Everything in Singapore revolves around shopping
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By Desiree Pakiam | Fashion Season Shopping – Thu, Jun 21, 2012 5:44 PM SGT
Jeannie Mai, the host of Style Network’s ‘How Do I Look’ , is convinced that Singapore is the ‘city of malls’.
The Asian American, who has visited Singapore on several occasions, said this in response to the question on whether Singaporean’s dressing was really a disaster as world-renowned designer Roland Mouret mentioned during his stopover at the Audi Fashion Festival 2012.
In an interview with Yahoo! Singapore, the Frenchman said that he saw many fashion disasters during his time here, particularly on men, like the wrong shorts with the flip-flops.
Mai, 32, did not agree with him. The celebrity stylist, whose father is Chinese, learnt at a young age on the importance of dressing up. She credits her Vietnamese mother for helping to develop her passion for fashion while growing up in the US.
“First of all, I think Singaporeans are one of the first women on the planet to know about shopping. Because if you know Singapore, you would know that it is basically the city of malls.
“I mean women spend their time shopping. They spend their break ups over shopping. They exercise over shopping. Everything is involved around shopping.
“To say that women don’t know how to shop and style themselves there is completely false.
“I also think that Singaporean women have a very unique sense of style. I think they love to be eclectic. They love to be street. They love to be rock and roll, and a lot of different styles.”
Her celebrity friends, Katy Perry, Kelly Osbourne and Kimora Lee, also love Singapore because there are so many things that inspire them.
“They feel that Singaporeans are very into styling themselves and have a unique sense of fashion.”