SPARKLE IN THE NIGHT

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Flash! Bazaar -

With a di­a­mond-em­bel­lished B as its back­drop, BAZAAR’s ‘Black, White & Bright’ Fash­ion Party took off on a glam­orous start at the In­ter­Con­ti­nen­tal Kuala Lumpur. Pa­parazzi flashes greeted A-lis­ters on the red car­pet, as cam­eras zoomed in on the hottest so­cialites for E! News- style Q&As. Down­stairs, a pair of Minis in black and white, cov­ered in trompe l’oeil gems, was In­sta fod­der – as were the three pho­to­booths in dif­fer­ent cor­ners of the ball­room, cour­tesy of Wow. (Of note: the mir­rored pho­to­booth and Instagram prints.) Be­neath Art Deco chan­de­liers of crys­tal waves, guests ex­changed fash­ion sto­ries over Moët & Chan­don Im­périal cham­pagne and lip­stick choco­lates too kiss-wor­thy to eat. Back­stage, the scene was buzzing as the hair and make-up teams of Cen­tro, L’Oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel, and Nars cre­ated slicked-back manes and lu­mi­nous faces. Mean­while, em­cee Bernie Chan warmed up the crowd as DJ Gre­goire set the tone with his brand of chic nu disco.

Then the lights dimmed, and an army of mod­els marched in, picket signs ablaze with strong style state­ments – “El­e­gance is in the Mind”, “Dress in Black & White, Think in Colour”, and “Style is Why You Get Out of Bed” – echo­ing Karl Lager­feld’s famed “protest” for Chanel Spring/Sum­mer ’15. Backed by the band, Tuxe­dos, Rozz and Poova later took to the stage with hits such as Bruno Mars’s “Trea­sure”, “Ain’t No Moun­tain High Enough”, as well as “Move Over”, an orig­i­nal song by Poova.

But what’s a fash­ion party with­out a run­way show? Charg­ing in were An­drews Mod­els in ex­quis­ite gowns, fringed cock­tail dresses, and sharp trouser suits from noted Malaysian de­sign­ers Khoon Hooi, Alia Bas­ta­mam, Sy­omir Izwa, and Riz­man Ruzaini along­side up-and-com­ing names Zak­wan Anuar, Pearly Wong, Justin Chiew, Afiq M, and Fizi Woo. The evening ended on a high note: with great beats, more bub­bles, and sexy dance.

Corinna Tan and Jimmy Koay Scha Alyahya and Awal Ashaari

Dr. An­drea Ambra and Grazia Iannarelli

Ming Yen and Gilda Be­jani

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