Glamcob (May 2013 Issue)
Featuring Sophia Abella on the cover page, a transgender and a model, '60s mod look, find perfect sunglasses for you, celebs swimsuit trends, tangy foods, bikini ready fitness tips, Saurabh Kushwaha as a hottie, designs of Alex Vinash a German fashion designer and all about Skoda superb.
VOL I ISSUE 6 MAY 2013 GET THE â€˜60s MOD LOOK Celebs Favorite Swimsuit Trends bikini ready fitness tips SKODA SUPERB sophia abella living a healthy lifestyle Photograph: Dale Bacar bikinai l speci issue Photograph: Manmohan Agarwal Place: Chennai â€œ Glamcob, Fashion & Lifestyle Magazine. Monthly feed for the fashion hunger people- "Be Alluring, Be Elegant & Be Sharp. For All You Are!" Magazine provides you, The Stylish Gene, Righteous Theme for the perfect scene. 4 Glamcob May 2013 â€? GLAMCOB ..making it stylish editor lokesh sharma managing editor chetna pundir general manager mandeep chambail promotions manager rachit kushwaha columnists fashion, style & beauty priyanka baswal ruchika varma food & fitness rachit kushwaha rashmi love-lust & relationships hitesha deshpande luxury deepak photographs doyal hinna manmohan agarwal ruchika varma special credits alex vinash (glamcob woman) connect from here facebook.com/glamcob twitter.com/glamcob send your feedbacks on firstname.lastname@example.org May 2013 Glamcob 5 . . BE TODAY SUBSCRI click here: issuu.com/glamcob cover girl Photograph: Dale Bacar 16 cover story shimmer & shine, summer style Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. - Coco Chanel editorial This time around let me start by thanking our team of photographers and columnists. Our job becomes particularly challenging and exciting when the theme is as broad and ambiguous as “Shimmer & Shine”. You never know what is on the way especially when you ask for submissions on a particular theme that leaves a lot of room for interpretation. But as usual, our team has done an impeccable job! 8 Glamcob May 2013 This issue covers the story of Sophia Abella, a transsexual who tells us about her journey from ‘he to she’ and how she realized her dream to become a model. The Fashion & Style column will take you on a trip to the ‘60’s Mod Look’ and what the celeb’s favorite swimsuit trends are. The food section is all about the sharp and tangy food which is sure to make your mouth water and leave you craving for more. In the women section, we have brought for our female readers, the designs by Alexander Vinash. Alex’s designs are a perfect mixture of that trendy oomph and sophistication that you’ve all been looking for. Last is the luxury section which will take you on a ride in the new Skoda Superb, so prepare yourselves to experience all the comfort and luxury; it is going to be the ride of your life! Happy reading!!! Managing Editor Chetna Pundir (twitter @chetnapundir) contents May 2013 14 swimsuit trends 12 perfect glasses 10 â€˜60s mod look 32 bikini fitness tips 35 Glamcob woman 64 movies wrapup hottie pg 50 58 SKODA Superb May 2013 Glamcob 9 style GET THE ‘60s MOD LOOK Image Courtesy: Google â€œ '60s style is back with a bang. Make sure you look the part with this guide on how to get the '60s mod look. Spotted on runways and celebs alike, the '60s mod look is one of the trends you just have to try. â€? Get the look The '60s mod look is all about bright and bold innovative style. Think psychedelic graphic designs and geometric patterns as well as plaid, argyle and check. Bold, bright shades like reds, yellows and cobalt blues and shorter hemlines are also a hit. Go for flirty and feminine touches Pick dresses, blouses and coats with dainty Peter Pan-style collars. For dresses and skirts go for A-line styles that sit above the knee in a bright colour. Body-skimming boxy style tops and jackets with cropped sleeves and cuff details are also a good option. Make a statement Statement jewellery and embellishments are a great way to accessorise this trend. Go for oversized necklaces and rings, bold earrings and bracelets for that perfect mod look. A hint of sequins and big buttons are another way to get the 60s mod look. May 2013 Glamcob 11 intrend FIND THE PERFECT SUNGLASSES FOR Y YOU!! OU!! Heart Face Shape: Tips For Finding Your Best Frame "Heart shapes, like Lucy's, are characterized by a wide forehead, high cheekbones, and a narrow chin. The goal is to find sunglasses that broaden the appearance of your jawline and minimize the width of the forehead. Aviators and oversized frames are perfect for you!" Metal Aviator Gradient Sunglasses in Purple, Tortoiseshell Wayfarers Silvano Toroiseshell / Brown Fade, 12 Glamcob May 2013 Whether you have an oval, round, square, or heart face shape, thereâ€™s a sunnies style for you. Find here which shades are your best !! Square Face Shape: Tips For Finding Your Best Frame "A square face shape, like Lea Michele's, means a broad forehead, strong jawline, and a wide chin and cheekbones. You should look for rounded frames that provide a soft balance to your angular features!" Retro Round Frames Retro Round Metal Sunglasses Plastic Oval Frames Carrera 6004/S Oval Face Shapes: Tips For Finding Your Best Frame “If you’re an oval, like Kristen Stewart, you’re the luckiest of the bunch because this face shape is perfectly balanced! You can look great in just about anything. But you do want to keep in mind that the frames should be sized in proportion to your face. People with oval face shapes tend to have a smaller faces, too, so don’t go for majorly oversized sunglasses!” Modern Cat Eye K_SEA May 2013 Glamcob 13 style Celebs’ Favorite Swimsuit Trends It’s not just about itsy-bitsy bikinis anymore—these stars know how to look hot in all sorts of suits! Who’s your celeb swimsuit match? Vintage—Bella Thorne Vintage—Cher Llyod Bella’s not afraid to shake it up with a super-trendy, vintage-inspired suit! Black-and-white is a chic beachside color combo, plus the retro fit adds some curves to her tiny figure. Cher Lloyd’s girly, '50s-inspired suit looks especially sweet paired with her edgy tattoos! The ruffles are great for filling out ladies with a smaller frame. 