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.
DIANE CHIA, 33, General Manager of GUAVAPASS
“Why dress for others, when you can dress to impress yourself?” – Diane Chia
If you’ve got it, flaunt it, and who fully embodies that saying than the vivacious Diane Chia? The 33-year-old is not only an instrumental part of the expansion of Malaysia’s leading fitness pass app, she is also 100 percent #bodygoals, working a tweed Chanel suit on set and revealing her toned abs as she moves about in different positions for the shots. “I’m usually dressed in activewear on any given day,” says Diane, whose professional journey spans three career paths and two countries. “But when I dress up, I tend to gravitate towards vintage pieces with a masculine twist.” Here, she emulates the inimitable Mademoiselle Gabrielle Chanel, fashion’s OG renegade who challenged women to wear the pants. “What do I think of the 21st-century woman?” she muses. “It’s empowered women, empowering women.”