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Cosmopolitan India January 2020

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Cosmopolitan isn’t just a magazine, it’s a religion. Now in its 15th year in India, Cosmopolitan is the world’s largest selling magazine, with 200 million readers annually in a 100 countries. It is published in over 26 languages, but at its core, it speaks only one – that of fun fearless females globally. Another language it speaks? That of stupendous success!Top Indian actresses, models and singers have been on the cover of Cosmopolitan before the rest of the world recognised their spark-because we know a fun fearless female when we see one! When we put someone on the Cosmopolitan cover, we acknowledge her right to be counted among the best in the business.

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in this issue

3 min.
editor’s letter

WELCOME TO 2020! It’s likely that you have already established some work/weight/life resolutions for yourself. But my wish for you, at the dawn of a new decade, is this: in 2020—and beyond—I hope you truly, unequivocally believe in yourself. See, I know you have all these amazing ideas. I know you have lofty dreams that fill you with both excitement and trepidation. Maybe it’s a promising business venture; perhaps it’s the job you’ve always wanted; or it could be your idea of the perfect life. Whatever your ‘fire in the belly’ is, here’s what I know for certain: the only way you’ll make those ideas and dreams a reality, is by having unshakeable faith in yourself. We already know that positive self-belief is the crucial ingredient that makes successful people successful—literally every corporate doyen…

1 min.
4 things i’m lovin’ right now

This colour blocked, form-flattering number by Sameer Madan, ₹15,500, isn’t just bodycon, it also makes for the perfect body geometry. No-one does print better thank Manish Arora. I can think of so many fabulous ways to style this skirt (₹35,230), including with another printed item for a statement like no other. I love statement earrings, and there’s something super-empowering about these wing-shaped ones by Deepa Gurnani, ₹7,000 approx. Taking logo mania to new heights, these Fendi boots, price on request, are the perfect standout element that can take any look up several notches.…

2 min.
you tell us

TWO FOR JOY! “The formidable duo of Kangana Ranaut and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari on the cover looked so fierce! It is always inspiring to see women support other women, encourage them, and lift them up. The film industry can be cut-throat, and especially harsh to women who have to prove their mettle much more than their male counterparts. This kind of professional bond is just what women need to soar to greater heights.”—Satvikaa Gulati BEST OF THE YEAR “Cosmo’s Best-Dressed List 2019 was much-anticipated, and much-enjoyed! While the ladies, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Priyanka Chopra Jonas et al, were my favourites to track last year, it was interesting to see the gents upping their fashion game, too. Hot Guys Who Travel, The Best Blush of Your Life, and Sex Robots Were Always…

3 min.
hello, kareena kapoor khan

Cosmo: What did you think of Forever 21’s latest collection? Kareena Kapoor Khan :“I love it! This collection has a lot of dressy pieces, perfect for the party season and even otherwise. I can see a lot of stuff that I’d like to pick up!” C: What are your wardrobe staples this season? KKK: “A black, shimmery dress, a pair of distressed jeans, a jacket or a blazer, and a nice sweater.” C: And your favourite trend? KKK: “I’m actually obsessed with boots right now. I have over 100 pairs! They’re perfect for winter, but if I had my way, I’d wear them the whole year round and pack them for every trip, everywhere.” C: What’s the one trend you can’t wait to get done with? KKK: “Um, I can’t think of any. Anyway, I don’t stick…

2 min.
the ultimate guide to maxi piercing

What’s better, a piercing gun or needle? “Needles are sterile, single-use, and hurt a lot less, whereas a gun is essentially a blunt object punching through your ear at high impact—it’ll always feel more sore,” says UK-based Penny Burrows at Maria Tash, Harrods, who’s pierced Kate Moss and Idris Elba. Is there anything that can help make the piercing process less painful? “If you’re on your period, you may be more sensitive to pain,” says Penny. But, adds Clem Kirchmeier, GM, Metal Morphosis, a popular tattoo and piercing parlour in London, “Painkillers shouldn’t be used beforehand as most are blood-thinning.” Rhianna Jones, piercer at The Circle, London, suggests “eating one to two hours before”. You could also channel your inner zen, as The Circle’s piercers use yoga breathing during the procedure. PAIN-O-METRE by Clem Kirchmeier Why…

2 min.
colour coded

TANGY TOUCH Orange—and its cousins—are both fearless and elegant. There are plenty of ways to work these shades—a solid coat to add a burst of colour; stripes, spots or splashes of tangerine for day; a printed co-ord set that sets you apart in a crowd; or a graphic evening number for a soirée—this loud-yet-warm hue can do it all with élan. THE ZINGER A cerulean bucket hat is a great way to colour-block a casual orange or brown look. EARTHY, BUT MAKE IT GLAM Less neutral, more nutty, brown has undergone a serious makeover…opening business for fun. Geddit?! We saw a host of cool looks—both structured and fluid—that establish that it’s the perf day-to-night shade. BLUE BLOODED When in doubt, wear ones, pantsuits or itty-bitty (royal) blue. You can’t go wrong, really. Be it day dresses or…