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Ayla Dimitri Talks Personal Style, Social Media and Curiosity

Content creator Ayla Dimitri is one of Jarkarta's most influential faces of fashion, lifestyle and travel.
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Was fashion something that you’ve always been interested in?

Yes, ever since I was a kid. My mother used to model and she later became a designer with her own clothing line. She was very fashionable. From her, I learned how to mix and match clothing. She gave me this freedom of just wearing whatever I wanted. Basically, fashion is something I’ve always been curious about.

How would you define your style now?

If I look back at my old photos, nothing much has changed. I still have a distinctive taste in fashion, which is a mix of sporty and feminine styles. It’s always something with variety. I find myself liking to put everything together randomly. 

What do you think your style says about you?

It’s an expression of my personality because I’m a bit of a hoarder. I like to try everything, and there’s a lot that inspires me - movies, music, people, culture and family. There’s always something that intrigues me and it eventually influences my personal style. I translate who I am through the things I wear.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I used to play guitar in a band when I was 13. We’d perform songs by rock and alternative bands like Radiohead. I also wrote poems when I was younger. I submitted them to competitions in school. I think I won, like, three times.

What is the best thing about being a content creator?

All of the experiences. To go to places, to meet people, to get to know about a brand – these are all priceless experiences. I get to travel around the world and there’s always something for me to learn. And with social media, I have the platform to say something meaningful and encouraging to the people who follow me.

What do you hope to achieve in the future?

I’d like to create and develop my own product. Actually, by next year, I hope to start my own business. I want to make a perfume, something that’s not all florals and has, like, a smoky scent. Something unisex and niche, that you can’t find anywhere else.  

This story appears in the June/July 2019 issue of L'Officiel Singapore. 

Credits

Photography Lenne Chai/ADB AGENCY

Styling Evon Chng

All jewellery Tiffany and Co.

Outfit Bottega Veneta by Daniel Lee  

Hair Jimmy Yap / Kenaris Salon 

Makeup Zoel Tee using YSL Beaute

Photography assistants Bart, Samuel Goh

Styling assistants Carmen Hudgens and Ye Xuan

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