JAMIE QQ WU IS THE WITTY SHANGHAI-BORN, SINGAPORE-BASED ACCIDENTAL FASHION INFLUENCER WHO TEAMED UP WITH US LAST YEAR ON A MINI MOCKUMENTARY ABOUT KOL CULTURE. THEN IN DECEMBER, THE EXPERIMENTAL STYLE STAR BECAME A MUM. TO BRING SOME LIGHTHEARTED ESCAPISM AND CHEEKY HUMOUR TO MOTHER’S DAY THIS YEAR, WE DECKED HER OUT IN THE SEASON’S LIVELIEST PRINTS AND GOT HER TO SHOW US THE “REAL” SIDE TO HER NEW LIFE, ALL INCIDENTALLY ON THE DAY HER BABY ARCHIE TURNED 100 DAYS OLD.
“As much as I’ve always loved dressing up, fashion is no new mum’s priority when one clocks in eight hours of sleep... across four days! I’ve since largely traded my wardrobe of Jacquemus, Richard Quinns and the like for a super-comfy, fuss-free nursing bra and Lululemon tights, which is kind of like this get-up that’s channelling ’60s Jane Fonda, no?” 8 Moncler Richard Quinn silk-blend top with sequins, nylon-blend tights and matching pumps with sequins, Moncler. Pluie de Cartier 18K white gold necklace with diamonds and matching bracelet, Cartier. Archie’s clothes and accessories (worn throughout), his own
“My bottle duty look – not. An occasionally grumpy baby who still has the tendency to puke without warning means that I’m usually dressed in either a bathrobe or oversized tee when feeding him. There was that one time on New Year’s Eve when I made an exception and did so in a ruffled Givenchy dress – we had celebrations with our friends planned though like Cinderella, I got home before midnight to do the countdown with Archie who was then just five days old.” Cotton and sheep fur gilet, Miu Miu. Satin and leather slingbacks, Tory Burch. High Jewellery Giardini 18K white gold necklace with diamonds and rubies, Bvlgari. Gloves, Wu’s own. (Opposite) Wool column dress and acetate sunglasses with matching chain, Gucci. High Jewellery Giardini 18K white gold earrings with diamonds and rubies, Bvlgari
“I’ve always loved a statement suit, but pregnancy kept me from getting into any. Guess that’s why people say that motherhood is a lesson in unconditional love. For all the physical pangs that come with a newborn – the lack of sleep, the body aches, hair loss brought about by hormonal changes – I find myself smiling more than ever now when I’m with Archie. Makes this metallic gold Prada skirt suit kind of appropriate – me basking in the glow of motherhood (and a great suit).” Silk-blend jacket, matching pants, cotton shirt, Bosquet de la Colonnade Saphir Rose 18K yellow, white and pink gold chandelier earrings with diamonds, sapphires, tourmalines, emeralds, garnets and hauyne, and Ete a Seville 18K white gold ring with diamonds, quartz, sapphires and garnets, Dior. Leather sandals, Prada. (Opposite) Leather jacket, Prada. High Jewellery Serpenti 18K pink gold chandelier earrings with mother-ofpearl and diamonds and matching 18K white and yellow gold bracelet with diamonds and rubies, Bvlgari
“I’ve been reading lots to Archie – something I find important during these formative years. Also who knew that Twinkle Twinkle Little Star could be so poetic? Now I’m wondering if a printed shirt like this could double as an interactive picture book: Archie, can you find the monkey? Speaking of children’s stories, I’ve finally discovered that fairy-tale outfits do exist – in the form of generous maxi dresses that I’ve been living in since my last stretch of pregnancy. After all, how many outfits allow one to gorge on cake and feel like a goddess at the same time?” Silk shirt and wool pants, Burberry. Clash de Cartier 18K pink gold earrings, 18K white gold bracelet, (on middle finger) matching 18K white gold rings, and (on index finger, from top) Panthere de Cartier 18K pink gold rings with garnets and onyx, and onyx, emeralds and diamonds, Cartier. (Opposite) Crepe de chine gown, Chloe. Metal chandelier earrings with crystals and matching choker, Gucci. Leather sandals, Miu Miu
STYLING ASSISTANT SOO JET ONG HAIR CHRISTVIAN GOH / ARX, USING KEVIN. MURPHY MAKEUP SHA SHAMSI, USING DIOR GIRAFFE & CAROUSEL THE PROPZ COMPANY
PHOTOGRAPHY VEE CHIN STYLING IMRAN JALAL