5 Quotes That Will Make You Realise Your Own Beauty | Clozette

We've heard people say that everyone is beautiful in their own way. However, there are moments when we personally feel like we are not at par with everyone else, whether it be our physical beauty or our own internal feelings and inhibitions. We've all had days when we think and feel that we are not beautiful or kind or brave enough. But trust us when we say that it doesn't mean that we should stick to having that outlook.

Our own selves should be our first source of self-pride and confidence. So if you are not feeling your best, we listed some of our favourite quotes to help remind you that before you look at others to see your own beauty, you should allow yourself that privilege first. 

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"No one can make you inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt



If you're a huge Princess Diaries fan, then you would be very much familiar with this line. There are people who are particularly fond of putting others down, and it may be the very reason why you're feeling the way you feel right now. But always remember that allowing them to hurt you and say things about you is always up to your own faith in yourself. As long as you know who you truly are, your beauty, both from the outside and within, will shine through despite what others say.
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"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross



This analogy perfectly illustrates that attractiveness is one thing, but it is nothing without character. How you deal with yours and other people's dark and sad moments truly reveal your inner beauty. It shows your heart, soul, and true nature, which is so much more important than a beautiful face paired with a cold heart. 


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"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." - Marilyn Monroe



We are usually so fixated on our flaws that we overlook the things that make us beautiful. So take note that having imperfections is normal. It makes us more exciting and unique and that we should celebrate it and see that beyond it, we have something much more beautiful to offer to the world.


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"Butterflies can't see their wings. They can't see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well." - Naya Rivera



Have you ever had people tell you that you are beautiful, kind, or simply amazing, but you felt like you need to dismiss it because you don't feel that way? Then keep re-reading this quote and put it to heart. Do know that it's not boastful or greedy to accept that there are some things about ourselves that are worth calling "beautiful". If they can see it, then maybe we should start appreciating ourselves more too.


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"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder." - Salma Hayek



Putting a new meaning to the classic quote "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", this reminds us that before we turn to others to see who are, we must be willing to see ourselves in the best possible way. It is not to dismiss our faults and flaws, but it is to embrace our own identity and love who we are entirely.

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Get ready to give your Fall wardrobe an upgrade with ZALORA and Calvin Klein. With pieces and designs that find the right balance between sexy, provocative, and youthful, we welcome Fall 2016 with this partnership that is truly worth getting excited about. 

Find yourself gushing over more than 300 assortments of product, from womenswear, menswear, underwear, bags, and small leather goods from this iconic lifestyle brand, all made available and accessible to the Asian market through ZALORA.


Launching their well-known lines Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear, and Calvin Klein Performance across the Asia region, this partnership significantly expands the distribution of Calvin Klein presence in five key markets including Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Philippines. 


“Calvin Klein enjoys tremendous appeal across Asia and this launch will be an exciting enhancement to our brand portfolio. With strong partners like Calvin Klein, we remain well ahead of the competition in terms of product assortment and ability to serve the millions of consumers throughout Asia seeking trusted and convenient access to fashion online.” - Parker Gundersen, Chief Executive Officer of ZALORA Group

So what are you waiting for? Start revamping your Fall wardrobe with ZALORA and Calvin Klein. 

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Find out more about ZALORA x Calvin Klein by visiting www.zalora.com.ph/calvin-klein.
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What’s so exciting about Singapore Fashion Week (SGFW) 2016 is not just its new home at National Gallery Singapore. This year, rather than presenting a majority of star-studded international brands like what was done in previous years, SGFW – for the first time ever – set the stage for an All-Asian designer lineup.


From 26th October 2016 to 30th October 2016, the five-day fashion funfair showcased a mix of Asian international designers the likes of Indian-American designer Naeem Khan and Malaysian-born, London-based designer Han Chong (of Self-Portrait); and Singapore’s very own homegrown designers such as Max Tan and Ong Shunmugam.


