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Kareena Kapoor Khan adds another Gucci piece to her travel wardrobe

Monday, November 27 2017

Kareena Kapoor Khan adds another Gucci piece to her travel wardrobe

Kareena Kapoor Khan in Gucci at the airport Image: Viral Bhayani Kareena Kapoor Khan in Gucci at the airport Image: Viral Bhayani Kareena Kapoor Khan in Gucci at the airport Image: Viral Bhayani Kareena Kapoor Khan in Gucci at the airport Image: Viral Bhayani Kareena Kapoor Khan had quite a busy weekend. The actor walked the ramp for designer and close friend, Manish Malhotra’s fashion show in Kenya . After the short trip, Kapoor Khan was spotted at the airport returning to Mumbai yesterday. Being on-the-go constantly has made Kapoor Khan a master of the travel uniform, with the star often choosing comfy jackets and sweatshirts to stay warm in the flight. This time, the actor opted for a quirky skull print Gucci sweatshirt and skinny denim jeans for the flight back. Keeping her look travel-appropriate, Kapoor Khan accessorised her outfit with her trusty black Hermès Birkin bag and black leather boots. This isn’t the first time she has chosen from the two fashion houses for travel: remember this slogan Gucci T-shirt and Hermès combination ? The actor accentuated her simple look with her trademark black sunglasses, striking red lips and hair tied back in a bun. Making a case for utilitarian travel dressing, Kapoor Khan’s outfit was both comfortable and of the moment. While catching a flight or stepping out for a movie with friends, take styling cues from actor’s recent ensemble and pull on a cosy yet statement-making sweatshirt. Check out the slideshow for a closer look at Kareena Kapoor Khan’s travel outfit.

Bollywood next gen Ananya Panday made a stunning debutant at Le Bal 2017

Monday, November 27 2017

Bollywood next gen Ananya Panday made a stunning debutant at Le Bal 2017

Ananya Panday with Prince Philip of Arenberg Image: Yungling Fang Ananya Panday with Prince Philip of Arenberg Image: Yungling Fang Ananya Panday with father Chunky Panday Image: Yungling Fang Chunky, Bhavana, Rysa, Ananya and Ahaan Panday Image: Yungling Fang Ananya Panday with Prince Phillip of Arenberg Image: Yungling Fang This weekend, actor Chunky Panday’s 19-year-old daughter Ananya Panday made her society debut at the 25th annual Bal des Debutantes in Paris, also known as Le Bal, at the Peninsula Paris. A glamorous society event featuring couture and cavaliers, Le Bal selects 25 girls from elite backgrounds across the spheres of arts, business, films, culture and royalty, to make their official public debut at a grand ball in Paris. This year, Ananya Panday had her initiation along with Hollywood celebrity Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava Phillipe, and Jaipur’s Princess Gauravi Kumari, Princess Diya Kumari’s daughter. Also present at the event as cavaliers were Ahaan Panday, Ananya’s cousin, and Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur. Ananya, who has a considerable social media following, looked stunning in an elegant blue gown by Jean Paul Gaultier, jewellery by Payal New York and shoes by Christian Louboutin, and her makeup and hair were done by MAC Cosmetics and Alexandre de Paris respectively. Ananya was escorted by her cavalier, Prince Philip of Arenberg, for the evening. Along with her cousin Ahaan, the young debutant’s parents, Chunky and Bhavna, and sister, Rysa, were also at the event to watch her come out to high society. The cousins were seen practicing their dance the day before the ball, where Ananya wore a firefly dress by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. Rumour has it, Ananya Panday may be making her official Bollywood debut in Karan Johar’s upcoming Student of the Year 2 , but the news is yet to be confirmed. Check out our gallery above to catch some of her best moments from Le Bal.

