Her World

her world 0 2 / 2 0 2 4 HER WORD The art of doing nothing 08 Introducing the Dutch concept of Niksen, a wellness trend that’s gaining popularity online Self care, in a manner of minutes 10 Associate editor Chelsia Tan shares why personal time is ever more important to her as she breezes through her 30s A New Chapter Ahead 12 Actor Rebecca Lim reflects on the profound changes and self-realisations as a new mum “Our search for love should begin inwards” 20 Trauma therapist Natalia Rachel on how modern dating has led to a generation of healing women and not-so-healed men C O N T E N T HER STYLE One Piece Wonder 24 These easy-to-wear deconstructed denim jackets carry maximum impact Add to Cart 26 A monthly edit of the most stylish buys to add to your wish list A Singular Vision 28 We reveal the driving force behind Swedish fashion brand Toteme Short Cuts 30 Designers showcase the best way to dress up a pair of shorts this season Shoulder to Shoulder 34 From updated classics to unconventional silhouettes, here’s why it’s time to invest in a shoulder bag “You look great for your age” 36 Do the rules of age still apply to fashion trends today? How do you wear colours in an outfit without looking uncoordinated? 40 Get started with foundational basics, says fashion editor Lena Kamarudin Red-Letter Day 42 Make a statement with show-stopping limited edition timepieces What to know about starting your own high jewellery collection 48 Nicolas Luchsinger, president of Van Cleef & Arpels, Asia-Pacific, shares his tips HER CAREER Workplace Romances 50 Singapore comedian Elisha Tan makes the case for dating at work Thriving in the business of love 54 Six professionals tell us how they are changing perceptions when it comes to matters of the heart and sexual discourse This 30-year-old saves $3,000 a month so she can buy a home 62 In this month’s Money Diaries column, PR manager Jennifer discusses the sacrifices it takes to save up to buy her first property The former civil servant advocating for better animal welfare policies in Singapore 66 Aarthi Sankar, executive director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Singapore), shares why it matters Where should you invest your first $1,000? 70 Money experts and financially savvy women give us the low-down