Here’s what Elle India’s editors are obsessing over this month
From fashion to books
Beauty masks that would not seem out of place in Breaking Bad, books that reveal Bollywood secrets… there’s a lot that has caught the attention of ELLE India’s editors this September. Here are the products, trends and new launches that we’re currently raving about.
The Legends of Bollywood: Actors today have welcomed us into their personal lives via social media. But back in the day, they were an enigmatic lot. This book by Raaj Grover (translated by Suchitra Iyer) gives us an insider's view of Bollywood in the '80s. I'm looking forward to reading about what Bollywood personalities were up to when not being papped.
EUME's backpack: I always lug around too many things in my bag, whether I'm holidaying or just commuting to work. Which is why I'm totally digging EUME's new backpack — it comes with an in-built massager. My lower back is going to be grateful.
Architectural hooks: Jasem Pirani and Huzefa Rangwala of Muse MART have created a series of architectural wall hooks inspired by iconic buildings such as Mondadori Building by Nieyemeyer, Le Corbusiers' Assembly Building in Chandigarh and Charles Correas' Kanchenjunga. The minuscule representations of these amazing structures are made out of birchply — they are digitally manufactured and assembled by hand. These to-scale miniature marvels on the walls beautifully double up as hooks for your hand bag, a scarf, a belt or even a watch.
Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Mask in Hydro: I’ll admit it: I have a masking addiction. And what better way to get it than a bizarre face mask that hydrates skin and makes you look like a creepy scientist? This DIY Korean one involves mixing a fluid and powder in a fountain Coke-like container (to activate ingredients) and instantly transforms into a creamy texture on shaking. Then, it dries up to a rubbery finish and allows you to peel it off in one swoop to reveal smooth, hydrated skin. Think Breaking Bad, but beauty.
TonyMoly's eyepatch: I'm obsessed with K beauty brand TonyMoly's Panda's dream eyepatch because it helps with relaxing the under eye area, plus you look like a baby panda when you wear it. It's all wins here.
Orseund Iris: I am in love with the dreamy silhouettes the brand is known for, from satin scrunch up slip dresses to Victorian blouses.