The end of this quarantine is not nearly in sight and I’ve been curious about how magazines are still able to publish their cover shoots. However, I am beyond thrilled to see some fashion content in this draught. Anushka Sharma has always been a Bollywood actress in the limelight for her ground-breaking sartorial choices.
Anuskha latest shoot for the July cover of Vogue India was the summer plan we all deserved. And, while we couldn’t jet off on any beach vacations we get to vicariously enjoy the vibe through this stellar photoshoot. Photographed by New York-based photographer Billy Kidd and of course, Anaita Shroff Adajania at the helm of the shoot. This shoot was pulled off a few days before India went into lockdown. Billy Kidd took to Instagram to post his favourite image from the shoot and talked about how he thoroughly enjoyed working with Anushka Sharma, here’s what he said!
Sometimes you get your favourite picture on the cover, and sometimes you don’t. Unfortunately, this didn’t make it into the story, but is my favourite image of @anushkasharma for @vogueindia. We shot in Goa days before my family and I went into isolation. This woman was an incredible partner to collaborate with, up for anything and spending the ENTIRE day with us. Not many actors I can say the same for. Bravo!
On the cover photo, Anushka was styled in a black Hermès swimsuit and a black sheer shirt. The swimsuit featured a plunging V-neck and tassel detailing. Accessorised with bracelets from Isharya and Tohum Design and statement earrings from Hanut Singh. The whole look came together in tandem with the wondrous blue of the sky and water. Anushka clearly amplifies the scenic wonder of the shot. Tousled beach hair by Mike Desir and bronze tones across the face by Daniel Bauer. The hair and makeup complemented the whole vibe perfectly and enhanced Anushka’s relaxed personality.
In this editorial, Anushka talks about her evolution and how peace of mind is of utmost importance to her. Sheree Gomes Gupta worded the cover story that has us pining for more. She further discussed how living in the moment brings her a sense of calm. Lockdown has helped her be more introspective and understanding of the meaning of life now more than ever. She reveals a little more about her relationship with Virat, they often travel to see each other just to squeeze in one meal together. It often looks like their on vacation but almost always one person is always working. It’s evident that she’s been enjoying her lockdown, downtime with hubby Virat Kholi. Can’t stop won’t stop shipping the two of them.
This sunset picture is just flooding me with memories of Goa. In this image, Anushka is styled in Johanna Ortiz and Isabel Marant.
This Dior watercolour jacket and matching crochet bralet is just all the feels of a sunset sky. Anushka’s smile just makes this image so happy and hopeful.
This look from Blumarine is every bit reminiscent of a mermaid, look at the subtle sheen on the trousers. And the aqua blue crop-top is the perfect colour for a beachy look.
This gorgeous over-sized shirt from Etro with bell-sleeves and the paisley print is a perfect mash-up for the Goan environment. The mix of orange, yellow, green and lavender all add to the breeziness of this look. Anushka Sharma seems to fit right into the energy and vibe of every shot effortlessly.
There wasn’t anything to not love about this shoot. The beach, the sand, the wind, the waves, it all came together to tell a seamless story of how much we miss nature when we can’t experience it anymore.
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