Closet Confidential: Payal Khandwala, Her Never Worn Before Pair of Jimmy Choos and More!

Closet Confidential: Payal Khandwala, Her Never Worn Before Pair of Jimmy Choos and More!

Marv D'Souza
Closet Confidential with Payal Khandwala
Closet Confidential with Payal Khandwala

When I met Payal Khandwala at her flagship store launch, I was excited for her. As a designer and an individual, she’s got a unique sense of style that comes naturally to her. So, I had to ask her to open up the doors to her closet, just for us! What treasures could she be hiding? Well, you’re about to find out!

Her Can’t Do Without Piece…

Payal picked this gorgeous neck-piece as her can’t do without piece. (As seen in a picture below from her store opening) She loves this piece and wears it often.

Payal Khandwala's "Can't Do Without" piece
Payal Khandwala’s “Can’t Do Without” piece
Payal Khandwala & Adhuna Akhtar
Payal Khandwala & Adhuna Akhtar

Her Go-to Look

As candid and funny as she is, Payal’s personal style is a direct reflection of her personality. She likes clothes that are free and easy. Her go-to look consists of blocks of colours put together in a way that are comfortable and fun!

Payal's 'Got-to' piece
Payal’s ‘Got-to’ piece

Her Vanity-Insanity piece

Every girl has a few moments of vanity-insanity. I asked Payal for one and she pulled out these Jimmy Choos. She bought them in a moment of lust and later found out that the heels were just too high for comfort. For now, they rest in her closet. But I know it for a fact that a girl can’t stay clear of a pair like this for too long. Will she ever wear them? I say, “Hell yeah!”

The Vanity Insanity piece
The Vanity Insanity piece
Payal's Jimmy Choo pair of heaven
Payal’s Jimmy Choo pair of heaven

Her Old Gem

We all have that one, sometimes two, wardrobe gems that we can never say goodbye to. For Payal, this leather waist-pocket belt is that piece. It’s old and almost falling apart, but she loves it too much to part with it.

Her old friend
Her old friend

Her Fave Piece by Another Designer

I pushed Payal to pull out something by another designer in her wardrobe that she adores. And she dug out these beautiful Sabyasachi pants! Remember them for one of his older collections?

Payal's Sabyasachi pair of pants
Payal’s Sabyasachi pair of pants

Her Last Purchase

Recently for a festival, where – as tradition – one must buy gold in any form. Payal picked these earrings from Amrapali. They’re gold plated and simply stunning. I was very tempted to sneak them away! Not sure, what I would do with them, but as a stylist, I’m sure I could use them in fun ways. *Wink*

Last Purchase
Last Purchase

Her Never Worn Before Piece

Payal showed me this crafty Pankaj & Nidhi jacket as her ‘never-worn-before’ piece of clothing. We’re huge fans of Pankaj & Nidhi at Team MissMalini and we’re glad to know that Payal shares our enthusiasm. Now we wonder, where will she wear this gorgeous piece of work? Payal, do tell!

Payal in a Pankaj and Nidhi jacket
Payal in a Pankaj and Nidhi jacket

Her Statement Piece

This piece blew my mind away. I love rustic, bold accessories and Payal showed me this fab find from New York. This is a neck-piece and it isn’t as heavy as it looks! In fact, you can choose to detach the rings to pick the size you wish to rock. Pretty cool huh?!

The Statement piece
The Statement piece

Her Love-To-Talk-About Piece

Clearly, Payal has mad love and respect for Issey Miyaki. I don’t even blame her. Calling the man a great designer would be an understatement. He is a genius who, in Payal’s words, ‘engineers’ garments to create magic. She flaunted these two pieces by him and I once again felt my hands itching to grab them.

Love-To-Talk-About piece
Love-To-Talk-About piece
Payal's Issey Miyaki scarf
Payal’s Issey Miyaki scarf

So there you go! That was a sneak peek into Payal Khandwala’s wardrobe wonderland. Wanna check out our pervious Closet Confidential with Nikhil Thampi? Click here. Whose closet would you love us to raid next? We have our list ready but we’d love to know if you have any favourites. Tell us and we’ll make it happen!

PS. Catch Payal’s Closet Sonfidential on MissMalini’s World this Friday at 7:30pm only on TLC India