Singapore Fashion Week 2015

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Mark the date on your calendar Singapore fashion lovers, May 13-17 is Singapore Fashion Week. In its 8th year of celebrating Asian and global fashion design talent, Singapore Fashion Week or #SGFW puts the spotlight on current trends and innovative designs.



Carolina Herrera, Roberto Cavalli, Hussein Chalayan, Prabal Gurung, Zac Posen, Peter Pilotto, Erdem, Angela Missoni, Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared and Roland Mouret are some of the names that have graced the catwalk of Singapore Fashion Week, a testament to their great partnership with the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America ). Yes, this is a prestigious event that is a must-attend for anyone and everyone that loves fashion and style. You simply cannot beat the proximity and access to world-class talent and exciting fashion you can get from this event.


This season, Diane Von Furstenberg will be kicking off the fashion festivities for Singapore Fashion Week. Victoria Beckham will be the closing show during this 5-day fashion extravaganza. Aside from these prominent designers, you should also expect a lot of Asian talents sending their creative visions down the runway. Australian designer Dion Lee and established Singapore labels like Dzojchen, Ong Shunmugam, Elohim, Exhibit, ALT by Curated Editions, and Collate The Label are the other illustrious names that will grace the runway. Other noteworthy events to watch out for are: Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Generation Fashion Designer Award 2015, La Salle Graduate Fashion Show 2015,  and the Star Creation Capsule Collection. These last 3 events that I mentioned will showcase up-and-coming talent that is sure to make a mark in the Singapore fashion scene.

Check out the full Singapore Fashion Week Schedule here28

To check out some of my photos from last years event click here.

Be sure to include the hashtag #SGFW when uploading your fashion week snaps to social media. This will make you a part of the fashion fun! See you there!


Emmy Awards 2014 Red Carpet: The Best and The Worst

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The best thing about award shows? All the red carpet fashion, of course. Watching Hollywood in a fashion frenzy, observing trends, and seeing the hottest stars duke it out on the red carpet to see who comes out on top of best dressed lists are all what makes award shows so exciting for fashion fiends like us.

The red carpet is all about high glam and wowing the crowd with designer gowns, shiny bling, and well-chosen beauty looks. This year’s Emmy Awards was no exception. Stars sashayed down the red carpet in style and we excitedly watched from our TV screens. Red was the color of the night, and there was a wealth of plunging necklines, white gowns, and metallics too. Read on for more of my personal picks for best dressed and worst dressed on the red carpet.

Best Dressed


Sarah Hyland makes a strong case for crop tops with halter necklines in this Christian Siriano look  that is both age-appropriate and cocktail chic.

Champagne gowns are usually a safe bet and a tad bit overdone on the red carpet, but Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling gives this Zuhair Murad beaded halter gown a dose of trendy style with a crystal ear cuff. Bravo, Taylor.

January Jones stood out from the sea of red dresses, and avoided looking like the red carpet itself, in this gorgeous Prabal Gurung creation.The textured quality of this jacquard fabric places it a cut above the rest, and her choice of footwear is superb. Those strappy black heels give the look its much needed edge.


The captivating digital print on this Peter Som gown is a refreshing and modern look for Modern Family star, Julie Bowen.


One of the most distinctive and sophisticated looks on the red carpet, Michelle Dockery impresses in this Rosie Assoulin frock. The petal like chest detail done in pale pink, royal blue, and apple green is exquisite.

Lizzy Caplan looked like she belonged at the top of the A-list in this Donna Karan Atelier stunner. This look is proof that black need not be boring.


Amy Poehler opted for a design from up-and-coming Irish designer Don O’Neill, and her choice definitely paid off. This metallic, art deco inspired number is red carpet diva at its finest.


Kerry Washington proves that Prada is a girl’s best friend in this unexpectedly sophisticated and intensely striking orange gown.

Julia Roberts wears an embellished Elie Saab mini and achieved red carpet royalty status sans a floor length gown. The navy color of this ensemble is perfection.

Worst Dressed


Great beauty look, and great color. But Mayim Bialik commits a major fashion faux pas with a gown that looks more like a costume than an awards show dress.

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Admittedly, the ombre color of the skirt is beautiful. However, the bob and the makeup and the white button down are all sartorial mistakes. