Kareena On Elle India: (Un)Covered

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It almost seems unfair to follow the previous (see here) post with this one but what can you do!

Kareena looks phenomenal on the Elle India May 2009 cover in the Spring 2009 Christian Dior dress that we have already seen on Kalyani and Asin (see here) and in a variation on Sonam (see here). (Wonder what Ms. Kareena would have said had she known that the dress wasn’t being used the first time… :P)

She also wears a D&G for the shoot which I think is spunky but not quite Kareena…

P.S. Thanks ‘divya’ for the image tip-off…


Left: Christian Dior, Spring 2009
Right: Kareena Kapoor on Elle India May 2009


Left: D&G, Spring 2009
Right: Kareena Kapoor in Elle India May 2009


Kareena Kapoor in Elle India May 2009

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  1. Kareena looks fantastic in the Dior outfit… every thing works for her in that pic. Love those bangles she is wearing. The D&G is interesting.. I remembered the D&G she was in for the cover of Vogue India.. that was a fab dress.

  2. Kareena is not my fav, never was. So I will restrain myself from saying anything about her, nothing at all.
    However, all the pictures of bollywood babes in western designer gowns/dresses/shoes etc, Sonam Kapoor is the one who looks ultra chic in all of them . She makes a statement, has different expressions in all her pictures and looks far superior than any western model. Deepika and other girls, though beautiful, (Kareena excluded from the beautiful list) are not model materials. They stand pretty and poised, no attitude at all.
    Sonam is a great model. Dior or LV or may be Givenchy or Gaultier should sign her as their main gal to model their stuff. Sonam is amazing.

  3. I like her cover, but that D&G shot is a really bad photograph. Her head looks like a child cut it out and pasted it on top of someone else’s body…not to mention that you lose her legs and half her body! The photo really does nothing for her or the dress, both of which I think is actually pretty fierce.

  4. she looks AMAAAAAAZING on the cover!
    absolutely fabulous
    …is it just me, or has Elle India been out and out reigning over all other Desi mags in terms of styling and photography?

  5. OMG why is sonam always being compared to the model/actress that’s featured in a magazine or on the cover? I’m getting pretty sick of it, I mean yeah Sonam is a good model, but she’s definitely not the end-all-be-all of india’s models

    I think Kareena looks fabulous, out of all the actresses in bollywood, she definitely has the most statuesque figure.

  6. Re:CocoNUT

    Sonam is compared to everyone , or lets put is this way, everyone is compared to Sonam because she really has emerged as the gold standard for everything chic (at least in Bollywood) Look at the pics of KK here. The cover is good, thanks to the photoshop, styling, camera angle and may be a bit of KK too. However, in the second picture where KK tries to be herself, its a disaster. She looks completely out of place. Sonam on the other hand, owns her looks, every look. There is not a single bad picture of her in any mag (at least when there is a stylist involved).

  7. wow she looks absolutely HOT here! Love the hair and smoldering make up in the cover snap. There is no comparison between Kareena and Sonam. Each of them has made their respective photo shoots look great. That said, it REALLY annoys me when Sonam is compared with professional models like Lakshmi Menon etc. Sonam might be great as a model, but comparing her with LM really is the limit. Anyway, I this photoshoot of Kareena and she can give Sonam a run for her money here in my very humble opinion lolz:P

  8. @coconut.. agree with you 200%
    no need to bring Sonam to every topic.. she might have style.. definatly not the ultimate chic,,
    soniya mehra is another chick with style.. but too bad she is not getting much exposure.. no one to push her career

  9. OK I hate getting into arguments on HHC, but I couldnt resist..
    Kareena is not trying ‘to be herself’ at all in the second pic!!! in fact, kareena is all about oozing sex appeal, attitude and elegance. On the contrary, that pic is all about fun and playfulness! kareena is not like that at all!
    And excuse me, but allllll of Sonam’s pics are photoshopped (and that huge list you gave) too! I LOVE Sonam, but undermining Kareena is unfair! – especially based on that criteria!

