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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,

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,

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,

Let me share something with you about wearing a printed white outfit. Wearing prints is something that I always enjoy especially when I want to make a good impression and receive good feedback. I feel that white is my strong color aside from red.

It brings that classy and sophisticated vibe especially when you pair it with gold.
Gold accessories tend to pop whenever you pair it with basics and for me mixing prints, gold and white are about executing or mastering the art of layering.

For this look, I chose to wear plain white pants and shoes to complement the printed top that I personally designed with a gold lip ring and earrings to keep the look on point.

Also, whenever you choose a background I recommend you choose a place with good lighting so your accessories will shine and your whole ensemble will look complete.

I must also emphasize if you keep your background as plain as possible or for example like in this picture, I chose a huge chandelier as a background to keep the emphasis on the look as the focal point, it will highlight your features and you whole vibe when you face the camera!

Fierce Tip: Whenever you wear a printed outfit, always go with gold or silver with your accessories to keep the look well polished and on point.

Fierce,

Bonjour! Mabuhay! Marhaba!

Oops! As you all might have already noticed, I’m not French. I’m just trying to achieve a Parisian look during my trip to London. I truly love trying new things without losing my own identity in the process. I feel that by injecting some elements to your personal style, you can achieve very different looks.

In this Classic French Movie inspired look, I added a beret. I tried to give it my own twist whilst not losing the essence of the Parisian style because I didn’t want it too look too tacky.


Fierce Tip: If you want to add a cultural reference to your whole look, pick up only a few elements and use that culture as an inspiration to execute your own approach. This way, you will not only have your personal style evolve but also, will inspire people to try new things without hurting a sentiment or leaving a bad impression on or from that said culture.


My aim is to always share looks/styles in my Instagram posts, that I only try once because I find that I always fail to achieve that certain look again.

“When you do it, do it once but make sure you’ll make it perfect!” – The Fierce Walker


Therefore, this is how I prepare myself for any partnerships with local and or international brands. I keep my own values and beliefs intact so as to have my own personal approach and vision.

Fierce,

Admit it! You love that EXTRA sparkle and shine whenever you go out! Who doesn’t?!

I often tend to bring out my blinged out earrings whenever I have a date with a very special someone in my life, or when I have a dinner date with people I truly admire. And the icing on the cake is with people I truly admire in the industry.

For me, it’s all about the quality, style, cut and attention to detail of the jewelry. I resonate mostly towards simple, yet edgy kinds of pieces. This way I feel I have more flexibility to experiment with my outfits and the earrings will just be an added accessory to get that on point look.

Fierce Tip: Whenever you’re looking to buy a piece of jewelry, whether precious, semiprecious or statement, always make sure that it’s classy and not just something that’s on trend. Choose something that you love and not just something everyone else is wearing.

I always trust my gut when it comes to picking pieces of jewelry. First and foremost, I envision how it would look with my outfits. Will it work well with my outfits and how many looks can I pull off with it without it looking too repetitive. Now don’t get me wrong here, I tend to repeat my outfits and jewelry quite a bit, but it’s just that I always find different ways to execute the looks so that they don’t look like something I might have created before.

This way, you will be smarter, yet fashionable with your choices. Especially when it comes to investment pieces. Always remember to invest in something classic and not too trendy as this will not only be kind on your pockets but will prevent you from buying things you don’t really need.

Fierce,

The weather’s still quite conducive for that awesome slaying moment of your life with your boots! It’s time to level up your shoe game by adding up some sass to your style this season.

Especially since Fashion Week has already started, it’s time to show up and be on your A game (those boots are made for walking fierce! Werq that look!) Yes! That would be your motivation to slay and wear those boots this season.

Whenever I choose a pair of boots, I always make sure that the heels are high. Since I have big legs, I find high heeled boots elongate my legs even further than they already are. And when I pair high heeled boots with a long top and skinny pants, It immediately creates an illusion of a taller and slimmer version of me.

Fierce Tip: Always choose a color that is versatile with every outfit. White, Black, Champagne, Red, and Nude boots are my top choices for colors to pick from. And remember, “The Higher The Better, The Closer To Heaven”.

Therefore in my Fierce opinion, this is how you should slay your boots with confidence. And always make sure that you are comfortable in what you’re wearing. Though on a side note, always keep a jar of vaseline and a box of bandages on you at all times! Nobody ever said Fashion was meant to be easy!