Our “I Am Her” series features the female movers and shakers of the industry to learn how femininity and power coincide beautifully and seamlessly together.
Zulvanny dropped into the Malaysian scene with her eclectic, yet elegant personal style, exuding all the confidence of someone who knows exactly how she wants to be seen. A veritable millennial Patricia Field, her humble demeanour and determination will see her far in this ever-changing industry. So of course, we wanted to pick her brain not just for style tips but career lessons as well. Read on for our chat.
Fill in the blanks: I am a ______ and a ______.
"I am a stylist and a go-getter."
What made you choose this career path?
"To be honest, this is not what I originally planned to pursue. I was doing medicine when I decided to take a break and try my hand at fashion styling. I think the 'eye' for styling came naturally to me, but back then it wasn’t something that I thought I could make a living from; it was more like a hobby.
While I was studying, I watched a ton of live concert videos of my favourite artists on YouTube and that got me interested in the way they chose to dress, which affects their overall image and the impact of their performances. I did more research and found that their individual styles were created by a professional stylist. From then on, I knew that I wanted to be one, too."