OUTLOOK Monday 09 October, 2017
Oh! Pretty Women

Now this is a reunion we have been waiting for. The ’90s was when supermodels became superwomen, and grew ever larger before our goggled eyes. A tribute to Versace brought a throwback: Carla Bruni, Claudia, Naomi, Cindy and Helena, reprising a golden age in glittering silver. And our times? Fancy Kendall Jenner? Really?

Just Dragging On

It’s late, and the two club-hopping friends just needed a smoke break. But, even in the Big Apple, a furtive lensman was keeping watch on the casual Ranbir and gorgeously gowned Mahira Khan. The usual social media baloney ens­ued. Next time, guys, just take a break in Tallinn.

And Your Purses?

Priyanka and Sofia Vergara, dressed in gold and less, have reasons to link arms and say che­ese. They are in a top-10 list of the highest paid actresses on US telly. For sceptics who only grudgingly accepted her crossover, glamour int­­act, hear this: she grabbed $10 million this year. 

Need The Glove, Sach?

With senior players, on every field that is, seizing the broom and sweeping with gusto, Sachin had to  grab hold of poor Arjun, some brooms and head off to Bandra. Some ‘anti-litter’ talk before the cameras, a few poses, and he had earned his accolade.

Selfie Hands

With that loping run-up, perfect yorkers, the ine­v­itable clutch of wic­kets and the highest ODI tally, what more is left for Jhu­lan Goswami to ask from goddess Durga? At a mar­que pujo in Calcutta, Jhu­lan sum­moned up her girlhood, about how, inst­ead of coveting a few new dresses, like her friends, all she wanted was bowling spikes. That’s why she’s a champion. 

More Flowers Please

A 1950s-’60s aesthetic? Movies like Girls! Girls! Girls! and South Pacific? We don’t know yet, but Taapsee Pannu in Judwaa 2 might have been subject to a splash of vintage swimwear for a reason. Mean­while, Taapsee is worried if this would go well with her ‘image’. Can anyone please put her mind to rest?

This Too Happened

The Kardashian family won’t stop getting bigger! After reports of Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy, it’s
confirmed that it is Khloe Kardashian who is expecting a child with Tristan Thompson. The 33-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and the 26-year-old basketball player began dating a year ago.

  • Acid attack survivors remind us of the primitive core within our cellphone-toting society. So, when five such women, half their faces veiled for a confident gait, walked at Agnimitra Paul’s show in Calcutta as show-stoppers, everyone clapped in heartfelt sympathy. The clothes, sadly, would hardly stop anyone in their tracks.
  • Rehabilitation after the dreadful floods is ano­ther matter, but there was no dearth of notable people making full-throated appeals for funds for Kerala. On tour in the US, A.R. Rahman act­ually dipped into his pockets, and came up with Rs 1 crore. And they cheered for him in Washington when he showed it.   
  • A bounteous twirl of silk made many a fashionista’s day at the Lakme Fashion Week. That would be Sushmita’s flamboyant ‘pantsari’. Yes, nothing sari about it, except a pleated  pallu hanging apologetically. Elsewhere, Hema Malini and daughter Esha par­aded  gorgeous Assamese silk saris. Later, at a backstage media interaction, mother and daughter were only interested in the latter’s film Cakewalk. Chided  for misusing the platform, they stormed off in anger. What happened to the saris, though?
  • Bollywood stars are common items at the annual India Day par­ade in New York, but genius West Indian batsmen aren’t. Kamalahaasan and co-act­r­ess Pooja Kumar were noted, but the man who brought things to a tricoloured boil was the original master-blaster, the inimitable Sir Viv.


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