Living off Orchard road for more than 2 years, this is the first time I did a photo shoot at the most crowded, expensive and famous street of Singapore. Ask me why? I don't know. Perhaps, walking in and out, on Orchard everyday makes everything become normal to me. I see the same stores, the same advertisement showing across the street, and sometimes, the same uncle who tries to sell roasted chestnut to make his living. Slowly, I have forgotten how excited I felt when I had a chance to visit Orchard Road for the first time.
Very often, we take things for granted, and we will not realize it until something happens to hit us by chance.
I was hit by an email inviting me to take part in a Singapore memories campaign, in which, I was required to talk about my memory and journey that I had in Singapore. It was, of course, none other than a memory I had with Orchard. It's a place where I first started working in Singapore, and every friend of mine who heard its name, wished their office could be here.
Fast forward 5 years, I'm now living on Orchard Road. The street is still the same, but the girl (me) is now different. 5 years ago, I wore no make up, carried a tote bag that I bought overseas to work, and wished one day I could afford to buy a Forever21 dress. Today, I was caught on the street wearing Proenza Schouler bag, ZARA sweatshirt, Schutz shoes and Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses.
The only things that stay the same, perhaps, are my heart and my soul. I was wondering, if "Orchard Road" had eyes, he would be very happy to see how much this little girl has grown.
Thank you so much for reading!
ZARA sweatshirt- Also love this one
Vintage fuchsia skirt- Similar here
Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses
Proenza Schouler handbag
Guess necklace- Similar here