I've interviewed so many personalities and celebrities in my career, and I've never actually been starstruck until yesterday when I met Patricia Field, the stylist to so many movies and TV shows that I've loved, and am still in love with. We talked about the various movies including several scenes in The Devil Wears Prada, we yapped about Ugly Betty, and Sex & The City, and I had to physically restrain my jaw from hitting the ground, and wanting to hug her at the same time.

Have I mentioned she's 71? What a rockstar!


With Denise at Gardens by the Bay last night. Random thoughts on the last week of the month:

1. I am in bed watching the Emmys because my Managing Editor said we could go into the office at 1pm post-F1 weekend. I kinda love her.

2. I wish I was watching the Emmys in LA instead.

3. F1 in Singapore has been extended till 2017. Motherf*ck!

4. I finally met two of the three geniuses behind Mash Up last night. I need to head down to Parco Next Next in the near future.

How's your Monday looking, kids?

P.S.: See how different my hair was from Saturday? CRAZY!


Last month, one my my favourite people, and the editor at Designaré HOMME, Jeremy Gopalan, assigned me to a series of five interviews that featured the winners of their Men of the Year Awards. I've been doing interviews for eight years now, right from the very beginning when I interviewed Anita Kapoor and the cast of the Vagina Monologue on the third day of my internship. I love and loathe interviews. There are those, like the ones I did with Utt below, the one with Anita when I was an itty bitty intern and a particular one with Mika I did a couple years ago, that leave me pumping with adrenalin, inspired to write up a storm. And then there are others, [I won't mention which ones] that I will have me physically hold myself back from rolling my eyes at the interview.

When you meet people who have an avenue to inspire change, who have a platform to make their thoughts heard, it gets terribly disappointing when they haven't got much to say other than things I can already read on the Internet.

All that said, Utt's was the first interview I did of the series. I remember coming home from school as a teen and switching on the telly [after I was done reading the eight The Babysitters' Club books I'd borrow from the library at one go every Saturday without fail] and watching Utt on MTV. So funny how I've gone from watching him on the goggle box to sitting down with him while he chowed down on a fresh crepe in a random cafe on Tanjong Pagar.

It's a pity I had a word limit to adhere to. Utt had a lot of things to say, and he came across genuine, intelligent and inspiring. What a nice guy!

Click the image to read the interview. ;o)


You know how when you were fifteen [or... the horror, if you are fifteen now], every single episode in your life seems life altering and everything is an exceptionally big deal? Well, the movie, Submarine, which I just watched takes me back to that simpler time in life when everything seemed eventful. 'Cept that Oliver Tate, the protagonist in the movie, had goals unlike mine when I was fifteen.

He basically wanted to get laid before his next birthday, and to save his parents' marriage. The subject matter is nothing new - a lonesome, eccentric teenager who has a crush on a girl, and who is experiencing family drama at home, but the movie thrums with quality, albiet on a wry, gorgeous note.

And lucky for you, it's all available on YouTube: