With over 20 years of local and regional experience (12 in luxury fashion, 4 in digital consulting, 3 in diamond marketing, and 2 in publishing), Carol is no stranger to media and luxury. Before founding Curatedition, her role as Director of Marketing and Communications for Gucci had her leading teams in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam, in strategic branding, retail and relational marketing, advertising, events, public relations, and digital media management.
As the Editorial Director of Curatedition, Carol continues to be fascinated by the dynamic development of trends across divergent markets. Passionate about design and craftsmanship, she believes that creativity is the soul of fashion and true style is inimitable.
With a strong foundation in dance and theatre, Jeanette always envisioned herself building a career on stage. The past 17 years in the entertainment industry brought her to different parts of the world where she got to experience different makeup and fashion trends that can be quite specific to the specific region. Fashion was also presented to her in a very different light, be it projecting a certain image, passing through a time machine, or experimentation when it came to cover shoots or red carpets. In Jeanette’s opinion, fashion is more than just the season’s looks and the runway collection. Fashion is Art. Whereas Style, is personal, and a different thing altogether. Jeanette runs her own production company, Picturesque Films, a creative muscle that aims to interweave dreams, imagination and reality. Jeanette believes that artistic and creative integrity should never be compromised, and that applies to everything that she commits herself to.
Susanah Cheok is an accomplished multi-platform publishing professional, who spent the last three decades shaping the consciousness of readers through precise and honest writing in Singapore’s leading print magazines and websites. She is an ardent animal advocate, a devoted mother of cats, and a part-time radio DJ. She is also the founder of The Edit, a content creation consultancy.
Tracy Lee began her journalistic career 22 years ago as a Feature Writer at a teen magazine, progressing on to positions such as Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Singapore, and Editor of Her World Singapore. Now a freelance writer, her commercial and editorial work encompasses genres such as fashion, beauty/aesthetics, fitness, health, lifestyle, travel, personality profiles and op-eds. Her personal interests include golf, yoga, travel, positive psychology and Tibetan/Zen Buddhist philosophy.
In another life Yuling was the editor of health and fitness magazine Shape Singapore. Over the past decade she has written, edited, and curated content on health, beauty, fitness, lifestyle, and travel. Between studying and teaching (she’s currently a postgraduate student and part-time lecturer), she writes about social trends, sleeps in whenever she can, and plots her next escape abroad.
Long before joining the media, she was fascinated with fashion design. As a child, she loved following her mum to the tailor for she would always return home with doodles of dresses she dreamt of making one day. (The tailor was a sweet lady who indulged her with an endless supply of paper.) Somewhere along the way, possibly when she fared terribly at sewing in home economics, Yuling discovered she was better with words than needles. Her love affair with fashion and art takes a new turn here at Curatedition as she muses on living well – and in style.
One of Singapore publishing’s most recognised names today, Sharon Tulasidas has earned her reputation through decades of relentless hard work in the local fashion industry.
From the late 1990s, when Tulasidas picked up her first pin as an editorial intern at Her World, her passion for fashion grew into a lifelong vocation; Her climb up the ranks saw her finding her own voice and vision after she joined Style: Magazine as a Fashion Stylist in 2002. As Fashion Editor at Style: and later Style: Men, she developed and expressed a fearless and irreverent approach to fashion, and in her countless memorable fashion editorials and covers, helped Style: define its definitive voice and imagery. Thinking out of the box on what beauty and glamour are became her unconventional signature look. Her often humourous and subversive take on trends and her collaborations with some of Singapore’s most important fashion practitioners, combined with her knowledge of the workings of the global fashion system saw her grow into the role of Fashion Director, first at Style:, and then lastly at Elle Singapore.
“I don’t like or need to be known as being edgy, but I like to think that I offer an insight on how wrong can be right, how bad can be good, and ugly might actually be beautiful,” says the freelance Fashion Director of her fashion ethos.
Outside of fashion, Tulasidas has a wide palette of interests, from skater culture to hip hop, from classic literature to painting, each of her passions feed her keen eye for what real style is.
For the last 20 years, Valerie has put words to endeavours ranging from brand strategy and communication, creative campaigns to editorial projects. Armed with a law degree, she started out life as a motoring journalist, before starting her own creative agency as well as a sorbet brand. She has also written serious-sounding books and posed as editor for several magazines. While that left her with very little sleep, it has given Valerie a rather large and myriad collection of stories, people and perspectives.
Emily Han, better known as @HappyBaggage, has been sharing her baggage issues (not limited to bags) on Instagram since 2014. Through her vivid and detailed captures, she muses about the new and the old, shares her curated choices, and spotlights the little things that (should) matter. If you have been following her on Instagram, and asking her for more long form posts, here is her new home as Curatedition’s resident baggage counsellor. She will recommend for you to smell the roses, stalk care-bears in the skies, or book a tee time. If all else fails, retail therapy (with discretion) works.
Dr Kenny Pang is a world authority on Snoring and Sleep Disorders, being the inventor of Pang’s Expansion Pharyngoplasty, an effective surgical treatment that marks a significant advancement in the Sleep Apnea arena. He is the Medical Director of Asia Sleep Centre. An accomplished and respected surgeon, Dr Pang is also very well-published, having contributed over 30 chapters in American textbooks, and over 45 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He is the Editor of the International Surgical Sleep Society, and Chief Editor of an International surgical textbook, Advanced Surgery for Snoring & Sleep Apnea. In addition, he is the Founder of the ASEAN Sleep Surgical Society and the International Sleep Academy, Board Member of the Italian Sleep Disorders Training Board, and Member of the World Sleep Society. His other passion – time and what makes it tick.
Jamie was pursuing a career switch to writing nearly five years ago, when he stumbled into the luxury watch industry. He was initially drawn to the subject matter’s multidisciplinary nature that demanded a good grasp on diverse subjects ranging from physics and material science, to design and history. Along the way, the visceral reactions that some timepieces have elicited convinced him to stay the course, a short attention span and penchant for novelty notwithstanding. Labelling this a calling may be stretching things a little, but he’s grateful to be doing something that he likes.
Gilbert Cheah has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist and magazine publisher in Boston, New York and Singapore. Well known for his love of bling and expertise on the subject, Cheah credits his Peranakan heritage for his passion for jewellery. A 5th generation Baba, he is the great grandson of Singapore pioneer Chew Boon Lay. Currently heading up a brand and marketing consultancy dedicated to luxury and the high net worth market, Cheah also serves on the : Board of Directors of the VIVA Foundation for Children With Cancer ; Ambassador’s Council for the Singapore Dance Theatre ; and Fundraising Committee for the Dover Park Hospice. He is also a volunteer at Sunbeam Place for Kids.