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The Unfamiliar Fashionable It Girls In Singapore To Know

There’s IG stylish; then there’s truly, intrinsically stylish. Meet three women who may (for now) be unfamiliar names, but are bound for best-dressed lists after this: their Singapore fashion editorial debut in which they put their own personal spin on fall’s standout looks.

Jamie Qian Qian Wu

Wool and velvet sheath dress, Marc Jacobs, and her own H&M earrings, Calzedonia stockings, and Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello pumps. (Right) Wu wears cotton hat, Marc Jacobs, and her own Forever 21 halter top, choker and body jewellery, Y/Project cut-out pants, Cartier earrings, and Gucci gloves, socks, and sandals.

For this Shanghai-born stylist and TV producer, it’s as important to keep up with fashion trends as it is current affairs. “It’s like reading the news. You need to know what’s happening now,” she says. And Wu, who moved to Singapore in 2016 with her husband, certainly walks the talk. Her IG account (@jamieqqwu) is regularly updated with images of her at A-list events or exotic destinations, wearing the latest, most-buzzed-about catwalk pieces: Versace’s Warhol-print S/S ’18 minidress at LACMA’s Hong Kong Art Basel party; Jacquemus’ XXXL straw hat on vacay at Amanjiwo; a host of edgy, up-and-coming labels like Y/Project and Wanda Nylon at Paris and Milan Fashion Week. Cheeky irreverence, along with a fearlessness – and gift – for mixing and matching, lends editorial flair and distinguishes her from label-loving society types. Her approach is best captured when she speaks of her favourite fashion decade: “The ’80s, when truly independent female icons like Madonna, Grace Jones and Princess Diana fought against institutions and stereotypes. (It was an era when) fashion was best used as a weapon.”

Her sense of style

“A mix of street and luxe, retro and modern, feminine and masculine.”

Her style influences

“As a teen, TLC and Missy Elliott, who made me wear anything oversized and androgynous. Then Carrie Bradshaw, who would wear a belt on her exposed midriff with a long flowy skirt and Manolo Blahniks. Then Rihanna, who ties all these influences together.”

How she always looks glamorous

“Details, details, details – and shoes are the most important… They’re the best (part of an outfit) to over exaggerate.”

Hair & Makeup Adeline Siow/Paletteinc, using Keune & Laneige