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New Bond Street: 3rd most expensive shopping street in the world

Wednesday, November 15 2017

New Bond Street: 3rd most expensive shopping street in the world

London - New Bond Street has retained its appeal as one of the most luxurious shopping streets in the world. The shopping street, home to leading fashion houses such as Chanel, Mulberry and Louis Vuitton, remains a retail hotspot as annual average rent prices have surged over the past year, growing 37.5 percent, according to the latest report from Cushman & Wakefield's Main Streets Across the World. The average rental price per square foot per year in June 2016 on New Bond Street, a Zone A district, was 1,600 pounds. A year later, the average rental price has grown to 2,200 pounds or 16,200 euros per square meter, ranking London's New Bond Street as the third most expensive shopping street in the world, up one spot since 2016. This year ranking sees the UK shopping street overtaking Champs Elysées in Paris, which has fallen from third place in 2016 to fifth place, just under Milan's Via Montenapoleone. FashionUnited maps the 10 most expensive shopping streets in the world according to rental prices on the Google map below: New Bond Street retail rent price increases 37.5 percent in one year Unsurprisingly, New York's Upper Fifth Avenue retained its crown as the most expensive retail street in the world, with an annual average rent of 3,000 US dollars per square foot (28,262 euros per square meter). Hong Kong's Causeway Bay retained its ranking in second place this year, commanding an average rental price of 2,725 US dollars per square foot in 2017, followed by New Bond Street at 1,719 US dollars. Average rental prices on Via Montenapoleone have increased over the last year, placing the Italian shopping street in fourth place, with rent prices sitting at 1,443 US dollars per square foot. Champs Elysées in Paris rental prices remained steady over the last year, neither growing nor decreasing at 1,407 US dollars per square foot. Ginza in Tokyo, Japan ranks in sixth place, with an average rental price of 1,200 US dollars per square foot per year and is followed by Pitt Street Mall in Sydney, Australia at 1,000 US dollars per square foot. Seoul's Myeongdong comes in eighth place in the report's ranking of most expensive shopping locations per country, with average rental rates at 914 US dollars per square foot per year, followed by Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich at 883 US dollars and Kohlmarkt in Vienna in tenth place with 490 US dollars per square foot per year. The results underline the continued demand for prime retail locations, despite the growth in online retailing. Over the year to June 2017, global retail rental growth increased 0.5 percent, reported Cushman & Wakefield, with 136 of the 451 locations monitored reporting growth against 90 to report a decline in rents. Read more:

Here’s where to go for Bollywood-inspired ethnic wear

Saturday, November 18 2017

Here’s where to go for Bollywood-inspired ethnic wear

YOU HAVE READ OF 10 STORIES THIS MONTH 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! 1 /6 Whether it’s the character, the set or the plot line, designers are constantly turning to cinema for fashion inspiration. With an entire collection dedicated to Vidya Balan’s upcoming comedy-drama Tumhari Sulu , Mumbai-based designer label Gopi Vaid by Gopi and Arnaz is the newest to join the party. You’ve probably chanced upon her store in Kala Ghoda, which she runs with her partner Arnaz Soonawala, or noticed her designs at stores like Aza, Ogaan and Elahe. It all started when the Tumhari Sulu crew took over Vaid’s workshop, transforming her Lower Parel design studio into an industrial unit for the film’s set. Instead of taking the constant presence of a Bollywood film crew in her working space as an inconvenience, Vaid looked at it as an opportunity for inspiration.“I loved the aesthetics of the movie. I loved the detailing that went through in doing the whole set. I really enjoyed the whole theme. That’s why I felt like I wanted to create something.” Just like that, Vaid dared to dedicate her time working on an entire collection inspired by the movie’s prime character Sulu, whom she describes as a vivacious, fun-loving and friendly woman with an attitude she could identify with. “Sulu is just a very real, bold Indian girl who doesn’t take no for an answer. She wants to live life to the most. And these saris are full of life,” the designer continues. Having given up working with the chiffon fabric on saris after she felt they would not do well commercially, Vaid decided to give the fabric another try with the collection. The limited-edition line includes about 25 saris, lehengas and tunics with similar prints between the price range of Rs 15,500 to Rs 23,500 and boasts of chintz prints, gota patti, organza. The focus is to grasp the attention of a younger audience and make the printed chiffon sari a must-have in their wardrobes while also keeping in mind the needs of a mature audience’s wardrobes. “It’s for someone who loves life and wants to do something different. I think you need to feel young. Everybody has that daring personality inside them. You just have to give it life,” Vaid tells us. The label officially launched their saris with a special promotional event held at their Kala Ghoda store with guests including Vidya Balan, who wore a dark green sari from the collection. For Vaid, her admiration for Sulu extends to a wider appreciation she feels towards Vidya Balan, whom she finds relatable and filled with a youthful energy. Her interactions with Balan on set played a big role in drawing her towards designing the collection. In fact, the use of chiffon saris in her collection was influenced by Balan, who enjoys wearing them off-screen as well.

How Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrated Aaradhya’s 6th birthday

Friday, November 17 2017

How Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrated Aaradhya’s 6th birthday

YOU HAVE READ OF 10 STORIES THIS MONTH 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! 1 /5 Aaradhya Bachchan turned six yesterday, and to celebrate, parents Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan hosted a birthday party at JW Marriott in Juhu, Mumbai. The youngest member of the Bachchan clan looked every bit the birthday girl in a pink frock with a hairband to match, while her mother opted for a dark blue off-shoulder dress trimmed with a lace hem. Also spotted at the celebration were grandparents Vrinda Rai, Rai Bachchan’s mom, and Amitabh Bachchan. The latter was spotted twinning in matching printed hoodies with son Abhishek. Making things even more special on the joyous occasion was Amitabh Bachchan’s special tweet for his granddaughter, captioned “T 2712 – When she will remind us how much she has grown .. Aaradhya on her 6th .. !!

Deepika Padukone aces a striped white sari at Padmavati promotions

Friday, November 17 2017

Deepika Padukone aces a striped white sari at Padmavati promotions

Deepika Padukone in Raw Mango Image: Viral Bhayani Deepika Padukone in Raw Mango Image: Viral Bhayani Deepika Padukone in Raw Mango Image: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani Deepika Padukone in Raw Mango Image: Viral Bhayani Deepika Padukone in Raw Mango Image: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani Deepika Padukone in Raw Mango Image: Viral Bhayani After channelling three versatile outfits in less than 24 hours , yesterday Deepika Padukone continued her sartorial streak promoting Padmavati on the sets of Super Dancer 2 in Mumbai. Padukone took a break from dramatic weaves and switched it up in an understated ivory and gold striped sari by Raw Mango and a matching blouse. A simple silk can easily be dismissed as a dull option, but the actor showed how it can be dressed up by way of accessories. To add some drama to her look, Padukone paired her outfit with gold earrings and a dramatic choker featuring pearl detailing, and silver metallic pump heels. The actor complemented her ensemble with extended cat eyeliner, nude lips, intense mascara and hair tied in a sleek ponytail. The actor was also seen taking part in a dance with the contestants of the show, shaking a leg on ‘ Ghoomar ‘, a song from her upcoming movie. Padukone’s versatile sari can easily be taken from a formal day event to a puja. The trick to styling a basic number such as this is to balance the simplicity with the right accessories. Scroll through our gallery for a closer look at Deepika Padukone’s sari. Keep up with celebrities and what they wore here. 1 /13 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Zara in Mumbai Image: Viral Bhayani Richa Chadha in Zara dress at Fukrey Returns promotions in Mumbai Image: Instagram.com/richachadha Sonakshi Sinha at Mumbai airport Image: Viral Bhayani Vani Kapoor at Mumbai airport Image: Viral Bhayani Jacqueline Fernandez at Mumbai airport Image: Viral Bhayani Aditi Rao Hydari in Mumbai Image: Viral Bhayani Shilpa Shetty in Manish Malhotra and Renu Oberoi and Farah Khan jewellery on the sets of Super Dancer 2 in Mumbai Image: Instagram.com Deepika Padukone in Raw Mango in Mumbai Gigi Hadid in Adam Selman in New York Image: Instagram.com Jennifer Lopez in Balmain in Dubai Image: Instagram.com Lily Aldridge in J. Mendel in Beijing Image: Instagram.com Shilpa Shetty in Ashish N Soni in Mumbai Image: Viral Bhayani Neha Dhupia at Mumbai airport Image: Viral Bhayani

Budget buys: 11 cosy cardigans that are perfect for the in-between season

Friday, November 17 2017

Budget buys: 11 cosy cardigans that are perfect for the in-between season

Fluffy cardigan, H&M, Rs 1,920 Ruffle sleeve cardigan, Mango, Rs 2,240 Colour block cardigan, Marks & Spencer, Rs 2,190 Knitted cardigan, Miss Selfridge, Rs 2,240 Oversized hood cardigan, Monki, Rs 4,300 Cameo cardigan, New look, Rs 1,980 Black metallic cardigan, River Island, Rs 4,300 Handknit cardigan, Topshop, Rs 7,660 Oversized cardigan, Zara, Rs 1,890 Fringed jacquard cardigan, Bershka, Rs 1,920 Cardigan, & Other Stories, Rs 3,770 With summer officially coming to an end, make the most of the transitional season and the opportunity to show off some cute, cosy cardigans. A trusty separate to have in your wardrobe for the in-between season, it’s perfect to wrap up in against the autumn breeze. For a more understated look, pick from oversized numbers in shades of millennial pink, nudes and greys. While planning your coffee date outfit, go easy and style your ruffled sleeve cardigan by Mango with basic jeans. For a girls’ night out, add a hint of metallic to your ensemble with River Island’s knitted number. Those looking to add a pop of colour to the basic brunch outfit can invest in Topshop’s bright number or go with the colour blocked one from Marks & Spencer. Invest in classic hoops and white sneakers to complete the look. Check out our list of standout budget-friendly cardigans to stay warm and fuzzy this winter season. In this story: Coffee, Mango, Zara Now Playing: Walk the Cannes 2017 red carpet with Deepika Padukone

