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Cosmopolitan India

Cosmopolitan India July 2020

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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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
editor’s letter

Recently, I came across a philosophy that filled me with delight—dolce far niente. If you’ve read (and watched) Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, you may already be familiar with the term. For those who aren’t, dolce far niente is an Italian saying that loosely translates as ‘the sweetness of doing nothing’. The Italians are noted for their warm personal relationships…and simple, everyday pleasures. Afternoon naps, a delicious meal with friends, a glass of wine savoured at sunset, a spontaneous evening stroll, an idle swim in a turquoise sea… These moments of niente—or nothingness—aren’t just respites from a stressful day; they are a part of many Italians’ everyday lives, to be enjoyed for exactly what they are. It must be stated that the art of doing nothing is not the same as being…

3 min.
“these are my secrets to flawless, healthy skin”

Cosmo: What is your skincare philosophy? Aditi Rao Hydari: “Let me start by saying that I am a dermatologist’s nightmare. I go by what I know and what works for me. It is probably because I have been doing it since I was a little girl and that is what I am used to. I feel what goes into your body is going to show on your skin, so eating healthy is crucial.” C: What’s your skincare routine like? ARH: “I do not have a skincare routine that I follow 365 days a year. It does not work for me. I pretty much just listen to my skin. I do whatever I need to, according to the weather, according to my schedule, or whatever it is that I feel my skin is craving.” C:…

2 min.
hats off!

With summer here, you need to start thinking hats! Your excuses—’My head’s too big,’ ‘It’ll mess up my hair,’ ‘I can’t pull it off’—don’t fly anymore. The latest word on the block is that every outfit looks better with a hat. Here are a few options you can opt for, that are sure to bump up your fashion cred, while providing you protection from those harmful sun rays: 1. PANAMA HATS The epitome of tropical chill, the Panama is sure to add a touch of classic-cool to any outfit. Also known as the Ecuadorian hat, they are light-coloured, lightweight, and breathable, and make for an ideal accessory for those sleek linen suits and floral summer dresses. 2. STRAW HATS Seen aplenty on the SS20 runways, this versatile hat comes with a bonus we’re totally…

2 min.
soft bois are the best bois…here’s proof

In Hollywood, there are two leading-guy archetypes RN: the quarterbacks and the soft bois. (Before you say something like, ‘That’s way too simple, there are definitely more kinds’, please read all the way through this airtight case.) The quarterbacks are the famous men you could run up to full-speed, do that Notebook-style leg-wrap-jump thing, and have absolutely no fear of falling. We’re talking about the Hemsworth brothers, Jason Derulo, Charles Melton, etc. Soft bois probably can’t hold you up (they prefer intense, full-body, squeezy hugs, anyway). But they can whip up a poetic Insta caption in 30 seconds or less. And they’ve read all the essential Jonathans: Franzen, Safran Foer, and Lethem. They’ll meet you at a bar wearing a logo-less hoodie that costs at least ₹20,000. Specimens include Lucas Hedges, the…

1 min.
bois bois bois

Not to overcomplicate things, but there's a susbset of soft bois called sad bois. They are soft but come with heavy baggage Robert Pattinson Look, we just know there’s a dark, twisty, gorgeous monster inside this man. You can see it when he does an interview and clearly HATES IT. Bradley Cooper With all that drama between Lady Gaga and Irina Shayk last year, he definitely has plenty of pain—which we’d happily listen to him ramble about. Zayn Malik Zayn is too busy writing delicate lyrics about mom-to-be Gigi Hadid to be able to do anything else (like tour), and that puts him firmly in sad-boi land.…

2 min.
flamboyant accessories

ALL IN FOR A HEADY AFFAIR! From decadent bouquets on the head, to bejewelled tiaras, wildlings resting on the crowns, towering turbans, and more, headgear isn’t limited to just fascinators at the derbies anymore. (Or even just the head, as exhibited by Iris Van Herpen SS19). But was it ever, really? From Little Shilpa at the Lakmé Fashion Week SS12 to Marc Jacobs in SS20, the fashion world has always been obsessed with head-turning gear, with many a celeb jumping in from time to time to further amplify the movement. STYLE SOS Not in the mood to make an effort but want to stand out nonetheless (hi, us on most days)? An unpredictable headgear is the only glamdose (and confidencebooster) you’ll need. Trust! ARTIST’S CANVAS Use make-up to further bolster these looks. Stay minimal to…