Hottest B-town babes on Vogue Indiaâs 5th anniversary issue
Updated on 31st Oct, 2012
Vogue India, the ultimate fashion bibleâs 5th anniversary issue has hit the stands. Vogue Indiaâs Anniversary issue features 5 split covers starring Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and Sonam.
Each actress is seen in distinct outfits from the Fall 2012 collection of various ace designers. While Katrina looks pristine in a white and gold feathered gown by designer Prabal Gurung, Anushka Sharma looks super gorgeous in a sequins dress and jacket from Ashishâs Fall 2012 collection.
Priyanka Chopra looks stunning in a gold Bibhu Mohapatra gown. Deepika Padukone dazzles in a Manish Arora top and skirt while Sonam looks fabulous in a beaded and feathered Naeem Khan creation.
Whoâs your favourite cover girl? Vogue India gives you 5 options to choose from.
In the last five years, Vogue India has changed how fashion is chronicled in the country, showcasing the best of Indian and International fashion whilst working with the worldâs leading talent ranging from designers, brands, photographers and models.
About the anniversary issue, Priya Tanna, Editor Vogue India, said, âOur 5th anniversary issue is a tribute to everything that inspires us. It is a toast to India and the eternal finesse of its most iconic offering with âThe Sari Projectâ; the breathtaking buffet of textiles and matchless craftsmanship that have inspired design greats to push their creative boundaries with Project Renaissance; designers who promise to put Indiaâs sartorial signature on the world map with the Vogue Fashion Fund; and of course our dream girls, the most glamorous faces in the country, who are more than just cover girls but purveyors of style for millions of Indian women.â
Celebrating inspiration, Vogue Indiaâs 5th anniversary issue is power-packed with interesting articles including the Renaissance Project feature, the Black sari story and an ethereal dream-like Musical Shoot with various Bollywood stars besides giving readers the best advice on lifestyle, fashion and beauty.
For Renaissance Project, Vogue India collected exquisite hand-woven and hand-embroidered fabrics from artisans across the country and gifted them to some of the biggest international labels, and invited them to design a unique creation. A tribute to the Indian textiles, the Renaissance project comprised 21 pieces â Burberryâs iconic trench coat made in Maheshwari silk, Todâs D bag made of Kanchipuram silk, Gucciâs gown in Gujarati patola, HermĂ¨s iconic scarf in Kantha work to name a few.
The Black Sari was a special project in which Vogue asked 50 designers to take a simple length of black cloth and remake it in the modern womanâs aesthetic-the sari! Eminent designers such as JJ Valaya, Manish Arora, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi created their own contemporary interpretation of the classic six yards which has been captured as a photo feature.
LACOSTE L!VE Collaborates with Micah Lidberg: Fall Winter 2012-13
Updated on 16th Oct, 2012
LACOSTE L!VE have teamed up with famed American illustrator Micah Lidberg to create an exclusive capsule line for Fall Winter 2012-13. The capsule line consists of clothing, bags and footwear for both men and women and Micah describes it as âa fun and colourful collection that embraces youthfulnessâ.
For LACOSTE L!VE, Micah has featured his signature illustrations on four polos, four T-shirts and a short-sleeve for men while there are two polos, a boat neck shirt, a tank top, a long sleeve shirt and a shirt dress for women.
There is also a tote bag and pair of shoes both featuring Micahâs signature illustrations. The collection is inspired from Micahâs childhood using some of his favourite things like dinosaurs, flying saucers, jungles even unicorns using bright colours and motion. Putting these elements together, he wanted âto make a collection that was for the young heartâ irrespective of age.
From this exclusive line, the menâs polos will be available in India very soon.
Alia Bhatt on the cover of Vogue
Updated on 11th Sep, 2012
Even before her debut film âStudent Of The Yearâ hits the theatres, newbie Alia Bhatt has managed to bag the prestigious Vogue India cover. Vogue has referred to her as âBollywoodâs biggest new starâ.
Alia looks stunning in a maroon ruffled gown from the Gucci Fall 2012 collection, on the cover of the September 2012 issue. She has been photographed by Luis Monteiro and styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania. This is Aliaâs first magazine cover and we must say she looks extremely confident.In an exclusive interview with Vogue India, Alia Bhatt - the teenage lad speaks about her dreams turning into reality, her experiences at the first shoot and how she is heads down to purely Act, Act & Act!