Everything you need to know about Jaipur’s new sculpture park

Friday, November 17 2017

Everything you need to know about Jaipur’s new sculpture park

Aparajita Jain, Shreyasi Goenka and Peter Nagy at the Nature Morte gallery in Delhi Image: Adil Hasan Chromatophobia (2012) by LN Tallur Image: Courtesy Nature Morte, Delhi Vertical Chronicle Of A Turbulent Equilibrium (2013) by Jitish Kallat Image: Courtesy Nature Morte, Delhi Arrested Image Of A Dream—Stone Wings (b) (2015) by Thukral & Tagra Thukral & Tagra’s Memorial-a (2016-2017) Perched on the Aravalli hills and overlooking the city of Jaipur, the Madhavendra Palace’s Nahargarh Fort has been called a close cousin of the Amber Fort. While the latter already has its steady stream of visitors, the former is about to get its share of the limelight, thanks to intrepid art lovers who have set out to make it a destination for Contemporary art. In December, around 50 pieces of sculpture will be displayed against the backdrop of this stately monument, built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. A royal retreat, curated by Peter Nagy, founding director of Delhi’s Nature Morte, the venture is the result of a public-private collaboration between the government of Rajasthan, spearheaded by Vasundhara Raje Scindia and Meera Mehrishi, along with the not-for-profi t Saat Saath Arts, headed by Aparajita Jain, with Malvika Singh as the main champion and supporter, and the backing of patrons like Shreyasi Goenka. For the first iteration, scheduled between December 2017 and November 2018, Nagy has chosen artists such as Anita Dube, Bharti Kher, Huma Bhabha, LN Tallur, G Ravinder Reddy, Reena Saini Kallat, Seher Shah, Subodh Gupta and Thukral & Tagra. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Jain’s conviction that unless art is more visible in the public domain, one cannot expect the general populace to be invested in its relevance to their lives, formed the basis of her support of this impermanent sculpture park. “We have an 8,000-year-old history of art and culture. While there is growing curiosity and reverence among the young towards our traditional arts, there is a general lack of pride or understanding of Contemporary art and culture,” says the Nature Morte co-director. Jain is sure that this update to the Nahargarh Fort will draw in larger numbers of visitors who will come specially to view the works, thus making it a destination—an approach that’s different from simply placing art in a shopping mall or a restaurant. “Our choice of this fort has a lot to do with logistics. The works have to be airlifted and we have to be extremely careful with the pieces,” she says. “However, this is the first sculpture park of this magnitude in the country and we are excited.” Shreyasi Goenka, co-director of Saat Saath Arts and content advisor at DNA and one of the project’s private funders, shares Jain’s enthusiasm. She points out that while the Rajasthan government, in particular, has woken up to the fact that Modern and Contemporary art can become part of the tourism infrastructure and are proactively investing in culture, private patronage also has its role to play. “Even in the past, it was the maharajas and royalty who commissioned art and it never came out of the state fund. It is only fair that corporates and private funders are utilised for projects such as these,” says Goenka, who has been building her private art collection over many years. “I find Contemporary art stimulates people in a way that is unique. Unlike craft and traditional art that can get subsumed into the background or fall into a blind spot, Contemporary art provokes. You can either hate it or love it but you cannot ignore it,” she says. OUT OF THE WHITE BOX Peter Nagy, one of India’s foremost curators who surprisingly began his career in the Indian art world as an artist, with a solo show at Gallery Chemould in the late 1990s, has always dreamed of a public art project in Jaipur. “In fact, this idea of a public sculpture park began way back in 2000-2001 for the Virasat Festival. But that did not take off and it ended up becoming the Jaipur Literature Festival. When Meera (Mehrishi) asked me if I would be interested in revisiting the project, I jumped at it,” he says. The palace is also known for its beautiful fresco paintings, and Nagy is fascinated by the idea of juxtaposing them with Bharti Kher’s “complex and almost Gothic works,” or artist duo Thukral & Tagra’s wings or paisley works. Curatorially speaking, though, it is no small feat to get large pieces of sculpture transported up a hillside. Moreover, the Fort is a heritage building with a no-nails policy. Still, Nagy is also looking forward to the challenge of lugging up a bronze sculpture by Huma Bhabha of a woman that looks part deity, part-athlete. “While curating I was looking for works that could just be plonked in the centre of a hall or in the more intimate corner of a room where no nails or support was required,” he says. “I want the sculptures to bring the place back to life, and evoke the notion of a pleasure palace, since the Maharaja would bring his concubines here. The works will conjure up ghosts of the past and reflect a little erotic and playful energy.” Nagy is equally excited about including Mumbai-based artist Manish Nai’s soft sculptures, patterned and shaped like gigantic, elongated sticks. “My choice reflects that I have always been trying to get out of the white box; which is why installing a sculpture in an unexpected location such as this is new and adventurous for me,” he says. GENERATION NEXT Thukral & Tagra, who will be showing Memorial-a, an abstract sculptural work involving a table tennis board and a Gandhi statue alongside Arrested Image Of A Dream , a monumental set of concrete wings, are curious to see the languages coming together, to see how the present talks to the past. “This conversation almost occurs in the future and fascinates us,” say Thukral & Tagra in a joint statement. Thukral & Tagra also feel strongly about public art, believing it to be more democratic and porous. “Art in the public domain solves a specific purpose. It’s different from showing in a closed space,” they concur. “The purpose of art here is ideal-ly to build community, interaction, to question and reflect. Here, no age, colour, language or religion come in between the artwork and the gaze.” The second phase of this project, which will begin after the inaugural display ends in November 2018, will also be curated by Nagy and he tells us that we can look forward to more international artists and a tighter curation of just five to six artists and 10 to 15 works. Like the other contributors in this venture, he is confident that the Pink City will soon become a hot new art destination. Besides, why shouldn’t culture be capitalised upon? Why shouldn’t it help the economy? The answers are all written on the frescoed wall. “If people can travel all the way to Basel and Athens or Kassel in Germany to see Indian art, then why won’t they travel to Jaipur? Currently, this is a couples’ getaway, but it will soon be a buzzing art destination,” he assures us.

