MIN LUNA All-around cool girl and fash­ion stylist on com­fort dress­ing, Serge Gains­bourg, and her early days as a rugged tomboy. By Amy Yas­mine.

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It’s hard to imag­ine Min Luna as a re­bel­lious tomboy in the early years of her teens, es­pe­cially for some­one who’s so im­pec­ca­bly dressed in a white-on-white off­shoul­der ensem­ble for our early morn­ing shoot. But that’s ex­actly the story that was painted by the fash­ion stylist, whose days are now spent con­sult­ing count­less lo­cal celebri­ties, mag­a­zines and re­tail­ers. “When I was study­ing, I was a lab rat to my course­mates, who saw the po­ten­tial in this then girl-nextdoor tomboy. They prat­i­cally turned me into their Barbie doll, and af­ter some time, I some­how found my­self at a fash­ion mag­a­zine,” she ex­plains. “For that, I am for­ever thank­ful and grate­ful to them, for show­ing me the light.”

Need­less to say, Min has since lived and breathed fash­ion – as clichéd as it may sound, and a lot of that has much to do with get­ting her foot in the door. “I was this colour­ful kid in my twen­ties when I was in my ed­i­to­rial po­si­tion. It was then that I fully ex­per­i­mented with my style; com­bin­ing un­ex­pected colours, such as elec­tric blue with hints of aqua­ma­rine, just to make a chic state­ment,” she quips. “These days how­ever, I’m a lot more laid-back and tend to grav­i­tate to­wards easy and sum­mery looks, rather than try­ing too hard. You can be com­fort­able with­out com­pro­mis­ing your style, you know!”

Quirky ac­ces­sories with in­ter­est­ing de­tails are a stylist’s go-to ac­ces­sories

Truth be told, com­fort is def­i­nitely the golden word here, and no­body knows it bet­ter than Min. And why wouldn’t she? Af­ter spend­ing many years and count­less of hours on the job, you best bet that some­times, less is def­i­nitely more. “Work­ing as a stylist means that I’m con­stantly on my feet, be it styling for a tele­vi­sion com­mer­cial, or out loan­ing and sourc­ing fash­ion pieces for my clients,” she shares. “Usu­ally I’d be in my cu­lottes with ba­sic tops, or sum­mer dresses which I pair with su­per trendy san­dals – prac­ti­cal, com­fort­able and easy to move in.” Although, she later ad­mits that tai­lored trousers and pointy heels are her go-to en­sem­bles for meet­ing clients. Think Amal Clooney in that Stella McCart­ney cream power combo at her Vene­tian wed­ding nup­tials. “A sub­tle way to tell them I mean busi­ness,” she laughs.

As she rum­mages through her care­fully cu­rated pos­ses­sions (ma­jor wardrobe envy go­ing on right there), Min con­tin­ues to di­vulge her cur­rent online ob­ses­sions. “At the mo­ment, I

A stylist’s touch:

head-to-toe white with an or­ganza rib­bon, styled as a choker

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