Why Do We Need To Talk About Breast Cancer? | Clozette

From debunking breast cancer myths to sharing stories of inspiration, we at Clozette take our job seriously when it comes to getting you and the rest of the Community informed and involved in the fight against this disease. 

And in light of our 'Wear Pink, Talk Pink' ASOS giveaway, you gave your fair share on spreading the word about #BreastCancerAwareness! So to let you know that we heard you loud and clear, make sure you keep on reading as we listed down some of YOUR top responses on why we need to talk about this important issue!

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"From our family, our friends, and even acquaintances, we are surrounded by women who might already have symptoms or have even been a breast cancer survivor. Awareness is the key to breast cancer prevention and this is why it's important to talk openly about it. If we are able to share information about it, then we can help the people around us to know more about early detection, lifestyle change, prevention, and cure." - Saffiaosma, Philippines

"Cancer affects everyone. Being diagnosed is life-changing experience for the patient and loved ones. Sharing your hopes and fears with a sympathetic ear can make all the difference to your well being and help you come to terms with the diagnosis. Try to be honest if you can. It's okay to get emotional and let it out. Nobody needs to deal with cancer alone or in silence, especially in this day and age." - Thonishadarshini, Malaysia

"Women need to talk about breast cancer to create awareness about the issue and to provide the much needed support system for those who are struggling with the illness. My grandmother was a breast cancer survivor, and fighting the disease was just as hard as the recovery from it (sometimes even more so for the younger survivors, who may struggle with self-image issues after surgery). Also, being a topic that people may feel averse to speak about in the Asian culture, it becomes even more important to spread awareness so that people would not feel ashamed to talk about it." -Prettycutequirky, Philippines
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"Women need to talk openly about breast cancer because real stories not just help to create awareness but also sends a powerful message of early detection to save lives. It's to share the stories of women who went through the pain, the fear, the life changing phase, the anxiety of separation with beloved one, and the one who faced death due to breast cancer. But also, it's to inspire more women to fight breast cancer with a brave heart and fighting spirit." - Ameliachiang, Malaysia

"Breast cancer can happen to anyone at any time. It's important to openly talk about it because there are those who are not aware that breast cancer can happen at any moment without notice, even when we don't feel any pain. There are those who are concerned but are too shy to ask others on ways to detect or find out if one has breast cancer. The topic of breast cancer can be a scary thing, but it doesn't have to be. Openly discussing it can aid in more awareness and lead to early detection, thus saving more lives." - Prelel, Philippines

"I think most people shy away from talking about breast cancer and they choose to fight their illness alone. This isn't an open topic amongst our community. Having said that, I think it is important to make it an open topic and spread breast cancer awareness as it could potentially happen to anyone --men or women! Prevention is always better than cure. When people are exposed to open discussions and educated about breast cancer, they will be equipped with the knowledge, such as the factors and causes, and they can take preventative measures as well." - kittengmak, Malaysia


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"Breast cancer awareness shouldn't be considered a taboo. Women suffer because of this. Men lose their wives because of this. Children mourn for their mothers because of this. If there are ways to prevent the start of breast cancer, the best thing we can do is discuss it among women. Know how to live your life fully by being more educated about things that hinder your freedom. Fight for life, fight against cancer (in all forms)!" - Gevajayson, Philippines

"Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in Singapore and talking about it helps to raise awareness in women. Asians, being typically conservative, do not talk much about it. If we could talk about the odd lumps that we may feel, many women can diagnose the lumps at an earlier stage, or simply get the peace of mind if it is benign. Also, the unknown nature of that lump could cause worries and stress, so it is important to talk about it and get support from family, friends or healthcare providers/professionals." - Sharonchiaaa, Singapore

"The percentage of breast cancer is very high. Every 1 out of 8 women developed breast cancer. I always encourage my family, friends, and relatives who are above 40 years old to start doing annual breast check ups, like mammograms and ultrasound scans. Prevent it, or be treated early, to live a longer life with our love ones!" - Veniceliwen, Singapore

"Open discussions between females about breast cancer is vital in saving lives. These conversations do not only aid in awareness but also make a place for the ones who have been through and are going through the tough experience. And as big or small the chats may be, they give hope for patients and promote self-worth for all the women in the world. We are all connected in some way. This is why, we should build bridges and lessen gaps. Let's converse with love and save souls." - Veraaaa_d, Philippines

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How many times have you created a power ensemble using blacks and reds? Or the times when you went for yellows and greens to uplift your mood on a Monday? From curating our daily OOTDs to simply picking out the lippie shade to wear, colours play a huge role in how we express ourselves with our wardrobe. It also helps us show off our mood and style in various ways, letting our fashion pieces speak for themselves.