Priyanka Chopra’s year in beauty: 60 best hairstyles and makeup looks

Friday, November 17 2017

Priyanka Chopra’s year in beauty: 60 best hairstyles and makeup looks

Priyanka Chopra, November 2017 Image: Instagram.com/priyankachopra The name Priyanka Chopra is synonymous with experimentation and always pushing the boundaries with her career, fashion and beauty choices. While she has spent most of her time overseas this year, we did spot her in the city for a couple of days. Here’s what the global actor’s beauty journey looked like, across borders, all the way through 2017. On shorter locks and mermaid-hued eyeshadow Chopra kicked off the year with two opposing beauty looks in January, and managed to ace each of them. One, her sleek, open waves and maroon lip combination at the Golden Globe Awards, and a fresh-faced pink lip and generous lashes of mascara at the People’s Choice Awards. Come first week of February and we spotted her in a fierce side-braid and messy hair look followed by another outing in a matte grey lip. She then took to the red carpet on two occasions, the Vanity Fair Oscars Party and at the Oscars in a simple-but-statement-making deep side-part, straight hair and a grey kohl and eyeliner look to go with. She upped her game in the month of March with a textured hun on one occasion, burnt orange lipstick on another and her now long locks in a middle part. All of her beauty looks in April were drastically different from each other—she pulled her hair back into a pony and minimal makeup for her appearance on Live With Kelly , wore her mane in romantic curls and a bright red lip for The Bachelor , and picked poker-straight, open hair at another event. Her beauty look for when she returned home that month? A basic blow-dry and matte red pout. May has to be the standout month this year, when it comes to Chopra’s best beauty looks. She wore silver eyeshadow, brown lipstick and a top knot to the Met Gala, a turquoise and purple eye makeup look for the premier of Baywatch , an intense metallic eyeshadow a week after and a sleek low bun and deep red lip at the end. In fact, her signature open waves made an appearance more often than not this month. In June, Chopra went the sleeker route with side-swept hair, muted-metallic-green eyeshadow, a sleek bun (accentuated with gold eyeliner and a red lip, this one being the exception) and a pink-hued monochrome makeup look. Take two As she stepped into the second half of the year, Chopra made glossy skin her favourite; it was a staple look throughout her birthday celebrations. For August, the actor showcased a mixed bunch of beauty looks including a bright orange lipstick, a fresh hair colour job of gold highlights just in time for her trip back to India (where she wore a bright pink lipstick for Ganesh Chaturthi festivities). Back to the US now, September saw Chopra step out in everything from a straight, centre-parted mane to a romantic updo and purple lipstick. She kicked the ball out of the park yet again with a wine-coloured monochrome makeup look at the Emmy Awards and soft, side-swept waves with a coral-nude lipstick at an event for the United Nations. Come October, Chopra kept her beauty looks fairly low-key with her naturally-wavy hair tied into a ponytail on holiday in Italy, open curls at an event and a beautiful icy-blue eyeliner at another. This month, the actor has repeatedly shared glimpses of her long, curly hair—a length we haven’t seen on her in a while—with barely-there makeup. The last one, paired with a pink eyeshadow, lengthening mascara and a lipstick to go with, definitely took the cake. Flip through the gallery above to have a look at Priyanka Chopra’s hairstyles and makeup over the year.

The Vogue Women Of The Year Awards are coming to your television screens

Friday, November 17 2017

The Vogue Women Of The Year Awards are coming to your television screens

YOU HAVE READ OF 10 STORIES THIS MONTH 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Image: Viral Bhayani The Vogue Women Of The Year Awards took place on September 24 at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai and the guest list was one loaded with some of the biggest names in Bollywood, trailblazers and top designers from the country. Some of the biggest moments of the evening also included Twinkle Khanna’s tongue-in-cheek acceptance speech and Shah Rukh Khan serenading host Archie Panjabi with a romantic song. Of course, everyone showed up in their best designer outfits. While Twinkle Khanna, Athiya Shetty and Padma Lakshmi chose varying shades of red (the first in a ruffled Gauri & Nainika, the second in a romantic floral Sachin & Babi, and the third in a traffic-stopping J Mendel maxi), Sonam Kapoor made her entrance in an emerald green Fouad Sarkis Couture gown, and Anushka Sharma glittered in a strapless Falguni & Shane Peacock. Going with fail-safe black, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Natasha Poonawalla opted for embellished noir gowns, and Kriti Sanon chose a slinky Shivan & Narresh. As for the men, Shah Rukh Khan chose an elegant tuxedo for the evening. Karan Johar chose a printed floral jacket by Tom Ford, while Manish Malhotra was spotted in a navy bandhgala. Rajkummar Rao and Jim Sarbh both chose to go bold with pink—the later even went all out with a monochrome suit. In case you didn’t manage to catch up with all the buzz at the time, you can watch the entire show on November 19 at 9pm, November 20 at 10am and November 21 at 7pm on Colours Infinity and Colours Infinity HD. Make sure you save the date(s)! Until then, check out 47 unseen pictures from the awards night: 1 /47 Kiran Rao, Natasha Poonawalla, Gauri Khan, Nita Ambani, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Isha Ambani Image: Kedar Nene Gauri Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Padma Lakshmi and Shah Rukh Khan Image: Kedar Nene

