For so many years in events, tonnes of events I’d attended, this one is of the meaningful event. It involved many people, and touches many too. An Artist, a pregnant mother and brunch of friends, gather together, did something that can raise some awareness, brings up different. I always tell people that, in the life, is doesn’t matter how wealth you’re, how clever you’re, is you, how you touch people and helps them to realise their capabilities and dreams, that’s matter. Kudos to Estee Leong and Annie Newman.
The Beckhams & Datuk Jimmy Choo’s mural artist, Annie Newman paints world’s first Angel Diamond & Gold Leaf “Baby Bump” Art in KL Kuala Lumpur, 3 February 2016 – There are TWO things that sparkle in a woman’s eyes – diamonds and her child. What better way to celebrate these two but to artwork the miracle of a growing baby bump. Malaysian-born UK based mural artist to the stars, Annie Newman, was in Kuala Lumpur at an exclusive media-only event today to create magic on expectant mum to be, Estee Leong. Annie Newman is no stranger to making the ordinary look extraordinary, which is evident in her mural paintings at David & Victoria Beckham’s home and Datuk Jimmy Choo’s couture boutique in London.
Using exclusive Angel Diamonds, the world’s most brilliant ideal square diamonds and the Tranz range gold leaves by Poh Kong, she created an impressive artwork marvelled by the guests present at the private event today.
The icing on the cake was the art canvas used for this, which was Estee Leong’s very pregnant stomach. Due in about two weeks, Estee braved her nerves for a greater cause to inspire women through art in collaboration with Annie Newman. Annie Newman was in town at the invitation of LiFE Ribbon Community – a gathering of like-minded women founded by Estee Leong, to share knowledge, support each other by creating a positive environment for other women through the “double H” focus – Health & Happiness both physically and mentally. Annie Newman quoted ” This type of opportunity doesn’t come round often and it’s something so wonderful and different, that I couldn’t turn it down. I hope to inspire and create positive messages amongst women through their first stages of motherhood”. She added, “ Well, this could be by far the most expensive artwork I’ve created to date. For this, I’m grateful to Life Ribbon and Poh Kong for making this possible.”
During the private event at Estee’s residence, Annie painted a range of beautiful orchids on Estee’s stomach which she disclosed symbolises Purity and Fertility. Once the artwork was completed using non-toxic paint, she added eight perfectly proportioned square Angel Diamonds and the Tranz range 22K gold leaves to complete the spectacular artwork, first of its kind in the country. At the final reveal of the artwork, Estee Leong quoted, “I’m overjoyed that Annie Newman has travelled halfway round the world to fulfill my wish to bring beauty to my unborn child. I hope this inspires women from all walks of life to stay healthy and feel beautiful at any stage in their lives. I would like to remind women especially mothers, that your life does not stop after having children. So it’s important to empower yourself with good health mentally and physically to ensure happiness.”
Also present at the event were Datuk Professor Jimmy Choo, Datin Winnie Loo – Founder of A Cut Above Salons and Academy, Dato’ Michael Tio – CEO of PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd, Datuk Calvin Khiu – MK Curtain Group of Companies Founder & CEO and Mr Jeff Kong – LiFE Ribbon Community’s Co-Founder. Besides Poh Kong, other sponsors of the private event included MaskSlim (the world’s first mask regime), Panana Fiber, A Cut Above, Chatime and Makan Culture.
** words from press release by event