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Features 62 TARUN TAHILIANI A tête-à-tête with one of the most celebrated Indian designers of our time and his vision for the Indian bride.

78 SUNDARA Erin Zaikis takes on hygiene related illnesses with a simple and super solution to promote hygiene education around the globe.

Event designer and master of beautiful spaces Aarij Hashmi gives a lesson in Karachi weddings to remember.

106 CREATIVE CLASS A fresh elegant wedding styled by Bridélan featuring some of our favourite designers to inspire and awe.

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS THIS PAGE: ASHWIN & JHALAK OF SHADES; OPPOSITE PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: HSY AT PFDC L'OREAL PARIS BRIDAL WEEK, EMILY ROSE WEINSTEIN, TARUN TAHILIANI,AROLINA KURAS (SEE INSIDE STORY FOR COMPLETE CREDITS)

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TRENDS

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Rang Report

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Cooler hues prevail - our picks for the colours to see and be seen in.  15

STYLE

Runway Report

Designer Confessions

Check out runway hits from bridal couture to party wear and casual chic.  16

6 talented designers share their secrets and inspirations with Zardozi.  48

Swatch Watch

The Beautiful & the Damned

Things are burning up with our rich and regal fabric choices this season.  36

Trends We Love Get the look and shop our curated trends straight from the runway to you.  38

Step back to a dark and beautiful time reminiscent of the Victorian era.  52

Chaitra Prasad An illustration inspired by classic romance and vintage India.  67

BEAUTY Behind the Cover: Dark & Stormy Go behind the lens to learn about our cover shoot and how to get the look.  12

Beauty Lust List Enhance your face with celebrity makeup artist Namrata Soni's trade beauty secrets.  68

Spice Cabinet Fight adult acne with this simple, all-natural DIY turmeric facial.  70

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NEWS Fabric of India The U.K.'s Victoria and Albert Museum tells the rich heritage of the Indian textile industry.  80

Tides of Change Nasima Akter breaks taboos in Bangladesh and pursues her dream to surf.  82

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Bindi Power

Rina's Wishlist

How a powerful round little bindi is saving lives one dot at a time.  85

Steal the look of the glorious Taj Lake Palace Hotel for your own home with Rina's picks.  72

WEDDINGS

Hate Copy

Gurpreet & Sabir

Learn how Pakistani-Canadian artist Maria Qamar uses pop art to empower women.  74

This couple lends their own elegant touch to the traditional Punjabi Sikh wedding.  92

Yasmin's Wishlist

Mamta & Sanjay

Simplify your life with these fun and exciting gadgets for life and home.  76

Jet off to Jaipur, Rajasthan for a vibrant, ritzy and bombastic celebration.  98

Bouquet DIY

PHOTOGRAPH CREDITS CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: HATE COPY, KP KAUR OF HENLEY & CO., STUDI0 @ SARA BAIG DESIGNS, A.K. SANDHU (SEE INSIDE STORY FOR COMPLETE CREDITS)

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Sara Baig Designs shows you how to create a stunning bouquet to present to your BFF bride.  104

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Zardozi traveled to the motherland recently. For some of our team members it was the first time to India. But something about being there felt like home.There was a sense of belonging, in a place that we had heard about so many times and one, which we use as constant inspiration for Zardozi. India bombarded us with a blur of colour, sights and sounds. From the runways of the Lakme shows to the beautiful blend of East and West style seen on the streets of Mumbai and the traditional chaniya cholis and arms full of bangles in the narrow gullies of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Even the women picking up trash along the seaside wore colourful saris and smiled brightly, taking pride in their work to keep their city clean. In the village school, the little girls had pretty nose and ear piercings. Beautiful fashion inspiration lies everywhere in this mysterious place. It was like taking a step back into time, while also seeing the full force of modernity, melded together in a perfect balance. In Porbandar, Gujarat, we saw walls covered with murals about women's empowerment, urgining passersby to uplift the girl child. Women in South Asia are fighting to break the mould. Like the first female surfer in Bangladesh or the women in slums bringing sanitation practices to their families and communities. Our trip brought us back home with a renewed desire to bring you the most interesting stories and latest fashion trends. Whether it is a trip to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or one of the many other countries where we find the South Asian diaspora, Zardozi women are embracing many cultures while staying true to their South Asian roots and continuing to push the boundaries of Zardozi woman power. We hope to continue to bring that blend to you our beloved readers, who always inspire us with their stories of courage and strength. From Top: Zardozi's Whispers fashion film shot by The Love Studio, murals in Udaipur, woman collecting garbage near the beach in Porbandar, Gujarat

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RINA CHANDARANA JOHN Editor-in-Chief editor@zardozimagazine.com


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editor-in-chief managing director

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creative director

yasmin hakim

copy editor

keya modessa

photographers

karolina kuras ashwin & jhalak of shades studio at sara baig designs kp kaur of henley & co. a.k. sandhu

stylists

vipoositha gnanenthra little black sari nisha kundnani bridélan india

make-up artists

ashley readings namrata soni sanjay yadav

models

amna bazergan azura skye vandenberg disha patani nayaan chaudhary

a special thanks to

fashion design council of india pakistan fashion design council amazon india edelman india lakmé india

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Left: Known for her appreciation of art and a love for ballet, photographer Karolina Kuras delicately hand painted backdrops for our cover shoot's stunning set.

