Café à la Mode returns with our very first Singapore-edition episode! Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Goh meets with Miss Universe Singapore 2020, Bernadette Belle Ong, to talk about all things pageantry, fashion and beauty.

Sporting statement pieces from TOD’s—among them a stunning blue padded leather jacket, a crossbody mini bag with chain detailing, and creeper sole loafers—the two chat about the beauty queen’s experience representing Singapore in the international pageant, the story behind her powerful #StopAsianHate outfit, and her advice for young girls looking to follow in her footsteps. Over delectable kway pie tie, satay and dry laksa, they discuss fashion week in Paris, Bernadette Belle’s style evolution, as well as her fashion and beauty tips and tricks when it comes to glamming it up.

Watch as the 27-year-old delves into what she stands for and how she went about breaking the stigma surrounding pageants.

All clothing and accessories by Tod’s.

Videography: Ewan Lim and Mark Chan / Ohai Media
Creative director: Windy Aulia
Styling: Gracia Phang
Makeup: Manisa Tan
Hair: Colin Yeo / Tress & Curvy

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