London, Apr 2 (ANI): In the G-20 media room here, there are several journalists filing reams of copy on US First Lady Michelle Obama's outfits as compared to the outfits worn by Sarah Brown, the wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
They have of course been robbed of a great fashion competition-Carla Bruni (French President Nicholas Sarkozy's spouse) Vs Michelle Obama.
It just didn't happen with Bruni snubbing the Brits by choosing not to come to London. Would she have stolen Obama's thunder? Definitely say fashion followers. Her chic style would definitely have overshadowed the elegant, but at times too off-the-rack-style of Michelle.
This is one story, however, that Indian reporters are spared from following, for Gursharan Kaur, the wife Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, never disappoints, as she is fairly predictable. She isn't as predictable as her husband though...the good doctor never changes the colour of his blue turban. Ms. Gursharan Kaur only wears sarees for formal occasions. They are either Kanjeevaram silks or printed silks. Sleeved blouses in usually the same colour accompany the the saree she is wearing. Accessories...nothing remarkable. A string of pearls at the most, small earrings, one or two bangles and that's it. Even at the dinner hosted by Sarah Brown last night, Gursharan Kaur wore a nondescript printed silk saree, her hair tied up into a neat bun. Seated at her table was "Bend It Like Beckam" director Gurinder Chaddha.
Top model Naomi Campbell, who was in the Indian capital recently to attend the Fashion Week, was also invited for the dinner billed pejoratively as the "Fluffies' Dinner". However, she wasn't seated at Ms Kaur's table. Michelle wore a black and white outfit and Sarah Brown a black dress.
At an earlier engagement at the Royal Opera House, Ms Kaur wore a cream coloured crepe silk saree. But the colour for the evening, it seems, was blue. Sarah Brown wore an ill-fitting blue dress which hugged her in all the wrong places....the paunch clearly visible. Michelle wore purple, the colour of the season we were told. But then she paired that with a gaudy cardigan. Why? Accessories.... Michelle wore her pearls for a third day in a row. Not nice. Sarah Brown wore a thin gold chain. OK will do.
The G-20 First Ladies club did not disappoint in the style department, but these are hard times and the safest image to portray is of being a recessionista. By Smita Prakash(ANI)