  10. Sonam is amazing but can we just leave her where she is? Why do we need to compare anyways? I LOVE Sonam really LOVE her…but let’s focus on Kareena here who looks great. @malini: Soniya and Sonam are good friends. The fashion bug probably rubs off of each other :P

  11. dude the cover is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really very fabulous…..and the other dress is alright but she works the one on the cover!!!!!!!!!!!!very CHIC

  12. I should get into this argument as well.
    This shoot is breath-takingly stunning & so is Sonam’s photoshoots too.

    Kareena is just in few mags everymonth while Sonam has several every month.

    Though since Kareena is already an A-list actress Sonam isnt, but soon she will be on the rise. Sonam is there on almost every magazine for her exposure to ppl and the industry for her to make it big in bollywood & for recognition. Though I think these actresses are on magazines to promote endorsements or their films. According to Sonam it was Dehli 6 she was promoting throughout the beginning of the year. & we had an overload of her giving us stunning appearances and shoots. But now Kareena has Kambakht Ishq, which she has to promote. Also there is Priyanka promoting her 2 films Kaminey and Whats Your Rashee !

    So I really dont understand why Sonam is brought to every post & very unfair.

  13. kareena looks great here.lovely cover- she can speak volumes with a look- its hot!!!! i think this is one of the better example sof photoshopping. and btw anyone know what bangles she is wearing?

  14. personally, i think the reason why people on HHC have started comparing sonam to every other person featured in a magazine is this:

    many of the people who frequently post their opinions on this site are of the mind that sonam’s shoots are fabulous. which is all well and good. but then there are those who think that while sonam is a style icon, she is not the only one in the industry with great style and shoots.

    the comparisons between sonam and other models/actresses stem from the need for some of us HHC regulars to prove our point to those who think that sonam is perfect and that there could be no one better.

    so i think that instead of getting annoyed that the comparison is being made, just acknowledge our opinion that sonam is not god (as pdaervo rightfully put it).

  15. I’m no fan of Kareena, but she knows how to ROCK photoshoots. She has stronger and more masculine features than other Indian celebrities, which works to her advantage in couture fashion spreads. Actually, when I first saw the cover photo, I thought she looked exactly like a model should look: striking, but not a detraction from the clothing. Sonam, although lovely and an adequate model, tends to have the opposite effects in her shoots: she is always the main focus, not the clothing. In that sense, I think Kareena epitomizes the true meaning of the word “model” more accurately.

    Either way, neither of these ladies is actually a bona fide model. Where’s the love for the women who actually model for a living?

  16. I LOVE the cover! I think this is one of the best covers I’ve seen lately, and quite possibly Kareena’s best…and since there seem to be so many comparisons flying around, I’d like to add that the previous cover of Cine Blitz with Priyanka Chopra is exactly the sort of thing to which this Elle cover is the perfect antidote! That is too posey annoying colors etc. and this is so spring/summer, fresh and lovely! LOVE IT!

  17. You know, I can never who in India is strictly an actress or model. Everyone’s got a side hustle! I feel like when I get my gush on, I try to stick to one reson, but the lines…so blurry they are…

    And to whoever said Kareena is statuesque, I would beg to differ…she’s about 5’5”, right? But high heels and good posture will always be your friend in the height department.

  18. Let’s not go around pretending Kareena is some fashionista because of one good photo. She looks good here because half her face is in shadow and the visible half had been attacked with make-up, lighting and photoshopping.

  19. The pics are amazing and KK looks abslutely fab.

    PS: Elite ought to get their grammar checked – “small holiday’????????? Holidays can be either long or short, not big or small

  20. SONAM KAPOOR is plain ugly with one horrible smile..all her mag covers look un-natural to me somehow! KAREENA RULES..period!!

  21. badly photoshopped!!! she luks really really un-natural!! styling in the first pic is nice but she doesnt pull it off! and the secong pic is a disaster!!


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