Singapore Tatler - - STYLE -

A fash­ion­ista and foodie, Sirisopa Chu­lase­wok headed the Dior brand in Thai­land for years. But in the past decade, she has di­ver­si­fied away from French lux­ury and to­wards Thai food, run­ning the Nara group of res­tau­rants and the multi-la­bel fash­ion bou­tique, Beige. So how does she dress for days filled with ev­ery­thing from food tast­ings to high-end fash­ion shows? “Dur­ing the day­time, I like jeans and sneak­ers as I’m in such a rush try­ing to get ev­ery­thing done,” she says. “But I dress up more for din­ners. I love Zim­mer­mann at the mo­ment. I’m also a fan of Thai de­signer Pol­pat Asavaprapha and his la­bel Asava. He’s a good friend and his looks fit my frame and per­son­al­ity.” Like any fash­ion in­sider worth her ex­pen­sive high heels, Sirisopa knows ex­actly which styles and sil­hou­ettes work for her fig­ure. “Gen­er­ally, I like solid colours and very few prints. I favour A-line skirts as I think they flat­ter my shape, and I also like skinny jeans paired with a state­ment jacket. One of my all-time favourite pieces is a Chanel skirt, which I wear with a Chanel tuxedo jacket—it’s a clas­sic look which feels time­less.” Sirisopa says she in­her­ited her sense of style from her el­e­gant mother. “When I was a lit­tle girl, I used to love watch­ing my mother get dressed up. From her shoes and ac­ces­sories to the way she pinned her hair—she al­ways looked so im­mac­u­late and chic. There were no big brands in Bangkok back in those days so all her clothes were hand­made. I re­mem­ber go­ing to the cou­turier with her, feel­ing the fab­rics and ex­am­in­ing the beau­ti­ful but­tons. It was where my love af­fair with fash­ion be­gan.” Look­ing to the fu­ture, the phil­an­thropic en­tre­pre­neur has some in­spir­ing plans. Th­ese in­clude open­ing a restau­rant in Lon­don, build­ing a Bud­dhist tem­ple or two and im­prov­ing the Thai ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem. She’d bet­ter get a few new pairs of sneak­ers if she wants to fit all that into her busy sched­ule.

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