DOU­BLE TAKE

BAZAAR speaks to in­flu­en­tial cou­ples who are glow­ing epit­o­mes of per­fec­tion and lux­ury, just like SK-II LXP Master­pieces.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Beauty -

“We don’t take our­selves too se­ri­ously and con­tinue to laugh at the same silly things we used to when we first met.”

In what ways have you con­trib­uted to or in­flu­enced your re­spec­tive field?

David: The or­gan­i­sa­tion I work for – Raf­fles Ed­u­ca­tion – has pi­o­neered de­sign ed­u­ca­tion in Asia and has grown to be the largest provider in the re­gion. I’m very proud to have played a small part in it. How­ever, I think my great­est con­tri­bu­tion is yet to come.

Jac­que­line: I used to work in PR, spe­cial­is­ing in fash­ion and beauty clients for more than 15 years. In that time, I worked with some young up-and-com­ing tal­ents who just wanted a chance to break into the fash­ion in­dus­try. Many of them have since gone on to do great things in the in­dus­try, and I’d like to be­lieve that work­ing with me had given them a step­ping stone to prove their tal­ents. How do you in­flu­ence each other? David: I am the bene­fac­tor of Jackie’s lat­est nat­u­ral and or­ganic phase. I now not only have my Ne­spresso as a morn­ing bev­er­age but as an ef­fec­tive fa­cial scrub in the evening. Jac­que­line: I have now turned to more nat­u­ral and or­ganic prod­ucts, from chem­i­cal-free tooth­paste to hy­drat­ing oil. De­scribe your re­la­tion­ship dy­nam­ics. David: We make a good tag team. Jac­que­line: We take turns wear­ing the pants around the house. How do you find the new LXP Ul­ti­mate Per­fect­ing Eye Cream? It feels rich and lux­u­ri­ous. My eye area feels very mois­turised right af­ter us­ing it. I can’t wait to see the re­sults later.

How would you de­scribe your re­la­tion­ship dy­nam­ics?

Elyna: Our re­la­tion­ship is all about lo­gis­tics; I am a stick­ler for sched­ules! We have the morn­ings free, but in the af­ter­noon, he goes to his restau­rant. At the mo­ment, the chil­dren are my pri­or­ity.

Cas­mad: We do ev­ery­thing to­gether. From tak­ing care of the kids to play­ing bad­minton three times a week, we al­ways work with each other. We have been mar­ried for al­most 10 years now so there is def­i­nitely a strong syn­ergy be­tween us. You’ve been an It cou­ple for years ... Elyna: Our jobs are very unglam­orous! If my hus­band has to source for veg­eta­bles

“We have been mar­ried for al­most ten years now so there is def­i­nitely a strong syn­ergy be­tween us.”

in the wet mar­ket, he goes! And if I have to be sub­merged in deep waters in a jun­gle for a few days, I do it; and I ac­tu­ally en­joy it very much.

Cas­mad: We know our roles; the roles we play, so­cial­is­ing, the so-called glam­orous front, we keep all that sep­a­rate. With the chil­dren, we op­er­ate in parental mode; and then jump into so­cial scene mode when we go out. It is im­por­tant to keep that bal­ance. Your ex­pe­ri­ence with SK-II? Cas­mad: Now I am in my 40s, I can def­i­nitely feel age’s ef­fect on my skin, par­tic­u­larly my eye and neck ar­eas. I tried SK-II a cou­ple of years ago and I

was so im­pressed. It es­pe­cially helps my jaw­line as the FTE makes my skin less dry and sen­si­tive – a com­mon prob­lem for men who shave. The Fa­cial Cleansing Wash is also a favourite, es­pe­cially af­ter I have gone to the gym or played sports. How do you find the new LXP Ul­ti­mate Per­fect­ing Eye Cream?

Elyna: It is fan­tas­tic! I just trav­elled to Tur­key and it was my sav­ing grace; even though I was ex­hausted you could not see it. I tend to have dark cir­cles and even af­ter a cou­ple of weeks of us­ing cream I can see an im­prove­ment es­pe­cially in the tex­ture be­neath my eyes.

“We share sim­i­lar val­ues and have a good un­der­stand­ing of each other’s needs and wants.”

Con­grat­u­la­tions on your en­gage­ment. Shuennkee: Thank you. It is such a hec­tic time for me at the mo­ment; I have just lit­er­ally touched down from China, and we are also busy with the move to Hong Kong, which is where Wil­son is per­ma­nently based. In what ways have you per­son­ally con­trib­uted to or in­flu­enced your re­spec­tive field? Wil­son: As one of the pioneers in this field, and in such a com­pet­i­tive in­dus­try in Hong Kong, I feel that my com­pany is able to con­sis­tently pro­vide the best ser­vice for fine wine col­lec­tors in the re­gion.

Shuennkee: I hope that by do­ing what I love best, I am con­tribut­ing to the fash­ion in­dus­try and bring­ing back the pre­cious­ness of fine vin­tage and old craft. How would you de­scribe your re­la­tion­ship dy­nam­ics? Wil­son: We do share sim­i­lar val­ues and have a good un­der­stand­ing of what makes each of us tick, so we are able to work things out most of the time.

Shuennkee: I am a crea­ture of com­fort, so it is very im­por­tant to me that we are to­tally com­fort­able with each other. How do you find the new LXP Ul­ti­mate Per­fect­ing Eye Cream?

Shuennkee: It is nice! I love how it ab­sorbs so quickly and in­stantly makes my skin feel so sup­ple. It isn’t as sticky as some eye creams tend to feel. Ac­tu­ally, I wasn’t an SK-II user be­fore, but now I am def­i­nitely go­ing to con­tinue us­ing th­ese won­der­ful prod­ucts.

DAVID YEE, 44, col­lege di­rec­tor of Raf­fles Col­lege of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Kuala Lumpur

JAC­QUE­LINE CHOW,

41, do­mes­tic god­dess

ELYNA EF­FENDI, 37, TV pro­ducer and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of FE2 Pro­duc­tions Sdn Bhd

CAS­MAD SANURI, 40, owner and di­rec­tor of In­done­sian restau­rant Waro­eng Iga

SHUENNKEE CHONG,

36, founder of Thirty+Four

WIL­SON WONG, 42, founder of Vic­to­ria Wine Cel­lar Hong Kong

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