Indi on Pandora Sykes, Wardrobe Mistress at The Sunday Times Style

We talk to glamour puss Indi about life with her equally stylish owner Pandora Sykes – Fashion Features Editor & Wardrobe Mistress at The Sunday Times Style – and find out whose style she admires the most…

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How did you choose Pandora as your owner?

She snaffled me from my mother (who belongs to her mother) for her husband, who had never had a pet and always wanted one.

How do you spend your day?

I sleep on top of my climbing frame, a lot. I like hiding and sleeping in weird places: in Pandora’s husband’s trouser drawer, or under the bed. I also prowl around the sky light of the flat below Pandora’s and sometimes I fall down into the flat below and meow until someone comes to get me. I am not hurt, but I love the sound of my own voice, so it always works.

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Are you a glamour puss or street cat?

I hate going outside. I live in a 3rd floor flat, I am just not used to it. Once, Pandora got me a pink harness and matching lead and took me for a walk, as she thought I might like the Great Outdoors, but I set her straight. I flattened myself into a cat puddle and cried until she realised I prefer watching telly on the sofa, to strutting the streets like the other cats who live near me.

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What style tips have your given Pandora?

Less is more. I prefer to be naked.

Is fashion important to you?

I love warm, soft things. Cashmere is important to me.

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If Pandora was a cat which breed would she be?

A British Blue. Something a bit fancy.

Do you have a favourite – Pandora or Ollie?

Ollie. He is patient when I don’t want to come out from under the bed.

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Whose style do you most admire?

Karl Lagerfeld’s pussycat, Choupette. She gets everything she wants.

What are you hoping for Christmas?

As much food as I can eat. And boy, do I like to eat.

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What would your ideal night look like? Curled up at home or out on the prowl?

Curled up on Pandora or Ollie’s laps. Preferably, sprawled across both.

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