14 Glamcob May 2013 Shorts—Lucy Hale For a flawless boho look, Lucy paired fringed cutoffs with a neon, crochet bikini top. It definitely minimizes the risk of a wardrobe malfunction while surfing! Shorts—Selena Gomez String—Jennifer Lawrence On the set of Spring Breakers, Selena and the rest of her costars rocked neon shorts with their string bikini tops. Adding fun shorts in a similar color to your suit gives a little extra coverage but still makes you look totally confident! For girls like Jennifer who are curvier on the bottom, a bikini with thicker bands on the sides is super-flattering. Instead of a busy print, choose a bold neon color—it’s incredibly sleek and slimming! Bandeau—Ashley Tisdale Girls with smaller, well, girls can still rock a bandeau! Just choose one with straps to make sure your top doesn't go for a swim in the ocean. The bright, tribal print on Ashley's suit is a huge trend for summer! Bandeau—Katy Perry This full coverage top paired with tiny bottoms is perfect for girls like Katy who are big chested but have a tiny booty. Thank goodness for bikinis sold as separates! The tie-dye pattern paired with tons of metal jewelry is a perfect look for anyone festival-bound this summer. May 2013 Glamcob 15 Photograph: Dale Bacar cover story sophia abella ..living a healthy lifestyle â€œ..proud to be a transgender woman, the best of both worlds. How do most people react when learning about your lifestyle? Iâ€™d say that people sometimes could not believe that I am living a healthy lifestyle. People who are in the lime light do a lot of insane things. I, on the contrary, have my daily routines that I diligently follow. For instance, I exercise regularly; I maintain a balanced-diet; I am vice-free and my spirituality is fulfilled. When people learn my way of living, they get inspired and motivated to do something similar to change their life. Photograph: Dale Bacar Photograph: Dale Bacar Has anyone given you some really good advice to deal with any negativity, if so what? A wise man once told me, ‘happiness lies within your soul,”. One can have a blissful life if you really want it. In other words, real joy emanates within you. As Vickie L. Milazzo has quoted, “Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman”. Today, I convert negativity as fuel to get to my destination ahead of the curve. Negativity only pulls you down. When someone drags you by being cynical, I just shrug it off. I deem to stay positive at all times because I believe in mantra that ‘positivity begets positivity’. What have you found to be the most positive thing in living an alternative lifestyle? By being an inspiration to other people. I have inspired many people and they have changed their lives because of what they have seen in me. I compose my own quotes which I use to deal my life everyday. I prefer to be levelheaded and rational. I choose to be realistic instead of being nice. This has, often than not, fills the gap in between. The need to know yourself before others. I do however concede that sometimes drifting into cynicism or being a little too inwards is inevitable. Maybe engaging with other people has to be done at certain stages of your ‘self-understanding’ to give some kind of frame of reference (that’s unavoidable, anyway). At what time in your life did you know that you wanted to be a woman? Every little girl has a dream. Mine was to be a beautiful sultry and devilish Maggie Q in a black weather peering out magic weapon. Other than that, I longed to be Angelina Jolie – pouting sexily at the camera, candidly and flawlessly. I was born a bloke! I knew it ever since I started feeling differently towards other boys in our class. They liked dribbling balls in the basket ball court while I just sat and watched them from the side court, desperate to go home to play Barbie dolls with my sister. Unfortunately, I was not born perfect and this imperfection has worried and disturbed me. Yet I was (and still am) kind to my family and friends, worked hard, gained many friends and eventually accepted that my physical imperfection is inconsequential. This may sound condescending but I was endowed with physical attractiveness and although I have an advantage over other transgender because of this, I felt I needed to “change”. I felt the need to change to find what I really yearned for – True Happiness. What I did not realize, was that every change comes with a cost. You turned into a model, is it the thing that you wanted in the life? Absolutely, definitely and positively a showstopper. A super model. Today I value excellence, and wrap my affairs with dignity. I have sizeable energy and vibes in everything that I do along with the fact that I’m very outspoken when in comes to my views on society and sexuality. To