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CHITRANGDA
SINGH
CELEBRATING AN
UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE
SUNIEL AND
MANA SHETTY
ON LIVING, LOVING AND
CREATING TOGETHER
EXCLUSIVE:
LAKSHYARAJ OF
UDAIPUR TO WED
INDIA

VOL 7 ISSUE 3

JUNE 2013

120
HELLO! JUNE 2013 2
INSIDE HELLO!
COVER PHOTO: ASHISH CHAWLA
CHITRANGDA IS WEARING A ONE-SHOULDER GEORGETTE MAXI DRESS WITH
LEAF SHAPED EARRINGS BY PIA PAURO AND A METALLIC BELT BY NIKHIL THAMPI
10 SUNIEL AND MANA SHETTY In a
time when most couples live as independent
individuals, their paths rarely converging, the
charming Shettys defy all odds and work as
a team. Visiting their latest lifestyle venture,
R Homes, proves to be a revelation
18 RITA MEHTA AND FAARAH
SHEWAKRAMANI The high-prole mum
and her media-savvy daughter get pensive
about what makes their bond so timeless
and how they each admire the other for
their unique achievements. HELLO! brings
you some very personal insights into their
connection, which has only grown
over the years
21 LAKSHYARAJ SINGH MEWAR
TO WED NIVRITTI SINGH DEO OF
ORISSA The 28-year-old Prince of Udaipur
has had an informal engagement ceremony
with Nivritti Singh of Orissa, on the sacred
day of Akshaya Tritiya. HELLO! gives you the
lowdown, rst-hand!
22 JULIO IGLESIAS JR AND
CHARISSE VERHAERT Singer, song-
writer and actor like his famous father, the
just-turned 40 Julio and his wife Charisse
welcome HELLO! into his new house in the
Keys, Florida
30 ARUNA SETH Shoe designer to
Pippa and a steady stream of A-Listers, from
Mariah Carey to Princesses Beatrice and
Eugenie, London-based Aruna is trumping in
her trade
44 SEASONS IN THE SUN A plethora
of new design talent has emerged, with
fresh-faced muses to boot. HELLO! features
some cutting-edge silhouettes by Amit
Aggarwal, Poonam Bhagat, Pia Pauro and
Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja on women they feel
embody their style statements
52 THE BOLD AND THE BIZARRE
From the cleansing rituals of Elizabeth
Hurley to the protein-surplus diet of Marilyn
Monroe HELLO! digs up the beauty and
tness secrets of all time divas
55 TASTE OF TRADITION Chitra
Banerjee Divakarunis latest book, Oleander
Girl, is a powerful love story that spotlights
the disparity that needlessly arises from new
and old India, and how it impacts individuals
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Eye candy is commonplace in B-Town, but this lady has travelled a few personal
miles and found a place in the spotlight despite being a dusky, chiseled
prototype. HELLO! executes a summery photoshoot with the sizzling actress
who proves to be a natural in an outdoor shoot with horses an animal she loves
to sketch! An update with a diva on the make...
COVER STORY
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56 WILLEM-ALEXANDER AND
MAXIMA Join the grand coronation
ceremony held recently in the Netherlands
as HELLO! captures the pomp and glory of
Europes youngest royals becoming King
and Queen
62 STYLISTA IN A SUITCASE
Travelling in style is something that comes
naturally to Sonam Kapoor especially
when her luggage is all from the iconic
house of Louis Vuitton! A photo feature
67 SOCIT DE QUEENIE From the
Ritz Carlton in Dubai to the Metropolitan
Ball after-party Queenie recounts her
breathless trajectory this month
68 ALL SET! Ever wondered if your
table settings need a little bit of tweaking?
HELLO! invited three style-forward
hostesses in the capital to present settings
for lunch, a high tea and dinner
80 DAVID BECKHAM As the football
supernova retires from his game, HELLO!
traces style statements that have been, and
will remain uniquely Beckham!
82 SUN KISSED Model and actress
Sonal Chauhan gets set for a beach-
hopping avataar in designer Shivan &
Narreshs latest collection
92 VEGAN WITH A VENGEANCE
Vegan enthusiast Anuradha Sawhney
recently launched her book, The Vegan
Kitchen: Bollywood Style, in which she
has shared sumptuous secrets from celeb
kitchens. Try her cholesterol-free recipes,
especially for the readers of HELLO!
90 NEW COOL CALORIE BUSTERS
If you want to be on top of the tness
scene, you need to think of SkyRobics,
Pound drumming, the Thriller dance class,
and Forza classes!
94 REJUVENATION RETREATS
Whether its to distress, lose weight or to try
some natural anti-ageing remedies, these
soothing sanctuaries offer the best possible
environment, diet options and
exercise programmes
97 END OF A DYNASTY? In a rare
live interaction with Mumbais business
community, PM candidate Narendra Modi
talks of Indias potential, as Sangeeta
Wadhwani listens in
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129 DIARY OF THE MONTH
133 HOROSCOPE
134 DRINK WITH DANNY DE VITO
LIFESTYLE
110 LUXE NEWS
123 BEAUTY
126 FASHION
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98 LA DOLCE VILLAS Bored of being in stuffy
hotels? Looking to make your holiday spaces feel
like a home away from home? HELLO! tips you off
on some of the most exquisite private luxury villas
going for top dollar
112 AN ELEGANT AFFAIR One of Pakistans
most high prole weddings this season, the whos
who ocked to the lavish mehendi, baraat and valima
of Rehman Bilour who wedded Amina Muggo
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was fabulous! Shes a real stunner and
her home is jaw dropping. The cover
story was so much fun to read, Ive
always been a fan of Shilpa Shetty
and I admire the way shes crafted
her life to her style, striking a perfect
balance. Shaana and Uraaz Bahls
wedding was beautiful the wedding
of the season for sure! All the features
were really well done, and promoted a
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and spirituality. Continue to revolve
issues around themes such as these!
Manisha S, Bangalore
STRONG STORIES
In addition to featuring a bevvy of
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paramount, your guest columns with
Payal Gidwani Tiwari, Simone Singh
ano Rutuja Diwekar aooeo navour to the
themes HELLO! touched upon in the
May issue. Shilpa Shetty was a great bet
lor the ntness special ano with a gorgeous
ngure like hers, it`s haro to imagine
shes had a baby so recently! Tamara
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as was Dia Mirzas. I was really inspired
by the stories I read and decided to get
healthy too!
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FLYING HIGH
Thanks to HELLO!, Ive made a rather
late New Years resolution to become
nt ano eat healthy. HELLO has really
reached out to all its readers and brought
valid tips to the table. The articles are a
beam of hope for all the ladies out there
to take that giant leap and alter their
lifestyles so we can be happier. It was a
clever decision to employ strong themes
this summer, when we strive to be our
nttest Shine on, HELLO
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HELLO! has the gift of making anything
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May issue was a real eye-opener to the
importance ol staying nt, both mentally,
physically and spiritually. Its great to see
that its mothers who are taking the effort
to look amazing, and not just the young
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for next months issue!
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I have no ties to London
in terms of a
relationship now, so its
nice to be able to do what
I want, when I want. It
feels very liberating
TELLS HOW SHES PUT RECENT HEARTACHE BEHIND HER AND HOPES TO MAKE
2013 THE BEST YEAR EVER
OPENING THE DOORS TO HER LAVISH NEW HOME IN LA
TAMARA ECCLESTONE
Having decided to divide her time between
London and the US, Tamara needed a place
to live Stateside. She settled on this nine-
bedroom, 12-bathroom mansion in Bel Air.
She now has the giant task of moving her
most treasured possessions including her
chihuahua Duke (with Tamara, above) and
her extensive clothes and shoe collection
from the UK. Im a Cancerian and Im very
homely, Tamara tells HELLO!.
I need to have my things around me
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elaxing in a bathrobe with
her beloved chihuahua Duke
on her lap, Tamara Ecclestone
is showing few signs of the
jetlag that caused her to wake
before dawn.
Im just so happy to be here,
the 28-year-old says of her new
home, a palatial nine-bedroom,
12-bathroom estate in the exclusive
Bel Air enclave of Los Angeles.
The property boasts more
than 19,000 square feet of living
space and includes a bar, games
room, gym and private cinema,
as well as expansive gardens
and commanding views over the
celebrity haunt that is the Bel-Air
Country Club.
Its clear that the Formula 1
heiress already feels at home. The
sun is shining, my sister is close by
I just feel as though 2013 is going
to be the best year ever, she says,
stepping over a pair of diamant-
encrusted designer shoes that
will soon be housed in one of the
mansions many pices de rsistance:
the walk-in wardrobes that will
accommodate Tamaras extensive
collection of clothes once its been
brought over from the UK.
As she shows HELLO! around
her stunning new abode, Tamara
seems the picture of contentment.
She has certainly come a long
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BODY BEAUTIFUL
The May issue was such an inspiration
health ano ntness are such wioespreao
preoccupations today, and HELLO! gave
it a fun and interesting spin. Fitness divas
Sanam Bakshi, Ramona Rodella, Shruti
Kothari and Shilpa Reddy are great
examples of healthy living and reading
about their routines and advice made me
want to follow in their footsteps too! Last
but not the least, Shilpa Shettys journey
to becoming a hottie once more was the
low-fat icing on top. Her son is the cutest
little fellow and really added warmth to
the story.
Rohini Ahuja, Mumbai
ENRICHING STORIES
It seems even kitty parties have slid into
the health zone, with Seema Jajodias
guilt-free brunch! Its a smart way to
have a ball without actually turning into
one! Rujuta Diwekars busted diet myths
answered a lot of questions and served
as a great health guide. The spread on
Sherina Dalamal and her friends was
chic, and the cover story with Shilpa
Shetty and Viaan melted my heart. This
months stories were well thought out and
had a strong concept well done!
Esha Singh, New Delhi
FRESH AND SUMMERY
Almost all the shoots in this issue are
bright and fresh quite apt for summer,
and of course, one cant miss the fact that
these lovely ladies are proudly strutting
their ber-toned bodies! Dia Mirza looks
stunning as always, theres an undeniable
ethereal glow to her that HELLO! has
effortlessly captured. The feature on
luggage was one you can only nno in
a magazine such as yours classy and
chic! The fashion and beauty pages also
deserve special mention for being fun
and informative!
Maya Patel, Pune
SPIRITUALLY SAVVY
I loved the May issue, it really packed a
punch! One of my favourite stories was
Uraaz Bahl and Shaana Levys nuptials.
It was a real fairytale wedding, and the
pictures were lovely and intimate. The
ntness section was gooo too, a push in the
right direction to strive for a bikini body
this summer! The Havens to Heaven story
paid attention to the spiritual aspect and
Dr Deepak Chopras interview gave good
insights into spiritual matters.
Ashna Parikh, Mumbai
MOULDING MINDS
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EDITORS NOTE
I
ts the peak of summer and everyone has been
connneo to their air-conoitioneo homes sipping
chilleo coolers. They were either watching the IFL
matches or the IFL match nxing orama unlolo
chapter alter chapter. Summer holioays are no more
what they useo to be. The olo traoition ol spenoing the
vacations with granoparents in smaller towns ooesn`t
exist anymore. Gone are the oays ol enjoying the
summer mangoes ano litchis lresh lrom the trees in the
orcharos, or visiting the small city zoo with your cousins.
The swings at the park are just not gooo enough, ano
they oon`t know that something as basic as a oip in the
tube well exists. Insteao the kios are now nown straight
to Orlanoo lor Disney rioes ano then to Miami lor a
beach holioay. Ask most city kios tooay ano they woulo
know ol Lonoon but not Lucknow. Sao but true That`s
the new INDIA SHINING lor you.
Our hot` cover girl lor this summer special issue has
just sizzleo in a beautilul shoot. Chitrangoa Singh, is
really known more lor her sultry skin ano ooe eyes, than
lor the movies she has oone. While some have maoe
it big in this inoustry lor their unconventional roles,
Chitrangoa has happily treaoeo the reo carpet with
her unconventional looks. In a chat with HELLO,
she canoioly aomits this, ano is honest about the lact
that tooay it is oilncult to take gooo looking people
seriously. Reao on to know more about what makes her
tick in Bollywooo.
We manageo to get the other reclusive yet very elegant
couple, Suniel ano Mana Shetty to give us some personal
insights into their newlouno lilestyle venture a home
oecor store ano how it blenos their combineo love lor
the environment, bringing nature inooors, as well as
how it renects Mana`s innate way with all things rich in
aesthetics, be it classic, contemporary or a truly global
mix. The couple share their experiences about making
this loray into a new worlo ano how the entire lamily
even their kios, Athiya ano Ahaan have chippeo in,
each their own way.
So enjoy going through this summer special, while we
meet you again next month, hopelully all lresh ano
rejuvenateo alter your summer break
Most city kids
today would know
of London but not
Lucknow. Sad but
true! Thats the
new INDIA SHINING
for you...
Ruchika Mehta
Editor
Contributors
ARJUN MARK
The ace photographer has shot
the lovely mooel Sonal Chauhan
lor HELLO this month. Arjun
loves scientinc photography apart
lrom his regular assignments ano
spenos a lot ol time in his stuoio,
experimenting with water, paint
ano bullets capturing them
in high speeo using ultra last
nash lights
PRIYANKA KAPOOR
The extremely talenteo make-up
artist has lreelanceo lor close to 10
years ano has hao an association
with HELLO lor over two years.
Lenoing her expert hanos to
leaoing publications, this month
Friyanka has workeo on our
Seasons in the Sun story. While she`s
not oolling up pretty women lor
the camera, she bakes oelicious
oesserts with her oaughter.
Chitrangda Singh displays her
adventurous side at the HELLO! shoot
EDITORS LOUNGE The Editors choice for the best of the month in people, products, parties, places, fashion and style
Bottega Veneta has maoe a nrm mark
on the Inoian shores with its traoemark
bags, and has been constantly expanding
its operations in Inoia. Ano now it
has openeo another store in Chennai.
Locateo at the lamous Bergamo Luxury
Mall, the new store ollers a selection
ol Bottega Veneta prooucts incluoing
women`s ano men`s hanobags, shoes,
small leather gooos, luggage, jewellery,
home prooucts ano lragrances. Ieaturing
Bottega`s signature store concept,
oesigneo by Creative Director Tomas
Maier, every element ol the boutique
interior, lrom the walnut tables ano
hanocralteo vitrines to the ooor hanoles
sheatheo in leather, has been custom-
maoe. A quiet, sensuous palette ol matte
neutrals ano earth tones lurther enhance
the privacy, sophistication ano ease ol
the shopping experience. The interior is
an elegant renection ol timeless oesign,
mooern lunctionality, outstanoing
craltsmanship ano the highest
quality materials.
LV TRAVEL BOOKS
Alter the lamous City Guioes,`
Louis Vuitton has now come out
with a new collection ol books
titled: Louis Vuitton Travel Book. The
new series is a new ano original
approach to travel books that are
somewhere between a travel journal
ano a sketchbook. The collection
is launcheo with lour titles: Easter
Island by Daniel Arsham, London by
Natsko Seki, Paris by Cheri Samba and
New York by JeanPhilippe Delhomme.
The Louis Vuitton Travel Book`
collection is an invitation to real
ano virtual journeys, enricheo
by intellectual stimulation and
poignant moments. In its pages,
the illustrations ol renowneo artists
ano promising young talents tell the
stories ol the cities ano countries
that they have visiteo, oepicting
each place`s varieo architecture
ano special light, ano recoroing
the passing oays ano the lives
ol its people.
Australian actress Nicole Kioman
has many creoits to her lame.
Besioes being Tom Cruise`s ex
wile ano an actress par excellence,
her porcelain skin ano baby
blue eyes have baggeo her many
prestigious campaigns. The latest
being the much coveteo Jimmy
Choo contract. The nrst ol the
many oenning oecisions to be
maoe by new Creative Director
Sanora Choi, Nicole`s nrst cut lor
the luxury shoes ano accessory
brano will be unveileo soon. Choi
believes Kioman was an obvious
choice to project an empowereo
woman with a touch ol sensuality
ano elegance, all packageo into
one. Shot by Sweoish lashion
photographer Mikael Jansson, the
images, which are being guaroeo
luriously, have a cinematic leel,`
accoroing to the brano that isn`t
revealing anything else as ol now.
Can`t wait to see the campaign
now, we say
NICOLE KIDMAN
FOR JIMMY CHOO
The reo carpet at the Cannes saw one ol
Hollywooo`s latest style oivas, Ireioa Finto,
swish oown the reo carpet in a glamorous
silver-beaoeo gown sparkling with
oragonny embroioery custom-oesigneo
by Inoian oesigner, Sanchita Ajjampur.
On oressing the sultry actress lor the
Cannes Iilm Iestival, Sanchita saio,
Irieoa Finto unooubteoly is one ol
the planet`s most stylish women, with
her raw ano instinctive minimalistic
style. Her sartorial elegance ano
neutral leatures make her the
subcontinent`s most lamous lace
on the global raoar ano a lashion
lorce to be reckoneo with.
Sanchita, who has been oesigning
lor Ireioa lor the last three years,
commenteo on the outnt ano saio,
We workeo on a surrealistic ioea,
classic yet lunky to complement
Ireioa`s unconventionally classy
personality. The concept was to
create the entire oress lrom a gilt mesh
web entwineo with bejewelleo oragonnies
to create a oramatic, lantasy-like appeal,
complete with oragonny hair accessories.
Well, lrom the look ol things, she succeeoeo
ano how
SANCHITA AJJAMPUR
FOR FREIDA PINTO
It is a historic moment in the worlo ol
sports as soccer`s most lamous man on
the nelo, Davio Beckham, calleo it a oay.
He retireo lrom prolessional lootball
at the end of the season and
ended his stint on a high note
with his current team, Faris
Saint-Germain winning the
Irance`s Liga 1 title. But
his 20-year-olo career was
an eventlul one. Irom
launching his own
booy-wear collection
ano lragrance lines
to being crowneo
the worlo`s
highest paid
l oot bal l e r,
Davio Beckham was known as much
oll-the-nelo lor his luxurious lile as he
was on-the-nelo lor his skills with the
ball. He ano wile Victoria ,Fosh, were
Europe`s most lamous style icons, ano
their popularity was unpreceoenteo.
Besioes launching his own booy-wear
line with H8M ano creating his own
brano ol perlumes, Beckham also
enoorses luxury watch brano Breitling,
as well as British supermarket brano
Sainsbury, Irench beauty brano Coty
ano Aoioas among others. Interestingly,
his earnings lrom enoorsements were lar
greater than his salary in 2012. While his
lans will miss him on the nelo, we hope
Beckham continues to make news like
he always has
BECKHAM BIDS ADIEU
BOTTEGAS CHENNAI STORE
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has carved a peculiar niche for itself
in the world of high fashion. Names
like Gucci, Armani, D&G and Prada
come ocking to the Milan Fashion
Week to showcase the latest in their
chic kitty.
PARIS FASHION WEEK -
MENS SPRING/SUMMER
Where: Locations across Paris
When: 26-30
As a major contributor to the global
fashion industry, the Paris Fashion
Week features glamorous catwalk
shows created by global fashion
houses and top designers. A
fascinating and entertaining event,
the Mens Fashion Spring/Summer
JUNE CALENDAR HELLO! SCANS UPCOMING EVENTS IN INDIA AND ABROAD
ART & CULTURE
FRIDA KAHLO, DIEGO RIVERA
AND MASTERPIECES OF
MODERN MEXICO
Where: Nelson-Atkins Museum of
Art, Kansas
When: All through June
An exhibition of more than 100
paintings and drawings collected
by Jacque and Natasha Gelman,
Eastern European expats who
became Mexican citizens in 1942
and subsequently acquired art by
Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Runo
Tamayo, David Alfaro and more.
DAVID BOWIE IS
Where: Victoria and Albert
Museum, London
When: All through June
The V&A is set to honour the mega-
star musician David Bowie with an
exhibition of his spectacular stage
costumes in their forthcoming Spring
exhibition. More than 300 objects
will be brought together for the very
rst time. They include handwritten
lyrics, original costumes, fashion,
photography, lm, music videos
and set designs along with Bowies
own instruments and album artwork.
Alongside these will be more
personal items such as never-before-
seen storyboards, handwritten set lists
and lyrics as well as some of Bowies
own sketches, musical scores and
diary entries, revealing the evolution
of his creative ideas.
FASHION
MILAN MENS FASHION WEEK
Where: Palazzo Giureconsulti,
Loggia dei Mercanti, Palazzo Clerici
and Circolo Filologico, Milan
When: 20-26
This fashion bonanza was rst held
in the year 1958 and since then it
WIMBLEDON
Where: All England
Club, London
When: June 24-
July 7
The Wimbledon
Championships,
oIhc|a||y ca||ed
The Lawn Tennis
Championships,
is the oldest and
arguably the most
prestigious event in
the sport of tennis.
Paris Fashion Week allows designers
to show off their upcoming collections
and is a must see event for interested
buyers around the world.
SPORTS
GOLF US OPEN
Where: Merion Golf Club,
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
When: 13-16
The purse at the 2012 US Open was
US$8 million, and the winners share
was US$1.44 million. In line with the
other majors, winning the US Open
gives a golfer several privileges that
make his career much more secure
if he is not already one of the elite
players of the sport.
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Nelson Atkins Museum
of Art, Kansas
A scene
from the
Milan Mens
Fashion Week
Legendary musician
David Bowie performing
at a concert
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ALWAYS HOME AND EARTH PROUD, THE
COUPLE EXPRESS THEIR TRUEST SELVES
THROUGH THEIR RECENT LIFESTYLE VENTURE.
HELLO! REVEALS THEIR VERY UP-TO-
THE-MOMENT PREOCCUPATIONS AND AN
ENVIABLE CONNECTION
SUNIEL AND
MANA SHETTY
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Married for more than a decade,
the much-in-love couple pose
together, something they dont
do often in the media. Mana
looks chic in a dress from her
own collection. She glams up her
look with diamond and emerald
earrings, all from Jewels by
Queenie. Suniel is wearing a
terry-wool bandhgala and printed
pocket-square by Naveen Shetty
from More Mischief
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T
he daughter of renowned
architect, IM Kadri, the
elegant, minimalist Mana Shetty
has had her hands full since the
launch of her R Homes, the
swanky new lifestyle store in
Mumbais Lower Parel area. Just
gearing up for the grey monsoons,
she has put together a new Retro
Collection which is a celebration
of colour. You will see gorgeous
Venetian glass laden mirrors,
consoles, side tables, ornate chairs
with lovely carvings and ornate
silks. We are also bringing in some
cheerlul nower assemblies.
As one walks around the
generously spaced spit-level
home dcor and solutions store, a
fresh note here is the perfect yin-
yang balance. The store features
everything from the smallest detail
like a candlebra to alpha masculine
macro-installations, like a larger-
than-life horse constructed from
raw timber slabs from Southeast
Asia which sold out on the launch
evening itsell shares Mana,
relerring to the high-pronle launch
in January. Like most projects born
out of passion, this one too waited
to appear at the right place, at the
right time.
The idea for a lifestyle store
has been on my mind for quite
a while, shares Mana, but it is
only now that I felt the time was
right. People are keen to set up
second homes in greener, more
open spaces. Hence they now
have room for more exotic bric-
a-brac, and larger-than-life objets
dart. They are looking for drama
pieces to team up with otherwise
soothing minimalism.
Husband Suniel Shetty concurs,
feeling Mana was always a great
potential home-visualiser. She
has an eye for detailing, and its
somewhere in the bloodline also,
with her architect dad. She has
seen beautiful homes all her life.
Its the woman who really makes
a home out of a house, and this
I saw when she moved into our
big place. She didnt make big
changes, but introduced small ones
which altered the look and feel. I
also saw her nair lor oressing up a
space when we built our farmhouse
in Khanoala a lew years back.
This cosy house, perched
on the edge of a valley, with a
waterlall going through, as Suniel
describes it, is the Shettys escape
from all things mundane, polluted
and concrete. We have electricity
generated by a little windmill,
foliage watered by a natural spring,
and fresh oxygen in abundance,
thanks to the 150 to 200 trees
planted by the family! Yes, when
we bought the property, it wasnt
so approachable. There were only
two trees, and lots of barren rock
covered land. We inputed six layers
of soil before planting our own
trees, shares Suniel.
Having set up a holiday home
themselves, it was not oilncult to
envisage what such spaces required,
to create a sense of tranquility and
beauty. While R Homes product
range for interiors includes
rugs, light nxtures, lurniture,
Reidel wine glasses and an entire
upholstery mini-studio, what
immediately appears to be a USP
is the lush green terrace, and its
array of products branded Green
from vertical gardens (small
potted plants placed in vertical
niches along a wall) to caf-style
outdoor furniture sun chairs, sun
umbrellas, etc. As you can guess,
greening areas is my obsession,
concedes Suniel, who took six
weeks oll lrom his nlm worlo to oo
full justice to the store. There was
a time Altamount Road, where
we live in Mumbai, had so many
sparrows, parrots, and now their
presence is so scant. If you have a
terrace, I believe you should make
it bird-friendly and fully green. At
R Homes, I have introduced the
idea of vertical gardens featuring
plants from Andhra Pradesh they
have sturdier, bigger trees there.
Even if you want a vertical green
wall indoors, these plants will
grow with minimal sun. This kind
of green cover can envelope any
concrete structure within minutes.
And each plant in the wall has its
own mobile app number just
Its the woman who really makes a home out of a
house, and this I saw when Mana moved into our big
place. She didnt make big changes, but introduced
small ones which altered its look and feel
Suniel Shetty
Suniel looks dapper in a signature
high-neck reversible knit jacket with
military inspired details with a bright
pocket-square, all by Naveen Shetty
from More Mischief
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punch the number and you will
have reminders for everything
you need to do, to nurture them.
Now we are also growing exotic
vegetables and herbs offering
such solutions at the store so you
can have your own mini-salad
garden. We also offer gazebos and
log cabins which can be put up in
12 hours. While most people end
up making concrete construction
in ecologically delicate areas, like
near the sea these solutions
can be assembled in just 12
hours and brought down quickly
too.. causing minimum harm to
the environment. They are all
made of eco-friendly materials,
says Suniel.
Another USP of the new
store, is its attempt to support the
diversity of home products made
in India itself be they incense and
wind chimes from Pondicherry,
Buddhas manufactured in India,
rugs and beautifully embroidered
sofa upholstery. Explains Suniel,
We found that some of the best
products were made for exports
and were unavailable in India!
I found that to be a bit sad. So
we got in touch with the source
manufacturers, and once we
tapped that network, it wasnt
oilncult to stock these prooucts.
