The lovely Harper’s Bazaar Singapore team invited us to a really interesting presentation at this year’s SFW. 10 up-and-coming fashion designers from around Asia were chosen to present capsule collections before the audience and a panel of judges, with a winner being announced at the end. It felt like we were at a live taping of Project Runway!
Some collections were fantastically wearable, others were pure art. My personal favourite was the showing by Singaporean Lionel Low, which was based on the Chinese legend of Madam White Snake.
As for my own outfit, I went local with a tailored peplum top by In Good Company. I actually had a few different options picked out, but somehow my mother got involved and decided that this was The One. For the record, my deadpan response to every compliment at the show was “Thank you, my mother dressed me today…”
Top: In Good Company // Pants: Zara // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bag: Celine // Scarf (worn as cuff): Hermes
Photography by Adam S, Bespoke Brides
When I was invited to meet Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg, the founders of Fresh, I jumped at the chance. Fresh is a fairly new discovery for me, but after their Advanced Lip Therapy saved my lips in LA last year I’ve been kind of obsessed with the brand.
Anyway, guess who totally misread the part about it being a dinner, arrived almost late and completely flustered, and was promptly seated directly across from Lev Glazman himself?
This post would be full of secondhand embarrassment had Lev not turned out to be the nicest, most genuine person ever. For the record, he’s also quite the storyteller and had a few exotic anecdotes about Fresh’s Créme Ancienne, one of which involved Marie Antoinette’s boobs. No lie.
Old-timey gossip aside, what really struck me about Lev was his curiosity. He was truly engaged and inquiring, no matter how seemingly trivial the topic of conversation. We told him where to shop in Bangkok, and what movies to watch. He listened, asked advice, took notes. I can’t think many people with that level of sincere interest in other people’s opinions, let alone the founder of a huge beauty brand.
As you can imagine, the table’s conversations left little time for photo taking. Still, I wish I’d done a better job capturing how pretty the details of the room were.
I did however remember to take food photos, because I was so thrilled about it being keto-friendly. And also because I’m totally Singaporean.
Top top off an already perfect evening, we were each generously gifted a jar of Créme Ancienne Soft Cream…which Adam is already trying to steal, having read the ingredients list with great approval. If this turns out to be the one face cream I can convince him to use, it’d be a miracle in itself!
I already use Fresh products on a daily basis, but now I have some really fun memories to recall when I do. Thank you Fresh Family, for the lovely evening – it was definitely one of my better Mondays!
As far as weeknights go, last Thursday was a bit of a wild one! First, Dawn invited us to join her at the Roberto Cavalli fashion show and opening party at MBS.Continue Reading