YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME
“More than half of my time is spent with animals, but I enjoy it,” enthuses animal rescuer, Aileen Lee. The story of this selfless lady’s dedication and love for the fur kids she has saved will warm your heart.
We discover why pet proofing your home ensures harmony and safety for both the owner and the cat.
THE ONE WHO'S TAKING ACTION
Best known for her extensively waitlisted Nina bag, Gabriela Hearst walks the talk when it comes to sustainable luxury. The New York-based designer shares her inspirations, dreams and resolutions for herself and her eponymous label.
BORN TO ENTERTAIN
YOU MIGHT RECOGNISE HER AS THE GENTLE AND LOVING MOTHER IN LEE CHONG WEI, THE BIOPIC OF THE BADMINTON LEGEND, OR THE VULNERABLE YET RESILIENT TEACHER IN WET SEASON, WHICH HIT THE CINEMAS IN MARCH. SOME OF US MAY HAVE SEEN YEO YANN YANN ON THE BIG SCREEN PLAYING VARIOUS CHARACTERS FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. STILL, SHE NEVER FAILS LEAVE HER AUDIENCE IN AWE OF HER ACTING PROWESS.
THE TRUTH BEHIND FAUX FUR
Is imitation fur still a feasible alternative in this modern, fashion-forward world? Nadhirah Othman uncovers how the fur industry – both real and fake – brings a detrimental impact to the well-being of our planet.
Surprising reasons WHY YOUR KID is under performing in school
You’re understandably frustrated that your child isn’t living up to her potential. But before you blame her attitude, check if these conditions are hindering her academically.
A PAWSITIVE' Life
Like in many parts of the world, pet culture has seen exponential growth in Malaysia. In this issue, Lorraine Chai discusses pet therapy, a method of treatment that is gaining traction, and also some of the pet trends you don’t want to miss out on.
The Healing Power Of Unconditional Love
There’s a saying that goes, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” For one woman, these words resonated deeply. An unlikely companion came into her life at her lowest point and changed everything.
Even Pets Need Tummy Care?
For many, keeping a pet is more than just caring for an animal; pets are family members, too. We speak to veterinary surgeon, Dr Wafaa Abdul Washefffrom Pets Corner Sdn Bhd, to find out how your pets can stay healthy with a suitable diet
Beauty The Natural Way
With climate change rapidly threatening the future of Mother Earth, we urgently need to curb further acts of destruction. We speak to Law Hong Mei, founder of The Olive Tree, about building a beauty brand that is sustainable from the core.
South Korea: WHERE THE PAST MEETS THE FUTURE
There’s never enough time to explore this land of the morning calm. From history to culture, South Korea is welcoming and it pulsates with energy and vibrancy. LORRAINE CHAI lays out some of her favourite photo-taking spots in the country that never sleeps.
THE EVOLUTION OF ONE WOMAN
WE’VE SEEN SO MANY YOUTUBE PERSONALITIES MAKE IT TO THE BIG SCREEN, BUT A BEDROOM RAPPER BECOMING THE FIRST ASIAN AMERICAN TO SNAG A BEST ACTRESS AWARD AT THE 77TH GOLDEN GLOBES? THAT’S NEW. AWKWAFINA (OR AWKWARD-FINA AS SEEN IN HER TWITTER BIO) IS THE BREAKOUT STAR WHO LEFT AN ICONIC FOOTPRINT IN THE EVOLUTION OF ASIAN REPRESENTATION IN FILM.
LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
2019 winner of the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship, Dr Lim Way Foong is determined to bring a ‘healthier light’ into the lives of everyone. Her ‘fall down seven times, get up eight’ story will inspire and move your heart.
MAKING BEAUTY SUSTAINABLE
Using only natural ingredients from the Amazon forest, Natura is a great example of what clean beauty stands for.
Known for their bold and bespoke shoe line, Cipela, founder Hidayah Hassan and managing partner, Dr Shasa Aziz, speak from their hearts about building a show-stopping empire centred on feet fashion.
IT'S IN MY DNA
The world seems to have gone into a DNA testing frenzy as millions are signing up to get insights on who they are. Here, we show you what to expect if you sign up for one and help you decide if it’s well worth your money.
I CAN'T HELP BUT STEAL…
She didn’t have a difficult life to begin with. Blessed with stable financial support, getting her hands on things she needed was never a struggle for her. Yet she was deeply addicted – to stealing.
Beatrice by Definition
Couturier and costume designer Beatrice Looi shares with Nadhirah Othman her journey, the state of the fashion industry and tips on finding your personal style.
Apps That Make Travelling Solo Exciting!
Travelling solo can get lonely. Now, a crop of innovative apps and online communities means you can meet up with like-minded women travellers for tours and activities.
Healthy And Nutritious Seafood From Norway
Packed with nutrients and easy to cook, find out how Norwegian salmon and Fjord Trout can promote a healthful diet.
Making THE RIGHT CHOICE
There will be times when we are overcome with self-doubt, especially in relationships. Unlike solving a riddle, being in relationship or marriage involves making bold choices and brave decisions. Lorraine Chai talks with Datin Sharifah Shawati, the author of a self-help book on making decisions.
Creative Recipes, Delicious in Taste
Now in its fifth year, the annual Best Home Cook contest returned with a showdown between young culinary students and experienced home cooks. Together with editors from The Malaysian Women’s Weekly, Shape and Jelita, this year’s participants got experimental with their fjord trout recipes.
STASH THAT CA$H
Physical money might just be a thing of the past! Cashless payments are here to stay, so we investigate the implications.
THE GLAM X FACTOR
Stephanie De Souza plays catch-up with Yuri Ha, creator of Glam X Cosmetics, the young home-grown brand that has garnered a phenomenal following among local makeup aficionados.
LOOKING PAST LIMITATIONS
Psoriatic arthritis is a disease that has remained in the shadow and far too few people know about it. Beauty queen Sofia Lovi Ramasamy seeks to enlighten the public by unveiling the daily challenges a psoriatic arthritis patient has to face.
HOW TO MARIE KONDO YOUR KID'S STUDY AREA FOR BETTER GRADES
Evelyn Gan finds out how small tweaks to your child’s learning environment can make a huge difference.
How to Survive Hosting a Memorable House Party
A seasoned event coordinator and hospitality expert, Ferin Azman shares with us her tips and tricks to organising a memorable gathering that celebrates closeness, minus the chaos.
We Desperately Need Sleep!
The demands urban living and work stress have changed our attitudes towards sleep and rest – they have become a luxury few think they can afford. Add to that the digital screens keeping us up at all hours of the day. It’s time we realise why sleep is crucial and how it affects almost every aspect of our lives.
Neelofa Shares Her Survival Story
Her ability to change, adapt and push boundaries to achieve her vision has made her a true survivor. This Asian icon has joined the wave of change taking place in the world of high fashion where the perception of hijabwearing women is quickly evolving. Neelofa shares her survival story with lorraine chai.
PHA: The Acid With Better Skin Benefits
Polyhydroxy acids are the new superstars of over-the-counter chemical exfoliants. They’re milder than their alpha-hydroxy acid cousins, gentle enough for sensitive skin, and nourish and protect in ways other acids do not.