Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ruffle Mini by Erin Fetherston

Erin Fetherston's collaboration with Target: this ruffle mini only at US$20.99! It's not for me, but it's so cute and flirty!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Pink leather in action

Hi Anonymous (why don't you give me a name? :D ), here's what I may wear the A/X pink leather jacket with! My asymmetrical barkcloth skirt, a well-worn black tank top (for contrasts), gold belt (worn loose on the hips) and beige boots.
I would also like to wear it with dark denim as you have said. Although I think an all-white assemble will go terrific with it, I'm afraid the color may run. So, white bags are out too!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Snow Flakes

My good friend had snow flakes painted onto his big toe nails after a pedicure session. I thought the white flakes looked quite cool against the pinkish background and they contrast wonderfully with a pair of rough-and-tough havianas. I do love the beauty of contrasts!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sequined Knit Hat

Although I hate the cold, this Erin Fetherston knitted hat with all-over black sequins almost made me wish for winter in Singapore.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Vintage Purple Suede Boots

So gorgeous are these 1960s vintage knee-high boots in a royal purple shade. Paint the town , ehem, purple in them!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Vintage Patent Leather Briefcase

Ooo, I'm so in love with all patent leather accessories, especially this vintage patent leather alligator embossed briefcase. The glossiness contrasts so smartly with the gold-toned handle and corner protectors! I can just imagine myself walking with a swagger carrying this bag, with the whole world in my hands. Ha ha

See my other patent leather fascinations here and here.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

My Outfit Today

My outfit today to Zhenhui and Shufang's wedding lunch. GG<5 blue long top, leather belt, black layered skirt, Topshop black tights, Tod's patent leather heels, Purple Anemone clutch (I can fit an umbrella in there - most useful for a rainy day like today) and Purple Anemone SOOT charm bracelet!

When I tried the blue top with the black layered skirt at the boutique, my girlfriend thought it fitted better with black pants instead. But I went ahead with the skirt anyway, and totally not regreting it one bit; I like it better with the layered skirt than with conventional pants!

Angel and Devil ipod nano holders

Bought this pair of ipod nano holders for us. Very cute angel and devil silicon holders.
This reminds me of a comic I saw many many years ago in Lianhe Zaobao (a local Chinese paper) which depicted an angel and a devil who met. When they fell in love with each other, the devil's tail and horns dropped off and so did the angel's wings and halo.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I'm not gay, I just like rainbows

This vintage pin-striped grey skirt with a rainbow on it is so adorable! I love rainbows! They are so cheery! The stripes contrast so perfectly with the bright colors! From etsy.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Chloe Retro-Chic Shades

You gotta love these so cool Chloe retro-chic shades. Instant glamour. I especially love the ivory colored ones in the middle.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

8 Days Celebrity Car Boot Flea Market

8 Days is launching its first Car Boot Flea Market at St James Power Station Car Park on 2 Dec from 11am - 6pm. According to 8 Days, there will be over 300 celeb items on sat that day with proceeds going to charity (Rainbow Centre Balestier Special School)! More than 300 cars are expected to be there for the boot sale.

Expect to find goodies like a Prada sports jacket, Dolce & Gabanna heels, Anteprima purse, Emporio Armani dress, Moschino skirt, tailored jackets, Lulu Guinness bag, cosmetics, even furniture and other personal items generously donated by the celebrities!

I have 2 parties on Sunday so I can't go! Take a look there and do your bit for charity!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Serpent Ring

A most beautiful hand-craved ebony ring in a unique shape by Lotus Arts de Vivre. I love the contrast play between the ebony and the sparkly diamonds. Totally cool.

Lotus Arts de Vivre is located in Singapore at the Raffles Hotel Arcade. So many beautiful pieces in there.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Outfit with Khaki top and Olive tights

My outfit today with olive green ribbed tights, khaki shirt, brown elastic belt (all from People's Park), logo-mania denim Gucci heels, vintage red rose rring (Born Again by Purple Anemone - not in photo) and a stylish Armani Exchange sling.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

For the Logo-Phobic

A great article about an intimate retailer who caters to customers who shuns trends for the logo-maniac. Her customers would remove logo tags from their designer bags before using them. According to Ms Yuta Powell in her New York salon, her boutique is about "style, not fashion." Read about this at the Wall Street Journal.

Contribution for his indomitable spirit

This is a style blog and this may be another odd entry but I just have to write this down cause he has inspired respect and admiration for his indomitable spirit.