This online styling platform will change the way you shop

Friday, November 17 2017

This online styling platform will change the way you shop

YOU HAVE READ OF 10 STORIES THIS MONTH 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! SUBSCRIBE TO YouTube Gone are the days when one has the time to visit multiple stores, picking out the perfect ensembles for the multiple occasions on our social calendar be it weddings, friends’ birthdays, corporate soirees, or even everyday looks. But imagine if you had someone handpick out the coolest trends and super stylish outfits of the season based on your preference, body type and budget! Sounds like your dream come true, right? Confidress.com is a platform that’s here to change the way we shop by bringing styling advice right to our fingertips. Not sure what we are talking about? Read on to find out now. How it works? The process is easy. You create your style profile on this e-portal then expert stylists from Confidress will create looks best suited for you from over 95+ designers listed with them. The curated outfit options will be presented to you digitally. Once you choose the looks you like, you can shop them online and the outfits will be delivered right to your doorstep. Why we love it? With A-list brands and famed stylists on board, Confidress is on its way to creating a revolution in the fashion Industry. “We plan to change the customer shopping behavior by making shopping effortless and easy. The quality e-commerce industry is the future of our country. We want to be an honest, sincere, and value based company to our customers through our one stop fashion portal”, says CEO Ishita Khosla. Watch the video to know how Confidress works. Keep an eye out on their Instagram for more updates. In this story: Instagram, Social, Watch Now Playing: Walk the Cannes 2017 red carpet with Deepika Padukone

Claudia Schiffer celebrates 30 years in fashion with this shoe collaboration

Friday, November 17 2017

Claudia Schiffer celebrates 30 years in fashion with this shoe collaboration

Claudia Schiffer and Edgardo Osorio Image: Giampaolo Sgura She was discovered at 17, hit the peak of her career in the ’90s with the original supermodel club, was the iconic Guess girl, has been on nearly a thousand magazine covers, is a mother of three and completes three decades in fashion. Yet, she’s far from done. At 47, the German-born supermodel Claudia Schiffer is discovering new interests with upcoming fashion collaborations, including her shoe line with Aquazzura, her role as an executive producer, and a new coffee-table book. She tells Vogue what lies ahead. This isn’t the first time you have played designer. What inspired you to collaborate with Aquazzura? I’ve worked on a few varied collections, including cashmere and eyewear, so it’s exciting to be learning about shoes. The inspiration to collaborate really came from a conversation at dinner with Edgardo Osorio. We had a great synergy when we talked about fashion and shoes in particular, so the collaboration was born almost immediately. Working with Edgardo and his team is the best part of the collaboration because they bring so much skill and attention to detail. It has been incredible to visit their factory and see how much love and care goes into each pair of shoes. How does this collection fit into your wardrobe? When I work on any collection, I first ask myself what I need in my own wardrobe, what I will wear right now and still love in years to come. There are a few party shoes, great flats, a cool boot… Apart from working out I think we have all parts of life covered! The pair closest to my heart is the blue silk flats. They have cloud embroidery referencing my childhood nickname, Cloudy, and will be perfect with my favourite denim. What do modern women want in their wardrobes? Women fulfil more varied roles in their lives than they would have even 50 years ago, so they need to be able to dress appropriately to meet all those expectations. That was the plan for this collection: a capsule shoe closet that takes you anywhere for anything. Who are the designers you like to wear? Any new discoveries? I love to mix up designer with highstreet and vintage. I wear a lot of denim— I usually choose M.i.h and Frame. I turn to Isabel Marant for cool separates, March 11 for their embroidered dresses and Saloni for printed dresses. I do wear something from my own cashmere collection most days, because it’s just so cosy and the shapes are so easy to wear. I like Missoma London and Solange for jewellery—to layer up for everyday and for more special pieces too—and, of course, Aquazzura is my first stop for shoes. Tell us about your other projects. In addition to modelling and my cashmere knitwear line, I have quite a few projects in the pipeline in celebration of my 30th anniversary in luxury and fashion. It starts with a Rizzoli book featuring my favourite images from my career by photographers like Mario Testino, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts and Annie Leibovitz, to name a few. There are also some stories shared by my friends from the industry, from the other supermodels, as well as designers like Donatella Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. I am launching a limited edition make-up range with German beauty giant Artdeco and have already launched a hosiery collection in collaboration with Kunert, called Claudia Schiffer Legs. There’s also my role as executive producer on the film Kingsman:The Golden Circle. A career highlight that made it to the book? I can’t pick just one. I look back at my first British Vogue cover shot by Herb Ritts, which Karl Lagerfeld saw and then wanted to meet me; and the iconic supermodel group covers that I was part of for US Vogue —like the 100th anniversary issue photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, or the millennium cover shot by Annie Leibovitz. What surprises you about the industry today? Social media has changed it. Models probably have more of an opportunity to take control. In the ’90s a great agent would make sure you were being considered for key jobs, but now you can almost act as your own agent by sharing photographs and videos. There was a lot of camaraderie 30 years ago, which I don’t know exists now because the field is a lot bigger, but I think many of the changes are positive things. And a lot of the key players who I met when I first started out are still at the top of their game. That’s pretty surprising, and very impressive. With Gigi, Bella and Kendall, we’ve seen a return of the supermodels. What advice do you have for them? Don’t worry about being called boring because you’re being professional. Work hard on maintaining your looks: don’t party, don’t smoke, take care of your body. Get a good lawyer, be punctual, respectful and alw

