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Fierce,

If there is a collection that I would love to buy this season that will be the Ermenegildo Zegna. The fluidity, color combination, styling, and juxtaposition of elements is on point.

The masculinity isn’t overpowering and I find it neutral. The neutrality of each look gives me to run off my cards and I will not deny the fact that I am filled with awe on how they pull off the prints flawlessly with the ombre effect.

If I wore one of the pieces, I’m confident I’d slay it in Singapore. The vibe and whole aesthetic are perfect for Asians most especially the muted colour looks.

It is something that many Asian will relate to considering the tropical weather we have. The layering is perfectly done and it is executed in a clever way.

Here are my top picks:

Fierce,

It’s Spring 2020 and you know that this is my favourite season for menswear. I am always impressed with the juxtaposition of elements and print on a look plus It’s out and about to play with colours. I love Versace Me’s wear collection for this season because it gives me that after-party vibes yet still looking sharp.

I always love to mix and match men’s and women’s wear together with my looks to achieve a sharp and edgy vibe to the whole outfit. Of course, white sneakers are ready to strut the runway with a printed ombre to compliment the whole classic vibe.

I love the collection because of its elements and attention to detail most especially for men’s, it’s hard to accessories a lot so we spot on the smallest detail on each and every look. I also adore the sleek and wet look hairstyle for men. It gives a well-polished look without even trying.

Here are my top picks:


Fierce,

I used to hate when people got me cologne for my birthday. I didn’t want to seem ungrateful but you know how it is. Smelling like something is a really personal thing, and there are certain scents you like and others you can’t stand. I HATE anything “musk,” I don’t like to smell too “manly,” and I shy away from things that are too strong or “obvious.”

One of the first things I like to do when I have a boyfriend is figure out how he likes to smell. It’s not something you ask right away but I think you figure it out over time if you’re paying attention. You can tell what he likes because you’ll find the bottles laying about or you’ll smell him or maybe you’ll even ask him what he’s into.
“You smell nice,” you’ll say flirtatiously. And even if it’s not a scent you’d ever wear it smells so sexy on him, doesn’t it?

A guy who smells nice is like 10,000 percent hotter than a guy who is just plain hot. When you roll up to kiss him you stare into his eyes and focus on his lips, and every time he moves you get a whiff of his smell. And if you really like this guy every time you smell him or anything he’s wearing you’ll be reminded of him.

for now, I only like to wear three colognes from Hermes, but the one I love the most, and the one I wear the most often, is “Osmanthe Yunnan.” I’d splash it on my handbag, on all my coats and scarves in addition to wearing it on most days.

When someone approaches you wearing a fragrance you really like, or if they smell particularly powerful, you’ll notice them straight away. They linger.
Every bottle of “Osmanthe Yunnan” comes with a tiny bottle you can carry around with you. I’d always go through the smaller bottle first. And because you can carry it with you everywhere you can constantly reapply it throughout the day for maximum impact.

A signature scent is your way of leaving a mark everywhere you go. A “signature scent” doesn’t mean you have to go out and have something concocted from scratch, or even that it needs to be expensive. It just means that you have a fragrance you always wear and you wear it so much that it comes to represent you.


And that’s why you should have a signature scent. A signature scent is associated with you. People remember you for it even when you’re not in the room. You should spray it on everything so that people remember every trace of “you” that’s left behind.
And you should have a signature scent because it’s totally romantic if not highly erotic to smell like a particular thing.

Special thanks to Hermes Paris Team

Fierce,

Be it career, love, or having your own family, it is often that the waiting game is what makes us lose focus and be demotivated. You see, it’s not always about winning or getting what you wanted when you want it. It’s about keeping your faith and waiting for God’s perfect timing. It’s about getting yourself ready for that breakthrough that’s much bigger than you and the people around you can ever imagine.

the fierce walker
Location: Palazzo Versace

Life can be hard at times but sometimes waiting is the only option that you have and while waiting, you have to work harder better than anyone else around you. It’s all about finding the right balance in life and finding what truly makes you happy as a person. The journey will never be easy but it is going to be worth it.

the fierce walker
Photographed by Lakshik Perera
Outfit Details: David Snow x Elenny Sunglasses , Uniqlo Top & DKNY Bag

“You will learn, grow and evolve with your decisions in life by being adaptable to everything around you”

It will never be easy but it surely something that will make you stronger, fiercer and better you. Stay as you are and never let anyone dull your shine. That is the beauty of life as you grow older, you become wiser and better through time and challenges.

