What does personal style mean to you? To many, it’s more than just the clothes off their backs — it’s the freedom to express who they are on the inside before even saying a word. While we all have a personal sense of style, no two individuals are exactly the same when it comes to the way they dress. In this column I Want Her Style, we speak to the stylish individuals of Singapore, and find out what makes their minds tick when it comes to fashion, and the people who inspire them.
Judging from her oh-so fashionable wardrobe, Carol Loo, 39, is someone who takes fashion seriously, while still having fun with it. According to the mother-of-one, she once picked her husband up at the airport in a full David Koma outfit with a baby in tow, carried in a newly invested Egg baby stroller that she shipped from the UK. “I guess you could call it my casual daytime stroll look,” she jests.
Indeed, fashion plays a big part in her life. “Fashion to me is a means to project myself and make an impact on the world. When I was in Shanghai as one of the youngest business directors in an ad agency, I was judged based on my appearance a lot. And I chose to find strength in that as I was carving out my career, and made the conscious, determined effort to use style to present myself as the power player I know I am,” she explains.
We sat down for a chat with Carol to find out what inspires her fashion choices, and what drives her success at work as well as life.