Bazaar’s all GROWN UP, so wel­come to an AN­NIVER­SARY IS­SUE that cel­e­brates the Grandista in you

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Wow! I just can­not be­lieve it has been three fab­u­lous years of Harper’s Bazaar In­dia. Thanks to our TALL size, this is­sue re­ally is grandly fab­u­lous. Ev­ery year just goes by quicker and quicker, and we are just get­ting grander and grander. In fact, for fash­ion in In­dia this year there is lots to cel­e­brate—we started the year with Ashish N Soni’s 20th-an­niver­sary ret­ro­spec­tive, and he is not alone; there are 19 In­dian de­sign­ers who’re also cel­e­brat­ing mile­stones. So we de­cided to make this the an­niver­sary of all an­niver­sary is­sues and re­joice with them in our ‘Let’s Party’ fash­ion story. And it was while dis­cussing this shoot that we de­cided to call this third an­niver­sary ‘The Grand Is­sue’. We show­case the best of spring in our ‘Run­way Re­port’, and in fash­ion in ‘The New Spring Spells’ fash­ion shoot. We cel­e­brate that Grand Space, the In­ter­net— which is ex­plod­ing with fash­ion blogs, shop­ping sites, and de­sign­ers on Twit­ter! We also tell you the grand­est hid­den shop­ping se­crets of In­dia—and look out for Grand style tips through­out the is­sue, be it Mad­huri Dixit’s beauty tip or Tarun Tahil­iani’s se­crets of liv­ing life grandly. This is­sue tells you all you need to know to be a true Grandista, and live life in true style! In Per­sonal Style, we look at two women from po­lit­i­cal fam­i­lies who look all set to be­come trend­set­ters: there is Pra­ful Pa­tel’s daugh­ter Poorna and Renuka Chowd­hury’s Tejuswini—both com­bine power with panache. Plus we have spe­cial open­ers for each sec­tion. They are all Grand, iconic mo­ments in fash­ion es­pe­cially cho­sen by the team—and all of them de­serve to be framed.

On the cover is a woman who re­ally is the ‘Grande Femme’ of cinema—vidya Balan. See her di­ver­sity in our fash­ion shoot where she sports four very dif­fer­ent looks of the sea­son. A true ac­tor, she car­ries each look with aplomb. She is an ac­tress who’s re­ally do­ing it her way—and in her own style. From Pari­neeta to The Dirty Picture, she makes brave, bold moves in an el­e­gant and quiet way. And we could not think of any­one bet­ter to grace our an­niver­sary is­sue cover. A true plea­sure to work with, here is a woman who truly de­serves all the ac­co­lades she has been get­ting.

Also we look at two of the hottest beauty trends of the sea­son—the midriff and long hair. This sea­son sees the re­turn of flaunt­ing that toned tummy and also of locks that truly rock—both of these re­quire a lot of hard work to get right and to main­tain.

Fi­nally, let me end with my Grand tip of the sea­son—which is sim­ply to en­joy fash­ion— with things that make you feel happy. Of­ten you try some­thing on and it gives you an in­stant smile—now that’s a real buy. At other times you may try some­thing on and not feel that con­fi­dent but think you must have it—that is a ‘now’ trend, and not a buy. The Grand buy is one that com­bines both of these.

En­joy the is­sue. Happy read­ing! And live life like a Grandista!

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