I am unable to put my finger on what’s bothering me about Aishwarya Rai’s red carpet appearance at the Cannes premier of Cleopatra yesterday. The teal one-shouldered gown from Gucci Première is gorgeous. So is the bright pink lippie that she sported in lieu of those horrid nude tones. Also, thankfully the hair is up and away from her shoulders, thereby not cluttering her neckline. Added bonus: Aishwarya has stayed away from the temptation for bling and kept all the accessories sleek, minimal and sophisticated.
Yet, there is still something that doesn’t feel quite right about this look. I don’t know what. Is it the unattractive side boob overhang? Or the mammoth arms? Or the stretched-too-tight Spanx panel across her hips? Or the love handles? Or the fierce updo that makes her look severe and almost androgynous? Or the prominent lines around her neck? All in all, not an epic fail but something is definitely niggling me every time I look at these images. Help? Any thoughts on what’s happening here?