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9 A Singular Man
It’s a slow, sunny Sunday in Mumbai when we meet costume designer Arjun Bhasin. Although he’s constantly busy, shuttling between Los Angeles, NewYork, and Mumbai, Jamshedpur-born Bhasin is generous with his time. Our portrait shoot is followed by a s
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Age Of Dissent
FROM SARTORIAL TO SYMBOLIC to socio-political—fashion has come a long way. In fact, whilst fashion is being vociferously called out for its excesses related to environmental degradation, it is also being harnessed as the mouthpiece for social change.
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The Birth Of An Icon
When Bazaar editor-in-chief Carmel Snow met Diana Vreeland at a party in New York, she was instantly taken by the young woman’s sense of style and offered her a position at the magazine. Thus began the fashion editor’s 26-year-long career with Bazaar
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10 The CHOSEN One
“It’s a BLACK dress It’s a BLACK dress which some people can wear sometimes It’s not a sustainable BLACK dress It’s not a little BLACK dress It’s a BLACK dress.” - RAJESH PRATAP SINGH
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1st IN FASHION
ON FEBRUARY 28, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris will mark the reopening of its newly renovated fashion galleries with an exhibition devoted to Harper’s Bazaar. First in Fashion will examine the history of fashion as it has unfolded in the page
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If The tiara Fits
WHEN EDWINA ASHLEY first travelled to India from England in 1922, she met and married Lord Louis Mountbatten, great-grandson of Queen Victoria. Following his services in World War II and his role in the independence of India, his ‘Lord’ title was qui
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Across Borders
NALINI IS A FAMILY PORTRAIT. A new series of photographs by artist Arpita Shah, it looks to capture the memories of her maternal ancestors. “I have focused predominantly on my mother and grandmother, and want to explore the intimacy, distance, and lo
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Meant To Be
“Cheers to 11 glorious years of elegance and of empowering the fashion community across the country. Harper’s Bazaar is embedded in the design and cultural DNA of us all.“ “The first-ever cover of Bazaar published on November 2, 1867. I distinctly re
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Crowing Glory
The trilogy charts the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, a powerful advisor to King Henry VIII. What made you focus on him, and what did you hope to convey in a larger sense through his story? The larger purpose is always to tell a story that bridges
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The spectacular Now
Hanut Singh tells the stories behind his designs without a single word. They’re clear the moment I step into his home—his sanctuary—on a winter afternoon. In a sunbathed conservatory, we sit by a wall with hand-painted botanical motifs inspired by an
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A Long Way From Home
AMNESTY’S EPIGRAPH BORROWS FROM AN INSCRIPTION ON AN ARCH IN CHINATOWN, SYDNEY. IT READS: “Within the four seas all men are brothers”. Irony eclipses idealism—in today’s world, this is a widely incongruous thought. The year 2020 began with Brexit fin
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Lasting Impression
Keys have long held meaning in jewellery. The ancient Greeks saw them as a symbol of knowledge, and in Eastern Europe they were hung upside down over beds to ward off bad dreams. For many they signify the opening of locks, the overcoming of obstacles
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How To Find Your Niche On Instagram
(@handdryers) “I felt like choosing a subject that is at once instantly recognisable and forgettable. Something everyone knows, but no one remembers. I’m always being told that people are now looking for them; they send them to me, which I love becau
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Happy Feet
Boxing is a great full-body workout. It increases muscle mass and reduces fat percentage. The best anti-ageing pill is a high intensity workout. Cycling could be the answer to prolonged golden years. Jumping on a trampoline is the best warm-up. It pu
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NAME TO KNOW: Prateek Vats
“Eeb Allay Ooo!” is a laboured cry. Each monosyllabic shriek has to be modulated and strung together to produce an undulating chant. On hearing it, a monkey must flee immediately. That becomes the definitive test of rhythm. As Prateek Vats’s acclaime
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Harper’s Bazaar India
DEPUTY EDITOR ESHA MAHAJAN FASHION FEATURES EDITOR BUTOOL JAMAL ACCESSORIES EDITOR SITARA MULCHANDANI BEAUTY EDITOR KELSEY KISSANE ASSISTANT EDITOR RADHIKA BHALLA ASSISTANT BEAUTY EDITOR PRABLEEN GUJRAL FEATURES WRITER SWAREENA GURUNG FASHION EDITOR
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Unfolding The Future
AS A CHILD, I THOUGHT MY MOTHER WAS SO GLAMOROUS. I fell in love with makeup as a young girl by watching her get ready for date night with my dad. She would stand in the bathroom in her lingerie, her hair teased and lacquered to perfection. Wearing h
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Centre Stage
An actor, singer, and director, the multi-talented Janina Gavankar is a woman of many avocations. Add die-hard gamer, tech-nerd, percussionist, and pianist. It is with this very resolve to diversify that the 39-year-old approaches new acting roles. S
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Bazaar CONTRIBUTORS
1. Sonam K Ahuja is a National Award-winning actor. She’s also one of the most stylish celebrities in India. In this issue, she interviews our cover star Sharon Stone for the first time in ‘Leading Light’. “It was incredibly inspiring to speak to Sha
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The Perfect Picture
MY SISTER AND I BOTH CARRY AROUND the same photograph of our parents. Hers is in colour; mine is black and white. My father and mother are sitting on a bench with the Taj Mahal behind them. It is the early 1970s. My mother is in a sari and my father
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Blue Is The Warmest Colour
IT’S HARD TO FORGET MERYL STREEP’S CERULEAN SWEATER SPEECH from The Devil Wears Prada. Yes, it was an iconic moment in pop culture, but more than that, it spoke about the power of a single shade of blue. Colour communicates the mood of the times. And
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THE 11th ANIVERSARY ISSUE
They are a careful amalgamation of thought, strategy, and planning. And sometimes, they are not. Every March, we write a mission statement for the year. The milestone of our anniversary offers a chance to reflect and review. In a perfect world, there
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A Mother’s Love
It’s a cool Bombay morning. The house is bustling with the sort of energy that houses with toddlers bustle with at the start of the day. I’m three years old and engaged in my usual morning shenanigans. Picking things up. Putting them down in inconven
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Horoscope
MARCH 21–APRIL 20 Having been uncertain about joining forces with a small group of people you may wonder why you’re drawn to them suddenly. And you would be wise to think there’s much less to be gained from operating single-handedly. You are heading
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The Shining
IMAGES: COURTESYTHE BRANDS; LUCKY IF SHARP; PIXELATE. ■
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Through The Eyes
I was seven when I first encountered the word ‘beauty’. I was in the playground and my mother was talking to a friend. I couldn’t quite hear exactly what they were saying, and neither was I trying to, but a phrase carried by the wind caught my ear. “
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A League of Her Own
Seriously, what is going on?” asks Kareena Kapoor Khan, incredulous. We’re talking about the ‘airport look’ phenomenon in the backseat of her car, where, dressed in track pants and a loose T-shirt, she seems utterly confounded by the concept. “Honest
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The Milky way
IMAGES: COURTESY THE BRANDS; LUCKY IF SHARP. ■
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A Stitch In Time
SOFT, BROWN, WRINKLE UPON WRINKLE. Two stacked gold rings on the long fingers that massaged coconut oil into my hair, peeled ripe oranges under the afternoon sun, chopped up pistachio garnish for the saffron yellow phirni; knitted; sewed; crocheted;
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It Takes Two
In 1989 actor Dimple Kapadia, star of the film Bobby (1973), was photographed in a campaign wearing a velvet, high-collared men’s sherwani. The image was for designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, who had opened their first store, Mata Hari, just thr
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