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HELLO! India December 2018

Hello! covers the world of celebrities from a completely different angle, making it the world's most loved celebrity magazine. Hello! is invited into the palaces and homes of some of the world's most elusive royal families, movie stars and celebrities, to get a view from the inside. The result: intimate, never-seen-before private moments far removed from the glare of the paparazzi, and interviews that are as insightful and interesting as they are exclusive

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letters to the editor

letterstohello@gmail.com A FORCE TO RECKON WITH The November Issue was indeed an auspicious start to the festive season. It’s commendable to see how much effort HELLO! puts into every edition – aiming for perfection and delivering the best entertainment packages. The Sonakshi Sinha cover was awe-inspiring and her interview – full of anecdotes – was like a window to her life and spoke of the Sinhas’ rich family traditions. With her new look, Sona has a lot to look forward to in her professional life. Aria Mehta’s radiance ahead of the Le Bal has also been beautifully captured. And, the Hilary Swank exclusive was a coup, just like the feature on Princess Eugenie’s wedding. Nushrat Bharucha and Isabelle Kaif added to the gorgeous issue, which celebrated…

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editor’s note

(PHOTO: MANOJ KESHARWANI) It is time for my year-ender note once again. This is often a very emotional one, as I reflect on the year gone by with some happy and some not so happy moments. As the year comes to an end, we can say that 2018 has been pretty eventful on all fronts – politically, on the global arena, on the domestic front and most critically on the wedding front. Shweta Bachchan Nanda poses for HELLO! It has been the year of some of India’s biggest weddings. The mother of all extravaganzas has been the wedding of India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha to Anand Pirmal, where the celebrations spanned from Italy’s Lake Como to our own City of Lakes, Udaipur. And then,…

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SUJATA ASSOMULL One of India’s most influential commentators on fashion, she has worked with some of the biggest publications in the country. Sujata has also been the communications director of Gucci and Bottega in India. The writer, who has compiled the list of 50 Global Luxury Influencers, says, “This was such an interesting piece of work as the change in luxury is so palpable now, and it is moving in such a meaningful direction – the marriage of material with mindfulness is making luxury about so much more than just spending money – it’s about a way of life that has both style and substance. And, why can’t you have both material belongings and also an understanding of the importance of thinking about the future?” …

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editor’s lounge

KAIA GERBER FOR YSL French luxury brand YSL has signed on US supermodel Kaia Gerber as the ambassador for their make-up brand, YSL Beauté. She will kick off the new role with a campaign for the label’s “Rouge Volupte Shine” lipstick, before stepping in front of the camera to represent its signature “Touche Éclat” concealer and “Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils.” The model has said, “To be the new face of YSL Beauté is an opportunity to write a new story full of fun, colour and makeup.” According to the brand, Kaia represents the perfect embodiment of her generation’s desire for authenticity and edginess. YSL has been teasing the news via Instagram – sharing close-ups of the 17-year-old with 4.7 million followers – and revealed that she will…

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december calendar

CULTURE HORNBILL FESTIVAL WHERE: Kohima, Nagaland WHEN: 1-10 December Locally known as the Festival of Festivals, the citizens of Nagaland celebrate the Hornbill Festival with great enthusiasm and zeal. The celebrations are attended by all the major tribes of Nagaland who present themselves with various arts, folk songs, dances and games. The biggest attraction is the Naga chilly eating contest and the pork eating festival which is a major crowd-puller and evokes much fanfare and excitement. Other events include The Hornbill National Rock Concert and the Night Market. The Hornbill Festival WHIRLING DERVISHES FESTIVAL WHERE: Konya, Turkey WHEN: 10-18 December Regarded as a spectacular event with a strong visual appeal, the Whirling Dervishes Festival is a true crowd puller as…

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edinburgh’s hogmany

WHERE: Edinburgh, Scotland WHEN: 30 December - 1 January ‘Hogmany’ is what the Scots call New Years’ Eve and the celebration continues over three days. Day one witnesses a torchlight procession through the heart of Edinburgh, day two calls for a street party beneath the backdrop of the spectacular Edinburgh Castle and kickstart day three with a splash in the River Fort at South Queensferry. Scotland’s Hogmany celebrations guarantees a frenzy of laughter, cheer and merriment! ■…