Elite Management model Amna Bazergan takes on film for our cover shoot in Cabbagetown, Toronto

Image by Karolina Kuras

Above: With a nostalgic pride sense of pride for shooting on film, we captured all images with the Linhof. One of the oldest still-producing camera manufacturers in the world, Linhof dates back to 1887.

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dark & stormy B E H IN D T H E COVER

As the evening darkened and the wind softly howled outside, our team of talented artists got together and made magic within the walls of an old victorian home in Toronto's historic Cabbagetown, a unique suburb dating back to the 1840s. Curated by Ashley Readings and 12

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styled by "& for love", the looks drew inspiration from an elegantly dark depression like era and almost ghost like appeal.This month's cover, shot by Karolina Kuras, focuses on the beauty and elegance of a bygone era. Embrace the elegance on pages 48 – 56.


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FAL L 2015

Rich jewel tones, blues and neutrals ruled the runways. Here are the colours for fall...

AMETHYST ORCHID Pantone 17-3628

CASHMERE ROSE Pantone 16-2215

OAK BLUFF Pantone 16-1144

BISCAY BAY Pantone 18-4726

REFLECTING POND Pantone 19-4326

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LEFT TO RIGHT: (FRONT) RITU KUMAR, ASHDEEN (BACK) NIKHIL THAMPI, ASIFA & NABEEL, ALI XEESHAN THEATER STUDIO   17


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SANA SAFINAZ PFDC L’OREAL PARIS BRIDAL WEEK

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SONAAKSHI RAAJ LAKME FASHION WEEK


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NARENDRA KUMAR LAKME FASHION WEEK

ANUSHREE REDDY LAKME FASHION WEEK

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MANISH MALHOTRA LAKME FASHION WEEK

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SAHIL KOCHHAR LAKME FASHION WEEK


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NEETA LULLA LAKME FASHION WEEK

KARMA PFDC L’OREAL PARIS BRIDAL WEEK

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SONAAKSHI RAAJ LAKME FASHION WEEK

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SAIRA SHAKIRA PFDC L’OREAL PARIS BRIDAL WEEK


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NOMI ANSARI PFDC L’OREAL PARIS BRIDAL WEEK

DIVYA REDDY LAKME FASHION WEEK

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SANGRIA LAKME FASHION WEEK

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THE HOUSE OF KAMAIR ROKNI PFDC L’OREAL PARIS BRIDAL WEEK


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RINKU SOBTI LAKME FASHION WEEK

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ANUSHREE REDDY LAKME FASHION WEEK


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AMMARA KHAN PFDC L’OREAL PARIS BRIDAL WEEK

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SANIA MASKATIYA PFDC L’OREAL PARIS BRIDAL WEEK


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swatch watch The hottest fabrics to be caught wearing this season...rich in texture, luxurious to the touch

BROCADE

VELVET

Dating back to the Middle Ages, this pattern has transformed through the centuries

This tufted woven fabric has a luxe silken finish, perfect for these cold temperatures

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Stitches of metal, thread, pearls and sequins create the most exquisite patterns


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SILK DUPION The most well-known silk in India, Silk Dupion has a textured effect created when two silk worms spin cocoons close together.

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THE KALIDAR KURTA "Kalis" or panels are sewn together to create a wide flare in this kalidar kurta, a Punjabi style garment.

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1. ATSU Off-white Lace Pleated Long Dress $408; 2. SURABHI ARYA Red Birds Motifs Zipper Jacket $151; 3. SACHIN & BABI Inori Dress $695; 4. BIBHU MOHAPATRA Go With the Flow Dress $2,375; 5. NEEDLE & THREAD Embellished Chiffon Top $220; 6. AHARIN India Blue Leaf Embroidered Kalidaar Kurta with Pants $707; 7. PRABAL GURUNG Floral Embroidered Coat $3,295; 8. THE PURPLE SACK Blue and Silver Embroidered Clutch $73

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1. GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Floral-Jacquard Crepe Dress $4,340; 2. EMILIA WICKSTEAD Purple Esther Long Sleeved Maxi Dress $405; 3. PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI Ruffle-Detailed Blouse with Silk $640; 4. MADHURI PARSON 23K Yellow Gold Enamel Diamond Ring $3,800; 5. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Victorian Button Ankle Boots $1,175; 6. MOTHER OF PEARL Stretch Silk Etienne High Neck Dress $995; 7. SONAAKSHI RAAJ Aqua Silver Bead Embroidered Slit Sari $1,335

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VICTORIANA From the 1830s to 1900s, Victorian silhouettes shifted constantly from the use of crinolines to bustles and finally wasp waists.

FAIZA SAQLAIN

fit for a queen

THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

Victorian era ruffles, high neck blouses and delicate lace have a ladylike allure with a distinctly modern edge. 41


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hippie chic GETTING GROOVY

Flutter sleeves, patchwork, fringe, velvet and chunky boots take inspiration from the 1970s. 42

BLOCK HEELS Channel your inner Zeenat Aman and go sky high with chunky block heels.

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PATCHWORK Popular in the 70s, this trend made a comeback on the runways of Derek Lam, Valentino and ChloĂŠ.