 

Stay Fierce!

Fierce,

Someone somewhere is going to see your happiness and try to damper it.
They are going to see your positivity and question it. They are going to see how you act—full of life with a smile on your face—and poke fun, or judge, or wag their finger in front of your nose and tell you all the ways you’re wrong.
Don’t let them.

Life is too short to not be passionate – about things, about people, about love, about living.

And if there’s a career or person you’re crazy about, a goal you’re fighting to pursue, a dream you’re still doodling in the corner of your notebook, a song you just keep on singing—I hope you never stop letting that passion fill you.

Our dreams, our drive – those are things that matter at the end of the day. Not how many possessions we accumulate or how much money is in our wallets. Not the things we’ve accomplished or the recognition we’ve been given, or even the times we’ve failed.

What matters are the lives we’ve touched and the joy that has filled not only our hearts but the hearts of those around us.

That’s why when you find something that makes your body and soul shine, you cannot give up on it, no matter what anyone says.

Don’t let the world define who you become. Don’t let people’s opinions change who and what you love, or how you act. Don’t let harsh words hold you back, or criticisms keep you stagnant. Don’t let the world try to mold you into what it feels is best. Don’t allow yourself to be changed for the wrong reasons.

Photographed by James Pouliot

Don’t let anyone dull your shine.

If there is something you’re passionate about, stop questioning and relying on the guidance of the people around you, and listen to your heart. Too often people try to deter us from our deepest wishes out of jealousy or bitterness. Sometimes even those that love us fear for us, so unintentionally they hold us back.

But if it’s a dream you’ve been dreaming – pursue it. Let go of caution and leave negativity behind. Jump, walk, run, fly forward into the things and people you love.
Open your eyes to the possibilities.

Location: Moulin Rouge, Paris 

Open your ears to wise words. Open your heart to ideas well beyond what you ever imagined. And trust – the known and unknown.

One day you will find something you love. And one day you’ll understand what I mean when I say you have to chase that something. You will have this unexplainable pull to do, to be, to become whatever it is that your heart is telling you. It won’t always make sense, but your fingers will tingle, your heart will jump, your body will suddenly feel so alive, and you will glow with the light that only passion and love can bring.

And when that happens, I hope you remember my warning: Don’t let anyone dull your shine.
Because this is your opportunity to grow, to shift, to make something beautiful in a world that’s filled with so much darkness. This is your life and your future and all that you are meant to be – if you step out of the shadows and let your light be seen.

Sparkle in the sun, dance in the moonlight, set fire to the world with the passion in your heart. You are light – beaming and brilliant.

And as long as you keep chasing what you love, as long as you keep listening to your heart and believing in yourself and your dreams, you can, and will change the world.

Fierce,

You are amazing!
There is no one like you in this entire universe. There is no one who has gone through what you have gone through and survived the way you have. There is no one like you who enjoys the same things that you enjoy. That place where you find your innermost peace, no one experiences that like you. The memory you have of that one special conversation, that concert, or that rush of excitement… no one can take that from you and no one experienced it quite like you.

When you feel like the odd one out…the ugly duckling…the weirdo…remember that you are one of a kind and this world needs you.
Life can beat you down and try to make you feel insignificant. It can try to make you feel like you are nothing in this world with what it can throw at you. It can try to make you think you can’t do anything right.

What it can’t do is respond for you. It cannot determine how you respond to it. It can try, but it fails every single time. You determine how you respond to the world, and your experiences can help others.

When you’ve lost a close loved one, you’re a testament as to how to survive. When you’ve been rejected, you’re showing others it’s possible to be strong. When you’re sick, your mental resilience is proof that you are stronger than the illness. Your life is a testimony.

There is nothing to be ashamed of. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. Take joy in the things that bring you joy. Like the things you like. Be proud of who you are and where you’ve come from.
Don’t forget to keep learning. The changes that you’ve seen from who you were back then to who you are today are only possible with the ability to learn and adapt. You have adapted and changed as time went on. Adaptation makes you stronger. Learning makes you stronger. Be a lifelong learner.

