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MADE TO MEASURE Isha Ambani Piramal talks to Priya Tanna about life and why India is at the heart of it all. Photographed by Tarun Vishwa. Styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania & Priyanka Kapadia

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TODAY’S SPECIAL From chilli red stilettos to tin-toned Mary Janes, the season’s extras draw from the daily. Photographed by Bobby Doherty. Styled by Maximilian Aufschnaiter

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TAKING COVER Beyond the eternal rise and fall of necklines and hemlines is the quiet confidence of clothes that reveal much by concealing. Photographed by Ashish Shah. Styled by Fabio Immediato

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A BEAUTIFUL MIND Professor and bestselling author Yuval Noah Harari tells Shahnaz Siganporia his most difficult truths and how Vipassana shaped his success

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Letters

VOGUE LOVES

59 Everything we heart this month

VOGUE SHOPS

85 Sizzle up your style as temperatures rise— choose from cycling shorts, summer’s 17 key

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HISTORY IN HIS LENS

pieces, the season’s hottest accessories and spring-inspired beauty. Plus, watches and jewellery pair up, and we show you how to embrace modest dressing

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121 Pay it forward From launching the largest beach clean-up

in the world to running crowdfunding platforms and building safe spaces for high-risk children— meet the impact makers, crusaders and new initiatives that have found innovative ways of creating change

132 True to form One of India’s leading artists, Arpita Singh’s

retrospective is probably one of the most important exhibits of the year, says Shahnaz Siganporia

134 Two’s company They abandoned their corporate ascent over a midnight phone call. Today, gallerists Priyanka and Prateek Raja are changing the Indian art

world with their vision, finds Rosalyn D’Mello

140 All booked up Olivia Marks selects the best coffee-table books for the fashion-lover in you or your circle

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145 #therightchoice From a love for lived-in fashion to loyalty to the loom—Vogue chronicles the closets of five women who wear their values. By Akanksha Kamath and Neharika Manjani

154 #mychoice We asked nine influential names in the fashion fraternity to share one career-defining choice they made and the impact it had. The rest, as they say, is fashion history. By Malika Dalamal

158 #choosingbags In 2017, a diamond- encrusted Hermès Birkin sold for 1,55,000 pounds, prompting a flurry of articles on the investment value of bags versus stocks and even homes. As the ‘eyes of Bergdorf Goodman’, Linda Fargo knows what women want. So, we asked her the loaded question: Does a handbag leave a mark on your sartorial and financial portfolio?

160 #ichosefashion For these three women, a career in fashion wasn’t always the most obvious choice. While one, like most

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216 Yas queen! Priyanka Chopra wants the world to rethink how it sees beauty. By Samhita Mukhopadhyay

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164 #ichoseceline As a retail and brand consultant, Ramya Giangola’s day revolves around new designers and new perspectives on fashion. But no label has connected with her life more intimately than

166 History in his lens Suzy Menkes pays tribute to Bill Cunningham, the

COVER LOOK

On Isha: Dress, shirt, ruffled skirt; all Toni Maticevski. Ring, Misho. Hair: Rebecca Chang. Make-up: Subash Vagal. Make-up assistant: Harshal Jariwala. Photographer’s assistant: Mohammed Jamshed Qureshi. Assistant stylist: Priyanka Parkash. Production: Divya Jagwani; Ankita Chandra; Bindiya Chhabria. Editorial assistant: Jay Modi. Photographed by Tarun Vishwa Styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania and Priyanka Kapadia

226 The influence of Ayurveda Ayurvedic therapist Farah Baria Parakh explains the impact of Ayurveda in our daily lives. We also explore two brands that are using Ayurveda’s ancient scriptures to give you glowing skin, healthy hair and an overall vigour. From delving into Kama Ayurveda’s 16-year-old legacy that’s putting Indian beauty firmly on the map to a brand started by an Austrian hairdresser who brought the goodness of Ayurvedic ingredients to heads of hair around the world, we discover just how much this age-old discipline inspires our beauty and being

