BAZAAR commemorates 10 years of bringing breast cancer awareness to the fore with chic collaborations, familiar faces, and high spirits, in an effort to spread one very important message. By Emmilyn Yeoh. Photographed by Aaron Lee. Styled by Mughni Che Din.
Since the birth of the first Harper’s BAZAAR Pink Project in 2008, BAZAAR has delved into a subject that was once considered taboo, and has pledged to raise breast cancer awareness in one way or another. From collaborating with Nick Munro, award-winning British designer and pewter collaborator at Royal Selangor, to an exclusive pink T-shirt partnership with LA fashion label, T-Bags, the message of courage over adversity has never been stronger. Ten years later, and the conversation continues as BAZAAR turns to some of Malaysia’s most prominent fashion designers to be a part of a project that’s dear to our hearts. The result is nine exclusive pink merchandise, from pearl-studded ribbons to batik-inspired tote bags in a show of solidarity and a symbol of empowerment. With proceeds going to Breast Cancer Foundation, BAZAAR invites all women of strength and character to join us on our journey of highlighting breast cancer awareness through our series of fashionable images, which capture the essence of pride, love, and life. With each turn of the page, remember: wear a ribbon, make a difference.
Shana Azahari, Azooi
Pink reminds me of … Legally Blonde! Reese Witherspoon’s looks were playful and feminine; her charm and wit makes it one of the best comedies to date.
A must-have item in my closet … Shoes, from stylish heels to sensible flats. You never know when you’ll need to walk a fair distance, when it’ll rain on you, and when you wished you wore better shoes.
The inspiration behind the Azooi ribbon … Nature. Life is like a green leaf, beautiful by itself and fragrant when creased. The fragrance is beauty taking another form. People who have battled breast cancer have evolved into greater versions of themselves, and the Azooi ribbon serves as a reminder of that.