In Papa Don’t Preach By Shubhika
Chrissy and John attended Priyanka and Nick’s Diwali party on Thursday where John was seen in a black bandhgala jacket and Chrissy in a lilac embellished sari by Papa Don’t Preach By Shubhika. Chrissy was seen wearing another sari-inspired creation by the label but am not sure if it was for another event the same day or a different day.
The couple looked cute in their outfit.
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
Photo Credit: Instagram
Seeing them wear indian is so lovely, don’t like either sarees but I really like the purple saree look, worn better than our own.
Bandhgala looks great on John… he looks fine
She does look blingy
Even Google doodle did not change yesterday, I am glad PC beez promoting Deepavali
She looks good in the purple saree but the one of the right looks all sorts of wrong. Maybe it’s just the way she is wearing it or posing but it doesn’t look good at all. I also hope there won’t be appropriation of maang tikkas now that Chrissy is wearing it before her millions of followers who are just itching to latch onto things as fads. I stand corrected if the maang tikka is not an inherently Indian cultural piece and I’m being unduly overprotective about it. Anyway what about pics from the hostess of the party??
Great that they sported Indian but the sarees are down right awful. And so hard on the eyes.
Phoren Soaperstar is the vibe I get.
Are these “designer” fabric and strings called “sarees”? What nonsense
She looks really over the top and tacky in both looks 🙁
I am waiting for Paddy
LOL…and I always look forward to your inputs 🙂
Nice that they wore Indian outfits but those saris are really, really ghastly.
In my possibly unpopular opinion, Indians abroad have terrible fashion choices when it comes to Indian wear which is shared by people they know e.g. Chrissy. This party too seems to have had a lot of tackstatic stuff e.g. Mindy Kaling’s. A few are aware of the myriad cultures of India as well as modern trends in the country but on the whole they seem to think gaudy, OTT colours and bling is “Indian”.
It’s like the wave of Indians who migrated in the 90s have never outgrown Hum Aapke Hain Koun:)
Spot on AM, I live in the boonies no India street or Indian clothes, but whenever I have visited LA or NJ or other places with a vibrant Indian market/street, the fashion in those stores is tackastic and unwearable
Even most online retailers like Utsav Fashion/Biba/ and such have hideous designs and colors and patterns, not one is outfit is good.
Yes Anita Dongre and MM have an online presence also, but they charge 50X for the same monstrosity
There is no affordable pretty Indian clothing available anywhere anymore
I know its a pain to get modern and chic desi clothes in US, I still remember when I visited a makeshift desi clothing store in FL. But sustainable upcoming desi brands like Okhai ship clothes to US at reasonable shipping. I think these small brands are much better than brands like Utsav and Biba. Fabindia quality is going downhill by each year which is sad.
Boom! A few generalisations here but the overall take is spot on. Sad thing is, cheap bling will become the identity of Indian clothes and culture, rather than its vast repertoire of handloom and handcraft, which could sure do with a lift.
These are exactly my thoughts. Even the Indian boutiques we see abroad are stuck in time. So this purple-didi-tera-dewar-diwana saree makes perfect sense to this logic. Most of the Indians abroad have no idea how fashion has changed in India. Even when it comes to everyday wear, I think the clothes culture is growing so differently. A change that I like.
Someone had mentioned this point on these pages long ago and I totally agree with them. MM ghastly-blingy outfits are still an ‘inspiration’ because that is what is marketed and commercialised and sensationalised to a large extent. Which is why, the other folks copy and the markets are also flooded with bollywood fashion. Bollywood is the biggest marketing platform. Someone like Sabyasachi who was relatively unknown could get that kind of attention through Bollywood. Might as well use that platform to promote better talent instead of costume designer turned fashion designer, MM.
Also, the second outfit makes no sense to me.
I agree . Most NRIs wear terrible Indian clothes . No offence to anyone . Maybe they are just out of touch . And these two sarees are really hideous
100% agreed. Well said.
Agree ,also NRI’s tend to follow Bollywood fashion blindly and just go for the Bollywood look mistaking it for Indian. On the contrary majority Indians living in India wear handlooms for festive and wedding type events ,and aren’t as much into blingy Bollywood fashion.
Jeez my eyes! I 1000% agree, this is exactly how they understand ‘indian’.. I live in USA and it hurts my eyes/heart to see the 90s migrated Indian cloth choices in events.. The only thing I always wonder is, how come so many of them don’t use their own sensibilities while choosing Indian clothes, did someone put a knife and said u have to choose the tackiest outfit ever..
cannot blame foreigners when most BW ladies opt for such tacky and horrendous clothes for the sake of being fashionable… there’s hardly any one from Btown who looks fashionable these., they copy one or the other …
NRI friends are stuck in the primary-colours-of-the-Sooraj-Barjatya universe when it comes to desiwear.
Just my additional two cents, having lived in the UK for over 15 years. There is clearly a difference between those of us who go back to India regularly, have families in India, friends and connections in general. I have never bought any Indian stuff from here – still rely on the ever dependable Nalli, Ritu, stuff from Hauz Khas and the like. On the contrary, MM and Sabya are huge here and just attend an Indian function here – it is an assault on the senses. How do you accuse your own of cultural appropriation, because honestly, that is what it feels like
Wow thank you everyone for the replies. I can’t reply to each individually but I hear you and found myself nodding in agreement while reading.
