"How Do I Look?" Asia: A Weekend Of Fashion, Beauty, And Lifestyle | Clozette

Who’s ready to get their fashion and makeup looks on point? Because How Do I Look? Asia is back with a new season and a new Glam Squad that's ready to empower women around Asia with confidence and style. Underneath the racks of clothes, drawers of makeup, and the bright lights are the stories of women around Asia, who, with a little encouragement and guidance from the Glam Squad are inspired to live their lives with renewed confidence.


With the makeover series set to make its Season 2 debut on DIVA TV on 29 August at 8PM, bloggers, stylists, and fashion and beauty enthusiasts gathered at Bugis+ in Singapore and Sunway Pyramid in Malaysia last weekend for a day (or two) filled with fashion, beauty, and wellness. From special guests, to exciting games, and to thrilling makeover challenges, the House Party was nothing short of amazing, amping up the hype even more for the fashion reality show!

So if you missed last weekend’s chic celebration, cheer up! Relive the moments here with our wrap up of the launch events in Singapore & Malaysia!

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Thrilling Challenges



The 'EwwwTube' game started off the festivities with two couples going on stage and doing their best to dump as many “ugly clothes” into the famous EwwwTube. How? Each boy was blindfolded and had to throw an item of clothing to their partner stationed near the tube. Then once the ladies received them, they had to quickly throw it up inside the tube; and the first couple that completed the challenge won!

Aside from the game, there was also a Mini Makeover Challenge judged by fashion blogger and stylist Andrea Chong. Each participant had their ‘Before’ shot taken, went through the revolving door, and in a few minutes, came out with a new look!



While over in Sunway Pyramid, after Malaysian Clozette Ambassador and YouTuber Charis Ow received a day-to-night glam makeover from Shu Uemura on stage, four ladies were split into two teams and tasked with recreating the look in just 5 minutes!



Everyone who participated in both challenges were given special prizes and goodie bags, so at the end of the day, everyone won (yay, more makeup)!


Amazing Beauty Booths



If you came down to the event locations au naturel or were looking to give your look a quick pick-me-up, no worries because the launch events in both Singapore and Malaysia had their own respective makeup, hair, and nail makeover booths!

So whether you wanted to amp up your MOTD courtesy of their partner brands MAC and Shu Uemura, or get your tresses done by Redken and Vintage Studio, or change up the looks of your nails via the Nail Palace; no problem because they had it all!


Creative Tips & Tricks



In today’s world of social media, knowing how to artfully take your photos and edit them is a desired skill. Which is why our very own Clozette Ambassador Christy Ho and our resident-photographer Myke Motus gave insightful tips and tricks on “How To Guide Your Boyfriend To Take Your OOTD For You”! They covered all the bases from finding your angles to which apps are the best for editing your photos. So now you can go and werk your OOTD wherever you are!




Moving over to Sunway Pyramid, Redken stylist Alea did a hair demo on INSIDER Editor Lystra Aranal to show the crowd a hairstyle that’s easy to do and looks perfectly undone. Then it was all about letting the fabulous crowd give hair styling a try as she gave another quick demo on how to do the Instagram famous hairstyle – the fishtail braid – on a few lovely volunteers. And in just a few steps, she was able to masterfully braid each lady’s hair, proving that the fishtail braid can work for all hair lengths!


Zumba Dance-Off



It wasn’t just about fashion and beauty at the HDIL Season 2 House Party in Sunway Pyramid, but lifestyle and wellness too. The amazing dance crew from Marigold Yogurt Drink got the crowd moving and pumping their muscles by teaching them a few Zumba dance moves! They even got children to join in with them...how cute is that?!


Special Guests



Of course, no event is ever complete without special guests. And what better way to take the Season 2 launch to the next level than with appearances by fashion blogger Andrea Chong in Singapore, and Indonesian creative director and illustrator Diaz Diaz in Malaysia! Not only are both of them renowned in their respective fields in the fashion industry, but both are also part of Jeannie Mai’s brand new glam squad – helping women embrace their personal style.

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Almost every week, we get to witness tons of fashion looks from our favourite celebrities and style icons. And just when we're about to see if we can achieve the look, we scroll to the caption and see the big price tag that comes with the OOTD. Frustrating, right?

But before you toss your fashion peg out the window, don't give up just yet! Read on to find out more about our ultimate guide on recreating your favourite fashion looks, even on a budget! 

