Life Stories To Make You Believe That Everyone Can Make A Difference | Clozette
Everyone has their own way of trying to find themselves. And along with that comes our hopes and dreams of becoming a gamechanger-- a person who can make a real difference in the world. For this reason, we always seek out things that can help us get one step closer to this dream; things that make us feel more confident about ourselves and brands that have a vision of making a change along with us-- even down to our skincare products.

And Clinique has always been dramatically different that it's no wonder why we are drawn and captivated by the brand. Each Clinique product is truly a difference maker, providing effective solutions, and creating a positive difference in every woman. And since inspiring confidence is at the heart of everything Clinique does, it became the foundation for its new global campaign: Difference Maker.

In this campaign, Gina Rodriguez, Erendira Ibarra, Victoria Pendleton, Jessica Nkosi, Nazan Eckes, and Ning Chang shared their story of "making a difference," whether it be in their careers, communities, or own personal lives, in the hopes of encouraging women across the globe that they too can make a difference. Each of these women also supports charities that are part of The Clinique Difference Initiative, a philanthropic platform supporting education and healthcare for women.

“We were inspired to create the Difference Maker campaign because we wanted to show how one action, one person, or one product can make a difference. By partnering with these six incredibly confident and inspirational women from around the world, we are celebrating the difference they are making, and the influence that they have on women around the globe. With this campaign, we aim to inspire confidence, and empower women to believe that they too, can make a difference.” - Jane Lauder, Global Brand President, Clinique

As a global movement to make a stand and take part in creating a difference, Singapore introduces 3 remarkable women who also took it upon themselves to be an influence for change and empowerment. 

Keep scrolling to find out more about Kelly Latimer, Mong Chin Yeoh, and Jamie Tan as they share their own #differencemaker story.
Kelly Latimer
host,vocal talent, blogger

Mediacorp’s S-League resident reporter and roving reporter for the 2015 SEA Games, Youth Olympics, as well as Formula One, Kelly hasn't always been the strong and empowered woman that she is now. There was a time when she found herself limited by certain stereotypes, often filled with self-doubt. Find out how one choice significantly changed her life by watching the video below.

Mongchin Yeoh
Blogger, model, fashion enthusiast

There was a time in Mongchin's life when she thought that following her passions seemed impossible. Her accountancy undergraduate degree was on the other end of the stick as compared to her true love, which is fashion. In the video below, she shares why she decided to take the risk to make her dreams come to life.

Jamie Tan
Lifestyle and beauty blogger

There are times when we are made to feel like we are not good enough. But taking it upon ourselves to stand up from our failures requires a lot of courage. Before becoming an internet fashion maven with more than 37,000 followers to her name, Jamie also had her fair share of unsuccessful moments. But despite not completing her ‘O’ level education, Jamie continued to pursue her passion as a lifestyle and beauty influencer. Watch how she faced the limits and reached for her dreams in the video below.

Did these stories inspire you? Don't let anything stop you from reaching your dreams. Embrace the motivation and take on the challenge. It's time to make a difference today.


Share with us your #DifferenceMaker story and get a chance to win 1 out of the 3 Clinique 3-Steps System + Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush sets by following these simple steps. 

  1. Upload a black & white photo of you and the person who has made a difference in your life and tell us your #differencemaker story in the caption. 
  2. Include the following hashtags: #Cliniquesg #DifferenceMaker #Clozette  
  3. Make sure you set your profile to public for us to see your entries.

*Contest open to Singapore residents only 


Learn more about the Clinique Make A Difference Initiative here and be one of the #differencemakers now!


It’s that time of the year again where you have to temporarily say goodbye to summer and be sad that your hassle-free days are coming to an end. By this time, most students are back at their respective universities, while others still can’t accept the fact that school is about to start again.

However, going back to school isn’t always boring. Doing things like learning something new, meeting people, and reuniting with your clique are all exciting! Another fun thing about preparing for school is shopping — and who doesn’t love shopping?

If you’re still unsure of what to shop for your back-to-school wardrobe, we’ve listed the 5 most basic essentials to get you through your hectic school days.


Skinny jeans, mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, or any type of jeans are one of the most important, if not the most important, pieces of clothing everyone needs in their closet. They’re ready to wear at all times and will always make you look trendy without even trying.

Button Down Shirt

This wear-anywhere piece is very simple yet so elegant, and has always been a closet staple. What's not to love about this top? It doesn’t need much styling, and it can be matched with almost any kind of bottom.

Denim Jacket

Not really a fan of repetitive outfits? Put a denim jacket over it to add a bit of edge and twist; making you look instantly chic. Always a life-saver!


Embrace the rising athleisure trend and flaunt your sexy gym shoes to class. Stick with neutral colors for easier styling (and commuting) and stay comfortable all day long!



They're young, talented, fresh-faced, and will surely change the fashion industry with their innovative collections. Who are we talking about? The men and women selected by AirAsia to represent their respective home countries and battle it out at the Grand Finale of the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 show at KL Fashion Week Ready To Wear, of course!

Last 19th August at Pavilion KL, underneath the bright lights and the pumping music, a slew of models began their descent on the runway, which officially marked the beginning of the fashion competition's finale. It was a highly anticipated spectacle as selected fashion designers from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia showcased their best and most intricate work to try and bag the title of “AirAsia’s Most Promising Young Designer 2016”.

And with #TeamClozette sitting front row throughout fashion week, we were able to take notes of our favourite collections – from playful layers to angular silhouettes – and give you an exclusive look at them. So keep reading below to find out our top picks from the AirAsia show!


Sun goddess

Inspired by Melasti, a Balinese purification and ceremony ritual, Indonesia’s Imme Kristiani Firman mixed bright hues with angular cuts and silhouettes to give a new and fresh twist to the term “power dressing”. Are you ready to strut your way into the office wearing this?


As the winner of the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016, we can definitely see why as Thai designer Anuruq Jaidee came out with a balanced collection that still managed to emphasise the contrast between the Earthy details and the neutral hues of the clothes very well. 

Candy coated

Amping up the show with striking candy colours and detailed layers is Malaysia’s Ng Yi Xuan. With shift dresses that will catch the eye of anyone who lays eyes on them, paired with coats just as bright, this collection is a dream for all fashionistas.

Ethereal hues

Celebrating the Philippines and the Filipinos, Ron Xavier Santos’s looks boldly speak of his culture with the designs and materials used to create them. Their flowy and airy aspects, combined with contemporary styles, are perfect to wear for the region’s tropical weather. Can you say "street style on fleek"?


If you think the colour white is boring, you’ll surely take it back as Singapore’s Stefanie Amanda makes the light hue cool again with her clean, figure-hugging and sheer pieces. Plus, her use of smart detailing adds just the right amount of 'pop' to the look to make it stand out even more.


Did your favourites make it to our list? Share them with us below!

Click here to check out more of our coverage of #KLFWRTW2016!