5 Girl Bosses And Their Style Uniforms | Clozette

Popularised by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, the term “girl boss” is said to refer to “a woman who is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.” We all have a girl boss we look up to — no matter if they’re corporate hotshots or domestic divas — and more often than not, we admire them not only for what they do but also for being able to make it look like what they are doing is easy, not to mention they look good while doing it.


So with that in mind, we asked a few girl bosses from Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia to share what outfits make them feel most comfortable in when they hustle.


Samantha Mikaela Goh
Director, Hock Chuan Seng Pte Ltd


I'm in the construction line and I believe that style must always embody comfort. You'd never look good if you struggle to go from place to place in your outfit. That said, my favourite uniform consists of cropped cigarette trousers and a slinky camisole topped off with an edgy or sleek outerwear (depending on which one is needed for the occasion). They beauty of being a girl boss is that you can go for any look you want without seeking approval from anyone.

Sheena May Tonio
Junior Assistant Manager, BDO Unibank Inc.



I like to think that I’m a minimalist when it comes to style, so my colour palette lies more on neutrals, and the pieces I go for are easy to mix and match. My go-to outfit are a pair of wide leg pants — because it’s flattering and it hides thick hips and thighs — and a plain button down top or ribbed high neck shirt. I finish the look off with comfy ballet flats or sneakers. The ensemble gives an illusion that I put an effort to what I am wearing but I actually didn’t. 

Cinddie Teo

Digital Content Creator, ZALORA Singapore Female Style Star of the Year 2017



I would say my style is rather eclectic, and I find myself sticking to casual street style the best. I love fun, interesting pieces that I can layer and play around with to create different looks. My style uniform consists of an oversized jacket, denim cut-offs, sneakers — and pink lipstick.

Ricca Presa
Entrepreneur, Owner of I.M. Presa Fashion brand


I like the classic cuts — classy but on trend. And I love colour. That’s why now that the style is going back to the 80s and 90s, I’m having so much fun playing with clothes. The outfit I can say is my go-to is a pair of wide leg pants that look like Japanese pants or long skirt with slits, which I pair with crop tops.


Cheryl Ng

Designer



My style uniform is usually a white top and comfortable shoes. I like classic styles and clothes that don’t make me think about how I look. This style doesn’t affect my work as a creative since we’re expected to dress casually anyway. But I try to play it by ear as some clients like you to dress sharply. So I try to make a good first impression. Smart casual usually works.


(Cover photo from: societyofsnobs)

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As a fashion and beauty social content platform, it has been an incredible journey since we launched in 2011. Each year, we invite our most beloved Clozetters to join us for an afternoon of teatime delights and fun-packed activities. We also take the opportunity to catch up and share about exciting happenings in our community.

With the launch of our new look, there was no doubt that we wanted our community – the core of Clozette – to witness and celebrate this milestone with us. So over the weekend, we welcomed our stylish guests to step into their new Clozette at our Clozette Tea Party 2017.



Courtesy of our amazing partners, we prepared activities that provided all the primping essentials you’ll need in your Clozette. Etude House, GHD and QTTiE pampered guests with make-up, hair and nail makeovers to help them get ready for an Insta-worthy printout by Meitu. Guests were also treated to a jewellery showcase by ROOS 1835, and brought home fresh floral bouquets and calligraphy cards presented by CLEO and Lifetime Asia. Not to forget, prizes and take-home goodies thanks to CLEO, Crème Simon, Elyse & I, Etude House, Klarity, Qttie, Skin Inc, Too Faced, and Zalora!

Read on to see what went down at our Clozette Tea Party 2017.
Customising a floral bouquet by CLEO



Enjoying a pampering makeover at Etude House



Sporting a perfect blowout at GHD




Getting wise words of empowerment on print with calligraphy by Lifetime Asia




Getting the perfect shot with Meitu




Jewellery showcase by ROOS 1835





Gel manicure at QTTiE




Attractive giveaways for lucky winners





Big winner of the afternoon, Clara Song, brought home a pair of ROOS Diamond Earrings worth SGD1,600!



Take-home goodies courtesy of our partners: CLEO, Crème Simon, Elyse & I, Etude House, Klarity, Qttie, Skin Inc and Zalora




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Beyond the bright lights, the elevated catwalk, the glamorous hair and makeup, and the outstanding collections, one can't help but wonder what lies behind the scenes of a runway show. We imagine that it's just as fancy as what we see on the catwalk, so it comes as a surprise when we lift the veil and see actual human beings behind the illustrious displays.

It can seem a little ridiculous, to be fair, to expect anything more. But because we've been so exposed to seeing the amazing facade of a fashion show, just like Manila Fashion Festival, going behind the scenes felt ordinary — but that doesn't mean it's less beautiful. So we decided to share a fragment of our experience from beyond what the audience came to see. 



From the models to the designers to the stage directors, there was a certain rawness that exuded as soon as we entered the backstage. We tried as much as possible to blend in and not to be of inconvenience to anyone, trying to hide how overwhelming everything was. 

There were no fancy dressing rooms, no Hollywood-esque vanity mirrors; everyone was hustling to psych themselves for what was to become yet another important night in showcasing the craft and passion they all share. We see models chit-chatting and laughing, joking around to calm nerves, some even dancing to get 'in the zone', nothing curated or stoic in their expressions. 



Even in the grandest and most avant garde of garbs, you can still separate the person from the fabric, but as soon as the stage director called their attention to standby as they were to make their way into the eyes of the audience, they transformed, the air of professionalism and weeks of rehearsals written across their faces. 

We also got to briefly chat with one of the designers, Brit Tripudio, and we got a glimpse that beyond the magnificent display of pieces currently being showcased on the other side of the wall we were leaning in, anxiety, excitement, and overwhelming gratitude still overflows no matter how many runways and backstage preps he and his team have been in.



Overall, it turned out to be an amazing show. People clapped, cheered, and took home a feeling of awe. But knowing what we know now, the image of the imperfectly perfect image of what lies behind the catwalk is, without a doubt, as equally wondrous.




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