The Colour of Beauty
It’s not uncommon in Asia to come across a fair skin bias. Children grow up harangued by parents to stay out of the sun for fear of becoming darker – the implication being that darker skin makes one less attractive. The association of white skin to beauty has been culturally and historically ingrained throughout human…
A Scent of a New Year
I’m mad about perfumes. There isn’t a trip I go on where I don’t come back laden without at least a few bottles of perfumes from the cities I’ve visited. Scents to me are little olfactory bookmarks, reminding me of places, adventures, friends and experiences, the memory of which can easily slip away over the…
Lady in Red
‘Tis the season! Red, red everywhere! Santa outfits, tree trimmings, Rudolph’s nose… It’s a colour loaded with symbolism and connotations- love, rage, passion, birth, weddings, and Christmas! If you’re a woman considering adding a bit of festive colour to your wardrobe this holiday season but a Mrs Claus outfit isn’t what you had in mind,…
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