• emerging designers,  fashion,  lifestyle,  shopping

    5 Emerging Fashion Designers that you need to know in 2018

    Instead of mindlessly browsing through the endless number of contemporary clothing brands online for hours, we’ve narrowed down 5 that you need to know about now. High-street and mainstream labels are so passe, what you really need to know these days is the emerging fashion designers that not everyone is wearing yet. These are now the new classic brands that every girl should have in their wardrobe to set you apart from the rest.

  • boutiques,  design,  ecommerce,  emerging designers,  fashion,  lifestyle

    One of our favourite women’s clothing brands of the moment – Spell & the Gypsy Collective

    Amassing almost 1 million followers on Instagram, Spell & the Gypsy Collective has grown from a local Byron Bay brand to an international cult favourite on social media, known for its festival and resort bohemian-inspired clothing. The two sisters Isabella and Elizabeth Briedis started off selling jewellery at the local markets about a decade ago, and since then the brand has evolved into a complete lifestyle brand for the boho-inspired style, with spinoffs into bridal wear and children’s clothes, and is stocked at the top US e-commerce site likes Free People, Shopbop and Revolve. We take a deeper look into why we’re so obsessed with this brand lately:

  • accessories,  fashion,  jewellery,  lifestyle,  trends


      These days, you can’t just wear one piece of jewellery anymore- it’s too safe & boring. Try these new, trendy ways on how to accessorize & style yourself. Once you’ve mastered that, you can read our upcoming post on how to mix prints & put them together with your accessories. How to Layer your accessories: Stacked rings- Stick with a color theme & make sure the rings match, either all gold or silver etc. You can match different types of rings – bands, diamonds, but they should be similar widths. Preferably stack up to 3 or 4 rings at the most. Layered necklaces- The easiest way to do is…

  • fashion,  lifestyle,  trends


    Time to get a head start with the trends from this season’s Fashion Weeks. Want to be a style star? You can find & wear these items right now. I’ll show you how – Blue All shades of blue work with almost anyone’s skin tone, but this season’s cerulean blue was a stand-out. Match with charcoal greys that were also seen on the runway.   Midi skirts This is the new skirt length for upcoming seasons! Pick from a variety of fabrics and designs (with slit or asymmetrical). But the best thing is to learn how to layer it with an even longer skirt, leggings or thigh high boots underneath.…

  • boutiques,  dresses,  fashion,  lifestyle


    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,…

  • dresses,  fashion,  hipster,  lifestyle,  trends


    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…

  • boutiques,  emerging designers,  events,  fashion,  lifestyle


    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…

  • fashion,  hipster,  lifestyle,  trends


    I got so excited when I saw a sneak peek on someone’s photoshoot on Instagram that totally was inspired by the whole Moonrise Kingdom/woodland/outdoorsy vibe. You know.. think feathers (those bird costumes), scout uniforms, plaid shirts, gingham picnic dresses etcetc. So innocent and childlike, just like the 2 young protagonists venturing away from home. It really reminds me of the stories I used to read about when I was a kid, about Swallows & Amazons, creating their amazing adventures in the outdoors. Been having a bit of wanderlust envy lately, and yet I want to go out there & explore these far flung places like Kosovo, Lake Como, Shangri-la, Burma, sand…

  • events,  hipster,  lifestyle,  trends


    Ahh.. my own special Art Day. I went to a talk not too long ago & the speaker was talking about how everyone creative should go off & experience their own Art Days by themselves. I thought that was a very important thing, to refresh & renew. So of course I popped by the Singapore Art Museum. Loved it! Some really dark, brooding works by Chinese artist Jia Aili and then off to some interesting pop art-type stuff at the Art Garden at 8Q & the Learning Gallery. Pretty cool Asian contemporary stuff! What I love about art is that you look at it, you may or may not get…