have a dream role, a Bollywood version. I think the one Maggie Q played in ‘Naked Weapon’. What is a common misconception about transgendered people that you think other people should know the truth about? It has been difficult. I always believe that if you are scrupulously honest, you stand your ground and you have dignity, then people will respect you. If people choose to despise you because of your sexual choices and you get offended then you let other people to cripple and torment you. You allow them to hurt you. You feel distressed not because it is the truth but because you could not let go of their misinterpretations, lies and gossip against you. May 2013 Glamcob 21 Were you afraid of going through transition? No doubt; it was never easy! Physically, if you want to be beautiful, take the pain. After a few hours you live the way you want it. The need to change became so eminent to me, it was so strong that I became very impatient before, and I have made a decision to stop working and tried to do something completely different. I had heard that there were certain paths through the City of Life, which I looked incredibly interesting and absolutely wonderful. I had heard that some of these paths were full of mystery and danger, but also held the chance of great opportunity. I plan for the next six years, to complete this so-called journey, The Central Path. Photograph: Dale Bacar What did you have to go through before your doctor approved of putting you on hormones/ gender reassignment surgery? I made appointments with a reputable, celebrity surgeon and made several general queries at first, right after extensive research, and real-life testimonies. I then started oral hormone replacement therapy, deep derma penetration. I also underwent cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. I still have procedures on my check list: facial bone reconstruction (facial feminization), vocal chord surgery and Gore-tex Rhinoplasty. How did your family/friends react when you came out? Although they were shocked, they showed support and encouragement. They did not see me less of a person. On a positive note, â€˜Let go of that ego and insecurity. Realizing it and trying to articulate it stops it in its tracks. A daily battle for everyone I think. Photograph: Dale Bacar Do you want to have a family some day? (Giggling) Yes by starting to have a baby cat. It is better to adopt than to buy. I named her Candice. I lathered her with Bvlgari and Lâ€™occitane today! Photograph: Dale Bacar What is the hardest part in dating someone who is not transgendered? The expectations are different. The chances of being misconstrued in so many different things, in so many levels, are high simply because we have different perceptions. Are you 100% sure of your sexuality? Proud to be a transgender woman, the best of both worlds. I am extremely sure of my sexuality and what I want out of life with regard to love: It has to be a man, and an open-minded one at that because if I am with a man a serious with humor and for the sexual intimacy that has become a primal part of my psyche. I cannot get aroused by female genitalia. Doesn’t mean promoting gay porn star or Playboy model makes me a homosexual. Homosexuality can be overt, situational, exploratory and bisexual. Transgender/Transsexual is different from Homosexual, we go by transition, change of passport and we believe that we are woman trapped in a man’s body. This is to say that I don’t like women; I adore women because I am one, if anything it has freed me to love them for the wonderful gender they are, and to truly appreciate them untainted by being one. The interesting thing is because I am so much more appreciative of them, they in turn find me far more attractive than ever, and cannot understand why I can’t I be one of them. But I think you understand why I chose to act more far better, it’s a personal branding. Do you have more of a preference for men or for women? MEN of course! Do I need to think about it? I eschew women, even if someone offers me a billion dollar-prize. What improvements would you like to see happen for the LGBT community in the future? My words are active, alive and powerful. My soul belongs to India. Read the annual Festival in Koovagam, Tamil Nadu, stories of Transgendered people being grope and rape outside the temple. Really sick, and totally breaks my heart into pieces. I give my full support to MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) and to the LGBT community across the globe in any way possible. There is no ‘law’ that someone ought to have a relationship or marry one. Respect their preferences and sexuality, as long they don’t harm other people, in any form or object. Photograph: Dale Bacar food Cheddar: sharp & tangy, gets better with age Sweet Potato Cheddar Grilled Cheese 28 Glamcob May 2013 Sweet Potato Cheddar Grilled Cheese Servings: 1 sandwich Ingredients: 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 slices sourdough bread 3/4 cup (3 ounces) Wisconsin White Cheddar Cheese; shredded 1/2 baked sweet potato; skin removed and cut into 1/2-inch steaks (vertical slices) 1 tablespoon salted butter Cooking Directions: In small bowl or ramekin, combine sugar and cinnamon. Mix well and set aside. Layer half Cheddar onto 1 sourdough slice and cover with sweet potato steaks. Top with remaining cheese and remaining sourdough slice. Butter top sourdough slice and sprinkle