Erika Bearman, Senior VP of Global Communications a.k.a. @OscarPRGirl
If you’re invited to meet Erika Bearman a.k.a. @OscarPRGirl, you don’t turn it down. I had to meet the girl behind the famous Twitter handle, who gave us a sneak peek into the glamorous atelier of Oscar de la Renta and of course, she is one of social media coolest girls. I arrived on-time at Trinity Gallery, a luxury bridal boutique located at Raffles Hotel Singapore which carries exquisite designer bridal gowns by Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra and etc. It was lovely chatting with Dr. Elaine Kim, co-owner of Trinity Gallery while waiting for Team Oscar de la Renta to arrive from their lunch appointment. Erika arrived together with Eliza Bolen (daughter of Oscar de la Renta) and Alex Bolen. You could easily spot her smile from a mile away as she greeted the guests at the casual meet & greet session. I didn’t have a chance to have a proper interview with Erika, but here is a summary of our casual conversation over iced lemongrass drink, bubbly and canapés:
On Marina Bay Sands
“Someone told me it’s uncool to say Marina Bay Sands… it’s MBS!” Hmm, for some reason – I didn’t get the memo!
On Movies Watched on the Plane
Erika watched “Her” on her way to Singapore and she loved it. However, the ending didn’t leave her feeling satisfied.
On Tasting Local Cuisine
She managed to sample local cuisine at The Grand Hyatt’s Straits Kitchen on Saturday night. That’s an efficient way of trying Singaporean hawker delights.
On Her Stay in Asia
Initially, she planned to visit Bali together with her husband but he had to work, plus she had to fly back immediately to shoot their advertising campaign in NYC. Bummer.
On Packing for Asia
She didn’t realised how “tropical” Singapore weather is. Some of her outfits with thicker fabric didn’t work here. However, I think her black tube top and white lace skirt works in our weather!