Archive for the ‘Fashion Maniac’ Category

9th August 2011 marks our Nation’s 46th birthday! Whether you’ll be catching the National Day Parade ‘live’ or the amazing fireworks at the Marina Bay area, soak in the celebratory atmosphere and don that birthday outfit for our Motherland!

While we dress from head to toe in RED and WHITE, how many of you will be playing up your nails with our flag? Take a leaf out of this adventurous blogger and the forlorn supporter of Prince William!

Image: Shayries RadioFm Groupmails

Here’s wishing Singapore, our homeland:

Happy Fantabulous Birthday! May peace, love and happiness prevail this island, and may the leaders continue to strive and deliver the very best for its people ❤ 🙂

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The www, is well, world-wide and that makes the blogosphere essentially boundary-less with infinite possiblities.

So, i was surfing, clicking, reading and clicking somemore and chanced upon some awesome reads. Hope you’ll enjoy their posts like I did – happy reading 🙂

What I Wore

Starting off as a fashion designer, Jessica Quirk found herself focusing much on her daily outfits, and that sparked the idea of monetizing her site which primarily showcased her everyday fashion. With 3yr old What I Wore, Jessica has recently launched her first book (What I Wore: Four Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes for Personal Style) a few days back! Definitely an inspiration to those chasing their dreams and/or planning to blog full time!

Gala Darling

If you read her articles, you’ll know that this fiesty, energizer bunny radiates 101% positivity for life and self-love. From crazy site traffic, to giving speeches at events, as well as being featured in print publications such as The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph and Cosmopolitan, nothing’s gonna stop this multi-hyphenated Gala Darling! With a book in Podcast format (Love & Sequins) under her belt, she shares inspirational and motivataional reads on being a woman and surviving the modern world!

This busy mum of 3 has her hands full and even set time to dive into the kitchen to whip up yummy food for the family. The motivational factor for Katie’s blog is NOT (surprise, surprise!) her love for cooking but because at that time she was at a loss with her “self”. Having enjoyed writing throughout her studies, starting Chaos in the Kitchen became 2nd nature and soon, everyday fuzz like cooking or washing for the family, turned into creative posts and recipes sharing! Kudos to her!


Full-time photographers, Todd and Diane, share their adventures on food, photography, cooking, travel and their garden blooms (yes, freshly grown in their own garden – how nice!) at White On Rice Couple. Professionally captured shots adorn the simple site, and you’re on your way to a droolsome journey with their multi-cultural recipes which you could whip up at home! Time to put on my kitchen gloves… 🙂

The brainchild of a group of twntysmthg from Singapore, this new magazine-style site tackles all-things Singapore, ranging from Mama Shops to bus stops. With topics foraying into segments such as 1,000 Ways to Die, that’s an indicator to tell if you belong in this generation 😉 Keep going, you guys! Proud to discover this up-and-coming gem!

Yours truly, twntysmthg/f/SG.

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While brands and companies are gearing up for Autumn, let’s soak up the Sun and continue basking in its golden glory!

From makeup to fashion and overall wellbeing, enjoy the breeze of the lowdown for Summer-loving! 🙂

Delight in Sparkling Freshness with L’Occitane Limited Edition Sun Verbana.

Dry Lux T and Camisole

UNIQLO‘s Dry Lux Padded Scoop Neck T-Shirt and Padded Camisole with dual-layered LUX Pads for maximum comfort.
(S$14.90, U.P.$24.90, till 14 Jul)

PINK is the new black this season – glide on lips or dress up in this girly shade! Flaunt it like Kate Bosworth does 😉

Cotton On Body

Don’t you just lurve COTTON ON? These comfy crops are a dream to be in. Throw on an oversized tee and you’re ready!

This cute retro piece is such a lovely number for work and play. Grab great deals at the ASOS sale now! The early bird catches the worm, so scoot over to get your hands on those great bargains.

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Threadbare & Squirrel celebrated their 1st Anniversary yesterday with a cozy private affair at their outlet. With its no-frills and thoughtfully designed space, look out for stylish outfits, handcrafted leather pieces of wallet, clutches and even organizers. Carefully chosen for their exclusivity and uniqueness, bags and notesbooks also found at this 2nd level store.

Welcoming PAEZ shoes into its family makes it a double reason to celebrate! With the official launch of PAEZ (female), the Argentine brand adds a fresh burst of prints and colours in the shop, allowing shoppers to pick out an entire oufit from top to toe.  


Threadbare & Squirrel
43A Haji Lane, 2nd Storey
Singapore 189 236
t: 6396 6738
e : info@threadbareandsquirrel.com
FB: Threadbare & Squirrel

PAEZ Shoes Singapore

e: info@paezsingapore.com
FB: PAEZ Shoes Singapore

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With the hot blasts of sunshine and floods of rainfall (pun, intended), the blazing temperatures look set to stay for quite awhile. With bursts of colours in Spring/Summer collections by fashion houses, let’s get ready to shine!


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From school shoes to sneakers, we’ve had our experiences with laces.  With the spurt in trend focus on skater shoes (late ’90s – millenium), at least one pair of such has landed in our shoe collection.

