Just like what every style addict claims, fashion moves like a wheel, and what's 'hip' once will find its way back into the spotlight — just like the micropleats. Made famous by Issey Miyake in the early 90's with his Pleats Please collection, this trend, which used to evoke a curated style structure with its carefully created fabric slats is again back in the modern fashion scene. 

So to jump into this style ride and learn how to sport this on-trend piece, we got the help of Clozette Ambassador Aly Bana, who shared with us three easy-to-cop looks.


Fun and quirky

Since micropleats tend to give off that clean-cut vibe, balance the look by putting on a baubled top (like Aly's), or anything that expresses the cheeky, flirty side of you. 

Secret rebel

Give off a rockstar vibe by pairing your micropleat skirt with monochrome pieces inspired by 90's grunge. And to complete the look, don't forget to snap on a pair of sunnies to complete that mysterious rebel vibe. 


Casual chic

With its 'always made-up' look, micropleats can look a little too structured for casual wear. But you can definitely tone it down a notch by pairing it up with a simple t-shirt and some carefree slip-ons. Definitely a recommended look for a Spring/Summer casual vibe.


Still on the lookout for more trends to try this season? Why not add the embroidery trend to your list?



(Cover photo from: pupuren)

With spring and summer fast approaching and new trends coming out here and there, what better way to celebrate the season than by wearing a fun, emerging summer staple — embroidery. You may have  already come across these designs on dresses, jeans, bags, shoes, and the list goes on. It's time to catch up!

Get into the vibe of summer with dainty embroidered patterns for that chic and sweet style under the sun. It’s another staple to be obsessed with and to add in your wardrobe this year. 

We give you looks to cop for summer, whether you happen to be at the beach, going on a date, having a girls’ night out, or simply spending some quality time with your family.  


Feminine and Sultry

Boho and Grunge-y



Romantic Rock


Quietly Playful

Modern Classic



(Cover photo from: @milkmakeup)

The days are getting hotter, friends. How do you feel about the coming of spring and summer? We're having mixed feelings because we do miss the cooler breeze, but mostly we're excited about the prospect of going to beaches and doing more outdoor stuff. We're also equally excited about what's been happening in the worlds of beauty and fashion lately.

Share in our excitement as we go through the fun things that happened with the help of this week's Insider Round-up.


A girl faces a bull

Wall Street's famous “Charging Bull” statue now has competition. A $2.5 trillion asset manager put a statue of a defiant girl in front of the bull in time for International Women's Day. The statue's message is simple but bold: There is a need for gender diversity in the workplace, especially in a male-dominated one like Wall Street. 

Milk for everyone

Wall Street is not the only place where gender is being talked about. In the world of beauty, Milk Makeup has made a statement by launching its #BlurTheLines campaign inspired by their Blur Stick.

“We're blurring the lines on the gender spectrum and exploring what individuality truly means today,” the brand said.


Nike for Hijabi

Nike has launched a product for Muslim women. The "Pro Hijab" is an answer to Muslim women athletes' call for hijabs that fit the demands of the sports they play.

Lollipop Lips

The beauty world is constantly evolving, and trends come by the dozen. The latest thing to surface is the lollipop lips trend. Yes, they look just how you pictured them in your head — a messy stained look akin to when you eat lollipop like a kid.


Another one for a Hadid

There's no stopping the Hadid sisters from becoming modelling powerhouses. Bella Hadid has just been named the new face of Dior Beauty.

Beautiful harmonies

From one beauty to another, here's a mesmerising rendition of the classic tune from the Beauty and the Beast by John Legend and Ariana Grande. 


New from Downy

You can ditch the perfume when your clothes smell awesome. In time for International Women's Day, Downy launched its new and improved  Parfum Collection.  We were there to witness the unveiling, which featured Malaysian actress Scha Alyahya, Miss Vietnam 2012 Dang Thu Taho, Thai actress Araya "Chompoo" Hargate, and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Make sure to follow us on Instagram so you get to see new product releases with us!


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