Ma-Ga giveaway

Events, Latest trends

Is it your lucky day?

You could be the winner of the stunning ‘BILLY BONES’ WATCH: BROWN STRAP & GOLD worth over $180!

StyleWithKate is hosting a giveaway for Ma-Ga London. This awesome British brand is known for their quality and attention to detail. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to get your hands on one of their most coveted item – the Billy Bones Watch.

What you have to do?

1. Follow @Ma_Ga_London on InstagramIMG_04052. Post a photo on Instagram and tag 5 of your friends

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3. Hashtag your post #MaGaLondon and #swkMaGa

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It is that easy!

Everyone is eligible to enter. As long as you live on Earth you can be the winner!

Try your luck in the next 4 weeks and by the end of October you could be taking those photos with the watch already on your wrist!

The winner will be announced on @stylewithkate on the 15th of October.

Good luck!

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How to become a Fashion Designer

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Always wanted to become a Fashion Designer?

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Now is the time to get yourself out there.

Harper’s Bazaar has just launched the third edition of Harper’s Bazaar Asia NewGen Award. A competition that brings together talented young people from across South East Asia to show off their designs to the world. 

What is at stake?

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Master’s Degree in Fashion and Luxury Brand Management at the prestigious Instituto Marangoni in London for 15 months, worth GBP26,700 (Approx. $56,430).

In addition, the first and second runner-up will also receive a three-week long crash course worth 3,800 EURO (Approx. $5,800) in either: Accessories Design/Milan Design Campus, Fashion Business/Paris Campus or Fashion Styling/London Campus.

And there are more perks!

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You will get a chance to showcase your collection in front of 700 people and judges during the Singapore Fashion Week. Yes, you read it right, you will be showing your collection during Singapore Fashion Week.

But that is not all

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You will get the chance to be mentored by some of the top names in fashion in the region, including Editor-in-Chief, Kenneth Goh, and Senior Fashion Editor, Windy Aulia, of Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore; Founder of Inverted Edge, Debra Langley; and Creative Director of Braun Büffel, Damiano Bella.

And that is still not all…

The winner and runners-up of the Singapore edition will get an opportunity get featured in Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore to share their designs and collection. The ultimate winner of the regional competition will also get his or her works published in all five editions of Harper’s BAZAAR (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam).

So don’t miss out

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This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get valuable time with the top experts in the Fashion Empire, get their feedback, exchange ideas and draw yet more inspiration from the experience.

Latest success story:

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In 2015, the winner of Harper’s Bazaar NewGen Award, Silvia Teh walked away with a scholarship for a master’s programme in Fashion and Luxury Brand Management at the renowned Istituto Marangoni. She also received a $10,000 cash sponsorship from Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore.

Silvia got to showcase her collection in one of Singapore’s renowned fashion malls, Scotts Square. Her designs are now selling at Inverted edge on level 1. Check them out!

I expect to see her designs in more boutiques, fashion magazines and blogs in the nearest future 🙂

Click here for How to Apply and Competition Details

And Good Luck!

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I love luxe

Events

Special Offers Update

See below for the special CODE

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Make Singapore 50th Birthday extra special with gorgeous presents for your loved ones or treat yourself!

FORZIERI just notified me of this amazing offer. What you get:

  • 20% off new collections
  • Free Shipping to Singapore
  • Easy returns
  • Great Prices
  • This offer is for Handbags, accessories, shoes and jewelry
  • Brands include Valentino, Sofie Hulme, Marni, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs and more

Hurry this offer is only available for 3 days!

Expires Friday July 31st at midnight EST.

You VIP code is 756D91

Happy 50th Birthday Singapore!

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CFDA Awards 2015 Report

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Kim Kardashian’s fire emergency aside, this year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards was full of fashion inspiration and sartorial surprises. Celebrating the very best of fashion design, the CFDA Awards this year did not fail to amaze and to provoke a deeper love for the industry and it’s creative minds.

But before we get to the awards part of the evening,let me bring you some choice red carpet snaps of my personal picks for best dressed.

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Kim’s grommeted Proenza Schouler gown was undoubtedly one of the most memorable looks of the night. Those feathered shoulders brushed a candle at some point during the night, but luckily Pharrell was there to lend a hand. Wanna know more? Check Kim K.’s Instagram.

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Gotta love Natasha Poly‘s sexy take on red carpet glamour.

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Monique Lhuillier and Michelle Monaghan are picture perfect. Classic black and elegant gold, I love it!

