Hi, I’m Manisha.

Hello Star.

First of all, if you’re reading this, thank you so much for taking time out of your day to browse through the website and exploring what has become something so surreal!

I’m super stoked that you’re here. This is my first ever blog post so I wanted to introduce myself, give you all a lil more insight on who I am and how I grew up. Let’s start...  

I’m Manisha Rose, founder of L/R. I’m currently 21 years old and on August 3rd of 2000, I was born in Sabah. I started L/R in 2018 and ever since then, have been putting all my love and entire heart into this !!! (If you wanna read all about the brand, how it was founded & what it’s all about, you can click here

Growing up, I was always very interested in fashion and business. Although I always thought I was going to pursue a career in singing...it didn’t quite turn out that way.

I’ve always had some sort of an interest & passion for business. When I was about 6 years old, I had a vision. Every year, I would go back to my grandma’s house to celebrate and a ton of people would be there. I took this a an opportunity to set up a ‘store’ on my grandma’s front porch. I called it the ‘Home Sale’. I had my pretend cash register and everything. My parents, being the absolute most supportive people in the world, fuelled this dream of mine. Those times were genuinely so much fun and I remember knowing that it was what I wanted to do in the future.

At about 9 years old, our school had a fundraising campaign in support of WWF. I knew I wanted to help way one way or another. I decided to do henna and face painting during lunch in school and donate all the proceeds to WWF. I had asked two of my best friends at the time to help me and we raised a decent amount of money. This was definitely when i knew doing things for a greater cause was important to me.

Family background check. I wasn’t born into a wealthy family, and a huge part of me is very grateful for that because through that, I’ve learnt to be appreciative of what I had growing up later on in life and of what I have now. Although my parents didn’t have so much back then, they always found endless ways to make us happy. I’m sure a bunch of you experienced a simple childhood, just like I did. Do you miss it too, sometimes? I know i do.

My parents always spent their hard work on travelling, good food and experiences over anything materialistic, so as a child I got to travel loads and am very grateful for that! Being exposed to so many different cultures at such a young age definitely helped me grow as a person and made me a lot more understanding and open towards other people. I also grew up in a multicultural & diverse setting. Every year, I ‘properly’ celebrate Chinese New Year & Deepavali, but also fit in Hari Raya & Christmas because of my other family members. It’s safe to say my family & I aren’t strangers to diversity!

I never went to college or furthered my studies after high school. After getting my SPM results, I took a year long break while doing some modelling. I thought long and hard about what i wanted to pursue. I’m so grateful that my parents never pressured me into going back to school and that I had the luxury of waiting it out. I had plans of studying fashion, business and even performing arts but knew I wanted to go straight to work. I’m sure a lot of you can also relate to the pressures of having to continue your studies etc… this is definitely a topic I want to touch on in another blog post! (let me know if you’d want to start a conversation surrounding that) I decided to pursue fashion & the rest is history :)

Well, that pretty much covers a little bit of how i got to where i am today. I hope you guys gained a little more insight and understanding of who I am. I’m so thankful that you stopped and cared enough to read all that I had to tell. Whether you read something you resonated with or learned from, I’d love to hear what you have to say. 

I’ll be preparing a lot more content, so in the meantime, follow L/R’s Instagram (@lrthelabel) & stay tuned for more!

Talk soon & stay vibrant.

xx, Manisha

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