StyleXstyle (stylexstyle.com) is an online fashion portal that provides a platform for stylish cats and social media-savvy fashionistas to share, connect and discover everything about fashion and beauty. The site's editor, Kim Reyes, and her team generously serve up "great editorial, blogs from local celebrities and international fashion bloggers, and an active community that can inspire what you put on when you're getting dressed in the morning". Reyes spills the deets on the fashion portal, her own style and her prized shoe collection - which currently stands at "somewhere around 75 pairs".
What do you hope to achieve with StyleXstyle?
Kim Reyes: I think one of our main goals is to really transform the way people look at style every single day. For us, fashion isn't just reserved for dressing up for big, fancy events, or weddings. Personal style and fashion are really an everyday thing - from just choosing to wear this accessory over that one, or even when you're walking down Orchard Road and you see really stylish people and wonder: "Oh where did they get that jacket from?" Fashion is the most democratic art form that you can partake in because anyone can be stylish, whether you can afford designer stuff or whether you can wear the same four things over and over again but it's just the way you carry it.
How would you describe your style?
I think it's like my taste in music and film; it's very eclectic and it can change. Every season or every day, it just depends on what I feel like that day, I guess. It's a little vintage, a little designer, a little rock and roll, edgy, tomboy, a little avant garde.
Does music and film influence your style then?
Oh, definitely. Film is my first love, even before fashion, if I have to be completely honest. Cinematic images - whether it's a very romantic or a futuristic thing - all of it can definitely inspire your personal style. Music, yeah, like anything that is creative, there's an emotional aspect to it. It's more about the vibe and the mood and the way music makes you feel, which you can then translate into how you choose to dress yourself.