In the tenth episode of Esquire Singapore’s podcast series, our regular hosts, Norman Tan, Benjamin Hopkins, Debra Langley and Anita Kapoor discuss taking the leap of faith—leaving the corporate world and pursuing one’s passion with award-winning documentary filmmaker, Dr Thomas A. Morgan. We also analyse the updated logos for fashion brands—Burberry and Celine: do you rate it or hate it? (Scroll down to see the new logos.) We close the show by answering questions from our social media followers.
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THE NEW LOGO HAS BEEN DIRECTLY INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL, HISTORICAL, VERSION THAT EXISTED IN THE 1960’S.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ THE MODERNIST TYPOGRAPHY USED DATES FROM THE 1930’S. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ THE ACCENT ON THE “E” HAS BEEN REMOVED TO ENABLE A SIMPLIFIED AND MORE BALANCED PROPORTION, EVOKING THE CELINE COLLECTIONS OF THE 1960’S WHERE THE ACCENT WASN’T USED OFTEN. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ THE SPACING BETWEEN THE LETTERS HAS BEEN BALANCED OUT AND THE LETTERS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT CLOSER TOGETHER. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ THE 1960’S VERSION OF THE LOGO INCLUDING THE WORD “PARIS”, WILL BE REINSTATED WITHIN THE CLOTHING AND ON PACKAGING, HOWEVER “PARIS" WILL NOT APPEAR BENEATH THE LOGO ON CAMPAIGNS. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #CELINEBYHEDISLIMANE
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What you may have missed:
Episode 09 (Crazy Rich Asians and the Psychology of Shopping)
In the ninth episode of Esquire Singapore’s podcast series, our regular hosts, Norman Tan, Benjamin Hopkins, Debra Langley and Anita Kapoor discuss the issue of representation in Crazy Rich Asians and the psychology of shopping with Lani Chan, Style Services Manager of Club 21, as well as resident podcast host Debra Langley, who in her previous life, worked with DKNY Jeans and has consulted with multi-label brands on the intersection of fashion and technology.
We close the show by reviewing the new Screen Time feature—designed to provide greater insight into device and Internet usage—available as part of Apple iOS 12.
Episode 08 (Tips from an ex-Navy SEAL about good leadership)
In the eighth episode of Esquire Singapore’s podcast series, our regular hosts, Norman Tan, Debra Langley and Anita Kapoor discuss leadership, mental strength and achieving goals with Rob Roy, an ex-Navy SEAL and author of “The Navy SEAL Art of War: Leadership Lessons from the World’s Most Elite Fighting Force”.
We close the show by reviewing three new fragrances out in the market—Prada Black, Acqua di Parma Colonia Sandalo Concentrée, and Bvlgari Man Wood Essence.
Episode 06 and 07 (Modern Day Masculinity Part One and Two)
In the bumper sixth and seventh episode of Esquire Singapore’s podcast series, THE BITE (which you can listen to on Apple Podcasts as well as below) our regular hosts Ben Hopkins and Norman Tan are joined by special guests Calvin Soh, founder of One Kind House; Terence Quek, CEO of Emergenetics APAC; and Angela Ng, Managing Director of ANtrepod to discuss what does it mean to ‘be a man’ today. The group examines hard-hitting topics from men and addiction, toxic stereotypes, to male suicide in the first of two discussions recorded live in the #EsquireShophouse pop-up at Duxton Hill in front of a live audience.
For part two, our regular hosts Ben Hopkins and Norman Tan along with guests Paul Loiz, global brand director at Unilever; Lavinia Thanapathy, Vice President of SCWO; and Dylan Soh, the 16-year-old son of Calvin Soh (from part one of the panel) chimes in on what does ‘masculinity’ mean moving forward?
The group discussed questions like fragile masculinity, the role that media and advertising play in shaping masculine archetypes, and whether men need to break away from rigid social constructs and expectations. Again, this insightful dialogue is recorded live in the #EsquireShophouse pop-up at Duxton Hill in front of a live audience.
Episode 05 (Men and mental health)
In the fifth episode of Esquire Singapore’s podcast series, our regular hosts are joined by special guests Joel Moo & Jasper Tay (co-founders of Modvlar Events) and Ciara Yeo (The Mindful Company) to discuss mental health among men. The group examines questions such as: Is mental health for men tied to social pressures? What can we do to help men dealing with mental health issues? Does Singapore have adequate resources to help men deal with depression?
Ciara Yeo is the co-founder of The Mindful Company—a jewellery store that aims to create meaningful products that allow customers to be reminded of happy memories. The Mindful Company recently announced a partnership with Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)—a non-profit suicide prevention centre—to launch a special bracelet entitled, “How are you today?”, to spark conversations about mental health.
Episode 04 (Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies)
In the fourth podcast, our regular hosts discussed spring/summer 2019 men’s fashion week—in particular, the new designers at Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Berluti.
Also, special guest Varun Mittal—currently leading Fintech at EY covering emerging technologies and business models in financial services across ASEAN—lead the discussion on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The group canvassed questions such as: what is blockchain and is it secure? Do you think that the lack of general understanding about how blockchain/cryptocurrency works as the main inhibitor to mass adoption? Are cryptocurrencies here to stay and going to change our lives?
Episode 03 (The state of AI Technology today)
In our third podcast, our regular hosts reviewed the #RoyalWedding—in particular, Meghan Markle’s Givenchy dress, Pastor Michael Curry and the gospel choir, best-dressed attendees, and why Princess Charlotte is a laugh-and-a-half.
Former US Intelligence officer and founder of Singapore-based AI company Drew Perez joined the conversation in the “Fresh off the grill” feature segment. The group shared their thoughts on AI-related issues: how does artificial intelligence reflect the values of human society? How do we ensure AI reflects both male and female perspectives? Will AI kill us off like Skynet in Terminator?
Episode 02 (Breaking into Singapore’s music scene)
In this podcast, our regular hosts Anita Kapoor, Debra Langley and Norman Tan are joined by special guest host Vanessa Fernandez, as they talked about some of the current headlines, and the best- and worst-dressed at the Met Gala 2018, with this year’s theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.
Local recording artist Tabitha Nauser also joined in the conversation in “Fresh off the grill”, a feature segment starring a new guest each podcast. It starts off with a discussion about Childish Gambino and his new music video, “This Is America”, then to Tabitha and Vanessa on how to take the music scene in Singapore to the next level, the current issues in radio and artist management, and why don’t we have an internationally-renowned Singapore act.
Episode 01 (The venture capital conversation)
Hear what your hosts Anita Kapoor, Debra Langley, Ben Hopkins and Norman Tan have been up to since their last podcast. For our fashion and style segment, we answered a question that we polled on Instagram Stories. This week, we asked readers whether they want us to discuss: (a) Why the Supreme x Rimowa collaboration was such a success; or (b) Do we still care about high street collaborations in light of the recent H&M announcement of their new drop with Moschino. 77% of readers asked us to chat about Supreme x Rimowa, so we did. In “Fresh off the grill”, we grilled Arnaud Bonzom, venture partner at 500 Startups about what kind of person is best suited to start their own business; whether the idea behind a business is paramount; common challenges for startups; and other golden nuggets.
Episode 00 (Introduction)
Get to know your hosts Anita Kapoor (TV host, speaker and emcee), Debra Langley (fashion and tech consultant and founder of Coraggio), Ben Hopkins (entrepreneur and founder of BioOnics) and Esquire Singapore’s editor-in-chief Norman Tan as they answer personality questions by Bernard Pivot.