Naeem Khan at SGFW 2016

From MAX.TAN as the opening show to fashion week – a first in the history of SGFW with Tan being the first Singaporean designer to open – to Self-Portrait’s first ever runway appearance in Asia since its debut in 2013, in retrospect: SGFW 2016 made a glorious statement on the revolution of Asia fashion.

Of course, we had to be there, fresh-faced and glowing skin courtesy of a particular Facial Treatment Essence (ahem, SK-II). Read on as we put the spotlight on our favourite designer looks this Singapore Fashion Week 2016.

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Structured Minimalism at MAX.TAN


MAX.TAN Spring/Summer 2017 at SGFW 2016

It’s all about roughening up feminine aesthetics and softening the edges of masculinity at MAX.TAN Spring/Summer 2017. Architectural silhouettes and monochromatic tones made up the DNA of the six-year-old brand, while deconstruction was the keyword for the latest collection. Ruffles and fringes were “manned up” with elements like hard, geometrics lines, while pants were given ultra-deep slits at the front and at the sides.


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Royal Decadence at Guo Pei


Guo Pei Spring/Summer 2016 at SGFW 2016

Couturier Guo Pei set the tone for her Spring/Summer 2016 “Courtyard” collection when she gave the media a glimpse of the saffron-yellow robe dress that Rihanna famously wore at the 2015 Met Gala hours before her show. Featuring design elements from historical noble court culture, it’s evident that the designer’s aesthetics – braced by her signature beading and embroidery works – are heavily influenced by traditional Chinese culture.

In essence, Guo Pei’s “Courtyard” collection – from the Pheonix and floral patterns, to the decadent colour palette and textiles – is made for the modern queens and princesses.


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Make A Statement at CHI CHI VON TANG


CHI CHI VON TANG Anime Collection at SGFW 2016

CHI CHI VON TANG knows what makes a statement (piece). The Singapore-based street-luxe brand, the brainchild of former model and designer Lisa Crosswhite, continues to celebrate feminine power as models strutted down the runway as superheroes donning the “Anime” collection.

The brand’s iconic Chi Chi Warrior Bomber, mandarin collar blouses and harem pants were printed with comic strip created by Canadian artist and animator, Mujia Liao. Who is CHI CHI VON TANG? She, or he, is definitely one we’ll be looking out for.


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RGB at Ong Shunmugam


Ong Shunmugam RGB Cheongsam Collection at SGFW 2016

Designer Priscilla Shunmugam is known for modernising the traditional Chinese cheongsam dress into wearable pieces in tune with today’s style tone. In her latest Cheongsam 2017 collection titled RGB, Shunmugam perfected print-on-print-on-print ensembles on Asian textiles, introduced a shocking fluorescent yellow to some of the looks, and showcased a new Chinese silk fabric printed with a Chinese watercolour painting and motifs. The result is a collection that we want to wear not just for Chinese New Year, but also all year round.


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Colour Parade at Naeem Khan


Naeem Khan Spring 2017 at SGFW 2016

“The collection is vibrant in colour inspired by my deep love of cooking. To me, taste is colour,” read the show notes at Naeem Khan Spring 2017. A total of 50 looks took to the runway – a rich explosion of colours presented in laces, embroideries, sequins and fringes. The collection showed off the masterful artisanal skills of the House under Naeem Khan’s creative direction. As Khan took his bow at the end of the show to astounding applause, we only wished there was more.


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All Grown-Up at Self-Portrait


Self-Portrait Spring 2017 at SGFW 2016

Malaysian-born designer Han Chong might have burst into the scene just three years ago. But judging by the list of international stockists under his belt, the Central Saint Martins graduate’s London-based brand Self-Portrait has already won the hearts of an international crowd with his signature guipure lace pieces. Closing SGFW 2016 with his Spring 2017 collection, Chong featured a series of looks that hinted at a more grown-up Self-Portrait woman. Lace looks with strategically undone buttons for a playful peek-a-boo effect, utilitarian-inspired ensembles (those patent leather pants!), and ruffles aplenty – we’re bracing ourselves, and our wallets, when this collection comes out next season.

Photos by: Singapore Fashion Week

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What collection did you love from SGFW 2016? Share them with us below!

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