LOU PEI XIN, 25
Singer-songwriter and co-owner of Baju Mama Vintage store.
Lou has added two more hyphens to her CV this year: She now chairs tech and cybersecurity events, where she uses her skills and contacts in the music industry to help clients like IBM and Microsoft inject the arts into their networking events; and she mentors students at Raffles Girls’ School and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
The former “is my way of gaining credibility not just in the arts world, but also in the corporate world. I am not happy doing just one thing – I am multifaceted”.
The second “helps younger people discover their potential and energy. I am relatively young, but I think I have a lot to share that people can learn from. I want the next gen to be much more successful and empowered than I am”.
This month, her Christmas single, Christmas in My City, which she wrote two years ago and has been performing for two Christmases, will finally be released.
“It’s about what a Singapore Christmas is like – not having winter, but walking in malls and feeling like it’s 10 deg C, people complaining every year that the Orchard Road lights are not as nice as last year’s, but ultimately also driving home that those are not the important things.”
Cotton bustier dress, $31,000, metal necklace (price unavailable), and leather belt, $2,900, Christian Dior.