With a multitude of brands under one roof, it doesn’t come as a surprise to see the talent the Westside office houses. So one fine day, we decided to  pay a visit to the Trent office and capture their on-duty attire while quizzing them about the things they own, life hacks and Monday morning anthems to name a few.

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Madhulika Damani
Head, Ethnic Wear

Describe your personal style in one word.
Understated.

What is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?
A beautiful silk Ikat saree woven in off white, black colour with gold hint inherited from mother.

If you’re running late for work, what is your hair/ make-up quick fix?
Moisturizer and lip balm.

Of everything you own, what is your favourite Westside item?
My Ikat palazzos, I am almost living in them.

What is a big no-no when it comes to dressing up for work?
Apparel in synthetic fabrics

Your Monday morning jam?
Hum Honge Kamiyab!

 

On Madhu:

White shirt, palazzo pants and kurta, Westside; Neckpiece and bangles, Amrapali; Watch, Titan; Shoes, Finesse

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Pallavi Chemburkar
Assistant Buyer, Wardrobe

If you were to be stranded on an island, what is the one thing you would like to have on you?
Company!

What is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?
Denim shorts that I cut up in the first year of college.

What’s the best shopping advice you’ve ever received?
If you have to think twice about something, don’t buy it!

If you’re running late for work, what is your hair/ make-up quick fix?
Dry shampoo is a saviour and mascara.

Of everything you own, what is your favourite Westside item?
The black leather backpack from last season.

What is the one must-buy from Westside this season according to you?
Our (Wardrobe) navy culottes jumpsuit that’s out in the spring line.

A new trend you tried at work and totally owned it?
Oversized.

Your Monday morning jam?
Can’t touch this -MC Hammer.

On Pallavi:

Blue blazer, Thrifted; Oversized shirt, Forever 21; Trousers and shoes, H&M; Neckpiece, family heirloom; Belt, Westside

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Kim Pandit
Designer, Womenswear

If you were to be stranded on an island, what is the one thing you would like to have on you?
A swiss army knife.

What is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?
A Zara sweater way back from college.

What’s the best shopping advice you’ve ever received?
Buy both!

If you’re running late for work, what is your hair/ make-up quick fix?
Dry Shampoo.

Of everything you own, what is your favourite Westside item?
A tan bucket bag.

What is the one must-buy from Westside this season according to you?
Denim Culottes.

A new trend you tried at work and totally owned it?
The khaki utility jacket.

On Kim:

Striped dress, bag and denim jacket all Westside; White sneakers, Adidas; Watch, Tissot; Accessories, thrifted; Fitness band, FitBit

Hiten Solanki
Designer, Menswear

What’s the best shopping advice you’ve ever received?
To leave my shirt cuff buttons open for a casual preppy look.

If you’re running late for work, what is your quick fix?
Water for wet hair in place of hair wax.

Of everything you own, what is your favourite Westside item?
Rodeo fit denim from Nuon.

A new trend you tried at work and totally owned it?
An All Saints biker jacket.

Your Monday morning jam?
Billionaire by Bruno Mars.

On Hiten:

Sweatshirt, plaid shirts and denims all Westside; Shoes, Adidas; Watch, Breitling  

 

Kanisha Mehta
Buyer, Menswear

Describe your personal style in one word.
Heterogeneous.

If you were to be stranded on an island, what is the one thing you would like to have on you?
A bottle of Glenfiddich.

What is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?
A batik printed A- line skirt which was inherited from my mother.

What is the one must-buy from Westside this season according to you?
Home décor and accessories.

A new trend you tried at work and totally owned it?
Little black dress with multi-coloured pearls.

Your Monday morning jam?
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi.

On Kanisha:

Washed denim, lace cape, printed scarf and shoes all Westside; Watch, Aspen

Kanupriya Anand
Buyer, Indian Wear

If you were to be stranded on an island, what is the one thing you would like to have on you?
Sunblock! There is nothing worse than being stranded and sunburnt.

What is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?
It is a pair of blue crocheted baby booties which are as old as me. My mom had always held on to it and now my daughter owns them.

When it comes to make-up, what is the one thing you can never be seen without?
My Clinique lip balm.

If you’re running late for work, what is your hair/ make-up quick fix?
A messy bun with attractive hair accessories always works on a bad hair day.

Of everything you own, what is your favourite Westside item?
A classic black printed kurta of Zuba with impeccable hand finishing.

A new trend you tried at work and totally owned it?
A minimalist boxy dress from Lovebirds paired with white sneakers.

On Kanupriya:
Printed jacket, Quirkbox; Top and palazzos, Bodice; Shoes, Charles & Keith; Watch, Michael Kors

Photographs by The House of Pixels; Hair & Make-up: Nashra Aziz

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