Claudia, Student, Dress from Tangs Studio, Bag from Play No More, Bangle from her mother.
Claudia may be young, but seems to have seen and experimented enough to know what makes or breaks an outfit. “My outfits are rather simple, but I always try to add something unpredictable or a pop of colour to my look, like a pair of bejewelled shorts, a plain white tee with a slit at the back, gladiator sandals, or a fringed bag,” she says. “No-nos for me are skimpy, revealing clothes like really short shorts that leave your butt cheeks hanging out, or a top that reveals too much cleavage.” Her advice for dressing up would be to dress comfortably and according to your body. “When you feel comfortable, you exude confidence, and you will look good in anything. And always wear a nice pair of shoes — give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world!” A clear fan of fashion, Claudia jokes that the only cardio exercise she gets is shopping. She does go on grocery shopping trips with her family, however, as family bonding time. “I find it a bit hard to juggle school, family, and friends now that I have more assignments to do,” she says. “Beyond grocery shopping, I try to eat with my family as much as I can. As for friends, we text each other and always try to be there for one another. If time permits, we will go shopping, catch a movie and have some good food (such as mee pok, sambal stingray, Mala hotpot, wanton noodles, and braised pork — yum!). We are all very busy, but we still try to make time for each other. Quality time over quantity time, right?” Claudia’s learnt not to let anything get the better of her at school. “Just do your best, and never let anyone stop you,” she says. “Always be kind.”