TYM FATIM A H Known for her sig­na­ture punk coif and de­con­structed eclec­tic style, the stylist to the stars talks larger-than-life fash­ion. By Haida Yusof.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Style Bazaar -

Style is some­thing only a few can de­fine with a fresh sense of el­e­gance. Fa­timah Puteh, or Tym Fa­timah, as she is af­fec­tion­ately known, ex­per­i­mented and de­vel­oped her own sar­to­rial sig­na­ture from a very young age, with her mother’s clothes. “I had tonnes of fab­u­lous fun dress­ing up with my older sis­ters when­ever they were head­ing out, and as I went along, they be­gan lean­ing on me for style ad­vice,” says the 34-year-old stylist, ad­vi­sor, and cre­ative di­rec­tor for Lyn­daRahim’s ready-to-wear col­lec­tion, whose deep-seated pas­sion for fash­ion clearly shows in her orig­i­nal an­dro-femme sense of style. This worldly fash­ion­ista works with an ar­ray of Malaysian de­sign­ers, cre­ates fash­ion spreads for mag­a­zines, and styles for mu­sic videos and lo­cal celebri­ties. How­ever, even with such ex­po­sure, Tym’s fierce dress­ing ac­tu­ally stems from her in­tro­verted per­son­al­ity. Clad in a black fringed top and flare pants, ac­ces­sorised with a metal­lic choker and a set of cuffs that are Won­der Woman-wor­thy, Tym ex­plains that each look she throws on speaks vol­umes about her. An artist has his paint brush and Tym has her ex­tra­or­di­nary wardrobe of trea­sures. “They are great ice break­ers in a room full of strangers,” ex­plains Tym about how each look works as an ex­ten­sion of the woman she is. Her wardrobe sta­ples are mostly monochro­matic, es­pe­cially her prized J.W.An­der­son off­shoul­der top she splurged on as a per­sonal treat. De­spite her at­tach­ment to well-known la­bels, her fash­ion phi­los­o­phy stands firm. “You can buy a mil­lion dol­lar out­fit and still

Stack­able metal­lic ac­ces­sories play up her edge

Chloé and Re­possi rings— part of her gilded trea­sure trove

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