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  1. Aarti Kothari at | | Reply

    Wow! I think she has never looked this good n chic!

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    2. myvoiceandyours at | | Reply

      + 100!
      C’mon guys- She looks bloody damn good. Its tough to nail Indian with a western flourish and she’s done it..Bravo!

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      2. kasthuri at | | Reply

        I agree. She looks fabulous ! I think the hair is perfect too.

    3. Ahot at | | Reply

      The colors really suit her. the hair is a bit of an issue (too severe & a tad bit matrony) but it´s a minor issue. Love the look too. :P

  2. Paddy at | | Reply

    Can someone plz tell me what monstrosity she is wearing on her feet?

  3. Archana B at | | Reply

    She makes it “more than” work. Agreed she hasn’t looked this good in a while! The color pops as a contrast to the saree and she looks sophisticatedly sexy. Vote up from my side. New saree+blouse inspiration!

  4. Amu at | | Reply

    I agree with P&P. The hair spoiled the look. I also hate the earrings with this severe hair…

  5. filmigirl at | | Reply

    wow there is no pleasing you guys is there? she looks fabulous. hair is a gripe yes. but she looks good.

  6. Senorita at | | Reply

    wow! i don’t think she’s looked better in an “experimental” saree look ever! the bold colours and the print are a great match — if one had been muted, the other would’ve dominated the look — and the hair balances it all perfectly. the long lines of the jacket actually slim her down and the saree too seems to drape well, instead of adding bulk to the figure like Kanjeevarams. Good idea to keep the jewellery subtle. PLUS she looks confident. This is a winner in my book.

  7. ash at | | Reply

    I think she looks good!
    And thats not a blouse its a Jacket! ts still cold in ths US. My mom wears her pullo like that and I think it makes one look slimmer this ways.

    1. Smita at | | Reply

      Chic esp keeping in mind the weather there. She looks good..the jacket (style and color on her) looks fab…i didn’t get the shoes though! From what I see, great!!

      1. Neharika at | | Reply

        Stunning is the word! She looks gorgeous.

  8. arpitha at | | Reply

    A shorter jacket with well defined structure would have looked more good.

  9. Bobby Paul at | | Reply

    Enough with the hatred. Personally Ithi nk she looks stunning n chic here. Experimenting while staying true to her style is definite thumbs up

    1. Tinker bell at | | Reply

      I agree. I think she looks fab. Loved the bold color, saree drape and don’t mind the longish jacket at all….
      Don’t mind the hair. Why do we rave about sonam’s one sided high-up bun and then diss hers?
      Go figure…

  10. Myla at | | Reply

    No logical explanation but I just get an Imelda Marcos vibe from this one.

    1. Gayatri at | | Reply

      It’s the hairstyle….. :-)

    2. A.dot.2.many at | | Reply

      No explanation for this too… I got Cruella Devill vibe :)

  11. Ritu at | | Reply

    Im happily stunned…..she looks pretty darn good to me!

  12. Adara at | | Reply

    Ha ha ha. It all looks so randomly put together plus she is a lady who cannot pull off quirky. This whole thing looks like a big joke.

  13. sree at | | Reply

    The long blouse totally killed this look. She would’ve looked wayy better with a shorter blouse for sure.

  14. Ahana at | | Reply

    Are you kidding me! I am not the biggest fan of her style but this is spot on for the location and the weather, NYC winter! Very refreshing indeed!

  15. shrewti at | | Reply

    I am loving her! This is quite chic for cold weather. I am wondering about the shoes though. Since its cold, I think booties instead of sports shoes (to me those are looking like running shoes) would’ve been cooler/ warmer/chic

  16. Fergie at | | Reply

    She looks sophisticated. Can’t agree that it doesn’t work ‘one bit’. That’s a bit too harsh and judgemental.

    1. whizbabe at | | Reply

      Exactly! I would have given this a big WOW!