Of course over the past four
months, the couple did also travel
together and pick up interesting
objet dart from nearby countries
too. Says Mana, You will nno
stonework Buddhas and antiques
from Vietnam, Indonesia,
leather goods from Turkey,
masks from Africa. People want
an international feel to a home
these days, I am not sure they
are all looking for silver trays
with Sanskirt shlokas! she smiles,
sounding a tad tangential to
movements by interiors innovators
like Pinaken Patel, even culture
shop purveyors like Preeti
Hiranandani, who have been
helping Indian crafts communities
to adapt their super-evolved crafts
to modern needs. After all, even
Picassos disproportionate faces
and bodies were inspired by
African tribal art! But then, one
can see, Mana is open to learning
more about this world.
After all, switching trajectories
is not new to this family. Few may
know that Suniel Shetty actually
came from a family rooted in
the restaurant business while
Suniels own family till date has
a restaurant at Opera House,
Mumbai, the traditional Shetty
dosa-idli franchise is also directly
linked to him, through a cousin
who lived in the same building. I
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studied catering and if at all I have
survived in the movie world, its
because of the values I imbibed in
the food business. Values like the
customer always comes nrst, ano
your doors must be open anytime,
day or night. You learn that while
the world is partying, you must
work. One automatically learns
time and people management.
Today all this has helped me
in acting ano nlm proouction
work, even though last year I
burneo my nngers with my home
productions! This year, I have
lour to nve nlms releasing ,as an
actor) so its going to be quite a
busy year.
In fact, shares Mana, the
very location of R Homes, has
a poignant family history. My
father-in-law, Veer Shetty, was
hired as a cleaner boy here, and
rose to the ranks of working in the
kitchen, then being a waiter, then
a manager, from where he grew to
becoming a proprietor, by buying
this plus two other properties!
What a Bombay Dream story!
Yes, and that was why he was
there on the opening day to light
the lamp, continues Suniel. I
have a massive safe which he had
bought when he was 16 or 17, I
restored it, put a little Lakshmi in
it, ano the bill lrom our nrst sale
here, and have locked it and kept
it all in the store, he says, warmly.
As parents, both Suniel and
Mana are also witnessing another
pet project watching their
daughter Athiya, and their son
Aahan, shape up for careers in
Bollyville. One cant conclude the
interview without bringing up the
future little Shettys. Shares Mana,
Both Athiya and Ahaan are
inclineo towaros careers in the nlm
industry, which is also an industry
about creativity. I am so glad
that both my kids have a leaning
towards beauty and aesthetics
too. My daughter is more store-
proud than even home-proud!
My son would come here for an
hour, everyday, to see how things
were being set up. Weve always
Mana looks resplendent in a
chikankari kaftan and studded
chappals from her own collection.
She keeps it simple yet stylish by
teaming it up with a jadau emerald
necklace and a navratna ring, all
from Jewels by Queenie
Both Athiya and Ahaan are
inclined towards careers
in the lm industry, which
is also an industry about
creativity. I am so glad
that both my kids have a
leaning towards beauty and
aesthetics too
Mana Shetty
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TEXT: SANGEETA WADHWANI
PHOTOS: VIKRAM BAWA
HAIR & MAKE-UP: BAINCA LOUZADO
(MANA SHETTY);
KIRAN NAYAK (SUNIEL SHETTY)
CREATIVE DIRECTION: AVANTIKKA
KILACHAND
STYLING: RITI MUNDARGI
ASSISTED BY: SONAM POLADIA
valued their opinions, wanted
them to feel involved. And I have
always wanted them to have a
connect to the world of design, art
and aesthetics I feel it makes you
a better human being, gives you
qualities ol rennement.
While Mana feels its too
early to say much about Athiyas
forthcoming projects its all
hush hush right now Suniel
makes an interesting observation:
The world of cinema looks very
daunting to an outsider but
once you are in it, once you know
the people and the environment,
you get to see just how much
work is really out there. Theres
a constant need for new talent.
Its the same with home products
made in India once you meet the
makers, tap into the network, you
realise what vast potential there is,
to source beautiful things in your
own country. Vraiment H
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She has an eye for detailing, and its
somewhere in the bloodline also, with
her architect dad, Suniel says about
Manas subtle sensibilities. Seen here
is Mana wearing a georgette overlap
anarkali with sequinned border and
bandhani dupatta teamed with a
cuff with rubies, emeralds and ice-
diamonds from Jewels by Queenie.
Suniel is wearing a checked jacket
with hand-made stones and chains,
satin shirt and a pocket-square, all by
Naveen Shetty from More Mischief
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A picture speaks a thousand
words; the gorgeous Rita and
Faarah capture a moment
amid the festivities of
Faarahs fairytale wedding
A
s far as mother-daughter bonds soar, Rita and Faarah have reached the top. With a relationship set on the
foundations of unconditional love, the two make the best kind of team, and the strength of their relationship
knows no bounds. Rita and Faarah run their fashion, lifestyle and Bollywood syndication agency, Keynote Media Pvt
Ltd as well as media consultancy Bblitz Marketing and Consultancy which keeps them busy, but never too busy that
their time to bono takes a back seat. We catch up with the lun, oynamic, oown-to-earth laoies ano nno out why they
leel blesseo to have each other ano why lamily comes nrst
AS THE CHEERFUL MOTHER AND DAUGHTER REGALE US WITH
HEART-WARMING STORIES, HELLO! DISCOVERS THE INTENSITY OF THEIR
BOND, CEMENTED BY LOVE AND LAUGHTER
RITA MEHTA AND
FAARAH
SHEWAKRAMANI
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How would you describe your connection, do
you share a strong bond?
Faarah: Our relationship is interesting because it is
a little of a lot of things. Part friend, part sibling, part
connoante, part parent ano part co-pilot our roles
keep reversing and changing to suit the circumstances
and the need that each of us has at that particular point.
Aside from the boundless, unconditional love that I feel
for my mum, she is my most trusted secret keeper and
the greatest guide a human being could ask for.
Rita: It is an unbreakable bond. She is my special
gift from God. More so now after my husband Karl
passed away. She has been my strength, my friend,
my support and my guide. When I look back, I feel
proud that whatever I did during her growing years
was obviously RIGHT I truly unoerstano the saying:
Child is the father of man. She has taught me so
many sensible, logical and wonderful things in life.
She`s a born philosopher ano analyst that`s her gilt
Let us in on what you both have in common
Faarah: The one thing we have in common is that we
are both horrinc oecision-makers ano we love to oiscuss
our options over hours, weeks ano sometimes months
From what dessert we should order or what vase looks
better in the living room, to what colour shower cap we
should buy if left to our own devices, we could discuss
these mundane matters till the cows came home and
still have not arrived at any viable conclusion. When
mum and I were debating over whether to attend a
gourmet cooking class recently, my husband Sagar
actually interjected and asked us if there was, by any
chance, a decision-making course available because
that woulo be lar more benencial than any cooking or
other course that was out there
Rita: She gets her dilly dallying with making
decisions from me for sure and this used to drive
my husbano Karl nuts Asioe lrom being extremely
positive in our approach to life, in most other ways we
are total opposites. While I am totally calm, she is a
little tornaoo. While I am nercely private, she will wear
her emotions on her sleeve, shoulder and anywhere else
she can. Its our dissimilarities that bring us together
because somehow we balance each other out to a
happy medium.
Rita, what were your dreams for Faarah? How
proud of her are you, today?
Rita: I believe, without dreams you die, but its
important not to impose your own dreams and
expectations on your chiloren. Iaarah has gone lar
beyond anything I could have dreamed for her. She is
talented, ambitious and has earned so much respect,
not only for what she has achieved, but also for who she
is. A prouo moment was when, with a connoence ol
her own at 22, she started a magazine in India, Hi! Blitz.
From there, she later rose to be the Editor of Masala!
in Dubai and subsequently Group Editor of over 24
magazines at the ITP Publishing Group the largest
publishers in the Middle East, which she did on her
own steam. She has the power and the courage to write
in the style of her grandfather, Russy Karanjia. I am
sure he too would be very proud of her today. Faarah
is now going to lulnl a oream both she ano her lather
Karl shared together to open an etiquette consultancy
and academy. A venture I am joining her in. I call her
a tornado today when she enters a room she does so
with a nurry ol activity Yet, when we sit together ano
talk as adults, she assures me with her peace, serenity
ano connoence.
Faarah, how well does your mum understand
you? Has she been a support system for you?
Faarah: For being two very different people, with
very different and distinct personalities, she surprisingly
gets me. She has this almost monk-like live and let live
approach to the worlo which extenoeo to how she
brought me up always gently aovising with examples
and logic and never imposing her views or judgements
on me, she always gave me the freedom to choose my
own path and to learn from my own mistakes one
of the bravest things a parent can do. And of course,
if there were any broken pieces, she would be right
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behind me to pick them up and nurture me
back to being whole again.
What rituals did you have when
Faarah was still little?
Faarah: After school and homework
everyday, we would go to the US Club
together and mum would tell me Jamas and
Jeelu stories! Jamas and Jeelu were a crazy
Parsi twosome, who did the most bizarre
things, in the most bizarre ways. I am still
not quite sure if these stories really existed
or if mum just made them up as she went
along, but given the fact that Parsis are nutty
to begin with, you can well imagine how fun
made-up stories were about them with extra
spice thrown into the mix! On the days that
Jamas and Jeelu were on holiday in Khandala,
mum would tell me the story about the
giraffe in the circus who used to say tinkle,
tinkle when he wanted to go to the loo I
suppose this was around the time when they
were trying to loo-train me!
Rita: The one thing I loved to do was to
fetch Faarah from school, and when I meet
her friends from Cathedral today, thats
probably the nrst thing they tell me they
remember. The one time that we were all in
hysterics was when Faarah decided, in her
fat little state, to do a rendition of Marilyn
Monroes Happy Birthday Mr President in front
of us, holding the mic with her podgy little
nngers in her oishevelleo teooy bear nightie,
attempting to put on a sexy voice, like
Marilyn did in the song!
Are your tastes similar? What do you
agree and disagree on?
Faarah: Our tastes are similar on most
things, and if we disagree on something, one
of us manages to get the other on side by the
end of it.
Rita: We have similar tastes on a lot of
things and if we dont agree, we agree
to disagree or well manage somehow to
convince the other to do it our way.
How would you describe your fashion
essentials today?
Rita: Im conservative in general, but
through Faarah I have learnt to be a little
more trendy, get into shape and wear dresses
again after over 20 years. For her wedding,
I actually wore a few dresses some that
were off-the-shoulder too. Now that was an
essential achievement for me!
Faarah: Neat hair, neat nails, well-
ntting clothes, lots ol bright colours, gooo
manners, a gracious disposition and a
big smile!
What are your most
prized possessions?
Rita: All the lovely pictures of my fat
little pudgy daughter, who looked like a
Japanese baby when she was born. Every
time I look at these pictures my heart
feels overwhelmed with joy.
Faarah: Memories of my years
growing up with my friends and family
from family holidays to my time in college
and some precious heirlooms that my
grandpa, granny and pa left for me that have
enchanting stories and a magical history
behind them.
What does style mean to you?
Rita: Style is not really about clothes for
me, its about your personality and how you
conduct yourself.
Faarah: Style, for me, is so much more
than a pair of shoes, a sprinkling of
diamonds and a piece of clothing. Your
individuality, personality, character and
savoir-faire, speaks far more about your style,
than just a pair of hot Loubs that you can
buy off a rack or an Herms bag that you
ordered at a store.
A legacy you would pass on to
your daughter?
Rita: To be kind, generous and gracious
and to help others. Whatever I may have
done that was good, has come back to me
a thousand fold today. Having seen this with
her own eyes, I am connoent Iaarah will
lead her life in a similar way. And aside from
that, over the years, I have always given her
the freedom to be herself and choose who
she wants to be and she has paid me back
a million times by being my true friend
and support.
Some proud moments as a daughter?
Faarah: Mums composure and
unrelentingly positive attitude, through the
past two years after my father passed away,
has been remarkable.
How involved was your mother with
the planning of your wedding?
Faarah:We were all involved in planning
the wedding! My mum-in-law, mum and I
managed the creative side, while my dad-
in-law and Sagar managed the logistics and
nnancial sioe - a oecision that was taken
after Sags and his father discovered, to their
horror, that we tend to add and subtract
zeros from numerical values without
any discretion and often confuse dollars
with dirhams!
The one trait in each other that you
absolutely love?
Rita: Faarahs complete and utter
dedication to look after me after Karl
passed away.
Faarah: Mums subtle sarcasm especially
when she tries to use it on the staff, in her
awful Parsi Hindi! The comments go right
above their heads and they end up doing
exactly what she doesnt want them to do
very amusing!
What are you both currently working
on professionally?
Rita: Faarah and I run our Indian fashion,
lifestyle and Bollywood syndication
agency called Keynote Media Pvt Ltd
and our media consultancy called Bblitz
Marketing and Consultancy. We are
currently developing an academy/
institute that teaches cultural,
corporate and social etiquette
in order to easily assimilate into
any and all societal, cultural and
corporate scenarios at home
and internationally, through
acquiring key knowledge
and the correct
know-how.
She is my special gift from God.
More so now after my husband Karl
passed away. She has been
my strength, my friend, my support
and my guide.
- Rita
TEXT: JEENA J BILLIMORIA
PHOTOS: JOSEPH RADHIK
Making a gorgeous
bride, Faarah smiles
for the camera with
proud mum Rita
H
T
he 28-year-old Prince of Udaipur,
Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar and
the Glion graduate Nivritti Singh
Deo from Orissa, took part in a
dastoor ceremony on the 13
th
of
May at the City Palace, Udaipur.
The intimate gathering of just close
family on the day of Akshaya Tritya
is saio to unolncially symbolise the
engagement ol the two blue-bloooeo
heirs. The daughter of Sangeeta
and KV Singh Deo of Balangir,
Nivritti had worked in London
belore pursuing social work at her
familys constituency. The Singh
Deos form a handful of erstwhile
royals from Orissa and have a strong
political legacy among the power
circles of Delhi.
While rumours of a pairing were
rile lor months, this act ol bonhomie
is clearly a sign that both lamilies,
and more importantly the royal heirs,
seem to be on boaro with an eno-ol-
this-year wedding. Sources close to the
family tell HELLO! that the wedding
itself will take place in Orissa, while
an olncial engagement ceremony
will be helo in Uoaipur. The lamily
remains tight-lippeo about the oetails
ol the marriage, unoerstanoably so,
and are waiting for the right time to
olncially announce an engagement.
In the meanwhile the Rajput
worlo is abuzz with the news ano
felicitations have already started
pouring in for the proud parents.
When we spoke to the two youngsters,
the couple sounoeo happy but
politely declined to comment further,
stating that an olncial announcement
was yet to be maoe.
Lakshyaraj is one of the last
eligible royal princes in his age-
group to get engaged, and with this
announcement we are sure there will
be many a broken hearts. HELLO
wishes the two the very best aheao. H
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HELLO! EXCLUSIVE
LAKSHYARAJ SINGH
MEWAR TO WED
NIVRITTI SINGH DEO
OF ORISSA
IN WHATS PROBABLY THE ROYAL NEWS
OF THE YEAR, THE PRINCE OF MEWAR
TOOK PART IN A CEREMONY THAT
MANY CONSIDER TO BE AN UNOFFICAL
ENGAGEMENT. HELLO! LOOKS AT A
PROSPECTIVE 2013 ROYAL NUPTIAL
HELLO! EXCLUSIVE
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JULIO IGLESIAS JR AND
CHARISSE VERHAERT
THE GORGEOUS COUPLE LET HELLO! INTO THEIR
PARADISE HOME IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, AND TELL US
WHY IT IS THE HOME OF THEIR DREAMS
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We are very happy here. Rarely does one nd a home
that meets all that one wants, and this has it all
The idyllic surroundings
of the Florida Keys,
which is Julio and
Charisses new home.
These small chain of
islands are located 250
kilometres away from
Miami (and only a 100
kilometres from Cuba),
and are famous for
their magical sunsets,
post-card beaches,
crystal clear water and
peace of mind
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We visited several
properties in the area,
and when we saw this,
we both said, It is our
home. I think the house
chose us, laughs Julio.
The roof with a garden
background (top,left).
The shells that Julio
placed on the wall that
spell out their wedding
date (above, left). Next to
it is the air shower. Julio
and Charisse lounge in
a hammock on the roof
where at night they lie
to look at the stars
(left). Julio and Charisse
share a tender moment
(above, right)
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L
ife in LA is paradise. It is a
dream come true for Julio
Iglesias Jr. and Charisse Verhaert,
who reside in the Florida Keys, an
ideal place to start ones married
life. After much searching, they
found and bought the house of
their dreams a wooden, colonial
style building, integrated in the
wonderful landscape of the Keys
(the savage archipelago in South
Florida). It is a 5,000 plus square
loot abooe with tastelul, nirty
dcor and cozy corners spread out
on two noors, to which a rooltop
terrace has been added along with
a large garden and a swimming
pool with a jacuzzi. More happy
and in love than ever, the couple
open the doors of their new home
exclusively for HELLO! Julio Jr.,
who recently turned 40, talks
about his views on fatherhood and
how his life has changed since he
married the petite Belgian model.
Julio, how did the idea
of buying this house in
the Keys come about?
Charisse and I love this place.
Since we met, we spent many great
times in the Keys. It is our favourite
corner in Florida, known for its
great beauty. So when we decided
to get married, we said we wanted
to live here.
So you needed a change
of residence?
Yes, we needed it. We wanted
to start our married life in a
new place, and here we are in
the Keys, in our new home!
Wns it diIBcult to docido or did
you love the house the minute
you saw it?
Charisse and I have very similar
tastes. Therefore agreeing on
something is easy for us. We visited
several properties in this area. All
were beautiful, but did not quite
nt us. When we saw this, we both
said, this is our home. I think
the house chose us! (laughs).
Was the dcor of the house left
to you or Charisse?
The house we decorated has both
our taste. I love the dcor. I was
more involved with the furnishings
while Charisse has given these
feminine touches which transform
a house into a home.
What is your favourite spot?
The terrace, because we love
being outdoors. This wonderful
landscape makes us forget the world
and everything is peaceful and
quiet. In the evenings, we like to
lie in the hammock and watch the
stars. Its very romantic.
In the garden wall there are
shells with the date of your
wedding. We guess that
is something special and
signiBcnnt to you both?
Yes, it is a gift I gave to Charisse.
For a week without her knowing,
I decorated the garden wall with
these shells, which spells out
the date of our wedding, as a
symbol that this is our home and
we have started a new stage in
our relationship now.
Is this the house of
your dreams?
Absolutely, yes. It has everything
we wanted. We are very happy
here. Rarely ooes one nno a home
that meets all that one wants,
Without Charisse nding out, I
decorated the garden wall with
shells with our wedding date as a
symbol to say that this is
our home
and this has it all.
Before the Keys, you lived in
a nice house in Miami. Did
you sell that home?
We put it up for sale when we
decided to move to the Keys. It is
a carefully designed home where
every small detail has been well
thought out. Hopefully it will be
sold soon to help us pay for our
new home.
Are you still passing seasons
in the cabin in Lake Tahoe?
Yes, we love our cabin. We escape
to it whenever we can. In winter,
we practiced skiing. Lake Tahoe is
a beautiful place, you can enjoy it
any time of the year.
Julio, congratulations, youve
turned 40. How do you feel?
Wonderful! Thank God I am
Being 40 never felt so
good. On my birthday, I
swam with dolphins, had a
romantic dinner and even
had a cake. It was a
perfect day
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healthy, I am with the woman I
love, my family is well and Im
not missing work. Anyway, getting
older is not something I worry
about. Thats life, it just depends
on how you take it, and Im
lively. I have always wanted to do
many things.
Did you celebrate in a
special way?
Charisse got out one day and
organised a trip to the sea so
I could swim with dolphins
thats one thing I love doing. At
night, I was surprised with a
romantic dinner. It was a perfect
day, with a cake included! It
gets better everyday.
What gifts did you get?
For me, the best gift was to receive
calls from my mother, father, my
brothers and my best friends. On
our birthdays, Charisse and I
always treat each other to a trip.
We do whatever we can that our
hectic work permits.
How do you see life from the
vantage point of 40?
Just like from the vantage point
of 39. Nothing has changed and
I dont feel its a big deal to have
turned 40. Im the same as I always
was. Live life without worry; that
will leave you from falling off
the calendar.
You married recently. What
balance has been struck?
To marry was something
both Charisse and I wanted to
do, because it consolidates the
common life project that began
nine years ago. They say that over
the years relationships sometimes
weaken. However in our case, it is
quite the opposite. Every day we are
getting better.
Tell us about the relationship
you share with Charisse
We are very happy. It was a
step we wanted to take. Our
relationship has strengthened.
We were clear that we wanted to
spend the rest of our lives together.
In my case, I knew on the very
nrst oay when I met her. Seeing
her, I thought, this is the woman
of my life.
Has the time come to
have children?
Not yet. I think next year will be
a good time to broach the subject
and get down to work.
Before marriage, you and
Charisse were immersed in
work. Has that changed since
your wedding?
No, Charisse and I live for our
work so we cannot slow down. In
this sense, our life has not changed.
We are together and we enjoy
being with each other.
Where was the honeymoon?
Charisse and I love California.
So we oecioeo to cross it by car.
We discovered many corners
we didnt previously know of. It
was a journey that we both want
to repeat.
At any time, has there been
an especially romantic
journey that has left
its mark?
All have been unforgettable.
Being able to enjoy a month
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Julio shares a laugh with
his gorgeous wife before
jumping into the pool
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with my wife was the best time. For
me, the most romantic moment
was at our wedding, when I saw
Charisse walking down the aisle.
Its a memory that has impacted
me and will always remain in
my heart.
What about Charisse makes
it so special for you?
For me, Charisse is a mans
dream which became reality. She
is the ideal companion. We share
similar tastes, understand each
other well and can communicate
with just our eyes. She is
my soulmate.
At work, what are your
immediate projects?
Music, which is something I
love and will never abandon.
Im writing new songs. Im also
starring in a television program
in Spain called Splash! Famous
Water. Well see how it goes. Im
also considering the possibility
of participating in a series
that I have been offered in the
United States.
On the family level, you
have lived through terrible
moments; the death of your
aunt, and Miguels (step-
brother) accident... How are
you doing?
Unfortunately, we all lose the
people we love, and its painful.
However, as hard as it is, we must
continue. Although youre crying
inside, you have to paint a smile
on your face and continue along
the path of life. In the case of
Miguel, we are very happy with
the recovery, which has been slow,
but is on track.
Thoso nro diIBcult tinos
that we are speaking of, has
it been especially hard for
your mother?
For my mother, losing her
sister hit her very hard. Shes a
very strong woman who always
outdoes herself.
Due to the distance, you
rarely manage to meet your
parents. We imagine it was
very emotional to have them
both at your wedding?
My wedding is the most important
and wonderful experience that
I have lived through so far. To
share it with my parents was very
emotional. The fact that they
The dcor is something I love. I was more involved with
the furnishings while Charisse gave it the feminine touches
that transformed the house into a home
The most romantic memories
of our wedding was the
moment I saw Charisse
walking down the aisle,
recalls Julio about his
beautiful Belgian bride
were next to me, supporting me,
is something I will never forget. I
also recently saw my sister Chbeli
looking very happy. I see it completely
since she hao her baby Sona. She`s a
great woman.
What are your dreams
made of ?
I prefer not to dream. I live day- to-
oay. I`m happy with what I have ano
what I am.
HELLO! in an exclusive tte--tte
with Charisse Verhaert...
Charisse, does your home in
the Keys symbolise something
special for you?
It was our dream to buy a house
in the Keys and what better time
to do that than when we decided to
marry. This is our home.
Has marriage changed
your relationship?
No, it has not changed. We remain
as enamoured as ever. What is true is
that when I wake up in the morning
with Julio, I look ano think, We`re
marrieo` It`s as il I oon`t believe it.
What can you tell us about
the honeymoon?
It was just as we had imagined it
would be. The two of us organised
it and we were able to do everything
we hao planneo. Il I hao to oenne it
in one word, it would be romantic.
Do you want to be a mother?
Yes, but it`s not yet the time. I agree
with Julio that next year would be
a good time to seriously discuss
the issue and start giving shape to
the idea.
How many children would
you like?
Two a boy and a girl. Julio also
agrees with this. I know he will be
a fantastic father. He is so good
with kids.
Are you happy?
Yes. I`m with the man I love. How
can I not be happy?
TEXT: JOANA MORILLAS
PHOTOS: JESUS CORDERO
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The dining room opens on to the terrace and garden. Julio smiles at memories
of his fun 40
th
birthday that he celebrated with Charisse recently. The
motorcycle on which they move through the surroundings of the island (below)
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OPENS HER HOME AND TELLS
US HOW SHE PUTS HER HEART
AND SOLE INTO FASHION
S
ituated an exquisitely
shod hop, skip and jump
from some of Londons most
exclusive boutiques, socialite
and shoe-designer-to-the-stars
Aruna Seths luxurious Chelsea
apartment is a true girlie haven,
perlectly renecting the glamour
and elegance of a woman whose
eponymous footwear range has
attracted such discerning fans as
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie,
singing icons Mariah Carey and
Jennifer Lopez, Hollywood stars
Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and
Elizabeth McGovern, and, most
famously, Pippa Middleton.
The Duchess of Cambridges
fashion-savvy sister chose to wear
Aruna Seth shoes to the evening
reception of the 2011 royal
wedding, teaming a beautiful
jade green silk Alice Temperley
gown with Lynn sandals in
a brushed gold, embellished
with Swarovski crystals and
featuring Arunas trademark
emblem, a butterny.
Such is Pippas sartorial clout
that the sandal quickly sold out
and Aruna, who now counts
Kates chic younger sibling as
a friend, found the business she
established in 2008 taken to a
whole new level.
Who would have known that
the next day, Pippa would be
the most talked-about woman in
the world? asks Aruna, 30, with
a smile, as she carefully selects
one of about 150 divine pairs
of shoes that grace her personal
London closet (she keeps more at
her familys home in Surrey) and
slips them, Cinderella-style, onto
her slender feet for HELLO!s
exclusive photo shoot.
For Pippa to choose our shoes
on such a special day was amazing
for us. Not only did it help to get the
brand into Harrods, but it also put
us on the worldwide stage.
Americans in particular love
Pippa and Kate they love anything
British, in fact. For the Jubilee last
year we designed a fabulous pair
of wedges featuring the Union
Jack exclusively for Harrods. They
were covered in Swarovski crystals
and retailed at 3,000. They sold
incredibly well and there was so
much interest from the US.
Its a very good time to be
British, she adds with an emphatic
nod. The world cant get enough
of us.
IF THE SHOE FITS
Shoes are in Arunas blood. Her
multimillionaire father Geoff was
the founder of Ascot footwear, a
hugely popular brand in the 1980s,
and now owns around six shoe
companies, according to his proud
only daughter (Aruna has two
brothers, both of whom are also in
the shoe business).
