Clozette Ambassadors Show Love For Their Moms | Clozette

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Every day is mom's day, and in light of celebrating Singapore's 50th birthday, we are also paying tribute to our own moms--just because they deserve it! We gathered six of our Clozette Ambassadors Eugena, Roanna, Agnes, Sydney, Melissa, and Celine to talk about their moms--what they love about them, their most cherished memories, and also got them to share their personal messages for their moms.


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Eugena



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What's your favourite thing about your mom?


The favourite thing about my mom would be her sincerity towards people around her – even if it were just the cleaner who we see around the block (most people would just kind of look away without acknowledging their presence), my mom would greet them without fail every morning before we head to work and ask if they’ve eaten. I used to feel a little embarrassed when my mom does that, but as I grew up, I realized that simple actions like these could actually bring so much joy to people all around, even if they are strangers.


Share your most cherished memory that you have with your mom. 


I guess it would be during my final year in NAFA where I was training as a dancer. Classes usually start at 9am (or 8am if we have conditioning classes) and end at 11pm after rehearsals. By the time I reach home and showered up, it would be well pass midnight and I normally only have about 4-5 hours of rest before returning to school. Seeing that I was so tired everyday (I would say tired is honestly an understatement… I was beyond exhausted) she would send me to school in the morning so that I could catch a quick nap on the way there, and pick me up after school so that I’ll be able to get home earlier and not have to run to the MRT station to catch the last train. I truly appreciate my mom for doing this, because if not for her, I have no idea how it was even possible for me to survive an entire year of sleep deprivation, injuries and stress. Even now that I’m working, she still sends me to work whenever I have to reach early.




Declare your love for your mom--what are you thankful for?


Mom, thank you for your unconditional love and unwavering support in my dreams and me. I would never have been able to come this far without you. I might not be very vocal about expressing my love for you, but I hope you know that I am truly appreciative for all the things you’ve done and given up for me. I know that it was a struggle to see me through my schooling days, especially so since the fees were so expensive, but you never once complained about having to do so. Thank you for not just being a mother, but for being the pillar of strength in my life, my role model, my confidante, and my best friend. I can never thank you enough for all the things you’ve done for me since I was a child, I can never give enough apologies for the disappointments you felt when I was still young and immature, but I will continue doing my best in life and do you proud. I love you mummy. 

Roanna



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Share your most cherished memory that you have with your mom. 

The most cherished memory I have with my mum was when we went to Australia when I was 7 years old. I vividly remember my siblings and I surprised her with a simple dolphin trinket each from the money she gave us to spend on ourselves. It was her birthday and we wanted so much to make her happy. Seeing those tears of joy from our surprise, I felt overjoyed and promised myself to make her smile every single day for as long as she lives :)




How do you make your mom smile? What makes her happy?

I guess being a mum, seeing her kids happy makes her happy too. I love surprising my mum with random presents! She loves it when I buy something for her or when I have beauty products for her! Oh that smile on her face when she sees my gift! 




Declare your love for your mom--what are you thankful for?

I love my mum, a whole lot. From the bottom of my heart, I thank her for sacrificing her life for my siblings and I. She has dedicated her whole life in ensuring that we grow up to be strong and resilient individuals and I can never thank her enough for all the love she's giving. I love you mummy!



Agnes



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What's your favourite thing about your mom?


The most favourite thing about my mum is that she even though she is a very real and straight-forward person. She doesn't care about what others would think of her and just speak her mind truthfully in consideration of what's right and what's wrong. And most of the time, she is never wrong. 


Share your most cherished memory that you have with your mom. 


The most cherished memory I have of her is when I was going through my PSLE, she stayed up till 2am to accompany me while I did my homework and prepare my favourite foods and bubblebaths for me to help relieve my stress. She also bought cards with inspiring words and told me to press on. I still have those cards with me till today.




Declare your love for your mom--what are you thankful for?

I just want to say: Thank you Mummy for being the best mum ever. Thanks for always making me feel safe and happy and that no matter what I know I've got your back. I know sometimes your words may be harsh but I know you love me deep down and that you always meant well and want the best for me. I will never forget the things you have done for me, and I might not say it often but I love you Mummy.



Sydney



(clozette.co/ssydneyho)


Share your most cherished memory that you have with your mom. 

Our taiwan trip together, where we went as a pair alone to explore Taiwan. 




How do you make your mom smile? What makes her happy?

 She loves dinner with the family and having flowers delivered to her. So during her birthday every year, we would get a bouquet of flower for her. 




Declare your love for your mom--what are you thankful for? 

I am thankful for all the care and guidance she has provided me for all 26 years of my life. I am grateful for all the little things she has ever done for me and giving me the opportunity to go overseas to study.



Celine



(clozette.co/CelineChiam)


What's your favourite mother-daughter activity that you love doing together? 

Definitely cooking together. As I am the only daughter among three kids, and the youngest, I usually got the time to stay at home and help out with preparing the dinner. Since my dad always come home late from work, and my brothers are married, I’m usually the one having dinner with my mum only. I cherish such moments and would try my best to go home for dinner. 




How do you make your mom smile? What makes her happy? 

By telling her jokes or simply buying her food that she likes. Honestly, I’m pretty sure see us grow up and (for my case) going up the stage to collect my graduation cert probably is are good enough to make her happy. I hope I’ve done you proud mummy!




