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HELLO! India

HELLO! India November 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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1 min
the many avataars of sarees

There is a saree silhouette for every kind of woman, and practically for every age and phase in one’s life. Looking brilliant in this couture creation, Isha Ambani Piramal wears a black Jhalar saree with a hand-cut sequins blouse by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, on the occassion that marked 33 years of the designer duo in fashion. Below, (left to right) Brinda Shah seen behind the scenes, styling Isha’s saree drape. The other images show the diversity of drapes the Shahs have helped an assortment of stars with – Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Kareena Kapoor Khan being just a few. The Shahs have also worked with Sushmita Sen, Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandes among others…

5 min
luck by numbers

1 LOVE: Romance is exciting and friends and family members are supportive this month. This will be a dynamic period in all respects and should help to wipe away the frustrations of the previous month. But, you may have a tendency to make impulsive decisions. CAREER: If you are in sales or business, this is one of the most promising times of your life. If your work is more service-oriented, you may receive a long-awaited promotion soon. HEALTH: You may have a hectic schedule, which can lead to health issues. So, restraint is needed in order to maintain some control over food habits. LUCKY NUMBER: 6 LUCKY COLOURS: Brown and white 2 LOVE: This month shifts your overall focus to your relationships with family and friends. You get closer to your loved ones now and may find…

8 min

SUMANT JAYAKRISHNAN Founder, SCENOGRAFIA New Delhi-based scenographer, noted installation artist and Indian wedding designer extraordinaire – Jayakrishnan has been the designer behind India’s most noteworthy high-profile weddings in the past decade. The society favourite talks all things floral with HELLO! this wedding season. What are some of your favourite international and Indian flowers? “My favourite international flowers are Peonies, Wisteria, Lisianthus, Astonia, Tulips, Lotus, Rose, Gypsophilia, Gingers, Pin Cushions and anthuriums. Among Indian flowers I like jasmine, tuberose, marigold, desi-rose, banana tree, folded leaf pala work and tender coconut leaf sculptures.” How have floral installations evolved over the years? What’s in and what’s out? “Floral installations have become detailed and layered at one end of the spectrum. Floral walls have moved to more organic displays of international florals, which imply wild growth in nature. One of…

2 min
the bridal black book

Given the unapologetic bombast and brightness that surrounds the Great Indian Wedding, HELLO! welcomes you to our own world of gold and diamond gilded nuptials – and guides you on how to create those cherished golden memories and albums. Launching us into the zone of the modern, edgy, sexy bride, is our lodestar Disha Patani. The leggy, lissome and awesome gal has no pretensions about what place a partnership has in her life. Her first commitment is to meeting her own passions and goals, and Beyoncé-style, once that is done, she is happy to “start looking” for Mr Right. In a shoot that evokes the sensuality of a latter-day Shakuntala, (without the travesty of a roving King Dushyant), Disha evokes femininity and strength in her portraits and her stance. Natasha Dalal (the…

2 min
editor’s lounge

CHRISTIAN DIOR’S SPRING-SUMMER 2020 COLLECTION Catherine Dior, the legendary Christian Dior’s sister, serves as the muse for Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut haute couture collection. The brand’s Creative Director pays homage to Catherine’s love for all things “natural” with the Spring-Summer 2020 ready-to-wear collection, which was conceived as an “inclusive garden.” Through motifs and embroideries, the collection evokes the brilliance and texture of raffia palms, thereby highlighting one of the central themes of the collection – the preservation of biodiversity. TOM FORD’S NEW SKINCARE LINE One of the most progressive thinkers of the industry, Tom Ford has released a gender-neutral skincare line of products, comprising a serum and a moisturiser. “Tom Ford Research” was the brainchild of the maverick and his team of scientists who used caffeine to increase and support the skin’s energy…

10 min
gauri khan and iman allana

While Gauri Khan is known for her love of eclectic ideas and propensity for creating spaces, Iman Allana is an influencer-entrepreneur, living across three cities, full of enthusiasm for her cinema-inspired make-up brand. HELLO! chats with the glamorous collaborators. GAURI KHAN The Bollyglow office is possibly the most adventurous one has seen for a beauty brand. What was your initial vision? “My first thought was that the space designed should be Instagrammable because I wanted the brand to be well-noticed on social media. It’s all about the visual impact of the brand that matters at the initial stage, so we designed the office keeping in mind the vibrant mood and vibe of the brand. Every corner, each wall had to be very funky, young and pop – perfect for anyone to stand, click…