Our month-long celebration of the Shentonistas we’ve met and known last year comes to an end today, and we’re excited to announce our winners for #ShentonistaOfTheYear2019. With her winning smile and effortlessly chic style, Sabriana rises to the occasion to clinch the People’s Choice for the 2019 edition of Shentonista Of The Year. As for the Shentonista Team’s choice, Judy & Olivia not only won our hearts but also bowled us over with their impeccable mother-daughter fashion sense.
This year, our deserving Shentonistas Of the Year will be treated to a very special personalised gift—we’ll be curating experiences to help them support a cause that’s close to their hearts, as part of our attempt to return all the love that they’ve shared with us.
Take a look at our winners’ posts below:
Feb 3, 2019 — Staying True
I’m currently studying business and marketing in university, but I’m not sure if I’ll be pursuing this line of work in the future.
I’m just going with the flow for now, and I’ll take different opportunities if they come my way. I think it’s important to keep my options open.
What’s something you’d like to try in the future?
I wanted to try modelling in the past, but I didn’t have the time to pursue that. I like how it’s flexible and doesn’t require you to stick to regular hours like an office job.
If you could meet your younger self, what’s one piece of advice you’d give them?
Your grades are not all that important, and you should spend more time enjoying life instead of worrying about things that don’t matter, like others’ opinions of you.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Exercise, watch TV shows, and read. I watch a lot of dramas, and I especially like reading self-help books.
What’s a book you’ve read that you’d recommend to others?
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson. I’m someone who cares too much about things, and the book helped me realise that some matters are really not worth my time and effort, and to stop comparing myself to others.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d like to be mentally stronger, because I find that I give up too easily sometimes. If I were more resilient, I’d be able to overcome more challenges and achieve more.
Judy & Olivia
Dec 5, 2019 — Biding Time
Do you have any important considerations when buying clothes?
It’s been really hot these days, so I find myself choosing cooler materials or more cotton-based outfits. I prefer organic colours, so a large part of my wardrobe consists of neutral, earth-toned hues.
What’s the most crucial lesson your daughter has taught you?
Patience. I think she tests it quite a bit, but I’m learning to grow along with her, and I hope to be a more patient person going forward.
So far, what has been the toughest part of raising a kid?
I’m with my daughter all day, so as much as you’re always occupied, it’s also a matter of trying to find some time for yourself. It’s a challenge every homemaker faces and learns to adapt to.
One thing you’d like your daughter to always remember:
I want her to grow up not being afraid to be herself, no matter how different she may be.
What’s something indulgent that brings your comfort?
Bubble tea, for sure.
Thank you to everyone who’s been part of our journey in 2019—not only our Shentonistas who have shared their stories with us, but also our awesome audience who have supported us all along. We hope to hear and share many more of your stories in this new year.