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1. ANITA DONGRE Peach Bell Sleeves Crop Top and Apricot Hand Woven Skirt $2,119; 2. ZIMMERMAN Esplanade Colour-Block Silk-Chiffon Dress $630; 3. DOLCE & GABBANA Patent Leather Ankle Boots $1,295; 4. DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY Linen Denim Pencil Skirt $495; 5. MAIRA Gold Plated White Semi Precious Stone Fringe Square Earrings $63; 6. BURBERRY PRORSUM The Small Alchester Leather Bowling Bag $ 2,595; 7. ASHIMA LEENA Persian Orange, Burnished Gold and Midnight Blue Lehenga Set $4,318; 8. RIDHIMA BHASIN Maroon and Gold Floral Embroidered Cape and Palazzo Pants $502

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3 1. KATIE ERMILIO Draped Off The Shoulder Sleeve Gown $4,750; 2. CUSHNIE ET OCHS Green Velvet One Shouldered Dress $1,395; 3. LOVE TO BAG Red Crown Clutch $108; 4. ROSIE ASSOULIN White Merino Wool Cold Shoulder Sweater $995; 5. EMILIA DE LA MORENA Paloma Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress $960; 6. CHHAVVI AGGARWAL Green Embroidered Peplum Jacket Lehenga $479; 7. RIDHIMA BHASIN Red Floral Sequins Embroidered Anarkali Suit $628

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ANARKALI Dating back to Mughal times, this flared dress was popular among the mujra dancers of the era.

ARPITA MEHTA

dare to bare

SEXY SHOULDERS

Go ahead and give them the cold shoulder. Flash a little skin with these shoulder-baring looks. 45


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BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY Madsam Tinzin's designs focus on delicate hand embroidery and silhouettes, which flatter the curves of Indian women.


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STARLET WITH A HALO

The ladies of Madsam Tinzin – Madhuritu Dutta (MAD), Saumya Sharma (SAM), Tina Bhardwaj (TIN) and Stanzin Dazes (ZIN) – have helped many brides realize their vision of simple modern style. Aside from dressing the everyday modern woman, one of the kindest celebrities they have dressed is none other than Sonam Kapoor. “It was really easy for her to be convinced with our outfits as her sensibility matches our brand," says Tina. "Also, she is a perfect model size so fittings were hardly an issue with her. Last, but not least, seeing your creation looking splendid on anyone makes one really satisfied!”

2 FAIRYTALE WEDDING VENUE According to bridalwear designer Prathyusha Garimella, "India is a beautiful country and there is no shortage of breathtaking locations. Some of my favourite venues are Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur and the Taj Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur. They are truly fairytale like and beautiful."

confessions

Fashion designers spill on the muses, destinations and shopping obsessions that inspire them. Here are a few of our favourites.

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3 GUIDING LIGHT Art Karat founder Asha Kamal Modi sees her husband as the driving force behind her. "He had

the vision 30 years ago of creating a line of jewelry on silver that is so beautiful, people will let go of their irrational obsession with gold. Now the semi-precious jewelry market has grown into a full blown industry."

Peacock feather necklace by Art Karat

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HIGH STREET FASHIONISTA Quirky print queen Aarti Vijay Gupta has an affinity for high street stores like Zara, H&M, Promod and Aldo. “I like everyday casual wear. I love to live comfortably in my basics. Also the feel of the pieces is nice, easy to wear and easy to maintain for great style.” Aarti Vijay Gupta 50


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MUSIC INSPIRED DESIGN Observation is the key to Munkee.See. Munkee.Doo.'s designs. "Our day-to-day lives — the people we meet, the things we see around us, the places we visit, etc. The process for most of our collection starts with a feeling, music (influences a large part of our designs), brainstorming and bouncing ideas off each other. During this session, both of us suggest ideas on a particular topic until we come to the conclusion that the concept is feasible

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LONDON CALLING London holds 431-88 designer Shweta Kapur’s heart. “Most of my formative years as a designer were based in that city. The fact that it is so diverse and in turn a melting point of so many cultures, really changes your perception when it comes to designing. Besides the fact that it is a fashion capital, the way the people express and

431-88 Fall/Winter 2015

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tarun tahiliani

ZARDOZI CAUGHT UP WITH THE MASTER OF

INDIAN COUTURE, TARUN TAHILIANI, TO LEARN ABOUT HIS VISION FOR THE MODERN BRIDE.

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Where did you grow up?

I was six or seven. I won the best artist prize

I am an Indian who was brought up with a

at school. My professor told me it’s great, but

strong English influence and live by the mantra

where will you get in life drawing high fashion

of India Modern. I grew up in Bombay, in a

models? The journey has been wonderful.

post-colonial, socialist India, where the elite

Your designs juxtapose heritage and

clung to Jesuit schools and piano lessons and the craft of India shriveled up from a lack of design innovation and proper patronage. Slowly, a new philosophy began to develop out of this bleak environment, one that was awakened to India’s truly great heritage and one that understood that contemporary design could give India’s rich traditions a new voice and, thus, a new resonance.

modernity. How does Indian culture influence your designs? Art, architecture, interiors, history, travel, Maharajas; my inspiration comes from many things. Sometimes it’s from beautiful inlay work I have seen in a fabulous monument. Other times my inspiration can be something as simple as a beautiful kanjeevaram weave.