40 beauty products every woman in her 40s should have in her beauty kit

Monday, November 27 2017

40 beauty products every woman in her 40s should have in her beauty kit

YOU HAVE READ OF 10 STORIES THIS MONTH 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Next Your 40s are the decade your skin and hair start to ask for extra care and nourishment. You’ll notice your skin starting to feel the gravity, fine lines and wrinkles become more prominent and your hair losing its lustre and maybe feeling thinner. We put together a directory of 40 beauty products every woman in her 40s should own to look and feel her best. 1 /40 Anti-ageing foundation At this stage, every single thing that you put on your skin counts for/against it. Nourishment is key, and using a foundation that can contribute, even in a small way, towards this is a win. What to buy: Givenchy Age-Defying And Perfecting Foundation SPF 15, Rs 4,950 Concealer The most important base beauty product, we’d say. Invest in one that’s easy to touch up on the move—anti-ageing properties are always a win. What to buy: Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer, Rs 2,300 Eyeliner This one needs no explanation, an eyeliner or kajal in black and/or brown is a must-have in every woman’s beauty kit. It’s the quickest beauty look in a single product. What to buy: Sephora Collection Long Lasting Kohl Pencil, Rs 720 Lash-boosting mascara Hair loss is common with age and the hair on your lashes are unfortunately affected by this as well. A mascara that nourishes your lashes, promotes hair growth and accentuates your eyes is the best kind for anyone in their 40s. What to buy: Deborah Lash Creator Volume & Care Mascara, Rs 595 Blush A hint of colour on the cheeks is always a good idea. What to buy: Faces Glam On Perfect Blush, Rs 499 Cream highlighter Even if you might not want to go all out and strobe, a few dabs of highlighter on your high points can make your face look more chiselled and give you a fresh glow. What to buy: NYX Professional Makeup Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter, Rs 750 Plumping lipstick You’ll notice your lips start to develop fine lines as well, which means they’ll need an extra boost with the lip products you use, including your lipsticks. Choose wisely and look out for keywords like ‘plumping’ and ‘hydrating’ on the packaging. What to buy: The Face Shop Collagen Ampoule Lipstick, Rs 1,690 Primer Over time, skin ageing can cause it to look dull and sallow. A purple-toned primer will give it a brightening boost pre-foundation. What to buy: Becca First Light Priming Filter, Rs 3,380 Loose powder While your skincare routine is prime, you might not want to wear a full face of makeup every single day. Conceal and dust on some loose powder for a matte finish and no imperfections in sight. What to buy: Inglot Translucent Face Loose Powder, Rs 990 Eyeshadow palette A basic eyeshadow palette that you can use, if even just for a single wash of colour at the start of your day, is a must-have. What to buy: IsaDora Eye Shadow Trio, Rs 1,190 Brow pencil Look through pictures of celebrities in their 40s and you’ll notice the one thing that’s always on point is their brows. Keep them filled in with a basic brow pencil for a youthful look. What to buy: Revlon Brow Fantasy, Rs 1,095 Body lotion Hydrating your skin is the most important—you’ll feel it getting dryer more often than not. Not a fan of thick body butters? Get yourself a body milk. What to buy: The Body Shop Moringa Softening Body Milk, Rs 575 Anti-cellulite scrub Besides dry skin, you’ll also find that your limbs start to develop dimples and don’t look as smooth and toned as before. A body exfoliator will help to reduce this cellulite and tone those errant bits. What to buy: Ahava Dead Sea Plants Smoothing Body Exfoliator, Rs 2,190 Toning oil Make sure you use a toning oil two-three times a week (you can alternate this with your body moisturiser in the morning) to keep your skin from sagging and always looking taut. What to buy: Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil, Rs 4,138 Hand cream While you often ignore hand care, your fingers and palms are actually the first to show signs of ageing—to be fair, they’re the most used. Massage a hand cream on every night before you go to bed for some much-deserved TLC. What to buy: Kama Ayurveda Hand Cream, Rs 725 Massage oil This one’s for the days you can’t make it to your monthly spa session but could use some self-pampering at home. What to buy: Junaili Apricot Body Oil, Rs 420 Luxe soap Shower gels are definitely convenient to use, but artificial fragrances and the gel consistency can dry out your skin even further. Go old school with a luxe bar of soap loaded with skin-happy ingredients to up your daily shower. What to buy: L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Petal Soap, Rs 510 Shampoo Whether it’s hair loss, thinning or a dry scalp, a shampoo that looks after all your haircare concerns and provides it with the nutrition it needs should be in your vanity. What to buy: Aromatherapy Associates Shampoo, Rs 2,670 Conditioner Even if you’re running late, leave on a conditioner at least for two minutes and rinse before you step out