarees…Mr. Bachhan’s fans will find him elegant even in head to toe red velvet…I like Deepika Padukone, so even if she is in tackiest of dress, i’ll still look for a silver lining by applauding her fab body…Some find Sabyasachi boring while he is really classy for others…If everybody liked the same things, we would be living in a world of uniforms…so lets just celebrate our differences and opinions…This world already has enough hate to deal with…without us throwing some more to HHC.

        3. HHC Fan at | | Reply

          Great post! I checked some other fashion blogs…most seem to love this look!

    3. Lola at | | Reply

      Rightly stated. This look is frumpy and more than a wee bit confusing.

    4. ana at | | Reply

      Thats ‘cos they are BFFs on twitter!

    5. C at | | Reply

      Sonam Kapoor either wows or takes such big risks and does something totally different from the rest. I would find that difficult to offend. I would say her choices are at the least ‘interesting’

    6. sp at | | Reply

      I donno … age has very little to do with it!!!

      I do agree that the shrug doesn’t quite gel optimally with the whole look! but c’mon HHC didnt say anything biased- she should get props for wearing a saree !!!

    7. Adara at | | Reply

      The bias with Sonam kapoor and that scary chopra lady is something all of us readers at HHC are used to. Nothing new. :)

  6. diptiN at | | Reply

    I do not care much for the sari blouse, however, this is clearly a look which stands out among a whole crowd of people wearing jeans. I think it is great that she is wearing an Indian designer and the shrug is so beautiful that it is worth just for the heck of it and for introducing the beautiful work done in India. Her hair, make up and jewelry are flawless. My guess is that she has worn this outfit to showcase the whole “Indian Look”

  7. Nisha B at | | Reply

    she looks ridiculous with that shrug on but i love her hairdo though..

  8. hmm at | | Reply

    her skin looks 10 shades lighter here..

  9. angl at | | Reply

    this look would be perfect if she hadn’t worn the shrug.

  10. ash at | | Reply

    What is it a costume party? :| She looks out of place considering the people in the background

  11. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

    I realize that this look might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but it is one of my favorites. It’s original, whimsical and glamorous, and Sonam looks like a princess.

  12. Anjali at | | Reply

    WOW!!!!!! She looks STUNNING!!!!!!

  13. Sara at | | Reply

    I agree. If this was anyone else, it would have been in the WTHeyyy section.

  14. madhu at | | Reply

    yeah.it’s too busy.minus the shrug would look great

  15. spyzelle at | | Reply

    she trying to pull a fan bing bing…but sorry sonam…

    1. JA at | | Reply

      Thought so too!! Her makeup is very Asian-inspired! I think it’s so refreshing and pretty.

    2. Varsha at | | Reply

      I second that.. With the shrug and everything! I think she looks stunning though!
      How often do we see a lady pair a saree with a shrug?

  16. suzy q at | | Reply

    the sari seems clumsily draped. and it ages her, the draping and the color. it would have been nice if she wore a natural weave, or something artsy like a graphic print satya paul sari, instead of this. it’s just entirely off. and what’s with the shrug? who wears shrugs anyway?

    neck up she looks nice. i’ll give her that.

  17. RS at | | Reply

    With a face like that, who cares what she wears? Stunning face.

    1. Takeitorleaveit at | | Reply

      Totally agree. She simply has the most beautiful face in Bollywood along with Aishwarya. Or else, Bollywood is all about girls with average/modified faces and sexy bodies. ;)

      1. mary at | | Reply

        in the second photo she totally reminds me of rekha in her prime. So beautiful.

  18. Pia at | | Reply

    she looked really very gorgeous. she looked like a royal. you really need a very strong sense of aesthetic to be able to like this look.

  19. mirrormirror at | | Reply

    i get where she is trying to go with this look but sorry it just doesn’t work. she looks like a victorian era bride. good attempt though…sari with a shrug…now that’s new…

    1. Tine at | | Reply

      YES it is new and that is what is so awesome about it! it gives the saree more elegance. it looks like a gown. it’s fabulous!

  20. naiad at | | Reply

    Commitment to ART? emm what ART???

