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.

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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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