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Stay at home with Vogue. As we've spent most of 2020 at home, our December issue is all about embracing your space and upgrading it to welcome new beginnings. As Mindy Kaling talks about her time at home and a light shone upon fashion that elevates your personal style statement for home gatherings, we take a look at the year that was 2020. While ardent travellers live out of their suitcases at home, there is a legion of people that have furthered their skincare routines. Girls don't shy away from discussing real problems and we catch a glimpse of the lockdown's mini makeup trends. Our kitchen and bathroom report lead the way to reclaim a house in the most poised manner.

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in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

When we began working on this issue, we had no idea that by the time it reaches you we’d have retreated into another lockdown. With daily news confronting us with unforeseen tragedies and common people taking on many acts of bravery, this roller-coaster year has veered us from despair, to hope and back to helplessness all over again. Everyone is hurting. And when you read this, we may still be unsure of how long it will last. Somehow, the second wave seems to be harder, tougher and darker. So if even one story on these pages can offer you a brief and gentle escape from the grim reality, then we have served our purpose. Among our mood-boosting dispatches this issue is a feature on the celebrated dresser Manish Malhotra, who…

1 min.
get to know...

SAM HENDEL The Australian photographer, now based in London, is currently working on a series of portraits he shot at the city’s Black Lives Matter protests. In ‘A new mood’, Hendel collaborated with artist Magnus Reid to recreate a painter’s studio in which to shoot model Aishwarya Gupta. Page 23 GAYATRI RANGACHARI SHAH A Mumbai-based journalist, columnist, author and podcast host, Rangachari Shah is also a contributing editor at Vogue India. She is the co-author of Changemakers: 20 Women Transforming Bollywood Behind The Scenes. In ‘Man on the move’, she speaks to couturier Manish Malhotra about his 30 years in fashion and what’s next. Page 100 FARHAN HUSSAIN Hussain is a fashion and advertising photographer from Assam. His projects have been featured at exhibitions such as Photoville in New York and Photomonth - East London…

3 min.
new labels

BOOK CLUB Something for everyone FICTION: Second Place by Rachel Cusk (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) A woman invites a famous artist to use her guest house in a remote coastal town, and drama ensues. Are You Enjoying? By Mira Sethi (Knopf) Stories on love and longing from the high-powered world of television. CELEBRITY: Billie Eilish by Billie Eilish (Grand Central) A photo book that offers an intimate look inside music’s girl-of-the-moment. Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life by Julianna Margulies (Ballantine) The star of The Good Wife writes a powerful memoir about finding her calm in chaos. FOOD: Parsi Kitchen by Anahita Dhondy (HarperCollins India) The former chef of SodaBottle OpenerWala celebrates her Parsi heritage through family and food. TRAVEL: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever (Ecco) The late celebrity chef’s final book captures his lifelong journey with food and…

2 min.
a new mood

INKY NOTES The new summer dress is black, form-fitting and shows slivers of skin WEAR WITH Slides of every shape and size BARE ESSENTIALS Pared back basics for a sophisticated charm OFF THE FIELD Jumpers, sweatshirts and sneaker-heel hybrids go beyond the basketball court MIDWAY MARK Clothing for a bit of ab-flexing TRICK OR TREAT The now-you-see-me, now-you-don’t gossamer layers are back WEAR WITH Metal hardware jewellery to balance the softness of sheer fabric…

1 min.
cotton comforts

WEAR WITH... Delicate darlings that pack a punch of colourful enamel…

1 min.
›rowing shade

STYLE TIP Chunky gold jewellery elevates the classic pairing of beige and white For added street cred, add a graphic tee and utilitarian accessories A pop of green and dad-style floaters take your work pantsuit to a seaside scenario Wear trousers with a sliver of skin on display…