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VOGUE India July 2020

Taapsee Pannu espouses balmy weather and longer days as Vogue India's May/June Issue's cover star. Summertime is in full swing; if you're intending to escape, this edition comprises classics that will never fail. Take your pick: a sunshiny beach or an invigorating mountain—our curated jewellery and shops pages will allow you to seamlessly switch between the two moods. Engineering a staycation at home? No worries there—our three mini trends will keep you looking crisp and vivacious as you remain up-to-date on the season's most exclusive brands. Wearable wellness is one of the most significant fitness trends of 2021 and we turn our focus on alternative healing—tech and tradition come together as one. A guide to biohacking will leave you beautiful, inside and out. Take on the journey of a survivor as Shormishta Mukherjee tells all about her battle with cancer. Enter the world of Farah Fadd while the age of the illustrator dawns upon us. South Asians rewriting Hollywood find their spot in the sun as do clean foods from around the world.

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get to know...

BILLY KIDD Photographer, ‘Heart of the matter’, page 74 The New York-based lensman, who has shot the likes of Winnie Harlow and Isabeli Fontana, flew to Goa to photograph Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma. “The photos in this issue show her just as she is—vibrant, joyful and alluring,” he says. ELIF SHAFAK Writer, ‘Hope in the time of a pandemic’, page 104 The award-winning British-Turkish novelist pens a poignant essay on the need for global solidarity. “I think novelists from wounded democracies do not have the luxury of being silent,” she says of her role as a writer. “We must get out of our comfort zones, work harder to give a voice to the voiceless and bring the periphery to the centre.” MIKE DESIR Hairstylist, ‘Heart of the matter’, page 74 The French hairstylist divides his time between Paris…

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goa special

ROHAN JOGLEKAR The Goa-based illustrator creates two original works celebrating Portuguese architecture in ‘Take a seat’, page 136 and ‘Elements of style’, page 138. DOLLY DEVI From Moira to Arambol and Mapusa to Ashvem, the photographer shoots models, musicians, designers and artists for ‘It takes a village’, page 120. SIDDHARTH DHANVANT SHANGHVI In ‘Paradise found’, page 124, the Goa-based author talks about why creative folk are drawn to the state. VIVEK MENEZES “Goa is a marvellous location from which to consider alternate ideas of India and the world,” he says. In ‘Take a seat,’ page 136, he pays tribute to the balcao.…

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editor’s letter

As we emerge from a long period of pause and gradually make our way back into a new socially distanced world, the call of the great outdoors has never been louder. Looking once again beyond the boundaries of our homes is refreshing and invigorating. And with that in mind, we bring to you a momentary escape with our July cover girl, Anushka Sharma. When we photographed her in Goa before the pandemic, she had the same spirited appeal she has today as she lives her life in lockdown with her husband, Virat Kohli. “She has inspired me to be a better human being,” says the cricket captain about his wife in our cover story. Besides being a fearless actor and producer (fresh off the success of Paatal Lok comes Bulbbul, her…

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lockdown lessons

LOCAL AS FOCAL Make #careforcrafts your ultimate guideline IKKIS: Gunjan Gupta’s ‘Tantra’ collection updates classic Indian brassware into 21st-century tablescapes. TERRAVIDA: The Goa-based ceramic studio handcrafts tabletop pieces that are nothing short of collectibles. AFRICAN QUILTS OF INDIA: Its beautiful patchwork quilts are made by the women’s co-op from the African-Indian Siddi community in Karnataka. OKHAI: The clothing and homeware label works with tribal craftswomen from Okhamandal in Gujarat. MOTHERLAND: V Sunil’s Malayalam typography offers the packaging of banana and tapioca chips a much-needed makeover. TURN IT AROUND For these fashion folk, creating never stops—not even at home 1 Brittany Xavier, style influencer “ It’s quite hot in LA and I wanted to turn my turtleneck into a crop knit. While wearing it, I cut out the crop and the strips for the straps from the remaining fabric, pasting…

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for keeps

THE FUNDAMENTALS They’re what you think—but not entirely. Here’s new routes to familiar ends 1 The ribbed polo The slinky knit is this year’s sexy cardigan. Go all out in a similar skirt, or wear with pinstripe pants. 2 The shirt dress The versatile one-piece comes in yet another avatar. Worn with an heirloom neck-piece, it’s more chic than utilitarian. 3 The slip dress Our favourite version adds structure to slink. 4 The kurta set Abstract expressionist paintings inspire our Indie co-ords. 5 The boiler suit Your one-piece-dressing hero is the ideal blank canvas for vintage accoutrements. THE HUE: YELLOW Let the sunny shade banish weekday blues WEAR WITH... ...slate, because grey matter makes yellow mellow THE PRINT: JUNGLE The roaring print of candlelit evenings is now up for daytime wanderings. Feeling fierce? Go from little to lots SPORTS-INSPIRED COMFORT FIRST SOPHISTICATED THE SHAPE: CRINKLED SKIRTS Accordion pleats that graze the ankle…

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match report

HAPPY FEET A lazy-day outfit needs an easy-going accoutrement COURTESY ALICE NEALE; STEVIE AND MADA; INDIGITAL MEDIA…