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HELLO! India

HELLO! India December 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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3 min.
to the editor

ARMED WITH CONFIDENCE The HELLO! November 2019 edition was a delight to read. The gorgeous Disha Patani dazzled on the cover. With the Indian marriage season around the corner, the Wedding Special issue could not have come at a better time. The issue presented some interesting tips for both brides and bridesmaids. Fashion has always made us women feel confident about ourselves and HELLO! has armed us with the knowledge to choose the right brands. Congratulations to the magazine for yet another beautiful edition. Meena Pant, Dehradun INFORMATIVE AND SPECIAL Although we have all come of age in every domain of life, the meaning and ethos of weddings are still as sweet and constant as they were when this institution was formed. So, the Wedding issue is always very special. I loved reading about…

3 min.
editor’s note

“The current ‘most hazardous’ levels of pollution in parts of the country, specially Delhi, has been a topic of international discussion. It is alarming, that as human beings, we are being denied the basic right to breathe clean air” It is December and the year has come to an end; 2019 may have whisked by, but it has been a mixed bag of great and not so great happenings, both on the domestic and international fronts. Back home Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power for a second innings with an absolutely convincing victory. He once again announced it loud and clear to the world that he is the unbeatable and undisputed leader of this country. As soon as the government took charge, in an overnight coup, it scrapped Article 370…

1 min.

ASHISH CHAWLA Ashish Chawla, a veteran of many HELLO! shoots, was offered the opportunity to capture the charismatic Padmanabh Singh, Maharaja of Jaipur, for our Luxury Special. He shares, “It was a great feeling to shoot Pacho in Jaipur, as this was the third time I was shooting him for HELLO! He has turned out to be such a well-mannered, handsome man, whose humility is really touching. As we went through the day, I discovered that he is a complete people’s person. I enjoyed this shoot especially, as one could see a new self-assuredness and maturity coming forth in his persona.” SUNEET VARMA This month, the couturier turned into interviewer and photographer, capturing the charms of Singapore’s high priestess of style, Shazreh Rahman. Says he, “I have always admired young women who are…

2 min.
editor’s lounge

RANVEER SINGH IS THE FACE OF FRANCK MULLER INDIA Actor Ranveer Singh – who will soon be seen in the Kabir Khan sports biopic, 83 – has been announced as a Brand Master in India for Swiss watch giant, Franck Muller. In a press statement, the brand shared that in a bid to expand their presence in India, Franck Muller chose the Bollywood A-lister as its new brand ambassador. LOUIS VUITTON EXPLODES WITH COLOURS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON Louis Vuitton is celebrating winter with some traditional illuminations for window displays. The luxury label’s quintessential Monogram is lit up in grandiose fluorescent sculptures, bursting with colours. The brand’s iconic pieces, such as the Twist bag, the Archlight sneakers and the Damier Graphite Map leather goods collection are showcased on stunning 3D spheres and hearts…

3 min.
december calendar

PET FED WHERE: New Delhi WHEN: 28 and 29 Dec India’s biggest pet festival is all set to celebrate our furry friends. A two-day spectacle, the Pet Fed is back at a bigger, better and greener venue. The agenda is to give all pet lovers a chance to dedicate a fun weekend to the pets. Spread over three acres, the festival area is worth exploring. The activities here range from a dog show to a cat show and even a fashion show. The festival also showcases more than 400 products and services from the pet care sector across India and abroad. ART AND CULTURE ART BASEL WHERE: Miami, Florida, USA WHEN: 5 to 8 Dec The premier art show is back to offer the much sought-after culture fix, under one roof. Miami’s prestigious art event showcases paintings, sculptures,…

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new york’s first lady of philanthropy and fashion jean shafiroff

‘We love welcoming guests and always having the house full of people’ The old adage “charity begins at home” is one that leading New York socialite and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff has clearly taken to her big heart. Whether it’s at her deluxe Park Avenue pad in Manhattan – a classic Upper East Side apartment awash with old masters – or here on her two-acre estate in the swish Hamptons on Long Island, accomplished hostess Jean regularly throws open the doors of her homes to host lavish charity bashes championing women’s issues, children and animal rights, among other deserving causes. In the imposing shingle-style mansion in exclusive seaside Southampton, on New York’s Long Island, Jean supports the local animal shelter and hosts a glitzy fundraiser every summer for the local hospital. Last year’s glorious summer…