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Baby, you make me look good
by Leslie Kay Lim and Stacey Chia

Cameraman Bey Ariffin, 29, and advertising account manager Ellyna Rahim, 29.

The couple, who got married last year, have been together for 10 years.

How and when did you meet?

BA: I was at Temasek Polytechnic to meet a friend when I saw Elly. After that, every day for six months, I went back to try and bump into her again.

ER: A friend then introduced us to each other and things took off from there.

What do you like about your partner's style?

BA: She can look good in just a simple T-shirt, jeans and minimal make-up - her style is effortless. She doesn't spend ages in front of her wardrobe deciding what to wear.

ER: He doesn't try too hard and isn't concerned about what people think.

How has your partner inspired the way you dress?

BA: She likes me in dress shirts and pants. Before, I would wear only T-shirts and jeans and probably not even comb my hair.

ER: I used to dress in tank-tops, skirts and flip-flops. Now, I'm edgier. He influenced me to dress in streetwear brands such as Stussy and Obey.

What has your partner worn that you've disliked?

BA: It's hard to think of something. The first time I saw her, she was wearing a tank-top and a batik skirt. Even though I don't like batik, she looked good.

ER: He likes wearing things in brown, but I feel that there's no contrast with his skin. I don't like his goatee either, which he has just started growing.

Do you share clothes?

BA: I borrow her Calvin Klein watch. She buys men's watches for herself occasionally. My watches are more casual.

ER: I use his caps and beanies.

What tips have you picked up from each other?

BA: Balance is important. A baggy shirt should go with pants that are more streamlined.

ER: You don't need branded items to be fashionable. Even a white T-shirt can be stylish.


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