228 Heart’s desire With all-natural ingredients and the Ayurvedic principles of a balanced mind, body and soul at its core, this homegrown brand hopes to give you what every woman wants—glowing skin, lustrous hair and the inevitable glow of all- round wellbeing. Chandni Sehgal digs deeper

230 Back to the roots This Ayurveda-inspired, nature-based beauty brand is committed to making a difference, not only to your hair but also the planet. By Nidhi

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232 Beauty Bulletin The Vogue guide to your beautiful month

LIVING

236 Incredible voyages Travel transforms you. From volunteering at a farm to scaling a mountain, these nine extraordinary experiences, for adventurers and anthropologists alike, will make you go the mile

242 Making the cut Tamar Adler gathers an arsenal of chefs’ knives— Japanese, French, German, American—in her search for the perfect blade

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250 Love, actually What better way to celebrate the month of love than a portrait by a legend?

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TARUN VISHWA A celebrated photographer, Vishwa has been a Vogue favourite since the magazine set foot in India. In 2016, he won Photographer of the Year at the Vogue Beauty Awards. This month, the Delhi-based creative flew down to work his magic on cover girl Isha Ambani Piramal for ‘Made to measure’ on page 186.

SUBASH VAGAL From Sonam K Ahuja to now Isha Ambani Piramal (see ‘Made to measure’ on page 186), there are few famous faces that Vagal hasn’t worked his genius on. The Mumbai- based make-up artist, lovingly called “Subbu” by industry insiders, is the go-to guy to glam up brides-to-be and A-list stars alike.

BINDIYA CHHABRIA In her world, elephant in the room probably means bringing a thick-skinned pachyderm on set. Vogue’s go-to producer, she has produced over 50 fashion shoots, besides this month’s cover story. Her production prowess extends to Bollywood as well, with Gully Boy seeing her take on the role of an assistant production designer.

REBECCA CHANG Chang is a London-based hairstylist and styling director at Senzi Education, an international hair education company. Chang has worked on runway looks for brands like Versace, Balenciaga, D&G and Dior, among others. This month, she styles Isha Ambani Piramal’s tresses in ‘Made to measure’ on page 186.

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SUZY MENKES In ‘History in his lens’ on page 166, Menkes, a veteran fashion journalist and international Vogue editor, chronicles the seminal fashion moments and icons that defined Bill Cunningham’s work. Among our favourites by this prolific milliner-turned-photographer are Diana Vreeland and Jackie Kennedy captured through the years.

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RAMYA GIANGOLA In ‘#IchoseCeline’, page 164, Giangola, founder of fashion and retail consultancy Gogoluxe, pens a visceral tribute to Phoebe Philo’s era at Celine. Read more about the designer who made her way into the closets of thinking women in fashion around the world.

FARAH BARIA PARAKH A certified Ayurvedic therapist, journalist and mother, Baria Parakh developed an interest in Ayurveda over two decades ago. In ‘The influence of Ayurveda’ on page 226, she offers an insight into its importance in daily life and unveils the benefit of following a dosha diet.

JASON HUDANISH Chef Hudanish is the name behind the best Mexican food you will find in Mumbai. The Miami-raised chef has worked at Coyo Taco and B Bistro + Bakery, two popular restaurants in Florida, before he became the corporate chef at Xico, Mumbai. This month, he flexes his chopping skills on some of the best knives in the country for our feature ‘Sharp objects’ on page 242.

SA M H I TA M U K H O PA D H YAY Mukhopadhyay is the executive editor at Teen Vogue and co- editor of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance And Revolution In Trump’s America and the author of Outdated: Why Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life. In ‘Yaas queen!’ on page 216, she has a #nofilter conversation with Priyanka Chopra on the ideologies that are shaping the way we define beauty today.