of the shower. You’ll notice the change in a single wash. What to buy: Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner, Rs 1,530 Hair serum There’s nothing better than a haircare product that works while you go about your day. A leave-in serum keeps your strands protected and healthy till the next wash. What to buy: Wella Professionals SP Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir For Keratin Protection, Rs 920 Hair mask Once a week, give your mane a boost of health with a masking session. In fact, apply the mask and leave it on while you use your weekly body scrub, and wash off after—two birds with one stone. What to buy: Minus417 Catharsis Rejuvenation Hair Mud Mask, Rs 2,550 Hair oil For a hair treatment that works while you sleep, in case you aren’t able to spend time on your mask, invest in a hair oil and use it overnight for best results. What to buy: St Botanica 10 In 1 Hair Oil, Rs 899 A face wash The first step to your beauty routine as you wake up and the most important, as we’ve always said. Wake up to a refreshing face rinse so that the rest of your skincare routine can work at its efficient best. What to buy: Burt’s Bees Soap Bark And Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, Rs 1,410 A face scrub Dead cells, dust and grime, they all need to go. However, as your skin ages, gentle is the way to be. Use a scrub two-three times a week for a deep cleanse. What to buy: Bottega Di Lungavita Age-In Face Scrub, Rs 990 Anti-ageing day cream Upgrade your morning moisturiser to one that works hard to keep your skin’s hydration levels in check and signs of ageing at bay. Look out for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. What to buy: Innisfree Perfect 9 Repair Cream, Rs 3,400 Anti-ageing night cream Just like the one for the am, your night moisturiser needs to power up as well with a healthy dose of antioxidants and vitamins. What to buy: Elizabeth Arden Anti-Aging Overnight Cream, Rs 10,840 Day serum Post cleansing, use a concentrated serum to charge your skin for the day and follow up with moisturiser. What to buy: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Rs 4,800 Night serum As part of your night-time routine, it’s important to use a power-packed serum after cleansing that looks after all your skin’s concerns (think fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation) and aids it as it regenerates overnight. What to buy: Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum, Rs 2,995 Face oil Once a week, feed your face with skin foods that’ll make sure you wake up glowing and with your skin feeling plump and revitalised. Use this in place of your night cream. What to buy: Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, Rs 3,800 An anti-pigmentation treatment While you’re religiously using your vitamin C-based products all over your face, your existing dark spots require a stronger, targeted dosage. Apply on pigmented areas before you sleep. What to buy: Estée Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum, Rs 6,500 A sunscreen The most important of them all, look out for a sunscreen SPF30 or more, and one that protects you from photo-ageing. What to buy: Avéne Day Protector UV EX SPF30 PA+++, Rs 1,422 Firming and lifting cream You’ll notice the skin around your jawline, neck and décolletage starts to lose its elasticity, making skin ageing even more prominent. Massage these areas with a firming cream to encourage collagen production. What to buy: Epique Switzerland Sculpting and Firming Cream, Rs 3,900 A face mist Keep one of these in your handbag for a mid-day boost of freshness and a dose of antioxidants. What to buy: Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist, Rs 3,190 Face mask Use a hydrating face mask once a week—while Netflix-ing, of course—for a skincare session that takes almost zero effort. What to buy: Thalgo Hyaluronic Mask, Rs 4,100 An eye cream Puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles, fine lines—you’ll notice them all around your eye area, making looking after it an absolute must. Make sure you’re tapping on an eye cream every single day. What to buy: Yves Rocher Anti – Age Global Complete Anti – Aging Eye Care, Rs 2,000 Eye mask Look after your delicate eye area by using an eye mask once a week to relieve tiredness and puffiness. What to buy: Sephora Orchid Eye Mask, Rs 330 Lip balm Your lips take a beating as you age and are affected by sun exposure as well. Switch your regular lip balm to a moisturising formula with SPF for maximum care. What to buy: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer SPF 15, Rs 175 Lip mask When you’re masking your entire face, why not do it to your lips too? Apply a thin layer before bed and wake up with a soft pout. What to buy: DearPacker Plum Seed Sleeping Lip Mask, Rs 1,290 Lip scrub You know exactly how this beauty staple works—slough away before wearing lipstick for smooth application and plush lips. What to buy: Forest Essentials Lip Scrub – Cane Sugar, Rs 525 A makeup remover Use a cream- or balm-based makeup remover to make sure you get every bit off without stripping your skin of any moisture. What to buy: Ciaté London Make Up Melter Make Up Remover Balm, Rs 1,600

