One of most stunning women in Hindi film industry, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has quite literally conquered the world of beauty.
The former Miss World's eternal beauty exuberates in Harper's Bazaar Bride for August '15 edition.
The 'Evergreen' actor looks royal in Sabyasachi's creation as the magazine celebrates the return of the beauty queen on-screen - timed well to coincide her 'Jazbaa' release this year.
Being the first Indian to embrace Valentino, Armani, Elie Saab, et al, and bringing them to Indian living rooms, to being the only person in the world to have draped a sari on Oprah Winfrey, Ash has been a favorite for photographers.
She is the global brand ambassador of Longines, and one of the international faces of L'Oreal.
The list is never ending and Aishwarya has been an enigmatic diva in this perfect journey.
Bazaar Bride delves into her secret beauty regimes and more, as she reveals all the ingredients a bride needs to look her bridal best on her big day.
Who are the go-to designers for a bride-to-be?
For ensembles that are eternally Indian, timeless, and enriched with our weavers, heritage, go to Sabyasachi. For those looking for intricate detailing and immense luxury and drama, opt for Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. Brides who are inspired by cinema and a celebration of colours, need only to take a look at Manish Malhotra. If traditional research is what you lean towards, Ritu Kumar is the one to go to.
How should brides invest in jewellery?
Choose the jewellery as per your aesthetics, budget, and desire. It's always meaningful and significant to include a piece that will complete the truly 'personal' experience. A family heirloom or a first-ever of your life would make the moment memorable. A classic Longines watch is a must.
What about wellness?
I swear by aromatherapy. Spa treatments with aromatic oils like sandalwood, are great for soothing your skin; chamomile or lavender is great to relive stress, anxiety, and insomina; eucalyptus or lemon grass keep infections at bay; and rosemary endows one with calm and clarity.
How should one care for their hair?
With almond or coconut oil massages, egg and olive hair packs, milk and honey hydrating masks, mayo and avocado moisturising packs, and of course, L'Oreal serums, and Kerastase spa treatments.
Any advice on makeup?
Marriage is a very emotional experience; so waterproof mascara and liner is a good idea. Makeup must enhance you, not shroud you. Keep it fresh to reflect your enthusiasm and energy.
Any home-made secrets one could look to for radiant skin?
A pack with besan, cream, and turmeric, a massage with honey and curd, a banana face mask, and milk and almond oil face packs are a few fool-proof concoctions.
Any finishing touches?
Incorporate mogra in your look. They always evoke that 'something special' feel in both the personal and traditional context.