You may have read in the Straits Times last Friday about Mr Abu Bakar Evos, a Malaysian worker in Singapore who lost both his legs in a paper recycling accident. Despite what happened, he was amazingly optimistic and expressed gratitude that he still had his 2 hands. Changi General Hospital ("CGH") where he had his operation has set up a temporary system to help collect public donations on his behalf during his stay at CGH.

If you like to make a contribution, you can make a cheque to to "Changi General Hospital Pte Ltd". Please write a note indicating that the fund is for Mr Abu Bakar Evos, and to write down your name, NRIC number, contact number and mailing address so that CGH can send you an official receipt (non tax-exempted).

Please mail the cheque with note to:
Ms Chang Sook Mei
Assistant Director, Corporate Affairs Department
Changi General Hospital
2 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529889

Friday, November 23, 2007

Glam Shades

While I have been toying with the idea of getting another pair of shades to add variety to my current Mango avaiator shades, I have not been seriously looking out for them.
My colleagues and I were talking about our shades during a to-satisfy-my-junkfood-craving lunch at McDonald's today, so I just decided to peep at the Bottega Veneta ones after looking through the leather cuffs.
I simply love the first pair of brown gingham acetate shades! The 2nd pair with tiny butterflies on the frame are beautiful too (I do have some faint memory of seeing this pair a few months ago).

Bottega Veneta Cuffs

Just when I was on the look out for cuffs, I saw these Bottega Veneta ones in the Dec 2007 issue of Female. I love the color combination of red and black; the 2nd one from the top is my favourite!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Dresses for Blythe

Cutesy dresses from etsy for my Blythe. Handmade with pretty Mary Had a Little Lamb and Hansel & Gretel fabrics. Photos courtesy of etsy seller.
These are so lovely that I wish they were made in life size!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Silver Cuff

Last month, I saw this pretty and confident girl wearing a black dress walking along the street. However what caught my attention the most was this bright and shiny silver cuff on her arm and I have been obsessed since to look for a similar one.

This sleek Simon Sebbag contoured cuff is just perfect. So elegant and chic. Practically timeless.

Friday, November 16, 2007


This is probably an odd place for an entry like this, but someone's indomitable spirit touched me greatly and I needed to write it down.

Today's The Straits Times carried an article about a waste recyling firm worker Mr Abu Bakar Evos, an odd-job labourer from Sabah, Malaysia working in Singapore. He is married with 2 young children and with a third child on the way.

Mr Abu Bakar lost both his legs in an accident on Tuesday; his left leg could not re-attached after an operation attempt, while his right leg, which was badly mangled by a paper compactor had to be amputated.

Faced with this situation, Mr Abu Bakar said, "Thank God I still have my two hands."

Monday, November 12, 2007

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Isn't this the cutest coin purse ever? It's in the shape of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, a creation by David McKee. Elmer is cheerful and optimistic (which is what I really need now).

I'm shivering in my skin as I type this entry, been running a fever since a few days ago. I'm back with a short entry today as I just didn't want to leave you girls for too long :D .

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Creature Handphone Strap

After watching Lions for Lambs (which we liked) at Orchard Cineleisure, we strolled around the shops on the 3rd storey when I saw this cute handphone strap in one of the display cabinets. The creature is made from a white pvc material with silver glitter and has button eyes and a felt belly button. I love that it is wearing a peach colored necklace.

I love it but my boyfriend doesn't. But he bought it for me anyway. :D

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Miss Sixty Denim Overalls

Sherie read about my liking for the skinny suspenders look and was so nice to inform me about this pair of skinny denim jeans (with suspenders) which she bought from Miss Sixty. I'm sure she looks really gorgeous in them!

I promptly checked it out on Tuesday (while on leave and after a session at the gym, of course!) and loved the look so much I bought a pair as well.

I'm not inclined towards the gold flowy top worn by the model above and will pair it with a pair of ankle boots and a sleeveless top with red/white/black portraits ala Andy Warhol; the print of the sleeveless top is similar to the top in the photo below:

Flat abs needed for this look, I am now more motivated than ever to exercise off any excess. :D

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Damien Hirst Pill Charm Bracelets

Damien Hirst's limited edition 18K gold charm bracelets with 17 different casts of pills. An interesting take on the dichotomy of science and art. It's beautiful in a strange way, touching yet emotionally detached and cold. Made in limited editions of 10 pieces. Also available in silver below:

Damien Hirst is perhaps most famous for his controversial diamond encrusted skull, a life-size skull cast in platinum of an actual man who lived in circa 18th or 19th century and covered with more than 8,000 diamonds.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Colorful Heeled Sneakers

This is my first pair of sneakers in a long time. It looks like a flat-heeled pair of shoes but has hidden heels inside. I can look taller than I actually am. I like this sneaky pair of sneakers.