So its perfectly natural for me
to be surrounded by shoes, adds
the attractive brunette, whose exotic
looks are a mix of Geoff s half
Indian heritage and her mothers
Jamaican genes.
As a child I was always
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AND THE A-LIST
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So many girls say to me,
Id love to start a shoe
company. But running
your own business is tough.
For the rst two years I
didnt really sleep
Relaxing in her chic Chelsea
home, Aruna Seth is living her
childhood dream of making
exquisitely beautiful shoes.
Her business is ourishing,
thanks in part to a resurgence
in the worldwide popularity of
the UK. Its a very good time
to be British, says Aruna. The
world cant get enough of us
rummaging in my mothers
wardrobe and clattering around
in her heels shes always worn
labulous shoes. I got my own nrst
pair of heels when I was about
six or seven. They were actually
mediocre height, but I was in love
with them.
Aruna proved her
entrepreneurial mettle just a
few years later when she started
selling her fathers brand of
footwear at school.
My dad would say to me,
Right, if you sell 10 pairs this
week, Ill give you a percentage, or,
Ill get you that special Barbie you
want. So from the age of around
10 I would take the catalogues
in and say, Look, I can give
you a discount.
Every year I would gather
work experience with my father
in his olnces in Surrey. It was
great experience I learnt about
selling, accountancy, production,
everything, continues Aruna,
who gained further valuable
experience by pursuing a career
in investment banking before
embarking on her true dream of
establishing her own shoe empire.
So many girls say to me, Id
love to start a shoe company, I
love shoes so much. But it takes
more than that. Running your
own business is tough. For the
nrst two years I oion`t really sleep.
Your mind is whirring all the time
because theres so much to think
about.
Ive started to sleep now,
though. In order to look glam, you
have to get your sleep.
Enviably trim you have to
look after your body to keep your
energy levels up, and with her
long dark hair and almond eyes,
Arunas not the sort of woman to
go unnoticed, which makes her one
of the own best advertisements for
her brand.
FOOT SOLDIERS
The week before we meet she was in
the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, where
her crystal-encrusted Evi Aprs Ski
Boots (1,750 a pop Paris Hilton
has a pair) attracted plenty of
complimentary comments.
The nrst-class lounge at
airports is good, too, laughs
Aruna. I nno a lot ol women come
up to me there and ask where I got
my shoes from.
What Arunas fans seem to love
most about her shoes is that she
appears to have found the Holy
Grail for feet wow factor styles
that are actually comfortable
to wear.
After Goldie Hawn wore
the Swarovski crystal-covered
Cinderella shoe to a movie premiere,
she made a point of getting in touch
to tell Aruna, whose collections are
handmade in Venice: The minute
I put them on, I did not want to
take them off. They were so
comfortable, and for evening shoes
thats saying a lot.
The secret, Aruna reveals, is a
special plush leather padding that
supports the foot. Its made of
soft Italian nappa leather and took
me about six months to perfect.
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Even at home, Aruna ies the ag for her company, wearing just one of her many hundreds of pairs of her own-label shoes (left).
She credits her celebrity client list which includes Pippa Middleton and Kate Hudson (above, middle) with helping to increase her
brands prole. Following Pippas choice of Arunas Lynn sandals at 2011s royal wedding (above left), sales went through the roof:
It put us on the worldwide stage, she says
Its strategically placed within the
shoes sock to give what we call a
cashmere-like comfort.
Its why were doing so well in
the bridal industry, because no
bride wants to be in discomfort on
her big day.
HEEL OF FORTUNE
Despite having been a hot favourite
at one point to design the Duchess
of Cambridges bridal shoes, that
particular accolade wasnt to be.
But Aruna believes her cashmere-
comfortable designs might be just
what Kate needs now, as the birth
ol her nrst baby oraws closer.
Of course, Id love to see
Kate wearing our shoes shes
a style icon and hasnt put a
foot wrong in terms of fashion.
She is in the highly pressurised
position of having to look utterly
fabulous at all times and succeeds,
says Aruna.
We will oennitely be ollering
her some ol our nat ballerina shoes
to run around in after the new
royal baby arrives in July. And we
will most likely create a lookbook
inspired by Kate, featuring shoes
suitable for young mothers, as I
am sure maternity and yummy-
mummy fashion will be of big
interest during her pregnancy.
Though discreet about her
relationship with Pippa who has
a lot of the designers shoes and
bags hers is the nrst name Aruna
mentions when asked which of her
clients she has become friends with.
Are they ladies who lunch
together? Maybe sometimes,
she says hesitantly. Its nice when
you meet a client whos lovely and
you stay in touch with.
She describes Princesses Beatrice
and Eugenie as very sweet and
Hollywood royalty Goldie Hawn
and daughter Kate Hudson
as so nice.
SOLE MATE
With her business taking her all
over the world she travels to
Italy every month, to Asia every
couple of months, and speaks
Italian, Russian, French, Hindi and
a bit of Spanish what about
nnoing her own prince? Does she
have time for romance?
I am seeing someone, but Id
rather not mention his name, says
Aruna. Hes a businessman. Im
so committed to my business that
I can only date people who are as
passionate about their work as I
am, otherwise it causes problems.
I tend to date men who have
their own companies or work
in high-pressure environments
such as banking, because
they understand.
She smiles coyly, before adding:
And yeah, I mean its also fun to
date abroad
But as much as she adores her
opulent jet-set life, Aruna admits
shes always excited to get back
to her plush Chelsea apartment,
which she`s just nnisheo renovating
with the help of interior designer
Emily Freya.
Its such a great area to live
in theres always something
going on. And I love the calming
colours in this apartment and all
the crystal a girls got to have
sparkle in all areas of her life.
The nrst thing I always oo when
I get home lrom a trip is ning
open my shoe closet. Im like,
Mummys home! Thats when I
really know Im home.
TEXT: BELINDA ROBEY
PHOTOS: GAVIN SMITH
HAIR & MAKE-UP: FABIO SARRA
FASHION STYLIST: ARABELLA
BOYCE
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S
he may be known more for
her good looks rather than her
acting skills, but that has never
affected Katrinas popularity in
tinsel town. In fact, hailed as one
of the best-dressed women in
Bollywood, her sartorial style on
the red carpet and off it never
fails to create a stir among her
fans. And now if sources are to
be believed, the petite actress has
given inputs and ideas for the looks
of her characters in her upcoming
movies Dhoom 3 and Bang Bang.
Buzz is that in the coming future
she will also be styling herself not
only lor her nlms, but also lor her
brand endorsements.
KATRINA
TURNS STYLIST
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outure king Roberto Cavalli
says he always knew his
son Daniele would follow in his
footsteps and make a mark in
the fashion world. The 72-year-
old sees a younger version of
himself in Daniele who helms the
labels Menswear line, according
to reports. Daniele and I have
always been very close, and I
knew that he would follow me
one day. He is extremely talented.
I can see how much he tries to
invent something special... Its
fantastic to listen to him because
when I speak to him I feel that
hes like me when I was younger.
He has lived and breathed and
grown up in my studio, so his
apprenticeship started at a very
young age! Roberto said. The
father-son duo shares a love
of traditional craftsmanship
and draws their inspiration
from Italian heritage and their
gorgeous hometown Florence.
My father and I do not have
the usual concepts that other
designers or brands have; its
more about other things. When I
say we love Florence it is because
Florence is of maximum beauty,
and the artisans use the oldest
techniques to create this beauty.
My father and I appreciate
all these things that are very
Italian, very Florence and very
Cavalli, Daniele was quoted
as saying.
ROBERTO CAVALLI IS A
PROUD PAPA
A
rvind Singh Mewar,
Chairman and Managing
Trustee of Maharana of Mewar
Charitable Foundation and
76
th
Custodian of the House
of Mewar, recently unveiled
the worlo`s nrst silver museum,
Splendour of Silver at the Amar
Mahal in Udaipur. The museum
offers a sneak peek into their
family heirlooms dating back to
743 AD. The museum is located
at the entrance of the Zenana
Mahal, ano is nlleo with lamily
heirlooms that range from royal
transport, worship accessories
to utensils for everyday use. A
number of the silver artefacts
displayed here like the gulabposh
(rose water sprinklers) and
the surahis (decanters) have a
Mughal innuence renecting
the longstanding links between
the House of Mewar and the
Mughals. Some of the exhibits
seen here are the Silver Buggy,
a Taam Jam, Ram Rewari
(portable shrine for deities)
ano the magnincent elephant
howdah used for mounting
elephants in religious, state and
military processions.
WORLDS
FIRST SILVER
MUSEUM
IN UDAIPUR
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H
e isnt called the
Badshah of Bollywood
for nothing. According to
industry reports, actor Shah
Rukh Khan recently earned
of Rs 8 crores for a 30-minute
perlormance at a high-pronle
wedding in Dubai. And, he
has apparently hiked his
fee. Even two years ago,
he was charging Rs 4 crore
for a performance and Rs 1
crore for an appearance, an
event manager was quoted
as saying. But this time,
he performed at Dubais
Madinat Jumeirah hotel
and entertained the guests
with his easy showmanship
winning their hearts with
his witty humour and lively
performances. Despite his
hectic schedule, he made it to
the wedding, and interacted
with the bride and the
groom, dancing with them
on songs lrom his nlms. It
was on the invitation of
Ahmed Hashem Khoory and
Mariam Othman, the brides
parents, that SRK agreed to
perlorm, connrmeo Rashio
Sayyed, who organises a
majority of the actors Dubai
events and is a friend of the
brides family.
SRK EARNS RS 8
CRORES FOR HALF AN HOUR
I
n a unique bid, famous Swiss watch
brand, Longines is planning to
initiate a search for the oldest Longines
timepiece in Inoia, to commemorate
the presence of the watch brand here
for more than 135 years. Founded
in 1832, the companys trademark,
comprising a winged hourglass and the
name Longines, is the oldest (still active
in its original form) in the international
registers managed by the World
Intellectual Froperty Organisation
,WIFO,. In lact, last year Longines
completed 180 years of non-
stop watch-making.
Talking about the
remarkable hunt,
Mr Walter von
Kanel, Fresioent
of Longines said at
Basel 2013, Inoia
is a country of
tradition, culture
and heritage. After
successfully being
held in China,
Russia, Japan and
Taiwan, Inoia,
where the tradition
of passing wealth on
to the next generation has been evident
since decades is an ideal country to
host this competition. The purpose of
this search is to bring out the ancient
Longines watches in Inoia that have
been preserved and handed down for
generations. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
the elegant lace ol Longines in Inoia lor
more than 13 years also seemed very
exciteo about the competition. I think
its an absolutely brilliant idea to hold
this competition in Inoia. I can`t wait
to see the marvels it will reveal here.
I wish all participants
the very best,
she beamed.
HOW OLD IS YOUR
LONGINES WATCH?
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K
nown as one of the
most stylish fashionistas
in town, Malaika Arora
Khan recently launched her
much-awaited fashion label.
Launched in Mumbai, shes
the Creative Director, stylist
and curator of her clothing
line the Closet Label. Not
only that, Malaika will also
be curating for the newly
launched The Label Corp, a
holding company for lifestyle
e-commerce brands. The
label will offer a collection
ol everyoay outnts that are
personally handpicked by
the chic actress.
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CHITRANGDA
SINGH
ON THE CUSP OF GREATNESS,
THIS SULTRY SIREN HAS
EARNED A NAME FOR HERSELF
THROUGH A SLEW OF SIZZLING
ROLES. AFTER A BREAK OF
ALMOST FIVE YEARS, SHES
BACK WITH A BANG. HELLO!
RIDES ALONG WITH HER FOR A
PEEK INTO HER LIFE
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W
e face the daunting task of
interviewing Chitrangda Singh
in the middle of Mumbais
Mahalaxmi Race Course under a radiating
sun that refuses to effuse a little less heat. Add
to that a giant team of make-up artists, stylists
and overeager camera men and you can well
fathom a writers worst nightmare clothes
strewn around with accessories taking up an
entire table, only a handful of which actually
make it to a single shot, and Chinese food
laced with Ajinomoto that fuels the bellies of
all those men and women who are working
in sync to create something wondrous the
image of Chitrangda riding into the sunset
a sunset that metaphorically symbolises her
journey to success and all things good.
In this instance there couldnt have been
a worse person than the writer writing this
to have been sent to interview this dusky
auteurs fantasy, for apart from referring to
himself in third person his fault is that he
doesnt have any knowledge of her other
than the fact that shes hot and has acted in a
lew nlms. It`s at times like this that one thanks
Tim Beners, the inventor of the internet,
and surrenders to Wikipedia to hell with
the ego-beating at being so unprepared! The
page proves to be helpful and we stumble on
with our tete--tete, once Chitrangoa nnally
gets a break to talk.
Chitrangda displays her
adventurous side as she rides
a horse in a pop print dress by
Masaba for Satya Paul and diamond
studded earrings set in 18K white-
gold from Gehna Jewellers
COVER STORY
HELLO! JUNE 2013 38
IN THE BEGINNING
An army kid, Chitrangda was born
in Jodhpur, Rajasthan but grew up all
over; moving between Bareilly and Kota
belore nnally settling in Meerut where
she spent most of her younger days. A
string of modelling assignments and a
music vioeo nnally got her noticeo by
nlmmaker Suohir Mishra who gave
Chitrangoa her nrst break` by casting
her in the nlm Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
in 2003, which received critical acclaim
and was shown in various international
nlm lestivals.
A lew nlms later she oecioeo to settle
down with a guy she had been dating,
the professional golfer Jyoti Randhawa.
Then came the big break ol nve years
from acting, during which time she also
became a mum to their son Zoravar.
We ask her if she found the balancing
act challenging, Challenging? Yes!
she replies, I think I`m trying to oo so
many oillerent things. It`s been a not-
so-conventional way ol ooing stull
but at the same time I woulon`t have it
any other way. I know it sounds clichd
but everything has added to who I am
today. You emotionally become a lot
more intelligent, it`s on your lace, it
aoos to the screen. The characters I`ve
played all of that unconventional bit
has helped me.
HELLO! JUNE 2013 39
Chitrangda oozes style and
condence in a peplum top and
cotton shorts from Dior. She teams it
with diamond studded earrings set in
18K white-gold and a diamond ring
set in 18K white-gold, both
from Gehna Jewellers
I think Im trying to do so many different things.
Its been a not-so-conventional way of doing stuff
but at the same time I wouldnt have it any other
way. I know it sounds clichd but everything has
added to who I am today...
COVER STORY
HELLO! JUNE 2013 40
Chitrangda stands out in a
fringed Make You Laugh dress
from Sass and Bide
HELLO! JUNE 2013 41
Chitrangda sizzles in a lace dress
by Arpan Vohra along with diamond
studded earrings set in 18K white-
gold from Gehna Jewellers
COVER STORY
HELLO! JUNE 2013 42
The unconventional bit she refers to
are the roles she juggles, usually oscillating
between the dark art nouveau protagonist
who has the brains and the bod and the item-
number who could give even Malaika Arora
Khan a run for her money. An interview on
TV along with her co-star Arjun Rampal for
the nlm Inkaar reveals a dilemma Chitrangda
faces in her career at the moment. When the
duo is asked, You two are essentially good-
looking people. Do you nno that in the nlm
inoustry the nip sioe is that sometimes people
dont take you seriously as far as the acting is
concerned? Rampal goes on and delivers a
charmingly droll prose stating that hed like
to believe otherwise and that is a problem
hes gone past, I would have died, I would
have been so frustrated if people couldnt see
beyond that, he states. But when it comes
time for Chitrangda to answer the same
question all the viewer gets is a muddled,
Yeah, well I guess Ill take it for now. Lets just
leave it at that.
TO LOOK OR NOT TO LOOK?
Could it be that her good looks are a deterrent
to people taking her seriously? Well only
the cinematic gods would know that. But a
quick search on Youtube gives anyone the
simple answer. With only 10,000 odd hits, the
serious TV interview pales in comparison to
Chitrangdas other clips which prove to be far
more popular with hundreds of thousands
and in some cases even millions of views.
Suggestively titled by users, Chitrangda
Hot scene, and so on, there are dozens of
videos that emphatically scream the fact that
the general internet-savvy viewer is more
interested in Chitrangdas body than her body
of work. Add to all this the fact that theres
atleast one hot scene in any movie she does
and you can see why Chitrangda is viewed
in the light she is. Theres the love scene in
a changing room with Sharman Joshi (a poor
mans Danny Devito) in Sorry Bhai in 2008,
the scene with Akshay Kumar in Desi Boyzz in
2011, with Arjun Rampal in Inkaar, with John
Abraham in I, Me Aur Main and the scenes
with Shiny Ahuja, Kay Kay Menon and a
much thinner Ram Kapur in her oebut nick
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.
I`m oennitely looking lorwaro to oillerent
roles. I think all actors want to do different
things, being versatile is the biggest high
thriller to comedy to action. Working with
good directors is important though, they are
the new heroes, content is the new hero, she
says when asked about what shes looking
forward to career-wise.
Who are her favourite actors we wonder,
to which Chitrangda quips, Meryl Streep
and Anthony Hopkins in Hollywood and
Mr Bachchan and the late Smita Patil here.
Did the artsy Shekhar Kapur really compare
Chitrangda to Smita Patil once, we ask, It
was a huge compliment, he sat me down and
explaineo how I ngureo my cralt ano how I
ended up acting. I remember that dinner with
him, she recalls of the time when Kapur
showered praise and said shed outdone the
once famous Patil.
WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
Blissfully oblivious of any domestic ups and
downs we ask Chitrangda about her husband
and how the two of them met. I dont want
to get into that. Lets just stay away from that
angle, she says while we realise we may have
touched a raw nerve somewhere. But what
about the angle of the story? The one where
Chitrangda manages to do it all, be a mum, a
wife and have the burgeoning career. We sniff
trouble in paradise. Dont make headlines
out of my marriage, Chitrangda warns,
as we nod our head unaware. Keeping with
our promise to the ingenue we wont go any
further on the topic. It is afterall her private
life and while the media would like nothing
more than to get the low-down on that, we feel
its better to just gloss over. Its all over Google
for all those wanting to dig more the truth,
the lies, the media cook-ups and so on so forth.
You make up your mind.
Ive been learning skeet shooting from
Mehraj Khan, says Chitrangda when we ask
her about how she keeps herself busy. Yeah,
I use a 28 inch Beretta shotgun, she adds as
we reach the sudden realisation that this lady
is probably not someone to be messed with.
When Im not doing that, I paint charcoal
sketches of horses, she says matter-of-factly.
With a few nods of her head and some
more quick replies we gather that Chitrangda
also kickboxes, loves going to Bali for holidays
and is particularly partial to Dan Brown
novels. We bid her goodbye as we step out of
her makeshift make-up room the Poonawalla
lounge, on loan from Adar Poonawalla for the
day. Chitrangda on the other hand still has the
shoot to nnish ano she puts on her warorobe,
gets a few more touch ups and goes forth to
enact her ride into the unknown one where
even the sun seems to hold still for her with
baited breath asking, Is there a hot scene on
the horizon?
TEXT: VISHWAVEER SINGH
PHOTOS: ASHISH CHAWLA
HAIR & MAKE-UP: MEHAK OBEROI
CREATIVE DIRECTION: AVANTIKKA KILACHAND
STYLING: RITI MUNDARGI
ASSISTED BY: SONAM POLADIA
LOCATION COURTESY: POONAWALLA FARMS,
MAHALAXMI RACE COURSE
I think all actors want to do different things, being versatile is the
biggest high thriller to comedy to action. Working with good directors is
important though, they are the new heroes, content is the new hero
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Chitrangda poses in
a neon swimsuit by
Hemant and Nandita. She
teams it with a studded
necklace from Vero Moda
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DESIGNER MUSE
HELLO! JUNE 2013 44
A WHOLE NEW RANGE OF COLOURS AND CUTS
TAKE FORM AS SOME OF INDIAS BEST-KNOWN
DESIGNERS DRAPE THEIR MUSES, CLOTHING
THEM IN FLAKES OF VIVID DREAMS AND
PHANTASMAGORIA. HELLO! TRAIPSES IN ON
SOME OF THESE EXCLUSIVE MOMENTS
SEASONS IN
THE SUN
Amit Aggarwal has created
a tulle dress with faux metal
strip for Sonalika, which is
accentuated by a moulded pearl
jacket. Sonalika strikes a poised
picture in Amits creation. She
elaborates, The sheer white
gown hao a very interesting nbre
yoke in lront. oennitely a heao-
turner. Lightweight and easy, its
a simple way to look drop dead
gorgeous! The pearl jacket on top
is a masterpiece ano the nnishing
is immaculate, she admires,
showcasing the designers latest
piece of magic.
Sonalika, a professional model
who has scorched the runway and
enjoyed every designers attention
has been a constant source of
inspiration for Amit as well and
when they come together, they
exhibit perfect chemistry the
creator and his muse juxtapose
in a moment of frozen eternity
and a willing suspension of
enchantment.
Sonalika always ends up
surprising me despite me knowing
her for many years. She travels
between the past, present and
the future without effort and that
complements my design aesthetics
perfectly, gushes Amit.
The outnt Sonalika oons
is from the designers couture
collection for the forthcoming
season. Sonalika has her own
take on the designer. Amit
Aggarwal is a very versatile
designer. He is highly talented
and his understanding of
fashion is unmatched. I have
known him for a very long
time now and have utmost
respect for his designing skill.
His oesigns renect the person he
is. A lethal combination of serene
and edgy, she uses a paradox to
explain his distinct sensibility.
AMIT AGGARWAL WITH MUSE SONALIKA SAHAY
HELLO! JUNE 2013 45
Sonalika strikes a
poised picture for Amit
Aggarwal, a designer
she thinks is very
talented and versatile
DESIGNER MUSE
HELLO! JUNE 2013 46
Actor Shivani Wazir is designer
Poonam Bhagats favourite muse.
According to Poonam, Shivanis
face is essentially Indian, very
beautiful, and evocative of a Raja
Ravi Verma painting
HELLO! JUNE 2013 47
POONAM BHAGAT WITH MUSE SHIVANI WAZIR
Poonam Bhagats Spring/Summer
2013 collection called A Slice of
Samarkand and A Bite of Bokhara
is inspired by the tapestries of
Uzbekistan, predominantly the
Suzani an embroidered and
decorative tribal textile. She uses
this inspiration on Shivani Wazir,
a television anchor, actor and
compere who does justice to the
three-layereo outnt as she walks
with a dancers grace even as
the design undulates like a wave
matching steps with her. Shivani is
an exponent of theatre and dance.
She can emote and essay what I
have to say through this collection
with ease and conviction. Besides,
her face is essentially Indian,
very beautiful, and evocative of a
Raja Ravi Verma painting!, says
Poonam about her muse.
Shivani is used to donning
oillerent outnts lor her oiverse
professional roles as a dancer, actor
and theatre-person but feels at home
with this outnt. Foonam`s work
represents her character. Shes a lot
of fun and there is a lot of depth to
her. In fact every time I have worn
a Poonam Bhagat design Ive had
this feeling of being well-turned
out. Explains Poonam, Shivanis
outnt has a lront open tunic with a
voluminous shift under it in ivory
with red borders that are cut on the
bias and undulate under the tunic.
It essays the embroidery of Suzanis
beautifully. Weve embroidered
nowers using anchor threaos ano
various dori techniques all along the
hem. The colours are evocative of
the Suzani and couching in black
anchor and ivory dori is added to
create a three-dimensional effect.
A black sharara creates some drama
ano aoos more nair ano balance,
along with a black dyed yoke on
the tunic. All the materials used are
silk chanderi.
Shivani loved the paradox of
conservative yet bold that her
outnt represents. I love the solio
colours and patterns. Its very
much like Poonam herself, solid,
she says endorsing the designer and
her work. Poonam compliments
the look in an outnt lrom the same
collection an ivory and black tied
and dyed calf length silk chanderi
open robe with appliqud chakras
which are predominantly used in
Central Asian textiles. The look
is enhanced by Vrinda Gokhales
paper jewellery.
DESIGNER MUSE
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PIA PAURO WITH MUSE ANITA BAJAJ
Pia presents her Grecian goddess
cruise collection for HELLO!. She
says, White and gold look fabulous
on Anitas sun-kissed skin tone. It
brings out her beautiful face. Pia
chooses the colour white as it is
typically Mediterranean with its
whole washed walls. A colour that
is easy, fresh and perfect to wear
when its hot.
For Anita, a WHO (World
Health Organization) bigwig and
Delhi socialite, playing muse to
dear friend Pia is a memorable
experience. She elaborates, Pia
is effortlessly hip and chic, with
her broad usage of colours, tribal
prints and imported fabrics that
drape elegantly. She designs for the
modern woman who is on the go
working, travelling and juggling
her many roles and responsibilities.
Her bag line is fabulous with its
vibrant colours and texture! This
particular outnt is a reminoer ol
Anitas European stay. I love the
piece that Pia has chosen for me,
it is summer-chic, an elegant drape
dress which can be dressed up or
down depending on the occasion
for day or evening wear. I usually
spend a large part of the summer
break in my old city Rome, Italy,
which is where I lived for 10 years,
so this dress is perfect for a Roman
holiday! she summarises.
HELLO! JUNE 2013 49
Pia Pauros muse Anita
Bajaj looks gorgeous in
her elegant drape dress
that is perfect for her
upcoming Roman holiday
DESIGNER MUSE
HELLO! JUNE 2013 50
The tall and slender Punit
Juneja makes for a stunning
muse for eclectic designers
Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja
HELLO! JUNE 2013 51
PANKAJ AND NIDHI AHUJA WITH
MUSE PUNIT JUNEJA
Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja are
delighted with their muse who
has also proven to be a brand
ambassador of sorts for a while.
Says Punit, When things start to
look all too similar, you can trust
Pankaj and Nidhi to offer a unique
spin on different colours and
silhouettes. I like Pankaj and Nidhi
because even though you can
ioentily a Fankaj ano Niohi outnt
easily, at the same time, it doesnt
look like a mass produced piece.
Everything is unique and their use
of colours and patterns is great.
Also exclusive is what they created
for the model-cum-businesswoman
for our photo shoot. The designer
duo chose a 3-D appliqu from
their monochromatic collection.
Together the three form a mutual
admiration society as the Pankaj
and Nidhi design complements
Punits slender build, good looks
ano ability to carry oll any outnt
with aplomb.
Punit, despite her good-looks,
has an earthiness to her. It resonates
well with our creative sensibility.
Our clothes are handmade, yet hi-
tech. Shes not just a muse but the
right personality to carry off this
look the tail-coat inspired long-
jacket sits well on her tall stature
and goes perfectly with her olive
skin tone, says Pankaj.
Funit loves her outnt inoeeo. As
lor my outnt, I am not too lono ol
bright colours on myself; this is a
mixture of great design in a more
classic style, which is perfect for
me, she sums up.
