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January 10, 2016

Best Dressed 2015: Nira Kehar

Text and Interview by Saumya Sinha. Additional inputs by Nasrin Modak-Siddiqi. Realisation by Ashima Gupta, Tejal Pandey, Shweta Navandar and Chandni Bahri. Photograph by Anshika Varma. Make-up and Hair by Anuj Dogra

For redefining the rules of perfection

Chef and owner of Chez Nini; author of the coffee-table book Eating Stories; soon to pursue a six-month course at the National Gourmet Institute in New York; New Delhi.

Wardrobe peek
A lot of high-waisted everything.

Label love
Rashmi Varma, Comme des Garçons, Dear Rivington (their own label) and Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto.

Investment buys
Invest in your body; for me it’s Barry’s Bootcamp classes in New York.

Will never be seen in
Anything halter.

A sartorial thumb rule
Wear the walk of shame with pride.

While dressing up you hum
Asha Putli’s record — 1001 Nights Of Love.

In your handbag right now
Tinted lip oil from Yves Saint Laurent, wireless earphones and the book that I keep reading over and over, The Untethered Soul.

Dressing your part in your line of work
My work isn’t really fashion-restrictive, unless I’m actually in the kitchen. Then I guess it’s about the least flammable clothes possible, but no uniforms…ever!

Secret to style
Sneakers for comfort all day, and maybe one of my amazing Barbara Feinman hats.

Recent fashion discovery
Common Projects shoes.

A fashion experiment you nailed
Shaving my hair off; big release from vain obsessions with our looks.

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