15.7.16

FRAMED: SHIYAO NG

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       Kidding. This is something I ought to have shared earlier amidst a dungeon of misplaced hard drives. Alas, I've cleaned out all previous edits and started from square one a few days ago only to re-discover a hidden edited pile just last night from my old Macbook. I've got a couple of tricks to pick up from Ms. Kondo. Not that this was one of those cover shoots that's on the embargo, this was on the other spectrummy fondest shoot to date.

19.1.16

JESSICA GOH FOR RAOUL FALL/WINTER 2015: WARM UP, COOL DOWN

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Let's be real. Singapore is a place where we speak about a few subjects passionately, namely, Singlish and there's no hush hush about this one humidity. Ah, the challenge. So imagine, we'd play pretend that it's chilly at 8am, somehow convincing Jessica to emulate a portrait of one, snuggled upon woolly layers in sweatersweaty weather. No questions asked, she went the distance like a millennial philosopher would put it: Don't sweat the small stuff. (Although, breaking up a sweat seemed to be her beauty secret, I'll get to that later.) Boy, are we just warming up?

24.8.15

FRAMED: ANASTASIA NAZAROVA

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Bookers, never judge a model based on her height (unless you're a height nazi like Alex Perry) because this PYT* -- girl can model. Like fashion, the modelling industry is equally fickle. When I was fifteen, tall Eurasians ruled the local glossies, and then with a larger share of Asia consumerism, the token Asian models of Liu Wen, Ming Xi, and Tao Okamoto followed. Then came the wave of Insta-famous models in the likes of Kendall Jenner (duh), Gigi Hadid, and Cara Delevingne, where social media currency is king. As numbers thrived, even Marc Jacobs had to eat his words for dissing Cara. Is novelty eventually going to help hopefuls get the job?  Maybe that's the silver lining of it all.