If you were in tune with local brands, you’d remember those blogshops, Insta-shops and cool businesses that are happening around the country (we also wrote something about this awhile back!) Chances are, these brands are owned or is the brainchild of some very kickass entrepreneurs.
Let’s meet them.
The colourful mermaid inspired jewelry and pretty pieces have been awarded and acknowledged throughout the years by bringing you awesome quality items that are handmade with love. Deeper Than Fashion is the creative invention of Harmini and it is a brand that has been going strong since 2010.
With a look that screams kawaii and quirky, one can’t pass Kittieyiyi without knowing about her designs, blog, or Instagram. A fashion design graduate from Raffles Design Institute, Kittieyiyi now owns a webstore selling eccentric pieces you can’t miss out!
3. Joy Chong
She’s a makeup artist, a calligrapher, and did we mention her aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed? It’s to die for! This multi-talented artist will inspire you to create something daily no matter how big or small it may be. If you need makeup services or if you want to learn calligraphy, she’s your girl.
Book your next calligraphy class with Joy here!
4. Mawar Rashid
As a former contestant of Dewi Remaja, Mawar didn’t stop there but took charge and released her own line of contact lens called Pure Rose. Currently just 21, Mawar and her contact lenses have garnered plenty of fans for their unique designs. This young entrepreneur also models her own items!
5. Yin Sylvia
You can’t be familiar with the app Shoppr without knowing the person behind it! Now also a website made easy for your perusal, the Shoppr experience that makes it easy for us to scavenger hunt the items we need are all inspired by real-life events that made Sylvia and her team set up Shoppr and we’re grateful for that.
6. Vivy Yusof
Co-founder of Fashion Valet alongside her partner Fadzarudin Anuar, the brand has come a long way since its launch in 2010. Now carrying more than 400 brands across Southeast Asia, Vivy (who is also a mother two very adorable children) is now the star of her own reality show called Love Vivy!
7. Christy Ng
When you think of personalised shoes, you’ll automatically think of Christy and her well-designed but affordable shoes. Being synonymous with custom-made shoes made Christy Ng’s footwear brand a go-to for women everywhere who knows what they want and how they want it.