Fashion Makeover Show 'How Do I Look' Debuts In Asia | Clozette

The hit fashion makeover show from the U.S. has made its way to Asia as How Do I Look? Asia makes its debut on Monday, 31 August on DIVA TV. Hosted by Malaysian celebrity and style icon, Sazzy Falak, get ready to elevate your styling game to the next level with eight dramatic episodes of style transformations featuring fashion-challenged victims from around the region.




After a long-running 12 seasons in the U.S., How Do I Look is coming closer to home to give our Asian ladies some handy style tips. We can’t wait to see the show’s iconic “Eww Tube” – a vacuum cleaner-like machine that sucks offending outfits out of sight – in action!

Also, don’t forget to look out for the Fashion Connection challenge featured each week on the show. All you have to do is snap and upload a picture of yourself based on the weekly theme, use the hashtags #HDILasia, #Clozette and #TryAnotherLook, and stand a chance to win vouchers and be featured on the show! 

As Clozette is the Official Fashion Social Network of the series, we got the exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with Sazzy Falak and Jeannie Mai (the host of the original U.S. series) when they were in Singapore last weekend. Singapore was the stylish duo’s first stop to promote the series before moving on to Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City.





The bubbly duo were a ball of energy even after an afternoon of interviews. We chatted with them about their top tips for great skin (H20! So Clozetters, drink up!), ultimate fashion faux-pas (“feathers, lots of feathers,” said Sazzy), and how they feel about the show (“love yourself first, and others will love you,” said Jeannie). 




As part of the media tour, the public also got a chance to meet Sazzy and Jeannie at Orchard Central in Singapore. Over 20 of our Clozette Ambassadors graced the HDIL Asia Launch Event and were treated to a line-up of fun activities, including an instant fashion fix booth, a DIVA TV photobooth, and a makeup demo presented by our very own Clozette Ambassador, Vinna, who showed the crowd how to achieve day-to-night makeup looks on two of our Ambassadors, Ena and June





Sazzy and Jeannie then took to the stage to talk about the show and left us with a powerful message on what How Do I Look is all about: empowerment. Everything--from the way you dress to the way you carry yourself--starts and ends with confidence. We couldn't agree more.





The eventful weekend ended with a shot of the Clozette family and the two hosts. Now--how do WE look?




Catch the debut of How Do I Look? Asia

on Monday, 31 August at 8PM (SIN/MAL) 

on DIVA Channel (Singtel TV Channel 303 and Starhub TV Channel 513), NBCUniversal



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When it comes to summer, sandals can’t be taken out of the picture because it is the perfect season to air your toes and show off your pedicures. In Seoul, these unisex Sandals have been in trend, remaining a style classic that matches almost anything.


So if you're looking to invest in a pair of unisex Sandals, here are two brands to check out!


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Birkenstock


It is not an exaggeration to say that at least one in three people from the ages 10-40 in Korea wears Birkenstocks (or at least dupes of it) in the Summer. They're extremely comfortable and come in a range of styles to suit every look.



It's the perfect pair to walk around in, lightweight, comfortable, and the more you wear them in, the better you feel in them. The sandals are also priced mid-ranged and they never go out of style. Arizona, Gizeh and Rio are the most popular Birkenstock models here; and if people want to amp up the fashion-factor, they would go for Athen or Yara. 

Dr. Martens


Dr. Martens are pricier and much heavier as compared to the Birkenstocks, but the rubber base and patent leather straps of their sandals make any look instantly hip and cool. 



These sandals are definitely a show stopper in a subtle way, most people just opt for the classic patent black ones, but their Pewter colour and floral detailed ones are also investment worthy sandals. If you are scared of getting cold feet, not to worry because pairing the sandals with socks is considered trendy in Korea!



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(cover photo from jouatotherescue)


Aside from your red lipstick and black pumps, your pair of denim pants is another wardrobe must-have. It all started back in the 1870's when two countries from Europe introduced two fabrics that are of similar looks. The one from Genoa, Italy was of medium quality and reasonably priced, while the one from and Nimes, France was of higher quality as it was made from fine twill fabric found in their country. Thus, it was referred to as the fabric "from Nimes" or "de Nimes" in Italian; and for short, we now call it "Denim". 


Aside for the usual denim pants and shorts, what are the other denim pieces that can make our wardrobe more exciting? Here's a list for you to (shop and) find out! 


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Denim Shift Dress



(photo from xaereeia)


The shift dress must be the most flattering dress there is in the whole fashion world. It hangs loose (but not too loose) from the chest down. It's simple, casual-chic, and getting one in denim would make it a whole lot easier you to compose no-fuss looks on lazy days.  

Denim Polo



(photo from charleneajose)


Your denim (or Chambray) polo is just as vital as your white polo. It's as versatile and as put-together as the white polo. It can go from casual to dressy with a bit of styling and can do wonders to your usual look. 



Denim Overalls



(photo from jouatotherescue)


The magic of the romper applies to denim jumpsuits as well, but it has more of a boyish flavour to it. You may look a bit childish if you don't carry it well, but if you pair it with the right top and shoes, you're good to go. 



Denim Jacket



(photo from ChingSadaya)


The Denim jacket isn't just for the badass in town, it's also for the fashionista with an edgy style. Go the extra mile and wear denim jackets instead of blazers and sweatshirts for an ultimate casual-chic statement. 



Denim Skirt



(photo from axdelwen)


Whoever said denim can't be feminine must have never met the perfect denim skirt. For your first buy, opt for an a-line silhouette for a no-fail girly touch to your look. Pair with a polo for a retro vibe or a cropped top for a chic casual look. 



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