half cinnamon sugar mixture on top. Heat medium skillet over medium-low; add sandwich, cinnamon-sugar butter-side down*. Press with spatula and cook 5-6 minutes until cheese starts to melt and cinnamon-sugar starts to crystalize, forming golden crust. Before flipping, butter top sourdough slice and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. Flip sandwich, pressing down to insure even grilling. Cook another 3-4 minutes until both sides are golden brown. Remove from heat and let rest at least 1 minute before serving. *Note: If your pan is too hot, the cinnamon-sugar will burn before it turns into a crispy crust. May 2013 Glamcob 29 Pear & Watercress Soup Ingredients: 1 small baguette1 baguette, sliced on the bias 2 tbsp olive oil 3 large ripe pears, cored, peeled and sliced 1 tbsp butter 3 large shallots, peeled and sliced 2 cups potatoes, roughly 1 large 4 cups chicken broth 2 bunches watercress, about 3 cups 1 cup heavy cream, divided Sea Salt 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese Cooking Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350Â°. Diagonally cut six 1/2-inch-thick slices of baguette for thin croutons. Brush top side of slices with olive oil and place on a baking tray. Bake for 6 minutes or until toasty and browned. 2 Meanwhile, peel and core and slice pears. You should have 3 1/2 to 4 cups. Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until bubbly and browning. Add the shallots and cook 5 minutes or until soft. Add potatoes and pears and then pour in broth. 3 Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Set aside 6 to 8 watercress sprigs for the garnish and add remaining watercress to the soup. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes or until hot. PurĂŠe the soup in batches in a blender until smooth. 5 Return soup to the saucepan and stir in 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Heat until hot. Season to taste. 6 Top each crouton with goat cheese. Ladle soup into six bowls and drizzle remaining heavy cream around soup edges. Place a crouton in the middle and garnish with extra crumbles of goat cheese and a watercress sprig. Serves 30 Glamcob May 2013 fitness be bikini ready!! Before you know it, the winter is gone, spring has sprung, the weather begins to warm up, and you know that bikini season is just around the corner. Before the summer months are upon us, or if you are jetting off somewhere warm for a vacation, try some of these great exercises that are designed to melt away fat and make you look great on the beach. 32 Glamcob May 2013 SQUATS Contrary to what you might think about these, women do not have enough naturally recurring testosterone in their bodies to end up looking like a thick thighed bodybuilder. Squats are possibly the best all round compound exercise there is for burning calories, as they are exhausting to perform, and they build shapely, firm legs and buttocks. The extra muscle you gain will in turn require more calories from you to function properly, so itâ€™s a win-win situation. If you are a complete beginner, start by simply standing on a flat surface with your feet shoulder width apart and arms held out in front of you. Slowly squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor, hold for 2 seconds, and slowly return to the starting position. Try 3 sets of 10 repetitions every day, and you will feel the benefits in a week. STEPS Burning fat is going to take more than lifting lots of weights or hundreds of crunches. Aerobic exercise is very important in helping to burn calories, and should be an integral part of your workout. Stepping is a simple and effective way to exercise, and can be done in the comfort of your own home with minimal equipment. Find a sturdy box that can hold your weight, or get hold of a set of steppers that are designed for this exercise. Standing a couple of feet away from the box, step onto it with your right foot, bringing your left up beside it. Then, step back with your right foot, and then the left. Keep this up for at least 10 minutes, or longer if you can. To add more motion to this exercise, try raising your arms from your sides up above your head when you step up and down, or hold some light weights in your hands. May 2013 Glamcob 33 This is a great way to tone up your tummy and upper thighs; simply lie on your back with your hands raising up your butt a little behind you. With your legs straight out in front of you, lift them up and pretend you are riding a bicycle, remembering to fully extend your legs on each rotation. Count 25 forward rotations before reversing the move and do 25 in reverse. BICYCLE Although this is an unusual one, in that the object is to stay as still as possible, it is a great way to tone up muscles and never fails to get a sweat going! Lying face down on the floor, raise yourself up on your forearms and toe tips, keeping your back as straight as possible. Straight as a plank, hence the name. Hold this position for 1 minute if you can, and donâ€™t let your butt sag towards the floor or raise up â€“ keep your body in a straight line. If you can manage a full minute, make it more challenging by immediately rolling onto your right elbow and point your left arm straight up to the roof, keeping your body straight. This will target the oblique muscles at your side. After a minute, roll onto the opposite side for another minute. THE PLANK 34 Glamcob May 2013 This is a lot harder than it sounds, and is a great exercise for firming up your core muscles, as well as hitting the shoulders and thighs. 