Three Sets Of Ladies With Enviable Mother-Daughter Relationships Come Together For A Special Shiseido Shoot
There are many things a woman could ever learn from her mother – her strength, compassion and kindness, for example. Her beauty, and her skincare regime is definitely a given. Six women, comprising Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam and her daughter-in-law Shirieene Gnanalingam; Datin Sri Zarida Noordin and her daughter Marissa Meer; and Levy Li and her mother Maryanne Yeoh are testament to this, especially since they all have attributed their beauty and skincare secrets to their mother. In this Shiseido Future Solution LX special, these women speak about the importance of skincare – about how taking care of your skin now, and taking a chance on anti-ageing regimes would pave the way for better, brighter and younger skin in the future.
Though related by marriage, everyone can attest to the fact that this mother/daugter-in-law relationship is truly special – (we even spotted them walking in for the photo shoot with matching handbags!) – and palpable through Datin Shirieene's message to her young-at-heart mother-in-law:
"Thank you for welcoming me into your family and your heart. I've not only shared 18 years with my husband but with you as well, and it has been filled with great laughter, many first mother-in-law and daughter-in-law moments and magical holidays (with or without our husbands), good tearjerkers such as 'The Notebook' plus wonderful meals together. I look forward to creating more memories with you."
As for the cheeky Puan Sri Siew Yong, her message is:
"I hope she will have a daughter. However, if it's not to be, my wish for her is to have three wonderful daughters-in-law, who are as caring, respectful and inclusive, just as she is."
Datin Shirieene's beauty tip: Take care of your peepers
Most likely to use: Shiseido Future Solution LX Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream
Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam's beauty tip: Maintain a youthful appeal
Most likely to use: Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Protective Cream SPF20
Apart from their good looks and cheerful demeanour, this mother-daughter pair are both a bit stubborn, in a good way, Marissa says. They also share the same tastes in clothing, enjoy simple, nutritious food, and most of all, healthy, clear, skin. "I got it from my mother, literally!" proclaims Marissa. But when the topic of her mother came about, the daughter gushes,
"It is undeniable that my mum is naturally very beautiful, and she doesn't age. I have a lot to learn from her, and not to sound cliché, but I'd like to say thanks to her for being an amazing, supportive mother. I have never been discouraged, at all. That's really special and that's not something everyone gets to have. So thank you."
As for Datin Sri Zarida, she divulges,
"I have been very lucky. I always count my blessings. So my prayer for her every day is that she will get whatever I got and more, and for her to find her spouse, like I found mine, and to carry on the beliefs and philosophies we have imparted to her so that she can carry on doing and being good."
Datin Sri Zarida's beauty tip: Clean skin is a must
Most likely to use: Shiseido Future Solution LX Extra Rich Cleansing Foam
Marissa's beauty tip: Protect yourself
Most likely to use: Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Protective Emulsion SPF20
It is undeniable that Levy and her mother, Maryanne could easily be mistaken as sisters. When asked about their similarities, Levy herself says that it is uncanny. "She's like a mirror! A lot of people have said that we have just been photocopied." In terms of character, they both cite being strong individuals who are also family oriented, and Levy says that she is who she is because of her mother. For instance, her choice to be a vegetarian and consequently establish healthy eatery The Good Co was due to her mother's influence during her upbringing. She admits:
"I'm very thankful that i have her genes, and most of all, for her. Thank you for raising me and moulding me into the person that I am today."
As for Maryanne, her message and hope for Levy is for her to live her life, plus to stay focused on happiness and wellness:
"I'm proud of my children, knowing that they are doing great things. I hope that they remain responsible when it comes to their own decisions and that they stay joyful, so as to be a better person."
Levy's beauty tip: Stay vibrant and beautiful
Most likely to use: Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Regenerating Cream
Maryanne's beauty tip: Practise self-care
Most likely to use: Shiseido Future Solution LX Intensive Firming Contour Serum
Check out the behind-the-scenes of the photoshoot below:
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Photography: Kim Mun, Hopscotch Studio
Stylist: Andrea Kee
Creative Direction: Syahlia Albina Sari
Makeup: Joey Yap
Hair: Angeline Low
Videographer: Dean Shaari
Writer: Kathlyn D'Souza
Outfits: Khoon Hooi, COS, Michael Michael Kors
Accessories: Habib Jewels, Swarovski, Kate Spade