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Melissa Koh: The Style Rules

Singapore style maven Melissa Koh shares her style rules for party season...

On Her Party Style…
“My style overall is pretty feminine. I like dressing simply, but I also like including a few statement pieces in an outfit. So, for example, I will pair a plain top, which can be worn with anything with a really loud and fun statement skirt. I like the way gowns and dresses move when I walk, it really brings out the girlie aspect.”

On Party Season In Singapore…
“There’s a good mix of parties in Singapore - beach parties, cocktail parties. In Singapore, it’s humid and hot all year round - we don’t really have seasons. You go out and see palm trees not pine trees! Party style stays similar throughout the year, but it gets more seasonal during the Christmas period. Everyone gets a little dressier and formal. Overall the vibe is very busy and fast-paced; almost like New York.”

On More Casual Party Style…
“Comfort is always really important, so I want to enjoy myself and feel confident. I like a mixture of loose and tight. I might pick a crop top with a flared trouser or skinny jeans and a flowy top. I love the balance of shapes.”

On Party-Prep…
“Planning my outfit is the major thing, that’s the biggest thing for me. Then the make-up goes along with it. After I’ve planned the outfit, I decide whether I’m going to be chic or glamorous, then I decide make-up and hair.”

On Her Signature Beauty…
“It changes from time to time. There was a point when I was really into red lips - it was my ultimate go-to as it was instantly glamorous and if I was having a bad day, no one could tell because the red lipstick hid that. After that I really loved the winged eyeliner look.”

On Party Shoes…  
“Shoes - I love shoes. Shoes are the first place I go when shopping. I love to experiment more with shoes - I’m more adventurous with them. I think they really bring a lot to an outfit. A statement pair of shoes can really make something simple like a LBD really pop.”

On Her Everyday Fashion…
“When it comes to style I’m pretty adventurous – I’m up for trying out different things. I like trends that accentuate my look.”

On Her Most-Loved Item…
“It would have to be my Valentino heels - they were the first real luxury buy for me. I’m much more of a heels girl for party season.”

On Skincare…
“Over the years I’ve developed a routine. Cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser. Sun block is a must. I will always have it with me - even if it’s overcast. It’s my ultimate product.”

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