I live in India and see bling and Bollywood influenced fashion often. Bling looks little different here – maybe body language, drape, hair and makeup, part of the culture etc. And Bollywood is its own sweet bubble. May not be my cup of tea but can be fun and innovative. And it’s not the whole part of an Indian woman’s wardrobe. Unlike with Indians abroad who seem to have adopted it as national costume and are also advertising it as such.
Indians abroad do have constraints as some have pointed out. Climate, local culture, less time when visiting to sample all fashion, limited use of Indian clothes in daily life, no local tailor, lack of good stores in the US as mentioned etc. Even with frequent visits and best intentions it can be hard to get a good capsule wardrobe. But the same kind of mediocre Bwood fashion and big labels over and over again and worse making this “Indian fashion” for the world sucks. Maybe the post HAHK generation will do it differently!
So true! Looking by the number of comments in support of your statement it is a very popular opinion! Bollywood fashion equals Indian fashion in the US. But I do know enough desi folks in the US who stick to ethnic weaves and fabrics during the festive seasons and stay away from garish outfits. People would rather dress up their kids in good quality frocks/western wear for festivals instead of dressing them in those cheap monstrosities that you get in Artesia/Edison/etc.
Bang on! So many of my NRI friends do this when they come to India. It’s super cringe.
Are we supposed to gush over Hollywood celebs wearing tacky Indian clothes? Points for partaking Diwali celebrations but that’s where my appreciation ends.
I am not a fan of the first outfit but at least, that is a legit saree…the second one appears to be an exaggerated costume version of what they think Bollywood (ie Indian) dressing up is. Such an eye sore and definitely not a saree by any accounts
And the lady in the picture matched her face and body makeup along the hues of that wrapper she has on- her face and arms are shades of purple, pink, and shades in between.
On a diff note, platforms like HHC can actively feature famous people, not only Bolly follies, who actually wear beautiful clothes. HHC can support those who wear handloom, Indian weaves, the variety of sarees and outfits from all over India. I truly cannot understand a fashion blog only featuring ugly, monstrous clothing on a daily basis. 99% of the clothing featured here is trash. No one, not even PP will wear em, even if paid. Neither would the subscribers. So essentially the indiscriminate posting of poor clothing choice is to make fun the wearers ?
Haha.. agree with AM. These guys don’t know what they’re doing, but can’t blame them for trying! Nice to see them support an alien festival. John’s looking dapper in the bandhgala!
I have said this before and I will say it again, not sure if the moderators are going to post my comment. Looks like Kangana is banned although the blog is supposed to be for bollywood fashion and I am still assuming that she is a part of Bollywood. PnP politically don’t agree with D and G as well but still post D and G related stuff on their blog. Hence, I don’t see anything wrong uploading Kangana on these pages. It’s a fashion blog at the end of the day, not a political one, hopefully.
I have said this before…it seems like the blog is a promotional platform for KJo’s kitty party. Why else will you see mostly Malaika, Kareena, Alia, Nat P(in D and G no less!), and the entire nepo crowd introduced by him? This is no fashion blog, it’s been reduced to a celeb spotting site.
Chrissy trying hard to mingle into other cultures after she was, oh wait, she is cancelled. Am sorry this is a fashion blog but bullies dressing fa-sinably does not excite me.
in a world where cute means hideous, yes, she looks very very cute
I was born and raised in India till my 20s before moving to the USA. All the observations about general desi trends here are spot on. A few of my comments, in addition:
~Naina: “Phoren Soaperstar is the vibe I get.”. Naina, she might have a big social media following, but that is what her taste is considered here as well. Soaperstar. So her followers who sincerely copy her style have exactly that small a view of the world. And their style sense is tacky 😛
~”It’s like the wave of Indians who migrated in the 90s have never outgrown Hum Aapke Hain Koun:)”. AM, you are giving them too much credit. Do you remember the boxy lehenga cholis of the 80s with gigantic crystals? That is what most of the stores carry here. Yikes !!
~Stores in “Mini Indias” of NJ, LA, Houston carry hideous synthetic sarees made in-hold your breath- China!! My tears have nowhere to flow to :-((
~When something is mass made and sold in bulk, it is a supply and demand phenomenon. Because the majority of folks of South Asian descent (think 4th or 5th generation South Asians who have never even visited India, also the diaspora from the Caribbean islands, Fiji, Mauritius et al) here wear garish stuff, the stores carry them.
~Lastly, you have seen how the average Indian person’s version of a “Western gown” in India looks like a near-comical Barbie goes to a ball outfit? Flip it, and that is what the average NRI is *thinking* when they dress up here. They are channeling Madhuri Dixit goes to Filmfare 😀 😀
I didn’t know the stores in US were this bad!
Definitely definitely accurate in gown comparison. Add to that “party frocks” for kids in India. It’s not just a taste bypass, they all seem to belong to an incomprehensible universe of their own.