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They are hard and transfer heat very well. You can even pop them in the fridge for a really good time! I bought a few from phallixglass.com and they are not only fantastic to look at....but they make me orgasm like I never have before....um...I'll be back in a few! - Nikita 6 My boyfriend is overseas in Iraq and while he's away, I have no choice but to take care of my needs myself...along with the help of a few choice toys. There is value in a few good toys and rechargeable batteries! I like using an adjustable showerhead...I've used it myself on many occasions! Works like a charm every time! Combine the showerhead on your clitoris with a good waterproof vibrating dildo on the G-spot and OMG...you're in heaven! Luckily for me, my man comes home in December and our appetites for love-making are over the top. He'll be in for a wonderful homecoming! I can't wait! - Adrianna 4 3 2 The best tool by far has been my Rabbit vibrator/clitoris tickler. It always gets the job done and quickly if I just want a "quickie." LOL! - Sussane My best advice for women would be to find your G-spot! Seriously, you HAVE to if you haven't already! I masturbated for years trying to find it by myself, and one day I searched and found a very graphic explanation on a web site, tried it and OMG! BEST thing EVER! - Nishthaa My preferred method is to use the pulsating showerhead in the morning. You can change the spray settings, slow or fast, and you can move it around to simulate a tongue. I've had some really good, earth-shaking orgasms this way. Try it—you'll love it! - Jennifer 5 For an intense O, I'll use my small vibe inside me while flicking my bean (best phrase ever) with one hand and teasing my butt with my other hand. Good lord, I'm going to have to go and relieve myself in my office bathroom now! Enjoy yourselves, ladies! -Sheena Kaur 1 And for number one… two of our readers recommended the very same product…. Three words: Hitachi Magic Wand. Get it at drugstore.com. Use a towel between it and your privates because it's pretty strong. The thing works quickly, too. - Erica Payne May 2013 Glamcob 47 relationships Image Courtesy: No Strings Attached When you feel stuck between a rock and a hard place in a relationship, when you feel â€˜corneredâ€™ by the confusions brimming in your mind, write in to us! Cornered is an attemptto help you decipher the mess you are in and hopefully disentangle it. If you want to share your concerns with us, simply drop in a mail at email@example.com. You have figured out by now that we will keep your identity a complete secret. Q. This is a little complicated. I am in love with this man in my colony. He is 27 years old. He is just absolutely wonderful and absolutely hot. I am 18 years old. But my parents still consider me to be a kid. Last week when my parents had gone out for the weekend, he asked me to go over to his place. At first we were just cuddling and watching TV, then suddenly he kissed me. I had never been kissed before. But the kiss felt right. One minute we were kissing, the next minute I had climbed onto him and things started getting steamier. Ever since then I can’t wait to meet him alone. I love it when he kisses me and touches me. I feel guilty that it makes me feel so good. Also I am constantly scared that if my parents find out they will have him arrested or something. He keeps assuring me that we are both adults. He also suggested that we lay off the making out if I am so scared. But I can’t seem to have enough of him. Am I a nymphomaniac? A. Whoa! Slow down! Unless and until you feel like making out with every man in your colony, or at least half the men in the colony you can ease out on considering yourself as a nymphomaniac. You just have found a guy who knows how to respect a woman and her expectations and he makes you feel good about being you. I repeat, slow down. You know what they say about temptations? They make you greedy. You must learn to control them. Give your relationship some bitter-sweet memories along with some passionate ones. Take time to understand each other and in some years you can commit your relationship to a more serious status. ..ask hitesha Q. I have been in love since I was eight years old. My mom and dad are always traveling, so they hired a nanny to look after me. She was 14 when she came to look at me. It was love at first sight. I followed her everywhere and everybody thought it was really cute. As I grew up, I realized that my feelings for her were just deepening as time passed. By the time I was ready to go to college, I did not need a nanny anymore but she stayed on just the same. Last New Year eve my parents had gone to a party and it was just her and I at home. We kissed! It was my first but hottest kiss. Things have just gotten hotter ever since. We can’t seem to wait for my parents to go on a trip so we can be with each other. The thing however is, I think for her it is all about sex. We have never spoken relationship or love. I don’t know what to do next? Do I tell her how much I love her and that I want to marry her? Or should I just let things be? A. I forget, how old are you again? If you are still old enough to need a nanny, you are definitely not old enough to talk marriage! Or at least your parents are going to think