In a three-part series in partnership with Tiffany & Co., we speak to a trio of stunning women of substance for whom time, style and success are elixirs of choice. First up: International model Fiona Fussi.

It all began in… 2011 when I won the Elite Model Look Singapore competition. I became the face of Audi Fashion Festival (now Singapore Fashion Week), and have since had the opportunity to travel and shoot campaigns and commercials around the world.

This is my time to… Take on New York. I’ve covered Asia and Paris, and now, it’s time I channelled all I’ve learned and experienced into conquering what’s considered the toughest fashion capital and industry to break into. After a year of planning and paper work, I’m ready.

What I love most… Is how the world has become a lot smaller and more connected since I started modelling. I’ve met and worked with so many talented individuals and discovered incredible destinations—I recently shot in Cape Town, and it took my breath away.

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Fiona wears a platinum and mixed-cut diamond cluster Tiffany Victoria earrings; white gold and diamond Tiffany T Smile pendant; platinum and diamond Tiffany Keys Woven key pendant; platinum and mixed-cut diamond Tiffany Victoria bracelet; stainless steel Tiffany East West 2-hand 42x25mm watch with alligator strap; white gold and diamond Tiffany T Wire bracelet; white gold and diamond Tiffany Atlas ring. Dress, Iris & Ink

I am a… Perfectionist. I put a lot of pressure on myself, and that’s why my parents trusted me to juggle being a student and a working model since the age of 16.

My goal is to… Be recognised for my work in this world—as a model and, perhaps one day, as an actress. In an era where everyone is on social media, I want to be someone worth knowing beyond the World Wide Web.

By Dana Koh

Photography: Gan
Styling: Windy Aulia
Makeup: Toni Tan/MyMakeup Academy
Hair: Manisa Tan/Palette Inc
Nails: Audrey Wee
Producer: Dana Koh
Fashion intern: Dinie Bte Zainudin

Read the second story in our series: The Time Is Now: Velda Tan Talks Empowering Women With Her New Venture.