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Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid's black-and-denim ensemble

(photo from Instagram/@kendalljenner)

When these besties went out in matching OOTDs for a casual day out, it was all over the internet -- and we totally understand why. Whether you love them or not, we can't help but deny that their black-and-denim look just shouts chicness. But with these two at the top of their modelling game, it's a sure bet that designer labels were behind this duo's envy-worthy look. 

Don't worry! You and your bestie don't have to break your wallets for a matching chic OOTD. Here are our top picks for a fashion look ala KenGi:



Zoe Kravitz' effortless "girl-next-door meets rocker chic" style

(photo from Instagram/@zoeisabellakravitz)

Zoe may be the daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and singer Lenny Kravitz, but it wasn't her parents' fame that made her into one of Hollywood's rising stars. A natural beauty with a tremendous amount of talent for acting and modelling, she has graced the pages of Vogue with campaigns for Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, and other top-notch brands. And to add to the list of her many appeals, her relatable and casual Instagram posts show off her effortlessly casual and alternative fashion style that an everyday-girl can really get inspiration from. 

So if you're a little tight on budget but would still want to channel this Zoe-inspired look, here are fashion pieces worthy of a spread in Vogue:



Dandelion Belt Bucket Floppy Hat (USD $17.14)
The Clothing Hub White Rib Top (USD $9.66)
OOTD Bar String Choker (USD $4.55)


Selena Gomez' "grocery shopping" OOTD

(photo from Instagram/@selenagomez)

While some of us stock up on eggs and bacon in shirts and sweats, Selena goes on full fashion icon mode with a loose button down, retro sunnies, and a chic pair of sneaker boots while grocery shopping for her Revive Tour. It's no wonder why she's the current queen of Instagram with 96 million followers and counting!

If Selena's style suits your fancy, you don't need to have millions of followers on IG or a worldwide tour to snag this look. We've got you covered! 



Chictees Jasmina Polo Dress USD $27.87 

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What other fashion looks from your favourite celebs would you like us to 'dupe' next? Let us know in the comments below!
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Whether or not you keep up with the latest trends, fashion is undeniably a part of everyone's life. Similar to how the decades defined certain fashion looks, we all have those OOTD stories that easily bring back memories like photos in a photo album. And just like anything in life, we have to remember that it's a learning process. Even our favourite fashion icons and celebs have had their fair share of cringeworthy yet fun-to-look-back fashion moments too!

That's why we decided to take notes from our stylish Clozette Ambassadors to see how far they have come in their personal style journeys. From outrageously loud neons and butterfly barrettes to chic monochrome ensembles and minimalistic chokers, sit back, relax, and keep on reading as we revisit their style evolution and find out what fashion tip they want to give their younger selves.

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Faye Balogo



"[Before] I really liked wearing girly pieces with loud prints and flamboyant colors. Today, purposeful minimalism and monochrome simplicity gets me more excited."
Grace Myu



"My style then was on the very girly, "pink" side - think Princess Barbie or Elle Woods from Legally Blonde *laughs*. As the years passed, I tend to wear more muted tones (black, white, grey, denim) as I believe [that] it made matching clothes easier for any occasion. I guess [looking back], I wouldn't change my style [too much]. I would [just tell] my younger self that instead of splurging so much on fast bargain pieces, I should invest in key pieces so that they would never [go] out of style."


Kas Perez



"I didn't have a particular style when I was younger, until I got introduced to fashion blogging. I would say that I simply wore whatever suits my mood. So to my younger self, always think outside the box! There is no harm in being different. Be confident and beautiful with what you wear!"


Aggy Nuguid



"Way back in college, I used to wear my 'safe clothes' which are plain tees and denim shorts or jeans — basic, simple, and plain. I was not [someone] who would experiment and try different colours and styles. But everything changed when I attempted to wear girly, flirty, [and] preppy clothes. I'm glad [that by exploring another style], I'm now not afraid to show my cheerful and bubbly personality [with] how I dress up!"


Everest Seah 



"I found my personal style through lots of experimenting when I was younger. My style hasn't changed much since 5 years ago, although now I select quality over quantity [when it comes to shopping and styling]. [All I can say is that] be brave and experiment with different styles. Don't stick to a certain style just to fit in."

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How has your style evolved through the years? Let's talk it all out in the comments below!
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