ED­I­TOR’S LET­TER

Here’s to a year of em­pow­er­ing re­newal and pure con­fi­dence

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There’s a clas­sic New Yorker car­toon of ‘The Vain but Re­al­is­tic Queen’, who looks into her magic mir­ror and asks, “Mir­ror, mir­ror, on the wall, Who, if she lost ten pounds and had her eyes and neck done, and had the right hair­cut, could, in her age group, be the fairest one of all?” Hi­lar­i­ous, and doesn’t this pretty much rep­re­sent our thought bub­bles most morn­ings – a lit­tle bit of con­fi­dence with lots of need for im­prove­ment? There’s no bet­ter time to be­gin than Jan­uary, al­though I do de­clare progress should be our true vitamin 365 days a year, prefer­ably taken be­fore all meals.

This is­sue is about new things, fresh thoughts, and orig­i­nal ex­pe­ri­ences to get our cre­ative en­ergy go­ing in 2014. I’m lov­ing Jef­frey Yan’s take on the Diana Vreeland in­vo­ca­tion ‘Why Don’t You …’ (page 60), where he presents 10 fresh style ideas to turn your look into an idea – be­cause that’s ex­actly what fash­ion is all about. Play matchy-matchy? Do full-on menswear? Wear a white shirt and noth­ing else? Th­ese are ideas I’d have in my thought bub­ble each morn­ing. And while we’re at the mir­ror, there’s much to take from Li Ying Lim’s beauty fea­ture ‘Mas­ters of Nude’ (page 94), where she shows us how to look good in our own skin by ap­ply­ing the lat­est flaw­less foun­da­tions, body-per­fect­ing serums, and pol­ish­ing tools. All those, plus her in­sight­ful ‘New Beauty 2014’ of so­lu­tions (page 92) to re­ju­ve­nate our body and be­ing. Ever con­sid­ered Earthing, a deep sleep app, power gin­seng, or cul­ti­vat­ing your willpower for weight-loss? This story may change your life.

Naomi Camp­bell, as styled by Ken­neth Goh in the Dolce & Gabbana dress and Swarovski-crys­tal di­a­dem we’re all lust­ing afte af­ter, is back in fash­ion and look­ing more than re­gal on the cover of BAZAAR. B She, with the ut­terly va-va-voom style, fa­mous hipsw swing­ing cat­walk and fe­line beauty to match, able to cap­ti­vate bi bil­lion­aires and Nel­son Man­dela alike, tells us how she’s evolved from a supermodel to a su­per hu­man be­cause of her phil­an­thropic work; as Ken­neth shares his ex­pe­ri­ence of shoot­ing the supe in the c city on page 73. Big­ger, brighter, and bet­ter, I of­ten say, so take your v vitamin B ev­ery day to make this year, beau­ti­ful.

Duf­fle bag, RM6,880, Givenchy Longchamp Spring/ Sum­mer ’14 114 Nao Naomi Camp­bell prov proves she’s still ‘ Sup Su­per Duper’

NOW LOVE TI WHA Pumps, Stuart Weitz­man Ren­dezvous Tour­bil­lon Night & Day watch, Jaeger- LeCoul­tre

122 Be a ‘ Fair Maiden’ in the sea­son’s airy white pieces

Natasha Kraal

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