[ARTICLE] Sandara Park on the Cover of L’Officiel Singapore

The August 2016 issue of L’Officiel Singapore turns the spotlight on identity, heritage, culture and all things Asian.

By Shatricia Nair
South Korean hyperstar Sandara Park aka Dara takes the lead in this month’s edition of L’Officiel Singapore. The bona fide entertainer – the 2NE1 member has a whopping 4.2 million followers on Instagram and has reigned supreme in music, television and film – fronts the magazine in a stunning cover and fashion editorial shot by Joel Low (check out what went down behind the scenes; Dara’s selfie videos on-set, and more images on our Instagram @lofficielsingapore), and reveals, in an interview with Gordon Ng, a layer of sensitivity and seriousness seldom seen by the public.

Take a note or two from Asia’s brightest and most celebrated architects as a guide to making the coolest sartorial choices now, see how our favourite fashion designers have looked to (and still scour) the East for inspiration, and witness the glory of Chinese couturier Guo Pei’s stunningly realised creations. Plus, join Manila-born photographer Chuck Reyes as he captures five of the biggest next-gen Asian models on the streets of New York, garbed in this season’s comfiest togs.

In the lifestyle section, designer Jarrod Lim opens up about Crystalline, his collaboration with Royal Selangor, while the L’Officiel Singapore team explores cool spaces in Asia (including the cool relaunched K+ Curatorial Space at Scotts Square), delves into the growth of Christian art in Asia since the 13th century in an eye-opening exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum, and heads up to a little piece of paradise in Phuket that has seen the likes of G-Dragon, Snoop Dogg and Rita Ora as guests.

“Is Orientalism pastiche or homage? And do we subconsciously expect Asian designers to downplay cultural codes so as to achieve an ‘international’ aesthetic, or do we celebrate their birthright to reference their heritage and culture? This issue we proudly do the latter,” says Grace Tay, Managing Editor of L’Officiel Singapore. “Join us as we celebrate Asia.”

Credits: L’Officiel Signapore

[PHOTOS] MC and TV Host Pavarisa Phenjati Shares a Lot of Lovely Pictures with Sandara Park ~

Caption: “Special interview with Sandara Park @daraxxi thank you 3Zap show na kaa! 😘💕💋💋💋 #sandarapark”

Caption: “Behind the scene… 📷 @/daraxxi What a lovely person !! 💗💕 The first Korean star who actually shown up at the shooting scene before an appointment time and also friendly!!”

Caption: One more pic, the trendiest post right now.~ 😄💗💗💗@daraxxi #sandarapark #สามแซ่บ #3zap

Caption: “What’s am I doing with Sandara!?? If you wanna know just catch up on “3 Zap” show on Sunday 17th July ~ 😘💋💋💋 @daraxxi #sandarapark #สามแซ่บ  #3Zap #channel3″

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[INTERVIEW] Harpers Bazaar’s Beauty Talk with Moonshot’s Latest Muse, Sandara Park


The newly-appointed Moonshot ambassador lets us in on her beauty tips and make-up tricks


Last week, international K-pop sensation Sandara Park (Dara, for short) was in town for the launch of Moonshot’s new products: the Microfit Cushion and the Moonflash Cushion. We sat down with the brand’s recently appointed ambassador to talk beauty must-haves, skincare secrets, and Instagram filters.

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[ARTICLE] Sandara, Forever a Filipino Darling


It’s inevitable. When you’re interviewing Sandara Park, you will end up switching to Tagalog. It shouldn’t be a surprise, really, because long before she became 2NE1’s Dara, she was the Philippines’ “Pambansang Krung Krung,” who first stole hearts with her tearful Star Circle Quest audition.

Penshoppe flew Sandara to Manila last week for a series of events.

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[ARTICLE] Philippines “Still like Home” to Sandara

SANDARA Park Eloisa Lopez

SANDARA Park Eloisa Lopez

Korean celebrity Sandara Park, who was recently here to meet with her Filipino fans, said Manila “still feels like home.”

“I don’t go out that much in Korea, that’s why I don’t feel like I’m a superstar. But here, I already feel the love at the airport. I’m thrilled to hear people call out my name,” Sandara said in a mix of Filipino and English when asked to compare her fans here to those in Korea and in other parts of the globe.

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