Below are the excerpts from the interview:
Her deep-set dimples, her animated expressions and ease in front of the camera bring to mind (her favourite actor) Kareena Kapoorâ âBaby Beboâ was the nickname bandied about on the âStudent Of The Yearâ set. She is perfectly comfortable and graciously accepting of all this. âIâve always been a drama queen and performer,â shares Alia, flashing those dimples, she further adds, âIâve wanted to do this since I was two years old.â
People automatically assume that it is easy for all Star kids but when it comes to Alia, she totally shrugs off that thought, âI am working as hard as I can.â She says. âThere are people who donât come from the film industry who give it a hundred per cent, so why should it be any different for me? I never wanted to star in my fatherâs productions because that would have been too easy. Even now, if I donât say please or thank you, I still get yelled at by my mother.â
Alia considers herself independent and introverted relying more on intuition rather than advice from others. âI havenât really asked for much help. I wanted to do it myself. But Pooja always tells me how lucky I am. I had Karan teaching me how to act, and Mickey who has taught me how to be a heroineâto stand tall and tuck my stomach in.â
When she does need counsel, she turns to her mother, calling her a friend more than a parent, âI didnât spend much time with Dad as he was always on-set, but in the last few years, he has started involving me in his work. People love to hear him speak, so I know I can learn a lot.â She adds, âHe told me that the best way to fit into this industry is not to fit in.â
Talking about his decision of casting a newcomer in his latest blockbuster, Karan Johar talks about the first day he met Alia, âAlia came to see me in her school uniform,â says Karan, still incredulous. âShe was 17 years old and 17 kilos heavier. Suffice it to say, I was totally flummoxed.â But the director with box-office bona fides didnât take long to recover. He recalls, âWe auditioned over 500 girls, all camera-friendly with their 20-inch waistlines, and here was this girl hiding her chubby arms under a sweater, who just had this spark that nobody else could even come close to.â The teamâs decision to cast her was unanimous, and itâs a gamble heâs convinced will pay off.
Rumors from the set hint at a budding romance, which Alia deflects like a pro. âItâs not like I havenât had a crush or a boyfriendâIâm a good-looking girl,â she says, laughing. âBut right now all I want to do is act, act and act.â If she had to make time though, she coyly admits she may have a preference for bad boys. âI like the naughty onesâ, she shares.
Whichever way you describe Alia Bhatt, that elusive star quality is undeniable. And one thingâs for certain: come October, thereâs a new heroine in town!
To read more about Alia Bhatt go grab the September Issue of Vogue India
The hunt begins for Keralaâs most coveted title!
Updated on 28th Aug, 2012
The audition of Miss Kerala 2012 is coming to your city soon.
Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, will witness the auditions to search the contestants for biggest beauty pageant hunt of Kerala, âMiss Kerala 2012â on 5th September 2012 from 6:00 pm at Bharatnatya Mandir Hall, Dombivili West â Mumbai. Miss Kerala, organized by Impresario Event Management India Ltd., is a gateway for Malayalee women to become a star overnight. âMiss Keralaâ is one of the most credible beauty pageants with a lineage of 12 years. It attempts to bring aspiring young talent to limelight. Over the decade it has endeavored to discover, nurture and display beauty and talent among the young woman of Kerala. It opens the door towards the world of glitz and glamour for every contestant with a chance to meet and interact with many renowned people and explore a world of opportunities.
The contestants of Miss Kerala beauty Pageant are trained by renowned grooming experts who help them to develop their overall personality as well as to equip them to participate in national and international beauty pageants. Celebrities like Swetha Menon, former Miss India Asia Pacific, and Swetha Vijay, former Miss India Earth, have also been the part of panel of juries for Miss Kerala from 1999. âIn a decade, we have witnessed more than 3000 applicants from Keralites spread across the globe with various backgrounds. Nearly 300 girls have contested in the final round and have excelled greater heights not just in the glamour industry, but in their chosen field of academic pursuitsâ says Harish Babu, Managing Director, Impresario Event Management India Ltd., the show organizers. Impresario, the pioneers of event management in South India, has ample evidence to show how the contest has come a long way in terms of professionalism during the last 12 years.
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First Look: Ishkq In Paris
Updated on 27th Aug, 2012
Preity Zinta recently tweeted the posters of her maiden home production âIshkq In Parisâ. Directed by Prem Raj of âMain Aur Mrs Khannaâ fame, the film stars Preity and TV actor Gaurav Chanana rechristened as Rhehaan in the lead roles. The film is highly anticipated as it marks PZâs comeback on silver screen after a gap of almost five years.
The posters have a backdrop of some of the most gorgeous and monumental places in Paris.
In the first poster, a much in love PZ and Rhehaan are seen walking past a bridge covered in snow. The day this shot was taken it was minus 21 degree Celsius in Paris. Love the way they have added colour to their black and white attire with red gloves and mufflers.
Preity and Rhehaan are dressed in casuals for the second poster, which has the famous Eiffel Tower in the backdrop. Despite the temperature being minus 10 degrees Celsius Preity said that she felt warm and very happy but her fingers were frozen.
The third poster shot at the Place VendĂ´me has a very dreamy feel to it with PZ standing on one leg.
âIshkq In Parisâ is a romantic comedy set in the backdrop of the city of lights- Paris. The film also stars French actress Isabelle Adjani and has cameos by Salman Khan and director Shekhar Kapur. The filmâs story has been written by Preity and director Prem Raj and has music by Sajid Wajid. 'Ishkq In Paris' will release on October 5, 2012.