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.
ANGIE LAI-TAY, 36, Co-Founder of Alt and Thavia
“The most exuberant personality could be dressed even in the cleanest, and simplest of lines.” – Angie Lai-Tay
You can almost spot Angie from a mile away, thanks to her modern edge, which almost always consists of glistening rings from her fair trade jewellery brand ALT adorning every finger. A cross between Jimi Hendrix and Bianca Jagger, she lets her self-designed accessories do the talking while her sleek, minimalist ensembles complement her rock ’n’ roll attitude. “I was made to ‘eat’ jewellery for the BAZAAR movie,” muses Angie on her most memorable moment on set. “Funny thing is, it was supposed to be crazy, but it felt like the most natural thing.” Being dressed in an embellished Bottega Veneta suit paired with a custom headdress by milliner Bremen Wong might overpower most, but not for this larger-than-life multi-hyphenate who juggles effortlessly between being a mother, entrepreneur, and jewellery and womenswear designer.