• emerging designers,  fashion,  trends

    BEST OF SPRING 2013: JASON WU

    I loved it! Loved it! Sexy femme fatale meets feminine – lace/ leather/sheer with cutouts and yet still retaining the femininity in all of his clothes. And of course his signature show stopping gowns at the end – full of wispy tulle & sheer chiffons.                     Shop Jason Wu at Shopbop.

  • fashion,  trends

    BEST OF SPRING 2013: RUFFIAN

    Romantic florals x streetwear! Converse sneakers, casual jackets, knit overalls & flouncy tiered floral dresses. I love mix & matching high- low outfits that you can wear from day to night & still have a personality! Great job!             Images Credit: style.com

  • 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…

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    FASHION IN FILM: MOONRISE KINGDOM

    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…

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    URARAA x Mono+ Emporium Party

    The launch party was a success! We had cake, fashion, music, balloons and a lot of fun meeting old & new faces during the lunch event. Many thanks to our sponsors Cake Over Heels, Nior Spa & Mission Juice for providing the extra fun to our event & keeping our customers well pampered with food & treats!                      

  • events,  fashion

    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…

  • fashion,  trends

    RESORT 2013 COLLECTIONS

    So nice! I would think that Resort collections are probably the most fun to design, as they are all about the fantasy of going somewhere nice & warm for vacation. Some place like St Barths or St Tropez etc, and getting all dressed up but also lounging around in long flowy maxi dresses with sandals. Loved the bright pops of colour with all the neon yellow going on, and the sheen of gold/silver skirts/jackets, and of course the geometric or floral prints. We don’t have seasons here in Singapore of course, so instead of going through Fall collections with their heavy, dull colours, I would totally skip right into Resort!…