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HELLO! India

HELLO! India August 2019

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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6 min
decoding a star, decoding a home... alia bhatt

What turns in your journey as Principal Designer, Richa Bahl Design Studio, have led to so many empowered single women actors approaching you to create spaces that resonate with them? “I guess it would be my journey of discovering for myself that I love creating spaces, finally, after spending so many years in advertising. Really, for me, it is about the passion of creating designs that come from a more holistic approach than just being a decorated space. Maybe the ability to give a “home” which resonates with them and has a bit of them and me combined.” What is the process you initiated with busy women like Dia Mirza, Alia, Kriti Sanon, to understand their needs and their aesthetics? “Everyone is very busy in this city :), but a home is something…

10 min
once upon a time in a country home… faiza seth

When your team at Casa Forma worked to convert a 17th century home into a modern one, taking into account the contemporary touches in the extensions added in the 1930s, surely the rich history and stories of earlier residents must have fascinated you? “Old Pickhurst a beautiful Grade II English country house, lies near Chiddingfold, one of the most popular villages in Surrey. In medieval times the village of Chiddingfold enjoyed a period of great prosperity, when it was a centre of glass-making, supplying glass for St George’s Chapel, Windsor and other important buildings. In 1885, the Scottish architect, JM Brydon, who had developed a practice in designing public buildings, particularly hospitals in London, acquired 130 acres of land at Pickhurst and built in brick and half-timber, his planned country home,…

1 min

COLSTON JULIAN Colston Julian is a prolific photographer and is constantly inspired by urban landscapes and lifestyles. For HELLO! this month, he has captured the ravishing Kiara Advani at Manish Malhotra’s soothing five storey bungalow. Julian is known for his diverse portfolio, having directed ad films for major brands, and shot for global agencies. Colston’s aim is to neither conform nor belong, therefore much of his work reflects a view point that is all his own. GAVIN SMITH A spontaneous photographer, he has been in the business of producing breathtaking images for nearly 20 years now. For HELLO! this month he has captured Faiza Seth’s magnificent house in Surrey and the pictures are bound to leave the readers awestruck. Along with his work being published in countless magazines such as NFL, Sports Illustrated,…

12 min
style and substance in the city of joy

It’s a lovely summer afternoon – bright and beautiful! The bird’s-eye view of Kolkata from the Glenburn Penthouse reveals the city’s topography, highlighting some of its rich history with a view of its iconic buildings, like the Victoria Memorial and the Howrah Bridge. The warm breeze narrates tales of the city’s robust cultural and architectural past. Inside, the soft humming of the air-conditioners provides a lulling music, interrupted with the click-clack of vertiginous heels as the Kolkata fashionistas walk in. The girls are dressed in their designer outfits, looking every bit the divas that they are – not just in the way they appear, but also in their aura of being accomplished. Shradha Murarka, Anahita Kayan, Kadambari Kapoor, Sanaya Mehta Vyas and Devangi Parekh are all achievers with an inherent…

3 min
the portrait of a successful lady

In a matter of great pride for the country, Delhi-based social entrepreneur, fashionista and philanthropist Priya Priyadarshini Jain was felicitated with the ‘Indian Woman of Influence’ award, recently. The award was presented to her at the Indian Women of Influence Awards ceremony held at the House of Lords, The United Kingdom Parliament, London. Incidentally, the day was also marked the launch of the coffee table book on 50 Most Influential Indian Women Worldwide, featuring her as one of the most prominent personalities from India. Ecstatic on her big win, Priya shares with HELLO!, “As an Indian, it’s certainly a moment of pride for me to have been chosen as one of the awardees among the 50 top Indian women globally. It will add value to my philanthropy and will certainly initiate…

2 min
england soccer captain’s match of the day as harry kane

‘Finally got to marry my best friend’– Harry Kane He captured millions of hearts at last summer’s World Cup, but England football captain Harry Kane has eyes only for one woman – and now, the striker has finally achieved his goal of marrying his “best friend” Kate Goodland. The Tottenham Hotspur star, 25, confirmed the happy news on 21 June when he shared two photographs from the idyllic wedding. Looking dashing in a white tux and black bowtie, the groom can be seen kissing his bride who looks stunning in a strapless wedding gown. “Finally got to marry my Best Friend! I love you @KateGoodlandx,” he wrote. In another magical photo, Harry whisks his new bride off her feet on a jetty against a beautiful ocean backdrop. It is thought the couple had returned…