Cool local Instagrammers spill the stories behind their quirky usernames – #explainyourusername. Decoded here: @skinnykatwoman, @belluspuera, @catslavery, @theeleventhhour and other quirky usernames.
We wondered, we asked and we give it to you, straight from these (clothes) horses’ mouths.
Nadia Rahmat, model
“I’ve always been skinny since young (yay, high metabolism, haha) and my friends always referred to me as Catwoman, so I kind of combined the two. But I wanted a little twist so I switched the C to K so you pronounce it ‘kat’ (the same way you pronounce ‘cut’).”
Velda Tan, founder of Love, Bonito (pictured here in her soon-to-be launched womenswear brand, Collate The Label)
“Belluspuera doesn’t have a particular meaning, but I think it sounds really pretty put together.”
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Bella Koh, food stylist and entrepreneur
“The account handle was weirdly derived by me being a slave to my six cats. However, the handle @catslave was taken. Thus @catslavery was used.”
Settling on negotiations to share the @MadanaYoga mat by seeing who gets into downward dog first. Well, we have an obvious winner. Am hoping he won’t be eyeing on my yoga wear by @TouchTheToes after this. Exclusively available at Slice Of Life, a new fashion & lifestyle concept shop at Isetan Scotts, Level 2 @IsetanSg opens today! #IsetanSGFashionWeek #RestylexSliceoflife #TouchtheToes #Teeki #Omgirl #Flaska #MadanaYogaMat
Charmaine Seah, co-founder of Elementary Co.
“I was 19 and moving to Hong Kong and I decided to start a blog to keep my friends up to date with what was happening in my life. I was listening to Jars of Clay a lot and my favourite song was called The 11th Hour. Given that I was a huge procrastinator and was always waiting till the last minute to get stuff done, I figured it was appropriate to title my blog Eleventhour. Tadaah! It’s just stuck ever since.”
Deliriously happy with my new @mulberry_editor Blossom Tote that makes it a cinch to go from weekday work mode straight to weekend mommy mode. It’s roomy enough to hold my laptop or Charlie’s pampers & change of clothes, without being bulky or cumbersome. If neutral colours aren’t your thing, this tote also comes in vibrant hues of Red, Orange, Blue and Green! OH! And if you want hair as bouncy as your mood, head on over to @prepyourhair, located at Mandarin Gallery. #club21 #mulberry #mulberryseesyou
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Rae Yun, entrepreneur
“It’s just slightly inspired by the movie The Ramen Girl (featuring Brittany Murphy). And also because I love ramen!”
There’s a glorious rainbow that beckons those with the spirit of adventure. And there are rich findings at the end of the rainbow. Look at the horizon, follow that rainbow, go ride it. ???? Day 10 of #21DaysToChange is to embrace browns. Unprocessed grains contain many more trace minerals, B vitamins and fibre than their white counterparts. Skip white rice, white noodles, white bread & try the much healthier brown. I like to mix brown with white rice (even for JJ boy) for everyday meal. On days when I feel like eating light, I go for buckwheat soba, in bibimbap style. It’s never too late to start, share your experience with us #ActuallyEasyToBeHealthy @supernatureorganic @csuesg