My father sent me abroad to pursue a degree in Business Management from The Wharton School of Business. After returning to India, I saw a vast potential in the fine clothing and couture industry that was evolving in the country and in 1987 I opened India’s first multi-designer boutique, Ensemble along with Rohit Khosla and my wife Sal. From the very beginning, I was attracted to the draped form. The sari, as worn on the body, is an incredible influence on me because of the way it wraps and moulds on different people. Describe the first time you sewed or sketched a design. I have always sketched fashion from the time   63


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Ultimately my inspiration comes from India’s rich traditions of craftsmanship, particularly when it comes to things like embroideries. Nothing is more amazing than a beautifully executed, intricate, fine technique. Who is the Tarun Tahiliani bride? My bridal couture imbues the bride with elements of romance, mystery and sensuality. The Tarun Tahiliani bride loves quality and fit and knows style is not just what one wears, but how one wears it.  They live in their heritage and yet they are also modern.  They are individualistic and flexible as time changes. The brides draw their allure and confidence from the Tarun Tahiliani brand — which is a modern Indian love story and romance is

What trends do you forecast for 2016?

at the very center of its aesthetic. It’s all about

The person and the personality of the

Indian culture, craft and all it stands for —

bride is of paramount importance.  We lean

opulence, romance, passion and seduction.

towards the traditional and the spectacular.

What defines your brand's aesthetic?

Clothes have to have lightness and a comfort

The Tarun Tahiliani brand has set out to create the ultimate India Modern.  We are a brand with a view in the present moment, but ultimately much steeped in the Indian traditions of draped form and the techniques

about them because someone will be in it for hours.  Vibrant colours, gota, zardozi and tiny winks of Swarovski, are essential for the ideal wedding outfit, no matter what is chosen.  Above all a lot of layering.

that millions of Indian craftspeople imbibe with I’m still an advocate of the saris for the pheras, love. The silhouettes combine western notions

though now almost the entire country has

of cut, construct and finish, but using Indian

switched to wearing lehengas because they

heritage and craftsmanship.

also find it easier to sit up and get down.

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At the sangeet, I think, that’s the one thing in which lehenga suits best because there is nothing prettier than to see a lehenga in motion, twirling when people are dancing. For the reception, I think the current silhouette in vogue is the long coat worn over a slim, but full lehenga, nothing too voluminous, but again I think a modern day anarkali and a beautiful sari drape works best because if it is fantastically draped. When it comes to the colour, there is no ‘it’ colour. Brides should only wear what suits them and are

Above: Bride Archana wearing Tarun Tahiliani, Image Credit The Lightsmiths

confident carrying off. Bridal trends are moving away from blingy and multi-coloured ensembles to a more sophisticated palette of creams, beiges and golds with red. In our latest bridal collection, I have worked with a varied colour palette, which includes renditions of gold, ivory, jade, red, cobalt, soft blush, powder blue and black.   65


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his piece by

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reminiscent of Indian royalty’s

decadent days, particularly the opulent jewelry worn by the Nizams of Hyderabad. Prasad also looks to vintage Indian photographs, sumptuous designers like Sabyasachi and historical fiction such as White Mughals by William Dalrymple to illuminate her work. Photographers including Paolo Roversi, Prabuddha Dasgupta and Steve McCurry are amongst her favourite inspirations for colour, feel or mood.  Trips to museums such as the MET and Rubens in New York and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem help spark her creativity. In the end, it is Prasad’s infatuation with classic love stories which drives much of her art. CONNECT @chaitra.prasad


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With over 13 years of experience, award-winning make-up and hair artist NAMRATA SONI shares her biggest beauty secrets with us. Known for working with some of Bollywood’s finest, like friends Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, this beauty guru knows how to enhance the best of each person’s individual features using the right products. When asked what drives her passion, it’s simple — “enigmatic people who want to try new things”.

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Add a teaspoon of haldi (turmeric) powder to a little water or yogurt.

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Combine until it becomes a thick paste.

3

Apply the paste to acne areas or even scars.

4

The longer you keep this natural mask on, the better the results. But if you sleep with the haldi on, use old bedsheets because this spice can cause yellow stains.

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POP ART PRINCESS ADD A LITTLE MASALA AND MASTI AND THAT'S WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU SEE MARIA QAMAR'S COMICS. SOMETIMES CONTROVERSIAL AND ALWAYS CHEEKY, HER ART IS DRAWING A LOT OF BUZZ AROUND THE WORLD.

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amar knew she wanted to

draw when

and North American culture. “I was born

she was a little girl. “I started com-

and raised in Pakistan to a Gujarati mother

peting against other kids in my art class and

and a Bengali father,” says Qamar. “I moved

realized this was something I truly enjoyed

to Canada when I was nine, so I've grown up

doing,” says the 24-year-old. "I also love making

constantly comparing and living among the

people laugh, so the two talents worked in

two lifestyles.”

