The sci­en­tific re­searcher with a pen­chant for bow ties talks de­sign.

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It’s fairly un­com­mon to see a girl in a bow tie, much less while out shop­ping or hav­ing cof­fee, but it’s that sense of quirk that gets for­mer sci­en­tific re­searcher turned on­line fash­ion re­tailer Lim Ai Chiin no­ticed at first glance. The bow tie has be­come some­thing of a trade­mark, so it’s not sur­pris­ing that Ai stocks hand­crafted ver­sions from Lon­don la­bel Rory Hut­ton at her on­line store, Cuevolution, which she started up last July. “Bow ties are a new level of awe­some,” she laughs. “I also wear them to the of­fice, and so does my dad – I think they make a per­son look re­ally sharp. Rory’s bow ties are so very in­di­vid­ual, and com­pletely re­flect his per­son­al­ity!” “My style is, ad­mit­tedly, a lit­tle boy­ish. Grow­ing up, I thought skirts and dresses were a real night­mare! Th­ese days, while I’m more than happy to be in a pretty skirt or a dress, I still have a pref­er­ence for trousers and jeans. I cur­rently live in my over­sized jumpers and boyfriend jeans,” says the 29-year-old, who had set aside a se­lec­tion of her favourite pieces for this shoot. “That said, I like to ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent looks and have a soft spot for state­ment prints, es­pe­cially those by Mary Ka­trant­zou. My small col­lec­tion of her dresses is slowly grow­ing.”

Her pen­chant for print was the rea­son for stock­ing an­other Lon­don-based la­bel, Cristina Sabaiduc, who’s known for her ex­clu­sive dig­i­tal prints. “Cristina was the first per­son I thought of when I de­cided to start up Cuevolution,” she shares. “I’m ab­so­lutely in love with her prints! She col­lab­o­rates with a

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