  21. Orchee at | | Reply

    I think this was a very clever way of integrating Elie Saab into an Indian look. Sonam’s Masaba sari look from Cannes was the most appreciated so going with a sari was a great idea. The pink looks lovely on her (though the blush may be too strong)

    However, I do not like the exposed stomach. I know she’s in a transparent sari, but there are ways of wearing it to cover skin, and given the scenario (a day time fashion show in Paris!) I can only assume exposed midriffs in whatever way isn’t universally appreciated.

    1. RB at | | Reply

      Well, if you are going to comment on the nuances of fashion, then perhaps you should have a general idea of what is acceptable. A bare midriff on Hanneli (the blogger/model) was one of the most striking looks (yes, at a day time fashion show!) as per style.com too. Anyhow this is a fashion show, not the Davos summit.

  22. Lalitha at | | Reply

    I love the soft pink colour on her, suits her well! But that blouse….it’s gotta go. The lace shrug, in this case with this sari, is not working. At all.

  23. dn at | | Reply

    She looks timeless (and not matronly as some are suggesting). Hats off to her wearing a saree at such an event, although I don’t like the layering in the shrug. But still, a lovely sight.

  24. Sickofsonam at | | Reply

    Well, she looks like a grandma! The white frame purse, the pearl cocktail ring, high neck and long sleeves, it ages her. With good intentions to embrace tradition, elegance and refinement, she tries too hard, her style picks always seem contrived.

  25. anou at | | Reply

    i love the sari and blouse

  26. mesta at | | Reply

    Irrespective of how this look ages her or busy it looks she looks super stunning!!

  27. Tamanna at | | Reply

    She is always like trying too hard to be different n live up to the name fashionista…:c

  28. Jay at | | Reply

    I know shes tall blah blah but she needs to stop wearing those mojey with all her indian clothes. Buy some different style flats x

  29. Sudha at | | Reply

    When r P&P coming back from their holiday? i have to admit off late the posts have been a bit contrary to the original HHC style sense. Is it just me, or are others feeling it too?

  30. tina at | | Reply

    I “third” that…the shrug looks way OTT…She could have saved it for another time- we know she has it ALLLL! The sari and blouse are so beautiful by themselves :-)

  31. Puja s at | | Reply

    Don’t like the outfit…love the makeup though.Ans yes, the lace is kind of dated…

  32. NC at | | Reply

    Sari draping sucks. The colour is also a little grannyesque but she ungrannied it with the lipstick which is great.

  33. cluless at | | Reply

    The saree is very pretty and so is the Saab blouse. But not together, its a bit incongruous. Either she should should have picked something western if she wanted to tip her hat at Saab or she she should have gone all out Indian if she wanted to be patriotic. But this east meets west combo is not working for me.

  34. Meera at | | Reply

    It seems the only reason that she wore an Elie Saab shrug was to incorporate a piece of the designer whose show she was going to. She couldn’t go to an Elie Saab show without an Elie Saab piece!

    I agree it is to busy.

    Also, P&P, didn’t Ash wear this shrug to that French polo event (for Longines) last year before her pregnancy announcement?

    Can you confirm?

  35. Hasina at | | Reply

    she really has lots of money, wears the best clothes and probaby has the best stylist .

  36. fromchi-town at | | Reply

    The sari without the shrug might have worked. But with the shrug its a complete no-no. Its like just because she was at the Elie Saab runway – she had to wear a piece. It doesnt work with the look at all.

  37. Srilalitha at | | Reply

    That shrug seems to be an idea picked from the 80s movies and a nice idea for sure….BUT, blouse + shrug is too much on the eye and her makeup is so heavy!!! the color of the saree is beautiful…

  38. Sonal at | | Reply

    beautiful! love! the shrug is unnecessary.

  39. tinker_bell at | | Reply

    I am not a fan of Sonam at all.. but am with P&P here.. major props for trying something new. The colour is awesome on her and am intrigued.

  40. RC at | | Reply

    You guys are so biased when it comes to her! The shrug does not work with the saree at all!!

    1. green chilli at | | Reply

      That’s what they said lol

      1. RC at | | Reply

        If it doesnt work, then why all this positivity for her?!?!

