ANGIE LAI-TAY The fashion entrepreneur lays down her rules on styling, archive pieces, and why it’s important to never say never. By Amy Yasmine.
t’s one thing to start an early morning with a freshly brewed cup of joe, but another to begin with fits of laughter. And that’s exactly how it went down with Angie Lai-Tay, co-founder of Curated Editions KL and Thavia x, who brought her bubbly and cheerful personality to our shoot, set within her office and showroom in the Publika Shopping Gallery. Bright, minimalistic, and sprinkled with stylish elements (Elmgreen & Dragset print in one corner, and coffee table books in another), you can tell that the showroom is every bit a reflection of her style, and every bit Insta-worthy. “To me, style is something you need every day,” says Angie. “I don’t think style is something that is frivolous or unimportant; it exists even in architecture and landscapes. It goes beyond fashion or vanity. It’s you.”
In Angie’s case, her children are an extension of her own personal style. One look at her Instagram feed, and you’ll soon realize that her kids – in particular, her six-year-old daughter – are in a league of their own, complete with studded ankle boots and playful prints. “I dress them up for photos,” she admits mischievously. To cite Amy Poehler’s character in Mark Waters’ Mean Girls, she’s a “cool mum, not a regular mum”. And she most certainly hates looking like one.
“Everything revolves around my flats, boots, and jeans,” she confesses. “Because I have two kids, my outfit needs to be something that is easy,
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