Singapore Women's Weekly

Singapore Women's Weekly May 2020


The Singapore Women’s Weekly is one of the best-selling women's magazines in Asia. You'll find juicy real-life stories, gorgeous fashion and beauty, and health and relationship advice that works for the busy woman. And there's so much more: Inspiring decor ideas plus collect 'n' keep cookcards with recipes to suit Asian tastes. The Singapore Women’s Weekly has everything you want – and they're all in one place.

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editor’s letter

‘I came to understand that I’m never going to be the perfect mother, but I’m going to do the best I can. Same goes for everything in my life.’– Shakira Truly, a mother’s work is never done. We should all give thanks to the person who brought us into this world, for where would we be without her? But take a moment now to consider this: where does mum sit on your list of priorities? Unfortunately, it’s human nature to take those closest to us for granted. For many of us, the hustle and bustle of daily life quickly takes over and before we realise it, mum has ended up quietly being relegated to the bottom of that list. Even then, we know that she’ll always be there, watching and waiting from the…

meghan marvel?

1 Gamora Zoe Saldana makes a great Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy, but this is a role Meghan was born to play. As the daughter of a manipulative father, Gamora constantly tries to free herself from Thanos’ wicked ways. It sounds a little like Meghan’s own relationship with her estranged dad, Thomas Markle. 2 X-23 Meghan is pretty recognisable, so if she wants to go incognito as a superhero, perhaps she can opt for a masked heroine. Transformed into a trained killer dubbed X-23, using Wolverine’s DNA, this character turned up in Logan as a teen. We reckon Megs could tackle the role of an older X-23. 3 Enchantress An Asgardian goddess, the Enchantress is one of Thor’s greatest enemies. It’d be nice to see the Duchess shed her good-girl image for this seductively…

mother’s day traditions around the world

INDIA: The Hindi community pay tribute to Durga, the goddess of mothers, during a 10-day festival known as Durga Puja. UNITED KINGDOM: Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent. The holiday remains grounded in religion even today, and churches will give out daffodils for children to give to their mums. MEXICO: On Mother’s Day, it is customary for mums to be serenaded with a traditional Mexican birthday song, often accompanied by a mariachi band. JAPAN: Japanese mothers can expect to receive home-cooked dishes along with red carnations and gifts like scarves or handbags.…

understated elegance

A Natural Glow Browns and neutrals can also create radiant looks like the ones on Wendi and Iman that aren’t over-the-top. Add a subtle touch of colour for instant freshness.…

like mother, like daughter

When you’re a young model, like 19-year-old Iman Fandi, nothing is more indispensable than a good mentor. Thankfully, she didn’t have to look too far. Her mother, Wendy Jacobs, started strutting her pins on runways when she was just 13. In a collision of fate, Wendy now dishes out modelling advice, amongst other things, to her daughter, Iman, whom she shares with Singapore’s legendary footballer, Fandi Ahmad. The couple has five children together. Iman, their only girl, is their middle child. “I think I’ve been very blessed to have five kids with very different personalities,” says Wendy. “So every time I’m talking to one child, it’s always a different conversation, and I think I’ve grown from them as much as they have grown from me and my nurturing. “With Iman, my baby girl,…

mummy genes

Yolanda Hadid, and daughters Bella Hadid (middle) and Gigi Hadid Gigi and Bella dominate the runways at every fashion week. But it was their bombshell mum that got the ball rolling as an in-demand model herself in the 80s. Jerry Hall, and daughters Elizabeth Jagger (left) and Georgia May Jagger By 24, Jerry Hall was a world-famous model. Her daughters trumped her career by launching their own modelling careers when they were just teenagers. Vanessa Paradis and daughter Lily-Rose Depp Vanessa has been a Chanel spokesmodel since 1991, and her daughter has followed in her footsteps by fronting the legacy French brand too. Cindy Crawford and daughter Kaia Gerber Kaia is Cindy’s mini-me, and her modelling resume is equally as impressive as her OG-supermodel mum’s, walking the fashion runways for the likes of Givenchy, Valentino and more.…