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  1. I rather love it, actually. They played up her retro sex appeal while updating her style, without resorting to gimmicks. She looks fantastic.




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  2. oh dear. such a beautiful lady and THIS is what they could do with her? she looks like an unhappy ghost. probably anticipating the photoshopping that awaited her inevitably.




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    • I agree! her face is heavily so airbrushed i didn’t even recognise here. If her body was visible in the pic, they would have photoshopped her into a size 0.




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  3. Vidya looks fab! She owns her full figure and that’s something in today’s age! And to grace Vogue’s cover! But… the gold trench is just tacky.




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  4. so just wondering… and this is completely an honest enquiry i want to make of this website.

    how come not one mention/line/symbol for the rape ‘victim’ – hate that word, but cant think of any other.

    i mean fair enough, this is a fashion website not a newspaper, but payal and priyanka, youre largely addressing women, and it would have been nice to make some show of solidarity. im very disappointed that this website pretends like it is not part of the rest of the society.




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      • wow. that answer isn’t satisfactory… do you have the same amount of followers on twitter that you do on your blog? I most certainly am not on twitter, therefore did not see your statement. i agree with the others commenting that a statement from you to would be appropriate.




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        • Enne,
          Personally, we abhor the fact that this incident took place. Not just this, but generally, crime against children and women. This year has been shameful in that respect. Taliban trying to murder a young Malala just because she wants to learn or beheading a newly wed woman for refusing to become a prostitute. Killing kids at a school.

          A statement should be heartfelt and not just because everyone is doing it. And what we felt, we said it immediately ( in this case, on Twitter). Just because you didn’t see it, doesn’t mean we felt any less emotion regarding the matter.

          Hope that clarifies it.




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          • Hear hear PnP! I am kind of sick and tired of everyone jumping on the bandwagon of ‘making statements and showing solidarity’, without a friggun clue about the reality or their own contribution to it. If instead we could take this time to introspect to see how we ourselves are building a society that patronises women’s appearances and subjugates their bodies. Personally I am going to take this opportunity to appreciate the fact that you have never used vulgar, cheap, demeaning and objectifying language in regards to any of the women represented on this website (perhaps the reason I am a recurring visitor) and maybe the readers of this blog can take a page out of PnP’s books and learn how to talk about our own women (I still reel in shock at how b*$#%^ women can get in such forums) in a way that is not demeaning.




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          • payal, im dissappointed at your response.. what do you mean ‘a statement should be heartfelt and not because everyone is doing it’? but of course these incidents have invoked mostly heartfelt responses from people from all spheres. im on twitter, but i dont think i think of hhc as a twitter handle as much as a blog. you guys should have said something here. one line of a main post, maybe even a day of non posts as a tribute, as opposed to a ‘comment’ reply. i notice even your twitter retweet was posted much after the incident. after another visitor made some snarky comments on a prievious post.

            i mean im a huge fan of this blog, dont get me wrong, but this space was uncomfortable to visit in the last few weeks because you guys just continued to go on and on about celebrities and their outfits without acknowledging the incident, and that too when they had all just happened. in the end, there’s fashion and a of course there are different spaces to articulate things, but we cannot completely dissassociate ourselves from what is happening around us. as the fortunate few that actually have the means and the liesure to critique fashion, we could maybe show some restraint, some sobriety, and make some acknowledgement of what has happened.

            i mean at a time when hotels are calling off celebrations and even google isnt doing a fancy new year doodle, your silence and indifference came off as hollow. sorry guys.




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          • To be honest, who are we to tell someone how to feel about something or how to react to it?! Whether or not these girls (or anyone for that matter) decide to make their views public on something is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS! Just because they didn’t post any comments about it on their blog, doesn’t mean they are ignoring it or that they didn’t feel the hurt the rest of the world did. How judgemental of you to even ask this question! While even I didn’t post about it on Facebook, didn’t share fake pictures of the victim on twitter, I still cried when i heard about the girl, My blood boiled just like it does everytime i hear or read about crimes against women and children anywhere in world. The fact of the matter is, while it is a damn good thing that so many people have come together and raised their voice against such heinous crimes, some of us fight against such crimes in our own little way. By raising our boys in a way that they respect the women, by raising our women in a way that they can protect themselves, by not putting up with abuse ourselves and by supporting family/friends if they happen to go through any such abuse. These small changes are what our society needs to make ALONG with more policing and stricter laws. While we’re protesting for the latter, who’s even thinking about the former? No amount of police patrols will help if we don’t make some very big changes in the society and it’s mindset.