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Qamar blends the two into an interesting mix that tackles topics like sexism, dating and


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Z A RDOZ I G IV E S

sundara soap with a mission MOST OF US START THE DAY FEELING FRESH.  A SHOWER WITH SOAP IS PART OF OUR DAILY ROUTINE. HOWEVER, UNILEVER ESTIMATES THAT CLOSE TO 70 MILLION PEOPLE IN INDIA ALONE

W

DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO SOAP. ashing hands with soap is

Zaikis says close to two million kids die each year in the developing world because of preventable hygiene related illnesses like diarrhea and pneumonia. “Soap is a low cost, low technology way to save lives and empower children to take their health into their own hands,” says Zaikis. Sundara runs a soap recycling program in

an effective

way to prevent childhood death,

Mumbai, which has a population of 19 million, over half of which lives in slums. Sundara has

according to Erin Zaikis, founder of Sundara:

partnered with luxury hotels in the city to

Soap with a Mission.  Soap, which kills germs,

collect their used bar soap and local slum

is also cheaper than vaccines, medications and

residents process and sanitize it so that it can

clean water initiatives.

be used again. The soap is then handed out

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in slum schools and in rural villages outside the city. So far over 15, 000 bars of soap have

Image by Emily Rose Weinstein

been donated, which also keeps soap waste out of Mumbai's landfills. The organization also trains teachers and community leaders about hygiene so that they can pass on helpful information to local kids and their caretakers. Sundara runs other hygiene related projects in Myanmar and Uganda. The backbone of their work is the women they recruit. “Women are passionate about creating a healthier future for their children,” says Zaikis.

cleanse the world

Click to learn more about Sundara Fund and what you can do to help prevent hygiene related illnesses. Donate or volunteer at sundarafund.org

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M US E UM E X HIB IT

THE FABRIC OF INDIA Most of us remember looking in our Mom’s sari closets in awe as kids, hoping to one day wear something from her colourful and classic wardrobe. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England is bringing that love for Indian textiles to its Fabric of India exhibition running from October till January, 2016.

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The Fabric of India is supported by Good Earth India, with thanks to Experion and Nirav Modi.

Much of India’s textile heritage has survived thousands of years, even through British imperialism. Mahatma Gandhi used the fabrics as a symbol of unity for the Indian people. Exhibiting more than 200 textiles from the silks of Assam to the cottons of Bengal, visitors will get a glimpse into India's many cultures and climates. Pieces include fabrics used

Above: Gold embroiderers by Shivashanker Narayen, ca. 1873, British Library Center: Rabari jacket, cotton embroidered with silk, Kutch, 20th Century, Victoria & Albert Museum, London Far Left: Wall hanging (detail), cotton, Gujarat for the Western market, ca. 1700, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

in religious places and royal palaces, which co-curator of the Fabric of India exhibition, Divia Patel, says showcases the rich world of

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TIDES OF CHANGE SOMETIMES TAKING THE PATH LESS TRAVELED CAN LEAD TO SOCIAL PROGRESS

N

asima

Akter is surfing on a tide of

first surfer gliding along the waves. From that

change. T   he 19-year-old Bangladesh

moment on, she was determined to give it a

resident ran away from home at the age of

try. She asked Alam to teach her to surf and

nine and has been supporting herself ever

although she picked up the sport easily, it was

since and living on the streets.

the challenge of breaking society's taboo of

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women going into the water, that Akter found the most difficult.


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Some community members cheered her on as she rode the waves, but many were discouraging. Some men even dropped out of the surfing club.  Akter turned a blind eye to defeat and went on to win the annual surf contest at Cox Bazar, one of the longest, unbroken beaches in the world. Today there are close to eight girls between the ages of eight and 16, who Nasima has inspired to surf. Image by Jordan Dozzi/PhotoSF

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hang ten To learn more about Nasima Akter, watch her documentary and contribute to help get it completed.

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WOM E N' S H E A LTH

bindi power THE LITTLE RED DOT IS SAVING LIVES,

I

ONE BINDI AT A TIME. n India, 350 million people

are at risk of iodine

deficiency, which can cause brain damage and

birth defects in unborn babies. Many women within rural India suffer from this deficiency because of a lack of access to a common ingredient — iodized salt. Grey for Good, the philanthropic arm of Grey

The bindis are not only fashionable, but are also very

learn more

Watch an educational video about the Grey Group's life-changing iodine bindi.

Group, came up with the iodine coated Life

affordable at ten

Saving Dot, the Jeevan Bindi.  The bindi, if worn

rupees for 30 bindis,

over eight hours, can deliver enough iodine

which enables this program

through the skin to reach the daily amount

to reach a greater population of Indian women.

needed for a woman. The NGO Neelvasant Medical Foundation and

Grey Group Singapore was awarded a gold in Product Design, a silver in Lions Health,

Research Center teamed up with Grey Group

two bronze in Lions Health, a bronze in PR

and was able to help get the bindis out to almost

and a Lions Innovation Award for its Life

30, 000 rural and tribal women.  The initiative is

Saving Dot campaign during the 2015 Cannes

also supported by Talwar Bindi.

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CELEBRATED KARACHI-BASED EVENT DESIGNER AARIJ HASHMI HAS TRANSFORMED ALMOST 100 EVENT SPACES FOR PAKISTAN’S ELITE. FALL UNDER HIS SPELL WITH US AS WE TAKE A WALK THROUGH HIS ENCHANTED WORLD. What drives your passion for events? I love transforming spaces, probably because of my background as an architect.  There is nothing more gratifying than hearing people gasp and say "wow" the minute they walk into one of our spaces.  As soon as I wrap up an event I'm itching to design another one!

