Awarded actress, motivator, beautiful girl-next-door
Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore: How has your style evolved over the years?
Rebecca Lim: When I first entered the industry, I was very uncomfortable about trying new things. But today, I’ve reached a stage where I’m not only comfortable, but want to try everything at least once—be it fashion, hair or makeup. Either I get good reviews or become the laughing stock; it’s all about experimenting.
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HB: What have you tried and failed to wear?
RL: Sky-high, ultra-thin stilettoes. I discovered the true meaning of killer heels the hard way when I wore a pair to the Star Awards 2015 and fell right on the red carpet. Consider that lesson learnt.
HB: What are your fashion “security blankets”?
RL: Certain months I’m in really good shape and others times, I just want to hide everything under an oversized black knit pullover that makes me feel, and look, instantly slim and chic. It’s almost like a cosy, protective layer that you wrap yourself in when you need comfort most.
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HB: How do you hope to inspire?
RL: On a personal, everyday level, I try to spread positivity on social media. I understand that there are young, impressionable people following me and I want to set a good example even on my most tiring, lowest days. Uploading a motivational quote could change someone’s mood, and spark positive interactivity in the comments thread.
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HB: How are you giving back to society?
RL: I go for school talks where we tell our stories to motivate students to study hard, to embrace their individuality, and to never give up on their dreams. I also try to help out at charity events when my schedule permits. I’m currently working on a fundraising initiative to benefit cancer survivors—it’s a cause that’s close to my heart.
By Dana Koh and Pakkee Tan
Photographed by Gan
Styled by Windy Aulia
Hair/makeup: Grego, Amy Chow, Cindy Goh, Joy Tan/Indigo Artisans, Joanna Koh/Indigo Artisans
Photography assistants: Ang Jong Jye, Samsidi Baderi
Assistant stylist: Debby Kwong
Additional assistance: Tanya Anthony, Nayeun Kim