Catch These Stars Live At The 21ST Asian TV Awards | Clozette

Remember the time when you went gaga over Captain Yoo in Korean drama series Descendants of the Sun? Or when you sat at the edge of your seat rooting for Billie McKay to clinch the title of MasterChef Australia during its seventh season? It’s television, darlings -- and it’s time we honour them at the 21st Asian Television Awards.

Taking place this Friday on 2nd December 2016 at Suntec City Singapore, the prestigious evening will celebrate the finest in programming, production and performance. From Best Drama Series (nominated titles include Descendants of the Sun and Halfworlds) and Best Reality Show (nominated titles include The Dance Floor 5 and Masterchef Australia Season 7), to Best Original Screenplay and Best Entertainment Presenter/Host, the “live” televised segment the Asian Television Awards 2016 will present 18 out of over 40 award categories.

Performers line-up at the 21st Asian Television Awards

With Adrian Pang, Alden Richards, Baki Zainal, Fiona Su and Stephanie Carrington helming the stage as the hosts of the evening, the awards ceremony will also showcase a stellar line-up of performers from across the region. Headlining the evening is British pop sensation known for her ‘Boom Clap’ and ‘Break the Rules’ tunes, Charlie XCX. Singaporean singer, songwriter and record producer, JJ Lin -- who recently won the Best Male Mandarin Singer and the Best Composer awards at the 27th Golden Melody Awards this June -- will also make his debut at the show.


South Korean rapper and singer, Amber Liu

That’s not all. Indonesian solo-artiste, Rossa, will perform her latest single “Jangan Hilangkan Dia”, along with Pinoy The X Factor UK contestant, Ivy Grace Paredes. Finally, Amber Liu, solo artist and member of South Korean girl group f(x), was recently revealed to be the final act to the star-studded performance line-up. We’ve got your Friday evening agenda all planned out: go pop some popcorns, and prop yourself in front of the TV to catch the 21st Asian Television Awards live at 8PM sharp.

The Asian Television Awards 2016 will be aired via the following broadcasters and channels: ABS-CBN's Lifestyle Network Channel, Astro's Ria HD, TARA HD and Xi Yue HD, BBTV's Channel 7HD, and Media 84, CJ E&M's TVing, Emtek’s O Channel, Nex Media and Vidio, GMA’s GMA News TV, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation Group’s JSBC International, LeEco’s LeMusic, Media Prima's ntv7 and tonton, Mediacorp's Channel 5 and Toggle, Pops Worldwide's Pops Music and Pops TV and CBS Asia Entertainment Network’s RTL CBS Entertainment.


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If someone were to ask you what shoes to wear in tropical weather, we bet you wouldn’t put booties on your list. And it’s not surprising given that booties are a type of shoe that are often worn during colder seasons like fall and winter.

However, as the fashion industry has changed a lot over the years and shoe styles have evolved, booties are now a tropical weather-approved staple. How? Keep reading below for our top 3 tips on making booties work for our wet and dry climate.


Be picky with the material

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From cotton to leather to rubber to suede, booties are made with a variety of materials. To avoid making your feet sweaty and uncomfortable when wearing this beautiful shoe, make sure its material won’t constrict or suffocate your feet. Materials like rubber, for example, wouldn’t be ideal to wear because nothing can pass through it – the heat from your feet will just be circulating inside.


Play with different designs

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While classic black and caramel-coloured booties are great, why not opt for something different this time? There are a ton of different designs and colours in the market today ranging from wild Aztec prints to bright hues. Plus, you don’t even have to stick to a typical ankle boot silhouette as there are lace-up and cutout versions now.


Pair it with a light outfit

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Now that you have your perfect booties on hand, the next step is picking out which outfits to wear it with. Our tip: go for ‘light’ outfits such as dresses and skirts. The contrast between the two will create a spring-inspired look that is on point for our weather.


Need more outfit inspiration on how to wear this type of shoe? Here for our 4 ways for wearing boots in hot weather. 



Form and function. Two once mutually exclusive worlds are now becoming increasingly blurred -- thanks to brands that are constantly striving to redefine sartorial rules. But when it comes to leading an active lifestyle, we get it: it’s not easy trying to strike a balance between keeping active and maintaining your personal style.

What if we tell you that you can now own a fitness gear that looks exactly like a fashion accessory? Something that you can actually wear straight from the treadmill to the sidewalk, from the swimming pool to that beach party? It’s hard to believe, but with the Fitbit Flex 2, keeping active in style is no longer an issue.

The Fitbit Flex 2 is more than just a fitness tracker. It not only features an all-day activity tracking, SmartTrack, and auto sleep tracking functions, it also sends you call and text notifications to keep you alert. The Flex 2 even doubles up as your fancy workout buddy by sending you reminders to stay active throughout the day.

On the aesthetics front? It boasts the slimmest wristband yet, and is available in three interchangeable accessories: bands, bangles, and pendants (yes, pendants!). To help us prove that point, we talk to two style and fitness trailblazers -- one classy with an edge, the other sporty chic -- about keeping active in style.


Francesca Tan (@itsfranxcesca)

How do you stay active amidst your busy schedule?

“I walk around a lot because of my work -- in-between my modelling photo shoots and real estate job appointments -- and I always try to squeeze in a workout every now and then. Ideally I’d like to workout five times a week. But because of my current hectic schedule, I squeeze in a workout three times a week. When I commute, wherever possible, I walk instead of say, take a bus, to stay active throughout the day.”

Share your best tip on balancing style and fitness.

“It’s all down to the right pieces and the right fabric materials. You’d want something that is breathable but still look good. Simply dress according to your style and mood, and where you’re going that day.”


What do you like about the Fitbit Flex 2?

“I am definitely not a girly or sweet kind of girl. I like feminine pieces that are classy with a bit of edge to them. The Fitbit Flex 2 is very classy, especially the metallic ones! It doesn’t look like a fitness accessory at all. I would actually wear this everyday.

It also helps with staying active and I especially like the all-day activity tracking function that tracks my steps, distance and more. The reminders to move makes me feel so good. I’m like: “Yes! I walked 10,000 steps today!”


Cheryl Tay (@cheryltaysg)

Describe your personal style. What is your signature look and what makes the finishing touch?

“I’d say sporty chic. My lifestyle is all about fitness and keeping fit, so there’s always a touch of sportiness in whatever I wear, like a pair of sneakers. I feel that the finishing touch has to come from within. It’s about the confidence that you carry with your look.”

What is your take on staying active while staying fashionable?

“Somehow I feel that making an effort to look good will make you feel more confident. If you put on a nicely fitted tank top and you go outside and run, you’ll feel like, “Woah! I feel good.” There is a significant element of fashion when it comes to fitness.

But of course, it’s comfort first and foremost. It has to be something that we feel comfortable in. But shopping for sportswear for me is just like shopping for any other clothes. You want to look good and feel confident in it. Looking good and feeling confident makes you happier, and somehow it leads to an easier workout.”


What do you like about the Fitbit Flex 2?

“It’s light, it’s convenient, and most importantly it fits right into your lifestyle without clashing with your fashion sense. The Flex 2 is designed to suit our lifestyle. In the past when I wore the older sports watches, I used to take them off when I want to go out because it didn’t match [my outfits]. They looked too sporty and when you pair them with a dress, they looked so “off”.

For Flex 2, you can wear it with your dresses -- no problems at all. I think what Fitbit has done is to make it become a fitness and fashion combined accessory, so you can wear it at all times. If you don’t tell people that it’s a fitness tracker, they might not even know!”


Find out more about Fitbit Flex 2 here!