IFEOMA UBBY, 35

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The Ital­ian ci­ti­zen is a full-time can­cer re­searcher at the Na­tional Can­cer Cen­tre, and de­signer of Oliveankara, her la­bel of ankara-themed clothes and ac­ces­sories.

What started out as a side project has mor­phed from on­line sales and pop-ups to a per­ma­nent show­room at #03-82, 57 Eng Hoon Street, for Oliveankara.

“I was get­ting more and more stuff, and needed more space, so my hus­band and I rented an­other apart­ment to show­case my de­signs and work there. The good thing now is that with a sep­a­rate stu­dio, we can close the door to work and say we are done for the day, which was hard to do pre­vi­ously.”

Ubby’s big­ger fo­cus is, of course, can­cer re­search. “I’ve just sub­mit­ted a pub­li­ca­tion about mu­ta­tion of the P53 gene and am wait­ing to see if it is ac­cepted by the re­view­ers.”

Silk twill long-sleeved shirt with at­tached fab­ric scarf, $2,810, silk twill jacket, $5,240, silk twill skirt, $2,620, and shell pen­dant ear­rings, $1,240, Gucci.

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