TEXT: SANGHITA SINGH
PHOTOS: HEMANT J KHENDILWAL
HAIR & MAKE-UP: PRIYANKA
KAPOOR
CREATIVE DIRECTION: AMBER TIKARI
LOCATION COURTESY: ON THE
WATERFRONT, THE LODHI. NEW
DELHI. WWW.THEOTW.COM
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THE BOLD AND
THE BIZARRE
JUST LIKE EMPRESSES OF YORE, EVERYONE
WANTS TO KNOW THE BODY BEAUTIFUL RITUALS
OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS. JUST HOW DID
THESE FEW IMMORTAL WOMEN KEEP MILLIONS
IN THRALL ABOUT THEIR PERFECT TEN LOOKS?
HELLO! DEMYSTIFIES THE SECRETS
OF THE IMMORTALS
MARILYN MONROE
Her full-bodied silhouette was far from todays size zero obsession, and
fortunately she lived before the Twiggy era. However, this timeless screen
siren worried about her physique as much as the starlets of today. Her
secret? She would start her day with two raw eggs mixed in warm milk
ano eno it with broileo liver steak or lamb with nve carrots, lolloweo by
a hot fudge sundae for dessert. Surely a diet as rich and decadent as hers
still appeals to most!
ELIZABETH HURLEY
This beauty who seemeo to have oeneo the natural ageing process
always appeared glamorous whether she shared the screen with her
contemporaries or her co-stars who were many years her junior. She
swore by a cleansing secret of her own to shed pounds before she
prepared for any role and relied on a watercress soup diet. By adding
at least six bowls of watercress soup into her daily eating routine, she
managed to keep the calories low and looked stunning.
HELLO! JUNE 2013 53
MEGAN FOX
Every time this Transformer
star wishes to do a
transformation of her
own, she relies on her
go-to-home remedy of
apple cider vinegar. It is
said that a few spoons of
this magical potion per day
before a meal boosts ones
metabolism, cuts fat and
helps get rid of ones excess
water weight. A simple yet
elncient lormula as lans
of this gorgeous starlets
increoible ngure woulo
gladly agree.
LADY GAGA
Since not a single thing about
this modern day icon is
conventional, one can expect
her diet secret to be equally
bizarre just like her wardrobe
choices and stunts. The
controversial star chooses a
so-called drunk diet in order
to shed excess pounds.
Apparently this diet, which
consists of a daily intake of
whisky (even while she is
working) and then keeping
up to her committed exercise
regime was pioneered by her
ex-boyfriend, Luc Carl, who
even wrote a book about it.
Publicity stunt? We think it
may be wiser to accept this as
just that, rather than Gagas
actual lifestyle choice.
CHRISTINA
AGUILERA
This big voiced diva
is no doubt a fan of
colour and aesthetics,
as apparent from her
personal style and
fashion sense. Maybe
thats why she chooses
to incorporate this in
her dietary regime as
well. The teen pop
sensation is reportedly
a fan of the weight loss
plan called the colour
diet. The concept
behind this is that
each day the dieter
consumes different
coloured foods for
eg: white foods on
Monday, red foods on
Tuesday etc. We are
wondering if that is
the secret of her rather
colourful life?
BEYONC KNOWLES
This screen czarinas detox
plan gained immense
popularity and attracted
millions of people, after the
ultimate dream girl Beyonc
Knowles acknowledged to
using it to shed the extra
pounds for her upcoming
movie. The master cleanse
is a diet consisting of no
solid foods of any kind,
only a liquid concoction of
lemon juice, maple syrup and
cayenne pepper. It apparently
works like a miracle for
oetoxing ano a quick nx way
to loose the pounds. Beyonc
claimed it wasnt easy, but she
stuck to it and the results?
Nothing short of bootilicious!
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MADONNA
Only our famous Material Girl could be so fabulous as to make something
called the Bacteria diet sound glamorous. The idea is to indulge in
lermenteo looos that are high in nbre ano laceo with gooo bacteria`.
A customiseo plan createo by her personal chel, the intention was
to use bacteria that prevent cancer and aid in digestion of food by
promoting the growth ol microbes in the actual oigesteo looo. Very
innovative, we say
NICOLE POLIZZI SNOOKI
Only this quirky reality star who always marches to her own orum, woulo
be able to get away with something ol this sort eating cookies, ano still
losing weight Beholo, it`s Snooki`s lamous cookie oiet`. The Jersey shore
babe lost the pounds by indulging in a total of nine hunger suppressing
60-calorie cookies a day, and achieved remarkable results for all to see.
VICTORIA BECKHAM
The original WAG is known lor her svelte ano tiny lrame, on which
masterpieces of couture clothing and luxurious accessories look oh-so-
posh. It has been reported that the secret to her petite frame are her
two-pint smoothies a oay. But belore you go thinking ol the oelicious lruit
smoothies that sound tempting, think again. These smoothies are made
ol algae ano seaweeo. Supposeoly packeo with nutrients, seaweeo ano
algae apparently keep the skin glowing, along with keeping the weight oll.
Looks like her crme de la mer cream isnt the only thing this glamazon
is taking from the deep blue ocean for her beauty regiment.
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BOOK MARK
TASTE OF TRADITION
OLEANDER GIRL IS A POWERFUL LOVE STORY THAT BEAUTIFULLY PORTRAYS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
THE EAST MEETS WEST, AMIDST RELIGIOUS HAVOC AND FAMILIAL FEUDS. HELLO! TUNES IN TO
AUTHOR CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI WHO TELLS US MORE ABOUT HER MOST RECENT TOME
T
he book demonstrates
the disparity caused
by differences between the
new and old India. Can you
elaborate on this theme?
On my last few visits to India,
it struck me how rapidly India
is changing, rushing headlong
to take its rightful place in the
21
st
century. Many advances
are occurring, physically in the
city landscapes, virtually in the
work world, and psychologically
in peoples minds. But rapid
change always comes at a cost in
a culture as ancient as India with
ingrained and valuable traditions.
It is this cost ano this connict that
I wanted to portray through the
characters of Korobi and Rajat,
the protagonists. Rajat comes
from a very progressive, business-
savvy family. Korobis family roots
go deep into old Bengal. When
they fall in love, they must learn to
value each others point of view.
Tho Brst hnlI oI tho book is
narrated by the protagonist
Korobi, but the second half
is narrated in third person.
What is the reason behind
this change in narrator?
The book has nve narrative
points of view woven throughout
the text Korobi, her
grandmother, Rajat, his mother,
and Asif, Rajats family chauffeur.
Korobi gets the nrst person`s point
of view because I want readers
to feel her emotions, discoveries,
shocks and joys most closely. The
others are important because their
points of view contrast ironically
with each other, but I wanted an
authorial angle through which
they are projected.
The central themes of
Oleander Girl take references
from your life and family. Do
you Bnd it onsior to writo
about things you know and
have experienced?
It is not a matter of being easier;
its a matter of writing what I feel
deeply in my bones. Sometimes
its harder to write whats close
to you, to gain a perspective on
things you feel strongly about.
But the customs of Bengal and
especially Kolkata are in my
blood. I have to write about them,
though certainly I write about
other themes and characters from
other cities and ethnicities as well,
such as in the Palace of Illusions
(about the Mahabharat), and One
Amazing Thing (about multi-racial
characters in America).
The setting of the story is
one of political trauma and
unrest; it was the year of the
tragic Gujarat riots and 9/11.
What made you choose such a
time to set your book in?
One of the major themes of
Oleander Girl is the terrible cost of
religious and racial intolerance. I
wanted to examine this problem,
which is a worldwide one, from
the viewpoint of two different
countries. Characters experience
the violence of prejudice on many
levels, political and personal. The
book will, I hope, make the readers
think about this issue that continues
to plague us today.
The book is an ode to
differences of all sorts
between traditional and
modern, between the East and
West. Do these contradictions
occur in your personal
life too?
You have phrased my intention
very well, and yes, my own life as
an Indian living in America, an
Indian-American balanced between
two very different cultures and
sets of values, is wonderfully and
interestingly full of complications
and contradictions!
Are there any challenges being
an America-based author of
Indian origin?
I think all writers face the
challenge of communicating ones
vision ol a nctional worlo in a way
that readers will understand and,
more importantly, care about. As
a writer writing about two cultures
for audiences all over the world
(my books are now translated into
29 languages) I have to do this
twice as much.
You are also an activist in the
Bold oI donostic violonco.
What are your views on the
current state of violence and
sexual abuse in India? In
your opinion, what steps can
we take to control the rising
levels of abuse?
I am deeply saddened and indeed
appalled by the recent cases of
violence and female sexual abuse
in Inoia. The nrst immeoiate
change (which I feel is beginning
to happen) is tougher laws against
perpetrators, carried out very
nrmly. The secono change which
will take more time (but is also
beginning to happen as we see
from the protests on many levels)
is a mind-change, an acceptance
of women as valuable members
of society worthy of nurture and
respect. (I hope that books like
mine, which place strong, complex
women at their center, do a little
bit to create this change). This
said, I must point out that violence
against women is unfortunately a
problem in just about all countries,
not only India.
Which are your favourite
authors and novels?
I have many. Among South
Asian/South Asian American
writers: Amitav Ghosh, Rohinton
Mistry (in Canada), Anita Desai,
Mohsin Hamid, Vikram Chandra.
Among American authors, I
love the multi-cultural visions
of Maxine Hong Kingston,
Toni Morrison and Cristina
Garcia. Ive learned so much
from writers like Tim OBrien,
Margaret Atwood and Elizabeth
Strout. Italo Calvino remains an
inspiration. My classic favourites
are Tolstoy and Tagore.
What inspires you
to write about
Indian-centric themes?
That is what I know and love
and understand. I am particularly
moved by our complex mythology,
which I try to weave into my work
in many ways.
Can you tell us a little bit
about your upcoming novel?
It will be a novel based on the
Ramayana with Sita at its centre, a
little like Palace of Illusions, which
had Panchaali as the narrator.
TEXT: SHLOKA CHHABRIA
Sometimes its harder to write
whats close to you, to gain a
perspective on things you feel
strongly about. But the customs
of Bengal and especially
Kolkata are in my blood...
- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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PRINCE CHARLES AND CAMILLA JOIN THE
LAVISH CELEBRATIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS
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A HISTORIC ROYAL GATHERING AS
WILLEM-ALEXANDER AND MAXIMA BECOME
EUROPES YOUNGEST KING AND QUEEN
A dazzling whos who of royalty line up to mark the investiture of Willem-Alexander and Maxima as King and Queen of the Netherlands. Unlike most such
occasions, which tend to be sombre, following the death of a monarch, this was a joyous event, as the much-loved Queen Beatrix handed over to a son
she felt was well ready for the role. The end of her 33-year reign was marked by two days of lavish celebrations, attended by senior royals, especially the
dynamic young kings and queens in waiting. In this image, the new Dutch monarchs take centre stage, with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall
to the right, Spains Crown Prince Felipe and wife Letizia behind, and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel to the left. In the
front row, to the left of the King, Prince Albert of Monaco takes his place next to the Emir of Qatars wife, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser. Front row, to the
right: the King of Moroccos wife Princess Lalla Salma and Japans Crown Prince Naruhito and wife Masako, with Denmarks Crown Prince Frederik and
his Australian wife Mary behind them. In the back row, far left: Belgiums future King Philippe and his wife Mathilde, in fuchsia
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O
n Tuesday 30 April, the
morning after Queen
Beatrixs farewell banquet,
a touching scene played out
in the royal palace. A visibly
moved Willem-Alexander gently
squeezed his mothers hand after
she signed the act of abdication,
bringing, at the stroke of a
pen, an end to her reign and a
beginning to his. A deafening
cry of approval and joy went up
from the 20,000-strong crowd
crammed shoulder-to-shoulder in
the Dam, the main square outside
the palace, as the Dutch people
applauded their beloved Queen
and welcomed her successor,
who at 46 is Europes youngest
monarch ano his country`s nrst
King in over 120 years.
The cheers grew louder still
as mother and son and the new
Queen Maxima emerged onto the
palace balcony to greet the people.
Beatrix, now a Princess, blinked
back the tears as she presented her
son to the rapturous crowds.
I am happy and grateful to
present to you your new King,
Willem-Alexander, she said.
Turning to her, he said: Dear
mother, you have given the kingdom
33 moving and inspired years,
which we are intensely grateful for.
Thank you. After exchanging a
kiss with her son, Beatrix then left
the balcony and public life to make
way for a new generation of royals
as Willem-Alexander and Maximas
three young daughters, including
the new heir, the self-assured
nine-year-old Princess Catharina-
Amalia, joined their parents
on the balcony.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Queen Maxima, who has won the
hearts of the Dutch and added a
refreshing dash of Latin glamour
to an otherwise low-key monarchy
since she wed Willem-Alexander
in 2002, shimmered regally in a
beige gossamer dress embroidered
with crystal sequins designed by
Edouard Vermeulen of Belgian
fashion house Natan, while her
daughters Princess Amalia, Princess
Ariane and Princess Alexia wore
adorable matching yellow frocks.
Onlooker Eric Paol summed
up the general mood: Were all
very moved. Willem-Alexander is
making a big step towards a new
type of monarchy and Maxima
just radiates kindness. All our
expectations are so high.
Little Amalia beamed broadly
as she waveo connoently to the
throngs of people she will one day
reign over. The royal family then
left the balcony to prepare for the
main event of the day, the formal
investiture of Willem-Alexander as
King at the citys De Nieuwe Kerk,
where around 2,000 dignitaries
were gathering. In what was the
largest gathering of royals since
the Queens Diamond Jubilee in
London last year, 30 members
from 18 royal houses took their
places inside the medieval church
for the ceremony.
The Prince of Wales and his wife,
the Duchess ol Cornwall, new
the nag lor Britain, with Camilla
raoiant in an ice-blue noor-length
gown by Bruce Olonelo ano
matching feathered headdress by
Philip Treacy. It was, perhaps, an
emotional day for Charles: as heir,
he had represented the United
Kingdom at Beatrixs investiture
in 1980; now, at 64, an age when
most people are approaching
retirement, he has yet to take on
the role he has been preparing for
all his life.
Joining Charles and Camilla
were Europes other royal heirs,
Denmarks Prince Frederik and
his glamorous wife Princess Mary,
Prince Haakon and Princess
Mette-Marit from Norway and
Princess Victoria and Prince
Daniel of Sweden. Belgiums
Princess Mathilde, glowing in
fuchsia, and her husband Prince
Philippe also attended, while
Spain was represented by Prince
Felipe and Princess Letizia. Royal
invitees lrom lurther anelo
Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima with members of the royal household attend a religious ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam.
The Netherlands celebrated Queens Day, which also marked the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander
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included representatives from
throughout the Middle East and
Thailand, as well as Japans Prince
Naruhito and his wife Princess
Masako, making her much-
anticipateo nrst olncial overseas
appearance in 11 years after
suffering depression.
Monaco was represented by
reigning Prince Albert. His wife
Princess Charlene however, did
not accompany her husband, with
palace sources saying she had a
prior engagement in her native
South Africa.
Shortly before 2.00pm, the
Dutch royals set off from the
palace towards the church,
making the short walk along a
royal blue carpet. The advance
party included Beatrix, her son
Prince Constantijn and his wife
Princess Laurentien, as well as
the three little Princesses, now
in matching royal-blue cotton
dresses by Natan.
Close by Beatrixs side was
her daughter-in-law Princess
Mabel, to whom she has become
especially close in the face of
Prince Frisos tragic situation.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima pose for a family portrait with former Queen Beatrix, Princess Alexia, Crown
Princess Catharina-Amalia and Princess Ariane
They were followed by the
new King and Queen, escorted
by Heralds of Arms. A sparkling
Queen Maxima had changed into
a suitably royal cobalt-blue gown
by Dutch designer Jan Taminiau,
accessorised with an heirloom
diamond and sapphire tiara given
to her by Beatrix. King Willem-
Alexander wore a tail coat with
white tie under the royal ermine-
trimmed mantle, which has been in
use since 1815.
The newly-minted King didnt,
however, get to wear his crown
as, constitutionally speaking, this
was an investiture rather than a
coronation. It was displayed on a
ceremonial table along with the
sceptre, orb, sword of state and
national standard.
As he told guests how he foresaw
his new role as monarch, Willem-
Alexander paid an emotional tribute
to Beatrix as both the guardian of
Dutch democracy and as a devoted
mother. You were utterly dedicated
to the outies ol your olnce. But
you were also a daughter, a wife, a
mother and head of the family
Sometimes you felt torn, but you
combined your many duties with
great inspiration. Even in times of
personal sorrow you supported us all
in the most loving and dependable
manner. Overwhelmed with
emotion, Beatrix smiled as she
fought back tears.
A TRIBUTE TO MAXIMA
The new King also had words
of praise for his wife and Queen.
I acknowledge how deeply
happy I am to have the support
of my wife, Maxima She
has embraced our country and
become a Dutchwoman among
the Dutch people.
Following his speech and
oath to uphold the constitution,
Dutch MPs and senators, and
dignitaries from the Caribbean
countries that form part of the
Kingdom of the Netherlands
Aruba, Curaao and St Maarten
stood up to swear allegiance
to their new King. As the guests
applauded and the national anthem
was played, tens of thousands
watching the event on giant screens
throughout Amsterdam erupted
into loud cheers. The royal party,
accompanied by their guests,
then returned to the palace for
a reception, before re-emerging
in the late afternoon for a festive
river pageant.
There Queen Maxima once
again wowed her people in a
beautiful burgundy and nude lace
gown by Jan Taminiau. Young
Amalia, Alexia and Ariane were
still sporting their cobalt-blue
swing dresses, but fended off the
chill with camel wraps as they
boarded the royal barge. A stately
notilla ol 20 boats accompanieo
the royals on their two-hour
cruise along the River Ij, while
sports and music stars performed
on the bank. Tens of thousands
had also gathered on bridges
and along the waterfront to greet
their new King and Queen, and
as the pageant drew to a close at
the Muziekgebouw auditorium, a
formation of Royal Netherlands
Air Force F-16s zoomed
past in salute.
Inside the auditorium, the
royals and their guests were
treated to a celebratory banquet
hosted by Dutch Prime Minister
Mark Rutte, who praised the
former Queen Beatrix and added
that very many people will have
wonderful memories of her 33-
year reign.
His sentiment was shared by
the 70,000 revellers gathered
lor a music-nlleo party in the
Museumplein square, and the
approximately 800,000 people
who hao nockeo to Amsteroam
to paint the town orange for
the historic occasion. With the
festivities going on into the early
hours, the Dutch people had
not merely one great night to
remember but over three decades
of duty and service rendered by
their beloved former Queen.
Were sad to see her go,
said Amsterdam resident
Bonney Wassing. But were
happy that she can now focus
on her grano-chiloren, on nnally
being a grandmother.
Queen-to-be Maxima
dazzled in Valentino couture
and a 100 carat tiara made
from rose-cut diamonds,
worn with a matching
riviere necklace
TEXT: BARRY BYRNE
ADDITIONAL REPORTING:
PILAR RUBINES
HELLO! EXCLUSIVE
ON HER LAST NIGHT AS QUEEN
BEATRIX OF THE
NETHERLANDS
HOSTS A GLITTERING GALA FOR THE
NEXT GENERATION OF MONARCHS
A
dazzling whos who of
monarchs-in-waiting and
jubilant, orange-hued crowds of
well-wishers gave an affectionate
send-off to Queen Beatrix and a
warm welcome to King Willem-
Alexander and Queen Maxima
in Amsterdam recently, as much-
loved Beatrix handed over her
reign and the reins of power to
her son, ushering in a new era for
The Netherlands.
It was an occasion of time-
honoured ceremony and
high protocol coupled with
spectacular royal celebrations
ano spontaneous, lun-nlleo street
parties, a time of great tenderness
and tears, of nostalgia and
hope, as a mother entrusted her
kingdom to her beloved son and
his glamorous Argentinian wife,
Maxima, his Queen consort.
Queen Beatrix brought the
curtain down on her 33-year
reign with a gala nt lor a Queen
at the historic Rijksmuseum.
There, heirs to the throne from
Britains Prince Charles and Camilla,
Duchess of Cornwall arrive for the
ceremony in Amsterdam. Dutch Queen
Beatrix, who ruled the Netherlands for 33
years, announced on 28 January 2013 her
abdication from the throne in favour of
her son, Prince Willem-Alexander
Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser
Al Missned of Qatar
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the Prince of Wales to Japans
Emperor-in-waiting Crown Prince
Naruhito toasted her on her last
night as Queen.
A GEM OF A NIGHT
Naturally, Queen-to-be Maxima
joined her mother-in-law to lead
the parade of royal ladies, whose
haute couture and countless
carats made for a glittering
scene. Maxima showed her
signature nair in a reo strapless
Valentino gown that shed worn
to Prince Charles 60
th
birthday
celebrations in 2008.
Adorning her sleek blonde
coiffure was a 100 carat bandeau
tiara, made from 34 rose-cut
diamonds, paired with a sparkling
riviere accented with an antique
brooch as a pendant.
In the majestic gallery, which
hao been nlleo with 10,000 tulips,
Camilla and Prince Charles
sat alongside Beatrix beneath
Rembrandts The Night Watch
along with sovereign guests Prince
Albert of Monaco and Lalla
Salma of Morocco.
Amid celebration, it was also a
time for remembering those who
were absent such as Beatrixs
middle son, Prince Friso, who
tragically fell into a coma in
2012 after a ski accident. In a
moving gesture of support, the
Queens youngest son Prince
Constantijn escorted both his wife
Princess Laurentien and Frisos
wife Princess Mabel, who wore
her wedding tiara, to the gala.
Poignantly Beatrix, too, wore her
nuptial tiara, in honour of her late
husband Prince Claus, whom shed
lauoeo in her nnal TV aooress.
She also heaped praise on her
well-prepared son Willem-
Alexander and endearing, warm-
hearted Maxima, sharing with
her people her conviction that their
new monarch will devote himself
with loyalty and dedication to his
duties, as a good King should. H
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, (above left). Princess
Mathilde and Prince Philippe of Belgium depart the Nieuwe Kerk to return to
the Royal Palace after the abdication of Queen Beatrix (above). Crown Prince
Naruhito and Princess Masako of Japan arrive for the investiture of Prince Willem
Alexander as King (left)
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TEXT: KAREN SILAS
PARISIAN PRINCESS
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Going the distance,
following her heart, is
something that Sonam
Kapoor is used to doing.
Here, iconic luxury travel
brand Louis Vuitton
projects her as a style diva
on the move, showing
how regal the possibilities
can be. HELLO! takes a
sneak peek
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Sonam dazzles in a gown from Gauri
and Nainika. Bote acons and Sobe
bags from Louis Vuitton are seen in the
background (facing page).
Seen here, Sonams travel accessories
are scattered around even as our
photographer captures the colourful
bag charms, sunglasses, a watch
and a shawl from Louis Vuitton. Her
neckpiece is from the Sunita Kapoor
Signature Line
Stylista
in a suitcase
PARISIAN PRINCESS
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Sonam stylishly swaggers
in a dress and coat by
Rahul Mishra. She teams it
with a neckpiece from the
Sunita Kapoor Signature
Line, shoes and bag from
Louis Vuitton. Seen beside
her are the Alzers, Hatbox
and Keepall travel bags
from Louis Vuitton
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Sonam exudes her
characteristic charm and
sophistication in a dress
from AM:PM teamed with
a vintage hat. Her bag
and shoes are from Louis
Vuitton. She accessorises
her look with earrings
from the Sunita Kapoor
Signature Line
PARISIAN PRINCESS
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Like a true style queen,
Sonam lounges in a
vintage beret and suit
by Ashish Soni, bag
and shoes from Louis
Vuitton. The classic
Keepall travel bags
from Louis Vuitton can
be seen beside her
PHOTOS: LOUIS VUITTON
STYLING: RHEA KAPOOR
MAKE-UP: NAMRATA SONI
LOCATION COURTESY:
TAJ LANDS END, BANDRA
GUEST COLUMN
HELLO! JUNE 2013 67
SOCIT DE QUEENIE
JETTING ACROSS THE WORLD FOR FRONT-
ROW FASHION WEEK APPEARANCES AND
EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS AND ATTENDING SOME
OF THE MOST COVETED A-LIST EVENTS HAS
ITS PERKS. OUR SOCIALISTA AT LARGE GIVES
US A DIVA-ON-THE-RED CARPET ACCOUNT OF
UNABASHED HEDONISM
A
s April-May, the months of
travel set in, I found myself
in a spin of airplane rides and
checking into hotels.
The Ritz Carlton in Dubai
reminds me of a modern hotel
in Paris. From the delicious
onion and tomato Tarte tatin
to the dal tadka at their nouveau
French brasserie, Can Can that
beautifully blends Renaissance
furniture in their rooms with the
ultra mooern corrioor nankeo by
glass and marble, which leads to
their plush spa. Here I enjoyed
the state of the art Natura Bissa
facial, one of the best so far. The
other memory is that of one at
the SK-II salon in Singapore off
Orchard road.
As we exhibit at the Bridal
Fair in Dubai year after year, I
nno mysell spenoing more time
looking at the goodies available at
this venue, which generally caters
to the Sheikhas and the locals by
ano large. Brioes-to-be have a nelo
day shopping here as they plan
their wedding, as there is a large
variety in every department. And
if you have a penchant for corsets,
all shapes and sizes are available
here with the glittery ones up
for sale. Khaled Khalil being
my favourite.
Talking about designers,
Maheka Mipuri hosted a high
tea soire where she showed-off
her chikan ensembles as well as
sarees with lace borders. The
room was full of ladies from South
Mumbai chatting in different
corners showing-off their Croco
Bambini Birkins (Ostrich and
leather long gone!) over chai and
sushi. I met Poonam Dhillon who
was surrounded by friends and
had celebrated her big birthday
the night before at the Westin
hotel in Goregaon.
The same evening Renu
Chainani launched her seasonal
collection of Eastern Treasures.
Her crowd was a totally different
one from the afternoon tea. The
common factor being Meena
Raheja, who looked busy picking
up pieces of furniture. Sushmita
Sen radiated positive energy. Mozez
Singh lookeo lean ano nt. He was
on his annual two month detox
programme. We talked about his trip
to Japan where he went to celebrate
his birthday solo, Zen style. He left
from there, making tons of friends
and acquiring a beautiful tattoo, one
of nine cherry blossoms denoting
Peace. The after party was at the
Elbow Room a bar in Bandra run
by Dino Moreas brother Nicolo
Morea. Hrithik dropped in for a bit,
as he is in the last leg of wrapping
Krish 3. I believe this actor hardly
steps out if he is in the midst of a
shoot or a show. A true professional!
That night I chatted with Maheep
Singh over dangerously delicious
pizzas. She was off to London with
a bunch of her good friends to
celebrate her birthday there.
Anil Agarwal celebrated his
daughters engagement with a
splendid difference. Instead of
having a Bollywood performance
he had the story of Shakuntala
staged (Amar Chitra Katha style)
albeit with dramatic special effects.