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TARUN VISHWA

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Fresh off her wedding, Isha Ambani Piramal talks about her future plans

Our choice of cover girl might be unusual but hardly far-fetched. Determined not to take her business-royalty pedigree lightly, Isha Ambani Piramal is poised to herald a new era for the Ambanis. The director of Reliance Retail and Jio Infocomm has also recently launched the Reliance Arts Foundation, and when we sit down for an interview, she speaks of each of her projects interview after her much-followed wed- ding!) The Yale and Stanford alumnus with a passion for education, gender equality and women’s empowerment has her head (and heart) in the right place, and we know she is one to walk the talk. In this issue, we also bring to you one of the most brilliant minds of our times, the Israeli academic, philosopher and author Yuval Noah Harari. “If I cannot explain

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We set great store by power, wealth, success and fame, the goals that await us at the end of our endeavours. They are the four pillars of measure— necessarily of character. The real test lies in what you do with them for a greater end. The impact you create—whether for one person, an entire community, or the world at large—lies at the core of this issue. All around us, people are shaping the world in constructive ways—either by choices that have far-reaching consequences, and this forms the basis of our Impact Issue.

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‘Jet, set, show’ took me to Saint-Paul de Vence and into the world created by Nicolas Ghesquière for his cruise 2019 collection for Louis Vuitton. From washed-out denims and rainbow plumes to animated cat It bags—I’m crushing over all the new trends for this party season. Neelam Chauhan, Pune

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TAKE IT PERSONALLY

Vogue’s December cover was all about Katrina Kaif’s jaw-drop- ping makeover. Her interview really intrigued me because of her mindfulness and how she spoke about her personal life caught my attention was about Manish Malhotra’s make-up line with MyGlamm. It was interest- ing to hear of the designer’s vision for the brand and how it resonates with his aesthetic. Amaaya Khan, Mumbai

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It was amazing to see Katrina Kaif styled in such a bold avatar for Vogue India’s December cover, particularly her hair and make-up. One of my favourite reads was ‘Three’s a party’, with the bathroom (every party girl’s shoot’s backdrop. This feature also helped me navigate two of the trickiest trends of this season— animal print and shimmer. Kiara Singh, Delhi

BAGGAGE DROP

Being a frequent traveller, I have mastered the art of over-packing. I’m known to carry my world in a suitcase. So, ‘Diary of an over-packer’ was indeed one of my favourite reads, and better yet, a relatable one. I loved that the travel issue had handy luggage hacks that I can’t wait to try! Sita Suri, Hyderabad

ART OF THE MATTER

I was elated to read Vogue’s 2018 Art Report; of special interest to me was the feature ‘40 under 40’ on the talented contemporary artists from India. Their art is free-spirited, non-conforming and necessary in our political and social enviroment. I’m eager to invest in Shilo Shiv Suleman’s fantastical work. Malini Subhramanyan, Chennai

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Offering a good dose of humour and warmth, Australian brand Damselfly features a line of tongue-in-cheek candles that are must-haves for any millennial home. Spacenk.com

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KHAORE Another name to add to your growing list of It bags comes courtesy New York-based Khaore. “Our bags are artistic interpretations of everyday objects,” says Kolkata-born Raiheth Rawla, one half of the label. Soon after graduating from Parsons School of Design, co-creative Wei Hung Chen and Rawla started tinkering with the idea of leather bags “that can be seen as both sculpture and accessories.” The result? Bag versions of the paperbag-waist trouser that carry more than just a wallet and phone. Instagram.com/khaore.studio

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THE SYRUP Macerate overripe fruit (anything goes, but peaches, cherries and melon would be nice) with sugar and lemon juice. Blend and strain to remove solids.

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In the continuing reinvention of the ’80s Running System, Puma is releasing the RS-X, extending the brand’s Future Retro range that takes

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LOUNGE BY THE POOL

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ENJOY A MOVIE MARATHON

There’s nothing better than stretching out at home in your most comfortable clothes with a big bowl of buttery popcorn and the latest movies, right? Make the most of your me-time this Valentine’s Day by catching up on all those movies you’ve been meaning to watch, on your OnePlus’ sleek display. You deserve every bit of it.

