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HELLO! India

HELLO! India March 2020

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
art dubai curtain raiser

The biggest art fair in the Middle East, Art Dubai, is all set to train the spotlights on artistic talents from non-Western topographies in its upcoming edition. From 25 to 28 March, the 14th edition of the fair – to be held at the Madinat Jumeirah – will also magnify the works of women artists from across the globe. In conversation with HELLO!, International Director Chloe Vaitsou says that 90 galleries from 38 countries will be participating at the Art Dubai 2020 and admits that she expects a huge Indian contingency in attendance. What should people know about the history of Art Dubai and its evolution over the years? “Art Dubai is one of the world’s leading international art fairs. It reflects the future-facing, ambitiously international and culturally vibrant qualities of the…

5 min
sculpting new stories nandita jain

Upon meeting Nandita Jain, wife of Vivek Jain (of the INOX Group of Companies), in the capital, one feels a sense of anticipation. One has sensed a lady who knows her mind, a lady rich in cultural exposure and a lady whose enthusiasm for life and experiment is infectious. In fact, it is her latest avatar as an artist, that has triggered this interaction with HELLO! The lively Nandita affirms, “I am an artist. I believe that I am one, and I am confident in this.” Her proclamation sets the tone for a healthy exchange. She reveals that her chosen medium is sculpture. “Sculptures have always intrigued me; the methodology and process that goes into creating each piece.” When one visits Nandita’s elegantly appointed and understated mansion at Delhi’s Golf Links and her…

3 min
diary of the month

THE REGAL RECEPTION WHAT: Author Uday Mahurkar, who hails from the erstwhile Maratha family of Gwalior State, held a lavish reception ceremony for his newly-married daughter, Kunvrani Rigvedita Deo, with Kunvar Raj Ratna Deo of the royal family of Nagar Untari, Jharkhand, in New Delhi. BUZZ: The reception was attended by PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, the VicePresidentof IndiaVenkiahah Naidu and noted names such as Jyotiraditya Scindia, Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Kirron Kher, Ahmed Patel, Arun Purie, Raj Chengappa and more. A GALA ART SOIRÉE WHAT: The art fraternity came out in full force to witness Sonal Ambani’s solo sculpture show in Kolkata, recently. BUZZ: Noted art connoisseurs, such as Dinesh Vazirani, Bose Krishnamachari, Feroze Gujaral, Richa Agarwal, and Noelle Kadar, attended the event. AN ODE TO INDIAN DESIGNS WHAT: The Ambassador of France Emmanuel Lenain…

3 min
15 fashion wishes

1 TREND Is it a dress? Is it a handkerchief? A game of colours and shapes, this fun and cool dress (INR 7,440) proposed by the British firm Asos, is perfect for a sultry spring. 2 THE POWER OF LIGHTNING Few accessories fill our face with more light than earrings. If they also have the shape of lightning and play with gold and strass, like these (INR 10,800) from Aristocrazy, an impact is guaranteed. 3 TIC, TAC, TIC, TAC… Its five-link bracelet in gold and steel is the most characteristic feature of the new Black Bay model (INR 2,92,300) from Tudor. 4 NATURAL STYLE A new version of the classic basket, this is the creation (INR 10,580) of the firm Mércules. Bilbao designer Mercedes Gallego is conquering our closets with her bags. 5 WHITE SHOES Become a chic urban…

4 min
tripti jindal arya

MY FIRST ART ENCOUNTER “My first interaction with art was through none other than MF Husain, who had created a line of colours for Shalimar Paints(a company then owned by my family’s OP Jindal group) which had brought him home before the fashion show organised by the group. He sat in our living room barefoot and with his set of paintbrushes, while he looked at me and asked if I had a diary. Right there sitting in front of me with a few strokes of his pen he made a horse come alive on a page. I was 12 years old and of course, I fell in love. I was hooked. That fashion show was one of the most memorable experiences of my life, because again on that stage during the…

2 min
editor’s lounge

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER’S LAST RUNWAY SHOW During the Spring 2020 Couture Season in January, Jean Paul Gaultier bid adieu to the runway. Days before sending top models down the runway in true Gaultier savoir faire, the French designer announced the 50th anniversary showcase to be his last via Instagram. The collection was a variegated amalgamation of the designer’s golden career. While only 50 looks were new, the remaining were all upscaled versions of his previous collections. The final collection included sailor tops, corsets, jackets, tuxedos, chiffon dresses with exotic accents, shredded jeans worn by the likes of Coco Rocha, Winnie Harlow, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss. GUCCI GOES PSYCHEDELIC The Creative Director of the Italian fashion house, Alessandro Michelle has maintained an idiosyncratic and distinct path to high fashion.…