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What is your professional background?

for over four years was the Freedom Tower at

My formal education comes from a Bachelors in

Ground Zero in Manhattan.

Architecture (B.Arch.) from Cornell University

The most extravagant and/or unique

and an MSc from Columbia University.

wedding element you worked on?

During my time in New York I worked as an

That would have to be a 6ft double swan harp

architect for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP,

that I created in fiberglass. It was for a black

an American architectural, urban planning and

tie event with an enchanted forest theme. The

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HASHMI'S TIPS ON

KARACHI WEDDINGS

An invite for 9pm means it's ok to turn up at 10:30pm  Ÿ An invite for Mr. & Mrs. means of course — bring your kids  Ÿ Elaborate wedding cakes are all the rage these days — personally I don't know why Ÿ  The trending theme has been an English or French garden  Ÿ  Events can range from 200 to 1500 people  Ÿ  On average there are at least 3 wedding related events  Ÿ During the busy event season people often have multiple events to attend in one night The key things that people do in the thirty minutes one spends at an event when event hopping are: MEET THE PARENTS for a quick hello  Ÿ TAKE YOUR PICTURE with the bride and groom as proof you were there  Ÿ  DISSECT what the bride is wearing  Ÿ THEN...SNEAK AWAY while no one is watching to your next event

CONNECT @Aarij_1

studioaarijhashmi@ gmail.com

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between two 12ft trees covered in cherry blossoms and hanging tea lights.  The idea was to create an illusion of fireflies.  The separate entrances of the bride and groom, especially at the mendhi, are always fun too. I have seen people enter on camels, horses, cycles, rickshaws and elevated platforms. Which big names have you worked with? Earlier this year I was asked to conceptualize and execute the mendhi event for one of Pakistan’s leading actresses, Sanam Saeed. She was a delight to work with! Sanam wanted an intimate Bohemian chic mendhi and it has been one of my favourite events to date. I have worked with Nida Butt, one of Pakistan's leading theater directors, known for bringing Grease and Mamma Mia to Pakistan. I have also had the privilege of working very closely with Pakistan's legendary fashion designer Maheen Khan. I have done a few shows and photo shoots with her where I was in charge of set design and art direction.

THE FACTS What it takes to design a swanky soiree for Karachi's elite

$50K The most extravagant wedding budget he's worked with

10 Number of years as a designer in New York & Karachi

$22K-27K Average cost of decor for a high-end wedding in Karachi   91


Gurpreet & Sabir e

ENCHANTED VENUES, TRADITIONAL SIKH VOWS AND A FAIRY TALE GOWN SET THE STAGE FOR THIS ELEGANT AFFAIR

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watch now

Go behind the scenes of Gurpreet & Sabir's traditional Punjabi Sikh wedding

GURPREET BRAR & SABIR AHLUWALIA Wedding: Pubjabi Sikh; Location: Toronto, Canada

S

ometimes you just have to

have a little

faith and that is exactly what Gurpreet

other feel. It wasn’t long after that Sabir took Gurpreet’s hands during a walk through a

& Sabir had when they embarked on a blind

nearby park and told her that, "to the world

date set up by a mutual friend.  To their

you may be one person but to me, you are

surprise, they had met “the one”.  As their

the world." Remembering this moment still

love story continued they found themselves

so vivid in her mind, Gurpreet tells Zardozi,

discovering new and beautiful characteristics

“That’s how he made me feel then and

in one another and the way they made each

everyday since."

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Sabir proposed to Gurpreet during a walk in a local park

THE RIGHT DRE SS GURPREET SAW THE SABYASACHI LEHENGA WHILE BROWSING DELHI COUTURE WEEK IMAGES WITH HER DAD, SAYING, "THIS IS IT! HE HAS EXCELLENT TASTE AND AGREED."

"We had taken time to learn what the four Sikh vows meant. That really allowed me to concentrate as we made our rounds." — Gurpreet   95


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BEST ADVICE "My best friend told me not to look around at everyone when I first walked in, but to focus on Sabir. That's exactly what I did throughout and it helped me stay calm and grounded in the moment." — Gurpreet 96


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GURPREET BRAR

+ ♥

SABIR

AH L U WAL I A

I'm a sap for LOVE STORIES — the whole day was SURREAL as I've never been the type to crave a lot of attention.❞ THE BRIDE ON THE MOOD OF THE WEDDING

Number Crunching

450 The total number of wedding guests

33 The percentage of budget allocated to clothing & jewelry

0 The total number of wedding cakes

TH E M US IC FIRST DANCE "Magic," by Coldplay

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT " There was a moment our photographer KP Kaur captured when I first sat down...I smiled to myself and was in awe of the fact that I was marrying my best friend."

ONE THING YOU LEARNT From the Bride's Perspective Enjoy the moment. It goes by in a flash and it's about your families as much as it is about you, so make sure they feel involved throughout the process.

From the Groom's Perspective

It’s important to maintain patience when everyone is demanding of your time and attention.

