It’s your first celebratory night out, post-pandemic (or post-vaccination). Where will you go and what will you be wearing?
The celebrations will have to wait until the pandemic subsides, regardless of vaccination status. I enjoy entertaining and am really looking forward to hosting an intimate group, giving friends a reason to dress up again.
Is there an Edmonton or area boutique that’s your first destination when shopping for clothes?
The Helm is not just my haberdashery, it is my retreat with friends.
Is there a special accessory that completes your look? Does it have a story?
It is not an accessory, it is my identity, ethos, honour, and pride. I wear a turban. As an observant Sikh, my turban is representative of my faith and beliefs, and remains a symbol of equality amongst all.
Is there something you’ve worn through the pandemic that you never want to see again?
As comfortable and convenient as they are, I think I’ve had my fill of scrubs! In reality, masks and scrubs will continue for me in perpetuity.
Did you cut or dye your own hair during the pandemic?
Yet another advantage of being a Sikh! We don’t cut our hair!
What is one thing you learned about yourself during the pandemic?
I might actually be able to cook a little!
Did you clean out your closet, edit your wardrobe during the pandemic?
Unfortunately, I was unable to exploit most of my closet over the past many months. I look forward to diving in and taking full advantage soon.
Has there been something you’ve been putting off doing during the pandemic, that you can’t wait to do?
Celebrate my nephew’s birthday with him! While he lives here in Edmonton, we have been practicing social distancing and limiting contact. I also look forward to being able to travel once again. Like many, I had so many trips cancelled, and I can’t wait to fulfill those itineraries.
Dr. Gurmeet Singh is one of Edify Edmonton’s Best Dressed of 2021
This article appears in the April 2021 issue of Edify