Declare your love for your mom--what are you thankful for? 

Everything that she has given to me. She saves on every single cent, she doesn’t buy branded bags or items and she loves me with all she can. A mum’s sacrifice and love is greater than anything else. 



Melissa



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What's your favourite thing about your mom?


My mom puts our family before herself. Even after a long day outside, she refuses to rest when she's back home and insists on taking care of the household chores before she goes to bed. I admire her strong sense of responsibility and positive outlook about everything in life. She's also very encouraging and supports me in many ways.




What's your favourite mother-daughter activity that you love doing together? 


Our favourite mother-daughter activity that we love doing together is baking. My mom loves to bake cakes, cookies and other pastries, and I have taken an interest to help out and learn from her. It is pleasing to see that she enjoys the process as well as her creations, and even more so when the rest of the family appreciate her hand-made goodies. My next challenge is to inherit her culinary skills! She skilfully whips out some of my absolute favourite dishes and I'm salivating just entertaining yummylicious thoughts!




Declare your love for your mom--what are you thankful for?


Mom, thank you for your selfless love, for your generous heart and your warm and lively spirit. Thank you for caring for us unconditionally. We love you! 



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Travelling is one of the best things you can do for yourself; and whenever you plan a trip, don't forget to include shopping time! Shopping for things from your travel destination is also one way of collecting memories (aside from taking lots of photos). It's also a great way to get to know the culture. However, you don't want to commit that big mistake of buying something that is already available in your own country.


So here's a short shopping guide on what to look for during your travels!


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Snacks



(photo from DanaDecena)


Eating local food is a must, and so is buying local snacks. There are different and sometimes weird but delicious versions of chocolate, biscuits, and chips in different places and it's best to try them out to get a taste of what the locals like. Plus, these are good to bring along whenever you're walking around and you suddenly feel hungry! You can buy these at local grocery and convenience stores.

Makeup



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Here's the truth: there are hundreds of makeup brands you haven't heard of (yet) because they're not available in your country. Countries considered as makeup havens such as Korea, Japan, US, and UK carry a wide range of both local and international brands. Plus, you can also check out their special promos and shop your heart out!  



Something From Local Stores and Brands



(photo from lystraaaa)


Local shops is a way for you to go beyond the usual shopping mall destinations. Give local shops and stores a try so you can learn and familiarize yourself with local life: like what their style is, the things they love to read, and their overall aesthetic. Our suggestions would be a local bookstore filled with the country's old and new literature, art shops for small trinkets, stores of local fashion brands, and other quirky shops. 


Airport Items



(photo from hannatantoco)


The airport is the best place to shop for souvenir items, especially if you're trying to kill a few hours before boarding time. It's a bit cheesy but those "I heart ___" shirts, mugs, key chains and such is a no-fail way to remember your trip. You can also snag items at a cheaper price because they're duty free inside the airport. 



Bazaar Finds



(photo from cristinadecena)


If you happen to come across a bazaar then don't be afraid to let yourself in and revel in the wide spectrum of things you can buy that are locally made. Night markets are also a good place to go to if you're saving a few bucks. Everything is cheap and you can even get them at a bargained price if you're buying a lot! 


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Five years ago, Hailee Steinfeld was an up-and-coming actress slowly working her way through Hollywood. Fast forward to today and she's a rising superstar. She first appeared in several movies such as Coen Brothers’ adaptation of True Grit, Shakespeare adaptations, and even a few sci-fi movies. In 2015, she became the coolest Bella in Pitch Perfect 2 and even played a part in Taylor Swift's Bad Blood music video.


Looking to carve a name for herself as a multi-talented artist, her latest achievement is her new single "Love Myself" which recently broke the charts and became Pop Radio's most requested song. She has indisputably became a Hollywood darling and her ascent as one of the young-hollywood IT girls has definitely given her an effortlessly cool sense of style.



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During her visit to the Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show in New York City to promote her new single, we spotted her wearing this black utility trouser with patch details from Resort 2016 by 3.1 Phillip Lim. She paired it with a simple crop top and statement pumps for a casual-chic look.


Want to get this look? We've put together 4 tops you can match with this pair of iconic pants from Phillip Lim; because according to Hailee herself, "Gonna love myself no I don't need anybody else!"

3.1 Phillip Lim Cropped Eyelet Tank Top



The best thing to match with a pair of Phillip Lim trousers is none other than something from Phillip Lim. This Caribbean blue cotton blend cropped tank top features a scoop neck, a sleeveless design, black eyelets and a straight hem.



Topshop D-Ring Bralette



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For the perfect summer pairing and a touch of monochrome glam, Topshop's polished d-rings bralette is the one you should go for. The ring secure the flouncy wrap front of this sleek, cream-hued bralette with an exposed zipper at the back.



River Island Beige Turtle Neck Crop Top


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Similar to the style of Hailee's top (but in a different colour) is this turtle neck crop top from River Island. It's a versatile beige crop top with a subtle retro touch--a perfect base for various looks.



Forever 21 V-Neck Crop Top



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Close to the colour of Hailee's crop top is this little sleeveless number from Forever 21. It features a V-neckline and a cropped silhouette. With this piece in your arsenal, you'll be able to crop until you drop!



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