Get To Know Fashion Maven Minoli Dayaratne

Get To Know Fashion Maven Minoli Dayaratne

Latest looks, bang-on buys and ways to add cool to your closet by the trendiest fashionista in town. 

Minoli Dayaratne (Founder and Head Designer of Destiny By Minoli and Model) reveals the secrets to her style.   

One style rule I think every person should break is conforming to trends. Don’t compromise away your identityto follow trends.

 My go-to way to bust stress is being in the present and spending time with people and  places I love and connect with.

I can’t live without my spiritual journey as that’s what made me everything I am and keeps me on my path

The celeb I’d most love to dress is Emma Watson.

A change I’d like to see in the fashion industry is fashion being portrayed as art. Fashion should be something that helps people connect with themselves.

One thing that always brings me confidence is the quote, “When I dare to be powerful in the service of my vision then it becomes less and less important whether I’m afraid.”

Describe your style in 3 words: Comfortable, expressive and bold!

The first step towards sisterhood in any community or group is to know that you don’t have to take another women to get to the top. Collaboration over competition takes you much further since we all have unique contributions to bring to the table.

The best part of my modelling career is getting to portray different stories and personalities!

My travel essentials are: My phone to listen to music, a good book and comfy clothes.

This article was originally published as “Fashion Callout” in the March 2019 issue of Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka. For more fashion advice, grab a copy of our latest magazine.

Words: Sumaiya Shuaibdeen

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