FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is your real name Ace?
My given name is Xie Jieying. When I was at Lasalle foundation year (18 yrs old), I've decided to change back my surname to Chia (Xie is HanyuPinyin for Chia, they're actually the same), and since I was getting a lawyer and going through proper procedure for it, I might as well add an english name. Plus I was studying at an international school, and most of my english-speaking lecturers could not pronounce my chinese name. I gave myself the name Ace when I decided to enroll into an art school at 13 years old. This name is to remind myself to always put in my best effort in everything I do. Even up to this very day, I try my best to live up to my name. Ace Chia Xie Jieying is registered on my IC since 2008. 

Are you working/schooling?
I took diploma in fashion design at Lasalle College of the Arts and pursued my Bachelor of Degree (Hons) in fashion design at Raffles Design Singapore. I am currently freelancing in Photography and running my online store/label (Elska)

Who takes your photographs?
I take most of the photos as seen on my blog. OOTDs are mostly by my dad, my best friend Jes & my boyfriend Jason.

What camera do you use?
I use Nikon D800 mainly. Sometimes, I alternate between Nikon D40x and Lumix LX5. I get obsessed with my LCA at times.

What are your favourite fashion magazines?
Dazed & Confused / I.D Magazine 

What are your favourite brands?
For commercial brands, I go for Zara, Topshop, Muji. For high fashion, My fave would be Maison Martin Margiela & Givenchy. But most of the time, you can find me decked in my own brand, Elska.

Who are your favorite fashion designers?
Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Bailey.

When it comes to designing, what is it that inspires and influences you most?
I get inspired by the extreme degrees of commodities, nature & life. I am often obsessed by the melding idea of minimalism and austerity. I am also deeply inspired by all kinds of aesthetics, thus my blog name, Acethetics.

Do you exercise?
Not really but I try to go swimming whenever I can!

Who made your blogskin?
My brother, Zen. He's a game designer/programmer at Tecmo Koei.

What Make-Up, Skincare & Hair Products do you use?
Skincare: 
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (Body)
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream (Body)
Kiehl’s Skin Calming Facial Cleanser (Face)
Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-free Toner (Face)
Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer SPF50 (Face)

Primer: 
Bare Escentuals / bareMinerals Prime Time

Face: 
Etude House SPF30 Mineral BB Cream
bareMinerals Matte SPF15 Foundation Light
bareMinerals SPF25 Mineral Veil
bareMinerals Bronzer
bareMinerals Rouge Blush
MaryKay Facial Highlighting Pen

Eyes/Eyebrows:
Maybelline NY Hyper Sharp Liner
MaryKay Brow Definer Pencil
DiorShow Extase Mascara

Lips:
Maybelline NY Collagen Serum
L’Oreal Color Riche Intense
YSL Rouge Pur Couture

Brushes:
bareMinerals Full Flawless Face Brush
BareMInerals Concealer Brush

Travel set: 
Dior Cannage Couture Collection

Hair:
Tony & Guy Casual: Forming Spray Gel 


If you want me to answer any more questions, please do drop me an email at acethetics@acechia.net, I will get back to you as soon as I can! :)