BAZAAR Most Stylish Women 2017: Tan Min-Li

The lawyer-producer sets her own sartorial rules

Tan Min-Li

This video was specially produced in collaboration with Bulgari

Tan Min-Li

How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as effortlessly put together—as I don’t have the luxury of spending a lot of time getting ready—but always with an interesting detail such as a new proportion, a statement accessory or an interesting detail.  I am an adventurous dresser and love experimenting with new trends and labels.

Who are the designers you have your eye on this season?
I have different fashion personalities and different designers appeal to me depending on what I’m in the mood for! Some of my favourite designers include Alessandro Michele for Gucci, who brings out the flower child in me; Balmain and Alexandre Vauthier for the perfect night-out party dress; Brandon Maxwell for curve-tracing dresses and separates; Off-White for classics executed in cool, modern proportions; and Oscar Tiye for statement making party shoes. I’ve also got my eye on Oscar de la Renta’s alphabet ball gown from spring/summer 2018; and I ordered a Dion Lee navy with pink underside cocktail dress in an amazing woven material after spotting it at his spring/summer 2018 show during New York Fashion Week.

What is the most insane piece in your wardrobe?
I adore unique eye-catching pieces, although they may not be the most practical or comfortable, such as my gold-plated Givenchy crown of thorns necklace from the men’s collection a few seasons ago—the thorns are executed so realistically, the piece is actually painful to wear!

Tell us all about your shopping personality.
I was an early convert to online shopping and have an almost daily bedtime shopping habit.  Online shopping suits an impulse buyer like me perfectly as I justify purchases by the fact that everything is returnable – nothing, of course, is usually returned!

What’s your greatest fashion guilty pleasure?
I just can’t seem to stop buying boots this season – I have my eye Gucci’s crystal trimmed cowboy boots at the moment as well as Saint Laurent’s slouchy Niki over-the-knee ones.

Tan Min-Li

Min-Li steals the scene wearing a sequinned playsuit cinched with a Gucci bum bag. Gold and diamond Serpenti earrings; gold and diamond Serpenti necklace, Bulgari

Photographer: Darren Gabriel Leow; Stylist: Windy Aulia; Makeup and hair: Grego, Nikki Fu/Indigo Artisans using YSL Beauty, Manisa Tan/PaletteInc using La Biosthetique, Toni Tan using M.A.C

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