Here's What You Need To Know About Breast Cancer | Clozette
In our 20s and 30s, we are often introduced to more conscious choices when it comes to our beauty and fashion preferences. We are also highly encouraged to get fit and look after our health, which is always a good thing. However, there are matters that extend beyond beauty, fitness, and lifestyle that should also be considered before we hit our 40s. One of those things is breast cancer.

It's rare that we include breast cancer in our daily conversations. But since it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let us all take this opportunity to sit down and redirect our girl-talk to this very important issue. From taking out misconceptions about this disease to preventive measures and cures, we listed down the 411 on this deadly but survivable disease.


It can hit at any age

One of the main reasons why we often leave out the breast cancer talk to when we hit 40 onwards is because the most common occurrence of the disease come up at this point in our lives. But recently, there is a very significant shift in the age range of women getting hit with breast cancer. Children as young as 9 years old has been diagnosed. Women who also has a very active lifestyle and who put off having children are also more prone to the disease due to the build up of estrogen level. The latter is the reason why women in their 20s and 30s should also be concerned as they fit the bill completely.

It's not just about the lumps

The most common misconception that women believe in and cause them to not get checked early is the idea that lumps are the only sign of breast cancer. Case studies show that at least 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors and even the most benign cases can not manifest lumps and cysts.


It's rarely genetic

We all remember when Angelina Jolie got a double mastectomy because of her family's history with breast cancer. It was definitely a bold move. But not everyone has to resort to such extreme measures. It's worth noting that only 10% of women who had been diagnosed with the disease has been proven to be hereditary. The other 90% are caused by factors such as one's environment and lifestyle.


It can be prevented and cured

Even if it is one of the leading causes of death among women from across the globe, there is a way to survive. Keeping a healthy lifestyle and having a good diet can lower the risk of the disease. Doing breast self-examination (BSE) after your monthly period can also help find any lumps or cysts. And to complement these measures, having an annual mammogram exam even as early as your 20s is also ideal. Breast cancer may be unpredictable, but prevention and early detection is always the best way to fight it.


Any other breast cancer facts we missed in our list? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!


Here’s the thing about men: not all of them care about style. Sure, they dress well enough, look clean and polished through date-night or even when they’re out with the boys…but at the root of it, style isn’t something they think about 24/7.

So if you’ve ever wondered what it’ll take to get your man dressing a little bit better and step out of his standard uniform of shirt and jeans…it’s this: channel the way Parisians do it and get him to focus on the details.

After all, there’s nothing wrong with a simple shirt and jeans look, it’s a classic favourite. But there are ways to up his style by adding a dash of savoir faire – channeling the French standard of keeping looks tailored and polished, but uncomplicated.

As inspired by French premium label Daniel Hechter, we’re looking through their F/W’16 Lookbook for inspiration on how to dress our man better.

With the brand often regarded as the inventor of prêt-à-porter (aka ready-to-wear), Daniel Hechter is known for its iconic premium designs that blend French savoir faire with sporty elegance and tailored sophistication. And the creative eye behind it all is none other than Christophe Blondin, a designer who has extensive experience working for major designer labels and knows how to pull a man’s style together.

Ready to style your man? Here’s how you can upgrade his look from “just average” to “polished.”


It's how you wear, and not what you wear

Sometimes, a simple tweak on how you wear something is all it takes to polish a look. So if your man is constantly in jeans that look scrunched at the bottom, up his cool-factor by getting him to cuff the jeans. This not only makes the cut of the jeans look better fitted to his frame, but it also adds an interesting detail to highlight his shoes.


Shoes are everything

Speaking of shoes…shoes are everything! You can make a casual outfit look semi-formal with just a change of shoes. So upgrade his shoe collection by getting him a range of dress shoes – such as longwings, oxfords, loafers, and even boots.


Get a tailored suit

Every man needs a suit in his closet that he can wear both to work and to a formal event. But suits look best when they’re tailored to his frame. So if he has a suit that looks a little loose in some places, get it tailored. Or better yet, get him fitted for a new suit from a menswear line that will take into account his body type and style preference.


Accessorise in small doses

Unlike ladies who favour layering accessories together, it looks more polished for a man to accessorise in small doses. So pick just one staple accessory to pull his look together – it could be a watch, bracelet, or cuff links.


