This week we take to the heart of Bombay amidst all it’s hustle and bustle for an exclusive chat with Beauty Editor of
Vogue India, Parizaad Khan. With a life lived in New York, a fiancé with a passion for cooking and a career housed in publishing heaven, it is no wonder we were keen to grab a moment with this Bombay Beauty! In this week’s We Love Sundays, captured by a city rich in culture and eastern exoticism, - and one that is home to some of the most inspiring fashion and beauty trends - we talk Bollywood, black tea and what life is like behind the scenes at of one of the most globally renowned titles in the industry.
Sunday Brunch Spot:
Indigo Deli at Colaba in Bombay
Bliss out treatment:
The Vishrama massage at any of the Taj Hotel group’s Jiva spas in India. For me, nothing compares to an Ayurvedic massage (I’m not saying that just because I’m Indian!) and this one is truly spectacular. After a deep massage, warm herb bundles are pressed all over to soothe muscles. And I can never get enough of Jiva’s Vishuddhi tea made with basil, lemon and jaggery.
A nice Macallan but in summer it’s definitely a refreshing G&T.
Saturday Night - Dancing till dawn or takeaway and a movie?
A movie and a home-cooked meal - my fiancé is a fabulous cook and some of the best meals I’ve had have come out of our 2x4 square foot kitchen, when we were living in New York.
My Top Five Products on The Urban Retreat Beautique
Favourite day of the week and why?
Saturday; it’s just so full of possibilities.
Top beauty tip:
Figure out how much exfoliation and moisturizing your skin needs so you can keep it clean and fed at all times. Oh god, I’m making it sound like your skin is some sort of pet dog, but it’s so true!
Top general health tip:
I used to be a skinny girl who ate everything I wanted, just because I could and thought I didn’t need to work out. People were always giving me tips on how to gain weight. I’m going to give some advice to skinny young girls because I wish someone had told me this when I was skinny and young(er): Make exercise a part of your life and learn how to moderate your diet when you’re young. Very often, thin people don’t realise how unhealthy they actually are.
Being the Beauty Editor of Vogue India is...
Incredible. I get to be around beauty products all day and often get to meet talented make-up artists, hairstylists and other pros from all over the world; and that’s a reward in itself. But even better than that, is having the chance to influence - in whatever small way - how women in India perceive beauty. Our country is so incredibly diverse, with an unbelievable range of skin tones and hair and body types. There’s a static image of what “Indian beauty” stands for, but really, there’s no one ideal. I hope what we do can help women and men see and celebrate that.
I love to start my day with...
A cup of mildly sweetened black tea brewed with lemon grass and mint with a dash of milk.
Best bit about being in Bombay:
The palpable buzz that some big cities have. It’s the Indian version of New York; inspiring and repelling in equal measure.
Bollywood: Love or hate?
A little bit of both!
Who is your ultimate style icon and why?
The rock and roll girl who looks like she’s just rolled out of bed after an all-night bender. Kind of a blend of Carine Roitfeld and Kristen Stewart, with a little bit of my imagination thrown in.
What are the last three things you bought on your bankcard?
Bioderma’s Sensibio Light Cream, a pedicure and lunch with the Vogue Beauty team.