Singapore’s Most Stylish Women 2016: Loh May-Han

The society darling can bring out the sweetness in the edgiest of ensembles

Cape; dress, Salvatore Ferragamo. Earrings, May-Han’s own

Cape; dress, Salvatore Ferragamo. Earrings, May-Han’s own

This year’s diverse crop of extraordinary women in Singapore have it all: Sophistication, smarts and an exceptional sartorial sensibility that put them in a league of their own. Loh May-Han (Consultant Anaesthetist, National University Hospital; Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore) is constantly a picture of grace and grit, whether in ultra-feminine silhouettes or doctor’s scrubs.

How would you describe your style?

I see style as an outward reflection of one’s personality and this encompasses the entire way that one carries herself. I am a girly girl through and through. This means that I particularly enjoy wearing elegant and feminine pieces, and tend to favour outfits that impart a sense of fun — my husband always tells me it was my girlishness that caught his eye: The way that I walk, my mannerisms and, of course, the ladylike dresses that I adore.

What’s your ultimate fashion fantasy?

It would be to have Karl Lagerfeld personally design and create a look for me, and to style and photograph me in it.

Window or aisle seat?

Window seat. I still enjoy the excitement of watching the outside world go by as the plane takes off or lands.

I’d tell my 18-year-old self that…

The journey ahead is amazing; enjoy every step of the way!

By Gerald Tan and Dana Koh
Photographed by Gan
Styled by Windy Aulia
Hair and Makeup: Grego, Manisa Tan/PaletteInc
Photography assistants: Samsidi Baderi, Loy Kok Wee
Fashion interns: Shona Menon, Ryan Sng