You don't have to watch many episodes of Top Chef to notice that Padma Lakshmi is extremely polished. That might be an understatement: she's almost imposingly polished. When you stack that on top of being beautiful and very smart, it's not surprising that even the paparazzi rarely catch her looking at all ruffled. At least a small part of that is thanks to her Hermès Birkins, which she turns to more than anything else in her closet.
In a way, the Padma-Birkin duo makes a lot of sense. The bags are also imposingly polished and beautiful, and they're a major marker of the kind of cosmopolitan success that Lakshmi has garnered over her career, which spans from high-fashion modeling to award-winning cookbook authorship and television stardom. Check out all the different ways Padma has carried her Birkins below.