Artists Share Their Tributes To Notre Dame After Fire | Clozette

News rocked the world yesterday when reports of one of Europe’s most famous landmarks, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, got its roof burned. With 14 million visitors per year, the Notre Dame is a beloved symbol for locals and tourists alike, having had many incarnations in popular culture over the years, the most recognised one being Disney’s version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Though the cause of the fire is unclear (French officials suspect arson or terrorism), the two bell towers were unharmed, including the artworks, relics, and sacred objects they housed.

Plans to rebuild the roof and collapsed spire of the 800-year old church are already underway with investments coming in from multiple donors. As the rest of the world waits for the Notre Dame to be restored, an outpouring of grief and sympathy at the loss suffered by the historical monument flooded social media, with many artists posting their tributes. Here are some of the most moving images on Instagram.


Perhaps the most popular image concerning the Notre Dame fire, artist Cristina Correa Freile drew this picture of a grieving Quasimodo.


A sanctuary for many, Kaan Bağcı, portrayed the well-loved Hunchback burdened by the damaged cathedral. 


Illustrator Giulio Ingrosso portrayed an Esmeralda-esque gypsy woman bringing to life the Notre Dame rising from the fire.


Paying homage to the work of the firefighters in controlling the blaze and resilience of Paris after periods of struggle, artist Fernando Barba drew a firefighter bearing the burning cathedral on his back.


Marie Savart’s picture of a little girl sending a heart-shaped balloon flying towards the cathedral’s spire is an example of love and hope in the time of loss.

(Cover photo from: @giuliosdreamworlds)



In recent months, there's been a rise in 'off-beat' and eccentric footwear. These are styles that we never thought we'd love. Some have even been downright disdained about a decade ago. For example, wearing Uggs and Dad Sneakers were once considered an embarrassing fashion crime but it's now seen as cute and trendy. Ahh, how times have changed! And in 2019, another odd throwback style is taking centre stage. Unexpectedly, sporty sandals are now cool. Who would have thought? Right now, your feelings may still be mixed but these cute pieces are bound to change your mind.

New Balance SDL330

New Balance SDL330 11


Jump on the comfy shoe trend with these super stylish slider sandals from New Balance. With the buckle closures and velcro straps, it's basically the prettier version of your childhood footwear from the '90s. To deliver maximum comfort, the synthetic upper is paired with a signature REVlite midsole so these are also great for travelling.

Nike Benassi Duo Ultra

Nike Benassi Duo Ultra

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Once, sporty footwear came in limited colourways. But thankfully, now we have a wide array of colourful selections. As pastel lovers, we have our eyes on the of the Nike Benassi Duo Ultra. Built to be extremely lightweight, these sandals have a plush foam midsole feature that will make you feel like you're walking on air.

Reebok Classic Slide

Reebok Classic Slide Neon

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Loving the neon trend? Add these eye-catching sandals to your collection. Because of its bright shade, it can instantly uplift your ensemble with minimal effort. It's also a great choice for tropical country dwellers as the materials used and the structure are specifically designed for hot weather. 

adidas Adilette Slides

addidas Adilette Slides

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Spice up summer outfits with these dazzling printed sandals by adidas. Designed in collaboration with streetwear apparel The Farm Company, this pair was given a fresh facelift that suits the elegant resort style. It's great to pair with tropical-printed beach shorts or even bikinis!

PUMA Popcat Silk Women's Slide Sandals

PUMA Popcat Silk Women's Slide Sandals

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For those who have a hard time letting go of their fabulous stilettos but still want to try the comfy shoe trend, we suggest you go for this glam pair of sandals from PUMA. It has a soft, satin strap with a cute, ruffled design that will surely appeal to your sophisticated tastes. 

Look cute despite the heat with these hot style tips.



No prizes guessing where we wandered off to for the second stop of our annual tea party after Singapore: right “next door”, Malaysia! With the buzz of last October’s gathering with members of our community still fresh in our minds, this April’s session saw us getting acquainted with new faces on top of meeting a handful of our most supportive Clozetters.

A photo collage of ladies smiling

Our digital wanderers came together at Happ Café (where we welcomed our community to step into their new Clozette two years ago) and were treated to a delightful afternoon tea along with a series of fun activities that perfectly defined the essence of our regular get-togethers. Guests adorned their hands with a Baby-G by Casio showcase and EMMEzing NAILS DIY nail polish wraps; got their LANEIGE Layering Cover Cushions personalised with calligraphy; and were treated to a scalp analysis by Ryo Hair.

But that’s not all, of course. There were delicately wrapped mini floral bouquets, beauty pouch customisation with stick-on patches, temporary tattoos, and finally, a goodie bag to bring home and remember the party by. And for the lucky ones: three guests got to walk away with a Baby-G by Casio watch each, while one winner scored a one-night staycation for two courtesy of Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. Keep scrolling to see our event highlights.

Getting their hands adorned with Baby-G by Casio watches and EMMEzing NAILS nail wraps

On the left is a display of three pale pastel-coloured watches; On the right is a photo of a lady getting her nail done.

Personalising their very own LANEIGE Layering Cover Cushions with calligraphy work

On the left is a photo of a table with colourful cosmetic products on display; On the right is a close-up of a hand holding a personalised rose-coloured compact foundation.

Enjoying a scalp analysis by Ryo Hair

On the left is a display of different haircare products; On the right is a mobile scalp analysis equipment on display.

Treating themselves to mini floral bouquets and temporary tattoos

On the left is a photo of a tiny floral bouquet; On the right is a photo of someone applying a temporary tattoo of clouds on her hand, plus a wooden plate full of other tattoos.

Trying their hands on beauty pouch customisation

A woman customising her small canvas pouch with various designs.

Lucky winners with prizes from Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur and Baby-G by Casio

Lucky winners pose for the camera while holding their prizes.

A goodie bag to remember the party by

A small flower bouquet, stickers, a scrapbook, a foundation cushion, a bottle of shampoo, a black paper bag, and other sorts of skincare products are all laid down on mosaic tiles.

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