When Wendell Rodricks And Marie Claire Gave Me A MakeOver

The year: 2008
The magazine: Marie Claire India
The mission: Reader Makeover

Around April or May in 2008, Marie Claire had posted about the reader makeover on their Facebook page inviting readers to send in their pictures if they wanted to be a part of it. Out of all those entries, four were finally selected for a “makeover styled by Wendell Rodricks” and to be featured in Marie Claire. Yours truly was one of those four.
You’ve seen how I hoard books. Well, the same holds true for magazines too and this morning, when I was sorting through them (kept only the Lonely Planets and Conde Nast Travellers. The Vogues, Elles, Cosmos all given away to the raddiwala), I found this June 2008 issue of Marie Claire that I have carefully preserved.
I remember the day of the shoot, I was so adamant that I wouldn’t wear anything short/ with plunging necklines coz my in-laws and relatives would all be seeing it.. Wendell wanted me to wear something really sexy because he said I had the figure for it but I refused so he said I had a “Housewife fixation”…lol.
To be compared with Giselle Bundchen!!!!
As usual, I had kohled eyes and a light gloss when I went for the shoot. For my makeup, Wendell decided he wanted a look which would be the “total opposite of the Indian housewife”. Ergo, no kohl-rimmed eyes. All peaches and nudes. When I looked into the mirror, I felt I looked ill. Yup, I wasn’t very experimental with makeup then.
My wavy hair was put in huge heated rollers that gave it volume and definition and during the photo shoot, a huge fan was switched on for the wind-blown look.
He also made me remove my diamond jewellry and styled the look with just this beautiful long necklace and a cocktail ring.
I was so slimmmm!!! After the birth of second son, I haven’t really managed to get my weight down to what it used to be. Guess my metabolism has also slowed down with “age”…
What do you think of this look?

33 Comment

  1. Get Set Blush says: Reply

    wow!!! you look totally stunning <3

  2. Revathy HnB says: Reply

    u look whoa!!!

  3. manpreet@theglamorousdivaa says: Reply

    hot hot hot!!! 😀 I agree with bhumika 😛

  4. bhumika_t says: Reply

    Woah!! I dint know that..you look awesome..would have loved to see u in something sexy though 😉 But agree your inlaws and relatives would’nt 😀 Loved the look..and the hair too..

  5. Bharti says: Reply

    beautiful and glamorous! And I can see that Jlo glow as well :D.

  6. Jasmine Bhatia says: Reply

    you look lovely!!

  7. Preethi says: Reply

    awesome..dollie..u look so hot..wats ur husband reaction after this makeover??

  8. Thanks Bhumika 🙂 . The sexy stuff that he had was extremely cleavage revealing. Not what I’d want to be seen in in a magazine for sure :p

  9. Thanks Apoorva 🙂

  10. Haha…the glow is probably the makeup :p

  11. Thanks Jasmine 🙂

  12. Thanks a lot 🙂

  13. He directly saw it when the magazine came home and really liked it 🙂

  14. Naomi Ganzu says: Reply

    Dollie!!!!! You loooookkkk Hottttt!!!!!!!
    OHMYGOD! You look seeeexxxyyyy!!!!!!!

  15. Saumya Rastogi says: Reply

    you look awesome Dollie 🙂 The look is very stylish

  16. Meghamadhulika says: Reply

    nice pic Dollie..

  17. whoa…now this is what I call amazing stuff….u look very pretty Dollie….

  18. Thanks Saumya 🙂

  19. Haha…thanks a lot Naomi 😀

  20. Thank you 🙂

  21. Thanks a lot Smita 🙂

  22. Red Handed says: Reply

    You do not look ill…you loook fabulous!! You really really do!!!! Housewife fixatiion? hahahahahh You are gorgeous.

  23. Vipra S says: Reply

    WOW ! You look an absolute Stunner Dear 🙂
    Loved it ! <3

  24. Tara says: Reply

    U looked great girl!

  25. sindhu says: Reply

    wow you look stunning… you really had a good experience there i guess 🙂

  26. Thanks Vipra 🙂

  27. Thank you 🙂

  28. LOL…Wendell’s words. Guess he got really irritated with me :p

  29. It was a great experience. Wish I could get a chance like this again 🙂

  30. Stunning… you look fab… show stopper

  31. renji says: Reply

    love this!! you look fabulous and hot as always!!!

  32. Shilpa Shetty says: Reply

    You are looking awesome,…

    1. Dollie says: Reply

      Thank you 🙂

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