Media entrepreneur and philanthropist Zarina Screwvala transformed the male-dominated Indian media landscape when she co-founded the wildly successful production company UTV in the 1990s and shocked the industry again when it was sold last year to The Walt Disney Company for a staggering $450 million. With the same determination and conviction she’s now tackling rural impoverishment in India through Swades Foundation, the charitable initiative she founded with husband (and UTV co-founder) Ronnie Screwvala.
Growing up in the gorgeous gardens of The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts with concierge on speed dial, corporate food and wine consultant Aishwarya Nair lives a life most people could only dream of but it’s also a life that comes with enormous expectations, one she steers with unique style and dedication.
The Internet has created a wealth of opportunity for young women eager to start their own business, empowering them to not only reach millions but make millions. Today, some of the most respected and followed figures in the makeup industry are young beauty vloggers, blush wand-wielding girls who made names for themselves with homemade how-to videos that went viral on YouTube. Cosmopolitan delves deeper into the foundation of this phenomenon.
The Business of Fashion sat down with American designer Tory Burch at Central Saint Martins in London to discuss how she built a billion dollar brand, what she learned along the way and her advice to women entrepreneurs.
Kate Spade New York has once again reaffirmed their role as pioneer in the digital fashion space with the creation of the world’s first shoppable video advertisement for the holiday season, “It’s The Glitter Things That Count.” While Juicy Couture and ASOS have previously created shoppable videos, Kate Spade New York is the first to promote shoppable banner ads, in a bid to engage customers with what are typically dull, overlooked digital ad spaces. It’s a natural step forward in the cut-throat online marketing game for Kate Spade New York, whose strong presence and deep level of engagement across various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube has won them millions of fans and customers.
Lucy Feagins, founder of Australia’s most popular design blog The Design Files, launched the 2013 edition of The Design Files Open House this weekend, where every piece of furniture, art and décor in a beautiful manor in Melbourne was up for sale.
Much-admired Australian plus-size model Robyn Lawley is redefining traditional notions of beauty in the fashion industry with her sexy full-bodied photoshoots and refreshing embrace of all things delicious on her social media accounts. Her appropriately-titled Tumblr, RobynLawleyEats has become so popular it will soon be converted into a book by Random House Australia. Don’t miss gorgeous shots of delectable dishes from her kitchen, from restaurants she frequents around the world and images from around the web that inspire her.
While in Kochi for the Kochi Muziris Biennale Press Conference announcing the 2014 Biennale’s curator, our founder Marissa Bronfman got acquainted with the city’s quaint cafés and heritage spaces.
SEE GORGEOUS KOCHI THROUGH MARISSA’S EYES ON INSTAGRAM.