Indian women of the 1940s and '50s had a certain something to them. They wore their sarees so effortlessly, it didn't matter if the material slipped a bit. Their blouses were every bit as innovative and intriguing as any design we wear today. They wore their sex appeal with pride too.
I've always had a weakness for the women of that decade after seeing a photograph of my grandmother and a great aunt from that era. I decided, as a young girl, that when I grew up, I wanted to look like them. Looks like I've a long way to go though. Maybe I ought to start wearing more makeup and occasionally moisturise. That would be a step in the right direction. ;)
Thanks, Vinayak, for the great links.