Photographed by @maxthesensei

Take risks. So what if you fail? You’re a lifelong learner, right? You find what didn’t work and begin again. Risks are what make the differences in this world. Without them, it’s the status quo, and there is no one in the world exactly like that.


Fierce,

If I were a musically gifted person, I would write my feelings for London into a song because it deserves magnificent melodies, but nonetheless, consider these words my love song to you London.
I just wanna express my most sincere gratitude for your many wonders.

Whether it was a sensational first bite of fish n chips on Portobello Market or the subtly hypnotizing music found in every Underground station, London, you have given me something to look forward to every single day. Before I arrived here, I struggled to find a reason to smile, but since I have landed on your steady ground, I have no reason to not smile. You made my heart so happy! No words could express how much I love the feeling of being here.
You have beauty in every crevice of your existence. From handsome parks booming with life to street corners full of adventure and opportunity, I have fallen in love with your large array of interests and your effortless charm.
I remember the butterflies fluttering in my stomach the first time I set eyes on Ben. I was captured by his massive presence. It just goes to show that even a million pictures of something cannot compare to the beauty of the real thing.

Pants: Diana Arno Styled by Samreen Kazi

Handbag: Antoine Amato

Location: Carnaby, London

I remember the tears I shed in Shakespeare’s Globe when the actors stepped on stage to perform the opening scene. It had been a dream of mine for so long; I could not help but weep tears of joy at the realization that my dreams had become a reality. I was standing in the midst of history; in fact, I was often placed in the middle of a historically significant location, which is something I truly respected and admired throughout my days.
London, you’ve introduced me to a whole new culture. You turned me into a disgruntled Londoner.

I found myself getting annoyed by tourists on the streets who seemed to have forgotten how to walk and grinding my teeth in pessimism when some bloody person began to talk on the phone while riding the tube. I never knew I had this fiery energy inside of me. Thank you for allowing and even welcoming me to outwardly express whatever I please.
In your little pubs, I found warmth and comfort. Their home cooked food and rustic atmosphere left me craving more every time. Trying flavor after flavor of cider, I even grew to appreciate the burning sensation of your insidious liquid as it was pressed against my smiling lips.

Walking down the streets in my final days here, I take in the familiar aroma of your smoke-filled and hazy air, both remembering my initial distaste for it and feeling hopelessly nostalgic at the same time.
The gray skies fill my heart with joy. Their mystery and foggy persistence never cease to inspire me. I welcome the inevitable fall of rain as I walk through the streets unprepared with nothing but a light sweater to shield me from your droplets.

You will never know what you’ve done for me. You have made me incredibly uncomfortable, turned me into a complete outsider, drained my wallet with your currency system, tested me with your dry humour and confused me by your unnecessary “u’s in your words, but I fell in love with you just the same. You gave me a spring in my step, inspired me to be artistic, introduced me to a world beyond the bubble that I had attached myself to and for that, I can never truly repay you.

Photographed by Jamal @jamalopp

Here’s to the nights I couldn’t fall asleep, listening to the drunken songs of the South Kensington streets. Here’s to the severely underrated pastries you possess. Here’s to the beautiful strangers I met the gaze of on the train. Here’s to the architecture that took my breath away time and time again. Here’s to you London.

So thank you. I will never forget this amazing time that we spent together. You helped put the spark back into my eyes and I will return home with a new sense of accomplishment and pride. I am so lucky to have been able to call you home, if only for a matter of months. My heart has been sewn together with the Union Jack and a part of me will remain in this beautiful city forever.

So it is with a drawn-out sigh and the phrase “Mind the gap” ringing in my heart that I, at last, leave you. It’s been brilliant.

Special thanks to Black PR

You are my “Home”

Fierce,

I’m breaking up with a simple life. I want a big life, I want greatness and I want to make an impact on people. I just want to admit it even though it feels uncomfortable to admit.

I’m done lessening my desire. Simplicity sounds like something I should want. But, honestly? I want my life to be stunningly, crazily, stupidly complex.
I too have yearned for a simpler existence, a metaphorical cabin in the woods away from the pressures of modern life. I have downsized and minimized both my physical and emotional needs. But, I look at greatness and I wonder if the greatest thinkers and innovators would have amassed their influence had they tampered down their desire, their ambition, their hunger for something larger than simple pleasures.