Rani Mukerji played the lead role.
Karan Johar playeo rapio nre with
the bride and bridegroom in his
usual candid and humorous style,
bringing out the story of how the
couple met. At dinner later, Rani
Mukerji, looking pretty in a white
saree, enjoyed all the compliments
about her performance.
The other lady who sparkled
in white was Sridevi at a party
hosted for her by Subrata Roy
to celebrate her receiving the
Padma Shri award. A big screen
was set up where snippets of all
the superstars movies were being
screened. Over shwarmas and
champagne my friend Madhoo
Shah and I chatted with Boney
Kapoor who reminisced about
the times he had worked on
movies with Sridevi. Stars of
romance showed up in his eyes for
his lady love.
The Metropolitan Ball in New
York City was one of the major
events to look forward to. Attended
by the whos who of Hollywood,
the after party was at the Boom
Boom Room at the Standard
Hotel in the Meatpacking district.
Before the party I had dinner at
the new Japanese restaurant called
Cherry at Dream Downtown
Hotel with my friends Vikram
Chatwal and Mrunalini. The food
was delicious and the ambience
intoxicating, the dcor inspired
by the old world subtle charm of
Japan. Mrunalini hao six outnts,
which she had designed for Top
Shop couture that was worn at the
Met ball by celebrities.
We met Christopher Vault
at the bar of the Mark Hotel
(in the upper 70s) later that
night. He had spent most of that
part of the evening talking to a
stunning lady wearing a long red
silhouetted dress with a longer
trail. She donned a headgear with
a black net extending out covering
half her face. Quite dramatic,
it propelled her a step up into
ber glamour.
Donna DCruz, the celebrated
DJ who plays at most of the
celebrity parties in New York is
now entering the line of yoga
and wellbeing and is soon going
to be starting classes in the city.
I met her at Daman Chatwals
high tea, which the lovely lady
hosted in the lobby under the
grandeur of the high glass ceiling
at the Plaza Hotel, (one of their
recent acquisitions,. Donna nlleo
me in about the premiere of The
Great Gatsby over deliciously warm
scones and strawberry jam. I also
bumped into Amitabh Bachchan
in New York who had been there
for the same. The man easily
leaves women of all ages still
swooning over him H
Donna DCruz with Gerard Butler (above). Madhoo Shah, Queenie Singh and
Sridevi at the party hosted by Subrata Roy honouring Sridevis Padma Shri
award (below)
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ALL SET!
CHAMPAGNE FLOWS AS EASILY AS THE CONVERSATION
AT THIS EXCLUSIVE SOIRE WHEN THREE OF THE
CAPITALS GOURMET GIRLS COME TOGETHER TO CREATE
SUMPTUOUS YET GUILT-FREE TREATS FOR HELLO!
HELLO! JUNE 2013 69
SHREYAA SHAH
A
princess hailing from the royal
family of Tehri Garhwal, Shreyaa
Shah grew up with an exposure to a
variety ol navours at home Inoian,
Nepalese ano European to some extent.
But oespite all these aromas surrounoing
her, her conventional lamily oiscourageo
her to keep oll the stove ano concentrate
on the books. But Shreyaa`s interest in
looo was so compelling that she`s taken
to cooking with as much vehemence
as a Iormula One oriver on the racing
tracks. She armeo hersell with a Coroon
Bleu oiploma in cooking ,lrom Thailano,
belore starting Shreyaa`s Kitchen,` a
private catering company launcheo a
year-ano-hall ago that has been growing
lrom strength to strength. Recently she`s
teameo up with Alice Helme ano Lucy
Hollioay, two enterprising English girls
living in Delhi who run Damsom`, a
Catering ano Events Company. The
trio is proving to be quite the team
with Shreyaa cooking up a storm in
the kitchen while Alice ano Lucy set up
beautilul tables ano oress oream venues
on request. HELLO captures Shreyaa`s
journey over lamb chops, chilleo white
wine ano oesserts to oie-lor.
The journey: Shreyaa remembers
travelling all over the worlo while
spenoing her early chilohooo with her
granoparents ,her granolather Maharja
Kumar Sharoul Bikram Shah was a
career oiplomat, ano taking in the sights,
sounos ano navours ol many oillerent
cultures. She conlesses however, I oio
not grow up in a house ol loooies but I
have been cooking since I was 1o-years-
olo. Over the years when she set up her
home, Shreyaa loveo entertaining ano
taking over the kitchen for house parties
but only with assistance from an army of
stall lor chopping ano cleaning. Alter
my chiloren became a little oloer, I hao
more time, so I oio a Coroon Bleu course
lor three months in Thailano. This is
where I oevelopeo my love lor both
Thai ano European looo ano now they
are the locus ol many ol our oishes,
explains Shreyaa.
Unforgettable dinner memories:
Some ol Shreyaa`s memories ol lavish
oinners have been lrom their summer
home in Nainital, where her parents hao
the most talkeo-about parties. Lots ol
my mother`s lrienos ano lamily visit our
house in Nainital ouring summers. The
looo is always very simple but oelicious.
It mostly incluoes Nepalese looo such
as Bhutekomasu, ,spicy garlic navoureo
lamb,, Kankro achar ,cucumber pickle,,
Charasandheko ,colo pickleo chicken,,
she shares about Nepalese oelicacies
Our style is very simple, contemporary and European, says Shreyaa.
The modern approach is to keep the colours down to one or two shades.
Fine tableware, soft candles and owers create a warm and sultry mood
for a beautiful summer alfresco dinner. Seen here are Lucy Holliday and
Alice Helm with Shreyaa Shah
in the kitchen that have become
staples thanks to her mother
and grandmother both hailing
from Nepals royal families.
Shreyaa continues, I have lots of
memories of family dinners and
friends who I have grown up with
many of them also have homes
there. The parties in Nainital have
always revolved around everyone
singing all kinds of classic songs
by the bonnre. It`s a very happy
place for me and I have lots of
fond memories from there.
Shreyaas perfect dinner
setting for summer: She
oennitely likes to keep things
simple. She maintains, I love
things that are simple so clean
white linen table cloths, nowers,
napkins lots of candles make for my
kind of a table. She recommends
the range at GoodEarth for their
wonderful china.
Fresh Food: For Indian
summers, Shreyaa recommends
avoiding traditionally heavy meals
that most of us are accustomed to.
Her idea of a summer gourmet
dinner would be no-fuss, light
and airy food that is good to taste
and well-presented. For starters
she says, Smoked salmon is a
great canap as its light and the
lemon juice on top makes it quite
refreshing. Dinner should also
Smoked Salmon on rye bread with cream cheese and black caviar
Goat`s cheese ano ng crostini with carameliseo onion chutney
White wine from the Poully-Fuiss region of Burgundy
Lime and basil sorbet
Lamb chops with garlic and pomegranate molasses
Antica, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
Baby pavlova with mango, kiwi and pomegranate
Double chocolate brownies with cream cheese and chocolate shards
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes Bordeaux 1976
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Always use ne table linen, instructs
Shreyaa. The decorative napkin ring
seen here is from GoodEarth
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include healthy and seasonal fruits
and vegetables. She shares, I like
eating food that makes us feel good,
especially in the heat. So Id go
with lots of vegetables, watermelon
and feta salad, pear crostini is
another favourite at the moment.
I am always trying new things and
changing my ideas, she elaborates.
Shreyaa also highly recommends a
yummy quinoa salad with Iranian
lime, mango and coconut rice salad,
maybe lemon grass and goat cheese
raviolis. I made this the other day,
they were so good! she exults about
her raviolis.
The perfect wine: With my
love for Thai food, I think a good
Riesling or Gewrztraminer, would
be delicious, with the sweetness in the
grapes complimenting the delicate
but spicy navours, trills Shreyaa.
Summer desserts: In this heat
its all about canap desserts, no
one wants to sit and eat a huge slice
of chocolate tart with ice cream. I
would choose something fresh like a
lime and basil sorbet or even mango
and sweet lime. I love the mango
season, she explains. Her perfect
ngure is a sure inoication that she
professes indulgence with some
amount of consciousness. She also
picks Pavlovas or Eton mess for a
perfect ending.
Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
8 small or 4 large lamb rib
chops or tenderloin
3 tbsp mustard
1 tsp black or salt-free
seasoned pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1 head garlic chopped coarsely
cup pomegranate molasses
2 tbsp red wine
LAMB CHOPS WITH
GARLIC AND
POMEGRANATE MOLASSES
METHOD
1. Brush one side of the lamb chops with half of the
mustard, then sprinkle with half of the pepper.
2. In a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive
oil until it shimmers. Place the chops in the skillet, mustard-
and-pepper side down. Brush the tops with the reserved
mustard and sprinkle with the reserved pepper.
3. Cook the chops until theyre nicely browned, about eight
minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Flip the chops over and
cook them until they are done to your taste (125 degrees for
rare). Remove the chops and place on a plate or platter.
4. Add the chopped garlic to the skillet and cook it,
scraping up the browned bits on the bottom, until the cloves
are softened and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
5. Stir in the pomegranate molasses to the pan, scraping
the bottom as you go, until it bubbles and froths.
6. Stir in the red wine, then turn the heat to high until the
sauce thickens, for 2-4 minutes.
Spoon the sauce over the chops and serve.
The way food
is served can be
visually exciting and
individual,
says Shreyaa
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MAYA PATNAIK
When selecting crockery, choose colours to
compliment each other and make the food
look as mouthwatering as it tastes, Maya
says. She prefers a rustic and informal feel
using at coloured tableware and a bunch of
peonies, roses and poppies to usher in the
romance of summer. All the tableware and
owers are from GoodEarth
F
ood makes you who you are. Although, it has
made politicians, successful businessmen and
entrepreneurs out of Maya Patnaik Sibias entire stock,
it has given Maya the ultimate break she was seeking,
alter she sullereo a major seven-year-itch in a hi-nying
advertising career.
Having worked in New York and Mumbai, Maya
Patnaik gave up her swish boardroom role for the kitchen
counter, in a way that hasnt just been deeply satisfying
but is also reaping great rewards for her. She started
Feliz Papilles, a commercial kitchen in Delhi supplying
mainly baked products on personal orders and is already
a name to reckon with among food fundamentalists in
the Capital. She shares some secrets from the bakers
basket and HELLO! comes back more informed and
satiated after a high-tea with the ptissier.
Crisp memories: Mayas father Gudu Patnaik hails
from Orissa while her mother Cristina is half-Mexican,
half-Norwegian. Her grandfather Biju Patnaik was one
ol Orissa`s most innuential Chiel Ministers, but she likes
to talk about her vast genetic pool and its gastronomical
innuences, rather than owell on her political lineage.
Taking the family tradition of bringing in new cultural
elements through its members, Maya married Ranjeet
Sibia, an investment banker hailing from Punjab in April
2011. And dont forget my paternal grandmother was
from Kashmir. Were a family of cooks where we start
planning lunch as soon as we nnish breaklast. Even my
father is a good cook, she adds. The family with its
members from different parts of the country and world
has brought in their distinct menus and Mayas personal
kitchen appears to be a melting pot of all these diverse
culinary cultures. I have family all over the world. As
a result I have grown up being exposed to a diversity
of food thanks to family as well as my travels. At home
we had good Indian food thanks to a Bengali Baruah
cook; and my mother brought in the Mexican elements
with the roasts and stews and my father also made some
European dishes from time-to-time, explains Maya.
So does she have a favourite story related to food and
baking, which is her forte now? Well we were in Brittany
on a family holiday and it wasnt just the breathtaking
views that I remember but also their fresh breads they
make the best breads and seafood. Other than that, New
York is a place where I oiscovereo many new navours. I
trieo Sashimi lor the nrst time there ano realiseo that I
likeo the navour ol raw nsh. While I was working there,
I enrolled for a short-term cooking course. I also loved
exploring the farmers markets there, she elaborates.
Farm fresh: Maya says shes lucky to have grown up
on farm-fresh produce. Her parents grow vegetables in
their farm in Delhi and her father even rears corn-fed
free-range chickens these days. I am lucky I grew up on
this and now use this produce for my commercial kitchen
as well, she says. So whether its broccoli, beetroot,
tomatoes, sugar-cane, spinach, mustard or even chickens,
the Patnaiks make sure they are a part of the journey of
the looo that eventually nnos its place on their oining
table from its raw and organic essence the food re-
incarnates in different forms right in front of them.
The baking journey: After she hit a dead-end having
given her all to advertising, she slowly inched towards
food, an area she was a natural at. But for a career,
Sprigs of mint and sliced
oranges adorn a jug of
refreshing herbal iced-tea
Sumptuous cupcakes
Maya needed to arm herself. So I went to Le Cordon Bleu (Paris) and
enrolled for a course. After that I apprenticed at restaurants such as
Le Petit Maison in London and hotels in India (Maurya and Aman)
before formally launching Feliz Papille, she explains. Feliz Papille is a
commercial kitchen which has items from the bakery such as the orange
bundt cake, spiked dark chocolate torte and quiches. I started when I
was 31 while other people in my class were about 10 years younger. I
had to overlook that and concentrate on the fact that in a short span I
had to catch up on all the time lost, she admits.
Tea-time table: For me what is important is to have an intimate
and eclectic group of people together, says Maya. For summers, Maya
proposes bringing in colours through lresh nowers, lruits ano looo. Ior
table linen I prefer neutral colours. The tablecloth should be used as
a canvass, which pops up all the hues when the table is accessorised. I
nno that people are olten too obsesseo with the ioea ol covering tables.
Sometimes, its just good to leave it bare, especially if its a nice natural-
wooo table. I like lragrant nowers ano lresh lruits to oecorate. They give
a fresh look, recommends Maya.
Some coolers at tea-time: Apart from the regular cuppa that is
every Indians favourite, the traditional iced-tea makes it to Mayas table.
But she adds that the Agua Fresca, a Mexican lemonade shes grown
up having is a great addition, in case one is looking out for something
different to cool with in soaring temperatures.
Tea-time menu: Maya nlleo the table with loaos ol light tea
sandwiches, tartlets, soft moist cakes with notes of citrus in them
and used mangos, the seasons favourite fruit in the rustic mango
and mascarpone roll. I like open sandwiches for summers. They are
not heavy. In fact, I roast whatever is usually deep-fried and alter the
preparation methods of any dish that is likely to be heavy. For example
the Quiche Lorraine I prepareo was airy as I soulneo it. Also small
portions are very important, she recommends.
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The Sweet
Orange bundt cake with organic
bourbon vanilla
Moist banana, pineapple and walnut loaf cake
with a creamy frosting
White chocolate and strawberry shortcakes
with a nully vanilla lrosting
Rustic mango and mascarpone roll
The Savory
A souneeo quiche loraine with lresh chives
Cucumber and cheese with sumac (open-faced
sandwiches)
Sundried tomato and egg (open faced
sandwiches)
Mini tartlets with herbed goat cheese and red
and yellow bell peppers
Beverages
Freshly brewed coffee and herbal tea
Iced-tea with a vanilla bean infused sugar syrup
SUMMER
TEA TIME
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This makes for a chic tea cake or
summer desert, which makes a perfect
use of the lovely mangoes that are in
season. Feel free to use your favourite
mango varieties.
INGREDIENTS
3 large eggs, organic if possible
75 gms castor sugar
90 gms nour, silteo twice
15 gms boiling water
200-250 gms Mascarpone
50-60 gms icing sugar, sifted two times and
20-30 gms extra for dusting
2 medium sized Alphonso mangoes, diced
or thinly sliced
10-15 gms butter or cooking spray
Other Materials
2 sheets butter paper
1 rectangular baking tray 12 x 8 inches
1 small nne mesh strainer
RUSTIC MANGO &
MASCARPONE ROLL
METHOD:
Pre-heat the oven to 200C and grease the baking tray and
line it with butter paper.
Measure all the ingredients and cut the mangos into small
cubes or thin slices.
Use a hand whisk or stand mixer to beat the sugar and eggs
in a large bowl until the mixture is light ano nully ano at
least doubled in volume (3 to 4 minutes approximately).
Gently lolo in ,oo not mix as that will oenate the mixture,
the silteo nour into the egg ano sugar mixture. Iolo in the
boiling water.
Pour the prepared mixture into the greased tin and spread
the batter evenly. Place into the pre-heated oven.
Once the cake is in the oven, you can start working on the
nlling. Gently beat the Mascarpone ano hall the icing sugar.
Taste the mixture and add more sugar if necessary (make
sure you account for the sweetness of the mangoes too).
Check the cake after 7 to 8 minutes. The cake should have
a lovely golden brown top and should spring back when you
press it gently it with your nnger. Il not, place the tray back
in the oven for a minute or two, as needed.
Flace the secono sheet ol butter paper on a nat surlace
ano oust it with some icing sugar. Invert the baking tray on
the paper and peel off the lining. While the cake is warm,
gently roll the cake length ways along with the butter paper.
Wrap the roll in a clean dish-cloth and wait for it
to cool completely.
Spread the sweetened Mascarpone on chopped or sliced
Mangoes and roll back again tightly. Hold for a minute
or so until the roll maintains its shape. You can wrap it in
butter paper again if you feel its not holding its shape.
Place the cake in the fridge until it sets for 30 minutes to
an hour.
To serve, cut the loaf in one-inch slices. Dust generously
with some icing sugar.
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PREAH NARANG
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P
reah Narang grew up in Kolkatas culture of
entertaining at home, away from the ritual of
oining at nve-star hotels that other big cities are prone
to. Her mother and society hostess Sunita Kumar
always kept a gooo table ano lather Naresh Kumar
,well-known tennis player ol his oays, emphasiseo
ntness ano healthy looo. Freah has combineo the
best ol the two worlos that she`s inheriteo lrom her
parents and has earned a Michelin starred chef s
reputation among her lrienos in Delhi lor serving
the healthiest yet most delicious food at home.
Trained at Londons Cordon Bleu school, her
specialties include homemade ice creams for which
she accents personal orders. At other times, she just
uses her culinary skills for entertaining at home or
consulting top clubs such as Anton Mosimann`s in
London.
Passion and profession:
The nrst time Freah went to the Coroon Bleu
school for training was 30 years ago. Recently, she
oecioeo to brush up her knowleoge ano enrolleo lor
skills and techniques course in London to keep up
with the changing times. From cooking at Antonio
Mossimo`s club in Lonoon to bracing lor another
new assignment in Lonoon, Freah`s interest in
cooking brings ample new challenges ano exciting
opportunities on her plate. I am consulting for a
club calleo Grace, in central Lonoon`s Belgravia.
They are coming up with an Ayurveoic Inoian
week ano I am giving them a clean, light, healthy
ano nutritious menu lor it, she explains. She
started cooking when she was around 14 and made
brownies, which were oevoureo by her siblings.
She then graouateo to complex recipes such as her
mum`s version ol Bakeo Alaska, a thorough hit
from the Kumars kitchen.
A summer lunch table:
My mother always kept a gooo table ano we
grew up being exposeo to gooo looo right lrom
the beginning, remembers Freah. Ano gooo
looo has to be presenteo well. She explains, I
am a casual person, so I like the table to be neat
ano uncomplicateo. I preler bullet settings to keep
it simpler. Also the crockery ,see picture, is not
overwhelming. It`s summery ano pretty. Freah also
believes that the looo on the table aoos to the look.
Colours are very important lor me. So I useo a
white chikankari tablecloth ano maoe sure that the
food had all the colours. From seasonal greens
to beetroot, oranges ano mangoes, Freah suggests
aooing a oiversity ol hues in the looo to create a
lresh looking ano inviting table.
Punch of a lunch:
Although I love colo soups ano lresh summer salaos,
I oo not like a colo table. So I mix temperatures.
Typically I`o serve colo soup ano salaos with a
warm quiche. Also, I try and use as much seasonal
vegetables ano lruits as possible, she recommenos.
Ior salaos, Freah ooes oressings with little oil mixeo
with lresh lruit extracts. I also oo not believe in a
no-carb oiet. I love having breao with my soup
so a gazpacho teameo with lresh breao is great,
says Freah. But she makes sure the looo sits easy
on the stomach ano lor those aovises on going easy
on heavy ingreoients ano artincial aooenoums. In
soups I olten substitute cream with skimmeo milk,
she says. Freah`s homemaoe ice-creams are also
healthier versions maoe without eggs, stabilizers
ano preservatives.
Preah chooses lots of white to create a calm mood. She keeps
the linen deliberately simple using a chikankari tablecloth
with tone on white embroidery and Wedgwood crockery with
a wild strawberry print that captures the mood of summer
perfectly. The beautiful ower arrangement seen here is done
exclusively by Vandana Mohan
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INGREDIENTS:
1 tbsp olive oil
4 apples; chopped and put in
cold water with lemon juice
2 sticks celery sliced
potato chopped and put in the
same water as the apples
onion sliced
1 litre vegetable stock
GARNISH:
Celery leaf
APPLE AND
CELERY SOUP
METHOD:
Heat a little oil.
Add the onion and garlic and
saute lor nve minutes.
Now add the celery and apple
and saut for 10 more minutes.
Then add the stock and bring it
to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and allow
it to cool.
Pure the mixture and chill in
the refrigerator.
FOR THE GARNISH:
Garnish with a celery leaf.
Apple and celery soup
Mango and chicken salad
Carrot and raisin salad
Asparagus quiche
Mango ice-cream
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A silver swan adds an exotic
touch to the elegant table setting
A low round arrangement of white
hydrangea heads and liliums add
summer chic to the table
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TEXT: SANGHITA SINGH
PHOTOS: ANIL CHAWLA
HAIR & MAKE-UP: MICHELLE MONTES
CREATIVE DIRECTION: AMBER TIKARI
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LAKSHYA RAJ
SINGH CORONATED
IN A GLITTERING CEREMONY HELD AT THE ELEGANT
NAHAN PALACE, THE YOUNGER PRINCE OF JAIPUR
WAS CORONATED AS THE TITULAR MAHARAJA OF
SIRMAUR. HELLO! RECAPS THE REGAL SPLENDOUR
OF THE HISTORIC DAY
I
t was an unusual royal ceremony,
wherein nine-year-old prince
Lakshya Raj Singh of Jaipur was
coronated as the Maharaja of
Sirmaur, an erstwhile princely state
located in the hills of southern
Himachal Pradesh. The graceful
ceremony took place in front of the
Darbar Hall of the Nahan palace.
Lakshya Raj Singh is the maternal
grandson of Padmini Devi, the
widow of Brig Bhawani Singh.
He is the younger son of Princess
Diya Kumari, Padmini Devi and
late Bhawani Singhs only child.
The event was performed under
the watchful eyes of three former
Sirmaur nobles Arak Singh,
Ajay Bahadur Singh and Abhay
Bahadur Singh. Even as the young
prince trineo impatiently through
the hour-long ritual at Jaipurs
City Palace amid the chanting
of mantras, Sirmaur welcomed
guests that included Bollywood
actor Dimple Kapadia and a host
of former royals, big landlords
and politicians making a beeline
to witness the coronation or Raj
Tilak of a school going prince or
a Raj Kumar who was crowned
the Maharaja.
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Maharaja Kapurthala greeting Rajmata Padmini Devi and Maharaja Sirmaur
Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur greeting his younger brother the
Maharaja of Sirmaur
Rajmata Padmini Devi with the Maharaja of Sirmaur and
Dimple Kapadia
Erstwhile rulers and members of the royal families at the time of the Raj Tilak
ceremony
Maharaja of Sirmaur greeting the Maharani of Jodhpur
Erstwhile rulers and members of the royal families at the time of the Raj Tilak ceremony
1999 2001 2002 2003 2005 2007 2009
D
avid Beckham; the international superstar. The
legend. The style icon whos a treat to look at.
His career has undoubtedly been illustrious and hes
had a great run, but while the football world throws
up their hands to mourn Beckhams retirement, the
fashionistos can continue to rejoice, because his role
as a style icon will never fade!
1999: David looked like the boy-next-door with
blonde bangs and soft features way back in 1999. It
was in the late 90s, when he was in his early 20s that
his path to superstardom began, but with regard to
his style, he still had to morph from the cutie to the
hottie. Looking at his picture, its hard to believe that
an almost high school-looking David was already
becoming a oao lor the nrst time
2001: David has
chopped off his
medium-length blonde
hair, making way for a
bold avataar in the form
of a buzz cut. Cutting
his hair down to below
a quarter of an inch,
this low maintenance
hairstyle showed off
his strong features and
now heralded the birth
of David as sexy rather
than cute! He also
matched the hairdo with
stubble on his chin and
managed to pull off
wearing diamond studs
in his ears.
2002: The following
year, David let his hair
on the sides and back grow out (after testing the
boundaries with a full on Mohawk), while leaving the
middle in place. He furthered the style into a faux
hawk with the centre stripe dyed blonde and the rest
of the hair left naturally brown. Later that same year,
he had his hair cut to a uniform length and styled in
spikes with impressive blonde highlights.
2003: In June that year, David must have decided
that he missed his long blonde hair and decided to
grow it and rather long! Creating another style
for himself, he pulled the top back into a knot while
adding another short ponytail below the knot. Apart
from this clever do keeping the mane out of his face
during his game, he showed the world that men could
sport ponytails and look damn good in them too!
2005: Again in 2005, the football star grew back
the long hair to a medium length, but this time
he swapped the ponytail for a tousled and rough
appearance accompanied by a middle parting.
Naturally an accessory was needed to keep his hair at
bay while on the nelo, ano so he opteo lor the Alice
band. By this time, even the men in the world were
left in awe of him and his swagger! Thanks to Becks,
the day arrived when it was genuinely cool for the
metrosexual man to sport ponytails and headbands
sans the mocking.
2007: By now its abundantly evident that David
cares about his appearance maybe as much as
he cares for football! Deciding to test the theory
that blondes have more fun, the hunk dyed his hair
platinum blonde. The verdict? He still looked hotter
than ever and yes, he did appear to have a lot of
fun!
2009: If there was one look of David that didnt
leave crowds swooning, it would have been for that
short time in 2009 when he reinstated the Mohawk
but this time with the sides shaved. With the top
predominantly blonde with darker roots, the style was
not all that great. If it were anyone else, the fashion
police would have lashed out mercilessly, but after all,
this is THE David Beckham were talking about!
2010: David selected a more mature, stylish look.
Ditching the Mohawks and blonde hair, the slightly
long, rulneo hair with the sioe parting ano meoium
length spikes looked more sophisticated and framed
his gorgeous face well. The beard was a smart move
to add to the ruggedness and masculinity.
2012: Last year, David looked absolutely dapper
at the opening ceremony of the Olympics, with the
torch burning nrmly in hano. A piece ol man canoy
through and through, his not-a-hair-out-of-place
coiffed mane, parted to the side, with a moustache
and stubble made him look more like a runway
model than a footballer!
