In Punit Balana

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Wearing a Punit Balana pink sari featuring an embroidered blouse, Kajol attended Durga Puja festivities on Tuesday. I didn’t mind the necklace as much but the green bangles (possibly worn to match the potli) were quite jarring against the pink. You like?



Kajol



Kajol

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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  1. Even a visit to a pandal to meet your relatives on Saptami needs a stylist? Or is the term stylist used loosely to include even those who are basically sourcing free/ on loan designer stuff?

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    • I think that stylists also put together their personal wardrobes. They call paparazzi everywhere so maybe every quarter they sit down and prepare wardrobes for every occasion – Festivals, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings etc..
      Of course, this wasn’t the case always but with the growth of the paparazzi culture (aided and abetted by said celebrities) and personal Instagram accounts giving a peek into their daily lives , celebrities feel the need to look a perfect 10 everywhere.

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  2. I think the stacked green bangles was a good idea, but it needed a brighter, lighter green to create some vibrant, kitschy contrast. Also, the blouse could have used better fitting. The armhole isn’t cut too well, and hence is gaping a bit.

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  3. If i am not mistaken, the green bangles are traditional Maharashtrian glass bangles. They usually come in green and a deep maroon colour.

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  4. The greem bangles are very Maharashtrian. Plus they have this colours of Navaratri going and today is red. So at least to me this look is not so styled.

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      • Ah, didn’t know that. I learned something new. Sorry about my ignorant comment upthread about picking a different shade of green for the bangles. I thought it was just a style choice.

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    • We Bengali women love our sleeveless blouses even on pujas. It is not inappropriate at all. In fact, if you visit any pujo pandal, you will find most women, even grannies wearing sleeveless blouse with their heavy, woven sarees. Oh and you will also see many in noodle strap and backless blouses. It is perfectly acceptable.

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      • thank you!! I’m so tired of every pujo blouse being commented on.. I left Kolkata 15 years ago but even when I lived there, I remember sleeveless blouses being quite normal.. Even in school in the 90s, when i’d go to Bengali friend’s homes.. their moms and grandmoms would be in sleeveless blouses doing the arti..

        what is with the self appointed gatekeepers of pujo appropriateness?

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    • Why is there this Taliban level scrutiny about women’s blouses ? Its a festive occasion, she’s dressed nice. Let’s be gracious instead of being mohalle ki aunty’s.

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  5. Her pooja saree choices have always been gaudy :/ so many Indian traditional and contemporary weaves to choose from and she disappoints!

    Agree, I recollect seeing her wearing green glass bangles in earlier pooja pics also.

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  6. I like the look, seems relatable in terms of style, not the designer products. Her durga puja appearances don’t seem to be heavily styled. Her hairdo is pretty much like my hairdo during work from home these days, atleast from the last pic.

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  7. Her smile is the only likeable factor. These type of sarees were available in plenty even in regular stores. I was wondering if it would hurt these celebs if they wear traditional weaves? Like, the directors/producers would not offer them roles? Or their fans will desert? Plenty of weavers migrate to towns and cities in search of livelihood BECAUSE there are no buyers. I have seen cooperatives shut down, more so in the pandemic. Atleast once a year, the celebs could wear our beautiful weaves. Rant over.

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