so. Even before you confess your desire to marry her to her, consider letting your parents know you have grown up and don’t need a nanny anymore. Then, evaluate the situation once again before you take any decision which could alter the course of your life. ?? ?? Q. There is the boy in my colony. He keeps spreading rumors about me. Some weeks ago he spread a rumor that I had gone on a date with him. Then it was that he and I gone to the movies together. Then it was how I was the first woman ever to ride his bike. Now it is that I have invited him to my sister’s wedding. I haven’t! I don’t know why he does this? Is he psychotic? Should I complain to the police? Should I confront him and talk to him? My boyfriend is not going to like this and my parents are going to kill me the minute they find out! A. If you are feeling threatened by him, you must complain to the Police. However most of his rumors seem to be more like hints. It is as if he is trying to ask you out. He must really like you. It would not be a bad idea to confront him with a couple of friends and demand an explanation for his actions. Let him know that you have a boyfriend already that might break his heart but it could also deter him. May 2013 Glamcob 49 hottie Name: Saurabh Kushwaha Age: 24 Place of birth: New Delhi Stats 40” 32” 34” Education: Post Graduate Other interests: Acting, playing piano, workout. Dream role: Al Pacino in “Scarface” and Ranbir Kapoor’s in “Rockstar’. Favorite actor: Aamir Khan, Al Pacino, Leonardo Di Caprio, Ranbir Kapoor and Robert De Naro. Favorite actress: Anne Hathaway, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Stella Adler. Favorite directors: Imtiyaz Ali, James Cameroon, Karan Johar, Rajkumar Hirani and Steven Spielberg. Favorite models: Arjun Rampal, Jon Kortajarena and Sean O’Pry. Favorite designers: Raghvendra Rathore, Rohit Bal and Varun Bahl. Favorite films: Fight Club (Brad Pitt), Rockstar (Ranbir Kapoor), Scarface and 3 Idiots. Style Statement: White shirt / polo t-shirt with dark blue denims along with wooden brown leather chappals. If you would like to be featured as a hottie, send us your bio and pictures Send us your views, opinions and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org Or tweet us on twitter @glamcob HUNKY DORY May 2013 Glamcob 51 Previous work: Fashion Model (not updated) · Signature IPL Fashion Tour After Party Shows 2012 with Designers like Manav Gangwani, Samant Chauhan, international fashion designer Bibi Russell etc · Levi’s Show (Day1 –Denims + Day2 Uppers) Apr 2012 · North Eastern Cloths Handicrafts and Accessory Show, Govt of India for Liza Varma · E-commerce shoot for websites snapdeal, jabong, 99 labels, Fetise, Fashion and You, Pepperfry etc. · Wills Fashion Week 2012 show for Designer Rohit Bal. · Levi’s Show – Line Collection, Feb 2012 · Magic of Gifted Hands Show by Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India. · Editorial Marie Claire, December 2011 issue. · Signature La Finesse 2011 Shows – Pool Model for Preview + Shows · Levi’s Show – Summer Line Collection, November 2011 · Van Heusen Men’s Fashion Week 2011, Shows for designer duo Varun Bahl - Karan Johar and also show for Abraham – Thakore Collection. · Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2011 for designer Rocky S. · Fashion parade at DLF mall Saket, walked for Jack and Jones clothing’s. · Levi’s Show - Spring Line Collection, August 2011 · Fashion parade at DLF mall Saket, walked for Arrow clothing’s. · Business/ Corporate shoot for online stock images company http:// www.stockimagebank.com · Shoots of Carlton London T-Shirts for online shopping portal for men. · Levi’s winter line collection presentation show, May 2011. · Ramp show for Designer Kunal S Indian ethnic wear collection. · Ramp show for am:pm - Ankur & Priyanka Modi at Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week 2011 · Commercial shoot for Optima Watches for HS18 · Shot for Online Fashion Magazine ‘Y’, Jan 2011 issue · Adjudged under # 7 contestant at Mr. India International 2010 event. · Fashion show/Ramp of ESPIRIT f/w collection 2010 at Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi. · Corporate commercial shoot for Maruti Suzuki Zen Estillo. Actor Currently doing theater workshops in Mumbai under the guidance of a brilliant team of Theater Professionals Pvt Ltd, Mumbai Theater performances on ‘Gumnaam’ & ‘Dr. 420’ directed by Mr. Varun Narain Worked in a short movie ‘A Nightmare’ directed by Mr. S. Gusain. Model Training Trained & Graduated from Elite Model Management School, New Delhi where with modules like Ramp Walk, Theater, Photo Posing, Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup, Dance, Diet & Nutrition, Social Etiquette and others. luxury 58 Glamcob May 2013 SKODA SUPERB The key concept of every Skoda vehicle is basically to produce a blend of power, performance, luxury, safety and design. What else is required? The first Skoda superb was introduced in 1934 with the aim of providing a luxurious limousine. It was the first v8 version in Skodaâ€™s fleet.Modern superb was produced in 2001 on Volkswagen Passatâ€™s platform. May 2013 Glamcob 59 Exterior If you are spending Rs 20 lakh, then you can’t compromise looks and that’s what a luxurious sedan should appeal. Its front chrome grill attracts eyes even if it is standing still. This chrome grill is of international level and easily comparable with any entry class