Fashion editorial: across the border

Who can forget the enticing beauty of Rekha, the legendary protagonist of Mudassar Ali’s “Umrao Jaan” released in 1981. This epic tale of romance and grandeur has till date inspired hundreds of artists, designers and photographers world wide.

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Following suit, this classic beauty has been revived, through the lens of ace photographer Ashish Chawla in an editorial for Hello magazine India, featuring jewelry by Hazoorilal and Sons. And portraying Umrao, is none other than the ethreal Sonya Jehan. How gorgeous does she look! And that breathtakingly precious jewelry smoldered with emeralds, polki and south sea pearls is truly an epitome of vintage regal.

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Photography: Ashish Chawla, Muse: Sonya Jehan, Styling: Amber Tikari, Hair & Makeup: Anu Kaushik, Jewels: Hazroorilal & Sons, Wardrobe: Kotwara by Meera and Muzzafar Ali

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