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This feisty 20-year-old styled up lingerie as daywear before it dominated the runways. A darling on the social media circuit, she confidently flaunts her bikini bod in sexy-feminine ensembles. With a lingerie collection of over 100 pieces, this is one girl who can make G-strings as elegant as her spiked heels.

How did you first take on the loungewear trend?

It all started with the concept of comfort. I didn’t like the fit of traditional wire bras. So in 2015, I swapped them up for lacy camisoles and bralets from niche American and Australian brands. They were so pretty that I styled them up as daywear.

What brands or styles do you like the most?

I love lacy bralets with a soft, feminine aesthetic in muted shades. LA brand, For Love & Lemons, served as a key starting point to my collection. I had the pleasure of collaborating with them on a project when they reached out to me a couple months ago—a personal coup as it’s one of my favourite brands, and I’m here in Singapore!

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What is the secret to pulling off the loungewear look?

Confidence, above all else. Trust me, there are times when I’m at my fittest and hesitate wearing the same figure-hugging pieces that I did when I was flabbier, for which I blame jalapeño chips.

What are you current obsessions?

Noe Garments and Free People, and all the spring/summer 2016 collections that have embraced lingerie-inspired dressing, like Balenciaga, Alberta Ferretti and Chloé. My options are now pretty endless as a lot more brands have started producing tasteful loungewear.

What’s your most special piece?

My white lace, high-waisted set by For Love & Lemons. It’s feminine and elegant.

This is the last of our six-part series. To see more from The Collectors Report 2016, click here.

By Dana Koh

Photographed by Darren Gabriel Leow
Styled by Windy Aulia
Makeup: Toni Tan/My Makeup Academy using Chanel
Hair: Grego using Sebastian Professional
Photography assistants: Darren Chan, Gabe Chen, Zantz Han
Assistant stylist: Debby Kwong
Additional assistance: Gaby Aw

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