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Most Stylish Women 2012

LEXIE RODRIGUEZ AND AISYAH YUSOF

LEXIE RODRIGUEZ

On Lexie (left): Dress, Giorgio Armani. Clutch, Maison Martin Margiela with H&M. (On right arm) Cuff, Hermès. (On left arm) Leather bracelet, Givenchy. Python shoes; watch; and necklace, all Lexie’s own.

How would you describe your personal style?

Ever changing!

Your most prized fashion possession?

My vintage pieces. I’d be devastated if anything happened to them.

Which item in your closet have you worn to death?

My Chan Luu bracelets. I wear them to bed and even in the shower!

Where’s your favourite place to shop?

Vintage shops in Notting Hill and Shoreditch in East London.

What do you have your eye on at the moment?

A vintage Rolex in my grandmother’s jewellery box.

Who’s your favourite designer?

Helmut Lang is a staple.

What will you be wearing next season?

Checkerboard and monochrome prints.

AISYAH YUSOF

AISYAH YUSOF

On Aisyah: Dress; and metallic crossbody bag, both from Kate Spade New York. (On right arm) Cuff, Hermès. Leather bracelet, Givenchy. Metallic sandals; and necklace, both Aisyah’s own.

Your most prized fashion possession?

My vintage Chanel bucket bag.

Which item in your closet have you worn to death?

My watermelon-coloured Pitusa kaftan.

Fashion rule to break?

Heels are not a must.

You will never wear …

Anything with a turtleneck.

Where’s your favourite place to shop?

Seminyak in Bali for its colourful and quaint boutiques.

What will be your next big fashion buy?

I’m currently on a hunt for Acne’s Marnay dress!

What was your best-dressed moment?

My best-dressed moments are also my most comfortable moments, like when I’m relaxed on a beach holiday.

FARAHANA AZMIN

FARAHANA AZMIN

On Farahana: Matte sequin jacket; printed silk top; and printed silk shorts, all from Diane von Furstenberg. Necklace, Louis Vuitton. Clutch, Kate Spade New York. Bejewelled cuff, Chanel. Sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Platform sandals; watch; and ring, all Farahana’s own.

How would you describe your personal style?

Pretty prep. Girly and fresh!

Who are your style icons?

I love how Olivia Palermo looks so effortlessly chic all the time.

Your most prized fashion possession?

My vintage Chanel 2.55, which I searched high and low for in London.

Where’s your favourite place to shop?

Online! I love Australian labels and quirky websites.

What’s the easiest way to transform an outfit?

Statement shoes and a pop of colour.

What are the three style items you can’t live without?

My Westward Leaning sunnies, my YSL Muse, and my Varina flats.

TENGKU NADIA AMRAN

TENGKU NADIA AMRAN

On Nadia: Printed coat, Diane von Furstenberg. Silk dress with laser-cut details, Versace. Clutch, DKNY. Cuff, Alexis Bittar at Aseana. Sunglasses, Alexander McQueen. Sandals, Nadia’s own.

How would you describe your personal style?

Classic with a twist.

Who are your style icons?

Caroline Sieber, Carine Roitfield, and Audrey Hepburn.

Where’s your favourite place to shop?

I love online shopping; it’s so convenient.

What do you have your eye on at the moment?

Shoes! I am doing a complete overhaul of my shoe collection.

What was your best-dressed moment?

When a designer complimented me on a dress I designed.

What are the three style items you can’t live without?

Stilettos, a great leather belt, and a day-to-night clutch.

QUZANDRIA NUR MAHAMAD FATHIL

QUZANDRIA NUR MAHAMAD FATHIL

On Quzandria: Leather envelope clutch, Givenchy. Cuff, Erickson Beamon at Aseana. (On right hand) Arty ring, Yves Saint Laurent. Sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Dress; earrings; resin bracelets; and shoes, Quzandria’s own.

Who are your style icons?

Victoria Beckham and Blake Lively.

Fashion rule to follow?

Forget trends, go for what flatters you.

You will never wear …

Spandex.

Where’s your favourite place to shop?

Everywhere I travel, I always keep an eye out for local designers. I love discovering new talent.

You have your eye on?

Isabel Marant shoes.

Who are your favourite designers?

Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, and

Antonio Berardi.

SERENI LINGGI

SERENI LINGGI

On Sereni: Headband, Sereni & Shentel. Necklace, Erickson Beamon at Aseana. Sunglasses, Marc Jacobs. Patent leather bag, Yves Saint Laurent. Pumps, H&M. Dress, Sereni’s own.

