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What’s an ideal holiday destination for you?
I’ve visited Europe and a lot of Asian countries, and for me, Tokyo is still the best—it has to do with the hustle and bustle of the lifestyle. I went in March when the weather was very cold, but the beautiful thing is that people there have a certain taste in fashion, especially with layering.

In your opinion, what’s the biggest difference between Tokyo and Singapore?
The fashion in Japan is nonconforming and very versatile. In Singapore, it can be a little difficult to wear whatever you want, because certain things can attract looks and judgement. Sometimes, you have to be careful of what you’re wearing.

What’s a fashion trend you wish more people would pick up?
Anything from the ’80’s would be very interesting. I know ’90’s streetwear is in now, but I really like the ’80’s style—the big shoulders, cinched waist, and things like that. Fashion goes around in cycles, and you might not have liked your parents’ fashion when you were younger, but you might think it’s pretty nice now.

A show you grew up with that you’re very fond of:
Things like Ghostbusters or very old movies—I’m quite into that. I’m currently watching this drama on Netflix called Pose. It’s about how the LGBT lifestyle was back in 80’s New York; they bring the style back to the ’80’s, and it feels very authentic.

Do you thrift shop a lot?
Kind of. I’m not really into labels. If I find a piece that works or it’s interesting, I like to pick it out. There’s a thrift store in Tokyo that I like to shop at called Chicago, which has very good vintage pieces from the ’70’s and ’80’s. For Halloween last year, my partner and I actually picked out items from that store.

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