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          • Your statement I trust was heartfelt. I’m not asking for ‘dikhawa.’ Or for you to do something everyone is doing. That’s why i even read this blog. Because it’s original. If you made your statement on twitter, it wouldn’t have hurt to post it here too. Agreed that last few weeks/months have been horrible due to a few disgusting people. It helps to know how you feel.
            I visit this space obsessively, and it helps to know that you are just as human as I am. I think the other readers would agree.




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    • Agreed! Fashion aside, some mention should have been made, especially since this blog reaches a wide audience. Other fashion blogs have gone above and beyond and even started petitions against the criminals.




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      • Just because “other fashion blogs have gone above and beyond and even started petitions against the criminals” doesn’t mean that HHC should follow suit.




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        • agree. they should do whatever they want, or nothing. but just making mention of it can only help. Even console a reader or two. makes it worth having a platform and a voice which PnP do have with this space…




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      • hi Shika, there are a lot of centralised efforts being taken. if you’d like to know more please look up Justice for Women India, on wordpress. they’re comprehensively tracking the efforts at a national level. with peace.




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    • So, how about as women we change our mindsets right here? All these candle light vigils and ‘mentions’ wont change anything. Maybe Indian women need to f’ing change first.

      Right on this website, how many comments do you see about ‘oooh..yuck..all that boobage’, ‘she needs to cover herself’, ‘always showing her legs’, ‘always showing her body’, ‘oh so tacky’….etc etc etc..How about letting a person wear what she wants, when she wants… her body, her life…instead of bringing the backward ass Indian society mindset to fore.




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      • couldnt agree more. maybe my one grouse against this website too. i mean the whole concept of high fashion for that matter, is so freaking elitist and non inclusive. no matter what pretty language is used in this blog, it has on several occassions downright humiliated women. and all of us commentators are just like the men, sitting from behind our computers, watching the spectacle, waiting to say something smart sounding and horrid about women who seemingly have more power than us.




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        • anyone who craves attention opens themselves up to getting attention, sometimes ridicule, sometimes praise. there are tons of well-dressed people who don’t stop for photo-ops. this is a place to discuss aesthetics – so if someone’s particular appearance is jarringly ugly to me because their boobs are in my face why pretend it’s not because of that? i’d say covering or uncovering your boobs is a personal aesthetic choice, not a social diktat. some women i know insist on it, they feel unattractive w/out showing off cleavage. my POV is boobs don’t maketh the gal, i’d rather see a sexy smile. different strokes.




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      • Not sure of the others , i yucked at it since i don’t want a on your face boobs. I would think of the same even if men were dressed tacky like a la Sonu nigam (lol, i still cant get over those two pig tails he wore for some event). There is something tastefully done and then there is THIS!!!




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  5. Loved her Bazaar Cover more then this one. God the look is safe and boring isn’t fashion supposed to b more exciting and fresh.I lov Vidya in her Sabya looks this is so not her.




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  6. Whats with the Vogue covers these days? Only they can promote both women celebrating their curves and photo shopping these voluptuous women beyond recognition into food starved Saharan kids.




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  7. less said about Vogue India the better. it’s all good but there’s no imagination or effort put in. these beautiful Indian ladies are all air-brushed into looking ‘flawless’ & dressed in the most obvious lack luster choices, beautiful single pieces but just not adding up to much. i am not sure whether they get that curves are more than boobs. but they’re the only thing eye-catching on the cover.




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  8. I am not against cleavage… but this one is incongrouus and yikes..a bit too much…Does not go with her expression or the theme…Maybe she is still in Dirty Picture mode.




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