BEHIND THE SCENES WITH OUR JULY COVER STAR, PRIYANKA CHOPRA JONAS
On the set of our shoot Priyanka Chopra Jonas explained that she’s just as much “a jeans–and–t-shirt girl” as she is “a sexy sari siren.” To accommodate her East-meets-west aesthetic, clothing racks were stacked with popular Indian designers like Sabyasachi Calcutta and Tarun Tahiliani as well as American and European labels such as J.crew, Fendi, and Hermès. Chopra Jonas even brought a few choice accessories of her own, including a pair of musical anklets—called ghungroo bells—that she wore while showing off her best classical Indian dance moves. She also bopped along to hits by her husband Nick’s band, the Jonas Brothers, before ending the day with another flourish: Forgoing a shirt under her traditional sari, Chopra Jonas bared her skin while striking an over-the-shoulder pose. It was yet another sign that, at 37, the longtime Bollywood star feels comfortable embracing her heritage on her own terms. “I’ve always been a big champion of my culture,” she said. “I really want to introduce it to the world in an adventurous way.”
Chopra Jonas in a The Marc Jacobs blouse, Mother jeans, and her own rings
COVER CREDITS Sari Tarun Tahiliani. Rings, her own. Photographed for Instyle by Robbie Fimmano. Styled by Julia von Boehm. Hair: Harry Josh. Makeup: Yumi Mori. Manicure: Pattie Yankee.