Sunday, 1 October 2023

We are shifting our daily news to Gutzy.Asia Support us there!

Shunji Matsuo's Makeover Magic 2019 supports Breast Cancer Foundation

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shunji Matsuo’s Makeover Magic is returning for its seventh year in support of seniors and cancer survivors by giving them glamorous makeovers for a photoshoot and runway show, with the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) being the beneficiary for this year’s initiative.
Founded by the late Shunji Matsuo, who passed away from pancreatic cancer, Makeover Magic kick-started in 2013 to celebrate the beauty of ageing by giving free makeovers to seniors. Every year, the photoshoot and runway show are held to encourage seniors and cancer survivors to embrace life positively.
“Our founder Mr Shunji Matsuo had often said that he wanted to inspire others to be different and to be happy. Even though he’s no longer with us, it is important for us to continue his legacy of bringing light and joy to the lives of others by paying tribute to cancer survivors through makeovers. I look forward to Makeover Magic every year,” said Tay Tat Sin, Managing Director of Shunji Matsuo.

Image from Makeover Magic Singapore / Facebook

This year, the project will be supporting and empowering 25 seniors over the age of 60 and cancer survivors, including 7 BCF members, who will be transformed into confident, fashion-forward models through magical makeovers comprising:

  • Makeup by Shiseido and The Makeup Room
  • Hair by award-winning Creative Director, Lai Mei Jen and team from Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio
  • Costume by MDIS School of Fashion & Design students
  • Catwalk Training by Ms Universe Singapore 2011, Ms Valerie Lim & Mrs Singapore Globe 2019, Mrs Yuko Chan

“Breast Cancer Foundation is honoured to be the beneficiary of this year’s Makeover Magic, a deeply meaningful initiative started by the late Mr Shunji Matsuo. Our breast cancer warriors who took part in the photoshoot have all said that they had lots of fun and are glad they are part of the event. Our gratitude to the Shunji Matsuo team for giving the ladies an experience of a lifetime,” commented Staphnie Tang, Vice President at Breast Cancer Foundation.

In the lead up to the runway show, a photoshoot of six Breast Cancer Foundation models was organised to capture and showcase the fighting spirit of the survivors with the bold costumes designed by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) students.

Image from Makeover Magic Singapore / Facebook
The runway show, held in partnership with Canon Singapore, Shiseido Professional, MDIS, and The Makeup Room, will take place on 29 October 2019, Tuesday at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Far East Organization Auditorium, Level 9.
During the event, veteran celebrities Jin Yinji and Liu Ling Ling will be joining the Makeover Magic models on stage for a lineup of runway and musical performances.
Canon Singapore is humbled to be documenting the makeover process for breast cancer survivors. Teaming up with Canon EOS World photographers, we hope to provide a lasting reminder of how strong and beautiful the survivors are,” noted Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore.
“Pictures can freeze a moment in time and these images will serve as a beacon of hope and empowerment for others. Visitors can look forward to these stunning displays at the exhibition,” he added.
Makeover Magic Event Details

Date: 29th October 2019, Tuesday
Registration Time: 7pm
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Far East Organization Auditorium, Level 9
Ticket Price $50 (Limited slots left. Includes a goodie bag and light refreshments)
Bookings: [email protected]
Contact (WhatsApp): (+65) 9782 9168
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Latest posts

Election surprises and certainties: Dissecting Tharman’s presidential win

In the 2023 Presidential Election, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam secured a stunning 70.4% landslide victory, surprising many, including himself. Despite expectations that TKL would win the opposition votes, voters from both camps showed a preference for Tharman's charisma and perceived competency. As Singapore reflects on the outcome, questions arise about the election's fairness and the real implications of Tharman's dominant win.

Volunteer as a Polling and Counting Agent for Singapore’s 2023 Presidential Election

For the upcoming Singapore Presidential Election on 1st September, members of the civil society have spearheaded an initiative to strengthen our democratic fabric. We invite committed individuals to join us as Polling and Counting Agents, standing together for a transparent, fair, and just election. This vote counting exercise, organized by members of civil society, is not specifically in support of Mr Tan Kin Lian, a candidate in the upcoming Presidential Election. It's an exercise in active citizenry. Nonetheless, Mr Tan endorses this initiative, which hinges on his candidacy, championing transparency, and has given permission for the results to be shared publicly.

Reflections from the Centenary: The Legacy of LKY and Singapore’s Future

Gilbert Goh reflects on the LKY centenary event: an inspiring showcase of a leader's global legacy juxtaposed against current challenges, urging Singapore to continue its path of progress.

Lim Tean advocates for Tan Kin Lian: A visionary leader for Singapore’s Presidency

In his speech at Mr Tan Kin Lian's launch of his presidential bid, Mr Lim Tean passionately championed the need for a truly Independent President. Highlighting Mr Tan Kin Lian's unique credentials and genuine concern for the wellbeing of Singaporeans, the Peoples Voice leader emphasized the pressing challenges of rising living costs and job insecurities faced by the public. Mr Lim depicted Mr Tan Kin Lian as a beacon of hope for the nation, advocating for a leader who genuinely understands and represents the people’s aspirations.

Tan Jee Say endorses Tan Kin Lian for President: A courageous, genuine, and humble...

In advocating for a truly representative leader, Tan Jee Say underscored Tan Kin Lian's humility, courage, and genuine dedication. Highlighting the pressing need for restored public trust and effective independence, Tan Jee Say emphasized that Tan Kin Lian, as the 'People's President', would bring back hope to Singaporeans and champion true democracy

Tan Kin Lian’s pledge: Rekindling unity and charting a vigorous future for Singapore

In the press conference to announce his bid for the Singapore presidency, Tan Kin Lian emphasizes safeguarding Singapore's reserves and strengthening public service integrity. Drawing on his 30-year leadership at NTUC Income, he envisions a future with affordable living, accessible housing, and job stability, pledging collaboration with the government for a united nation.

Strengthening Singapore’s political foundations: A call to action by Leong Mun Wai on Singapore’s...

Leong Mun Wai urges Singaporeans to strengthen political checks and balances, emphasizing, 'The best is yet to be for Singapore if we dare to make the right decision in upcoming elections.

Trending posts