Men need bags too

To complete his look, your man needs a bag that isn’t as old-school as a hard briefcase, but still spacious enough to hold his essentials. For a bag that he can take anywhere, go for a structured bag in a tote or courier style to keep his look modern and on-trend.


Ready to style your man? Visit the Daniel Hechter Counter during Takashimaya Card Day to enjoy styling tips, amazing gifts with purchase, and exclusive discounts.

Date: 6th – 9th October, 2016

Venue: L3 Takashimaya Department Store Men's Apparel & Accessories Counters

Plus! You can also enjoy a free leather belt embossing service with every Daniel Hechter belt purchased from 21st October to 3rd November, 2016 (exclusive to Takashimaya).

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The word “ladylike” may stir up images of how a woman should act traditionally. But the latest H&M Fall 2016 campaign is championing to debunk this -- by redefining the outdated notion of being ladylike and giving the word a whole new meaning. It’s safe to say that we cannot be more excited to support H&M’s latest campaign in the best possible way: by making a visual proclamation in style.

How a woman should act, feel and look should be entirely up to her. There are just as many ways to dress like a lady, as there are ways you can be a lady. Ahead, six style personalities -- Kyla, Georgina, Cassandra, Cheryl, Hui Yi, and Jasmine -- tell us about being #ladylike in their own terms with 12 looks from H&M; all power-packed with a feminine punch!


Kyla Tan (@_kylatan)

(Left) Dress, SGD 39.90; (Right) Shirt, SGD 39.90, Shorts, SGD 39.90

“Being ladylike is about embracing who you are as a woman. In my own terms, #ladylike is about displaying strength and grace with an attitude in things that we do and the way we dress. There’re no restrictions, there’re no boundaries.”


Georgina Foo (@seaofknit)

(Left) Shirt, SGD 59.90, Skirt, SGD 49.90; (Right) Blouse, SGD 24.90, Skirt, SGD 79.90

“To me, it is not whether one stereotype of women is better than another, or worse, men, but it's about playing by your own rules. The strongest form of empowerment is being comfortable in your own skin, being whatever the type of woman that you perceive yourself to be, regardless of social construct.”


Cassandra Tan (@cassansaurus)

(Left) Jumpsuit, SGD 59.90; (Right) Top, SGD 39.90, Dress, SGD 24.90

“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

A lady/woman can be #ladylike in so many ways, such as (being) feminine, badass, powerful, fun, etc. Personally, #ladylike to me is being confident about who you are. We all have our own insecurities, but that’s alright because confidence can be built.”


Cheryl Tay (@cheryltaysg)

(Left) Top, SGD 39.90, Skirt, SGD 49.90, Cardigan, SGD 49.90; (Right) Top, SGD 17.90, Skirt, SGD 49.90

“When you stop thinking that you’re not good enough, when you stop thinking that you don’t deserve it, that’s when magic happens. Regardless of how we all are – girly or sporty, dainty or dynamic – we all share that same feminism. Embrace it and allow your personality to show through your style.

No one is allowed to tell you how you should look or what you should be. Learn to love yourself and find your self-worth from within. You have that strength – don’t be afraid of it.”


Ng Hui Yi (@nhyphen)

(Left) Dungaree Dress, SGD 69.90; (Right) Cardigan SGD 24.90, Dress, SGD 49.90

“I am a woman, and I play many roles in my life. Transitioning through the different stages for the past twenty-six years, these evolving roles allow me to look into the deeper part of me and to discover how diverse I could be. I am a woman, and I'm proud to be one.

There are no rules in fashion, just like how there are no rules in being a woman.”


Jasmine Danker (@jasminedanker)

(Left) Bodysuit, SGD 24.90, Shorts, SGD 39.90, Shirtdress, SGD 49.90; (Right) Dress, SGD 24.90, Jacket, SGD 59.90

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

I've always been different and felt out of place growing up. I’ve always picked the rough side, hung out with (the) boys, rolled in dirt, and dedicated a lot of time to sports. However, I’ve never felt like I wasn’t ladylike – I was embracing my strength as an individual.”

Stand up for the diversity of women and you may be one of 3 lucky winners to get a SGD 200 H&M gift card. Simply post an OOTD and a short quote on what it means to be #Ladylike on your Instagram with hashtags #Ladylike #HMSingapore before 19 Oct 2016.