9 indispensable pieces of career advice every fashion student needs to read

Monday, November 27 2017

9 indispensable pieces of career advice every fashion student needs to read

YOU HAVE READ OF 10 STORIES THIS MONTH 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Image: Tarun Vishwa I am going to share with you what I know for sure. Simple life truths, hacks and insights that I have been fortunate to have amassed over 23 years of my professional life. What I am presenting to you are my work beliefs mixed with life learnings that I hope will prep you for this incredibly fascinating and equally complex journey that lies ahead. Here goes… Be curious and don’t mind your own business Be hungry for knowledge, keep educating yourself even after your formal education is over and don’t ever stop being a student. Ask lots of questions, seek knowledge and truths in everything around you. This hunger will fuel everything you do. Some of the greatest minds in fashion and creativity have been influenced by politics, books, movies, songs, art, travel and cultural tipping points. To this end, in addition to reading fashion magazines and blogs, go watch TV shows, go for art exhibits, concerts and food festivals. Travel to far off and exciting places. Trust me, all of that will help you in building your fashion narrative. Most importantly, let your work also reflect the times we live in. So be both diversity forward and inclusive. Focus on the journey and you get to your destination That’s where the fun stuff happens. Almost every young designer I meet, knows where they want to be—the stores, the covers, the turnover, the show stopper etc, but often lose sight of what all its going to take to get there. Don’t try to be a second-hand version of any existing great designer, be the best version of yourself. There is a massive difference between seeking inspiration and plagiarism. Understand it well. Please don’t go in search for overnight success. Other than on cheesy soap operas and doctored reality shows, this rarely happens in real life. Take it slow and steady… climb one step after the other and stop comparing yourself to anyone else. If I were you, I’d take time off from everything to mindfully plan out your next steps. If I were you, I’d go out and get a job instead of dreaming of starting your own label. Whether it’s for a month or three years, that experience is going to be priceless. For one, it will kill your ego. Secondly, the practice of working your way ground up will sensitise and familiarise you with systems, processes and structure that are all key to retail success. You are young and have years ahead to shape your brand… first shape your work ethics, and get a job. The first three years of my career taught me almost everything I know about dealing with people and working in a system. I had it easy when I started out my career, you don’t You have tough competition, nasty bosses, jealous co-workers, unaffordable rents, social media and FOMO to keep you anxious, stressed and burnt out. So your best weapon is going to be to build a strong sense of self, ethics and values. Know yourself, understand yourself and love yourself. Be clear about your biases, prejudices and preferences. Don’t compromise on yourself for anything. Once you have the passion and the patience to go the distance, the purpose will guide you to your destiny. Some of the most successful designers are such a seamless extension of their brands—take for example Lagerfeld or Stella McCartney. Their life and work have follow similar paths and beliefs. I hope your sartorial voice is linked to all that you stand for. Also, if I were you, I’d worry less about critics and the fashion design community and more about what the buyer thinks. Unless it’s Vogue . And that’s a different conversation for a different day. Failure and success are really two sides of a trippy coin Learn from both but don’t let either define you. I always make it a point to watch the Gen Next shows—I find them most exciting and promising. But often, after a noteworthy debut, young designers fall off the radar by season two. They have gotten carried away by the accolades, the attention and the parties… they are so busy basking in their new-found glory that they forget that this is only the beginning. They forget season two. They lose sight of longevity and have not paid any attention to sustaining their businesses. You may soar or sink, but if you believe in your product, then please keep at it and keep working at it till you find a formula that works. If you look close enough, you’ll see a lot of this has to do with pricing. Which brings me to my next point… Pricing is not just anything, it is everything! The sooner you understand it the better. Either you are in this for the scale game. Big numbers, big volumes and affordable pricing, or you are in it for big margins and customised clothing. Know your skills, your strengths and find your fit. Be brutally honest and realistic about your strength and marry it with your style. Designing is one part of the job, but getting your back-end, manufacturing, sampling, marketing right is what will bring you those wonderful people called buyers! Digital is not going away anywhere, so embrace it Do a free online course on data analytics or digital marketing, know your SEO from your SEM, subscribe to diverse websites like Digi Day and Fast Co., and realise why your Instagram account may be the most important way for you to communicate with this universe. And please, don’t just give your money to any blogger who promises to promote your label. For heaven’s sake stop calling your clothes ‘exclusive, bespoke or couture’ loosely These words should be perma-banned from the Indian fashion lexicon! Be nice, be respectful and be pro stuff Wish everyone good morning and write enough thank you mails and notes. Being a diva was so 1980s. Empathy is the new black. You might be super successful, but where’s the joy if everyone hates you and is secretly planning ways to poison you? My greatest achievement to date is having people tell me that I am nice, and I am respectful. Then they spoil it all by saying that I am so unlike a Vogue editor. Don’t know what that even means, but I guess it’s that one movie that has ruined it for fashion editors the world over. Balance, balance, balance Please remind yourself very often that this is a job, it’s not life. It’s what we do, not who we are. Don’t become your job; it is both limiting and stagnating. Take breaks, meditate, work out, and most importantly, find ways to switch off every day. If I had to make a choice, I’d say this is the most valuable lesson I have learnt from all. Here’s what I wish for each of you—passion, purpose, a great life partner, good health, exciting travels, lasting friendships and exhilarating conversations. All the best! In This Series : Careers in Fashion