        1. green chilli at | | Reply

          The only positive thing said by P&P was giving Sonam props for wearing a sari at this event. Whether the shrug works with the sari is irrelevant in giving this props. And, since you mention it, sometimes even when a look doesn’t work, there are positive points to it as well. Things, especially in such subjective and artistic arenas as fashion, are not simply black or white. Respect your opinion, and even I think the shrug is not working, but one can state one’s own personal opinion without pointing fingers of favouritism or questioning another’s opinion :)

    2. Tine at | | Reply


  41. rina at | | Reply

    Makeup and hair is stunning but she is dressed too old for her age! Why didnt she wear a fabulous ellie saab outfit?

  42. AJ at | | Reply

    reminds me of a heroine from the black and white era….sooo glamorous! love!

  43. ABC at | | Reply

    How did you guys miss Prateik Babbar? Awaiting the tag his velvet coat will land him in.

  44. rene at | | Reply

    wear ALL the stuff in my closet!

    1. just me at | | Reply

      Lol that was my first reaction too!

  45. RUCHii at | | Reply

    liking the whole look..neck up she looks P.E.R.F.E.C.T
    The sari looks elegant..and though the shrug makes the look seem busy..but makes it so much more interesting !!

  46. merrykissmahass at | | Reply

    absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the make-up! neck up, she looks perfect. Neck down, is a whole different story. In an effort to look elegant and sophisticated, she ends up looking much older than her age. The look is different, yes, but too cluttered to be flawless. What a pity! :(

  47. nimbupaani at | | Reply

    She looks cute…in a ‘girl trying to play dress-up’ sort of way :p

    High neck blouse, big earrings, busy lace shrug with full length arms, loud make up…waaaay too much!!

  48. Honey at | | Reply

    Vintage-ey. Lovely. The shrug would’ve been nicer if it had been only cloth rather than cloth and lace. A tad overwhelming.

    1. Honey at | | Reply

      The shrug, I mean.

  49. slc at | | Reply

    The shrug does look odd with saree. But wow she looks so cute otherwise.

  50. Avi at | | Reply

    shrug and saree dont match or contrast .. absolutely whtheyyy combination …

  51. Vanaja at | | Reply

    Looking lovely and stunning. May be on others, the shrug would have looked too busy but I think she carried it well. How does she get the ideas? She hardly repeats her look.

  52. devika at | | Reply

    Neck up missy looks good, but damn that is a badly draped saree!

  53. LoveSuhana at | | Reply

    I adore this look! Head to toe!

  54. Adara at | | Reply

    Saris with shrugs and sweaters are what most desi aunties or dadimas who are visiting US sport!

  55. crack at | | Reply

    Agreed…thumbs up for wearing saree there. But this this shrug looks so out of place…like an entry pass to enter Elie Saab show…just kidding…
    This appearence, or her last at races, great choice of saree…but she’s let down by her poor draping…her pallu and navel folds look so untidy…for me it just bring the whole look down

  56. Food poisoned attorney at | | Reply

    I love it. I think she looks great, definitely the way to be noticed at this event. The shrug questionable yes but she is pulling it off. Go Sonam!!!

  57. Ab. at | | Reply

    MAJOR thumbs up to this look! AND MAJOR THUMBS DOWN to jealous haters. Anyway, I can just say that Sonam Kapoor looked reallllly gorgeous. She looked classy, beautiful, amazingly elegant and very stylish. The sari is beyond beautiful, her hair, make up, jewelry, everything was simply perfect. She looked scintillatingly stunning. THERE IS NO DENYING THAT. P&P just keep doing what you do best, and dont let all this unnecessary hate affect you, your thoughts or your opinions. If you like something, you like it. If you dont, then well. you dont. You’re not answerable to any hater. This is YOUR blog, and you can operate it the way YOU want. ONCE AGAIN, I LOVED IT. Sonam looked beyond gorgeous.

    1. naiad at | | Reply

      You dont have to be jealous of something to have an opinion about it darling!

  58. Nidhi at | | Reply

    Love the look totally. She is pulling off the shrug so well. I totally adore her sense of style. And honestly I dont find the look crowded. Love it !

  59. mumbaimartini at | | Reply

    Try this: in the photos above, hide her face and look at the dress. It will reveal its true self: granny disaster. Sonam’s face is what is saving the dress, and this being a fashion site, one would think we could look past the face and focus on the sari-shrug monstrosity.

