Today's Insta favourite is Pinkdurian. We are constantly on the lookout for cool women wearing Miista. Often this means excessive stalking on Instagram. During our latest rounds, we came a cross Anisah. She is very
cool. What caught our eye was her ability to mix the fresh and cool with traditional. While other girls play with strange cuts and colours of the rainbow, Anisah wears a headscarf. She looks just as rad as all the other fashionistas. We got in touch with her to find out more about her! Follow her on Instagram
. We take it you live in Kuala Lumpur? What’s it like? If we decided to pack our bags and come see you, what would be the coolest spot you’d take us to see?
Yes! It has an all year round rainforest climate. KL is famous for its multi-cultural society (Malay, Chinese & Indian). So the food, infrastructure, environment is pretty mixed up here, in a good way. :) Heli Lounge Bar has view of KL like no other. But to inhale KL, you have to dunk in the food here! My all time favorite Asian fusion restaurant is Wondermama, Bangsar Village. How old are you?
I'm 19 this year! What do you do? And more importantly, what are you about (if its not the same thing)?
Studying A levels at the moment, towards the business path. But my heart longs for arts & design. I want to be a fashion designer and build a fashion empire. Currently, I'm just showing KL my weird taste in fashion, mixing styles. My weird is called normal in another country like the UK but Malays are very reserved. It takes a push to bring out the 'weirdness' in them. So I intend to show my weirdness to the society and tell them it's okay to be yourself, no matter how weird you are. Apparently, even my Miistas are huge head turners here. But that doesn'tt stop me from loving them! Because they are so me! Do you have any people, bloggers, IG users or magazines that inspire you? In terms of fashion and the things that you do?
I dont really want to look like anybody but myself - I believe fashion is expressing myself. I literally think I'm the weirdest person. I look up to the fashion style of Italy & Japan. Everyone is my inspiration, I sit in a cafe, watch people pass by and pick fragments of their clothing to mush them together. The only blog I read is, heart + bleecker
because she's good at expressing her ways. Also Hayley Williams because she wears what defines her. Oh and @kastorandpollux! Which designers or fashion companies do you like and why (don’t worry – you don’t have to say Miista)?
My tops are mostly from Topshop and Zara - only because they're affordable and they have everything. I'm a sucker for bargains. I were a millionaire, I'd go for Alberta Ferretti and Miu Miu. I'd wear that combo everyday. I honestly have to say Miista is my new profound love. I like the direction. The uniqueness. The architecture. Its simple but bold,it screams. You take great IG pictures! Is this a good eye and a hobby, or is there more to it?
I have practiced photography since I was 13. I even get hired for weddings. I'm more of the shooter than the one in the picture. Like even if someone is taking my picture, I'm the one who goes, "left abit! Okay point the lens down a little!" I'm still practicing how to embrace my best features. I would say pictures of me aren't as good as the pictures I take myself. Your headscarves look amazing and we love how religion and/or social conventions don’t forbid people from expressing themselves through fashion. How easy or difficult is it to make it a part of your look?
It's not easy! We have to treat the headscarf as a part of our look. And there are so many ways how to wear the headscarf. So many directions. To make it flowy or a turban or leave it dangling or this or that. It also has to match the rest of the outfit. It does create a balance to my look. Sort of like neutralises any off colours in my outfit. I feel that without my headscarf my look is not complete. Anything else you’d like to add?
Who is @pinkdurian? Pink because every girl, has a pink in them. Maybe not the colour,but a girly chic in them. However emo or simple you are, you've got a dash of pink in you, surely. Durian is a delicious but strange smelling fruit that grows here in Malaysia. So strange that once in Japan it stinked a building and citizens thought it was a gas bomb. It's very creamy, similar to creme brulee but has a stinky smell. Some people immensely love it, some people detest it. Something you gotta face in life :)