• boutiques,  emerging designers,  events,  fashion,  lifestyle

    THIS WEEK IN FASHION: SINGAPORE

    Wow.. a barrage of fashion events happening locally this week! First up, my ex-schoolmate runs an online store called Social is having a fashion show & pop-up store at Lucky13 tonight. Selling brands from SoCal (southern California) and other countries, the aesthetic is decidedly bright & peppy. Not unlike the brilliant weather that California gets year round. http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/341748029242731/ Then, this session of MAAD is running a collaboration with 20byTWO, as a Singapore & Malaysia fashion exchange during this round of their monthly bazaar/flea market. It features 10 local brands like Al&Alicia and Amen, as well as 10 Malaysian brands for a pop-up store, curated by Tongue in Chic & Fashionspace. 7…

  • accessories,  dresses,  emerging designers,  events,  fashion

    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…

  • boutiques,  emerging designers,  fashion,  lifestyle,  news

    OPENING CEREMONY IN LONDON

    Woohoo! Another lovely pop-up shop in London for OC, just in time for the London Olympics of course! That’s pretty much where they got their name, you know. Ie. opening ceremonies for the Olympics, how the Olympics merges sports, business & global participation etc.  Anyways, as always, love their style & concept. And they have plenty of limited edition OC collabs with designers like Chloe Sevigny, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Adidas Originals etc. Love Love!          

  • boutiques,  emerging designers,  fashion,  trends

    TRENDSPOTTING: METALLICS

          Still a great trend from Spring – Metallics are here to stay! Oh I do hope so. They’ve become the new neutral tones, where it’s okay to wear them in the day, paired with some tailored pants or pleated shorts. Anything with a touch of bling is always a great classic piece to me. Just keep it simple & preferably in 1 tone per outfit!

  • accessories,  boutiques,  emerging designers,  events,  fashion

    BLUEPRINT EMPORIUM 2012 RECAP

                  Snaps from the Blueprint Emporium market event back in May! Booths from designers like Mae Pang, Timo Weiland, Jonathan Simkhai, Yeojin Bae, as well as pop-up stores by Nana & bird, Butter Factory’s Nightvision Online, Granny’s Day Out! Photos from their Facebook page. I didn’t manage to go, but it does look pretty cool! I hope they could possibly make this a regular market event, as they have the marketing to attract the crowds and push for a prominent & cool fashion shopping event in Singapore.

  • accessories,  bags,  boutiques,  dresses,  emerging designers,  events,  fashion

    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 &…

  • art,  boutiques,  ecommerce,  emerging designers,  events,  fashion

    ERIIN X LENOVO FASHION SHOW

    Cool, not-so pretentious fashion.. That’s what these girls at ERIIN are doing for their online store. Selling independent labels such as RBRTH, Al & Alicia, Kahlo and other Asian & Australian brands at pretty affordable prices, the ERIIN girls are bringing a little bit of easy fashion items to your doorstep! Definitely inspired to organize an event & to do more collaborations with other creatives! Holler!

  • dresses,  emerging designers,  fashion,  hipster,  inspired

    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,…

  • boutiques,  emerging designers,  events,  fashion

    BLUEPRINT TRADESHOW 2012

    Went to Blueprint trade show to have a peek over the past week. Here are some shots from the fashion shows featuring local designer labels like SUNDAYS, Elohim & Possi-tilly-ty. The trade show was still very small, with a focus on Singapore & regional design labels. Price points were pretty high for retail, honestly, very nice to look at, but I wouldn’t spend that much money on accessories:( I didn’t have much a chance to check out the Blueprint Emporium sale event, but think that might have been a better call. & more fun! I’m not sure this tradeshow thing will really take off in Singapore, considering the market is…