Noor Ashikin Abdul Rahman
The New Paper
April 19, 2016
Like Felicia Chin, fellow actress Rebecca Lim also received her fair share of flak for her unusual wardrobe choice at Star Awards Show 1.
Lim's all-black, long-sleeved couture get-up was from Beirut fashion label Ashi Studio. It comprised a sculptural high-low lampshade skirt, matching thigh-high lace boots and severe blunt-cut bangs that did not sit well with many who felt the edgy imaging was out of character.
Some netizens even went so far as to compare her to Spock from US sci-fi TV series Star Trek.
Lim, who was also one of the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes on Sunday, has always sported a softer, feminine image at past Star Awards ceremonies.
But the 29-year-old local actress was not bothered by the criticism, saying she had fun experimenting and stepping out of the box this year.
She told TNP over the phone: "I usually leave it up to my team because I am not the most stylish of people and need their help to make me look good. Most of my looks are mainly feminine so this is something different, a little less 'Rebecca' style.
"Edgy is not something that you would typically use to describe me, but it all worked out because I had fun. I liked it. It was more daring yet at the same time conservative because I was all covered up."
Lim only tried on the dress the day before the show and had opted to go with it as her first choice.
Her Ashi Studio piece is the only one in the world and was flown in from London.
"The other outfit had a high slit down the front and I was a little worried about that," she said.
Calling her chosen dress a "statement" piece, Lim said her hairstyle completed the look.
"It was a clip-on fringe and I thought it was an interesting look. The last time I sported bangs was two years ago. People are also used to seeing me with my hair down," she said.
She said she received compliments from many of her colleagues, who said she looked younger and "like a doll".
And while others might not agree, Lim did not let it bother her.
"I have learnt not to read all the comments online. Still, they have the right to opinions on what they think is beautiful and glamorous. But I felt very comfortable in it and I was very happy with the look," she said.
This article was first published on April 19, 2016.
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