Recalling the days where we used to convert the laces style into that with no ribbons (we tucked the ends into the school shoes, usually a US Masters or Converse 😉 ) Those white stringy ones for school days were probably one of our first encounters. Then came those fancy ones with bright neon colours, prints (e.g. leopard preens!) and cute smiley faces and sorts. With all the rage in laces, let’s take a look at the 21 fancy ways to create different looks with your fancy laces and stylish shoes (thanks to Puma!) – not limited to sneakers 😛

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With the burgeoning numbers of entrepreneurs, I’ve realised that quite a few of my personal friends have started to foray into business too. Amazingly, in varied areas of interest too! Go on, and share the links with your friends as well!
*Psst: In no particular order. Do note that this is not a paid advertorial; just a simple gesture to feature them as a little support from a friend 🙂


1) For the Lastest Style News & Customised Fashion: StreetStylista.com

You might already know, this talented lady was entrusted with the royal task of the creation of my solemnization dress with her golden fingers! Back then, I might have possibly been the first client, and now, merely by word of mouth, she is now the go-to lady for many brides-to-be. With her unique style, Audrey keeps her eyes peeled on the fashion landscape and pursues her passion, translating sketches into wearable pieces. Street Stylista

And if you have missed out my previous article or snapshots of the lovely dress I wore, hop over here. For customization enquiries or other assignments, please contact Audrey: street.stylista@gmail.com 🙂

2) For Gourmet Cuppa & Wholesome Sandwiches: JOE & DOUGH

The 2 owners behind Joe & Dough are long-time sweethearts. With the man, a trained barista who was pursuing his studies in Aussie back then, he developed immense interest in coffee, and the dream to own a cafe was a natural next step. Initially, he started a co-business with another ex-biz partner, and eventually, decided to rope in his gf, D, to start up Joe & Dough. Now, with 2 outlets under their belt, Joe & Dough looks set to reach greater heights, and charming the palates of the working crowd at Hitachi Towers, as well as the folks who stream to Suntec City.

How could anyone resist that? Seriously.

Using premium Arabica coffee beans, coupled with the bistro’s trained baristas who conjure up cute coffee art, we’re won over! Even their sandwiches, cakes and biscuits have captured the hearts of many! Clearly evident, they have also earned a Top 10 placing by Standard Chartered, presented by HungryGoWhere.com – awesome! Join “Joe & Dough” on Facebook now.

3) For Convenient Shopping Without Stepping Out: AshburyMall.com

Entering AshburyMall.com is akin to stepping into your BFF’s walk-in wardrobe, neatly categorized into clothes, accessories, gadgets and even knick-knacks for your paw friends & more! With its extensive range of fashion, there’s an outfit for everyday of the week without having to smash the piggy bank. Its user-friendly interface allows customers to navigate smoothly, and even friends overseas can simply click away to order with a piece of mind, with its secure payment partner, PayPal and credit cards.

Business owner, Winnie, started this business in 2010, and garnered over 25,000 fans in a span of 6 months via Facebook (Search: Ashburymall.com). Barely a year old, AshburyMall has already earned legions of fans in Singapore and overseas, even capturing the attention of the media too. With the OLs and younger generation in mind, AshburyMall organizes the AshburyMall Model Search on a monthly basis, and offers the winner a portfolio, providing the aspiring model a hands-on experience on life as a fashion model. Happy shopping, peeps!

*On a personal note, Winnie has just welcomed a set of triplets into her family (congrats!) and is now managing diaper-changing and feeding times, on top of this business (the model search is on a hiatus at the moment). Side-track: To find out more about her adventure with her set of “ABC”, click here.

4) For Oh-So-Stylish Notebooks, Journals & Write Stuff: A Notebook A Day

Allyson is known for her sponteniety and fun-someness! With endless creative juices like her fuel, her previous experience in handmade jewellery was an exciting adventure, so there’s no stopping her in sharing these awesome cutesy stuff on stationery. Brownie points! Who wouldn’t love a change from the boring yellow paper pads? Imported globally, quality and variety are top on the list. Get updates on new arrivals on Facebook @ A Notebook A Day. You’ve been warned! 😛

Curious Owl Journal - I love the cute (chubby) owl!

Anna Sui Flight of Fancy Journal - Filled with gorgeous Anna-esque full coloured illustrations, it's every fashionista's must-have!

Bon Voyage Mini Journal – it was sold out when this article was published. Do write to Ally if you’d like to have this!

5) For Comfy Laidback Footwear: PAEZ shoes

With each pair delicately handmade by the people of Argentine, PAEZ has gained a cult following since its first appearance in Argentina in 2007. Finally, it has landed on our sunny shores, and made possible by H and friends 🙂 With its quality materials meant for comfy walking, choose from the different designs to suit any personality! For more news and updates, join PAEZ Singapore on Facebook!
Exclusively available in May 2011 at…
* LeftFoot @ The Cathay
* InFamous @ VivoCity & Mandarin Gallery
* Peacock Orange (Men) @ Haji Lane
* Threadbare & Squirrel (Women) @ Haji Lane .

Even popular footballer Diego Forlan wears PAEZ Shoes! Nice accessory - the shoes, not the lady! 😉

These caught my eyes:

From the Stamped series - love the prints! They just look so comfy, dont they?

From the Monte series - Happy colours totally rocks! Need we say more?

From the Monte series - nice, simple and goes great with most outfits!

All the best, my dear friends! The road ahead might be challenging but fret not, and take this excellent opportunity in growing and learning along the way. Sweet success is yours for keeps, so continue to dream big and work hard! *big hugs*

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