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VENDORS Décor Diya Decor - Ricky and Sarika  Henna Shikha  Transportation JD Vintage Cars Photography HENLEY & CO.  Photographer Kp Kaur  Video Digitology  Bride's Fashion | Wedding ceremony Sabyasachi  Mehndi Ridhi Mehra  Engagement Aneesh Aggarwal  Shoes Manolo Blahnik  Reception Oscar de la Renta  Groom's Fashion  |  Reception Armani tuxedo  Shoes Ferragamo  Beauty  |  Hair Alyssa (Anthony Victor Hair Design — Burlington)  Make-up  Preet Bains, Chanel   97


&

�Mamta Sanjay� HALFWAY ACROSS THE WORLD IN THE MAJESTIC DESERTS OF RAJASTHAN, ONE COUPLE ENJOYS THE ROYAL TREATMENT. Photography by A.K. Sandhu


MAMTA TAHILRAMANI & SANJAY NIHALANI Wedding: Sindhi; Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan

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hat started out as a

story of a

friend crush quickly turned into a

story of romance when groom Sanjay swept Mamta off her feet less than a year after reconnecting through friends. From that day forward their friendship quickly turned into a true fairytale romance. 100

THE ME NDHI PART Y WE WANTED A COOL, COLOURFUL AND CHILL MEHNDI. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON LUNCH WITH FUN MUSIC, A PUPPET SHOW AND TAROT CARD READERS, TOPPED OFF WITH STREET-STYLE INDIAN FOOD. THE BEST PART WAS WHEN SUNNY ARRIVED ON AN AUTO RICKSHAW!


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Local Rajasthani folk dancers at the groom's entrance

W HY RAJAST H AN? THE BEAUTIFUL COLOURS OF RAJASTHAN COMBINED WITH THE AMAZING FAIRMONT JAIPUR WERE THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR US AND OUR GUESTS TO ALL BE ABLE TO STAY IN ONE LOCATION AND ENJOY OUR WEDDING WITHIN A RELAXED ENVIRONMENT. WE WANTED TO REMOVE THE STRESS OF GETTING TO AND FROM DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS AND ALL BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES TOGETHER!

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watch now

Sindhis show us how to rock the party in this energetic wedding teaser.

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MAMTA TA H I L R A M A NI

+ ♥

SANJAY N I H AL AN I

HAWAII, VEGAS, SAN FRANCISCO, NAPA. Neither

of us had explored the west coast and we wanted to do it TOGETHER.❞ THE HONEYMOON - WHERE & WHY

Number Crunching

TH E M US IC

250

FIRST DANCE "Save Room," by John Legend

Number of guests flown in from 11 different countries

6 Months it took to plan six events for three days of celebrations

7 Number of outfits the bride wore

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FOR THE BRIDE " Seeing the groom arrive (outside on horseback) just before the ceremony!" — Mamta

ONE THING YOU LEARNT From the Bride's Perspective It’s tough to get people to follow timelines at Indian weddings. Parents are too busy playing host. Regardless, remember it’s your day so it’s OK to be a little selfish!

From the Groom's Perspective

The wedding celebrations are a marathon, not a sprint. I barely rested and lost my voice before the ceremony!

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VENDORS Venue Fairmont Jaipur  Wedding Planner Ravindra Singh  Design & Decor Ramvek Wedding Planners (Dubai)  Stationery The Entertainment Design Company Photography A.K. Sandhu  Cinematography Butterfly Films  DJ Zubair and Bliss  Bride's Fashion | Traditional Sabyasachi  Gown Ayesha Depala  Shoes Christian Louboutin  Accessories Custom by Family Jeweler  Rings Bulgari  Groom's Fashion Sabyasachi  Shoes Sabyasachi  Accessories Sabyasachi  Hair & Make-up Angelique Turner   103


bouquet diy t

We connected with our talented friends at Sara Baig Designs who gave us a one-on-one on how to DIY our bestie's bouquet for her big day. PHOTOGRAPHY BY STUDIO @ SARA BAIG DESIGNS

CONNECT @SaraBaigDesigns sarabaigdesigns.com

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1

2

3

4

Arranging Your Bouquet SUPPLIES

1 Clean stems on the flowers and

person carrying it.  You don't want it to

Floral shears/ scissors, Floral tape, Bouquet pins, Ribbon/twine in colour of your choice, Flowers

remove foliage. De-thorn the roses. Cut

be too big or small. For sturdiness keep

the length of the stems for all the flowers.

adding tape as you add more florals.

Make sure all the stems are about the

3 Once you have reached the desired

same length.

size, begin wrapping stems with floral

2 Pick two or three flowers to start

tape.Try to start 1.5 inches from the

the bouquet.  This anchors the bouquet.

flowers. Leave about 0.5 inches of the

FLOWERS Peonies Ranunculus Roses Dusty miller Skimmia

Start adding flowers and fillers of choice. stem at the bottom (or more depending Mix as many textures (foliage and

on the look you are aiming for).

florals) as possible to create a visually

4 Cover the tape with ribbon and use

interesting composition. Be mindful of

pins to secure. Style your ribbon based

size to ensure it is in proportion to the

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Disha Patani Sari by Sabyasachi. Necklace and earrings by Anmol Jewellers. Haat phool by Vasundhara Nayaan Chaudhary Suit by Hardy Amies. Shirt by Hugo Boss. Lace ups by Kenneth Cole. Belt by Hidesign.