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Julianna Margulies’ metallic gown is alluring and is just the right amount of sheer. Gotta love Michael Kors‘ black suit too, a menswear classic staple.

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Zachary Quinto‘s sophisticated tuxedo looks even more amazing beside Gigi Hadid‘s blingy and youthful take on the 70s with her gilded jumpsuit.

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I am simply dying over Emmy Rossum‘s LBD! It’s simply stunning and has the right details into it.

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Style maven Miroslava Duma is excellent at dressing for her frame. This mini dress with intricate embroidery is a refreshing ensemble and is so fashion forward.

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Leandra Medine from famed blog, Man Repeller, took her quirky sense of style to the CFDA Awards, and it was terrific! Love the bandana on her wrist!

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Katharine McPhee took a definite sartorial risk in her long vest and trouser look, and it definitely paid off.

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DJ and It Girl Harley Viera Newton and designer Cynthia Rowley look printastic in these babydoll shift dresses. The prints are retro yet modern.

Which looks did you love? There were just so many good ones! Red carpet glamour and jaw-dropping fashion aside, the other great part of events is all those memorable quirky moments before the show, during the show, and after it. What better way to take a peek into the full CFDA experience than through Instagram? Here are my favorite Insta snaps from the night.

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Chrissy Teigen‘s wardrobe malfunction had her date Stuart Weitzman coming to her rescue. Phew, that was a close call. She looks adorable in this Insta snap though!

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I love this funky nail art! Guess whose these David Bowie tips belong to? Blogger Chiara Ferragni, of course! Screen shot 2015-06-04 at 12.17.46 AM

Makeup check! Everyone has to check their beauty look before stepping out, right? Aren’t you just in love with her fresh faced look?

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Victoria Beckham is oozing elegance as she is escorted by fashion industry insider Hamish Bowles. Still working it even in the rain.

And now, onto the winners! All the winners were movers and shakers that definitely deserved the awards they received. Each one of these designer’s unique vision has shaped the industry and the fashion world.

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Shayne Oliver,the designer behind hip and happening brand Hood By Air, won the Swarovski Award for Menswear.

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If you haven’t heard of Mansur Gavriel, you’re not a true fashionista. The covetable minimalist bucket bags from the brands are must-haves for It girls everywhere. Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur, the creatives behind the brand, won the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.

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Kanye West presented Pharrell Williams with the Fashion Icon Award. He completely deserves it. His recent collaboration with Adidas is proof of his design acumen and style savvy.Screen shot 2015-06-04 at 12.27.43 AM

The night wouldn’t be complete without a Betsey Johnson split. The fun and forever young designer won the night’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and stayed true to her playfulness by repeatedly breaking out her splits throughout the night.

I hope you had as much fun as I had looking through all the fashion and Insta-worthy moments from the CFDA Awards. Until next year!

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Singapore Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham

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This year’s closing show was Victoria Beckham AW15, with her favourite refined silhouettes, amazing fabrics and modern feel.  

I am sure everyone already knows all this so I am going to let the video I took speak for itself. 

Victoria Beckham show inside the Tent@Orchard:

And for those who were expecting VB to take a few steps on the runway:

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Harpers Bazaar New Gen

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When it comes to deciding what to do on a Monday night, I don’t usually get too excited. Monday night comes with low expectations, lots of emails to sort through and a feeling of weekend being very far away…

Well not this week!

I had spent my Monday night with an SG50 sign in one hand and a champagne flute in the other meeting the winners of the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia new Generation Fashion Designer Award and celebrating Singapore’s 50th Anniversary. 

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Here are some shots of the winner collections, which you can still view right now with our own eyes in Scotts Square. So head down to Scotts Square before the 3rd of May to check it out!

Lionel Low

Monochrome has never been so complex and daring: mesh, huge cut outs, pleats and more come together in Lionel’s collection.

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Benjamin Neo

It is all about the shape and graphics in Benjamin’s collection. Those glasses Benjamin wears must be 4 dimensional 🙂

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Silvia Teh

And the Winner of Harper’s BAZAAR Asia new Generation Fashion Designer Awards – Silvia Teh. Silvia gives you very flattering shapes with awesome graphics. 

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Our winners with Bazaar Singapore Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Goh(on the left)

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Many thanks to Harpers Bazaar Singapore, Scotts Square, Kenneth Goh, Joelyn Ho and Grace Chua for organising and hosting this wonderful event!

To read what Harpers Bazaar Singapore has to say about this event click here.

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