  17. suzieq at | | Reply

    terrible !!!! its like she has no clue what to wear ??? unlike her acting skills which are super

  18. P Roy at | | Reply

    Works very well for me. I wouldn’t wear those earrings myself but they go well with her outfit.

  19. Nav at | | Reply

    It’s peculiar and I loove it on her!

  20. Madame Maddie at | | Reply

    She invokes a 60’s vibe and looks so classy.

  21. Srilalitha at | | Reply

    She looks great!!! everything about her works – given the place and the event! This looks make her look taller and leaner

  22. Praneeta at | | Reply

    I am actually liking this look. Yeah yeah the hair is too much. But the sari and that jacket! Wow!

  23. neha at | | Reply

    I think she looks pretty good…..quite well put together……

  24. Mm at | | Reply

    Actually love her look! Think she makes it work, Vidya really looks classy this time.

  25. Puneeta at | | Reply

    She looks gorgeous- from top to bottom.

  26. Savita at | | Reply

    Her saree doesn’t seem saree at all but still it looks good on her. Jacket and saree combination is looking amazing.

  27. Rinali at | | Reply

    Quirky?! Experimental?! More like mental! NY cold or otherwise, no denying that she lets her stylist do the thinking. I mean she looks like those Bangkok traditional dancer portraits. Who does that hair with that coat and sari? I prefer her boring yet pretty days than whatever she is trying these days.

  28. Megha at | | Reply

    Not a fan of the hair (though an up do was the right choice with the jacket) or shoes (thankfully they are covered)
    But apart from they this is fabulous!
    I love that sari and then fun sophistication of the jacket
    This is one of her coolest looks to date
    I know fashion is subjective but I truly am surprised by the “doesn’t work one bit”
    While not perfect to me this works on many levels

  29. Amani at | | Reply

    I can see why some think she looks good – it’s eclectic and looks put together. I feel like this all ages her far too much though. It’s probably the hair.

  30. Prettiest_hands at | | Reply

    She looks awesome. If she dressed in traditional sari styles like Cannes she would have been critiqued and called too costumey… This is chic, elegant and modern. If it was Sonam you guys will be raving about this look!

    1. Neha at | | Reply

      Agreed. This would be appreciated lot more it sonam was wearing it. P&P, irrespective of her dressing sense, Vidya always manages to get a ton of comments on her post.

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  31. Malaise at | | Reply

    She looks wayyy better than she usually does. But that sari looks like one of those old-school blankets.

  32. Food Poisoned Attorney at | | Reply

    I don’t hate it or love it…its kinda of weird, she is not edgy enough to carry this off but neither does it look awful!

  33. Lola at | | Reply

    Would not change a thing about this look; she looks gorgeous.

  34. calista at | | Reply

    She looks like imelda Marcos here! The attempt was genuine but the look failed on several notches

  35. Phavini Kalra at | | Reply

    I completely disagree with you. She took a risk and she looks amazing. I am shocked she has actual style in her. I had already written her off completely in the fashion sense (though she is a fantastic actress) but I gotta give her props for this look!!

  36. from-chitown at | | Reply

    You know what – I like it . It is something different and flattering, though the orange jacket does look random. But the overall picture looks good.

  37. C at | | Reply

    She looks like a younger version on Khalida zia

  38. Dipika at | | Reply

    I think she’s looking really nice. refreshingly different inspite of the same old sari. would love to see her experimenting such as mini does with her saris

  39. Kishmish at | | Reply

    I think this look is spot on!

  40. skk at | | Reply

    wow! she looks superb. P&P – please start to appreciate the right things

  41. Nandita at | | Reply

    On the contrary, I am loving the styling and everything…so polished and chic…given the fact that she is short, yet the blouse is not looking overwhelming on her…nice look, i would say.

  42. sabaa at | | Reply

    I dont understand why some of you guys are correcting P&P. It is their blog and it is totally up to them what to write about anyone.
    If you are so badly Vidya-friendly then find another blog to visit or create your own.
    So much pity talking for Vidya!? My god!

