Beach and Beyond

Beach and Beyond

A one-piece swimsuit is a true tropical fashion ally. Polished, practical and so versatile, it can easily serve as your main outfit of choice from dawn to dusk. Whether you’re jetting off to a beach paradise or retreating by the poolside, here are some ways to style our Let’s Mean Well One Piece, for the beach and beyond.


For: Breezy Mornings

Breezy Morning One Piece Bikini

Breezy mornings by the seaside call for light, yet cosy fabrics! For a relaxed look, throw on a featherweight cashmere cardigan and tuck our one-piece swimsuit into a pair of high-waisted denim shorts for that bodysuit look. 


For: Sunkissed Afternoons

Sunkissed Afternoon One Piece Bikini

Warm weather calls for all things eye-catching and vibrant to pack a sartorial punch, so incorporating sunny yellow accents are (almost) a must. If you’re one who prefers to put the spotlight on your accessories, we got you. The stone shade of our swimsuit acts as the perfect complement to any sunkissed beach look because it is so versatile and easy to match. Throw on a floral bucket hat, sandals in a matching hue, and a bright beaded bag for that summer-ready glow! 


For: The Golden Hour

Golden Hour One Piece Bikini

For romantic evenings and beyond, opting for a darker palette and putting on a classic black one-piece swimsuit with a clean silhouette will never fail you. As for the finishing touches, opt for an over-the-knee wrap skirt and some minimalistic gold hoops to dial up the femininity and elegance!

May 24, 2022 — Diana Chan
Amber Works from Home: Some Good Online Reads

Amber Works from Home: Some Good Online Reads

It's been a long while since we have been confined to our homes. When daily workouts and weekly grocery runs are no longer enough to fend off cabin fever and preserve our sanity, here are some online reading resources you can explore, whether you are a serious-casual reader or enjoy more frivolous subjects. As they say, while your body can withstand a great deal, it's your mind you have to convince. So here's to letting our minds roam free in the pastures of expanded thought horizons, beyond the mindless scrolling of Instagram. 

 

 

1. Medium.com 

Medium is an ad-free digital publisher and content syndication platform. Its massive repository of thought pieces and articles allows you to traverse and explore new ideas and stories on a daily basis and subscribe to the authors and publications you enjoy. With a fee of $5/month, you get access to a limited number of subscription-only pieces and unlimited non-subscription stories. Think of it as long-form Twitter, only more curated.

Some interesting pieces include Don't Fuck Up the Culture, published by Brian Chesky (CEO of Airbnb, Inc.) and The 30 Second Habit with a Lifelong Impact, which advocates the virtues of note-taking. 

 

 

2. Longform.org

An aggregator site of digital journalism curated by the the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh, Longform updates regularly with links to essays published around the Internet, which are, as its name promises, reliably long-form and in-depth.

Find anything from a 17,000 word odyssey on the Sahara Desert to a GQ true crime piece on the Truck Stop Killer

 

 

3. Quora.com

Quora is an online question-and-answer platform, which aims to empower people to share and collectively grow knowledge, centred around a full spectrum of topics from politics and culture to more light-hearted conversations on fashion, style and travel.

Read answers to questions like "What is the most extreme political hypocrisy?" or more frivolous (yet no less interesting!) discussions on "Do cats get emotionally attached to their owners like dogs?" or ask your own questions and get answers from credible sources with first-hand knowledge. 

 

 

4. eReads by National Library Board 

For those of us based in Singapore, the NLB offers more than 800,000 e-books and audiobooks which may be borrowed online via its mobile app. These include Penguin fiction and non-fiction classics, cherished Haruki Murakami fiction novels and even cookbooks on hawker cooking and Nyonya dishes and travel tomes. 

A SingPass, NRIC or FIN number is required for free membership and anyone with a myLibrary ID can borrow up to 16 eBooks via the app for up to 21 days.

Love, 

the Amber team 

 

May 31, 2020 — Diana Chan
Amber Works from Home: Best Home Workouts

Amber Works from Home: Best Home Workouts

These days, our morning commutes begin at the bed and end at the study desk/dining table (or whatever other space is available at home). Our favourite studios and gyms are shut for the time being and our Apple watches are crying out for activity. Our pantsuits and pencil skirts are forlorn in our wardrobes and our PJs are severely overworn from day to night. We’re slipping, girls, and that is UNACCEPTABLE.

 

Here are some workouts (and other stuff) you can try at home. In your living room. Be that enviable soul who exits quarantine with a glamorous hair flip, exposing toned abs.

April 16, 2020 — Diana Chan
Amber Works From Home: Spotify Playlists to Set the Mood

Amber Works From Home: Spotify Playlists to Set the Mood

We know, cabin fever is REAL and these days, anxiety and restlessness feature heavily in our daily lives. We're on edge and cooped up for days on end. Here are some Spotify playlists to help ease you out of those negative emotions and into that sweet, cerebral spot of energy, WFH productivity and calm.
April 02, 2020 — Diana Chan
Be That Woman

Be That Woman

Here's to living life and loving furiously and passionately, with intent, strength, purpose and poise. And here's to the role models and women around us, whose shoulders we proudly stand on. 
August 28, 2019 — Diana Chan
Introducing Amber

Introducing Amber

Amber had its genesis on a hot summer’s night, where Chin Han (my entrepreneurial co-founder and the love of my life) and I were discussing (heatedly) the idea of creating a lifestyle brand, which would embody a certain person, a certain feeling, a certain je ne sais quoi. Over the course of several months, many bottles of wine, and some difficult conversations (i.e. disagreements), bouts of self-doubt and utter panic later, Amber came to fruition. It’s been an incredible, fulfilling journey but not without its moments. 

So who and what is Amber? Amber is every woman with a hectic city life, whose theatre is the concrete and glass metropolis and all the green spaces in between, who gives her all towards everything she commits to, who understands what it feels like to be completely burnt out. Amber is any and all of us, who have, through the unforgiving lens of experience, understood how crucial it is to find the time and internal space to rest, rejuvenate and recuperate. Amber is the knowledge that burning your candle at both ends gives a lovely, lovely light – but ultimately will not last the night. Amber is complete self-awareness, it’s knowing what or who works for you (and knowing exactly what or who doesn’t).

And so Amber is a celebration of that awareness, that knowledge, that reality. As a brand, it’s not our objective to peddle a technicolour SoCal lifestyle. We are not here to hawk an aspirational yet completely unattainable fantasy. We are not here to reinvent the wheel or to perpetuate some crazy notion of all fun and no balance. We are here to make things easier and effortless for utterly real women in their daily rounds. Women who work hard, play hard and do everything right in between, yet know to slow down at the right time, in the right place.

So bring us along on your journey. Make us part of your lives. Let us be that novel by the pool, let us be that lavender candle on your nightstand, let us be that group chat with your best girl friends, let us be your favourite yoga playlist, let us be that emboldening voice of encouragement after a hard day’s work. Because Amber starts and ends with you and us.

Love,
Diana
April 17, 2019 — Diana Chan