Closet Confidential: 7 Minutes In Clothes Heaven With Nikhil Thampi

Closet Confidential: 7 Minutes In Clothes Heaven With Nikhil Thampi

Anushka Mulchandani
Nikhil Thampi & Anushka
Nikhil Thampi & Anushka

We already know what all our well dressed Bollywood celebrities have in their closets. They get snapped so often, we’re sure we have a picture of almost all their clothes. We also know that they don’t dress themselves. They all have designers making clothes for them and stylists matching everything from their accessories to their shoes. So what we wanted to know was what those clothes whisperer’s had in their own personal closets – they make and style such great outfits, their own personal style has got to be something to look at, right?

So when I walked into Nikhil Thampi‘s house, all set to ask him all my closet questions, he opened the double doors to that wardrobe heaven and gave us a peek at what his daily clothing routine looks like.

Nikhil Thampi's Closet
Nikhil Thampi’s Closet

Here are all his closet quirks:

1. Favourite Piece Of Clothing

It’s a vest from his first collection and he says that anytime he doesn’t know what to wear, that’s the first thing he picks. And how cool is the back!?

Vest by Nikhil Thampi
Vest by Nikhil Thampi

2. Vintage Find

He bought an old-school trunk from the streets when he was in China on holiday.

Vintage Trunk from China
Vintage Trunk from China

3. One Hand Me Down

A Roberto Cavalli scarf that he “borrowed” from his father.

Roberto Cavalli Scarf
Roberto Cavalli Scarf

4. An Outfit He Wears The Most

More often than not, you’ll spot him in a comfortable pair of dhoti pants and a basic tee.

Nikhil Thampi
Nikhil Thampi

5. Favourite Pair Of Shoes

He bought these studded sandals from Zara and when his Christian Louboutin shoes aren’t away getting repaired (one of the studs recently fell out), these are his favourite.

Zara Sandals
Zara Sandals

6. Favourite Accessory

These Mykita sunglasses are his most treasured and most expensive buy. He travelled everywhere looking for them and landed up finding them at a store in Delhi.

P.S. These are the same ones Carrie Bradshaw wears in Sex & The City 2

Mykita Sunglasses
Mykita Sunglasses

7. A Closet Must-Have

It’s a classic, well fitted black blazer. Everyone should have one, he says.

Nikhil Thampi
Nikhil Thampi

Nikhil might be behind some of the most beautiful celebrity looks we’ve seen in the magazines and at parties today, and it’s not wonder because the man’s got some great style!

Watch it all unfold today on MissMalini’s World on TLC at 5pm