This month on ClozetteINSIDER, we're all about the significance of culture when it comes to fashion, beauty and lifestyle. And as a nod to our very own favourites — a TV show, a book, a movie or a social occasion that we find value in as individuals — we rounded up our current obsessions.
"With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's good to be reminded that we are surrounded by beautiful and calming nature if only we would take the time to look. I’m looking forward to The Mindful Company
’s first Singapore-focused collection called Places Of Calm
that reminds the wearer to look beyond the city’s skyscrapers and man-made structures and to appreciate calm in the form of the verdant greenery that is part of Singapore’s urban landscape. "
"The ghd Limited Edition gold® styler by Lulu Guinness
dressed in iconic lipstick kiss marks is designed as part of the hair brand's annual Pink collection for Breast Cancer Research, which will be available in selected Sephora stores and Prep Luxe in Singapore mid-August. The multi-purpose gold® styler straightens, curls and waves hair, and automatically goes into sleep mode if it is unused after 30 minutes. Who can say no to a worthy cause made functional and fashionable? #KissThisCancer!"
"No makeup makeup looks are the hardest to pull off, in my opinion. While I'm just as big a fan of bold looks, there's something to be said about the level of artistry and quality of work that goes into a natural makeup look that truly brings out one's features. That's why I was floored when I saw Sir John's work on Beyonce for Vogue's September issue. Her complexion looked clear overall and dewy in the right places. She's wearing products from Marc Jacobs Beauty's limited edition Coconut Fantasy collection
, and you bet I already have my sights on the entire line but especially on the Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Fantasy."
Features Writer and Campaign Executive
"As a massive fan of animé and Japanese pop culture, travelling around the Land of the Rising Sun is like second nature to me. I can never get enough of exploring and immersing myself into the Japanese culture and I prefer my own custom walking trips when doing so. Given this, I definitely need some trusty sneakers to get me going. This is why when I saw that ASICS Tiger is releasing their Gel-Mai Katakana Pack, I really got excited. Not only do I love the incorporation of fuzeGEL technology in these pairs that give them extra cushioning and comfort but the aesthetic, which gives a nod to the brand's Japanese heritage, also had me sold."
Features Writer and Community Specialist
"If you're gonna ask me which TV Series is the most fashionable one, I'd say that it's Mad Men. Beyond the stylish clothes, I'm impressed with how Janie Bryant, the costume designer for the show, tied the fashion choices to the characters' arcs, personalities and backgrounds. Each ensemble is a piece of visual storytelling that provides subtle cues about what's to come. Not to mention that the period costumes were so well made. After finishing the series, I wanted a piece of the swinging '60s! I thought that this Mini Polka Dot Waist Tie Dress from Pomelo is perfect for a retro aesthetic. It's got that vintage vibe but modernised enough that it won't look out of place in 2018. Totally love it!"
"As a fan of Disney films, I am always enthralled when I hear of new Disney collaborations being released in the market. As I am currently looking to expand my fashion wardrobe, footwear is definitely something I pay much attention to. So I'm excited that Melissa has Disney designs for its iconic Flox Sandals
— perfect for the summer all-year-round weather condition I’m living in!"
(Cover photo from: Marc Jacobs Beauty)
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