In my experience, downsizing my ambition, wants, needs, desires has always been a product of fear. The lower my expectations, the less room for disappointment, failure, struggle.
If I can make my wants small enough to achieve them with ease, then I will never suffer.
I will also never strive, achieve, impact.
That’s a dangerous game to play with yourself because what seems virtuous can also seem a lot like making yourself small enough to bow down to fear. While I am against blind consumption, I am also against the idea that we should make our lives as small as possible, to never strive, to stop dreaming of impact and change.

Giving up on high expectations looks an awful lot like giving up on yourself.
Because the truth is that it’s scary to dream. It’s scary to risk disappointment and failure and the possibility of finding out that your dream may not be your future.
But, we all inherently understand that great things usually are born from great risk. If we are given just one life, why would we ever want to make our wants and desires and needs so small? Why would we want to simplify ourselves down when we can live in the messy and beautiful world of complexity?

I understand the desire to simplify and it seems legitimate. It seems like a good idea to stop striving and to be present enough to enjoy what is now and happening and here. I do not advocate that anyone trade on their present misery for a future payoff. But, I don’t know that present gratefulness should ever cause complacency.

Special thanks to Elisabetta Franchi for my whole look 

While I thought simplicity and fewer expectations and less desire would bring me more gratefulness, all it really did was leave me nothing to look forward to, nothing at all ahead in my life to work toward. Life is long and dreams keep you alive and purposeful.

Simplifying my life down to being grateful for just the smallest things improved my state of mind in some ways, but overall brought me a sense that no future joy was available, that if this is the best there is, then why keep going? Why do nothing but maintain?

Yet, we are not built for maintenance. If we were, our world would not have progressed. We would not be innovating or improving. We would simply be existing. This world does not need more mindless consumption, that is for sure. But we do need more hope, more people brazen enough to believe that there is always more impact, more work that needs to be done to bring a better world.

Make your wants small if that’s your desire. But, if it’s out of fear, that’s a slippery slope. Because if you’re trying to fit yourself into a smaller life in order to avoid the risk of trying, then how satisfied can you really be? If the pursuit of simplicity is born from a panicked need for easy, then I would reassess. Is that what you want from your one life? To want less in order to try less?

Location: Palazzo Versace Dubai

Photographed by Lakshik Perera

Fierce,

As you all know, I have a certain inclination towards the rosy and peachy colours, especially when I want to go casual. I prefer to keep the look more towards the warmer tones as I feel it compliments my olive skin colour.
Now, for this look, I chose to wear an oversized vintage salmon pink coat that I got in Shoreditch, London. I chose to pair it with a black top and a pair of rusty copper pants to keep with the warm tonal shades. I also add a simple gold necklace to keep the look well polished and not too over the top.
Now, when it comes to my shoes, I move towards my favorite Joseph boots that I picked up from an online sale. Which keeps the look on point as I really love pointy shoes because I feel they give me that fierce vibe whenever I walk or slay.
Also, I like to choose a location that will keep highlighting my overall look. This, for example, is the backside of the restaurant that I reviewed earlier on.
And Remember, everything in the same family of shades makes everything get a hint of an editorial vibe
Fierce Tip: Always choose the same family shade of tones to keep your whole look well put together and add up some gold accessories to pop the tones and keep the look classy.

Fierce,

If I had a choice between the seasons, I’d say I love winter the most!

I love keeping myself warm during winter, with my animal print coat. It tends to keep me terribly warm and also smartly ready to finish my errands while in London. Having back to back meetings here and there plus regular shoots keep me ready on the go. And the best thing is to always have the correct attire and I must add, a good quality product will definitely help you protect yourself from the crazy English weather.

Here, I have paired my whole look with my favourite Antoine Amato bag that I always take with me, whenever I travel. It’s one of my most favourite accessories and the best way for me to combat my crazy schedule in London, whether I’m here for work or leisure.

I suggest, if you want to leave an impression on those around you, wear something that’s not too over the top and is very well put together. It will give those around you a vibe that you’re well prepared and ready to take on any challenges that you have on the table! Besides, this is how I always manage my looks whenever I travel. I make sure I choose a piece that will speak to my personal style and taste.

Fierce Tip: If you want to get that fierce well put together look, always have a good quality coat and leather handbag, just the way I have with my look, my crocodile skin Antoine Amato.