Lookbook of the month: Breaking Taboos

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Take cues from this tough cookie who lives by her own rules, ignoring the Chinese/Eastern cultural myths surrounding her by using fashion to make her stronger and stylish. 

Here’s how you can experiment with silhouettes, mismatched prints and textures from the latest Spring/Summer collections and wear them daily.

Videography Ahmad Fauzan & Muhammad Shafiq Video Editing Ahmad Fauzan Coordination & Styling Amalina Anuar assisted by Andrea Lashini Art Direction Stephanie Liaw Makeup Moon Tio/Makeup Miracle Hair Juno Ko Model Ong Cyii Cheng/The Models Lab KL Location Concubine KL

Making The Cut

Superstition has it that it’s bad luck to have a haircut outdoors, but let’s not worry about it and admire the beauty of this vintage-chic ensemble. This bishop-sleeved silhouette is classic and versatile, and works for every occasion. For a quirky twist, match this bishop sleeved silhouette with a pair of multicoloured sneakers and an animal-shaped bag.

‘Trells’ puffy sleeved dress, ‘Tiny elephant’ crossbody, and ‘Cloud’ cut-out sneakers, all Kate Spade New York. Earring, and necklace, stylist’s own

Blurry Blooms

They say that it’s unlucky to flaunt a single white flower but we’re here to shoo those negative vibes away with this fuzzy floral print outfit with an elegance-meets-casual appeal. Once the weather gets humid, take off the outerwear and wrap it around tour waist for that extra flair and finish off with a pair of chunky sneakers for that sporty vibe.

Dress and outerwear, both MSGM. Sneakers, Longchamp

Fuzzy Logic

Life is too short to let the demons ruin your aura and there are two ways to conquer this. You can embrace the glamorous punk era by wearing this jacket on its own with thigh-high army boots or layer a slip dress underneath with metallic slingbacks for an unexpected finesse – the choice is yours.

Button-down shirt, feather jacket, and boots, all Dior. Necklace, stylist’s own

Bowl Me Over

Still think that it’s bad luck to stick your chopsticks in a bowl of rice? With a killer outfit like this, you won’t have to worry! The seashell print exudes resort wear elegance yet it’s versatile enough to be worn in the urban jungle. Simply switch out the matchmaking pants with knee-length khakis and you’ll be good to go. For a pop of colour, wear a neon-coloured top inside the jacket to transform your look instantly.

Jacket, sweater, and pants, all Gucci. Ring, stylist’s own


Vest-ed Interest

From a business event to a cocktail do, it’s easy to turn your structured sleeveless vest into something that can work for a full-day affair. To do so, just swap your midi skirt with biker shorts or flared A-line pants for a rebellious edge. Ignore the misfortunes and continue to rule the day with Salem by your side. Swipe on a dark lippie to complete your look with a pair of biker boots or diamante-encrusted heels, and you’ll be good to slay!

Sleeveless vest, Gucci. Biker boots, Longchamp. Hoop earring, and bracelets, stylist’s own

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