Meera Sen

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Meera sen learned an im­por­tant fash­ion les­son when she left Malaysia for Eng­land. “My first job was in Lon­don where I worked at an ac­count­ing firm,” she says. “Un­for­tu­nately for my bank bal­ance, but for­tu­nately for my sense of style, the firm was lo­cated right be­hind Sel­fridges. Any­way, you can imag­ine what my lunch breaks in­volved—a lot of shop­ping and not much eat­ing. But it was there that I re­alised the im­por­tance of dress­ing well and show­ing off your best self. It can trans­form your ca­reer and your life.” To­day Sen lives in Kuala Lumpur and works for her hus­band’s com­pany, Kim Hin In­dus­try, in the mar­ket­ing depart­ment. How­ever, she still ad­heres to the lessons she learned in Lon­don. Sen likes to com­bine brightly coloured dresses from brands such as Os­car de la Renta and Rok­sanda Ilin­cic, with ac­ces­sories and jack­ets from la­bels such as Her­mès, Chanel and Louis Vuit­ton. “I think clothes are the eas­i­est way to lift your mood,” she says. “If you’re feel­ing a bit low, wear a neon or print dress and you might feel bet­ter. I would de­scribe my style as very fem­i­nine with a lot of lu­mi­nos­ity. You hardly ever find black in my wardrobe, so pre­par­ing for the group shot wasn’t so easy, but it was good for me to step out of my com­fort zone.”

This page: Gown by Er­dem; ear­rings and ring by Lo­tus Arts de Vivre; Sen's own bracelets (worn through­out)

Open­ing spread: Dress by Khoon Hooi; ear­rings and neck­lace by Lo­tus Arts de Vivre

Group photo: Gown by An­to­nio Ber­ardi, avail­able at Net-a-porter; ear­rings by Lo­tus Arts de Vivre; Mail­lon Pan­thère de Cartier bracelet and ring (left hand); Sen's own ring (right hand)

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