For the December party season, Chanel transformed the ground floor of The Standard, High Line hotel in New York into a magical alpine village, complete with twinkling evergreen trees, sleigh, ice-skating rink and ski lodge. Inspired by the No. 5 L’Eau holiday campaign, the Chanel No. 5 In The Snow pop-up was launched with a private party before it was open to the public. Guests at the event soaked up the festive atmosphere, warming up with hot chocolate and cider, and snapping photos with a supersized replica of the perfume bottle.
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Lily-Rose Depp, the face of Chanel No. 5 L’Eau
BY JOYCE LIM
"Rosalyn Lee, Yumika Hoskin, Regita Cahyani, Claire Jedrek, Nadya Hutagalung and Natalie Dau"
MAN OF THE HOUR
The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, was in town last December to attend several Terence Loh, Barack Obama and Nelson Loh Rosalyn Lee, Yumika Hoskin, Regita Cahyani, Claire Jedrek, Nadya Hutagalung and Natalie Dau events, one of which was the 2019 Education Benefit Gala. The charity event, co-organised by Novena Global Lifecare and The Sylvan Group, aimed to raise funds for four beneficiaries that champion various causes, from empowering marginalised women to supporting children from disadvantaged families. The keynote speaker of the evening, Obama spoke about youth activism, equal opportunities and social media in a 60-minute conversation moderated by venture capitalist Cheah Sui Ling. After the inspiring session at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, guests enjoyed a fine-dining experience curated by Sebastien Lepinoy, Tetsuya Wakuda, Beppe De Vito and Cheung Siu Kong, all chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants.
Keynote speaker Barack Obama with moderator Cheah Sui Ling
Joel Chang and Evelyn Sheu
George Lim, Elaine Lim and Lim Jun Kai
Terence Loh, Barack Obama and Nelson Loh
The evening’s host Claire Jedrek
Kenneth Goh, Lynn Yeow-De Vito and Sharon Au
Kitch Lum, Emy Huang, Aili Yao and Astrie Ratner
Allan Wu and Regita Cahyani
BY JOYCE LIM
Edited by Stephanie Yeong