Please introduce yourself
Hello lovelies! Im Ct Ray , and im 22years old.
What is your current occupation?
I am currently a Fashion Designer. To be more percised , a Hijab Designer.
Where can we find you online?
You guys can search me up on instagram ; https://www.instagram.com/ct_ray/
How did you start your career?
Let me tell you a little of my story, I was gifted with good hands (as what my father once said) started drawing and sketching my own since i was 9 years, I’d bring my sketching book everywhere i go, I kept drawing creating design pieces using my imaginary.
After i finished high school, i started my own business of Lulwa Hijab for 2years. I got myself designing hijab pieces every week! It was fun and tiring at the same time. Lulwa Hijab was a success, i wouldnt do it without you my beloved Mother and Father.
Apparently, after my precious father passed away, i’ve decided to stop the business because the memories with him was too strong i couldnt continue my legacy without him in it.
Now however I am a Hijab Designer and that probably happened on work experience when I was about eighteen years old. Now i’m working for Naelofar hijab and producing hijab up to 5 to 6 designs every month.
What’s the current update about yourself?
Currently im busy designing for Naelofar Hijab especially for raya. Apart from Designing, i also do modelling sometimes for few of local fashion brand, when im free from work if there is any job offer I’d do them just to kill time.
Im also planning to travel more so i can dress up differently at each country according to their culture. First trip will be Tokyo this year, so stay tune on my IG for some ootd
Describe your personal style in THREE words
Edgy, Classic , Minimalist
Less or more?
Less is more!
What do you wear on lazy days?
if you see me wearing sneakers, those are my lazy days. I feel more comfortable to be lazy wearing sneakers these days.
Who’s your style icon?
How can anyone not love Olivia Palermo
How do you stay up to date with fashion?
Pinterest is my source to search up for fashion updates. And thats where i find my inspiration to wear something daring. Everytime i find dmething ineteresing , i’d start dressing up every now and then.
What do you think about denim over denim?
i think its effortlessly chic! I wore denims quite often because its a casual style that can be worn on an everyday basis.
Sneakers, flats or heels kinda girl?
im all three!! But id prefer to wear heels cause its the only way i can walk and feel tall like a model. Cause im short!! Haha
What’s your style philosophy?
You have to feel amazing about who you are at this moment in your life, beyond your age, body shape and profession. One of my core beliefs is that beauty and elegance are as much about the internal as they are about the external. If a woman feels beautiful, she is beautiful, whether or not she fits in with the “standards”.
What’s a fashion trend that can never let you down?
gracefully, sculptural, minimal heels tha’d flatters every foot! Im a shoes freak so pardon me people. Im always amazed of how brilliant every designer can come up with different unique pieces of shoes every season. So i think shoes a trend that will never let me down.
Do you see makeup as part of fashion?
in order to complete your whole look, make up is definitely a must. But i’d still dress up to go out even without wearing any makeup , because your fashion outfit is more important. Sometimes id let my face breathe a little and wear shades to cover up my pale face hehe. I’ll oftenly go out wearing makeup of course.
Which celebrities have the best style to you?
hands down, JLo. Well just because i love her since i was little. But she doesnt show off too much (in sense of everyday look) , her sense is more one minimalist and classy.
Monochrome or colour blocking?
monochrome of course. I mostly wear black and white.
Who is the most fashionable woman that you know?
In malaysia I’d say Haida Yusof is fashionable. I love her style.
What’s your favourite thing to wear?
I love to wear jeans with white big long sleeves and nice bright red heels. Because im simple like that
Accessories you can’t live without?
watches and bangels
Are you afraid of wearing an all-white outfit?
im never afraid. Because all white is my thing! White is one of my favorite color. And i personally think all white outfit is classy
What are the FIVE things that you must have in your bag?
my lipsticks, shades, mirror, hand cream lotion, and perfume!
What’s the priciest thing you ever splurge on?
when i first got my very own peach colored Manolo Blahnik midi heel, YSL black sweater with zips on both sholders, and Dolce Gabbana grey cartooned shirt. I think those are the priciest thing i spulrge on.
If you have to wear ONE thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Which fashion trend that will never be out of style?
i think lace can never be out of style. Its brilliant how people start to wear lace gloves, lace skirts, lace long sleeves or jeans that has lace patches. Theyre just unique .
Polka dots or stripes?
i prefer stripes. But its never wrong to combined both polka dots and stripes together
What do you like besides fashion?
besides dressing up and learning about fashion, i like to get myself some fresh air and enjoy the mother nature! Hiking, running, yoga and workout once in awhile is my thing.
Your favourite apparel?
a simple quote tee matched with a bomber jacket, ripped boyfriends jeans and white strapy heels is everything!
What kind of style that you’re least confident about?
i’d say avant-garde. Its too daring for me but ill try one of these days .
What’s your favourite fashion brand?
For shoes i’d stay Manolo Blahnik, Bags would be Fendi, and Dolce Gabbana clothes are beauty.
Who’s your biggest influence when it comes to fashion?
Leandra Medine is influential because she’s not your typical fashion-blogger girl. She’s stylish, relatable, and real. Man Repeller has transformed into a multichannel media company, which started in fashion but now spans lifestyle, education, and health. Leandra’s refreshing approach to writing, social media, and fashion has truly changed the industry. She’s proved style is not about trends but authenticity. She’s one of a kind.
Name THREE things you can’t live without?
watches, heels and shades
When did you first involve in fashion?
When i was 13, my mother was very percise about looks. She will always makesure us sisters go out looking pretty. So eversince i was a teenager, i had to learn about fashion and dressing up. Mostly its my mother who taught me about it. Whatever you do in life, it helps to have a following, It’s going to help you professionally