Step into the party season with must-have pieces from Swarovski

Monday, November 27 2017

Step into the party season with must-have pieces from Swarovski

YOU HAVE READ OF 10 STORIES THIS MONTH 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! Next November signals the onset of the party season. Whether you’re attending your best friend’s wedding, hanging with your squad, attending pre-Christmas parties or more —your social calendar is filling up with back-to-back invites. And, while your wardrobe has scene-stealing ensembles, your jewellery should match, too. Bring your festive jewellery wardrobe up to speed with ‘Confluence’ — a line of exquisite designer jewellery made with crystals from Swarovski. To mark Swarovski’s 15-year journey in India, the country’s leading designers have come together to create a one-of-a-kind collection that will add an extra hit of sparkle to any party ensemble. This debut collection features statement designs crafted by famed Indian fashion and jewellery designers, including the likes of Amrapali, Eina Ahluwalia, Gaurav Gupta, Isharya, JJ Valaya, Manish Arora, Outhouse, Pernia Qureshi, Rohit Bal, Shivan & Narresh, Suhani Pittie and Suneet Varma. Up your jewellery game with party-perfect numbers. We pick a few of our favourite pieces from this collection. 1 /6 Pair Eina Ahluwalia’s Persian black earrings with your trusted LBD for a night out. Keep the fun going with these Egyptian show-stoppers by Isharya. hese Ranas half-moon drop earrings by JJ Valaya will look great with a white tee and jeans. Play up the drama at a pool party in these shoulder duster earrings by Manish Arora. The devil is in the details. Add some shine to a boring number with this starlight necklace by Outhouse. Your New Year’s ensemble is begging for these starburst earrings by Pernia Qureshi. Jewellery by Crystals from Swarovski for ‘CONFLUENCE’ is available at partner designer boutiques, select multi-brand designer stores, and select e-commerce channels. Click here to shop it now.

Sotheby’s to sell the largest round diamond ever to be offered to auction

Monday, November 27 2017

Sotheby’s to sell the largest round diamond ever to be offered to auction

Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Earrings Orangy Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring Burmese Ruby and Diamond Ring 110.92 Carat Round Diamond Sapphire and Diamond Necklace Bracelet Combination, Harry Winston Vivid Blue Diamond Diamond, Onyx and Emerald 'Double Panther' Bracelet, Cartier December is officially the season for shimmer, shine and all things sparkly. Just in time for the holidays, Sotheby’s is hosting two auctions, Magnificent Jewels, and Fine Jewels on December 5 and 7, in New York. The Magnificent Jewels auction will display a 5.69-Carat Vivid Blue Diamond Ring (estimated price 12/15 million dollars) and an extremely rare 110.92-Carat Round Diamond (estimated price 4.2/6.2 million dollars), the largest round diamond ever to be offered at a Sotheby’s auction. Expect to find a slew of vintage and contemporary pieces like vivid yellow diamond and diamond earrings, elegant sapphire and diamond bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, rare sapphire and diamond ear clips by Harry Winston, an exquisite orangish-pink diamond ring, and more by prominent houses including Tiffany & Co., JAR, and Cartier, along with noteworthy gemstones. If you’re looking for impressive coloured stones to match your fashion-forward ensembles, this auction also offers a variety of vibrant rubies, emeralds and sapphires. On the other hand, the Fine Jewels sale will put an end to all your gifting dilemmas as it brings fashionable pieces for every style and occasion at accessible price points. From classic diamond rings to whimsical brooches, here you’ll find something for almost everyone on your list this season. All pieces from both the sales will be on public exhibition in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries in New York from November 30 – December 7

