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How a Singaporean Woman Built a $1.8 Million Apparel Brand by 24

Mandy Chan

Singaporean Mandy Chan became her own boss to have full autonomy over her life at age 19. Today, the 24-year-old entrepreneur behind a lifestyle brand is valued at around $2.5 million Singaporean dollars ($1.8 million).

Breaking the mold: A few years ago, Chan used her gap year to fulfill a longtime dream of running a business instead of pursuing a university degree, according to Zula

Japanese Teen Shows Off Crazy Unique Style in Tokyo’s Famous Fashion District

A 15-year-old teenager with a very odd and yet interesting, taste in fashion is now becoming famous online after being pictured by an online fashion magazine on Omotesando-dori in Harajuku, Tokyo’s iconic and central district for cosplay and fashion.

Japanese high school student Hikaru on the street in Harajuku wearing a vintage blazer with two neckties, Yohji Yamamoto pants & Foot The Coacher buckle shoes #原宿

Jay Michael: Why Only the Best Entrepreneurs Have Style in Their Business

Of all the sides of entrepreneurship that we focus on, like being profitable and sustainable, style seems to be the one that falls through the cracks, despite it being the most important. Sometimes it takes somebody with a refreshing perspective of both the business world and stylish living to remind us the importance of attracting people through both utility and aesthetics- somebody like real estate developer and reality TV personality Jay Michael.

Jay is somewhat of a business rockstar. He is rather fashionable and openly gay entrepreneur, a cast member of Bravo’s 100 Days of Summer, a lifestyle architect and developer of FLATS Chicago, an urban development that puts style and soul back into old housing blocks, and the founder of FLATS Project, a small business accelerator that gives business owners more than $100,000 in benefits to be a part of the community of the FLATS neighborhoods. So you see, putting together a community that modern city dwellers want to be a part of, a.k.a. providing a great consumer experience, certainly takes the right eye for style. Jay says of himself: