DIAN LEE

MALAYSIA

Singapore Tatler - - STYLE -

Dian Lee has per­fected the knack of look­ing like a teenager de­spite be­ing a mother of three and a suc­cess­ful busi­ness­woman. Known for her fash­ion sense, am­bi­tion, happy fam­ily and ded­i­ca­tion to yoga and med­i­ta­tion, Dian has achieved more in her three decades than most peo­ple do in a life­time. But don’t think all that suc­cess has gone to her head, as she’s also de­light­fully mod­est. “When Tatler asked me out for lunch and gave me the let­ter about the award, I was like, ‘Did you guys print the wrong name? Be­cause I’m really not a fash­ion icon.’” We beg to dif­fer, Dian. Her sim­ple, well-cut clothes, which are of­ten ac­ces­sorised with a good scarf or beau­ti­ful pair of ear­rings, bring to mind some of the best-dressed women of Paris or Mi­lan. “I think my style is pretty chic and re­laxed,” she says. “I love white and gold, and my sta­ples are pretty sim­ple: sun­glasses, Uniqlo jeans and white Dior shirts, which I of­ten steal from my hus­band.” But while she may be known for her re­laxed, pared-back aes­thetic, life as one of Malaysia’s top prop­erty de­vel­op­ers and restau­ra­teurs—while also a mother of three chil­dren un­der 12—must be more than a lit­tle manic. “Yoga saved me,” she says. “What started out as the cure for a lit­tle back pain on hol­i­day in Bali has changed the way I see the world. I med­i­tate and prac­tise mind­ful­ness daily, be­cause I just want to be at peace.”

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