FAVE 5: Hands Up | Clozette

Never quite sure how to act in front of the camera? Avoid looking too stiff in your photos by switching up your poses. Make your OOTD shots more dynamic. Instead of just standing straight with your hands in your pockets, raise them up above your head for a dramatic flair. Take modelling notes from the ladies of the Clozette Community and their effortless poses.

Casually dazed

Hands up pose
(Photo from: missCHI)

Sun block

Hands up pose
Hands up pose
Hands up pose
(Photo from: shuutravels)

All covered

Hands up pose
Hands up pose
Hands up pose
(Photo from: konyoqueen)

Pink and chic

Hands up poses
(Photo from: MsElaineHeng)

Effortless drama

Hands up pose
(Photo from: Leannelow)

(Cover photo from: shuutravels)

Next, add sophisticated flair to your look with these chic bob hairstyles.



The holiday season is fast approaching and with it comes all the holiday releases and pop-up stores. From gift guides to limited edition collections, you won’t be at a loss when it comes to options for the rest of 2019. Ahead, all the latest happenings you should know about.

Visit the Bao Bao Cloud Concept Store

The launch of the BAO BAO CLOUD Concept Store in ION Orchard last 13 November also saw the launch of the Prism Pochette. This was BAO BAO Issey Miyake’s first pop-up in Singapore and outside of Japan. The Prism Pochette (SGD360/~USD264.56), which comes in seven colourways, challenges the wearer to be creative in how to style and carry it. Aside from the seven colours, there are also 12 bar colours for you to choose from. Mix and match the design combinations (which range up to almost 80 ways) and how to carry the Pochette — as a clutch, a fanny pack, a sling bag, and more.

Lit up the city at the Coach x Raffles City Holiday Party

We got an exclusive preview of the Coach holiday collection last 15 November, which includes several ready-to-wear pieces and Tabby handbags that will be exclusive to Raffles City. After a surprise performance from nutcracker-dressed drummers, we were ushered to witness the lighting of the Coach Christmas Tree. This would be the only Coach-branded Christmas tree in the world this year, standing at 16 metres tall and inspired by the Coach mascot, Rexy. Beneath the Christmas tree is an interactive room featuring flashing Christmas elements from the floor and reflected onto the mirrored walls. This interactive display operates from 10am to 10pm, from 16 Nov to 26 Dec.

Drop by the Neal’s Yard Remedies Christmas Collections Launch

Neal's Yard Remedies Christmas Sets

Why not add some organic products to your Christmas shopping list? Neal’s Yard Remedies has a selection of frankincense-based items made for women of varying life stages. There is the Intense Lift Collection for women in their fifties, the Age-Defying Collection for women in their forties, and finally, the Rejuvenating Collection for women in their thirties. All three collections are made from sustainably-sourced frankincense from Oman, the world’s first certified organic Boswellia sacra frankincense, which is considered to be a treasured ingredient in Oman’s culture for thousands of years.

Meet Milani’s new Asian Muses

Milani's New Asian Muses

During the initial launch of the Milani Gilded Rouge Palettes last September, it was also announced that Milani Cosmetics was conducting a search for the new Milani Asian Muses. Last Friday, 15 November, the chosen Milani Muses were revealed to the media during their Holiday party. Five extraordinary women from different walks of life now get to be the face of the brand in all their Asian campaigns. The event also saw the launch of five new exclusive Gilded Palettes, two new setting sprays, a new shiny lip topper, and new additions to the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation range.

Shopped for our new holiday scent at the Bvlgari Parfums Pop-Up

Bvlgari Parfums

We visited the gorgeous Bvlgari Christmas House outside of Takashimaya Shopping Centre, with its spacious interior that perfectly showcases all their key fragrances for men and women, including some festive gift sets for this year’s Secret Santa spread throughout three rooms. Every visit to the Bvlgari Christmas House will have you leaving with a special personalisable Christmas-themed token. The pop-up is open until 5 January 2020.

(Cover photo from:@clozette.co)

Catch up on last week’s news here.


This week has been all about comebacks. First, there's Jaclyn Hill who has announced the relaunch of her beauty brand just four months after the release of her controversial lipsticks. Next, we have the potential reunion of the cast and creators of Friends. Even Met Gala's theme next year is all about celebrating the yesteryears. Plus, there's also the launch of the new and improved THREE Balancing R Series. But on to more exciting and fresh news. Keep reading for more updates.

The new UNIQLO x Marimekko collab

UNIQLO x Marimekko Collab

Uniqlo and Marimekko have teamed up once again to create a new collection for this season. After garnering a positive response from their first limited-edition collaboration for Spring 2018, the two brands decided to come together again — this time concentrating to create apparel that celebrates Finnish winter traditions. Expect to see Ultra Light Down Cocoon Coat, Wool Cashmere Hoodie, shirt dresses, jumpsuits and other winter style essentials dressed in bold and colourful Marimekko prints. The upcoming collection will be up for grabs starting 29 November.

Essena O'Neill returns to social media

Back in 2015, Essena O'Neill made headlines when she left the influencer industry and quit social media at the height of her career. What was even more groundbreaking was when she edited all her Instagram posts to narrate what was really going on behind the seemingly effortless glam shots. "NOT REAL LIFE - took over 100 in similar poses trying to make my stomach look good," she writes in a now-deleted post. Now, four years after, O'Neill is ready to make a comeback in the digital arena. FYI, this is her new Instagram account.

R.A.F. Studios showcases holiday collection

R.A.F. Manila

Left: R.A.F. Studios pieces; Right: Celebrity stylist Liz Uy and Co-founder Roxanne Ang-Farillas

Yesterday, R.A.F. Studios (sister brand of Plains & Prints) showcased their 2019 Holiday Collection at their newly opened boutique at EDSA Shangrila Plaza. The brand has collaborated with celebrity stylist Liz Uy to create chic and festive pieces for the season. Visit the store soon!

Dior "Atelier of Dreams" pop-up at Jewel Changi

Dior Atelier of Dreams Pop-Up at Jewel Changi

Going abroad for the holidays? If you can, stop by at the Dior "Atelier of Dreams" pop-up booth at Jewel Changi. From J’adore to Rouge Dior lipsticks, the pop-up will offer beauty essentials from the Maison, along with the latest must-haves for the upcoming holiday season. The pop-up also offers engraving services so you can personalise your item. It's open until 31 December at Jewel Changi Level 1.

Missed updates from earlier this week? Catch up here.