  43. Sujoy at | | Reply

    Ooh Laa Laa.. She looks amazing! Only she could pull this off! The vivacious colour of the jacket is added a color to her personality.

  44. vintagegirl at | | Reply

    Satya Paul meets Vidya AND there is a shouty orange long jacket should be so so wrong. And yet it is so very right. Props all around.

  45. Sitya at | | Reply

    If she had worn a shorter blouse and had her hair down, people would have said “Wow she’s boring and needs to change things up”. Here’s her taking a plunge from the ordinary and I salute her for that – SHE LOOKS STUNNING. Bright colors like these work wonders on her. I love how she went with a subtle lip color. All together, this outfit is a thumbs up. Sorry but highheelconfidential got it wrong this time.

    1. Kishmish at | | Reply

      totally agree. i don’t see how softer hair could have possibly worked with this look!

  46. SB at | | Reply

    OMG! she looks fab!! everything about the look is so chic!! + 100 !!

  47. SA at | | Reply

    One word. Hideous.

  48. Amodini at | | Reply

    She does look better than she usually does, but this style ages her. I have B&W photos of my mom, in the 60s and 70s, with saris and sweaters like these.

  49. Rana at | | Reply

    I agree with other comments. She hasn’t looked this chic ever before. Love the hair and makeup and the sari with jacket works for her. Can’t fault this look one bit.

  50. Neharika at | | Reply

    Love the look on here! So chic.

  51. samir at | | Reply

    She is looking like Naomie Harris . Definitely a good look.

  52. dn at | | Reply

    She looks really good. Not the best hairdo, could have been a little less harsh. For the NY winter, the saree with jacket works.

  53. RM at | | Reply

    I think she looks great, hair and all! The long blouse is the only thing I would change, but I can even let that pass considering how nice she looks.

  54. td at | | Reply

    I think she looks nice…Given the cold. Plus this is the one of best she has looked considering her other experiments ! Lets give her some credit for trying!

  55. jyot at | | Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous. I have never been a fan of her style, but this look coming from her is spot on.
    P and P, you need to give credit when it is due.

    Had the poor lady worn her hair down, you would have recommended an updo, subtle hair do and you would have recommended a severe one. Breather, breather, give the world some breather..

    1. Anu at | | Reply

      +1 . Vidya looks lovely!

  56. D at | | Reply

    Completely disagree with you guys this time! She looks stunning. As is the outfit looks fabulous! Way to go Vidya! Finally venturing in different directions! Loves it!

  57. ysh87 at | | Reply

    I’m confused by this look. I love looking at this, the colors and print are fab, but the more I look , the more I get a Disney character/South Asian head of state vibe. Which may not be a bad thing.

  58. rs at | | Reply

    She looks well turned out and she also made an effort to change it up. I am afraid you are vetoed out this time, pnp.

  59. payal at | | Reply

    Ghastly. What has happened to this woman? She was so elegant in her traditional saris.

  60. Thapsi at | | Reply

    I’m a regular visitor on this page. And I have thought and said vidya balan has made sartorial choices often. But this was a thumbs up all the way for me. Having said that i feel tht ur criticism is very biased. U appear to like and forgive some choices on some celebs while terribly criticizing the same on others. That’s one put off for me. Also when u say not quite or bad I wud like to know wht u think works. Gives us an insight into ur fashion sense. Like wht u said bat amisha at the lfw. I thought the she looked good ( which is almost rare/never). White palazzos wud have looked like trying too hard. And cud easily end up on the other side of the red carpet.

  61. Sabita at | | Reply

    I love how she looks, it suits her,she looks good and confident and the updo while severe goes totally well with this look and esp Vidya’s face, it kind of highlights her features.

  62. rohini at | | Reply

    Thank God…I thought something is wrong with me because i loved the way she looked before i read what P&P had written…she looks pretty gorgeous to me

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