This pop-up brings together all you need for a destination wedding wardrobe

Monday, November 27 2017

This pop-up brings together all you need for a destination wedding wardrobe

YOU HAVE READ OF 10 STORIES THIS MONTH 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! 1 /6 It’s wedding season all around, which means you’ve probably got plans of jet-setting away to some exotic location as part of the celebration. But between clearing out your schedule and filling up your suitcase, knowing what to pack can be tough, especially if you’re looking to stand out and make a statement. Luckily, this collaboration has got all your destination wedding demands covered. Luxury concept store Le Mill, fashion designer Surily Goel and jewellery designer Kajal Fabiani have come together to curate ‘Memorable Matches’, a two-day trunk show at Pali Hill, Bandra between November 28 and 29. As the name may suggest, ‘Memorable Matches’ is all about inspired pairings of Indian outfits with international labels, styled by Vogue India’s fashion director and leading celebrity stylist, Anaita Shroff Adajania. Think high-end labels like Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balmain and Balenciaga mixed with the ethnic elegance of Surily G designs, and topped off with accents by Kajal Fabiani’s KAJ Fine Jewellery. The idea is to shake things up and explore refreshing ways to style those wedding staples. Whether its adding the contemporary touch of a crop top to your traditional sari or a jacket to your lehenga, ‘Memorable Matches’ not only promises to leave you with a unique and interesting wedding trousseau, but a renewed perspective on styling wedding wear as well. Speaking of the demands of modern customer, Surily Goel says “I have always believed that it’s very important for our clients to bring their personality and their style into our garments. Inspired by destination weddings and the growing needs of my clients, the new collection has pieces that can be worn together or separates. Women today are looking for something unusual, and Anaita would help marry my Indian creations with international labels.” Kajal Fabiani agrees, “Destination weddings have become increasingly common and it’s important for our clients to have access to pieces that are easily wearable. Due to safety concerns our clients don’t want to carry separate jewellery for each occasion.” While attendance at this exclusive pop-up is by appointment only, the special trunk show has been established with the aim of evolving into an annual edition, including a travelling version that caters to other metro cities in India. So, if you’re looking to spruce up your vacation wedding wardrobe, this one-of-a-kind event is worth an appointment.

10 happiest celebrity moments this week will put a smile on your face

Monday, November 27 2017

10 happiest celebrity moments this week will put a smile on your face

10 happiest celebrity moments this week will put a smile on your face Laughter costs nothing By Shweta Gandhi It's the start of a brand new week, and though Monday is always taken as a synonym for the 'blues', we have your celebrities proving that perspective is all that matters. Happiness comes free of charge, and A-listers like Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone are showing us how to keep that grin intact, whether it's by spending time with your lover (like Sonam), your dog (Anushka's zest is unmistakable) or simply soaking up the sunshine (take a look at Alia's serene face). We've rounded up 10 blissful moments that will give you good vibes through the week: It's rightly said that some of the best pictures are lucky accidents. Rhea Kapoor caught sister Sonam sharing a moment with her boyfriend Anand Ahuja, making us believe that couples who laugh together, last forever. A post shared by Rhea Kapoor (@rheakapoor) on Nov 22, 2017 at 6:13am PST Deepika Padukone's genuine happiness for her childhood friend getting married is evident in her wide smile. A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Nov 24, 2017 at 7:55am PST Anushka Sharma's beaming face leaves no room for doubt about where she stands on cuddling canines. A post shared by Instant Bollywood (@instantbollywood) on Nov 26, 2017 at 4:20am PST Family comes first and foremost, signals PC, with this celebratory picture of her clinking glasses with her cousin. A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Nov 25, 2017 at 10:53am PST Alia Bhatt's serene smile as she soaks up the sun is all we need for #MondayMotivation. A post shared by Alia (@aliaabhatt) on Nov 24, 2017 at 1:57am PST Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra are all smiles on completing 8 years of married life. Anniversary “Binge” with hubby @rajkundra9 @#wasabi our favourite restaurant #memories #8yrsstrong #celebrations #gratitude #together #love A post shared by Shilpa Shetty Kundra (@theshilpashetty) on Nov 22, 2017 at 9:40am PST Karisma Kapoor really doesn't need a reason to be happy, but this smile can be credited to a recent wedding that she attended. A post shared by KK (@therealkarismakapoor) on Nov 20, 2017 at 10:43pm PST Miss World Manushi Chhillar's joy in returning home is reflected in her radiant smile. A post shared by www.beautypageants.in (@missindiaorg) on Nov 25, 2017 at 12:57pm PST Meanwhile, Parineeti Chopra is hanging out with Arjun Kapoor as they prepare to shoot for their upcoming film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar . A post shared by Parineeti Chopra (@parineetichopra) on Nov 23, 2017 at 5:05am PST Beaming bride Sagarika Ghatge just tied the knot with her long-time beau, Zaheer Khan.