How would you describe your personal style?

Elegantly schizophrenic.

Who are your style icons?

My late mum and my younger brother. My mum was a brilliant Iban pua’ weaver and had a dream closet filled with Chanel jackets, Hermès shirts, and Ungaro suits. My younger brother is the most metro guy I know. He has an amazing collection of Balenciaga work bags and Dior suits.

Your most prized fashion possession?

My yellow Goyard dog carrier that I use as a work bag. It is truly the best tote ever!

Which item in your closet have you worn to death?

My gold and nude YSL wedges.

What do you have your eye on at the moment?

An acid pink and navy lace dress from Erdem.

AZURA RAHMAN

AZURA RAHMAN

On Azura: Sweater, H&M. Jacquard skirt, Kenzo. Arty ring, Yves Saint Laurent. Sunglasses, Marc Jacobs. Silk shirt; leather belt; bag; necklace; and sandals, all Azura’s own.

How would you describe your personal style?
Eclectic. Rocker chick one day, and red-lipsticked siren the next … but always with a sense of humour!

Who are your style icons?
Alexa Chung, Leandra Medine, and Audrey Hepburn.

Your most prized fashion possession?
My Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, a gift from my husband.

Fashion rule to follow?
Never wear a necklace and earrings together.

Where’s your favourite place to shop?
Dover Street Market in London.

What are your favourite labels?
Marni, Céline, and Acne.

ALIA ALIZAR

ALIA ALIZAR

On Alia: Sweater, H&M. Blouse, Yadotsa. Silk shorts, Giorgio Armani. Sunglasses, Carrera. Leather booties, Maison Martin Margiela with H&M. Bag; necklace; bracelets; and rings, all Alia’s own.

How would you describe your personal style?

Depends on what I’m doing or where I’m going. But for everyday I’ll be in skinny jeans, playing with layers and accessories.

Who are your style icons?

Rumi Neely and Denni Elias.

Your most prized fashion possession?

My Givenchy Pandora bag.

What do you have your eye on at the moment?

The Céline Trapeze in Multicolour Pony Royal Blue.

What do you think is your best-dressed moment?

When I am in custom-made pieces from Yadotsa, such as a Venetian lace peplum top with a crepe skirt overlay.

DATIN ESMILA SARUJI

DATIN ESMILA SARUJI

On Esmila: Wool tee with diamante collar, Kate Spade New York. Python skirt, Michael Kors. (On left arm) Cuff, Erickson Beamon at Aseana. Printed calf-hair clutch, Balenciaga. Sunglasses, Marc Jacobs. Leather belt; satin pumps; gold bangle; and watch, all Esmila’s own.

How would you describe your personal style?
I’m all about colours and I’m quite adventurous but I never compromise on comfort. To me, comfort is style because it shows if someone isn’t comfortable.

Fashion rule to break?
Wear a pearl necklace with a rock ’n’ roll tee.

Where are your favorite places to shop?
I love my unplanned buying trips to Melbourne and Sydney. I always hit up Cactus Jam, Belinda, Christensen Copenhagen, and Collete Dinnigan.

What will be your next big fashion buy?
A handmade mask bolero from Maison Martin Margiela’s Artisanal collection.

NORA KHALID

NORA KHALID

On Nora: Jacquard tee, Kenzo. Shorts, Michael Kors. Printed calf-hair clutch, Balenciaga. (On right arm) Cuff, Hermès. Necklace, Erickson Beamon at Aseana. Sunglasses, Alexander McQueen. Cotton shirt; bracelets; and leather booties, all Nora’s own.

Who are your style icons?
Carine Roitfeld, Kate Moss, Melanie Huynh, and Taylor Tomasi Hill.

Your most prized fashion possessions?
My 1950s croc Kellys and croc Constances from the ’70s and ’80s.

Which item in your closet have you worn to death?

My Bottega suede moccasins and a Balmain black leather jacket.

Where are your favourite places to shop?
Opening Ceremony and A Detacher in New York; Dover Street Market and Browns in London; Galeries Lafayette in Paris; Tomas Maier in Miami; and Cameron Silver of Decades in LA for hard-to-find vintage items.

What will you be wearing next season?
A Spring/Summer ’13 Chanel woven neck piece, which looks amazing.

 

Styled by: Kenneth Goh. Images: Aaron Lee