cannot pose!” laments Shareen Chio Albouy as we set up for our first shot of the day. But this, of course, is untrue given that Shareen was one of BAZAAR’s Most Stylish Women featured last December, taking less than half an hour to nail her shot. Working a pencilthin moustache with a furrowed brow then, with as much ease as in a knee-length A-line skirt today, she is a natural in front of the camera but is too modest to admit it.
“I used to model for a bit in my early 20s but I only did runway shows,” she protests. “I hardly did any print.” Born in Hong Kong with a childhood that spanned both the UK and the US, at 21 Shareen found herself in Kuala Lumpur