She takes risks and effects change—meet Singapore’s women of substance for whom time, style and success are elixirs of choice.
It all began in… 2011 when I won the Elite Model Look Singapore competition. I became the face of Audi Fashion Festival (now Singapore Fashion Week), and have since had the opportunity to travel and shoot campaigns and commercials around the world.
This is my time to… Take on New York. I’ve covered Asia and Paris, and now, it’s time I channelled all I’ve learned and experienced into conquering what’s considered the toughest fashion capital and industry to break into. After a year of planning and paper work, I’m ready.
What I love most… Is how the world has become a lot smaller and more connected since I started modelling. I’ve met and worked with so many talented individuals and discovered incredible destinations—I recently shot in Cape Town, and it took my breath away.
I am a… Perfectionist. I put a lot of pressure on myself, and that’s why my parents trusted me to juggle being a student and a working model since the age of 16.
My goal is to… Be recognised for my work in this world—as a model and, perhaps one day, as an actress. In an era where everyone is on social media, I want to be someone worth knowing beyond the World Wide Web.
Platinum and mixed-cut diamond cluster Tiffany Victoria earrings; white gold and diamond Tiffany T Smile pendant; platinum and diamond Tiffany Keys Woven key pendant; platinum and mixed-cut diamond Tiffany Victoria bracelet; stainless steel Tiffany East West 2-hand 42x25mm watch with alligator strap; white gold and diamond Tiffany T Wire bracelet; white gold and diamond Tiffany Atlas ring. Dress, Iris & Ink.
Founder of Collate
It all began in… 2006 when I founded a blogshop, BonitoChico, which has grown into an ecommerce retail business now known as Love, Bonito. I then started the label Collate, which made its runway debut at Singapore Fashion Week in May 2015—we have been selling online and at Tangs ever since.
My goal is to… Create a brand that melds empowerment and femininity; and a new wave of entrepreneurs with Collate as my starting point.
This is my time to… Host Singapore’s first Galboss Asia Symposium. This platform seeks to connect budding and established entrepreneurs, women leaders and inspiring individuals for a day of creative connection. We aim to empower, enable, and elevate the community.
I’m motivated by… Women who help women. One thing all female entrepreneurs have in common is the need to juggle multiple roles at home and at work— and I hope to give them the tools and support systems to be able to manage it all and succeed with style.
Style is… An extension of your personality; about playing up your assets; and being yourself.
Sterling silver Tiffany T large hoop earrings; gold Tiffany T Wire bracelet; platinum and diamond Tiffany Victoria Bow bracelet; stainless steel Tiffany East West Mini 2-hand 37x22mm watch with calf leather double strap; rose gold and diamond Tiffany T Wrap Hinged bracelet; white gold and diamond Tiffany T Wire ring; rose gold and diamond Tiffany T Wire ring. Jacket, Lanvin. Jumpsuit, Collate.
Founder of The Luxe Nomad
It all began in… July 2012, when we launched The Luxe Nomad as a flash sales site for hotel bookings and luxury travel in Asia.
The turning point… Was last year when we redirected our core business towards luxury villas around the world, which doubled our sales and sparked plans to grow this market across Asia.
This is my time to… Take The Luxe Nomad to the next level. I’ve just made the big move to Hong Kong to kick-start our expansion to China, where we’ll be the first luxury villa booking site to help grow outbound tourism, and Japan, to hopefully cultivate a vacation rental market and solve the problem of hotel shortages.
My goal is… To develop a hybrid between a hotel and a rented property through exclusive management and quality concierge service so that the customer or guest gets The Luxe Nomad experience not just when booking their stay, but at check in and check out.
The secret to success is… Do what you love, because you are going to have to do a lot of it.
Gold Tiffany Infinity ring; stainless steel Tiffany East West Mini 2-hand 37x22mm watch with calf leather double strap; gold Elsa Peretti Aegean necklace; black, gold and redlacquered Japanese hardwood Elsa Peretti bangles. Dress, C/Meo Collective.
“Beautiful design makes a beautiful life,” said Charles Lewis Tiffany. Who better than the founder of Tiffany & Co. to wax lyrical on what makes for a beautiful life? Since 1837, the luxury house has made a beautiful life a reality with exquisite, glistening, picture-perfect designs—both through its lust-worthy gemstones, and its precision horology: The Atlas Clock, erected in 1853 at the front of its New York store, clocks the movements of its city dwellers, accurately and to the second, to this very day.
Launched in spring 2015, the East West Collection is an instantly signature addition to this tradition of iconic products and memorable moments. From their rectangular shapes to the unique alignment of the dials, the watches in this range make a clear statement: They are not for wallflowers. And now, adding to the allure of that capsule collection is Tiffany & Co.’s East West Mini collection.
Designed with the modern and individualistic woman in mind, the East West watches take inspiration from Tiffany & Co.’s iconic travel accessory from the ’40s, the Purse Clock. The watch face sits vertically on the wrist rather than horizontally—just like how the clock would have sat on the mantelpiece or by the bedside. Its sleek body curves just a tad, so it fits at the wrist, snugly and surely. Perfect for a woman who is sure of who she is and lives her life the way she deems fit. No norms or binding traditions hold her back—she is bold, different by choice and a go-getter.
The 37x22mm rectangular stainless steel face makes the timepiece perfectly unisex, being neither too big to challenge the elegance of a women’s wrist nor too small to get lost on a man’s. It is intended for the bold, modern woman, who does not need an accessory to dictate her femininity. On top of it all, the quartz body is imbued with all the expertise and excellence in Swiss watchmaking associated with Tiffany & Co.
Light up the night in an East West Mini watch with a midnight blue dial and silver numerals, and a blue calf leather strap. Blue hands add just the right touch of quirky confidence to a white dial with gold numerals and black leather strap. The watch with a dial in the coveted Tiffany blue with silver numerals and a grey strap is for the woman who dares to be different. All three watches also come with a double wrap strap option. Tiffany & Co.’s East West Collection promises unique design and exquisite craftsmanship for watches that not only suit every personality, but also every whim, fancy and occasion. Life is beautiful, indeed.
From left: Stainless steel Tiffany East West Mini 2-hand 37x22mm watch in Tiffany white dial with calf leather double strap; stainless steel Tiffany East West Mini 2-hand 37x22 mm watch in Tiffany blue dial with calf leather double strap; stainless steel Tiffany East West Mini 2-hand 37x22 mm watch in blue dial with calf leather double strap.