#MakeItHappen With Fenny Yolanda | Clozette

When you get the fitness bug, you're in it for good. Such is our #MakeItHappen girl for this week, Fenny Yolanda--the fearless Clozette Ambassador behind the name of ladies_journal. Over the years, she has been trying out different physically challenging workouts and eventually fell in love with one of the hardest of all: Pole dancing.


We got to chat with her about how she balances the art and sport of Pole Dancing while still managing to look fashionable and ready to conquer the fashion and beauty scene everyday.


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What got you started in fashion blogging?

First of all, I do love fashion and I have passion for it. That got me started and eventually I started a blog to share my passion with others.




What made you try pole dancing?

I like to try a lot of things. It's part of my personality--I never have that mentality that I can't do something. Pole dancing looked like a challenge and I wanted to take that challenge.





Have you tried other sports? What keeps you motivated to workout and try new things?

Yes. I have tried a lot of sports since I was a child. From swimming, basketball, volleyball...etc. I was also bad tempered as a child; and I realised working out and staying physically active helps me control my stress. My wish in life is also to live fully and to try as much things as I can. So I'm always looking for that new challenge.






What do you love most about being a pole dancer? What’s your favourite move so far?

Pole Dance is sometimes looked at negatively by many people. But once I tried it, I fell in love. It makes me love myself better, appreciate my body, learn to be sexy, and understand a different point of view of what is sexy. Not only that, it builds my flexibility, strength, and my inner beauty and confidence.






How did pole dancing affect you?

I learned not judge other people just because society may think a certain way about them. I started to understand and focus on my health as well, which has been great for my body and mind.





What advice can you give to fashionistas who want to try pole dancing?

"No Pain No Gain." Pole Dancing is not to show off the skin to be sexy. We need to train our muscles and enjoy all the pain. I am a person who doesn't like to look weak or feel weak. I really like to do things by myself without getting help from other people. It might sound selfish but this is the way I learn to be better.


So my advice is for people to experience all the good things and bad things in life. It's so wonderful and lucky to be able to feel all of those things. Live life without regrets!





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Massimo Dutti approaches summer with the breeze, the warmth of the sun, and the sea. Their Spring/Summer collection is envisioned as inspiring mornings and intimate evenings dressed in a relaxed demeanour-- full of light garments, new volumes, and an endless colour palette.




The Women's Collection is inspired by the beaches of the world such those in Greece to the Caribbean, and up to ancient Egypt. It speaks to the urban, sophisticated yet effortless woman--a city dweller, practical, elegant, and contemporary woman that believes in her style and knows what she wants. 




The collection is a mixtures of blues, earthy colours, warm yellows, ochres, neutrals, and whites. There are occasional appearances of coral, green khaki, and shades of mint green. The fabric used were linen in safari jackets and bee or Aran knit in cotton sweaters. While chambray and dark denim remain a favourite for shirts, dresses and trousers. 


Massimo Dutti's latest collection seems to be the type that doesn't need much accessories for it to look good because it already stands out on its own. It manages to be a personal affair, styling the pieces together with a touch of the latest fashion trends set on international catwalks.


Click here to learn more about the collection

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The K-fever is continuously rising around the region, bringing with it an array of ever-changing trends each season. While their constant evolution does catch us by surprise, we are still forever grateful for their creative, innovative and fresh ideas that keep us excited about K-beauty and K-fashion.


So we're putting the spotlight on a few K-brands in anticipation for their new releases!


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NONA9ON


If you are familiar with K-pop bands like Big Bang, Winner and 2NE1, then you’ve definitely heard of YG Entertainment. Late last year, they expanded their profile with their new makeup line Moonshot and their fashion line NONA9ON. If you have not heard of these brands, YG/ NONA9ON has recently released their 2015 F/W concept video featuring members B.I and Bobby from their new boy group iKON. 



( Photo from: NONA9ON Check out the video here )


If you are all about the YG High-fashion-Hip-Hop style, be sure to check out their pop-up stores in Milan, Seoul, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Alternatively, you can get the items online here

Moonshot


Moonshot definitely shouts “YG!” with their fun, loud, and quirky colours. Moonshot’s colourful colours are inspired by Apollo 11’s successful landing on the moon in 1969--intended for big dreamers who want to stand out. Their Power Duo collection boasts bold and funky colours, unlike those of other brands in Korea who favour muted tones. Some of their best selling products include the almost always sold out Color Moonwalk Cream Paint in No.104, Pink Punch. This product has a creamy texture and dries relatively matte. 


( Photo from Moonshot )


Another must-try item is their Flawless Face Perfection Balm which consists of 6 different shades for various skin tones. The smooth balm/mousse foundation contains essential oil and shea butter giving a long lasting smooth complexion. Here's a tip! Get 2 of these, one in your skin tone and one a shade about 3 tones darker to execute a natural shading effect.



MEMEBOX


Set up in Seoul by founder Ha HyeongSuk, Memebox opened Koreans to the concept of receiving beauty goodies for a fraction of their original prices. Memebox constantly collaborates with beauty bloggers in Korea, such as Pony, Yeondukong, Soyoung, Kyungsun and Kim Dayeong. These collaborations allowed the beauty bloggers to participate in creating their own line, based on the kind of makeup they like and featuring their own unique style. 



(photo from memebox)


Their most recent collaboration was with American YouTuber Soothingsista, Stephanie Villa. It was Memebox’s first move to bridge the gap between American and Asian cosmetics. Stephanie’s #eyelove SF eyeshadow quad, made up of neutral rosy shades, shows her love for versatile makeup and her love for San Francisco. 



(photo from memebox)



Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Range


Carbonated water has been a big trend in Korea in the last few years. As such, using carbonated water for cleansing has also became a trend as it claims to help reduce blackheads and acne. The carbon dioxide in the water also aids in whitening for flawless skin.



( photo from innisfree )


Tapping on this trend, Innisfree has recently released their new Jeju Sparkling Mineral range, with the essence heading the line. The Jeju Sparkling Mineral Essence contains 73.6% of mineral water of Mt. Sanbang in Jeju, carbonated with the Micro Sparkling Technology. The product is said to improve the skin texture and elasticity, provide long lasting hydration, and brighten and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. 



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