Festival Spectacle At HSBC Women’s Champions | Clozette
“Just try, and have a little patience…” Our patience finally paid off. For the first time in over 20 years, UK pop band Take That finally took to the Singapore stage for a one-off concert – all thanks to the HSBC Women’s Champions 2016.

For the past few years, the HSBC Women’s Champions had been a relatively low-key event, focused at gathering and featuring only the best in golf at the Sentosa Golf Club. But this year, the largest women’s golf tournament in Asia did away with the solemnity of the occasion and delivered a four-day spectacle that consisted of the three Greats: great golf, great food, and great music.


On the golfing front, South Korean Ha Na Jang took home the trophy, becoming the third South Korean (Jiyai Shin won in 2009 and Inbee Park won in 2015) to clinch the champion title. While golf fans relished in the exhilarating atmosphere of the tournament, we – admittedly more inclined to the food and music – basked in our fair share of the entertainment.


Our taste buds were pampered with a gastronomical treat when world famous female chef and MasterChef host Monica Galetti presented a menu of five dishes, as a preview to her new London restaurant Mere, at the event’s pop-up food village. Think Calamari Spaghetti, Beetroot Cured Salmon and Lime Cheesecake – heaven in the mouth!




As for the audio feast? Chicago-based Electronic Dance Music DJ Jack Novak specially flew down from the US to sound off the end of the tournament, before opening the show with an electrifying set for the men of the hour – Take That. Because who better than one of the most celebrated pop band of the era to end the four-day festivities with a deserving bang?




Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald did not fail their fans. The pop band started right on the dot as promised – no diva attitude, punctuality issues or the likes – and belted out song after song of number one hits. From “Back for Good” to “How Deep is Your Love” to “Babe”, the 90-minute concert felt like Take That never really left since their last Singapore concert in 1995. Are they really back for good? We certainly hope so. This year, the HSBC Women’s Champions put the fun in the games – and we really, really like it.

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What was your favourite part about the HSBC Women's Champions event this year? Share it with us in the comments below.
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ZALORA isn’t like any other online shopping website. It aims to bring the latest and chicest fashion picks to your doorstep, while offering an array of endless fashion possibilities. Which is why this collaboration with Manila Fashion Festival for Fall/Winter 2016 is anything but ordinary!


Ronnie Cruz, CEO of Art Personas, the production company behind Manila Fashion Festival, says, “It’s been part of our mission to provide various distribution channels to all participating designers and brands. After 3 seasons, and seeing the growth of online business in the country, we decided that the time was ripe for this collaboration – to bring fashion to a new reach.”

In celebration of this partnership, ZALORA PH has launched its own collection for the upcoming fashion show.

So keep scrolling below to get a look at the stylish website’s latest and drool-worthy pieces! 

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Layering Up



Start layering your clothes because pinafore dresses and sleeveless blazers are in! These vintage-inspired pieces make excellent day-to-night ensembles by simply switching up the shoes.


Stylish Workwear



Add a touch of your personality in your office OOTDs with these oversized blazers, oxfords, and culottes – where fashion and comfort successfully merge for a chic look.




Unique Blend of Textures



The art of fashion comes out in this collection with the unique mix of textures and prints. If you want to go all out with your ensembles, then you will love these pieces!

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Manila Fashion Festival Fall/Winter 2016 will run from April 11 to 14 at Edsa Shangri-La, Philippines.

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While we were in Shanghai for the ASOS S/S 2016 Press Preview, we got a few minutes to chat with ASOS' Womenswear Design Director, Vanessa Spence. So naturally, we wanted to know a little a bit more about her, from taking a peek into what's in her purse to what keeps her inspired in her fashion life. 


Get to know the woman behind ASOS Womenswear in this quick chat with Clozette!


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What are the 3 things you always have with you in your purse?

Definitely my phone because I live on my phone. I do everything on there. I would definitely also have my lip balm. The one I'm using currently is Crème de la Mer lip balm. And probably some perfume--Byredo is my favourite at the moment.

What's a quick fashion/beauty tip for when you're running late and just need to get out. 

Do you know what? It's another perfume thing. I always carry around Jo Malone body oil and just use that in the day. It's just a nice way to just freshen up, so whether you're going into another meeting quickly or after work if you're quickly going out. And another thing would be pair of shoes. Just quickly change the shoes. So whether you need to go from heels down to flats, or flats to heels. 

What's your favourite part about being a designer? What keeps you inspired?

I love how it's just different. Every day is different. I'm never ever bored. Like in my whole career, I've never been bored. there's always something different to do.

What's the most used item or clothing in your closet right now?

Probably it'll either be my trainers, Stans Smith. Or I just bought a Gucci Bag, so I'm using that a lot--I think it'll just be one of those pieces that I'll keep forever. 

What's your favourite fashion trend that you'll always be a fan of?

I think it'll be the 90s, because I would have been in college. So ( was wearing that trend first time around and I just love it, the whole slip dressing. I remember going into Marks & Spencer's and buying actual slips and wearing them around or buying vintage slips and wearing them out; and my mom will be like, "You're in a nightie, why are you going out like that?" And then I love that there's a lot of different elements, you've got that pretty side but then you've got the more casual sort of dungaree side and then you've got the slouchy knits...so there's just a lot of elements to it. And of course there's quite a lot of denim in there as well. I always love a pair of jeans!

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Watch out for our full-length interview with Vanessa soon. And while you're at it, drop by asos.com for more London fashion inspiration!
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