Deepika Padukone shows you how to style your favourite dress for colder weather

Monday, November 27 2017

Deepika Padukone shows you how to style your favourite dress for colder weather

Deepika Padukone shows you how to style your favourite dress for colder weather Transitional wardrobe for the win By Elle Team Deepika Padukone spends half her life on a plane jet-setting between different time zones, so you know the Bollywood actress is a dab hand at repurposing her wardrobe to suit the occasion/climate/time of day. And just like you, she's not about to let the cooler winds of November deter her from wearing her favourite summer dress. So what does Deepika do? Unbutton the front of the dress to turn it into a floor-length jacket, throw on a pair of distressed jeans and call it a day. Wearing dresses over pants is a trend we've seen more and more of among the fashionable members of the movie industry and its benefits are two-fold. Forgot to shave your legs? Dresses aren't off limits wit this styling trick. It also combines the dramatic appeal of a full-length dress with the practicality of a T-shirt-and-jeans look, which is perfect for those lazy days when you really don't want to be spending too much time figuring out what to wear. No wonder Jacqueline Fernandez, Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma are all card-carrying members of Deepika's dress-over-pants club. 5 ways celebrities are styling the dress-over-pants look Since it’s all too easy for a pair of denims to get lost under a flared dress, a high slit helped Deepika Padukone show off some leg. Anushka Sharma’s ripped denims help keep the interest alive under a semi-buttoned tunic. As with all good things in life, you can’t have the best of both worlds. If your dress is voluminous, opt for fitted leggings like Jacqueline Fernandez, and vice versa. The dress-over-pants trend can work in some easy glam too. Shraddha Kapoor matched her fringe Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna number with black denims and high boots. Elsewhere, Alia Bhatt made the trend red carpet-worthy by pairing her high-low Monique Lhuillier number with sleek black leggings. Since it’s all too easy for a pair of denims to get lost under a flared dress, a high slit helped Deepika Padukone show off some leg. Anushka Sharma’s ripped denims help keep the interest alive under a semi-buttoned tunic. As with all good things in life, you can’t have the best of both worlds. If your dress is voluminous, opt for fitted leggings like Jacqueline Fernandez, and vice versa. The dress-over-pants trend can work in some easy glam too. Shraddha Kapoor matched her fringe Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna number with black denims and high boots. Elsewhere, Alia Bhatt made the trend red carpet-worthy by pairing her high-low Monique Lhuillier number with sleek black leggings.

Meryl Streep’s most impressive on-screen transformations

Wednesday, November 29 2017

Meryl Streep’s most impressive on-screen transformations

Steven Spielberg’s Meryl Steep and Tom Hanks starrer, The Post , that had its official trailer release recently, brings the two Oscar royalties together on-screen for the first time. The plot of the movie is clear—a Vietnam War conspiracy—but one cannot overlook the cinematography, background score and costumes that accompany a Spielberg motion picture. Meryl Streep plays Katherine Graham, a prolific journalist and publisher for the family-led newspaper— The Washington Post , and the seminal method actor has once again undergone a dramatic transformation to bring the role to life. Her chameleon-like approach to owning her characters is apparent in most of her movies. Not only does she adopt the nuances of the characters she plays, but also goes into a detailed physical transformation in order to do them full justice. Here’s a record of her most dramatic on-screen transformations.

6 common doubts people have about visiting a mental health counsellor

Wednesday, November 29 2017

6 common doubts people have about visiting a mental health counsellor

You have read of 10 stories this month 30 day free access to digital issues worth INR 400 Get it now ! The importance of mental health becomes obvious when you consider the number of physical ailments that it has a direct correlation with. Stress and anxiety, if left unmanaged, can increase the risk for or worsen a number of life-impairing ailments including heart disease, diabetes, asthma, allergies, thyroid disorders and obesity. It follows then that mental health is as important as any other physical issue you could suffer from. A report by the WHO states that over five crore Indians suffer from depression and over three crores suffer from anxiety disorders. In spite of these large numbers, seeking help still remains shrouded in stigma even in the most urban settings. People shy away from visiting a counsellor for fear of judgement by the practitioner and their own peers. Often, this could stem from a lack of information about the role of a mental health practitioner, or what the treatment actually entails. We spoke to Mumbai-based counsellor Dr Anju Kapoor to help dispel common misconceptions related to psychological treatment.

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I’ve seen practitioners labelled counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists. What is the difference? Whether you’re ‘meeting a psychologist’, going to therapy’ or ‘attending a counselling session’, it’s all the same. Counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists terms that are used interchangeably for a professional who is around to guide you through your concerns by talking and bringing all the cards to the table. “However, a counsellor cannot provide you with medical aid for your issues, that, a psychiatrist can do. If you go to a psychiatrist for anxiety or depression, they will give you an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medicine that will clear your issue on the surface. Counsellors get to the root cause of the problem by tracking back to when the issues you’re facing really started, through conversation.” However, both have their merits; some ailments can be resolved through dialogue, but some need medical help to treat effectively.

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What can I expect from a counselling session? “The first two sessions are just about listening and establishing a good rapport with the patient. And of course, empathy development happens where I can feel for the client, without getting affected myself, which only comes with experience.” A good counsellor is one who is a good listener and can handhold the client at every stage—it’s the most important skill that even they develop over time.

