Reflect: Progress, not Perfection

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Well, this was fun wasn’t it? My last weekend turned out to be a surprise birthday party for me from my friends here in Singapore. I truly feel the love.

As my flight approaches (approximately 7 hours from the time I’m writing this blog post), I keep thinking about goals. Questions as you wrap up any journey are, “Did I do everything I wanted to do?,” “Did I make it?,” “Was I successful here?”

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Photos: Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014 Preview

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The Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Preview at Gillman Barracks, Singapore

First look of the Fall-Winter collection by Nicolas Ghesquière. This is his much-anticipated debut collection for the luxury brand as their newest women’s creative director.

My Photo Diary after the Jump…

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Reflect: Start Up Asia 2014

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This week I assisted a friend at her booth in Start Up Asia. It was such a great experience for me to talk to people in this industry who were in the start-up scene in Singapore, or those who flew in just for the event.

While my background lies fashion/media and slowly, social enterprise, it felt so refreshing to hear new perspectives and tech ideas that people want to birth into the world.

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Covet: Cosset Bamboo Basics

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I like seeing brands that fuse eco-consciousness with fashion, the ones who bridge the gap between an ethical production process and great design. Then I discovered Singapore-based Cosset, a luxury basics brand made with sustainable bamboo fabric.

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Use: Mmerci Encore Body Scrub & Soap Slices

IMG_9724Based in Singapore, Alli is an writer and artisan who started Mmerci Encore, a bespoke, aromatherapy brand that creates self-care products for our everyday pampering rituals.

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Portfolio: Chuck Reyes | Photographer

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I’m biased when it comes to Chuck Reyes. Maybe because I’ve known him for the last ten years, or maybe because he’s always over at our apartment playing PS3. I suppose the benefit of knowing a creative more personally, and not just through Instagram, is that I get a glimpse of what he’s really working on. Despite him being rather low key on social media, his iPad is filled with amazing editorials and test shoots that make me want to brag for him.

His work as a photographer always continues to impress me. I’ve seen his eye grow the past few years, from him living in Manila to LA to now Singapore. (Here’s an article I wrote about him a few years back). He’s been on a journey that I leads him to continually sharpen his eye; His simple, yet polished style, leaves no detail to chance. Take a look and you’ll see what I mean.

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Explore: Glow Deli & Afterglow

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I’m not a vegan, but lately I’ve found myself in the company of vegans and health-obsessed inspired friends. (You know who you are!) These friends were raving about this raw food restaurant that recently opened in Singapore. So, my friend and I made our way over to Glow Deli, a deli by day and at night transforms into a bar called Afterglow, where they serve their own healthy cocktails.

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Explore: Bloesem

IMG_1981On my way to the Tiong Bahru market I found this gem: Bloesem.

This store is a real-space, pinterest board. It’s everything I imagine my revamped apartment to look like… With clean lines, minimalist decor, and filled with a nicely curated selection of hand-crafted products from around the world.

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