BMW, Audi and Mercedes. Round shaped Skoda badge sits in the middle of the thick chrome band above the grille. Just below the grille, hangs the number plate which authenticates your presence. seatbacks completely folded. Two foldable hooks and six load anchoring points in the luggage compartment. With the rear centre armrest lowered, passengers can access the luggage compartment, allowing for easy reach into the boot without exiting the car. The Keyless Entry Start and exit System (KESSY) function seamlessly integrates multiple technologies that let you access the car and operate motor ignition without ever taking the vehicle’s key out of your pocket. The grille is flanked by quadrangular Bi-xenon headlamps. Fog lamps with cornering functions are also present on either side of air dam. Twindoor – Variable Fifth Door Opening: This multi-function system enables either a small or a large tailgate opening to facilitate easy loading – unloading of small and large baggage. The rear of sedan comprises of a Jumbo Box Storage Compartment for extra storage. 565 litres Luggage Compartment. SKODA Superb comes with 565 litres of boot capacity, expandable to 1,670 litres with rear Electric Sunroof: A convenient dial operation slides open the sunroof completely or in stages as per the comfort of the occupants. Interior Interior chrome package for Superb includes chrome front and rear door sill trims, chrome trim on instrument cluster, chrome trim on the dashboard, chrome trim on gear lever console, chrome frame on reading lamps and rear centre console and chrome trim door handles. Climatronic air conditioning with electronic regulation allows setting different temperatures for driver and passenger seats catering to the atmospheric need of individual passengers. Hold the Umbrella A unique wet case in the rear left door is designed to hold the umbrella, irrespective of whether it is wet or dry. CatVision and Diffused Footwell Lighting. Comfort Safety Gearshift control on the steering wheel allows simultaneous steering and engine control without the need to take your hand away from steering wheel. The cruise control system maintains a constant speed once it has been set, and eliminates the need to constantly put pressure on the accelerator pedal. AFS headlight control system changes the geometry of the light beam, adapting the light pattern on the road to different driving situations. SKODA audio player with 6.5" LCD TFT colour touchscreen. Superb’s central infotaintment system comes with SKODA Swing audio player with 6.5'’ LCD TFT colour touchscreen. The climate control system automatically adjusts temperature, direction and volume of air in the passenger cabin. An angled foot rest - Lounge step at the rear attaches to the textile floor mats and provides a comfortable position to rest feet on. Rear seat passengers can conveniently keep track of time and outside temperature through a discreet digital display on the rear centre console. Retractable screens on rear windows and rear windscreen ensures comfort by preventing the Sun’s rays from entering the cabin. After ignition is switched off, a new immobiliser code is automatically stored in the key, making it very hard to detect the code and securing the car from electronically aided smart thefts by not allowing the engine to start if the codes do not match. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) of SKODA Superb prevents the vehicle from skidding caused by hard panic braking in wet and dry road conditions. Parktronic sensors probe the space around the front and rear of the car to determine the presence of obstacles and accordingly generates audio warning signal which helps to make better judgement. Active front head restraints provide active protection against injury of neck in case of an impact from behind. Eight Airbags including Rear Side Airbags are provided in the sedan. In case of an accident, airbags inflate almost immediately to cushion occupants thereby reducing the extent of occupant injuries. E n g i n e & Performance Skoda Superb Petrol Ambition is powered by 1.8L turbocharged TSI in-line petrol engine mated with six speed manual gearbox that churns out a peak power of 118 Kw @ 4500-6200 rpm along with a peak torque of 250 Nm @ 1500-4500 rpm and offers a displacement of 1798 cc. This direct injection fuel system engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 8.4 kmpl on city roads and 12.6 kmpl on highway driving, however the company claims that it delivers 13.1 kmpl. Skoda Superb Elegance 1.8 TSI, Automatic and Manual transmission variants of Skoda Superb, is powered by1.8L TFSI MT in-line petrol engine which churns out maximum power of 118 Kw @ 4500-6200 rpm, peak torque of 250 Nm @ 1500-4500 rpm and displacement of 1798 cc. This turbocharged engine is mated with 6 speed manual gearbox or 7 speed automatic, DSG, with Tiptronic manual gear changing facility and Dual mode automatic with sport function. The dual option transmission system in automatic variant is very convenient to use for the driver and gives Skoda Elegance AT a competitive edge. This petrol engine manages to draw a mileage of 8.4 kmpl on city roads and 12.6 kmpl on highway drive. Love it for: Excellent feature like seat heater, tiptronic gear, spacious, Stylish look > Clever dual-opening boot > Loads of space > Bargain price tag Avoid it for: Low fuel economy, high maintainence cost. > Some may be put off by the badge > Conservative styling > Not exciting to drive 62 Glamcob May 2013 drive drive May 2013 Glamcob 63 movies wrapup Shootout At Wadala Release Date: 3 May, 2013 Genre: Action, Crime Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Kangna Ranaut, Mahesh Manjrekar, Manoj Bajpai, Ranjeet, Ronit Roy, Sonu Sood, Sunny Leone, Tusshar Kapoor. Summary: Shootout at Wadala will dramatise the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead, which took place at Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Sangam Nagar, Wadala, Mumbai on 1 November 1982. Bombay Talkies Release Date: 3 May, 2013 Genre: Drama, Romance Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ranbir Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Rani Mukherjee, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Saqib Saleem. Summary: Bombay Talkies is a tribute to Hindi cinema on completion of 100 years. The movie will be having four short films, directed by Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee. The music is composed by Amit Trivedi. Chhota Bheem Release Date: 3 May, 2013 Genre: Fantasy Summary: On an invitation from the King of Bali, Bheem & his friends head out to Bali to attend the crowning ceremony of their Prince. On their way, Raja Indraverma tells them about beautiful Bali, and the kids are super excited to visit this land of unlimited landscapes. But before they can reach Bali, the kingdom is captured by evil Rangda who also arrests the king & queen of Bali. However the little Crown Prince manages to escape and alliances with Bheem to take on Rangda, the evil witch who wants to rule Bali. Rangda is a very powerful villain, and has Leyaks as her army who cause destruction and disease among the people and animals. Now, it is upto Bheem and his friends along with the Prince to take on, fight and defeat the evil witch. 64 Glamcob May 2013 Go Goa Gone Release Date: 10 May, 2013 Genre: Action, Comedy Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Puja Gupta, Vir Das. Summary: Go Goa Gone is a Hindi zombie film, starring Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Puja Gupta in lead roles. The movie is directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. Gippi Release Date: 10 May, 2013 Genre: Comedy, Romance Cast: Divya Dutta, Riya Vij, Taaha Shah. Summary: Gippi is the film directed by debutant Sonam Nair. The film features a new face - Riya Vij, a 13-year-old girl from Delhi. It is releasing on May 10. Aurangzeb Release Date: 17 May, 2013 Genre: Action Cast: Amrita Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Rishi Kapoor, Sashaa Agha, Sikander Kher. Summary: Aurangzeb is an upcoming Hindi film starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Arjun Kapoor, Sashaa Agha and Swara Bhaskar in the lead role. The movie is directed by Atul Sabharwal. Jackie Shroff, Rishi Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Sikander Kher are also playing pivotal roles. May 2013 Glamcob 65 I Donâ€™t Luv U Release Date: 17 May, 2013 Genre: Romance Cast: Chetna Pande, Murli Sharma, Ragesh Asthana Ruslan Mumtaz. Summary: I Don t Luv U, directed by Amit Kasaria, is a different love story of the present generation. I Love NY Release Date: 24 May, 2013 Genre: Comedy Cast: Kangna Ranaut, Navin Chowdhary, Prem Chopra, Reema Lagoo, Sunny Deol, Tannishtha Chatterjee. Summary: The film is a story of one night and takes a turn when something happens between both the couples and Sunny finally lands up in a relationship with Kangana. Zindagi 50 50 Release Date: 24 May, 2013 Genre: Drama Cast: Arya Babbar, Atul Parchure, Murli Sharma, Rajpal Yadav, Riya Sen, Supriya Kumar, Veena Malik. Summary: Zindagi 50 50 is a story of special dreams of a common man. And to fulfill those dreams, he has to struggle a lot, but sometimes they gets it easily and sometime he has to lose everything. 66 Glamcob May 2013 B.A. Pass Release Date: 24 May, 2013 Genre: Drama Cast: Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Rajesh Sharma, Shadab Kamal, Shilpa Shukla. Summary: B.A. Pass is a story about a 19-year old small town guy, Mukesh (Shadab Kamal) comes to Delhi. The death of his parents leaves him running out of money, and soon he find himself caught in the burgeoning male prostitution culture in the city. He meets Sarika (Shilpa Shukla), an unhappy housewife and his aunt, the film follows their changing relationship, and their false hopes. Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke Release Date: 24 May, 2013 Genre: Comedy Cast: Adah Sharma, Anupam Kher, Chunky Pandey, Dev Goel, Juhi Chawla, Rati Agnihotri, Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Vaswani. Summary: The film is the story of two best friends who on one New Year s night decide to travel from Mumbai to Pune. But a trip that should only take a couple of hours ends up becoming an all-nighter, with whacky events keeping them on the road and preventing them from reaching their destination. In the end they realize they love each other, but all the way its more of a friends fun trip. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Release Date: 31 May, 2013 Genre: Romance Cast: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin, Ranbir Kapoor. Summary: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is said to be a tribute to the cinema of Nasir Hussain, who directed classics such as Dil Deke Dekho and Teesri Manzil. May 2013 Glamcob 67 Photograph: Dale Bacar