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Get to know... • Our contributors for the December issue
FINAL COUNTDOWN • JLo’s jungle dress broke the internet (for the second time) and a child prodigy showed us how to put the planet first—these are the 19 moments that defined 2019
GREEN NOTES • India’s first eco music fest is here
WHITE PESTO IS THE NEW PESTO • No food processor, blender or mortar and pestle needed to whip together this ultraluxe sauce.
MUST-HAVE • Your wardrobe just got a new staple—the leather shirt. From different colours to price points, we’ve got you covered
GET SET KYOTO • More reasons to visit Japan’s cultural capital
WOMAN ON A MISSION • She’s a qualified dentist, a model, an actor and now, a successful woman entrepreneur who’s inspiring a generation of young girls who want to make it on their own and on their own terms. That’s Leena Shekar for you. The owner-founder of wildly popular Indian salon chain, The Nail Artistry, firmly believes that well-groomed women are the prettiest. In an exclusive interview with Vogue, she looks back on the experiences that led to her founding her salon brand and discusses the many factors that set The Nail Artistry apart from other salons
IT’S RAINING AWARDS!
ALL DRESSED UP • Itty-bitty hemlines and dazzling sequins are the prerequisites for a power-packed party wardrobe
THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING MECCA • It’s Christmas time! And there’s no better place to pick up the most thoughtful gifts for friends and family, than at Palladium Chennai. With its plethora of luxe brands and infectious Christmas charm, this shopping destination is the happiest place to be this season
CROWD PLEASERS • A look at the party season’s essentials, via the street style of seven It-girls
PARTY STARTERS • Whether an intimate get-together or a New Year’s Eve bash, we have the perfect pairings for sparkling celebrations
BLACK MAGIC • Head to the dark side for these noir novelties
party picks! • A gradient pout, pop-coloured graphic eyes, smoky lids with absolutely no black, or a sprinkling of sparkle—choose your vibe from our favourite looks of the season
STORY HOUR • Everyone’s favourite storyteller Neil Gaiman is working on what might be his magnum opus, adapting the cult-classic comic series The Sandman. And it’s making him contemplative about being a genre-defying writer today, finds Shahnaz Siganporia
BEST ON SHELF • The JCB Prize for Literature highlights outstanding Indian writing. Author and advisory council member Pheroza Godrej interviews this year’s winner, Madhuri Vijay
THE JCB LITERATURE PRIZE SHORTLIST
20 FOR 2020 • Madcap murder mysteries, real-life tear-jerkers, memoirs and more—Tej Haldule picks the most anticipated Indian reads for the coming year
THE ART REPORT 2019 • • ART FOR ALL • ISHA AMBANI PIRAMAL • TAKASHI MURAKAMI • AFFORDABLE ART • BANKSY • PUBLIC ART • TARANA SAWHNEY
MEETING MURAKAMI • Takashi Murakami is undoubtedly one of the most popular artists of our time. With a new solo exhibition in Tokyo that pays tribute to the iconic manga character Doraemon, Japan’s most famous art export is going back to his roots. In an infusion of colour, comic chaos and all things pop, Renuka Modi talks to the artist and discovers that there is definitely method in the madness
COVER STORY • St+art presents...