Deepika Padukone's Harper's Bazaar to Janhvi Kapoor's Cosmopolitan India - Let's have a Look at Best and Worst Magazine Covers of October 2019
Best and worst of magazine covers for October 2019 (Photo Credits: Instagram)

October was filled with festivities with Dussehra and Diwali falling in the same month. While a lot was happening in the Bollywood circles and we mean different Diwali parties hosted by various celebrities, there were few other things who kept us occupied as well. As the B-town ladies strutted in style and picked the best ethnic outfits for this festive seasons, fashion magazines too were busy narrating their own tale - which was slightly different or somewhat similar to this festive mood. Kareena Kapoor Khan Glows Bright With Confidence On The Magazine Cover of Femina India Diwali 2019 Issue (View Pic).

Among the many magazine covers that dominate our Instagram feed these days, some are able to shine while others simply fail to have any impact. Gone are the days when Filmfare and Femina would find a place in all your city salons. Today every publication has its own fashion department catering to its loyal customers. While Vogue is able to strike a chord on most of the occasions, its rivals are slowly and steadily finding a place in a market that's otherwise dominated with this big brand. On that note, let's have a look at different covers that we think were the best and the worst of this month. Sara Ali Khan on Hello! Magazine Cover Proves There IS Such a Thing As TOO Much Bronzer!


Vogue India

Mahesh Babu, Dulquer Salmaan and Nayanthara were chosen as the face of Vogue's October issue and we think it was a brilliant movie. It was high time these southern stars get their due on the magazine covers that are literally the talk of the town these days. Their popularity is immense and their glam quotient is undeniable. Though the cover is pretty basic and a bad case of photoshop in fact, we like the theme and idea behind it.


Shahid Kapoor turned the cover boy for Filmfare India's recent edition and we think his mag cover was quite lively. Sasha posing in his blue floral blazer against a bright red backdrop surely makes for a hell of an experience. Sometimes being simple is the key and you can see the wonder it's able to weave.

Harper's Bazaar


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Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) has always held herself with poise. But what emerges now is also confidence, a keen sense of self-awareness. And when she speaks, it’s with purpose as much as heart and authenticity. She opens up to Bazaar about love, movies, and her ongoing fight for mental health awareness. • • • Editor: Nonita Kalra (@nonitakalra) Photographer: Tarun Vishwa (#TarunVishwa) Creative director: Yurreipem Arthur (@yurreipem) Fashion director: Edward Lalrempuia (@edwardlalrempuia) Hair: Florian Hurel (@florianhurel) at Artist Factory India (@artistfactoryindia) Makeup: Anil Chinappa (@anilc68) Production: P. Productions (@p.productions_) Fashion assistants: Parvati Mangal (@parvatimangal) and Shruti Joshi (@shrutijoshi21) Video: Tenzin Tsundoe (@kettlelove) Consulting editor, digital: Ravneet Kaur Sethi (@ravneetkaurr) All clothes: Ralph Lauren (@ralphlauren) All jewellery: ZOYA - a Tata Product (@zoyajewels) Watch: Tissot (@tissot_official) #deepikapadukone #bazaarindia #Bazaaroctober

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Harper's Bazaar prefers being sophisticated in its approach and they would rarely try to think out of the box. Yet, the same thought process works in their favour or is it Deepika Padukone's charm that's doing some extra wonders here? We don't care as long as the final outcome is so damn alluring.


Brides Today


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Guest editors Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla and actor Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) are the stars of #TheCelebrationIssue ✨ Guest Editors: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla (@abujanisandeepkhosla) Editor: Nonita Kalra (@nonitakalra) Photographs by Prasad Naik (@prasadnaaik) Creative director: Yurreipem Arthur (@yurreipem) Fashion editor: Smridhi Sibal (@smridhisibal) Fashion assistant: Shruti Joshi (@shrutijoshi21) Contributing editor: Sandipan Dalal (@sandipandalal) Digital consultant: Ravneet Kaur Sethi (@ravneetkaurr) Jewellery: Orra Jewellery (@orrajewellery) Hair & Makeup: Elton J Fernandez (@eltonjfernandez) Hair & Makeup assistant: Krishna Kami (@krishnakami) Ruby Irani (@ruby_makeupandhair) Production: P Productions (@p.productions_) Actor's agency: Raindrop (@media.raindrop) Location: The Charcoal Project by Sussanne Khan (@thecharcoalproject) #bridestodayin #aditiraohydari #bollywood #indianwedding #bollywoodstyle

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Aditi Rao Hydari turned the muse for Brides Today magazine and her cover was definitely underwhelming. Neither her picture nor the outfit had any amount to 'wow' element to it and we genuinely believe that it had ample of scope to shine.

Cosmopolitan India

Cosmopolitan India is probably the laziest in all publications of our country or probably they don't want to expand their territory. Making their cover girl stand against a solid background is their usual theme and they rarely pick anything different. While Janhvi's smile would be able to sell some copies, their bright white backdrop is what would ideally turn us down!

Man's World


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#Cover ✨ Ishaan Khatter chose to debut in the film industry with Majid Majidi's Beyond the Clouds in 2017, where he played a drug dealer who has to grow up and become responsible when his sister gets arrested. ✨ A year later, he starred in an as-mainstream-as-it-gets romantic drama called Dhadak, which was critically panned but was a huge commercial success. ✨ Khatter's equal parts aloof and out there — we hear nothing from him on Instagram for days and then we're greeted with a drool-worthy picture of his glistening, bulging muscles. ✨ According to the media, he’s dated or is dating all the new debutantes but he tells us that he’s as cheesy and monogamous a lover as it gets. ✨ Just like his career kick-off, Khatter's set to star in Mira Nair's adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel 'A Suitable Boy' on one hand, and in a masala potboiler called Khaali Peeli on the other. It will be exciting to see what path this millennial actor charts for himself in an industry that’s as unpredictable as he is! ✨ October Cover Star - Ishaan Khatter (@IshaanKhatter) Cover Story by Mayukh Majumdar (@TheMayukhSutra) releasing here tomorrow! ✨ Ishaan is wearing: Photo print tee, indigo hoodie, paneled denim jacket, cloud washed denim and extra light sneakers by Lee Cooper (@LeeCooperIndia) Photograph - Rohan Shrestha (@RohanShrestha) Art Direction - Tanvi Shah (@Tanvi_Joel) Fashion Editor - Neelangana Vasudeva (@Neelangana) Hair - Team Hakim's Aalim (@AalimHakim) Makeup by Gladwin James (@Gladwin_James) . . . #MW #Eponymous #ASuitableBoy #IshaanKhatter #VikramSeth #MiraNair #MajidMajidi #MWCover #MWIndia #MWIndia #MansWorld #MansWorldIndia #CoverStar #RohanShreshtha #WearYourMix #LeeCooperIndia #DenimOnDenim

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Interestingly, Janhvi's Dhadak co-star, Ishaan Khatter falls under the same category and for reasons more or less similar. Making your cover boy sit on a stool is so 80s! Why underutilise a talent like him? Elle India did a fantastic shoot with this boy in September 2019 and probably others should learn a cue or two from them.

That's all for this month, we'll be back with a different list curated for the month of November. Toodles.