VOGUE India August 2021

Vogue India's November issue is our Women of the Year special, where we celebrate the year's biggest achievers across disciplines. Actor Salma Hayek discusses the elusive work-life balance, powerhouse CEO Indra Nooyi discusses life after Pepsi, entrepreneurial eagle Anjula Acharia shares her checklist for women investors, and our sportswomen stars of the year—Mirabai Chanu, PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain and Rani Rampal discuss success. Plus. a deep-dive with Olympic medallist Neeraj Chopra and astronaut Sirisha Bandla.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

The thing with real superstars, the ones that dazzle the red carpet as much as they light up the screen, is that they evoke one of two responses: you’re either in complete awe of everything they stand for or you secretly wish you could befriend them, look through the enigma and know everything because you’re attracted to them way beyond their appearances and on-screen roles. Salma Hayek has been the latter for me all my life. (Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep are the others I’d put on this same pedestal.) An actor, producer, director, activist and serial philanthropist, Hayek is that trailblazing force who, through her film career, has fought ethnic typecasting and left fame in Mexico to make it on her own terms in Hollywood. Loud and commanding, bold…

1 min
get to know...

SABREEN JAFRY Based in Brooklyn, Jafry started photographing at the age of nine. She relishes chronicling moments that seem ordinary but tell a beautiful tale. In ‘Beat the band’, she captures the unprecedented power of the South Asian women leading New York’s music scene. Page 140 JACKIE NICKERSON Nickerson is an American-born British photographer and filmmaker who lives in rural Ireland. In the 1990s, she lived in Zimbabwe where she produced her first photo book, Farm. In October, Kerber will publish her next title, Field Test, which deals with isolation. In ‘The eternal optimist’, she photographs cover star Salma Hayek, bringing the actor’s charisma and star power alive on the page. Page 116 AVANI RAI A photographer and filmmaker based out of Mumbai, Rai photographs her mother Gurmeet Rai in ‘Lay of the land’. Rai…

2 min
strap in

Y2K: BEYOND RETRO Twenty years after 2000, we’re ready to revisit the trends that began during the dot-com boom. Here’s how to wear them in 2021 THE MUSE: The era’s poster children were Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and, at home, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s ‘Poo’ in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001). THE LOOK: Baguette bags tucked under arms, low-waist miniskirts, flared trousers, flat-forms and floaters, crochet, and pink—nostalgia is in the air NOW: Trending in 2021 THE LABELS BRINGING IT BACK: 1. Who: Rouje Vogue loves: Halter tops that would make Paris Hilton proud. Instagram.com/rouje 2. Who: Arizona Love Vogue loves: Upcycled scarf floaters. Instagram.com/ arizona.l.o.v.e 3. Who: Maisie Schloss Vogue loves: Mini dresses, tanks and tube tops. Instagram.com/maisie_ wilen 4. Who: By Far Vogue loves: Little bags to tuck under your arms. Instagram.com/byfar_ official 5. Who: The Mannei Vogue loves: Supermodel-approved miniskirts and baggy jeans. Instagram.com/ themannei 6. Who: BonBonWhims Vogue loves: Candy-coloured rings. Instagram.com/ thebonbonwhimsclub 7.…

2 min
new codes

THE LOUCHE BLAZER The ’80s-inspired supersized blazer is back and it’s bringing a cape-like quality to pussy-bow dresses THE BIKER JACKET Dark florals for autumn, but make it punk THE CASUAL JACKET A khaki jacket lends seriousness to a denim skirt and barely-there camisole THE PATTERN Pair lace with man-style trousers in checks. Cinch the waist with a hardware belt THE WAISTCOAT No longer a men’s staple, the waistcoat cohabits a softer personality when worn over a feminine shirt THE ACCESSORIES Give your dress a dose of ungendered accessories Hair: David Wadlow/FrankAgency Makeup: Kim Kiefer/FrankAgency Assistant stylists: KeeleyDawson; Amy Sweeney Lighting assistants: ConorClarke; Abena Appiah Darkroom: Sarah England Film lab: LabyrinthPhotographic Production: artProduction Set design: AndrewLim-Clarkson/Bryant Artists Casting: IM Casting Talent: Priscilla Cheseaux/Model 1 Visual and bookings editor:Jay Modi…

1 min
lady of leisure

Tired of round-the-clock pyjama sets? Swap them for kurta and shirt co-ords that double up as elevated loungewear for the house and beyond WEAR WITH Signet rings…

1 min
green screen

PAIR WITH LILAC The delectable shade gets a wild-card entry into the jungle…