Please introduce yourself
Hi im sonali, a Medical bioscience and Political science student in Monash and im also a fashion beauty enthusiast.
What is your current occupation?
Where can we find you online?
youtube : sonalisilvaa
How did you start your career?
Social media influencer just happened by chance I think I attained a sizeable following through my part time job as a model.
Describe your personal style in THREE words.
Classy Elegant and Comfortable
Less or more?
Less is more!
What do you wear on lazy days?
Lol my lazy days are most days, I wear jeans a trendy top and flats.
Who’s your style icon?
Emma Watson and I cant rule out Rihanna shes so bold and fearless with fashion I love it.
How do you stay up to date with fashion?
I think I like experimenting with what works for my bodytype and I don’t focus too much on the trends. But being a model definitely helps, I like to translate and tone down what I see on runways to fit my wardrobe.
What do you think about denim over denim?
It works! But conditions apply , I would style a denim oversized jacket with denim jeans or a skirt provided I have a muted shirt or tshirt inside. I think denim on denim is already a statement so pairing it with simple acessories really pulls the look together.
Sneakers, flats or heels kinda girl?
Lol I am all of the above! I’m definitely both ends of the spectrum I don’t mind being the only girl in the room in heels if it completes my look.
What’s your style philosophy?
I think it was Coco chanel who said before you leave the house take one item off , I definitely abide. I like to keep things minimal.
What’s a fashion trend that can never let you down?
Off shoulder I think. It’s very sexy and feminine but also very classy. And high waisted pants or skirts, it gives you extra lengthy legs and who doesn’t love that!
Do you see makeup as part of fashion?
Oh definitely, when I put together a look I make sure I am presenting my best self, and that entails a nice red lip more often than not.
Which celebrities have the best style to you?
Blake lively, Jordan dunn (she is both extra and elegant and I can relate), Priyanka Chopra
Monochrome or colour blocking?
Who is the most fashionable woman that you know?
My grandma ! she taught me how to stun in pearls and I’ve had lessons in winging eyeliner even before it was a thing!
What’s your favourite thing to wear?
At the moment Big gold hoops.
Accessories you can’t live without?
A watch and a matching cuff
Are you afraid of wearing an all-white outfit?
I can’t lie I am a clutz, and on many ocassions I’ve order bolaignse wearing a white top and it has never ended well.
What are the FIVE things that you must have in your bag?
Lipbalm, rose water spray, body spray, mascara and I always have some kind of reading material.
At the moment I’m reading milk and honey by rupi kaur.
What’s the priciest thing you ever splurge on?
Its either handbags or watches.
If you have to wear ONE thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A blackdress, its so versatile I could style it any way I want to.
Polka dots or stripes?
Both. But please not together.
What are you currently following in the fashion industry (brand, news, model career, etc)
Dior just showcased. Their dior sauvage and I am obsessed.
What do you like besides fashion?
Politics! I like to keep up with whats happening in the world.
What kind of style that you’re least confident about?
Hmm maybe Urban edgy, I don’t think I can pull off that look.
What’s your favourite fashion brand?
Well from the really high end ones I think Chanel and even the recent collection by gucci was beautiful. Locally Malaysia has some amazing fashion houses as well. I love Melinda looi and house of Toi.
Who’s your biggest influence when it comes to fashion?
What I see on the runway and how celebrities incoprate it into their everyday lives. You can do that too!
Name THREE things you can’t live without?
Shades, lipstick and a my rose water spray ( I’m telling you this is all you need in hot humid malasysia in order to maintain glowy skin)
When did you first involve in fashion?
When I started modeling I think I was about 15.