Chance to be a Retro Queen

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  • Friday, 11 Jul 2014

WOMEN-ONLY social event organiser, WEVents is celebrating its fourth anniversary on Aug 15 based on the theme “The Retro You”.

In conjunction with the event, a “Retro Queen” contest will be held where 10 women will be selected to go on stage for a short performance based on a retro theme.

“Retro themes are all the rage these days. People’s taste are gravitating more and more towards retro looks and vintage-looking products. That is why we decided on the theme,” said WEVents founder Jeanisha Wan.

“Depending on the age group a person belongs to, going retro can carry different connotations.

“For example, Gen Y ladies would think that retro means ABBA or Saturday Night Fever looks, while for those from an earlier generation, dressing up retro means looking like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Daisy Fay in The Great Gatsby.

“For our anniversary’s talent show, we are looking forward to seeing a variety of retro styles and themes to add to the merriment,” Wan added.

The 10 contestants selected for the talent show will need to dress up and do a five-minute performance based on the retro theme of their choice.

Three contestants who receive the most votes from the audience will win prizes worth RM6,648 sponsored by KNOMO, BrandImage International Institute, Jurlique, Ms Read, Eastern & Oriental Hotel and Benefit cosmetics.

Attendees will also get to join the fun as they will need to come in retro costumes.

The best-dressed attendee will win prizes sponsored by clothing brand, Ms Read and Dude & Duchess. All attendees will get door gifts worth around RM400 each and stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes worth a total of RM800.

About 100 people attend WEVents anniversary events every year.

“We are hoping to see a strong participation for the “Retro Queen” talent show.

“Since we started having it as part of the agenda during our first anniversary, the talent show continues to be well-received and anticipated,” said Wan.

Applications for the “Retro Queen” contest is open from now until July 26.

Interested applicants can apply at or email

The contest is open to working women only.

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