2013: Just when we thought David couldnt look
any better he proved us wrong. Again. Altering last
years look just a little, Becks has more or less stuck
to the coiffed hair this year, with the arched eyebrow,
cheeky smile and muscled physique to match! His
evolution to an Adonis has been a treat to his fans,
ano whether it`s been his perlormance on the nelo,
modelling in racy underwear campaigns or simply
being a loving husband and doting dad to his kids,
David stands as an immortal in a sea of men.
DAVID
BECKHAM
AS THE LIVING LEGEND HANGS UP HIS
FOOTBALL SHOES, HELLO! TRACES HIS STYLE
STATEMENTS THROUGH THE YEARS AN
ASPECT WE ARE SURE HE WONT RETIRE FROM
TEXT: JEENA J BILLIMORIA
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Sun Kissed
NYMPH MODE
Enjoying herself under
the sun, Sonal displays
her playful side in a one-
shoulder striped maillot
with cut-out swimsuit by
Shivan & Narresh
Actress Sonal Chauhan gets ready for beach-hopping to soak up the sun.
HELLO! captures the sultry star in a summer avataar as she showcases
some sassy swimwear from designer Shivan & Narreshs latest collection
FASHION FIESTA
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WATER BABY
Sonal takes a quiet moment to reect,
as she poses in a cut-out striped maxi
lycra dress by Shivan & Narresh
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THE CULT OF
COLOUR
Sonal displays her
intense side in a
colour-blocked
halter maillot
with Louvered
Pareo by Shivan &
Narresh and neon
bracelet by Bex
Rox from Le Mill
FASHION FIESTA
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TALL ORDER
A haute and happening
Sonal strikes a dramatic
pose by the poolside in a
bikini saree by Shivan &
Narresh, accessorised by
cuffs from Herms
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BEADED
BEAUTY
Lost in her
own world,
Sonal sizzles
in a swimsuit
by Liza Marie
Fernandez
from Le Mill.
She ups the
style quotient
in a beaded
necklace from
Made By M,
sunglasses from
Louis Vuitton
and wedges
from Herms
FASHION FIESTA
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RESORT CHIC
Sonal oozes chic glamour
in a colour-blocked bralet
teamed with a pencil skirt by
Shivan & Narresh and acrylic
bangles from Herms
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PHOTOS:
ARJUN MARK
HAIR & MAKE-UP:
BIANCA LOUZADO
NAIL ART: NINGREICHON HUNGYO
CREATIVE DIRECTION: AVANTIKKA KILACHAND
STYLING:
RITI MUNDARGI
ASSISTED BY: SONAM POLADIA
LOCATION COURTESY: SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, MUMBAI
FITNESS TRENDS
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NEW COOL
CALORIE BUSTERS
YOGA AND PILATES ARE ALMOST PASS NOW WITH
HEALTH A TOP PRIORITY FOR MOST, INNOVATION
IS THE NAME OF THE GAME TO KEEP ONESELF
MOTIVATED TO EXERCISE REGULARLY. HELLO! ZEROES
IN ON THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL FITNESS TRENDS
THAT WE HOPE TO SEE IN INDIA SOON
POLE DANCING
At one time, this activity may have been associated with vulgarity and
strippers, but it has now become one ol the hottest new ntness trenos.
Fole oancing, which is reporteo to have excellent aerobic benents ano
great muscle toning and strengthening advantages, is now as popular
among soccer mums ano housewives, as it is with A-list celebrities.
Tia Mowry, Chanel Iman, and Kelly Rowland are all fans, and
understandably so! After all what better way to feel sexy and work it
out at the same time?
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TRAMPOLINES
We all want to indulge the child
within us at all stages of our
lives, and what better symbol
of a carefree childhood than
a trampoline? Not to mention
its numerous ntness benents.
Jumping on a trampoline can
be an intense cardiovascular
workout. It is also saio to
increase muscle strength. These
benents aio in the reouction
ol cholesterol. Maybe that`s
why, millions of celebrities,
including the likes of Madonna,
are reported to incorporate
it in their ntness regimes on
a oaily basis.
BODY-JUGGING
Since the Swiss ball came into
popularity, it has reoenneo many a
ntness regime ano helpeo us in our
quest lor booy toning. The variety
of exercises that can be linked to
it are truly impressive. Bringing a
whole new way to strive for physical
perfection, it consists of moving
the whole body and balancing it
on the Swiss ball. It is reporteo
to work every single muscle in
the body, as well as provide core-
strengthening benents. Having
been developed by a circus veteran,
be rest assureo that booy nexibility
is also oennitely a part ol its
many gains.
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SURFSET FITNESS
CLASSES
Now you no longer have
to risk your fear of the sea
(or beach hair) in order
to have that perfect surfer
body. With Surfset classes,
you can incorporate all the
lunoamentals ol surnng,
from the inside of your
gym. Whether its paddling,
balancing, squatting, using
your leg muscles and abs,
these indoor classes give you
the same benents as rioing the
tide in California or Hawaii.
A great way to stay in shape
and learn the fundamentals
of a new sport, this workout is
getting more popular
by the day.
FORZA CLASSES
Alert to all Kill Bill fans! Now you can take a specialised class in the art of
Samurai sworo-nghting, ano get a gruelling workout while ooing it. Gyms
across the world have started offering Forza, an exercise where participants
use wooden versions of Samurai swords, and go through a routine of
striking moves ano imitating an actual sworo nght. It apparently ooes
wonders for muscle toning and calorie burning, not to mention making all
your martial arts fantasies come true.
SKYROBICS
Another cool workout brought to you by the classic
trampoline, but with a slight twist. It is like a general
aerobics class that takes place on a trampoline. Il
you can imagine doing your regular squats, laps and
jumping jacks on a giant, bouncy surface, you can
only imagine the added fun (and intensity) of this
amazing workout.
POUND DRUMMING CLASS
Il you ever lantasiseo about being in a
rock band, but hardly ever got the chance
to execute your desire, be sure to try this
particular workout. Pound class incorporates
all the actions of percussion drumming, but
with heavy weight sticks and instead of
beating on real orums, you use the noor. This
adds the action of bending down throughout
so you get a core workout. And while your
jamming out and making beats, the weighted
sticks give your arms and upper body a
vigorous workout, getting them in perfect
shape to show off those rock star tattoos.
THRILLER CLASS
For all you MJ fans out there,
now you can get in shape
by paying tribute, as well as
embooying your iool. This class,
especially designed to go along
with the music, dance moves,
and vibe of Michael Jackson is
an iconic and enjoyable way to
stay nt.
TEXT: RADHA JETLEY
SOURCES: WWW.SEVENTEEN.COM
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Serves 1 cup
INGREDIENTS
1 medium-sized onion
5-6 garlic cloves
1 packet or 200 gms
mushrooms
cup shelled walnuts
plus 1 tsp extra
1 tsp olive oil (optional)
1 tbsp fresh thyme
3 tbsp fresh parsley
1 tsp oil (optional)
Freshly ground white
pepper to taste
Salt to taste
To serve with
Wedges of toasted brown bread
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BOLLYWOOD STYLE! IN WHICH SHE HAS SHARED SUMPTUOUS SECRETS FROM CELEB KITCHENS. THE
AUTHOR, WHO WAS HEADING PETA IN INDIA FOR NINE YEARS, IS A FIRM BELIEVER IN HEALTHY
LIVING. HELLO! PICKS OUT FOUR OF HER DELIGHTFULLY DELICIOUS CHOLESTEROL-FREE VEGAN RECIPES
VEGAN WITH A VENGEANCE!
Serves 2-3
INGREDIENTS
1 packet or 200 gms
mushrooms
1 head broccoli
1 zucchini
3 to 4 leaves of
bok choy
6-8 garlic cloves
1 tbsp slivered almonds
1 tsp oil (optional)
2 to 3 tsp light
soy sauce
Freshly ground black
pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Wash all the vegetables.
Cut the mushrooms
into quarters.
Break or cut the broccoli into
NAMRATA DUTTS
WALNUT AND
MUSHROOM PAT
Chop the onion and garlic.
Clean the mushrooms and cut
them into quarters.
Place a non-stick pan over
low heat. When warm, add oil
(optional), then add the onions and
saut for 3 to 4 minutes, till they
turn translucent.
Meanwhile chop the thyme and
the parsley nnely.
Raise the heat to high. Add the
garlic, mushrooms, thyme and
parsley and saut till the water
released from the
mushrooms evaporates.
Remove from heat and let the
contents cool.
Put the cooked ingredients in a
blender with the walnuts and olive
oil (optional). Blend the ingredients
to make a smooth pat.
Taste and add salt and pepper.
Blend once more.
Before serving, decorate with a
few whole walnut pieces.
Serve the pat with wedges
of toasted brown bread.
JOHN ABRAHAMS EXOTIC
VEGETABLES WITH ALMONDS
bite-sizeo norets.
Do not peel the zucchini. Cut it
into two pieces lengthwise, then
cut into 1 inch pieces.
Break the bok choy into three
pieces each.
Peel the garlic and crush it
lightly using a mortar and pestle.
Blanch the almonds, till the skin
is wrinkled. Peel and cut them
into nne slivers. You shoulo have
about 1 tbsp of slivered almonds.
Put a non-stick pan over
moderate heat and add the
oil (optional).
When hot, add the garlic and
saut for 1 minute.
Add the mushrooms, broccoli
and zucchini. Raise the heat
to high, stir well and cover the
pan. Let the vegetables steam
for about 2-3 minutes. The
mushrooms will release water in
which they will cook. Be careful
not to overcook the vegetables.
Open the pan and continue to
cook, till the water starts
to evaporate.
Add the bok choy, almonds and
soy sauce. Stir-fry for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and add
the pepper.
Taste and add salt only if
needed as the soy sauce is salty.
Serve hot with steamed
brown rice.
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INGREDIENTS
1 cup couscous
-1 tsp + 1 tsp olive oil
+ tsp red chilli
akes or to taste
2-3 cups diced
vegetables (carrots,
French beans, red,
yellow and green bell
peppers, mushrooms,
broccoli)
1 garlic clove, grated
AYESHA TAKIAS STIR-FRIED
VEGETABLES WITH COUSCOUS
-1 tsp oregano or
to taste
cup fresh parsley
Salt to taste
Wash the couscous in hot water
and discard the water. Repeat
once more.
Put the couscous into a bowl and
add -1 tsp of olive oil and tsp
ol chilli nakes ano salt. Stir gently.
The couscous shoulo be glossy, but
not oily or mushy. Taste ano aoo
more chilli nakes or salt il neeoeo.
Set asioe.
Dice the vegetables into '
inch pieces.
Grate the garlic.
Put a pan over moderate heat.
Add 1 tsp of oil. When the oil
is hot, aoo the garlic. Give it a stir
and then add the carrots and the
beans. Stir-lry lor about 3 minutes.
Aoo the remaining vegetables
ano stir-lry lor another 3 minutes.
Mix in the oregano ano some
chilli nakes ano salt. Taste ano aoo
more seasonings il requireo.
Chop the parsley ano stir it in.
Serve the vegetables with
the couscous.
Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
500 gms red pumpkin
A lemon-sized ball
of tamarind
tsp turmeric powder
A nut-sized ball of jaggery
Coconut paste
2 tbsp grated
dried coconut
tsp mustard seeds
1-2 green chillies
Salt to taste
For Tempering
1 tsp oil (optional)
tsp mustard seeds
Feel the pumpkin ano cut it into '
inch cubes.
Soak the tamarino in 13ro cup
ol water lor 1 minutes. Squeeze the
tamarino with your hano ano press
the juice through a strainer into a
small bowl. Discard the residue
in the strainer.
Grino the coconut paste ingreoients
to a nne consistency. Set asioe.
Fut the pumpkin in a pan with the
tamarino juice, turmeric powoer ano
jaggery. Flace the pan over mooerate-
hot heat ano boil, till the pumpkin
is tenoer. When necessary, aoo some
water so the pumpkin ooes not burn.
Taste and add salt.
Aoo the coconut paste ano give it
a stir.
Pour in two cups of water and
bring to a boil.
Heat the oil lor tempering in a
small pan (optional). Add the mustard
seeos ano when they splutter, pour
the contents of the pan into
the pumpkin.
Give it a stir and remove from heat.
Serve with steameo rice.
VIDYA BALANS KERALA
PACHADI (RED PUMPKIN
WITH COCONUT)
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ANANDA IN THE
HIMALAYAS
Location: India
The Himalayas is one of the most calming
places in the world and quite obviously a
perfect location for anyone seeking a jolt
of rejuvenation or a doze of calmness.
Coincidentally located in the region of
the birthplace of yoga, the spa is housed
in a former Maharajas palace in Tehri-
Garhwal. There is an outdoor pavilion
where guests can practice yoga and partake
in breathing sessions. The on-site wellness
area has 13 treatment rooms and offers
more than 70 types of treatments, including
massages, scrubs and facials. The resort
concentrates on combining both Eastern
and Western treatments, but particular
emphasis is surrendered to Ayurvedic
treatments, which were developed in the
local region.
Spotted: Uma Thurman, Heidi Klum,
Seal, Ricky Martin and Perizaad Zorabian.
CHIVA-SOM RESORT
Location: Thailand
Perched on a seven-acre space on the Gulf of Thailand in Hua Hin,
the private and lush waterfront location is ideal for a boost of spiritual
well-being. With an apt name meaning haven of life, you get to let go
ano immerse yoursell amio its Thai style pavilions, renecting pools
and serene stone Buddha statues. After a complimentary health and
wellness consultation, your customised itinerary focuses on your diet,
exercise, rest and relaxation, physical ailments, emotional issues and
your inner self. Holistic therapies include colonic hydrotherapy and chi
nei tsang, an abdominal massage that eliminates toxins and promotes
lymphatic drainage.
Spotted: Elizabeth Hurley, David and Victoria Beckham, Hugh Grant,
and Elle MacPherson.
Whether its to de-stress, lose weight or to try some natural anti-ageing,
these soothing sanctuaries have it all!
Whether its to de-stress, lose weight or to try some natural anti-ageing,
Rejuvenation retreats
C
hecking into a wellness retreat for a full-blown mind-
body-soul recharge can be one of the best gifts you
can give to yourself and a loved one, in todays frazzled,
pressured world... Its a home away from home where
everything your mind and body truly desires to detox
mentally and physically, and make you feel years younger,
is available in abundance. So check in, and let the experts
take over and do what they do best to make a happier,
healthier you!
BIO RESURGE CLINIC
Location: India
Nestled in the luxurious Alila Diva hotel in Goa, the Bio Resurge clinics
USP is to propagandise comprehensive health through its effective weight
loss programme. Developeo ano renneo by Glen Schirmer, an Australian
ntness guru who has traineo tennis champs ano Olympic athletes, the
28-day wellness programme focusses on helping you bounce back and
reverse health pathologies by gaining as much lean body mass (LBM)
as possible while at the same time, lose maximum body fat. This is of
course effectuated by relaxing massages, workouts, leisurely walks
and healthy munching.
Spotted: Tarun Tahiliani and Pooja Bedi.
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SOUKYA HOLISTIC HEALTH
CENTRE
Location: India
Located in a suburb of Bengaluru, the Soukya Holistic
Health Centre is a luxe wellness spa that focuses on
alternative health treatments and helps restore the natural
balance of your mind, body and spirit by combining modern
medical advancements, ancient medical techniques as well
as complementary therapies that are now used worldwide.
Leech therapy to cleanse the body off toxins, as well as
nasal cleansing, yoga, meditation and other Ayurvedic
treatments, including a sattvik diet, are offered to those with
a thirst for rejuvenation and mental sanitisation.
Spotted: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
CAL-A-VIE HEALTH SPA
Location: USA
Positioned on a massive 200 private acres in a secluded valley
north of San Diego, Cal-a-Vie provides a fantastic health
spa getaway experience. Cal-a-Vie opts to remain exclusive
with only 25 private villas and seven suites, ensuring the best
service and optimal privacy for those to venture there. The
experience is different for everyone because each guests
scheoule is tailoreo to nt his or her goals in ntness, stress
relief, and nutrition among others. Guided wilderness hikes,
Zumba classes, organic lunches prepared by executive chef
Jason Graham, and outdoor yoga, followed by hot stone foot
massages and oxygen facials are just the sort of things to
expect at Cal-a-Vie.
Spotted: Julia Roberts, Uma Thurman, Russell Crowe,
Oprah Winfrey, Tom Ford and Gene Simmons.
AMANSALA ECO-CHIC RESORT AND SPA
Location: Mexico
While most health spas amalgamate ntness ano pampering lor a balanceo
wellness experience, Amansala is all about hard work against the backdrop
of a gorgeous setting. Bikini Bootcamp takes place here, and when celebrities
want to gear up lor awaros show season or the nlming ol a new movie, this
is where they descend. Founded by a former New Yorker, Melissa Perlman
in 2002, her vision was to create a destination adventure program in which
guests reconnect to themselves and nature through exercise, yoga, healthy
eating and relaxation. Bikini Bootcamp activities are centred on personal
goals, and include morning hikes, circuit training and yoga, followed by
organic lunches and beach play breaks. Salsa dancing and tribal drumming
in the evening are some interesting options and privacy is guaranteed since
they only host 32 guests a week.
Spotted: Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron, Cindy Crawford and
Linda Evangelista.
THE FARM AT SAN BENITO
Location: The Philippines
Nestled within the Philippines Batangas hinterland, The Farm at San Benito is
often compared to health nirvana. It remains the only resort in the Philippines
to offer natural and holistic health programs that address cancer care, diabetes,
hypertension and obesity. Their Organic Weight Loss Programme has been
specincally createo to incorporate the onsite restaurant`s awaro-winning
organic, vegan cuisine. The six-night programme includes one gourmet meal to
introduce you to the extensive menu, then experiencing a two-course transition
diet plus juice fasting before being reintroduced to solid foods for rapid,
sustainable weight loss. Salt baths, renexology, colon hyorotherapy, massage,
steam therapy and skin kayud treatments break down fat and eliminate toxic
waste from your body. The spa recently received the Best Medical Wellness
Resort worldwide for the second time running at Internationale Tourismus-
Brse (ITB), one of the worlds largest tourism fairs in Berlin.
Spotted: A host of A-list celebrities.
THE VILLA DESTE
Location: Italy
This historic residence was built
way back in 1568 and is set on the
banks of Lake Como. This spa is
the ultimate place for serenity and
seclusion, and can only be reached
via an underground passageway.
The spa combines light, colour,
and water to create a Zen-like
environment for relaxation, and
the treatments here steer more
towards the traditional than the
experimental. Theres an excellent
selection of hydrotherapies on
offer, as well as age-defying
treatments, deep-tissue massages
ano booy nrming remeoies.
Spotted: Madonna, Bruce
Springsteen and David Bowie.
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CULTURE LOUNGE
END OF A
DYNASTY?
A NEW POLITICAL SUPERSTARS POPULARITY
THREATENS THE OLD DYNASTIC ORDER, WHILE A
CHAPTER OF THE LA-BASED W.I.F.T AN INITIATIVE
FOR WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION KICKS OFF
WITH A FABULOUS START IN MUMBAI.
SANGEETA WADHWANI REVIEWS THE ZIETGEIST
M
umbais downtown KC
College auditorium
throbbed with a vivaciousness
you would only come across at
a rock concert. The aisles were
loaded with press photographers,
videographers, and the audience
was clearly happy to squat, stand,
sit... till the rockstar came. And
this was no aam janta. This was
the citys primarily Gujarati
and Maharastrian business
community, empowered and
informed members of The Indian
Merchants Chamber (IMC)
and All India Business Council
(AIBC) with a sprinkling of
some Japanese and Caucasian
businessmen all waiting in
unison, for possibly the one man
in Indian politics whose campaign
resembles US President Obamas
erstwhile war cry for change. Modi
apologised for being late having
just nown into the city. He openeo
his speech by noting that the
Indian citizen is protesting against
mediocre governance everywhere
from Jantar Mantar in Delhi to
Facebook globally. And justly so.
Indias potential is no different
from Gujarats potential. Modi ran
through a gamut of evolutionary
achievements where families had
no light to see what they ate for
dinner, and kids studied for exams
by candlelight, today there are no
power cuts. Where there was desert
land, you now have lush cash crop
nelos with orip irrigation. Where
girl childrens literacy rates were
appalling the rate was merely
57.8 per cent in 2001 you now
have a 12.93 per cent hike owing to
programmes like Kanya Kelavani
Abhiyaan and Shala Pravesh
Mahotsav, introduced by Modi
in 2001. (Each June, the Chief
Minister and his cabinet ministers
and workers still go across to the
remotest of villages, braving the
Gujarati summer temperatures
of 45 degree celsius to encourage
families to enroll their daughters.)
By this drive, a total of 234,302
girls have been enrolled in school
this year and 74,466 girls have
been given Narmada bonds worth
Rs148,932,000! Where there were
no tourists, you now have an online
queue waiting to see the Gujarats
more exotic monuments and relics,
thanks in part to the national award-
winning Gujarat Tourism campaign
featuring the gracious Amitabh
Bachchan. The increase in tourism
has made it possible to revive and
encourage a host of artisans and
craftspeople to create, sell, survive
and thrive. As we heard Modi
speak, about getting bullet trains
going, showing the Chinese and
ourselves that we are good at getting
our own house in order... I slowly,
very slowly started easing up on my
prejudices against Modi, harboured
ever since the Godhra bloodbath.
Yes the man has blood on his hands;
human rights cases against him. He
is not permitted to enter the United
States. But US policy is very nexible
and if a Mussharraf can be invited,
who knows? Businessmen nung
their issues at the man someone
protested LBT, another said how
do you propose to implement
change at the centre.. India is a
far more greater challenge than
administering one state. To which
Modi shared how he had proposed
infrastructure changes that would
have long benenteo Maharastra, but
they were stuck. He rueo the poor
coordination between participants
in the central government body
and how little knowledge each
olncial hao ol another`s work.
Secondly, he did concede that
having 10 years of non-stop power
was essential to implementing
ideas. Modis tapping into the
abundant solar energy to help
power Gujarat... providing
farmers with superior nutrients
and educating them on how to
use such technologies no change
would be sustainable unless
the application was consistent.
(Gujarat happens to be the only
state in India where agriculture has
grown by 10 per cent consistently
for 10 years. In 2014 Gujarat
will host a global agriculture
technology exhibition to showcase
the states achievements.) The
state has allocated 18,000 crores
to help forest-tribal communities,
and another 11,000 crores to uplift
coastal communities.
As for India on the whole...
with elections every nve years
and new coalition governments,
where are we? According to
Modi, none of his pleas for
reform have found any reaction
at the Centre. His sign oll... The
entire world knows that Asia
will be the next big story in this
century. The question is will it be
driven by India or China. If we
have to compete with China, we
have to develop skills in various
sectors, plan projects on a large
scale and achieve speed in their
implementation. Feople nleo
out from the hall, feeling more
optimistic. Maybe Mr Modi
can be that lever to destabilise
a dynasty and restabilise the
economy. Maybe...just maybe.
BRAVISSIMO!
A 20 ft wide cake designed as the
Taj Palace Mumbai was the star
attraction at a cake decorating
contest held in Mumbai recently.
Talk about a sweet story!
WIFT (Women in Film and TV)
launched its India chapter at the
Taj Lands End in Mumbai, with
a panel of eminent women from
the industry honouring deserving
women making alternative
cinema, or working as editors and
actors. With a core committee of
10, with TV18s Vandana Malik
to Kiran Rao to lormer Heao ol
Social Communications Media
at the Sophia Polytech, Jeroo F
Mulla the evening was a power
gathering of women to support
womens expressions. Award
presenter Shobhaa D changed
the entire proceedings when she
saw that the trophy givers were
making speeches, not the winners!
In a thrice, a rewind happened
ano all the winners women nlm
editors, actresses, scriptwriters,
ci nemat ogr apher s. . . t al ked.
Well done Ms D for pointing
out how blas weve become
about non-celebrity individuals,
marginalising them even on an
occasion designed in their honour!
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This summer, forget staying at a hotel and instead lord it out
and rent a stunning villa. Read on as HELLO! nudges you in
the right direction
La dolce villa
CAN AGNES, IBIZA
If a wild summer is what youre
yearning for, Ibiza is your answer.
And if you dont want an ordinary
vacay, Can Agnes is the villa to
rent Elegantly lurnisheo with nve
unique bedrooms and enormous
windows that open to forest-framed
panoramic sea views. The kitchen
has all you might need to prepare a
family-style meal, with an outdoor
kitchen for cocktail mixing before
you head out to party! Beautiful
gardens lead down to a pool with
innnity sun oecks, a Bali style pool
house and shaded yoga/massage
area. An open-air cinema on the
roof has 360-degree views and a
luxurious raised platform bed is
apt for stargazing, if you need a
breather from the night before!
Price tag: Starts from US$22,580
a week.
Best time to visit: May through
June its payoffs for all that time
spent at the gym. Make use of that
bikini now and rave with some of
the best Djs in the world!
N
ow that summers here, you
can nnally start twiooling
around guiltlessly and where
better to twiddle to your hearts
content with family, friends
(or both!), than at a villa in the
Mediterranean, Caribbean and
other such scenic destinations,
that can be called your own for a
few magical days? Enveloped by
jaw-dropping surroundings, with
every amenity at the tip of your
manicureo nngertips ano nursing
deliciously refreshing drinks that
you will eventually lose count of,
you can practice the Italian phrase,
La dolce far niente the art of doing
nothing, like a pro! The only thing
you will need to worry about is
how much of a bronzed tan you
want to sport for the season, and
making sure your camera doesnt
die before youve captured the
memories of a sun-tastic summer!
If youre opting to spend the
summer in Venice, and in no less
than a majestic setting, Bauers
Villa F is the place! This 16
th

century palazzo on the lovely
and tranquil Giudecca was once
owned by a number of Venetian
noble families, and has since been
restored and converted into 11
private luxury apartment/suite
residences with original antiques
and frescoes, with all the services
ol a nve-star hotel. You can even
enjoy access to the adjoining
Bauer Palladio Hotel, which
boasts a state-of-the-art spa as well
as a restaurant and bar. Those who
consider themselves spoiled rotten
neednt look any further, and will
make the summer your best yet!
Price on request.
Best time to visit: May, June
and early September with the
promise of luxury, sunshine and
great food, what more could you
possibly desire?
BAUERS VILA F, VENICE
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The approximate 2.3 million
tourists who visit this stunningly
beautiful Hawaiian island each
year are testament to the fact
that its a great place to spend
your summer. The private and
luxurious Kula Upcountry Estate
sits on over 17 acres of land,
overlooking all of Maui and
several surrounding islands. The
main home offers six bedroom
suites, a theatre room, an exercise
room, 4,000 square feet of
exterior deck, a formal dining
room and an exclusive wine
room for the alcohol enthusiasts.
The property also has a red-clay
tennis court, a pool and jacuzzi,
a basketball and volleyball court
and a life size chess table. Enough
to guarantee that you wont be
boreo at this sell-sulncient estate
Price tag: US$2,200 per night.
