I love Aishwarya Rai, and I will defend her honor and her beauty all day, every day. But I will not defend her style. Like, if we’re just judging her from the neck up, Aishwarya will always be the winner. But every year, Cannes rolls around and Aishwarya gets paid to show up and look beautiful, and I often find myself questioning her style choices. I’m not saying she has to go full Barbie or anything, but I don’t understand why a woman with her coloring is so enamored with beigey-nudes. Here’s Aishwarya in Elie Saab. This beigey-pink-nude does nothing for her. And Elie Saab does some great work with bright colors! So why this? Also, I feel like her lipstick is a bit too dark.
Here is Aishwarya in Ali Younes Couture a few nights ago in Cannes… I don’t get it. At all. The nude-netting cape and the dress… I mean, it’s not BAD. It’s not “WTF?” It’s just not as pretty as it should be, in my opinion. And the turquoise eye makeup? I actually sort of like that, it reminds me of Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra.
Juliette Binoche in Armani Prive. Juliette is awesome, and I like the simplicity of this. I just wish she had done something else with her hair (she did a center part with a long-ass braid down the back).
Li Yuchun in Julien Fournié Couture. Even though I would never wear this and I don’t even like it that much, I admire that Li Yuchun went for a big, bold look.
Araya A. Hargate in Zuhair Murad Spring 2016 Couture. I actually love this. It’s perfect for Cannes, the fabric is interesting, and I sort of wish Aishwarya had worn this.
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