Creative Class e

A rustic Indian wedding par ty held at the grand Great Eastern Homes, a defunct mill in Mumbai, sets the mood for love with a stylish bride and groom who collectively define the new ‘elegant cool.’  We gate-crashed the par ty to bring you these exclusive images. Photography Ashwin & Jhalak of Shades  Style & Concept Bridélan  Hair & Make-up Sanjay Yadav  Set Design & Décor Memorabilis  Location The Great Eastern Homes, Mumbai, India


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Parul Soni Sari by Sabyasachi. Earrings by Vasundhara. Mishti Shirke Lehenga and crop top by Manish Malhotra. Jewellery by Vasundhara. Anushka Zaveri Lehenga and top by Anita Dongre. Nikhil Bhamri Pants by Kenneth Cole. Shirt and shoes by Zara. Ranveer Singh Dua Suit by Brooks Brothers. Shirt by 16 Stitches. Sunglasses by Hidesign. Shoes by Kenneth Cole. Disha Patani Sari by Sabyasachi. Necklace and earrings by Anmol jewellers. Haat phool by Vasundhara.


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Nayaan Chaudhary Suit by Hardy Amies. Shirt by Hugo Boss. Shoes by Kenneth Cole. Belt by Hidesign. Arif Sayyed Suit by Nitin Chawla. Shirt by 16 Stitches. Shoes by Dune.Varun Singh Langeh Suit by Brooks Brothers. Shirt by 16 stitches. Loafers by Dune Prabal Trousers by Zara. Shirt by Bombay Shirt Co. Bow tie by 16 stitches. Shoes by Steve Madden.


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Shreya Shetty Sari by Ridhi Mehra. Jewelery by Vasundhara. Bruna Bralet and Skirt by Payal Singal. Dupatta by Anita Dongre. Jewellery by Aquamarine. Disha Patani Sari by Sabyasachi. Necklace and earrings by Anmol Jewellers. Haat phool by Vasundhara. Ria Lehenga and top by Payal Singal. Earrings by Aquamarine. Anushka Zaveri Lehenga and top by Anita Dongre.


OPPOSITE PAGE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT (Standing) Varun Singh Langeh Suit by Brooks Brothers. Shirt by16 stitches. Loafers by Dune. Sanjay Duseja Suit by Marks & Spencer. Shirt his own. Shoes by Steve Madden. Arif Sayeed Suit by Nitin Chawla. Shirt by 16 Stitches. Shoes by Dune. Disha Patani Sari by Sabyasachi. Necklace and earrings by Anmol Jewellers. Haat phool by Vasundhara Nayaan Chaudhary Suit by Hardy Amies. Shirt by Hugo Boss. Lace ups by Kenneth Cole. Belt by Hidesign. Nikhil Bhamri Pants by Kenneth Cole. Shirt and shoes by Zara. Naman Banthia Jacket by Nitin Chawla. Shirt by Zara. Denims by Calvin Klein. Boots by Dune. Glasses by Versace. Parul Soni Sari by Sabyasachi. Glasses by Versace. Earrings by Vasundhara. (Seated) Prabal Trousers by Zara. Shirt by Bombay Shirt Co. Bow tie by 16 stitches. Shoes by Steve Madden. Bruna Lehenga and Bralet by Payal Singhal. Dupatta by Anita Dongre. Jewellery by Aquamarine. Ranveer Singh Dua Suit by Brooks Brothers. Shirt by 16 Stitches. Sunglasses by Hidesign. Shoes by Kenneth Cole.


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Varun Singh Langeh Suit by Brooks Brothers. Shirt by 16 stitches. Loafers by Dune Ranveer Singh Dua Suit by Brooks Brothers. Shirt by 16 Stitches. Sunglasses by Hidesign. Shoes by Kenneth Cole. Arif Sayyed Suit by Nitin Chawla. Shirt by 16 Stitches. Shoes by Dune. Prabal Trousers by Zara. Shirt by Bombay Shirt Co. Bow tie by 16 stitches. Shoes by Steve Madden. Shreya Shetty Sari by Ridhi Mehra. Jewellery by Vasundhara.


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT (Standing) Shreya Shetty Sari by Ridhi Mehra. Jewellery by Vasundhara. Arif Sayeed Suit by Nitin Chawla. Shirt by 16 Stitches. Shoes by Dune. Renu Jagtiani Sari by Sabyasachi. Jewellery by Anmol Jewellers. Nikhil Bhamri Pants by Kenneth Cole. Shirt and shoes by Zara. Varun Singh Langeh Suit by Brooks Brothers. Shirt by16 stitches. Loafers by Dune. Gulab Jagtiani Suit and shirt by Brooks Brothers. Bruna Lehenga and Bralet by Payal Singhal. Dupatta by Anita Dongre. Jewellery by Aquamarine. Ranveer Singh Dua Suit by Brooks Brothers. Shirt by 16 Stitches. Sunglasses by Hidesign. Shoes by Kenneth Cole. Prabal Trousers by Zara. Shirt by Bombay Shirt Co. Bow tie by 16 stitches. Shoes by Steve Madden (Seated) Nayaan Chaudhary Suit by Hardy Amies. Shirt by Hugo Boss. Lace ups by Kenneth Cole. Belt by Hidesign. Disha Patani Sari by Sabyasachi. Necklace and earrings by Anmol Jewellers. Haat phool by Vasundhara.


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