STÉPHANIE CRESPIN CEO and co-founder on her life in tech­nol­ogy, vin­tage fash­ion, and why style icons aren’t re­ally her thing. By Amy Yas­mine.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - THE STYLE -

If there’s one per­son who could break the stereo­type of a tech­savvy en­tre­pre­neur, it’s’s CEO and co­founder, Stéphanie Crespin. But make no mis­take, it’s not all Candy Crush and HTML cod­ing – the fact that she’s a busi­ness en­gi­neer­ing grad­u­ate, a mar­ket­ing whizz, and a mother of one makes her even more of a force wor­thy of tak­ing note. Ar­riv­ing fresh-faced in a vin­tage dress and knee-high boots, the 30-year-old cer­tainly makes an en­trance. “Come on, let me get you a cup of coffee,” she of­fers, in an un­mis­tak­able sul­try French ac­cent that brings Brigitte Bar­dot to mind (Alas, the only time I’ll ever get to sound like that is when I’m down with the flu). “I’m a lit­tle tired as I’ve been out the night be­fore, but it’s okay – I’ve been through worse!” she says, ca­su­ally sip­ping on a cup of café au lait. But that’s all part of her free-spir­ited charm, I as­sure you. She’s a sol­dier at heart, and that clearly shows in her newly launched start-up, ready to take Malaysia by storm.

An on­line vin­tage store by def­i­ni­tion, Stéphanie’s web­site is a re­flec­tion of her own per­sonal style. “I like go­ing back in time and get­ting in­spired by the iconic and time­less fash­ion pieces or sil­hou­ettes,” she ex­plains, cit­ing ’20s Art Deco jew­ellery, Dior’s glo­ri­ous ’50s, and In­dian batik blouses from the ’60s as

The fin­ish­ing touches Clock­wise from top: Bag, Alexan­der McQueen; mules, Os­car de la Renta; sun­glasses, Miu Miu; and clutch, Char­lotte Olympia. All about the ’70s: loung­ing around in a vin­tage maxi dress, scarf (worn

as head­band), and her favourite

knee-high boots

In a vin­tage Her­mès coat and Eu­ge­nia Kim hat

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