For many of us, the idea of style and fashion usually started off with magazines or TV ads with celebrity icons sporting trends of the season. But we often forget that it's all thanks to the stylists who work behind the scenes. So for the final instalment of our Artists Behind Artists series, we talked to Jeanne Ng, founder of StylebyJeann. She shared with us her passion for fashion, humble beginnings, and how to find your identity through style.
Beginnings and purpose
When asked about what made her pursue a career in fashion, Jeann shared, "It all started when I did not feel confident about how I look and I started searching for an answer to change that. I pursued a diploma course in Professional Styling and that was when I founded StylebyJeann. I wanted to see more women feel confident about themselves through the way they dress and how they carry themselves. I allowed my passion to become my purpose and today it became my profession."
Jeann also mentioned that her inspirations for following this path mostly fell on who she is as a person and her personal icon in the industry. "I knew I wanted to be a stylist when I started dressing to my style personality. What I discovered from personal styling changed the way I feel about my wardrobe. My confidence grew day by day and I am happy to own a style I can call my own. My biggest inspiration is Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel because she revolutionised women's dressing with easy-to-wear clothes that epitomised modern simplicity," she said.