Behind closet doors: Nadine Dhody

  • Praachi Raniwala, Mumbai
  • Updated: Dec 24, 2015 12:38 IST
Nadine Dhhody shows us around her closet dressed in a structured white top, white jeans, pearl ear jackets and nude heels (Photo: Sumedh Gupte)

Nadine Dhody is living the fashion-loving woman’s dream — she owns a walk-in wardrobe at her Napean Sea Road residence; she has special designated sections for her shoes, bags and accessories, while the remaining cabinets are reserved for her clothes. As she shows us around, dressed in a structured white top, white jeans, pearl ear jackets and nude heels, she talks about her love for monotone clothes, and more.

Closet staples: “I like wearing monotones, and often add a touch of colour by way of my accessories. I have started gravitating towards pants of late and prefer skirts over dresses. Twinsets are flattering too. I also like wearing structured tops, jumpsuits and maxi dresses. When it comes to Indian wear, I wear my own label.”

Style influences: “My mom (stylist Rita Dhody) has been a big influence. She is an immaculate dresser. I studied in London and the city’s style culture completely changed my sartorial sensibility. Other than that, street style inspires me. I also like looking at Instagram accounts of fashionable women for inspiration.”

Top shopping destinations: “London is one of my favourite cities to shop in. Los Angeles and New York follow as my other top favourites. I always look for unique, unknown boutiques in these two cities.”

(Photo: Sumedh Gupte)

Ace accessories: “I am big on accessories, and invest in classic styles. Chanel is my favourite label for bags. I am really comfortable in high heels. In fact, I can run in them. Six inches is my go-to height and Christian Louboutin is my go-to brand for heels. Also, I can’t leave the house without a watch.”

Never say never: “I never thought I’d give in to the pointy heels trend, but I’ve converted very recently. The same goes for culottes too.”

Home girl: “I’m so dressed down at home and the office (when I don’t have client meetings) that you probably won’t recognise me. I practically live in tights as I find them very comfortable.”

(Photo: Sumedh Gupte)

Beauty diaries:“I am not a make-up junkie, but I love collecting lipsticks and nail polishes as they complete a look. Matte shades in nude, pink and blood red are my top picks for both.”

Most attached to: “I cherish a dark blue-green Chantilly lace sari passed down to me by my grandmother. My mother’s vintage hand-me-downs — a lot of them from Dolce & Gabbana — are prized possessions too.”

Closet envy: “Though I won’t call them my style icons, I think Blake Lively, Olivia Palermo, Rachel Zoe and Kate Moss dress really well. So I’d love to raid their closets.”

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