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If exercising has always been at the top of your to-do list, now’s the chance! Instead of a moonlight walk with your beau, let this Valentine’s Day be all about you. Gear up for a power walk or stroll along leisurely, taking in the beautiful sights of your city. To make things even better, pull out a playlist on your OnePlus and listen to your favourite songs, on the move.

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February is a month for couples as much as it’s for couture. With fashion weeks opening in the capitals around the world, we speak to globetrotters on where to eat when you are there

LONDON “The very glamorous Park Chinois in Mayfair. The cuisine celebrates the opulence and decadence of 1930s Shanghai with exquisite regional Chinese food,” says London-based chef Vineet Bhatia of Ziya, The Oberoi, Mumbai.

Peck on

dimsums and

noodles at

Park Chinois

NEW YORK

Roohi Oomerbhoy Jaikishan, director of RR Oomerbhoy Pvt Ltd, recommends Augustine on 5 Beekman Street. “Savour lemon oysters, tuna Niçoise, their signature coal-

Augustine is the

perfect spot to get a

snack and people watch

roasted carrots and freshly pressed juices.”

Mexican restaurant

Canteen does the best

guacamole in Milan

MILAN “Biko Milano is an iconic Italian restaurant that is known for its Tuscan cuisine. You’ll find delicious tiramisu here. My new favourite is Canteen, by far the best drinks in town!” says fashion

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It started with the shoulder, went down to the waist and now, the humble handbag has a new pride of place: around the neck. Necklace or bag, you decide.

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These suits, slim and in colours of the rainbow, stay strictly out of office.

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WHEN: 13th December, 2018
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Pritha Kishore
Sharad and Ratika Haskar
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CROWD

Actor KUNAL KAPOOR’s Ketto.org is a crowdfunding platform that has raised over 300 crore till date. He tells GOURI SHAH how he’s done it

What does Ketto. org do?

It allows NGOs and

organisations to showcase their work

and reach out to a wider net of benefactors. Not only can you donate

in minutes, you can also

act fast. During the Kerala floods, we set up a page in a day and

raised over 2.5 crore.

A 24-year-old student

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challenges? Credibility and transparency are the main issues. We follow a thorough due diligence on every organisation before they become part of the system, and a detailed report on how the funds were used is prepared for each campaign. You can track the money, see progress reports and the impact your contribution has made. Also, it was important that more people were brought into the fold of social giving. You can start with as little as 100. Ketto.org >

Nundy

is a General’s

recipient

of

the Canadian

Governor

Medallion

for

her

philanthropic

work

Naik started

off as

researcher

a Poverty Lab

at the

Action

at MIT

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PRIYA NAIK’s Samhita has played catalyst to social change by mobilising over 500 crore across 75 companies and al organisations, and influencing ore than 6,50,000 lives

Nine years ago, when 39-year-old Priya Naik founded Samhita Social Ventures, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) consultancy firm, CSR in India was largely a cheque-writing exercise. Corporates would pick a high-profile, credible NGO, hand over

a cheque, and that was pretty much the extent of

their involvement. Cut to 2019, where their clients are aspiring to be part of the larger story, not just

by supporting causes through funding but by being strategic and collaborative. “The question we kept posing to our corporates is, ‘Can you use your money in the smartest way possible?’” says Naik. “We don’t just work with non-profits, we also work with incubators, start-ups, social establishments anyone who can deliver social impact effectively,” she adds. But beyond vanilla funding deals, they are enthusiastic about co-creating multi-stakeholder platforms. For instance, their ‘13 to 30’ project, which focuses on helping and hand-holding young girls through every critical life choice—whether it’s her education, job, marriage or motherhood. And they do so in continuum so they don’t lose the girl during transition from one phase to another. Naik is currently working with the Tata Trusts and the Gates Foundation to support the corporate sector to be

more empathetic and strategic in terms of how they intervene. “The corporate sector is bringing in 13,465 crore into the social sector each year in India. This is being done by 19,933-odd companies, who, in addition to the money they put on the table, also influence their employees, their clients and people who are part of their supply chain… How do you respond to complex issues such as sex trafficking, gender-based violence, and mental health? The idea

to break it down in ways that a set of corporates

can respond more effectively. For instance, how a media company responds to gender violence is very different from how an IT company responds,” she explains.—Gouri Shah >

