BAZAAR Most Stylish Women 2018: Layla Ong

A cast of eight fashion-forward mavens embrace style in all its diversity

This video was specially produced in collaboration with Tiffany & Co.

Layla Ong

Gamine features, a waifish demeanour and an awkward-yet-endearing presence… 22-year-old Ong is leading the renaissance of Singaporean models who are making inroads in the international modelling arena. Her biggest claim to fame? Strutting her stuff down the runways of Gucci. “I couldn’t believe it was real even moments before I was due to step on the catwalk,” she remembers. It also goes without saying then, that she considers Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s Creative Director, as one of her fashion heroes. His talent for making the old new again has perhaps rubbed off on her: She can be seen criss-crossing the streets of each fashion capital in her comfortable vintage finds. “I’ve stopped buying new clothes ever since I discovered the wonders of thrifting,” Ong adds, citing New York’s Crossroads as one of her favourite haunts.

Stylish Women Layla Ong

Ong wears her own Zara jeans; shirt, Gucci. Gold HardWear Triple Drop earrings; gold HardWear Wrap necklace; silver T Chain necklace; (right hand) gold T Wire bangle; gold and diamond T Square bangle; gold HardWear Link bracelet; (left hand) platinum and diamond Paper Flowers Diamond Cluster bracelet; gold T Narrow Chain bracelet; gold and diamond T Wire bangle, Tiffany & Co. Photo: Zaphs Zhang

See more of the Most Stylish Women 2018 here.

Photographer: Zaphs Zhang
Videographer: Ewan Lim
Stylist: Sharon Tulasidas
Makeup: Lolent Lee using YSL Beauty
Hair: Edward Chong/Evolve and Sean Ang/FAC3Inc using Kevin Murphy

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