So whether you're a gal who loves your pastels or you prefer to go for bolder mixes all-year-round, find out why your fashion staples' colour scheme say a lot about you more than you think! 

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Monochrome



If you're the type who loves the simplicity and minimalism of monochromes, then your personality shouts practicality. The uni-tonal vibe of this colour scheme gives off an automatic chicness that's perfect for someone who's always on-the-go and upholds a no-nonsense attitude.
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Pastels



Sweet and lively, girls who love to highlight pastel pieces in their wardrobe are optimistic and fun to be with. Just like the easy-on-the-eyes vibe that pastels exude, preferring these shades compared to bold and deeper colours show your light and cheery attitude that is positively contagious to anyone you meet.


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Colour block


(photo from Vanessaxlim)

Finding harmony in chaos, colour blocking is all about exceeding expectations and making bold statements. Loving this trend means that you are spontaneous, adventurous, and always seeking for new opportunities. Your bursts of energy are reflected in the bold colours you wear, making you stand out from the crowd with both your stylish fashion sense and your fun personality.


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"Colour-of-the-year" trend



From emerald greens to rose golds, you are fashion-forward and are always up-to-date with the latest trends. It's not easy to stand out when you follow what everyone wants to try out but somehow, you make it work. Creative and flexible, you're amazing confidence allows you to rock every OOTD you wear, making you a great style inspo. 

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When Coach debuted its ready -to-wear line, Coach 1941, in honour of its 75th birthday, I’ll be frank — I was completely and irrevocably blown away. Was Coach ever this cool? What have we been missing all along? Okay guys, we need to set our sartorial priorities straight right now.




But here’s the thing: yes, Stuart Vevers gave the brand a breath of fresh air, but the creative director never compromised on Coach’s legacy. That’s where 1941 Reimagined came into play for Clozette’s latest collaboration with the brand. 

For Coach Fall 2016, looks and pieces hinted at Americana nostalgia with a contemporary attitude. They were reinterpreted, reinvented, remodeled, and reassembled to show off a modern freshness that is both classic and trendy at the same time. A new era of Coach is here, and now every cool boy and girl wants a piece of the American brand.



So, what are the defining traits of a cool girl? In my opinion, she is someone who is unapologetic about who she is, and she never needs gratification from anyone but herself. She is masculine and feminine. She is an insider and an outsider. She is neither here nor there — she takes it all in her stride. 

This brashness — in a good way — is very much in line with Coach Fall 2016, which tells a visual story of “vintage, cowboy and punk”, all mish-mashed together to become surprising wardrobe staples for the urbanites.





For 1941 Reimagined, we shot at an edgy industrial studio in Johor Bahru — a location I instantly fell in love with even before we stepped foot into the premise. It was the perfect urban cool location that lent a complementary contrast to the modern bohemia of Coach Fall 2016, a beautiful play of opposites that speaks of the brand.


There, we made two stop-motion videos and FYI, making the videos was... every bit an interesting experience. Each frame was shot while I put my non-existent yoga skills into good use and posed “frozen” in place. Was it challenging? Without a doubt. Was it fun? Oh, in those outfits, I’d gladly do it all over again.





From varsity jackets and wool sweaters, to fur vests and suede jackets, Coach Fall 2016 offered a wide selection of outerwear. If I have to choose one (what a happy dilemma!), the Motif Crewneck Sweater is definitely one for keeps in my wardrobe. Made with a luxurious wool and cashmere blend, this fun statement piece in itself is perfect for layering in our temperamental climate. 

Note to self: layer over frilly dress, leather skirt, skinny jeans, black culottes — basically everything!





And in case you didn’t know already: one thing’s for sure, Coach never fails in the accessories department. The aesthetics may have been rejuvenated, but quality leather workmanship — the root of the Coach brand — is still visible in every seam and every intricate detailing. 

I am obsessed with the Rogue bag 36 in Colorblock Python. This functional bag is spacious enough for my day-to-day essentials (my trusty MacBook Air, organiser, wallet, and the likes), and its top handles come in an exotic leather finish to add a punctuation of “toughness” into the ensemble.





Now, can we take a moment to admire those metallic studded leather loafers? These stunning block-heeled High Vamp Loafer with Studs are embellished with rivets, studs and faux pearl cabochons at all the right places without seeming too over-the-top.






With a collection chock-full of statement pieces from ready-to-wear to accessories and bags, Coach has once again outdone itself this Fall 2016. And just in case you can’t find me, I’ll be hanging out with the Coach gang.


Find out more about Coach Fall 2016 here.

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