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    BEST OF FASHION WEEK: FALL 2014/2015

    Highlighting some of the standout collections from all the Fashion weeks – New York, London, Milan, Paris. A handful of these collections were very well-thought out & styled, as well as being modern & up-to-date in today’s world, which is more and more focused on fast fashion and street style. No.21 Designed by renowned designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua, the collection was refined & feminine with a casual touch. Even though the pieces were intricate & embellished, they were styled for everyday wear. There was a great mix of slouchy sweaters or pants with sequined & feathered skirts, which made for an easy contrast.   Topshop Unique Showcasing a range of greys,…

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    EMERGING FASHION LABEL: SELF-PORTRAIT

      From L to R: Illusion Flare Dress, Colour Bomb Dress, Panelled Pleated Midi Dress, Origami Wrap Skirt, Ruffled Up Panelled Dress Designed by Malaysian-born Han Chong, Self-Portrait is one of the new emerging labels from the UK to watch. Chong was originally part of the team from another emerging UK label Three Floor,  but has since started his own line, which dishes out really edgy patchwork pattern dresses. Okay, can I say how much I love it? The materials used are feminine with the use of lace & bright colours, but the strategically placed cutouts make the pieces one-of-a-kind. Perhaps you’ve already seen the Illusion Flare dress on none other…

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    VALENTINE’S DAY LOOKS

    I must confess I really don’t like commercialised Valentine’s Day celebrations & what V Day has come to be. I’ve never been a big fan of embarrassing bouquets, pink and expensive set menus. And I believe that a girl shouldn’t have to try too hard (or really, anyone shouldn’t). So for the outfits I picked, it’s all about looking sensual without trying to hard, no crazy bright red dresses, no fancy makeup, no “look at me” attitude. But even with these easy looks & your effortless charm, he’ll still see you as the lady he wants to seduce.   Slipdresses & innerwear as outerwear are all the rage these days,…

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    WHAT TO WEAR NOW: SPRING 2014

    Pink is in again! We love the shades of pale pink, dusty pink and even Pepto Bismol pink, but you definitely can’t go wrong with this. It’s a great accent colour to finish off a black or white outfit, or as a solid coloured dress on its own. Look for minimalist designs with emphasis on structural details like darts or rounded shoulders, as silhouettes are more mannish instead of your typical frilly saccharine sweet style. Scared of all-over colour? Try it in small doses like a small clutch or on your nails. All items from ASOS.   Midriffs are also the new cleavage. I know you’re thinking that you can’t pull…

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    WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO… WORK!

    It’s been a busy few months. We were at the STClassifieds’ Fashion & IT Showcase in July. Then this weekend, we are off to the Public Garden market event at the MICA building on Hill Street on Saturday & Sunday (17 & 18 August).   Finally we are holding a fun lunchtime CBD shopping event at Mono+ Emporium at International Plaza #02-27 on 24 August 12noon – 2pm. With discounts galore and refreshments provided, it will be a fun getaway from the mundane office day! The event has kindly been sponsored by Cake Over Heels who will be organizing a lovely dessert table , cold-pressed juices from Mission Juice, and…

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF URARAA VIA INSTAGRAM

    Haha. So long trendspotters. With the rise of Pinterest & Instagram, who needs trend forecasting services anymore? Unfortunately, there are people like me who are innately just very curious about things visually & explorers by heart, who will always lust for a job like that. But but I can take pics for free! & with pretty filters ! <3 Instagram Follow me at @uraraa123!                   1. URARAA at STClassifieds event over the weekend 2. The Mono+ & URARAA booth 3. Froyo from Mission Juice, one of our sponsors for our upcoming event! 4. Trunks & baskets at Arab St 5. Dessert at…

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    BRIGHTSPOT 2012 & BEYOND

                Went to Brightspot Market in Jakarta for the weekend. It’s a huge bi-annual market full of booths selling items that are designed by Indonesian labels and mainly made locally as well. There was everything from denim to jewellery to women’s dresses to food. Great vibe & atmosphere that gave a really unique shopping experience. Reminded me of UNIQUE LA, or some of the market weeks at the Cal mart in Los Angeles. I suppose the closest we have here is MAAD which happens like every month at the Red Dot Museum, or some of the other ad hoc market events like Public Garden &…

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    MUSE OF THE MONTH: JULIET SIMMS

    Yeah I know she didn’t win The Voice, but her style was just plain awesome!. From the super grungy 70s rock vibe to sophisticated padded & studded evening gowns to some really goth-looking Victoria’s Secret-esque wings, this girl embodied the whole modern rocker girl to the core! I loved how she really used her dresses/costumes? as part of the whole stage performance, like her wings & the cape that was part of her red dress. She really reminded me of Florence Welch at certain points; you can really tell she has great stage presence. Plus, her gritty voice was one of a kind. I’m so sad the show ended.. anyway,…