The best time to visit: Off-
season, when the best rates are
available and the islands are
less crowded, from mid-April to
mid-June.
Located at the south of France in
Aix en Provence, this well-known
historic landmark on the French
coast boasts extravagant views
overlooking the Mediterranean
Sea and the beautiful village
port. Set on a towering cliff, the
castle is steeped in history, and
dates back to the 11
th
century,
having been converted into a
luxurious home with a quiet
walled garden and a heated stone
swimming pool. Surrounded by
dazzling white limestone cliffs,
crystalline coves and vineyard
hills descending directly into the
sea, the village of Cassis remains
a friendly, unspoiled spot on the
Mediterranean. A large living area
of over 10,000 square feet includes
large reception rooms, a living
room with a huge nreplace, a small
salon with a piano and both an
outdoor and indoor dining room
that the staff can set up according
to your preferences.
Price tag: US$4,727 per night.
Best time to visit: The best time
to walk around Cassis is from the
beginning of June or the end of
September you can work up a
thirst lor their oelicious wine
CALIVIGNY ISLAND,
GRENADA
The mother of all villa rentals, this
beautiful slice of heaven is located
just off the coast of Grenada. The
Beach House on this private island
is a stunning residence with 10
sumptuous suites offering spectacular
views, with another nine bedrooms
in the Overhang Residence
mansion, and three two-bedroom
Calivigny Cottages. An architectural
masterpiece, it harmoniously blends
French Colonial and Balinese styles,
and is decorated and furnished with
custom-designed furniture by Oscar
de la Renta and Richard Frinier. The
80-acre island is also home to clusters
of palm trees, plumeria, orchids,
native grasses and white sand beaches.
No matter where you venture on the
island, you can summon Calivignys
staff to deliver food and drink orders
2!-hours a oay Ano you can gloat
knowing that you and your entourage
(that can go up to 50), are the only
ones on the island since they only
allow one private booking at a time
for a minimum of a week.
Price tag: A minimum rental of
US$45,000 a night is required to rent
the entire island.
The best time to visit: January
to May, when the dry season is
in session. This rental will most
certainly bankrupt you, but you only
live once right?
THE KULA UPCOUNTRY ESTATE, MAUI
CHTEAU DE CASSIS, AIX EN PROVENCE
TEXT: JEENA J BILLIMORIA
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While there are many places to
enjoy cool breezes and panoramic
views from the Baroque-style
balconies, Villa Villino could
possibly offer one of the most
breathtaking ones. Amid nearly
50,000 square feet of lush
landscape thats dotted with olive,
pine and palm trees, the 19
th

century villa has a large reception
area, a bar, reading room, and
study. In keeping with the theme
of rich architecture and history,
the interior is decorated in blue
and gold hues, accented by brass
chandeliers, ceiling frescoes and
vibrant paintings. The nve queen
beorooms on the grouno ano nrst
noors also incluoe an inoivioual
living room with a sofa bed and
kitchen area. There is a welcoming
pool to cool you off after your
venture to nearby Noto, where
you are sure to discover the rich
Sicilian Baroque monuments, nne
cuisine, and fresh produce. Why
not pretend to be a Godfather
for a few days and max out
the luxury quotient?
Price tag: Seasonally, between
US$1,300 and US$2,100
per night.
Best time to visit: The very
beginning of Sicilys swim and
beach season begins from May, so
you won`t want to give it a miss
VILLA VILLINO, SICILY
SKIN ESSENTIALS
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Summer making your skin a shade darker? Dodge the sun and soak your skin in some
high-protection sunscreen. HELLO! exposes the best multi-tasking little geniuses out there
Get summer ready
C
ome summer and your skin
needs some major rescuing! Not
only from the perilous rays of the
sun, but also from the high levels
of heat and humidity. Skin expert
and dermatologist Dr Rekha Sheth
elaborates: During the summer,
tho hont intonsiBos tho bnd oIIocts
of the UV rays. Hence it is extremely
important to use sun protection.
There are two major types of UV rays
UVA and UVB. The UVB penetrate
suporBcinlly nnd nro rosponsiblo Ior
sunburn. In Caucasian (white) skins,
they are also responsible for being the
main causative rays of skin cancer.
The UVA rays are more relevant for
us Indians they penetrate deeper,
and are responsible for tanning,
darkening, pigmentation and also
for ageing of the skin. However the
UVB enhances the effects of UVA
especially the tanning effect in Indian
skin. Hence I would recommend
using a sunscreen with a high SPF
30 or more. The sunscreen should
also have UVA protection. It is always
better to use a stand-alone sunscreen,
even though your make-up may have
some sunscreen effect. The sunscreen
should be used everyday even if you
are indoors as the UVA comes in
through the windows as well. Most
good sunscreens will feel icky or
sticky but they are non-comedogenic
so do not cause breakouts.
Elizabeth Arden Eight
Hour Cream Sun Defense
Vichy Capital Soleil
High Protection SPF
Lancme UV
Expert GN-Shield
Peter Thomas
Roth Ultra-Lite Oil-
Free Sunblock
The Body Shop
Vitamin C Daily
Moisturiser SPF 30
Avene Water
Resistant SPF Crme
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Este Lauder
Brightening UV
Protector
Dermalogica Broad
Spectrum SPF 30
Clarins UV Plus Multi-
Protection SPF 40
StriVectin Age
Protect SPF 30
NAIL STORY
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Pastel pleasures
Make a statement with your nails this summer!
Creamy pastels and classic nudes have been big
manicure hits on and off the runway, and are an easy
way to give your outt a touch of elegance...
Get fresh: OPIs
Malaysian Mist is
the seasons trendiest
shade in pale pink.
GlamourDaze In
The Limelight
from MAC: In a
revolutionary new-
high gloss formula,
this GlamourDaze
shade in crme
is visibly different
for a festive
nnishing touch.
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TEX: SHLOKA CHHABRIA
Thakoon for NARS: This season NARS
and Thakoon extend their fashion week
collaboration with limited edition nail polishes
inspired by the designers collection. Super
vibrant, exuberant colour channels the pulsating
hues of an Indian spice market for a bold dose
ol lashion-lorwaro colour at your nngertips.
Pure Color Nail Lacquer
Collection in Heavy Pastels:
This limited-edition nail
collection by Este Lauder and
Creative Make-up Director, Tom
Pecheux is a profusion of pastels
inspired by the playful mood
and kaleidoscope of colour that
emerges from the city of Paris as
it blossoms to life in spring.
In nail there is a lot of fantasy
and colour and nothing is more
rich in colour and sensation
than Paris in spring, says Tom.
For this collection, I thought of
amazing bouquets lrom the nower
markets, the pretty pastels of
childrens carousels and the pops
of colour from macaroons.
Lilac by Joe Fresh:
Prefer to be a little
more demure? Try an
on-trend pastel like
this pretty lilac from
Joe Fresh.
Pamper your
Bngors: The Nail
Essentials Collection
Trio from Butter
London includes a Nail
Foundation Base Coat,
your choice of Yummy
Mummy or Trout Pout
Nail Lacquer and a
Hardwear Topcoat.
Essio Nnvignto Hor:
This light, bright green
is very different from
the regular mint greens
weve seen around. With a
slightly yellow undertone,
this shade is fresh and soft,
both at the same time!
Pretty in pink: Dior
Vernis in Rosy Bow
is a bright, radiant
pink with a hint of
coral that adds the
perfect punch to your
summer nails.
Bourjois So
Laque Glossy in
Oh So Rose: The
formula is enriched
with twice as much
vinyl and a complex
ol highly renective
resins for ultra
shiny nails with
a long-lasting
hold. The
nxing agent
in the formula
keeps your
nails supple,
ultra shiny and
highly resistant
for up to
seven days.
Chanel Le Vernis
in Frenzy: This
classic and trend-
oenning shaoe lrom
the runways of Paris
blends with a state-
of-the-art formula
to strengthen and
moisturise nails
as it delivers long-
wearing, high-shine,
chip-resistant colour.
SUMMER POP
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this season with a touch of
pop. Check out our list of hot
favourites from the trend
Perfect Rouge
lipcolours from Shiseido
aoos oennition to your lips
with voluminous colours.
The woros TOKYO
GINZA SHISEIDO` are
embosseo on the bottom
ol the lipstick ano il you
take our woro, you`ll love
this one right to the eno
The Kate Moss for Rimmel
collection tops our list ol bolo
lavourites. With high-intensity
colour that lasts lor up to eight
hours ano a lormula inluseo with
black oiamonos, these glamour
sticks renect light like never belore.
HELLO! JUNE 2013 105
TEXT: SHLOKA CHHABRIA
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Chanels Savage
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has a gorgeous
shimmer ano a
high-shine glow,
which is oelivereo
ellortlessly to the
lips with just one
stroke ol this
best-seller.
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stay-put lip gloss. Lips
get orencheo in sheer,
pearly or sparkly colour
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Jessica Alba
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Kate Moss
Blake Lively
Kareena Kapoor
Taylor Swift
BEAUTY TREND
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Sporting a warm,
sunkissed glow is the
biggest trend of the
season. HELLO! shows
you how to re-create the
look with favourites from
our beauty bucket
Brazen
beauty
As appetising
as the name suggests,
Guerlains Kiss Kiss
in Frizzy Mango is a
deliciously sparkly lipgloss.
The warm coral with gold
shimmer had us drooling
for this
yummy gloss.
For a
perfectly even
tanned look, this Honey
Bronze range from The
Body Shop is a sure winner
for a dewy look. You will
love this natural-
looking beautifully
bronzed range.
MAC
Whisper of Gilt
Extra Dimension
is a soft white-
gold with a shimmery sheen.
The lightly warmed-up
champagne gold with yellow
undertones can give a
metallic look when used
damp/wet.
A
blush
that w
ill have you
dream
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N
othing says summer make-up like a
gorgeous bronze glow! When I want
a soft summer glow, my make-up artist uses
a bronzing powder on the cheek bones and
up arouno the hairline to oenne the lace ano
give that all-around-glow that I love! For my
recent all-over bronzed look, Rob Scheppy
used a matte bronzer by Smashbox called
Suntan Matte and then applied a gold
shimmer dust by Victorias Secret on the legs
and dcollet. You can choose whether you
want to go more shimmery or keep it matte.
I like to keep my cheeks bronzed and
shimmery, but my overall face a more
matte bronze.
Kim Kardashian
BEAUTY TRENDS
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TEXT: SHLOKA CHHABRIA
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The Pure
Colour Topaz
Collection lrom Estee
Lauoer leatures a gloss,
eyeshaoow palette ano skin
gelee in rich, bronze ano
earthy colours. We love
how this line spells
sunkisseo`
just right
Fine-One-One to
the rescue This sheer
brightening cheek ano lip
colour lrom Benent gives your
look an instant lilt, shape ano
pop. Glioe on lor a coral pink
nush that builos lrom solt
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Ioeally, you want the burst
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the apples ol your cheeks. A
loolprool way ol nnoing this is
to nestle the brush oirectly unoer
your eye pupil ano across lrom the
tip ol your nose, ano bleno up ano
out two inches.`
New York City-based make-up
artist Raychel Wade
Make Up Ior
Ever`s Aqua Liner
in Diamond Gold is a
high-precision waterprool
liquio eyeliner rich in
pigments ano polymers. Its
lormula guarantees intense
colour ano an outstanoing
waterprool result.
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HELLO! JUNE 2013 107
MET ball gala
This years high-fashion fundraiser gala at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York, saw a swathe of designer
outts inspired by the evenings theme, Punk Chic. It is
said the iconic Anna Wintour approved the 800 odd
looks seen that night. While many of the guests still stuck
to conventional pretty princess silhouettes, some played
with make-up, others with their hair. Stars like Miley Cyrus,
Madonna and Sienna Miller embraced it with aplomb!
Miley Cyrus
gets into the
spirit in a
shnet gown
by Marc
Jacobs and
spiked hair
Madonna in
Givenchy Haute
Couture by
Riccardo Tisci
tartan jacket and
shnets which
left her derriere
on show
FASHION ELEMENTS
HELLO! JUNE 2013 108
Beyonc blends
drama with baroque
elegance in this
Givenchy dress which
had a sexy
side split
Amanda Seyfried chose
a punky printed dress
by Givenchy, which she
topped off with heavy
black eyeliner
Donatella Versace
seen in one of her own
creations featuring the
super-trendy spikes that
are so in vogue
Katy Perry in a crown, a religion-
inspired dress by Dolce & Gabbanna
and vampish lipstick!
Sarah Jessica Parker in a
Giles Deacon dress, Philip
Treacy headpiece and Louis
Vuitton boots, outshone
most of the punk sorority!
HELLO! JUNE 2013 109
HELLO! JUNE 2013 110
LIFESTYLE BUZZ
WHILE Coco Chanels life has
been chronicleo in text ano on nlm,
lashionistas may soon be heaoing to the
local comic book store to get their nll ol
the legenoary oesigner. Chanel has been
tappeo to be one ol Nave publishing`s
Great Women of Destiny` with a comic
book biography in celebration ol her
nrst store`s opening centennial. Writer
Fascale Irey ano illustrator Bernaro
Ciccolini archives Chanel`s story lrom
the very beginning as a saleswoman in
Moulin, to her rise through the ranks
ol high society ano the creation ol her
signature silhouettes ano scent. It even
touches on personal oetails like the
two loves ol her lile, Etienne Balsan
ano Arthur Capel, along with oetails
about her iconic aooress, her meetings
with Hollywooo`s goloen age screen
sirens, the interwar artistic scene, ano
the rebirth of her fashion house all
in watercolour!
laute nash
HELLO! gives you the low down on
whats making headlines in the fashion
and luxury hemisphere
COCO CHANELS VERY
OWN COMIC BOOK
CARRERA SUNGLASSES BY
JIMMY CHOO
EYEWEAR brano Carrera, owneo by the Sanlo
Group, is teaming up with luxury lashion brano
Jimmy Choo lor an exclusive capsule collection
ol sunglasses. The Carrera by Jimmy Choo
eyewear` line will combine the expertise ol
Carrera with Jimmy Choo`s signature style ano
glamour. The aspirational nature ol all Jimmy
Choo prooucts connrms its position as one ol the
leaoing luxury accessory branos in the worlo,
says Roberto Veoovotto, Chiel Executive Olncer,
Sanlo Group. It embooies the essential elements
that women aspire to empowereo glamour
which is a bit rebellious. The Carrera by Jimmy
Choo collection will represent the perfect union
ol these elements with the oetermination ano
boloness ol Carrera, he aooeo. The Carrera
brano, since its creation in 19o, has lorgeo
a unique position in the eyewear sector ano
is recogniseo lor being both innovative ano
aoventurous, saio Fierre Denis, Chiel Executive
Olncer, Jimmy Choo, aooing, We are prouo
to associate Jimmy Choo with Carrera in this
limiteo collection ol eyewear.
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA DRESSES MASERATI
ITALIAN motor company Maserati has
a long traoition in the automobile market
since 191!. It is now preparing to celebrate
its centennial with a limiteo eoition
Quattroporte. Developeo in association with
Ermenegiloo Zegna, this limiteo eoition
will leature new colours, materials ano
trims inspireo by Zenga a leaoing men`s
lashion group. This is the nrst mooel to be
oevelopeo unoer a three year agreement
signeo between the two companies, but the
trioent-wieloing car maker announceo that a
whole range ol new optional trims by Zegna
will be available lor all mooels by 201. The
Maserati Quattroporte Limiteo Eoition by
Ermenegiloo Zegna` will manulacture only
100 units. Each customer will also receive
unique accessories by Zegna. This special
eoition will be unveileo ouring one ol the
upcoming international auto shows. The
current generation Quattroporte is ollereo
with a choice ol two engines a 3.8 litre
V-8 ano a 3.0 litre V-o engine. Both are new,
twin-turbochargeo, oesigneo by Maserati
Fowertrain ano assembleo by Ierrari
at Maranello.
HELLO! JUNE 2013 111
designs are asymmetrical and
feature motifs in the shapes of
lips and hearts. The pieces are all
designed to delicately enhance the
nngers. Taking this association
forward, James is eager to explore
a line ol neckpieces as well. The
drape of the saree is such that it
competes with the pendant for
attention. The idea is to create
pieces that take the attention away
lrom the centre ol the neck,
he revealed.
Il you are looking lor a gilt lor the
classic Hollywood fan, then the
Humphrey Bogart Gold Lighter
by ST Dupont is just what you
need. Legendary Hollywood actor
Humphrey Bogart was a fan and
customer of the brand, which has
crafted a lighter inspired by a very
special bespoke oroer that Bogart
made in 1947. The lighter features
a very sophisticated goldsmith dcor
with a combination of grain dorge
and shiny gold. The design is directly
linkeo with the ST Dupont Malletier
heritage coming with an engraved
blazon representing HBs silhouette
and Bogie signature. And all these
intricate details with a timeless
Hollywood twist, cause damages of
just about US$1,700!
HUMPHREY BOGART GOLD
LIGHTER BY ST DUPONT
IF Michael Kors`s soon-to-be-
revealed beauty collection is half as
successful as the brands fragrance
line up, it will make big news in the
beauty industry. In fact, a WWD
report, which broke the news,
estimated that the line could be
worth as much as US$80 million
SIR Paul Smith, Britains foremost
fashion designer, has been invited
by RCS Sport Cycling to design
the leaders jerseys for the 2013
Giro dItalia. Renowned for his
creative spirit, Paul Smith has
designed the four jerseys, starting
with the iconic Maglia Rosa,
the pink jersey worn by the race
leader. Describing his involvement
in the project, Sir Paul Smith said,
Having been a huge cycling
enthusiast and follower of the
major tours and classics for many
years, its an absolute privilege to
be askeo to oesign the lour jerseys
lor the Giro o`Italia. The Maglia
Rosa (sponsored by Balocco) is the
jersey worn by the leader of the
time general classincation while
the red jersey is worn by the leader
ol the points general classincation
and is sponsored by Italo. The blue
jersey, sponsoreo by Meoiolanum
bank, is the symbol ol the King
ol the Mountain classincation
leaoer. Ano nnally the white jersey
is worn by the best young rider in
the general classincation ano is
sponsored by Fratelli Orsero. In
addition to the British designers
signature on the jerseys collar,
the left sleeves will bear the iconic
Faul Smith stripes as the hallmark
ol his work.
PAUL SMITH
DESIGNS GIRO
DITALIA JERSEYS
MICHAEL KORS MAKE-UP
LINE WITH ESTE LAUDER
TEXT: SHLOKA CHHABRIA
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DESIGNER James Ferreira, in a
unique collaboration, has joined
hands with Gehna Jewellers to
design a collection of jewellery for
the brano. Hanos are the most
beautiful part of a womans body.
Ive designed a line of rings that
highlights the longevity of the
nngers ano aoos an element ol
grace, says James. The geometric
JAMES FERREIRA
DESIGNS FOR
GEHNA JEWELLERS
globally in its nrst year alone. Just as
he instinctively knows what kino ol
clothes make a women leel sexy, the
eclectic oesigner also seems to know
what make-up ano lragrance they
shoulo be wearing. Sexy, sporty ano
glam have always been the DNA of
Michael Kors, ano in a strange way,
the Michael Kors woman really is all
three of those things its just that
she feels more strongly about one
ol them at certain given times, the
maverick oesigner saio. So I askeo
myself, how can we express them
both with colour ano lragrance?
Three new beauty collections
entitled Sporty, Sexy and Glam,
each with their own fragrance,
two lip lacquers, two glosses and
two polishes are all set to launch
in September.
WHAT do chips, cola, candies and the
French fashion brand Chanel have in
common? All of them can be bought
off vending machines! Except that
Chanel`s eye-oenning proouct will be
exclusively dispensed from a new Chanel
vending machine at Selfridges Oxford
Street in London. Chanel is debuting Le
Volume oe Chanel Mascara along with
their latest fully functional mechanical
venoing machine. The iconic brano`s nrst
volumising mascara will be offered in noir,
prune and bleu shades. Once the shoppers
have selected their favourite colour, they
will be given a token with a Chanel-logo
to buy the mascara from the vending
machine. Boasting ol the quick-orying
lormula, Le Volume oe Chanel Mascara is
oesigneo to incluoe a patenteo Snownakes
brush that is composeo ol stackeo oiscs
to coat, lengthen and separate the lashes.
The quirky mascara is available at USS30.
CHANEL VENDING
MACHINE AT SELFRIDGES
PAKISTAN WEDDING
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Mohammad, Amina and Walid
Afshan, Samina, Sarah and Ayesha
Nadia Bilour,
Nasreen
Bilour and
Mona Faisal
Mona, Seehum, Asif and Sara Raazee,
Ghalib Raazee and Raza Masud
Tehmina
Muggo and
Zahra Amer
Palwasha Faisal
MEHENDI
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AFFAIR
IN THE PRESENCE OF FAMILY FRIENDS AND PROMINENT NAMES
REHMAN BILOUR AND AAMINA MUGGO TIED THE KNOT IN
A LAVISH CELEBRATION IN PAKISTAN. HELLO! RECAPS THE
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXCLUSIVE SOIRE
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Amina Muggo and Rehman Bilour
Sophie & Mehek
Nadia Bilour
Bibban, Saa Muggo,
Samina and Afshan
The grooms
mother,
Nasreen
Bilour
Alayna Faisal, Faisal
Rehman, Faisal Sakhi
Butt and Mona Faisal
Tehmina Muggo and
Nasreen Bilour
Mona Faisal and
Palwasha Faisal
Minhal Sadiq and
Sameen
Mariam Saigol-Momand, Asma Saigol,
Sabeen Abdal and Nadia Bilour
SHAADI
PAKISTAN WEDDING
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Rehman Bilour and Amina Muggo at the mehendi Sahar and Sameen
Fariha Abid, Zara Asjad and Tamania
Zahra
Amer and
Jaria Asim
Sarah and
Farida Rahman
Fahad, Mona,
Mahwish, Hassan,
Hina, Rayaan, Ahmed
and Bilal at
the mehendi
Fatima Naseer-Fazli
and Umair Fazli
Zainab, Pashmeena and Mona
Shehrbano Taseer
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Anam Abdal, Ayesha Salman and Hina
Naseer
Hina Nadeem and
Nadeem Imtiaz
Mahwish, Nasreen Bilour, Aziz Bilour
and Mona Faisal
RDB performing at the mehendi
Farnaz Haider, Mehreen, Arooj and Mona
Mehmood and Gurriya
PAKISTAN WEDDING
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Aziz Bilour and Yousaf Raza Gilani Mona Faisal and Nadia Bilour Nasreen Bilour Amina Muggo on the valima
Ariana, Aziz Bilour, Rehman Bilour and
Amina at the Valima
(Standing): Haroon, Ilyas and Ahmed Bilour
(Sitting): Aimel Wali Khan, Amir Haider
Hoti ,Rehman Bilour, Amina Muggo and
Asfandyar Wali Khan
Mariam Malik, Sara,
Palwasha and Sobia Zuha
Bilal, Omer, Moeen, Amina
and Mohammad
Nadia Bilour, Rehman Bilour,
Amina and Ahmed Bilour
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Chic at Cannes
A-listers gathered at the French Riviera for the 66
th
Cannes Film Festival that lived up to its usual glitz
and glamour. HELLO! swoons over some of the style goddesses who sizzled on the red carpet
Fan Bingbing
mesmerises
her fans in a highly
embellished Chinese
inspired gown from
Elie Saab Couture
Sonam
Kapoor sizzles
in a strapless,
voluminous oral
gown from Dolce
& Gabbana
Eva Longoria
shows off her
toned body in an
opulent open-back,
oor-sweeping gown
by Zuhair Murad
Couture
A veteran at the
red carpet, Freida
Pinto stands out in an
embroidered gown with
a side slit and intricate
beading by Sanchita
Ajjampur
Having lost
a lot of weight,
Aishwarya Rai
Bachchan sparkles in
a black lace-print gown
with sequinned lace
embroidery from Elie
Saab Couture
HELLO! JUNE 2013
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he second edition of the
LOral Paris-Femina
Women Awards 2013
honoured 83 nominees
in 17 categories, on
a night that saw an enviable turnout
of celebrity guests and stellar
performances that rocked the stage.
It was natural that an awards
ceremony that recognised the efforts
of women working tirelessly in their
field would be conceived by Femina,
Indias top womens magazine in
English, and LOral Paris, dedicated to
women of worth. On the occasion,
Pierre-Yves Arzel, MD, LOral India,
said, Forty years ago, our legendary
signature Because youre worth it
was created to empower women.
Today, LOral Paris is not only the
No 1 beauty brand in the world but
also one that embodies self-confidence
and empowerment. The LOral
Paris-Femina Women Awards are
about honouring women of worth
who work selflessly to uplift the lives of
those around them and who are an
inspiration to all of us. Tarun Rai, CEO,
Worldwide Media, said, The journey of
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A night that left us a bit awed, immeasurably inspired and a whole lot kicked about being born as women. At the
LOral Paris-Femina Women Awards 2013, on March 19, at JW Marriott, Mumbai, it was 83 women of worth
from 17 elds who showed us all it takes is conviction. We bring you a few highlights from an evening that had us
looking up as the winners stood tall with their achievements
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1. Chetna Gala Sinha accepts her award in the Social
Impact category as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks on
2. Hosts Gaurav Kapur and Kamal Sidhu keep the audience
entertained 3. Sakshi Tanwar and Svati Chakravarty
Bhatkal accept the Television award from Gauri Shinde and
Pavithran Nambiar, general manager, JW Marriott, Mumbai
4. Singer Manasi Scott belts out a number 5. Femina
editor Tanya Chaitanya presents Promita Sengupta with
the Special Recognition award 6. Satyaki Ghosh, director,
Consumer Product Division, LOral India, presents the
Favourite Face Of A Cause award to Shabana Azmi 7. Sudha
Murty presents the Leadership award to Kalpana Morparia
8. Vidya Balan accepts her award in the Woman We Love
category 9. Tarun Rai, CEO, Worldwide Media (left), and
LOral India MD Pierre-Yves Arzel 10. Sonam Kapoor poses
for photographers
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THE EFFORTS OF WOMEN BE CONCEIVED BY FEMINA, INDIAS TOP
WOMENS MAGAZINE IN ENGLISH, AND LORAL PARIS, DEDICATED
TO WOMEN OF WORTH.
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Femina is the journey of the modern
Indian woman. While it has held up
a mirror to her, it has also acted as her
beacon and introduced her to new
ideas and trends. This is the second
year that we have had the privilege to
host the LOral Paris-Femina Women
Awards, where we felicitate nominees
in 17 categories. The winners were
presented with the Tangram trophy
that represents the many facets and
roles of a woman. Preeti Jain of Jewels
By Preeti, which sponsored the trophy,
said, I am honoured to have been
associated with Femina for the second
time as their trophy partner, and I truly
feel all the winners are deserving.
