Ash’s Outstanding Hattrick

No matter how much flak Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gets for her dress sense, one must admit that she’s getting better these days. Finally! Hallelujah! Also, when in the West, the actor makes the effort to blend in and not stand out in a golden sari and jewellery (like she used to once upon a time). Kudos! Here’s Ash at the Ascot horse races in England. Having lost oodles of weight post pregnancy, she’s back to looking gorgeous. A black and white dress, with a bow tie in front and a gigantic hat — she makes fashionable Indians proud. Following this pic are images of the most beautiful lady in the world wearing her various hats 😉

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Red on red: Tabu impresses at the Golden Globes 2013

Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made heads turn when she walked the Cannes 2012 red carpet, showing off her post delivery curves in an Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla Indian ensemble. The outfit met with mixed reviews – with most fashion critics harping on the fact that the beige and gold sari only highlighted Ash’s voluptuousness.
This time, however, the fashion duo seemed to have the approval of a majority of critics, as they dressed actor Tabu for the Golden Globes 2013. Yes — our darling Tabu dazzled on the red carpet in an equally inflaming red and gold sari. She was accompanied by Life of Pi director Ang Lee and the actor who played her son, Pi, in the movie, Suraj Sharma. Talking about the gorgeous sari, Abu-Sandeep said, “This mirror work jacket is a revival of our vintage work in mirror from 24 years ago. We teemed it with a sari in vermillion, the colour of India. She carried the ensemble and herself to perfection, the way she always does.” Jackpot, we say!  Image

Finally! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shows off her daughter Aaradhya to the world as she receives the award of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government

Aishwarya with daughter Aaradhya

A visibly emotional Aishwarya Rai Bachchan flaunted her daughter Aaradhya at a French event held in Mumbai to honour her. Finally! Here’s taking a good look at Baby B and Ash’s speech at the event which coincided with her birthday, November 1. Her family and friends were present to cheer for her:

Over to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan:
“Good evening and thank you to the French Ambassador Francois Richier, Eminent dignitaries, respected members of the media, my dear family and friends, ladies and gentlemen….
I must begin by sincerely thanking the French Government, for honouring me with this award of Knight of the Order of Arts and letters, the 2nd highest civilian award, for my humble contribution to the world of cinema over the years. To be conferred with this distinction is truly overwhelming. And given the fine company of distinguished Indian personalities from the fields of cinema, art, literature as well as those conferred with this honour internationally, this is treasured.

FRANCE has been quite the symbol of the celebration of ART and CULTURE globally…much like India…and immensely contributed to and influenced the ever-evolving world of cinema, theatre, literature, music, architecture and fashion. Mention PARIS and you witness this very celebration in its FULL GLORY and its magnetic romantic CHARM. Mention CANNES and you recognize one of the World’s most glamorous celebrated films festivals experienced
Ten years ago, I had the privilege of representing an Indian film for the 1st time here with DEVDAS being screened at the PALAIS at Cannes. And, what a memorable reception it was an Indian horse carriage,……….a standing ovation…overwhelming. To experience an Indian film being celebrated with such fanfare in France was immensely special. Personally speaking, it was thereon, that International media and the world of cinema recognized my work in Indian Cinema…and for this, I will always thank you sincerely, for the immense love and appreciation I received first from the people of
FRANCE, on a global platform. To be invited back again as jury member of this festival, a 1st for a member of the Indian Film Industry gave me much pride, at being given the responsibility of representing MY INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY, in France, internationally.

From thereon…. till date…. opportunities and experiences have been aplenty…. Each one memorable and cherished… occasions strengthening creative ties etween France and India and therein our beautiful countries…both so rich in ART, HERITAGE & CULTURE. I could go on and on, because of so many beautiful memories but I’ll end, by thanking the French Government once again for this overwhelming honour and your patience with me at conferring it. I also thank EVERY PROFESSIONAL (Directors, actors, technicians, crew and my personal staff) I’ve worked with throughout my career in this wonderful and glorious family of the Indian Film Industry. My ever-loving audience in India and the world over, for your unconditional love, acceptance, appreciation, prayers and blessings. Members of the media and critics for all your support and most importantly, and most precious my family, my father-in-law and mother-in-law for their blessing. Thank you PA for coming here today. It’s extremely important for me to dedicate today’s honour to the unconditional love, support, sacrifice and prayers/blessings of my mother, father and brother. And to the love of my life, my husband Abhishek and our Aaradhya.”

FAMILY TIES: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (in pink) flanked to her right by husband Abhishek Bachchan, and to her left by father Krishnaraj Rai, father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan, French official, mother Vrinda Rai and brother Aditya Rai

Here’s what Ash wore at her latest New York outing

Dying to see what Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore during her latest public appearance in New York? Here goes… she chose a black embroidered number from Gucci’s Fall Winter 2012 line. A little below the knee length outfit, the black dress tapers at the bottom and camouflages Ash’s chubby arms and waistline. We especially like the satin patch that breaks the monotony of the embroidery. Ash was in NYC to attend the Global Partnership Forum Women Leaders event on September 24. She will be flying with daughter Aaradhyaa to Chicago to be with hubby Abhishek Bachchan soon after.

The Gucci outfit on the ramp