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Will the counsellor discuss my case with other patients/their own friends? The sensitive nature of mental health makes it harder for a patient to trust someone they don’t know with their darkest thoughts and feelings, due to fear of these thoughts becoming public knowledge. Just like any other doctor, psychologists too keep your records completely private, until and unless there is a life-threatening situation that they alone are not able to help you out of. Only then will they contact a close family member or confidante to alarm them. “I switch off my phones and don’t use dictaphones to record any conversations with the patient. Nor does the patient use their mobile phone during a session. I only inform them that I’m taking small handwritten notes because I keep a gap of at least 10-15 days between two sessions, and these notes help me track back to where we last left our conversation. If a client stays with me for 10 sessions, which are stretched across 6-10 months, then I need those notes help me look at how far we’ve come.”

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Is random anxiousness and restlessness a good enough reason to visit a counsellor? While we all get anxious from time to time, it doesn’t mean everyone is suffering from a mental health disorder. However, if you notice your anxiousness and panic attacks repeating in certain situations or in every kind of stressful surrounding, it might help to evaluate why this is happening. Even though depression and anxiety are widely spoken about, what most people don’t realise is that one is actually a precursor to the other. “Anxiety and depression are two ends of the same continuum. The first stage when anxiety develops, one is not even aware that they’ve developed anxiety or are heading towards it. Through dialoguing you come to a stage where the client has to begin to accept that. Then the anxiety has to be worked on.” This starts with trying to track the concern to its root, involving questions like ‘When do you think you started to feel this way?’, ‘When exactly do the panic attacks occur? And ‘Are the attacks random or is there a trigger?’. “It’s always unattended anxiety which eventually leads to depression—your anxiety keeps coming back and you can’t figure it out, panic attacks keep happening and you try and take medication to calm yourself or you do yoga but you never understand the source of it all. Therefore, over a period of time, possibly the client resigns himself to his fate that they’re developing anxiety and they can’t handle it, which leads to despair setting in. That’s the onset of depression.

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What happens after my first session? Seeing a counsellor is the first step to helping yourself. However, it’s not enough to make it to an appointment, talk and leave. You’re expected to think and re-evaluate your thoughts when you’re away, before your next session.“Because counselling is cognitive therapy, we can’t do frequent sessions. You have to work on your thought process and that takes time. Once you feel that the homework I’ve assigned to you is done and can use another session, that’s when you come back to me. I never schedule the next session for a client at the end of the first one. You can come to a counsellor and offload whatever is on your mind, but that’s not the objective of a counsellor. If you’re coming to a counsellor, you’re looking for self-improvement, not just for someone to hear you out.”

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My counsellor understands me like no one has. Can we be friends outside of our sessions? “A counsellor will offer support, but will never go for coffee with their patient, or date their patient. Looking after psychological concerns is a challenging situation, and rather than taking advice from people who have an emotional connect to you or may have an ulterior motive, treatment needs to come from neutral person who doesn’t have any personal gain or benefit, just the desire to help.” While this doesn’t mean that someone you’re close to doesn’t have your best interests at heart, it only means that talking to someone who is completely removed from your situation is more likely to be objective, and possibly more effective, with their help.

This Indian mother-daughter duo is set to fly around the world in 80 days

Wednesday, November 29 2017

This Indian mother-daughter duo is set to fly around the world in 80 days

The motorglider plane which will be flown by Captain Maben There has never been a better time in history to speak about women empowerment. Between the 2017 Women’s March, putting the spotlight on sexual predators, and feminism on the runways, women are back on the frontline, demanding justice and equal standing. For Vogue India, celebrating women and their successes is as important as telling their stories. One such tale comes from a mother-daughter duo that’s about to embark on the expedition of a lifetime. 42-year-old flying instructor and pilot, Mysuru-based Captain Audrey Deepika Maben, along with daughter Amy Mehta, will be flying a motorglider across 21 countries and 54 sorties in 80 days. Maben’s plane ‘Mahi’ is a Sinus 912 that’s smaller than the size of an average kitchen, can fly around the world in lesser fuel than you need to make it to office and back, and has never been flown by a female pilot; until now. Given the size constraints, the pilot will be unable to fly across the globe with extra clothes and not always have her daughter alongside her, and will have to fly commercial from time to time. Social Access Communications, in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development, Goverment of India, and Colors Entertainment launched the ‘WE! Women Empower’ initiative today to aid Captain Maben and her daughter’s journey. The duo will also be raising funds for the ‘WE! Udaan Scholarship’ to help under-privileged Indian girls across India who want to fly realise their dreams. Keep up with Captain Audrey Deepika Maben and Amy Mehta’s travel here, and follow the hashtag VExGirlsCanFly for updates. In this story: India, Social Now Playing: How to spend 5 hours in Pune