  60. Jay at | | Reply

    We’ll she got attention-the woman beside her is checking her out instead of the runway!! Let’s face it… I’ve been to Alist designer shows and this is just a bit over the top…unless the designer has okayed it! In this case its probably a yes!

  61. DS at | | Reply

    I love the whole look, the make up looks great.

  62. HHC Fan at | | Reply

    Response to a few comments:
    She has the best stylist- her stylist is Tanya Ghavri who styles Kareena & Asin these days.
    She has lots of money- so does SRK! They are stars they all have money!
    She tries too hard to live up to the fashionista tag- should she not? When she wears something safe, I have read comments like “she is a fashion icon she can do better” or something along those lines.
    Looking like granny- I don’t see the big deal with trying to look elegant and sophisticated and hence a bit aged! Sonam usually looks very young so she tries to age up a little…nothing wrong with that!
    Again fashion is subjective so you can like this look or not but these comments seem more “attacking” rather than “critiquing”!

    1. Leena at | | Reply

      Aha! That explains why Kareena and Asin are making near ditto appearances..

      Was anyone else immediately reminded on Asin’s Star Awards appearance when they saw Kareena at Apsara??! The white gown, red lips, sideswept hair..

  63. jadoredior at | | Reply

    whenever i see this picture..i get goose bumps! S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G

  64. apeksha at | | Reply

    Whats with the shrug??? Thats something my grandma would wear ..lol.. The halter neck crochet blouse was just good enough. She just went overboard

  65. trying too hard at | | Reply

    WoW just look at the no of comments – this must be one of the most debated look on this site!!!

    1. Jay at | | Reply

      The most since Aishwarya rai… some of her previous enteries have had like 200 comments!

  66. Ri at | | Reply

    P&P u shud have a poll to check how many people think u r biased n how many think u r not. That will say it all. If somebody else had worn this, u would’ve been like “has potential, can do better”

  67. SHAB at | | Reply

    Oh that shrug is a creation! why did Sonam use it over that beautiful blouse which is highlighting her face so well . Sonam, please pair that shrug with something else soon.

  68. Kiwi at | | Reply

    Love, Love, Love it. J’adore. So classy and refined. Pl ignore all silly comments on favg Sonam, Frankl she is the ONLY movie star with any style.

  69. dee at | | Reply

    93 comments? Ms. Kapoor has arrived

  70. Ishani at | | Reply

    isnt dis very very very similar to tarun tahiliani’s red saree?? hasnt ne1 noticed??

    1. pearl at | | Reply

      Yes it is a rip off…

  71. Smitha at | | Reply

    Simply divine!

  72. arpitha d at | | Reply

    dont like the saree or the way it is tied.
    but like her makeup & earrings.

  73. LULU at | | Reply

    103 comments and still counting..Wow! Sonam sure moves & shakes the Bollywood fashion world and it’s critics

  74. HHC Fan at | | Reply

    Sonam has been shaking it for a long time. Search Cannes & IIFA looks.

  75. just me at | | Reply

    Woo hoo adding to the list of comments here! I doubt it’s Sonam alone bringing us here but also this notion of bias/favoritism. For me Sonam is usually more of a try hard who seems to go by the adage “is designer hence good”; but when she does get it right she knocks it out of the park. This look – not so much. Very crowded and like she wanted to show all the pieces at one time, whether they went together or not.
    As for the favoritism towards certain stars especially Sonam – I started commenting here very recently and soon picked up on that! I also feel since it’s a blog it’s really up to the writers to have their personal favorites. But one thing – and please this is well intentioned criticism – if tomorrow you want this blog to become even bigger and influential you will need to be acknowledged as fashion critics who are objective to the point of being clinical. Else at best it remains a very popular blog – which is so definitely already is.

  76. pearl at | | Reply

    Its so so so sad to see Sonam Kapoor in a TT rip off by some low grade designer on an Ellle Saab show.

    A sincere request to the ‘The Stylist” Sonam Kapoor, she’s a fashion icon
    please, please do not make her wear rip offs.
    Sick sick.

    A Sonam Kapoor and Tarun Tahiliani fan..

  77. Anonymous at | | Reply

    Get rid of the shrug it ruined the look. Look at the way the woman next to her is looking at her!

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