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Lynn Ban, The Singaporean Jeweller Favoured By Beyonce And Rihanna

The glamorous Singapore-born, New York-based jeweller to stars like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Madonna shares her fashion and cultural obsessions of the moment.

Signature Scent

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Her fave scent, jointly created by Rosine and Le Snob, smells like a “gothic rose”.

“Right now I’m obsessed with Le Snob. This cool cult accessories brand had its perfume made by (niche French perfume house) Les Parfums de Rosine, which is based in Palais-Royal, Paris. It’s dark and mysterious, and smells like burnt rubber and roses.”

Go-To Shopping Haunts

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She shops for all her Comme des Garcons runway pieces from Singapore’s Club 21.

“Even though I live in New York, I do a lot of my shopping at Club 21 in Singapore. It has the best selections from all the collections, and I get all my Comme des Garcons runway looks from it each season. In Los Angeles, it’s Maxfield for cool, edgy, rock and roll brands – I always discover new designers there from their directional buys. Finally, Montaigne Market is the best multi-label boutique in Paris with its well-curated selection of high and street fashion.”

Top F&B Pick In New York

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Ban goes to New York restaurateur Keith McNally’s Augustine for its food and decor.

“Augustine by Keith McNally. It’s what was really missing downtown. You will be transported to Paris (when you dine) in this beautifully appointed dining room, and the uni pasta is to die for.”

Recommended Museum

“The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the best modern art collection in a beautiful setting. Its Giacometti Gallery is one of my favourite places for self-reflection.”

An Artist She’s Into

“I love the monumental scale of Andreas Gursky’s architectural and landscape photos.”

Most Beautiful Hotel

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The Como Maalifushi is the first resort in the Maldives’ pristine Thaa Atoll with unspoilt views of the Indian Ocean.

“Como Maalifushi in the Maldives is absolute paradise!” (Its 65 villas and beach suites look out towards a string of private islands, where hammerheads and manta rays can be sighted.)

For A Vintage Fix In New York, Go To…

“Resurrection for the best designer vintage, hands down.” (Think artisanal pieces from Maison Martin Margiela and rare Vivienne Westwood Sex-era t-shirts.)

Must-Have From Her S/S ’17 Line

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Ban’s bold Prism rings boast 6 carats of pave diamonds.

“The pave diamond Prism ring. This newest statement piece is bold, sculptural and sharp-angled. (Coupled with) 6 carats of pave diamonds, it makes for a real stunner.”

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This story first appeared in Female’s May 2017 issue.

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