Harper's Bazaar March 2016 - Page 28

Bazaar CONTRIBUTORS MAKEUP ARTIST 28 MAKEUP ARTIST MAKEUP ARTIST After giving up working in the financial world in 2010, she became a makeup artist and has since worked on print campaigns, television commercials, and with some of the biggest names in Bollywood. For this issue, she does the hair and makeup in ‘Spring Rebellion’ (pg 226). What is one thing you would change about yourself? My height. I wish I could grow taller! What would your alternate profession be? Bartender. Name a person with whom you would trades lives for a day. This girl I randomly met in Greece while travelling. Her name is Sasha Chapman. All she does is travel to islands and live there for months. She eats good food, dives, swims in the sea, sun bathes, and does lot of yoga. She seems really happy! Which is the one area of your home you wouldn’t renovate, and why? The backyard. It’s just cosy and perfect for high tea. PHOTOGRAPHER With a BA in French literature and a masters in film studies from La Sorbonne University, Paris, Granger is a French photographer who is currently based in Mumbai. He turns his lens to the balance between tradition and technology in ‘Indian Independence’ (pg 70) and ‘Hand in Hand’ (pg 278). What is one thing you would change about yourself? The rate of my heartbeat. Which famous character is your alter ego? Sal Paradise from Jack Kerouac’s On The Road. What would your alternate profession be? A shepherd in Sicily (staring at goats cools me down) Name a person with whom you would trades lives for a day. Tom Waits in Down by Law is someone I wouldn’t mind being for a day, yeah. Which is the one area of your home you wouldn’t renovate, and why? “Home is whenever I am with you”... It needs renovation, big time. One of India’s most revered hair and makeup artists, Verma honed her craft at Blossom Kochhar’s beauty school in Delhi, followed by a stint at the Vidal Sassoon School of Hairdressing, London. Over the last 20 years, she has worked with some of the most prominent faces and talented photographers in the country. She works her magic on a male model in ‘Dude Looks Like A Lady’ (pg 163). What is one thing you would change about yourself? Nothing, really. I’m quite happy with myself. Which famous character is your alter ego? No alter ego. I don’t believe in alter egos. I’m inspired by people in my life and all over even if they’re not famous. What would your alternate profession be? I’d be in a creative profession where I would get to express myself. Don’t really know. Can’t imagine my life any different. Which is the one area of your home you wouldn’t renovate, and why? My bedroom. After all these all these years I’ve finally got it right. It’s my sanctuary and my space. ä IMAGES: COURTESY NAMRATA SONI, SANDHYA SHEKAR, JIMMY GRANGER, DEEPA VERMA A graduate of the Delamar Academy of Makeup in London, Soni won the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) award for her makeup design in Om Shanti Om. Here, she does the hair and makeup for Sonam Kapoor in the cover story (pg 238). What is one thing you would change about yourself? I would strive to be a better human being everyday, as there is always room for improvement. Which famous character is your alter ego? The Mask—would love to be carefree and happy all the time. What would your alternate profession be? Pilot. Name a person with whom you would trades lives for a day. My dad when he was younger so I could have gotten to spend time with my grandfather. Which is the one area of your home you wouldn’t renovate, and why? My room; it’s my favourite place. It helps me relax.