A great look you pulled off recently What can I say, every day is great….
Text and Interviews by Shirin Mehta, Sitanshi Talati-Parikh.
Photographed By Norbert Kniat (Anima Creative Manage ment), Evren D'souza (Mumbai), Shibu Arakkal (Bengaluru), Karishma Bedi (Delhi).
Realisation by Nisha Jhangiani, Nirali Mehta, Poulomi Dey The eagerly awaited annual Hall of Fame for India’s Best Dressed women is finally here!
There are some new entries on the list, some have been here before and then there are the Perennials – those who rarely put a sartorial step wrong Neha Dhupia For embracing her curves with pizzazz Top accessories There is no better accessory than your own curves!
Having said that, the fit of the clothes should do the talking. Fashion faux pas I wore a shirt for an event and did not realise that with the camera flashes, it would show my inners!
I add an edge with an oversized watch or neckpiece. Local Italian handmade shoes, Louis Vuitton, Giuseppe Zanotti, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, Tod’s, Rapallo, I love them all. I have worn tons of bling to catch everyone’s eye but I have learnt a lot since. Fitness whether it is yoga, Pilates or going to the gym.Foot fetish I choose my shoes first and then my clothes. Great fashion moment At IIFA last year, I did this polka dotted Lanvin gown – it had a timeless look. I have a small passion for cooking and today I can cook up a great meal for four persons.Payal Khandwala For reinventing herself, but remaining true to form A fashion no-no Wearing clothes that are two sizes too small, too tight, too short, too uncomfortable and especially with the wrong type of undergarments.Clothes have to work for you, not the other way around.It’s always nice to leave something to the imagination, a little mystery is nice.Wardrobe staples Well-fitted pair of blue jeans, a long multipurpose scarf I can wear many ways, one comfortable pair of heels and a pair of flats, a Benarasi sari, palazzos, colour blocked separates to mix and match so I can curate my own wardrobe, one wide leather belt, aviators, a string of beads and some vintage silver jewellery. Your favourite fashion eras The grace of the ’20s, the freedom of the ’70s with the androgyny of today. I don’t see the point in wearing something because someone made it, you must only buy it because you love it and it speaks to you in a special way.