Trippy floral prints automatically get the grown-up treatment when paired with a knife-sharp white blazer.
Annie Costello Brown earrings, $321, from NET-A-PORTER. Greedilous blazer, $1,559, from Society A. Top, $46.90; and jeans, $96.90, both from Topshop.
Unlike her on-screen character Radio Asia One in last year’s blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians, Constance Lau instantly lights up the room with her infectiously bubbly personality. The actress reveals to us the big projects that she has lined up for the rest of the year: “I’ve just wrapped up 128 Circle and I’m working on The Last Madame”, she tells us excitedly. “128 Circle delves into the lives of the hawkers and how they change with the impending closure, while the The Last Madame is set in the ’30s.” On the fashion frontier, Constance is no shrinking violet either. Outshining many of her co-stars at the Crazy Rich Asians premiere in Los Angeles last year – most of whom are already red carpet pros – Constance’s head-turning scarlet gown from homegrown brand Time Taken To Make A Dress has cemented her status as one of Singapore’s pluckiest style star. As she dons this season’s boldest and brightest prints, she also shares a bit about her style.
Go two-for-two and pair up a dotted blouse with a vintage-inspired slip skirt.
Dinosaur Designs earrings, $225; and Jacquemus top, $766, both from NET-A-PORTER. Skirt, $69.90, from Zara. Shoes, $85.90, from Charles & Keith.
Happiness is being kind to others and yourself, and being in charge of your life.
Describe your style for us.
“My personal style very much depends on my mood that particular day. I generally wear a lot classics, but with a twist. I think this is very much a representation of who I am, not over-the-top, but still slightly playful. An example would be a tweed jacket with a printed T-shirt and a pair of jeans. I’m not very adventurous but I don’t want to be too safe at the same time!”
What’s an item in your closet you cannot live without?
“Jackets! I’m a huge fan of jackets and blazers, I probably have at least 40 pieces in my closet!”
In your opinion, what are some must-have pieces?
“A pair of jeans, black pumps and a button up shirt.”
What does being happy mean to you?
“Happiness is being kind to others and yourself, and being in charge of your life.”
Rise And Shine
Pyjama-inspired florals get the daytime treatment when worn with statement accessories.
Sunglasses, $300, from Gentle Monster. Earrings, $265, from Tory Burch. Jacket (worn as top), $800, from Diane von Furstenberg. Kimhekim belt, $679, from Society A.
FASHION STYLING: AARON KOK, ASSISTED BY JULIET SUEN / PHOTOS: FRENCHESCAR LIM / MAKEUP: RINA SIM, USING HERA / HAIR: JASON WONG/SALON NU, USING KEVIN MURPHY