Thats why we have used real gold in
the Tangram, as its our way of saying
that they deserve the best.
The monumental task of choosing
winners was entrusted to a panel of
esteemed judges, including Infosys
Foundation chairperson Sudha
Murty, filmmaker Gauri Shinde,
fashion designer Neeta Lulla,
president of the think tank Indian
Liberal Group, Meera Sanyal, actor
Seema Biswas, Pierre-Yves Arzel
and Femina editor Tanya Chaitanya.
And no awards night would be
complete without performances.
Singers Manasi Scott, Suchitra
Pillai and Anusha Mani of The Diva
Project presented their renditions
of popular numbers. The cast of
The Vagina Monologues engaged
guests with their dramatised reading
of the hit play. But it was veteran
singer Shubha Mudgal that left
everyone awestruck by her
electrifying vocal performance.
Nominees, guests and judges left
with goodie bags with gifts from our
sponsors Episode, Le 15 Patisserie,
LOral Paris, Armani and Jaya Misra.
1. Tania Sachdev accepts her award in the Sports category from Farhan Akhtar 2. LOral India
MD Pierre-Yves Arzel presents Neha Juneja with the award for Science & Innovation 3. Online
Inuencer category winner Anusha Yadav gives her thanks as Sonam Kapoor looks on 4. Kunal
Kapoor presents Sabbah Hajji with the award for Education 5. Deepika Govind accepts the Design
award from Manish Malhotra and Aditi Rao Hydari 6. Satyaki Ghosh, directorConsumer Products
Division, LOral India (far left), Manashi Guha, marketing manager, LOral Paris (far right)
7. Sameera Iyengar receives her award for Performing Arts 8. Mini Mathur and Seema Biswas
present the award for Performing Arts to Nandita Das 9. Richa Chadda strikes a pose
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Contribution award to Namita Gokhale 11. (From
left to right) Nisha Jamvwal, Sakshi Tanwar and
Shabana Azmi take in a performance 12. Ishita
Khanna receives the award for Environment from
Nandita Das 13. Sandipan Ghosh, AVP, Ruchi Soya,
with his wife 14. The cast of critically-acclaimed
play The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler does
a dramatic reading of the play 15. Milburn Cherian
accepts the Art award from Neeta Lulla 16. Simrit
Malhi is presented with the award for Business
& Entrepreneurship by Roopa Kudva and Kabir Khan
17. Prasoon Joshi and Preeti Jain from Jewels by
Preeti present the award for Music to Shilpa Rao
18. Lisa Haydon receives the Style award from Neha
Dhupia 19. Usha Choudhary accepts the Special
Recognition award 20. Singer Shubha Mudgal
mesmerises the audience with her vocal power
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NO AWARDS NIGHT WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT PERFORMANCES,
AND IT WAS VETERAN SINGER SHUBHA MUDGAL THAT LEFT EVERYONE
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THANK YOU
We thank the following
event sponsors for their
support:
Hospitality partner:
JW Marriott, Mumbai
Television partner: Zoom
Trophy partner:
JBPJewels By Preeti
Beverage partner:
UB Group
Event management:
Fountainhead Promotions
& Events Private Limited
Backstage:
On Cue Productions
Event script:
Sabina Gulati
Creative agency:
DDB Mudra
Digital agency: Foxymoron
HELLO! RECIPES
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CRME TOPPING
250 gms fromage blanc
50 gms shallots (peeled
and chopped)
15 gms garlic (peeled
and chopped)
Handful of chives
nely chopped
Half a bunch of parsley
nely chopped
215 ml double cream
Blinis
50 gms buckwheat our
500 ml milk
30 gms fresh yeast
250 gms whole
meal our
4 egg yolks
4 egg whites
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of salt
80 gms unsalted butter
To Garnish
400 gms smoked salmon
Chervil sprigs
Method
1. For the crme mixture, put the
fromage blanc in a muslin cloth and
hang for 24 hours.
2. Fold in whipped double cream,
shallots, garlic and herbs.
3. To make Blinis, place the
buckwheat nour, milk, yeast in a
pan and leave it covered at room
temperature for an hour.
!. Aoo wholemeal nour, egg yolks
and pinch of sugar and leave the
mixture covered for 2 hours.
5. In a new bowl, whisk egg whites
with a pinch ol salt until they peak.
o. Iolo egg whites into the nour
mixture ano mix gently.
7. Take the bilini mixture and cook
on both sides using a little butter in
the pan until coloured.
8. To assemble out bilini on
a plate, spoon over the crme
mixture, top with smoked salmon
and chervil sprigs.
Signature delights
Chef Geoff Simmons, the Executive chef of Shangri-La Hotel, Mumbai shares
two of his all-time favourite recipes with HELLO!
Chicken preparation
5 green onions
2 x 1 kg whole chicken
3 slices of ginger
1 teaspoon of sea salt
Chicken stock
125 ml chicken stock
1 tsp of white pepper
25 ml mirin
25 ml shaoxing rice wine
25 ml soy sauce
Green garlic ginger relish
3 heads garlic peeled
and sliced
75 gms ginger peeled
and chopped
bunch coriander
50 ml vegetable oil
50 ml light soy sauce
Method
Green Garlic ginger relish
1. Bring all ingredients together to
a rough paste.
Chicken preparation
1. Stuff all ingredients inside the
chicken and rub salt and pepper on
to the skin.
2. Place the chicken into a bowl and
pour the chicken stock ingredients
over it.
3. Cover it with a foil and place onto
a oouble boiler lor approximately
50 minutes.
4. Take the chicken out of the bowl
and remove the bones.
5. Strain the cooking juices while
keeping it warm.
6. In a small saucepan, boil water.
Blanch the snowpea leaves.
7. Place the snowpea leaves in
the bottom of the bowl. Add the
cooking chicken stock and top it
with sliced chicken.
8. Garnish with green garlic
ginger relish.
BLINIS WITH SMOKED SALMON
AND FROMAGE BLANC
STEAMED CHICKEN
WITH SNOWPEA
LEAVES AND GREEN
GARLIC GINGER
RELISH
SKIN ESSENTIALS
HELLO! JUNE 2013
TEXT: SHLOKA CHHABRIA
B
esides your routine skincare regime,
its imperative to follow a healthy
diet to keep your skin radiant and
glowing. Dr Minal Patwardhan, Dubais
top dermatologist, tells us more about
the importance of knowing what you
eat. She says: To combat the effects of
the sun internally, foods which help are
those with a high water content and rich
in Vitamin C and antioxidants. Fruits
like watermelon, melons, strawberries,
oranges, kiwi and of course berries like
blueberry, raspberry and cranberry are a
rich source of these antioxidants. Apples
and bananas are staple, affordable and
complete meals, which teamed with
yoghurt is an unbeatable combo for
the skin and the body.
Carrots, mangoes and papaya
are rich in carotenes, which are an
integral content of our skin and
reinforce the natural defenses of
skin against UV light.
Green leafy vegetables,
coriander and parsley all
contribute to glowing and
healthy skin by replenishing
folic acid and Vitamin E.
Combine these with nuts and
avocados, which supply skin-
healthy fats, Vitamin E and
essential amino acids.
For the non-vegetarians,
lots ol nsh, egg white ano
white meat is preferred
during the summer, so as to
replenish essential amino
acids commonly termed
Omega 3 and 6 and also to
keep the acid levels well in
control thus keeping the
body cool as these are not
heaty foods.
Skin feast
Like all major organs, the skin
needs its fair share of vitamins
and antioxidants. HELLO!
presents expert advice
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1. Multi-protect primer, NARS
2. Tea tree pore minimiser, THE BODY SHOP
3. Skin rened zone treatment, MAC
4. Illuminating perfecting primer, ESTE LAUDER
5. Foundation primer, LAURA MERCIER
6. Fluid master primer, GIORGIO ARMANI
7. Beauty ash balm, CLARINS
8. Rening makeup primer, SHISEIDO
9. High denition primer, MAKE UP FOR EVER
10. Liquid pearl for face, BENEFIT
Prime
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Pick the perfect
primer to give your
face a smooth and
awless look
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llirty norals
Our top picks of summer scents are
drenched in a delicious bouquet of
peonies, jasmine, neroli and roses
1. Salvatore Ferragamo
Signorina is a sophisticated,
fresh scent. Elegant jasmine
and the unexpected, delicate
sweetness of pannacotta are
blended together to create a
rened fragrance
2. Dahlia Noir from Givenchy
is a feminine and mysterious
name referring to a ower that does
not exist: the black dahlia, a ower of
paradox. The dahlia is symptomatic
of Givenchys style, structured and
rigorous, yet very feminine and soft
3. Lanvin Me picks up its delicious oral
references with vivacity and spirit. The
major harmony of licorice root and
blueberry is complimented with fruity
top notes, passionate middle notes
(tuberose in particular) and intriguing
base notes
4. Clinique Happy in Bloom is a fresh,
frosty oral that opens up with notes of
yellow plum, a cocktail of frozen fruit,
and watery green notes for a
crisp introduction
5. Valentina Acqua Floreale features
contrasting notes of bergamot against
neroli, mimosa, jasmine, orange
blossom and tuberose. Accords of
amber and patchouli complete
the fragrance
6. Jour dHerms displays all the fresh,
green, slightly sappy, woody odours that
greet ones arrival at a orists, and yet it
never allows its identity to be
pinned down
7. The scent of LOccitanes Spring
Cherry perfumes the skin with fresh and
oral notes, like a colourful bouquet of
fragrant kisses
8. Pradas exceptional quality
ingredients in Infusion DIris evoke the
classic ambience of a luxurious Italian
voyage, from the clean freshness of
Florentine Iris Padilla to the warm,
subtle glow of Sicilian Mandarin
9. Victoria by Victorinox
perfectly embodies a womans
independence and includes
freesia, Bulgarian rose and
white musk
10. Anna Suis Secret
Wish comprises of
playful notes at the
heart of which is
the American
designers
favourite ower
the rose, making it
an irresistable scent
1) 212 VIP perfume,
CAROLINA HERRERA
2) Body lotion, CETAPHIL
3) Total Face Cleanup, NIVEA
4) Narciso Rodriguez For Her
fragrance, NARCISO RODRIGUEZ
5) Hobo leather tote shoulder bag,
MARC BY MARC JACOBS
6) Tinted lip conditioner, MAC
7) Petroleum jelly, VASELINE
8) Z10 smartphone, BLACKBERRY
Top beauty products
Nivea Total Face Cleanup, Cetaphil body lotion,
MAC lip conditioner.
Must have essentials that you never leave
your home without
Petroleum jelly for my lips, perfume, deodorant,
phone and my house keys!
Make-up for the day
During the day, I keep my face clear and glowing
with Nivea Total Face Cleanup and
some moisturiser.
Make-up look for the evening
Again, its the Nivea Total Face Cleanup
and some moisturiser!
Favourite fragrance
212 VIP by Carolina Herrera,
Acqua di Gio Armani by
Giorgio Armani and Narciso
Rodriguez For Her.
Make-up tips
Avoid it as much as you can.
Let your skin breathe, but
when absolutely necessary
(like when Im shooting) keep
the base absolutely minimal
and highlight your eyes
and lips.
Favourite day bag
An oversized, colourful one!
I love Zara, Marc by Marc
Jacobs and one day when I
can afford it I will get
a Birkin!
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Parineeti Chopra
The vivacious young actress, who recently
won the Special Mention award in this
years National Award Ceremony, shares
her beauty secrets with HELLO!
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comeback this year
From pretty shoes to chic
arm-candies, everything is going into the absolutely
see-through territory
HELLO
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ACCESSORIES
1) Transparent cuff,
DIOR
2) Studded PVC belt,
LANVIN
3) Transparent studded
bangle, DIOR
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1) Aristographic clutch,
GUCCI
2) Watersnake trimmed
PVC tote, BURBERRY
PRORSUM
3) Orange Miss Escape PVC
tote and canvas shoulder
bag, DOLCE & GABBANA
4) Candy Sunset, FURLA
SHOES
1) Lana embellished
PVC and
suede sandals,
SOPHIA WEBSTER,
www.net-a-porter.com
2) Albertine PVC
and leather
sandals, GIVENCHY
3) Dufoura metallic-
leather, PVC and
suede sandals,
CHRISTIAN
LOUBOUTIN
OUTFITS
1) Trenchcoat,
VALENTINO
2) Circle skirts,
TOPSHOP UNIQUE
3) Metallic shirt
and knee-length
skirt, BURBERRY
PRORSUM
SUMMER ESSENTIALS
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Beachy baby
Soak up some summer sun with
our top 10 beach must-haves
1.Sunglasses, CHLO 2.Sunscreen range, NEUTROGENA 3.Power Shot
A3200, CANON 4.Angelica Hydration Face Mist, LOCCITANE 5.Vitamin
E Lip Care SPF 15, THE BODY SHOP 6.Some Like It Hot Serum, TIGI
7.Fun Mint Green ip-ops, HAVAIANAS 8.Rupam facial and body
cleansing paste for post sun exposure, FOREST ESSENTIALS 9.Bow-
embellished bandeau swimsuit, MIU MIU 10.Hat, PAUL SMITH
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Diary of the
Month
Creative
collection
WHAT: Renu Chainani,
Founder and Head Designer
of Eastern Treasure Lifestyle
launched her brands latest
collection, divided into four
themes, in Mumbai.
BUZZ: Guests admired the cool
collection while sipping wine and
tucking into delicious snacks.
Surily Goel, Arjun Rampal and Renu Chainani
Shamita Shetty, Raveena Tandon Thadani and Amrita
Arora Ladak
Mehr Rampal
Sussanne Roshan and Renu Chainani
Sanjay and Maheep Kapoor Rita Dhody and Rita Chulani Sushmita Sen
Mozez Singh
Seema Khan
Neelam Kothari
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Diary of the
Month
For a cause
WHAT: NGO Nanhi Chhaan
Punjab and jewellery designer
Neety Singh came together
for Woman: The Real Jewel, a book
pronling 20 illustrious women, in
New Delhi.
BUZZ: Neety Singh not only
pledged the book to Nanhi
Chhaan but also promised to
train women working under
the NGOs empowerment
programs to design jewellery and
learn beading.
Ritu Kumar with the Power Women Poonam Bhagat and Payal Jain
Megha Singh Deo and Shallu Jindal
Neety Singh, Anjolie Ela Menon and a friend
Gautam and Sheetal Ahuja Haresh and Roopa Fabiani
Smriti and Sneha Mittal
Chhaya Momaya with Prasoon Joshi
Luxe residence
WHAT: The launch party of Ahuja Tower in Mumbai.
BUZZ: The social butternies ol Mumbai nockeo to the
launch of the luxury apartments with doting hubbies in
tow and enjoyed the much talked-about get together.
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Month
Exclusive
preview
WHAT: Gallerist Priyasri
Patodia hosted an exclusive
evening to preview Past Forward,
a prestigious art show featuring
recent oil on canvas by veteran
artist Akbar Padamsee.
BUZZ: The arty evening
in Mumbai began with a
saxophonist playing soulful
music, which was followed by
the glitterati of the art world
mingling over cocktails, and a
lavish dinner on the beautiful
sea facing lawns.
Jaideep and Seema Mehrotra
Anju and Atul Dodiya
Akbar Padamsee and Nita Ambani
Sangeeta Kathiawad
Bijal Meswani and Priyasri
Patodia Alyque Padamsee
Fashion
statement
WHAT: Maheka Mirpuri
hosted a preview of her
nrst-ever resort collection
in Mumbai.
BUZZ: Almond rocks in
the shape of rose buds were
specially made for the guests in
keeping with the theme of the
collection, titled The Yellow Rose. Bhagyashree, Maheka Mirpuri and Sheeba
Queenie Singh and Rukshana Eisa Madhoo Shah, Maheka Mirpuri and Suman Ranganathan Nawaz Singhania
Yukta Mookhey Nishal Jamwal and Rouble Negi
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About Town
James Ferriera with Kiran and Sunil Datwani
Shaheen Abbas Arzan and Khushnuma Khambatta
Marielou Phillips Isha Sharvani
Shaina NC
Sunil and Kiran Datwani
of Gehna Jewellers, along
with James Ferreira hosted
a lun-nlleo champagne
evening to launch
the new line of rings
designed by the latter
exclusively lor Gehna,
in Mumbai. The faade
of the Gehna store was
enhanceo with a huge
installation of hands with
rings, which proveo to be a
real tralnc stopper.
The ring
ellect
Book worm
Priya Pereira of Pixie
Bks launcheo an Artists`
Book lor Halele calleo
8 Verticals. The inviting
black box opening up to
a complex whorl ol reo
pillars, where each ol
the eight woooen blocks
oepicteo the eight arms
of Hafele, mesmerised
one and all who
were present.
Jurgen Wolf with Amy Fernandes
Laxmi Wagle, Priya Pereira, Rajashree Khalap, Tony Pereira, Kiran Khalap Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar
HELLO! FEBRUARY 2012 133
Aries 21 MAR - 20 APR
HOROSCOPE JUNE
Ofer Cohen, a
renowned tarot
card reader, was
born in Israel,
into a family
deeply rooted
in Kaballah and
mysticism. His
grandfather
was an expert
in the secrets
of Kaballah,
match-making,
herbs and
their recipes.
It was he who
predicted that
Ofer would carry
on his legacy.
Ofer divides his
time between
Mumbai and
Tel Aviv. He can
be reached at
www.ofercohen.
info or
+919820571003
(mob)
Ofer Cohen
GEMINI: People from your past are coming back into your life, but
its advisable that you do not compromise on anything. SCORPIO:
Use your intuition to make the right decisions
For many of you, life is starting to look
different. New people are entering your
life and you are full of ideas. Those
working on a new business venture
should remain cordial with colleagues,
which could be the key for future success.
Right now, you need peace in your
relationship. Someone you care for keeps
changing his/her behaviour towards you
making it very oilncult lor you to leel
secure. You will prefer to hold on to
the one youve known for many years,
rather than taking a risk and giving a
commitment to someone new.
Positive news related to money will cheer
you up. You are looking for new ideas
to improve your nnancial situation ano
can expect good results. Work will be
very demanding. Moving to a new house
recently was lucky for you and it will
eventually reduce tension in the family.
Those who rejected you in the past will
suddenly contact you again. You need
love and it is just a matter of time till you
nno yoursell getting involveo again. Do
not waste your time on someone who is
too afraid to give you a commitment.
Taurus 21 APR - 21 MAY
The period before your birthday is a
sensitive time for your health and you
need to avoid exerting yourself. Travel
will inspire you. Jupiter enters your
second house of money and property;
making it the ideal time to expand your
business. Most of your work problems
will get solved by the end of this year.
In your personal life, this is a time for
self-realisation. People from your past
are coming back into your life, but its
advisable that you do not compromise
on anything, as what happened in the
past may happen again in the future.
Gemini 22 MAY - 22 JUN
Jupiter is entering your sign bringing
positive results. It is time to get over
your fears as the universe has new
plans for you. There will be new career
opportunities and it will be wise to look
at them with an open mind. Working
with highly innuential people will be
the beginning of a new chapter in your
professional life. This is not a good year
for your health; orthopedic problems
and hormonal disorders may crop up.
In your personal life, you feel suffocated
and there is a growing need to be free.
Do not holo on to someone who cannot
give you an emotional commitment.
Cancer 23 JUN - 23 JUL
Monetary matters will keep you busy. You
are looking for new ways to secure your
nnancial luture ano the right way is to
welcome the changes that life is offering
you. If you need to sign any contracts or
commit nnancially to someone then oo
it before June 26 when Mercury starts
going retro. This is a very tense month
lor relationships. Do not get aggressive
and be open to listening to your partner.
If you recently got married or gave a
commitment, try and be patient as it will
take time till both ol you can nno the
perfect balance for a stable relationship.
Your new plans are slowly taking shape.
Travelling will be successful and the
new social environment will keep your
spirits up. Cards predict positive career
changes. A new work project will be
the beginning of a new career chapter.
Letting go of a relationship that has
ended, will allow a new person to enter
your life. Being far from your spouse is
not good for you this year; you must do
the best you can to support each other.
If you are involved with a married
person, reduce your expectations as that
will never leao to a nnal commitment.
Leo 24 JUL - 23 AUG Sagittarius 23 NOV - 21 DEC
This is a period of professional progress
that offers you a chance to improve your
nnancial situation. You are brimming
with new ideas. If you are in the middle
of a new business transaction, use
professionals to guide you through the
process and complete the transaction
before Mercury starts going retro on June
26. Many of you recently got involved in
a new relationship, which may end up in
marriage. You will require a lot of love
and patience to deal with a partner who
has a strong personality.
Your career ano nnancial situation will
be your main concerns right now. You
are looking for new ways to increase
your income. Be patient during business
negotiations. In the last week of this
month, Mercury will start going retro,
during which you are prone to make
mistakes. Financially it is not the right
time to trust others. It is important that
you manage your budget carefully. One
ol your kios is going through a oilncult
time and you will have to support him/
her at this time.
Virgo 24 AUG - 23 SEP Capricorn 22 DEC - 20 JAN
This is going to be a hectic work period
and you must keep a healthy lifestyle.
Your career is on a positive path this year.
This is a good period for artists and those
in media. A new career opportunity will
lead you to success. If you need to sign a
contract then make sure you dont give
any long-term commitments as your
horoscope shows better opportunities
in the coming future. Your charming
personality is attracting the opposite sex.
A stable marriage will depend on both
of you being faithful to each other and
keeping your friendship alive.
Financial matters are keeping you busy
right now; work projects and property
transactions will suffer unexpected
delays. Increasing responsibilities at
work will disturb your personal life.
Mercury will be in retro from the last
week of June till mid-July; so it is not
a suitable time to start something new
after June 26. Work and business
partnerships might go through
a oilncult time. Relationships
will be sensitive; you may get
hurt very quickly. Avoid overreacting or
saying things that you might regret later.
Libra 24 SEP - 23 OCT Aquarius 21 JAN - 19 FEB
Work problems are sorting themselves
out, making you feel optimistic about
the future. Financially you are over-
motivated to achieve success and it can
lead to taking unnecessary risks. Use your
intuition to make the right decisions.
Mercury will start going retro at the end
of the month; so if you are about to sign
a contract or close a property transaction
do it before that. Family tension will
disturb your peace of mind, but this is a
temporary situation. This is a good time
to settle down with the one you love. If
you are already married, share some
more time with your spouse right now.
After some stressful weeks you are
starting to feel better and are all set
to face the new challenges that life
throws at you now. You must decide
and act quickly about an exciting
new work offer that may come your
way. It is not a suitable time to start
a new project or sign any long-term
contract, as Mercury starts going retro
from the last week of June till mid-July.
Loyalty will be the key to your peace
of mind in your current relationship.
Open and honest communication
with your partner will help clear
any misunderstandings.
Scorpio 24 OCT - 22 NOV Pisces 20 FEB - 20 MAR
Steel magnate
Lakshmi Mittal
turns 63 on
June 15
DRINK WITH
HELLO! JUNE 2013 134
Danny
DeVito
The irrepressible
star of classic
sitcom Taxi tells
HELLO! why he
has no plans to
call a halt to his
Hollywood ride
D
eVito announces, Im jet-lagged, man!
But youd never know it. The little guy
with the big voice is full of energy, politely
asking the waiter to take away his martini and
replace it with neat gin. Lets get drunk! he
grins. Having been in the business for four
decades, 68-year-old Danny is old-school
Hollywood a larger-than-life character
with charisma to spare. He made his name as
grouchy cab company dispatcher Louie De
Palma on hit sitcom Taxi, then graduated to
blockbuster movies, starring in Romancing the
Stone and The War of the Roses (which he also
directed) and producing acclaimed dramas
Pulp Fiction and Erin Brockovich. Hes now back
on US TV in the comedy Its Always Sunny
in Philadelphia. Hit 1996 movie Matilda was
one of several collaborations with his wife
Rhea Perlman, 64, whom he met in the early
1970s and married in 1982. They have three
grown-up children and appeared to be one
of Hollywoods most stable couples until
they separated last year. Happily Danny and
the former Cheers star are now reconciled.
Things are good between us, he says. Well
drink to that
Taxi is being shown again on
TV and you dont seem to have
aged at all. Whats your secret?
I look at old clips and think: what the hell
happened to you? so Im not sure Ive not
aged, but I do qigong, which is the practice of
aligning breath, movement and awareness.
And how do you stay grounded?
When people ask me that I always give the
lightbulb joke: how many actors does it take
to change a light bulb? Just one he holds
onto the bulb and the world revolves around
him. Seriously though, just being a human
being keeps me grounded.
Was a career in TV always part of
your master plan?
Not at all. It was a happy accident. The
Casting Director put me up for the part of
Louie on Taxi and most of my friends told
me that I shouldnt do it. They were snobs
about television. Jack Nicholson, for instance,
who Id become friends with when we did
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, said: D, are
you really going to do TV? Imagine if Id
listened to him. You wouldnt be talking to
me now, baby.
Rhea played Louies girlfriend
Zena on the show. How was it
working together?
That was fun and it made it easier when it
came to sharing a car.
Taxi rnn Ior Bvo yonrs. Wns it nll work
and no play on the sitcom?
Hell no. Wed work from Monday to
Thursday getting the episode together, then
after the recording in front of a live studio
audience on the Friday wed get mad crazy
through until Sunday, then take the day
to recover. Imagine nve years ol that. We
werent drinking much, but there were drugs.
Lets just say the Kleenex bill was high.
What were your vices back then?
Not one particular thing. In other words not
booze or drugs or women, fancy cars, great
vacations Not one particular one I like
them all. But these days I like to eat well, I
like to drink and I like to work. Those are my
pleasures in life along with my kids, my wife,
my family and friends.
You diroct horror Blns Ior tho
Internet, which might surprise
people. What scares you in real life?
What scares me is the government
politicians are so smarmy, they say all kinds
of things then reverse their viewpoints and
how inhuman people can be towards each
other. What people might be interested to
learn about me is that Im a brain surgeon.
(laughs) Thats not true, but Im actually a
qualineo hairoresser ano make-up artist. Il I
hadnt made it as an actor Id probably now
be doing my 16
th
shampoo and set of the day
at my sisters salon.
Do you think you will ever retire from
the business?
No way, man. I mean, what would I do with
myself all day? But there have been times
when I thought Id never work again. After
Taxi I did Terms of Endearment, then soon after
that came Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the
Nile, and my career was unusual because
at the time only three people broke out of
television into movies Clint Eastwood,
John Travolta and myself. But actors never
know when theyre ever going to work again
and they always think theyre never going to
work again. Also, you want to nno the gooo
stuff to do. Some stuff you get offered and
you do it but you shouldnt have, but usually
theres someone involved like a friend who
wants you for the job and I have a tough time
turning that stuff down.
TEXT: SIMON BUTTON
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