SHAB­NAM MEL­WANI-REIS

DI­REC­TOR JAY GEE MEL­WANI GROUP AND FOUNDER OF AC­CES­SORIES LABEL SUN MOON RAIN

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A con­stant pres­ence in fash­ion mag­a­zines’ best-dressed lists, Mel­wani-Reis is also a savvy busi­ness­woman. She brought lux­ury shoe brand Giuseppe Zan­otti into Sin­ga­pore, is the di­rec­tor of one of this coun­try’s most es­tab­lished fash­ion retailers, and runs Sun Moon Rain, a line of hand­crafted bracelets fea­tur­ing semi-pre­cious stones and crys­tals. A self-con­fessed watch fiend, she de­scribes how she re­cently man­aged to ful­fil her decades-long ob­ses­sion for a rose gold Bul­gari Ser­penti: “I missed out on the dou­bleloop one that came out over 20 years ago and was so thrilled I man­aged to get one for my­self even­tu­ally.”

“This Rolex Oys­ter be­longed to my grand­fa­ther in the ’30s, and I never had the chance to meet

him. It’s the most pre­cious item in my

jewellery box.”

“I fell in love with this Aude­mars Piguet Royal Oak the minute I saw it be­cause of its un­usual matte rose gold fin­ish.”

“My hus­band sur­prised me with

this Patek Philippe Nau­tilus Ladies watch for Christ­mas. He pulled it out of his pocket when we were at the air­port, on our way for a hol­i­day. It re­minded me of the Nau­tilus my dad gave my mum more than 25 years ago.”

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