It's tough being a social media influencer

A photo taken at Prive Clarke Quay.
A photo taken at Prive Clarke Quay.PHOTO: NAMEDFORJAN/INSTAGRAM

SINGAPORE - It was one day before the photo shoot and I was panicking. I had stuffed about 10 outfits, two pairs of shoes, a straw tote bag and an umbrella into my carry-on luggage, but I was still missing something - oh, a picnic mat.

How else would I recreate a photo I had spotted on Instagram, in which a young woman lounged on the grassy lawn of Marina Barrage, with branded sandals and bag casually strewn to the side?

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