34 FASH­ION IN­SIDER: IN HER EL­E­MENT

WITH HER MOD REP AND BUB­BLY PER­SON­AL­ITY, MIN LUNA HAS BEEN ON THE FASH­ION RADAR FOR A WHILE NOW, EVEN MORE AF­TER SHE LAUNCHED HER ‘NOT FRAG­ILE’ COL­LEC­TION, A FASHIONVALET COL­LAB WHICH DE­BUTED AT THE RE­CENT KUALA LUMPUR FASH­ION WEEK. NABILA AZLAN FINDS OUT

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Get up close and per­sonal with celebrity stylist Min Luna and dis­cover her take on fash­ion.

FE­MALE: What sparked your in­ter­est in styling?

Min Luna: “Be­lieve it or not, I never con­sid­ered my­self trendy at the start of my ca­reer. Only when I be­came part of an ed­i­to­rial team did my pas­sion for styling take off. Dress­ing up girls who are cov­ered taught me how var­i­ous brands out there make things work in front of the cam­era. I wanted to help per­son­al­i­ties look good so that they can fo­cus on their jobs (and not worry about their ap­pear­ances) and I loved ev­ery part of it!”

F: What do you think is the big­gest mis­con­cep­tion that peo­ple have about be­ing a fash­ion stylist in Malaysia? M: “Peo­ple have al­ways thought that my job is glam­orous and easy but it re­ally isn’t. I worked re­ally hard to get where I am and be­ing creative is just the start of it all. A stylist needs to be or­gan­ised and fo­cused, and shouldn’t be eas­ily in­flu­enced by peo­ple, es­pe­cially when oth­ers com­ment on their work. It doesn’t stop there. At the same time, we have to be the peo­ple’s peo­ple too in or­der to pass fash­ion-re­lated mes­sages across.”

F: If you had the chance to dress any­one, who would it be and why?

M: “It’ll be Lady Gaga! De­spite hav­ing peo­ple call her a crazy fash­ion­ista, she never ran away from these con­tro­ver­sies. I’ll never for­get the part where she steps out in a 2D Comme des Garçons ‘dress-on-a-dress’ con­coc­tion – it’s ge­nius and em­pow­er­ing!”

F: How would you de­scribe your per­sonal style?

M: “I’m not much of a trend fol­lower. I al­ways try to keep things sim­ple yet un­ex­pected, and I’ll throw in a lot of colours when it comes to styling my­self.”

F: Be­sides your day job, you’re also the brains be­hind Norma and the Gila Fash­ion Pod­cast! How do you do it all? M: “I have an awe­some sup­port sys­tem – my fam­ily mem­bers and the peo­ple I see ev­ery day. Also, you can get cool fash­ion cues just by watch­ing movies!”

I’m not much of a trend fol­lower. – MIN LUNA

F: What would a five-minute shot of look­ing fab en­tail? M: “For me, putting on a biker jacket is the way to go – I of­ten wear mine with a tutu skirt or la­tex pants. If you’re not in the biker jacket mood, cinch your waist in­stead! It’s a trick that can work with any build.”

F: What are your plans for the fu­ture?

M: “I’ve got a few things up my sleeves but you’d have to wait for the full re­veal. Also, watch out for my col­lab with Mag­num ice cream – the brand’s new ice cream de­signs are cu­rated by yours truly!”

MIN LUNA

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