Bronze with gold highlights, crystals, sequins, embroidery aka the whole flamboyant works haha! The colors are so rich and some how reminds me of a peacock. The lamb-skin interior is very comfortable as well.

I'm pleased with this 5-minute done deal purchase from a small shop in International Plaza. I love the colors!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Elastic-band Wedges

I was on half-day leave this afternoon to run an errand with Mum. After completing our task, we went to Kinokuniya at Ngee Ann City to grab a couple of books. On the way there, we side-tracked into Pedder Red at Ngee Ann City and I bought this pair of elastic-band wedges which is so so comfortable to wear! I love the woody wedge and the criss-cross of the bands. This will be great for a casual day out with jeans or capris.

I run every Wednesdays with colleagues from Shenton Way to Marina South. Since today is an exception, I dutifully jogged around the neighbourhood in the evening. :D

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pink Leather Jacket

After a movie at Vivocity yesterday, we passed by the already closed-for-the-day Armani Exchange boutique when this pink leather jacket in the window beckoned at me. While it was lust at first sight for Ms Hyde, Dr Jekyll is asking herself where she can wear a leather and very pink jacket to, in warm and humid Singapore.

Leather Cuffs

Ever since I saw this Erickson Beamon patent leather cuff with black embellishment, I have been conveting it religiously. I'm not into the gaunt rock chick look but this patent leather accessory is so cool. I love the shape, the glossiness of the patent (my obsession with patent leather is working up again) and the contrast of the stones with the gold trimmings.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Gold Hello Kitty Poker Cards

The ultimate sign that Hello Kitty is getting into your head if you had rushed out to buy this (don't get me wrong, I like the cat with no mouth too, just not to this extent). Each Hello Kitty poker card is made from 0.73gms of 99.99% gold.

In his own words, here's "One Man's Life with Cute Overload".

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lace Up Oxfords

When I saw this pair of oxfords in the Bally's display window at Ngee Ann City last Saturday, I almost skipped into the boutique with delight. By some sheer imagination, parallax error and bad eyesight, I thought that the shoes displayed on a lower shelf in the window was a pair of low to mid- heeled oxfords (I have been looking for a mid-heeled pair for the past 2 months). I was sorely disappointed to realise in the boutique that it was actually a pretty high-heeled pair.

So stylish in cream and black color combination and in a patent and suede contrast, I was almost tempted to get them. However, I decided eventually to continue the search for a pair in a more moderate height. Even in the name of beauty, there is a limit as to how much "torture" my feet can take.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Alexander McQueen Gothic Clutch

Black patent leather mini hard box clutch from Alexandra McQueen with a gorgous Swarovski bejeweled skull clasp. Darkly romantic clutch to add a gothic style to your look. From net-a-porter. Love this.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Cassette Tapes Born Again as Ipod Nano Holders

Recycled audio cassette tapes as ipod nano holders, designed by contexture, a Canada-based design firm. 45ipodcases. Cool. I love the irony. Music through the ages.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

My Outfit Today

Wearing my 2 new gold and turquoise belts together with olive green ribbed pedal-pushers, black top with puffy sleeves (which a laundry shop wanted to charge me for dry-cleaning as a dress when it is too short for me as a dress!) and a pair of polka-dotted high-heeled sandals. Glam it up with my favourite SOOT bracelet.

Belt Up!

Without realising it, I bought 3 belts over the past 10 days, of which 1 is a brown elasticated Topshop look-alike from Chinatown. I did not realise that they were so similar until I visited Topshop Isetan the very same day. See the Topshop version below:Belts are so perfect for updating a wardrobe and creating a more fitted waistline. The other 2 belts are a gold PVC one with a square buckle and a turquoise one with a round buckle from Hitachi Towers. I could use them separately or belt them up together for a multi-color, multi-band look.

Some designer ones that I found online: I especially the gorgeous Missoni brown leather lattice belt with brass studs. It's so architecturally beautiful and simply stylish! I like this Fendi chunky ribbed belt with a large green stone too. It makes a simple black dress stand out in an elegant way:

From net-a-porter.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dr Seuss Tees

Dr Seuss' Cat in the Hat tees for nostalgic fun. The Cat in the Hat was so popular after its publication that the Cat became the logo for all subsequent Dr Seuss publication. I have a strong suspicion that my love of striped clothings came partly from the Cat's red and white striped Hat. Revolveclothing.