Best dressed this week: Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma

Saturday, November 18 2017

Best dressed this week: Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma

Shilpa Shetty Kundra in White Elephant by Mayyur Girotra and Curio Cottage Image: Instagram.com Vaani Kapoor in Falguni Shane Peacock and Anmol Jewellers This week, Bollywood’s best dressed crew left easy-breezy ensembles behind and stepped out in some exceptional party-ready outfits. While Anushka Sharma power dressed at the Indian Sports Honours Awards in a bright red Nikhil Thampi suit , Neha Dhupia wrapped herself up in a hot pink Lavish Alice jumpsuit, and Deepika Padukone promoted Padmavati in a dramatic pink Bibhu Mohapatra number . Another star who made a sartorial statement this week was Vaani Kapoor. The actor stepped out in a glittering Falguni Shane Peacock gown perfect for a cocktail party. This week also had wedding hoppers all over India liking and sharing pictures of Alia Bhatt’s latest evening outfit . The star gave traditional lehengas a modern update, pairing her pastel Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla skirt with a romantic shirt-style choli . Joining her down the Indian ethnic route was Shilpa Shetty Kundra, wearing a charcoal-meets-blue sari with scarlet accents. Find out what international favourites Emma Stone, Bella and Gigi Hadid wore in our slideshow now.

How to create the perfect Indian festive makeup look

Saturday, November 18 2017

How to create the perfect Indian festive makeup look

He picked up the blending brush at 15, going on to create avant garde looks for the world’s biggest brands. What happens when he makes India his palette? International makeup artist Roshar offers Vogue a peek. Inspiration Roshar is no stranger to Asian influences; he started his career as a freelance makeup artist in Singapore. For this composition, he cites his inspiration as “the feeling I get when I think of India.” For the artist who loves immersing himself in different cultures and experiences, “the spices, the movies, the music, the textiles, the jewellery” from India called out loud. “It’s so colourful and rich yet mysterious and exciting.” Eyes “The golds and purples are contrasting to each other,” he says, “which is the key to make the eyes stand out.” To recreate the look, “put the eyeshadow in the crease first, and make sure the eye is open while you do the crease. That way the colour falls into the eye socket and not the fold of the eye. This will make the eyes look larger. Then when you add the eyeshadow and highlight, it ensures that the edges of your crease get blended.” Brows Instead of matching your brow colour to your hair, Roshar turns it on its head by going a few shades lighter than the model’s natural hair. “This makes the eyes stand out and the eyebrows don’t compete with the eyeshadow,” he says. “Just use a brow gel that has colour built into it.” Cheeks He takes blush way beyond its usual territory, with a vibrant swathe of colour from the apples of the cheeks right up to the temples. “I was inspired to recreate the way colourful lights hit the face,” he says. Lips The metallic Tyrian purple-brown lips, though distinctive, stand out in relation to the eyes and cheeks. “With the lip, I didn’t want to compete with the vibrant cheek colour or eyeshadow,” explains Roshar, “But I didn’t want it to be nude as well, so I chose a rich brown. You have an illusion of a glamorous lip without making it a strong feature.” Products used: Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer; Dior Diorblush, 889 New Red; Chanel Intense Eye Pencil, Noir; NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow, Pygar; NARS Matte Eyeshadow, Coconut Grove; Dior Diorshow Mascara; Chanel Brow Gel—Le Gel Sourcils, 360 Blond; Bobbi Brown Semi Matte Lipstick, Rum Raisin