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What Went Down At Female's Final Party Of 2019?

Here's a round-up of Female's final party of the year, held in conjunction with the Alex Blake Charlie Sessions festival at Pasir Panjang Power Station.

45 is a long or short time depending on how you look at it – though it’s probably a longer time than the age of most who would be reading this. In April this year, Female put on a Studio 54-themed party to celebrate our 45th anniversary at Taboo over on Neil Road and – not to get too ahead of ourselves – it was a pretty fun night.

To wrap up our fantastic year (if you haven’t heard, our print circulation is up 82%, according to the Nielsen Singapore Media Index), we threw one final party to give our thanks to the readers, friends of the magazine and the creatives of every stripe we’ve spotlighted over the past year.

The venue: a cavernous, industrial space in the form of the long-defunct Pasir Panjang Power Station, coinciding with the first edition of Alex Blake Charlie Sessions – probably Singapore’s first music festival to feature an all-women line-up. Full disclosure: we’re their media partners.

It was a pretty diverse crowd checking out the equally eclectic acts curated by the Alex Blake Charlie Sessions team. Making the effort to join us (we know it’s a trek to get to that remote location, and on a Saturday night to boot – thanks guys!) were models of the moment Iman Fandi, Fiona Fussi, Layla Ong, Jean Yong, independent fashion/art collectives Youths In Balaclava and Why Not?, songstresses Narelle Kheng, Shye and Ysa Yaneza, party queens Bobby Luo, Ritz Lim and Becca D’Bus – and a good surprise in the form of actress and former nominated member of parliament, Janice Koh and many more. Here, some highlights from the night:

 

 

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Rising model Iman Fandi, decked out in S/S’20’s major trend – the tank top – courtesy of Calvin Klein Jeans, our official fashion partner for the night.
The boys from independent fashion and design collective, Youths In Balaclava
Regular Female face and songstress Narelle Kheng, decked out in Calvin Klein Jeans.
Peachy-cute bedroom pop singer Shye (right) and Norwegian crooner Anna of the North, one of the key acts of the night.
Contemporary painter Delphine Rama and graffiti artist Didier Jaba Mathieu.
Model/actress Fiona Fussi (in Calvin Klein Jeans) nails the bra top trend expertly
Street style photographer and regular Female contributor, Gabe Tan.
Queens of the night (from left) Prashant Somosundram, general manager at The Projector, drag queen supreme Becca D’Bus and nightlife impressarios Bobby Luo and Ritz Lim.
The always supportive PR maven Sandra Cameron (right) is your go-to name if you need to find new personalities. With her: Chanel’s Asia Pacific marketing head honcho, Karen Meddour
Always up for a good time: marketing whizzes Sarah Hana and Amiera Raushan
Cuties from rising fashion and art collective Why Not?, alongside photographer and writer Kimberly Kiong (in blue).
DJ, fashion lecturer and artist Ginette Chittick had the crowd going with her mix of ’90s and ’00s anthems.
Fashion stylist Darrell Koh (left) and rising photographer Li Wanjie, who shot our September 2019 cover.
Band of good women: (from left) Eco advocate and creative consultant Aarika Lee, fashion journalist Lena Kamarudin, Amiera Raushan, branding and marketing whizz Charmaine Seah and actress and former nominated member of parliament Janice Koh.
Yu Ran Hong, brand manager at Hugo with the always smouldering Guan Min, who runs PR and communications at multi-label store Surrender.
Rapper of the moment Fariz Jabba
Fiona Fussi getting ready for the night with the limited edition lipstick set that doubles as a clutch from Dior Beauty’s holiday 2020 collection – P.S. they were our official beauty partners for the night.
Ditto Iman Fandi and hers.
Female editor-in-chief Noelle Loh with the boys from Youths In Balaclava
Veteran DJ Amanda Keisha Ang had the crowd wild with her set of hard techno bangers.
Top models Jean Yong and Layla Ong
Anna of the North during her set
TV host Amanda Chaang and husband Jon Chua from The Sam Willows.
The always effortlessly stylish youth counselor, Nisa Ngaiman
Singers Aisyah Aziz and Mars B
Cool kid Delvin Teo, who designs for Youths In Balaclava
Eco advocate Jasmine Tuan really walks the talk – she brought her own cup to the party, eschewing any disposables entirely. You go girl.
Singer-songwriter Ysa Yaneza (left) and stylist Shimin Poh
The expression on Kasyfi Hakeem from Youths In Balaclava basically sums up our night.