WE’VE TO KEEP DETAILS OF YOUR DEBUT SINGLE UNDER WRAPS. CAN YOU DESCRIBE TO US HOW IT SOUNDS LIKE THOUGH?
“It has elements of pop, R&B and a little bit of dance hall... Some might find it fastpaced because of the production, but I actually find it a little laid back – something that I can drive to. I’m happy that I was able to incorporate my personal favourite music genres and sounds into one song.”
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IMAN FANDI, THE MULTI-HYPHENATE INDUSTRY DARLING WITH BURNING POP STAR AMBITIONS, DROPS HER LONG-ANTICIPATED DEBUT SINGLE IN FEBRUARY. WE CAN’T SHARE ITS NAME JUST YET; DITTO HOW IT SOUNDS, BUT WHAT WE CAN TELL YOU IS THAT – LIKE THE 20-YEAR-OLD STYLE CHAMELEON – IT’S SIZZLING.
THE SOUTH KOREAN SOLO ARTISTE BRINGS A BOLD AND SOPHISTICATED NEW FACE AND SOUND TO THE GENRE THE WORLD KNOWS AS K-POP. NOELLE LOH GETS CHARMED BY HER MAGIC.
Life Is Beautiful
Some might say that the spring/summer 2021 collections are a signal of hope and optimism after a year of social distance and isolation. Key to that: the return of the human touch in more ways than one. Here, an edit of some of the season’s best and most creative craftsmanship that represents the ingenuity of the artisanal hand.
The New School
From an altruistic champion of independent photographers to a fine dining restaurant curating art and music like no other, Keng Yang Shuen curates the people and spaces encouraging new ways of thinking and doing in Singapore’s art scene.
Put Your Best Face Forward This Festive Season
Targeting fine lines and sagging skin, Thermage FLX uses radiofrequency to help boost collagen production to lift and tighten.
How Indie Pop Has Changed And How Celine Autumn Intends To Heat It Up
Celine Autumn, the frontwoman of the beloved Singapore indie band Sobs, has a new solo project and – with that – a new stage name, a new sound and a mesmerising Harajuku girl-gone-sci-fi new image. Putting her own cyber-punk spin on the runway’s ladylike pieces, the charismatic 23-year-old tells noelle loh how indie pop has changed and how she intends to heat it up.
The French Floral Artist Aude Giraud Introduces Her Second Act As A Creative
In 2015, the parisian modern-day Bohemian Aude Giraud uprooted to Singapore then launched the flower-focused lifestyle business ask a French, which helped start the trend for bucolic-chic arrangements and has since become an industry favourite. Last month, she introduced her second act as a creative:
Talking On Miami
Held every December, the international design fair design Miami has always been a heady confluence of fashion and art. For the 2020 edition, fendi – which has been taking part in the show for the past 12 years – roped in new york artist sarah coleman to reinterpret not only its boutique in the city, but also a series of its peekaboo totes. Playing with logos and monograms in her work (fendi’s included), coleman recontextualises the visual language of luxury branding – an approach that gets the thumbs up from silvia venturini fendi. The collaboration is an “opportunity to see how such creativity can evolve”, says the brand’s doyenne. Gordon Ng gets an exclusive from both women on how the relationship between their worlds is more exciting – and important – than ever.
Masters Of Flash
Every year since 2016, the house of Dior has invited a coterie of artists to use its lady dior bag as a blank canvas for painting, sculptural assemblage and all-round imaginative freedom. Despite the circumstances of 2020, this distillation of the maison’s haute couture savoir faire did not stop and this year’s dior lady art has in fact yielded some of the most thoughtful (and fun) interpretations of the tote from the initiative. As these limited-edition pieces hit the brand’s ngee ann city boutique this month, gordon ng zeroes in on the brains behind 13 of them.
Keep Singapore's Books Clean
The city-state wants to prove it’s safe not just for wealthy tycoons but for investors, too
José Jeuland 2020 BIG SURPRISES
It was the end of 2019, welcoming the year 2020 when I told myself that it would be a great year
The New Folk
Keeping Up With the Lees
SINGAPORE IS NOT A MODEL FOR AMERICA.
On the Rise
Premium economy soars in popularity and profitability for airlines.
A Crash Course on Anti-Racism
A New York Pilates teacher and activist’s webinar on bigotry and bias garners an overwhelming response.
3 Moves to Try
Pros like Jill Miller swear by self- myofascial release that homes in on specific—and often overlooked— areas. Here, a few of her go-to moves.
Can’t get your clients to comprehend certain exercises— or the quality of movement they require? The right imagery can help lead to that coveted aha moment.
As Balanced Body’s first and only Education Program Director, Nora St. John, a self-professed lover of movement, has a true Pilates superpower: the ability to see through all of the traditions of Pilates, understanding their strengths and weaknesses, helping to create a brand that appeals to the masses.
WILL WE EVER BE ABLE TO UPLOAD OUR BRAINS?
We’re in an era of remarkable high-concept situation comedies, with shows such as “The Good Place” using the 22-minute joke-packed framework to explore some of humanity’s deepest issues. Premiering on Amazon Prime in May was “Upload,” a show created by Greg Daniels of “The Office,” and it looks to be a contender.