Ending this 15th anniversary year on a high, Harper’s BAZAAR Malaysia celebrates 15 style trailblazers in the most spectacular Malaysia’s Most Stylish Women project to date, featuring inspirational women who continue to challenge the status quo. BAZAAR’s leading ladies live out their most surreal experiences through dreamy transformations, captured in the spirit of Man Ray, Kiki de Montparnasse, and Salvador Dalí, in a three-day fashion fantasy at the glamorous Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur.
SHALMA AINAA, 27, Founder of Shals and television host
“Style is a combination of various egos thrown together.” – Shalma Ainaa
TV host by day, and fledgling designer by night, 27-year-old Shalma Ainaa proves that there really ain’t no mountain high enough. Gliding around the centre of The Ritz-Carlton’s graphic rotunda in a striped Afiq M suit, Shalma is, of course, at ease before the camera, having worked the lens for Astro Ria before shifting her gaze to fashion. “It was a natural transition for me to begin my own clothing line, though it did have its fair share of challenges,” says the designer, whose label Shals blurs the line between traditional silhouettes and contemporary craftsmanship. “Wearing two different hats in a day means having to juggle various tasks simultaneously, and it’s something that comes naturally instilled within me.”