GIVING says Nundy, adding that each report looks at over 300 NGOs. The organisation is
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says Nundy, adding that
each report looks at
over 300 NGOs. The
organisation is also best
known for their Giving
Circle—a platform that
allows benefactors to
collectively donate their
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understand a problem and solve it strategically. “To impact a greater number of lives—how you give is more critical than how much you give,” adds Nundy. Over two decades, Dasra has focused on initiatives in the areas of strategic philanthropy, urban sanitation, and democracy and governance. Their key programmes are Dasra Giving Circle, 10 to 19: Adolescent Collaborative and Dasra Philanthropy Week. “India has 3-4 million NGOs. To navigate and figure who is doing what is a big challenge for many who want to give. So our research tries to demystify and bring transparency to that,”

money to an NGO or cause in a strategic manner. Through their collaborations with governments, academic institutions, non-profits, donors and other stakeholders, Dasra has positively impacted the Indian social sector, directing over 500 crore towards the development of communities in India by partnering with over 3,500 corporates, foundations and philanthropists. —Gouri Shah

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Dasra’s NEERA NUNDY tells us how she bridges the gap between funders and non-profits through strategic giving

It was her first tryst with rural India—a day school for Adivasi children that her mother set up near Kharagpur, West Bengal. The experience left an indelible impression on Neera Nundy, who eventually transitioned from an investment banking job to co-found Dasra in 1999 with her husband Deval Sanghavi. Dasra began as a venture philanthropy fund to invest in early-stage non-profit organisations in India. Dasra’s work has been focused on two areas—the first is to support NGOs and help them achieve scale and sustainability so they, in turn, can have a greater social impact. Second is to help philanthropists

NO CHILD’S PLAY

In the aftermath of the Kerala floods, Chekutty has become a verb. The upcycled doll came as a ray of hope for Chendamangalam weavers when social entrepreneurs Lakshmi Menon and Gopinath Parayil came up with the idea of repurposing damaged saris into dolls for sale that directly support and rebuild the weavers’ society. Chekutty.in—MM

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WOVOYAGE Who: A travel company that specialises in conducting risk-free and safe tours for women. What: It all started from a personal journey for founder Rashmi Chadha. She lost her mother and in a bid to come to terms with it she started travelling regularly to perform sewa at gurudwaras. On such trips, she would often hear from international travellers about how unsafe India was for women tourists. “I wanted to change that and also empower women at the grassroot level,” says Chadha, who started Wovoyage (Wovoyage.com) in 2016. Why: Today, she conducts regular internship programmes for women guides and interpreters. GPS bands are assigned to tourists during their travel, and a designated manager is available 24/7 to assist in every way possible.—Avantika Bhuyan >

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of what the United
Nations calls the “world’s
largest beach clean-up
project.” Twenty million
kilos of plastic waste
was excavated in 164
weeks. “The problem
is not plastic, it’s plastic
ion,” says Shah,
who is fixing this with a
combination of public
awareness and good old-
fashioned citizen action.
With a fanbase including
Amitabh Bachchan and
Mark Ruffalo, Shah’s
messianic power showed
results when the Olive
Ridley turtles returned to
Mumbai’s shoreline after
two decades. “It was the
best day of my life,” he
adds. “We all understand
our fundamental
rights, but not our
fundamental duties—to
protect and preserve
our environment. We
can’t just leave it to the
government.” Next up,
Shah wants to clean up
Mumbai’s rubbish-
choked mangrove
forests and the banks
of Mithi River and
inspire others to launch
their own clean-up
movements.—Megha
Mahindru

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In his trusted backpack, lawyer-environmental activist Afroz Shah carries his arsenal for a green planet—coffee mug, spoon, water bottle and a tote bag. He believes that “single-use plastic has no place in the world.” In 2015, appalled at the plastic-choked beach of his neighbourhood, the Mumbai lawyer decided to devote his weekends

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