It’s traditional over glitzy saris for Sharmila! (WIFW Diary)

April 8th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who barely goes wrong with her dressing style, says she would always choose a traditional sari over a sequinned, blingy six-yard wonder for its “elegance”.

“The kind of sari I choose to wear depends a lot on my mood. I like ethnic and traditional wear. So when I have to go out in the evenings, it is usually a silk sari, or a Kanjeevaram or Benarasi. I don’t like too much sequinned stuff,” Sharmila said on the sidelines of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) here Thursday.

The 64-year-old was here to walk the ramp for designer Joy Mitra.

“I used to wear chiffons and sequinned saris too…but now I am going off them. They are very glitzy, and I like more elegant stuff,” she added.

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Mosquito mania at fashion gala

The hoity-toity crowd is dressed to kill at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week (WIFW), but it is busy killing mosquitoes!

Never mind if the ladies picked their little black dress, a mini skirt, a pair of shorts or pants - a lot of people were spotted itching all over, thanks to the swarm of mosquitoes everywhere. The organisers, of course, did their bit by spraying mosquito repellent, but not much to avail.

“Uff! I am tired of the mosquitoes! It’s as if we have come here to clap in the air,” a designer was overheard telling a friend.

“I saw some guys spraying Hit or something near the stalls and show areas…but the venue is so huge…It would hardly help!” the friend remarked.

Girls, especially, have been complaining about the mosquitoes, because scratching isn’t “the” thing to do while attending one of India’s biggest fashion events.

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Age, weight, looks don’t matter!

Whether they are 25 or 50, thin or fat, short or tall - nothing matters, except fashion, to many ladies attending the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW).

Wearing off-shoulder and thigh-high dresses, these women are perhaps successfully doing what they set out for - turning heads! Albeit, for the wrong reasons.

On the second day of the five-day gala event, some drew attention for their fat bulging out of short dresses, while some grabbed eyeballs for too much cleavage. One lady, in a purple, off-shoulder number, tried too hard to impress, but failed miserably as soon as she turned back - her dress was tucked into her brassiere.

A stylist, who did not wish to be named, said: “It’s a perpetual problem with Delhiites - they can’t move around on the streets in broad daylight wearing these kinds of clothes. Yes, they do get a chance to wear dresses at social events and parties, but they won’t like to keep their stylish clothes away during something like fashion week! Who cares about the rest!”

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