Highlights of Harper’s Bazaar India June-July - 2021, issue:
The first-ever Blck & White issue by Harper's Bazaar is a dedication to the power of monochrome. Cover stars and half-siblings Arjun Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor shoot their first cover together for this issue, where they open up about their lives, their growing up years, and their will to forge deeper, more meaningful connections in the future. And as their intimate and honest conversation reveals, families are far from 'black and white', a theme that award-winning author also explores in her essay for Bazaar India, where she interprets the marital lessons one can learn from three iconic women in Indian history and literature: Sita, Draupadi, and Maharani Jindan. In another special for Bazaar India, we speak with industry stalwarts about the moments in their lives that defined them—author Ruskin Bond speaks about the books that shaped him, singer Usha Uthup recounts her days as a pop, rock, and jazz performer when live shows were the rage, couturier Sandeep Khosla recounts the days when he was a struggling designer with big dreams, and supermodel Nayanika Chatterjee tells us what the modelling industry was truly like in the '90s, among others.
We also turn to the enduring power of the femme fatale in film noir and Bollywood—Barbara Stanwyck, Rita Hayworth, Helen, Nadira, and more. And along with this, we turn to the genius of filmmaker Satyajit Ray, whose black and white cinema left an indelible mark across the world.
Bazaar India also revisits the most-iconic creations made by leading fashion designers over their careers—Gaurav Gupta, Amit Aggarwal, Abraham & Thakore, Gauri & Nainika, JJ Valaya, Siddartha Tytler, and Shantanu & Nikhil. And who can forget the legacy of the Little Black Dress? As we chart its evolution, India's most influential designers share their story of how they reinvented the LBD.
Each page of this special issue is a carefully-curated selection of fashion styles to include in the wardrobe, and there are dedicated shoots to the two tones that form the staple of any closet. And for those who are looking to get their body in shape, actors Esha Gupta and Bani J, author Soha Ali Khan, and celebrity nutritionist Yasmin Karachiwala reveal their diet and fitness regimes. Finally, in travel, filmmaker Ronny Sen takes us to Gdansk, Poland where he discovers history and tales of revolution.
Enjoy the issue!
Highlights of Harper’s Bazaar India April 2016, issue: The April issue of Harper's Bazaar India is dedicated this issue to journeys of all kinds. Take our cover stars, for instance. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor have both traversed afar in their careers, and in Ki & Ka, explore unconventional roles: She’s a career woman and he’s a house husband. Then there’s Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto, who has become an icon of punk style. She has designed a fashion line for big girls that’s already making waves. You’ll also meet author Polly Vernon, whose new book, Hot Feminist, is being talked about everywhere, and should be on your holiday reading list. In beauty, there are expert tips on how to look glowing and fresh straight off a plane, and the best makeup crayons you need to pack. In features, there are the books that have made the journey from being social media successes to legit literature. Then there is the next big food revolution that’s taking over the culinary world: Cooking with trash. We’ve also got the definitive guide to the world’s best hotels, and some of the most mouth-watering food trails you could follow (thank us later). In fashion, we celebrate the power of film with Cinema Cinema, a photo feature dedicated to iconic movies set in destinations like Venice and Egypt. Chanel’s pre-Fall 2016 show that took place at Rome’s iconic Cinecittà (founded in ‘37 by Mussolini, no less) in December last year showed us how inspirational a culture can be. We also travel to Thailand where summer’s hottest hue, orange, blends in beautifully with the country’s russet-robed monks and crumbling brick temples. In the end, a journey is more in the mind than on the road, and we invite you to take this one with us, page by page.