Spotlight: Global Fashion Visionary, Liya Thachil


This week’s spotlight is on Liya Thachil, CEO and co-founder of the movement WESTxEAST, a luxury online shopping experience that fuses together modern and traditional global aesthetics. This visionary is Chicago born with a heart for NYC, as she’s spent most of her adult life walking the streets jamming to Destiny’s Child Survivor (classic).

Aside from creating WESTxEAST, Liya finds joy in cooking, which has become an outlet for stress and unwinding after a long day. She loves the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family over yummy eclectic meals. Care for an invite? Keep in mind that loyalty is the most important ingredient in Liya’s relationships.

Liya is full of creativity and culture. Her ideal weekend includes a visit to the Caravaggio section of the Met or appreciating art in any form (a must from her man!). Another favorite downtime of Liya’s is sipping on a hot cup of chai while browsing a flea market for vintage finds. Invite this articulate fashion sweetheart on a date to the East Village for some izakaya, or set up a trip to a museum. Whatever you decide, it’s sure to be an inspiring time.

A big thanks to Liya for being part of our community of innovative professionals, and for choosing Kama to find what she’s looking for!

Originally published at on January 14, 2016.

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