The actor’s early alter ego in the 1993 Lehar Pepsi ad had exuded a cool irreverence and a certain mystery. Her character Sanjana — who has nostalgic value now — had, even in that brief appearance in a white shirt and trousers, reflected the confidence of an emerging modern India and spawned several namesakes. However, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s 21st appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, while dominating feeds, also saw trolls liberally taking potshots at her shimmering hooded Sophia Couture gown and her other fashion choices. ANURADHA MAHINDRA, Founder-Editor, Verve, notes how the 49-year-old role model, who has resiliently borne the brunt of naysayers in recent years, continues to stand up to the never-ending onslaught of ageist and misogynistic challenges and considers how she can do more to inspire the generations to come…
As the global skincare market for women experiences a boom, India’s growing purchasing power is seeing astronomical valuations being forecast for the domestic market as well, which includes the retail of international luxury brands. In line with the plugged-in, informed consumer’s discerning shopping strategies, Canada-based beauty aficionado Kastoori Barua offers a comprehensive guide to decoding the price-points of higher-end products
Potent combinations of natural and ethically sourced ingredients make Deyga Organics’ skincare products a must-try
Sprung from the prolific wellness industry, a new breed of natural supplements is having its moment in the mass market. Verve spotlights the powders, oils, tisanes, kombucha teas and pills that have caught the attention of those seeking alternative routes towards inner and outer beauty…
The burden of achieving physical perfection existed long before filtered and Facetuned selfies became ubiquitous. But in this new normal of constantly putting ourselves on display, cosmetic practitioners are seeing an exponential increase in the number of patients, not to mention a broadening demographic. Verve gets four leading specialists to weigh in on the factors that affect the decision to alter the course of nature
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