There is a always a call from my subconscious mind that I can make people look great and feel confidence. After 20 years of fashion field experience, this is the time to follow my will, and do things where my passion lies.
2. Did you grow up loving fashion or cosmetics?
Yes, I'm born to be in the fashion field as I inherited it from my mom as a seamstress. I started to do facials when I was 16 and learnt about cosmetics and skin care. Recently I have grown conscious about anti-aging and want to share my knowledge and experience in this area with more people in need!
Yes, I had a total makeover when I first started learning about image, colour and style with Colour Me Beautiful. This was really useful and a major change for me was to cut my long curly hair to short bob.
With this new hair style, I feel like I am reborn, and from that day onward, I am an image consultant and not a fashion designer.
I like to do group talks as this is a quick way to spread my knowledge on image and fashion, knowledge that I would like to share with more people.
5. What is your favourite colour?
Due to my fashion profession in the past, I always wear black, and my favorite colour is orange which can make me feel alive and energetic! As I'm a cool toned person, I have quite a lot of orange coloured accessories. The cool tone in Royal Blue and Lavender clothing always makes me look bright and feel great. I love to play around with colours...
6. How do you keep up with the trends?
My favorite websites to keep up with the trends are – Net-a-Porter, Vogue.com, Style.com which enable me to have access to most of the designer fashion labels. For street styles – Pinterest and Instagram inspire me a lot on what people like most. I cannot forget my best friend – Facebook, which allows me to have access to all other popular topics within one site. And of course a special thanks to all my Facebook friends' contributions.
Amsterdam, I used to travel to Amsterdam at least 4 times every year and stay there for at least 2 weeks. The things that impress me most are that the people there are really nice and made you feel homey. I feel its a safe place to live in, very international, no discrimination, very liberal, air quality is good...
8. Where are your favourite places to shop?
Wow, that's a lot! London, Antwerp, Milan, Paris, New York, Tokyo and most recently, Seoul! I used to work in the fashion industry for 20 years, and so business trips to the worldwide fashion centres were part of my job. Don't envy me, that's not an easy job and made me look 10 years older than my actual age. After quitting my full time job and started to fall in love with myself, I am now looking 10 years younger than my actual age, just come and chat with me, I can tell you how!
The best part about my job is that in every encounter with clients, I feel very good. Good in a sense that most of the time, clients feedback is very positive on how helpful the consultation session is. Not that only because of the appreciation but I can help my clients to achieve what they want to achieve.
10. Do you have any fashionable words of wisdom to share?
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams – Eleanor Roosevelt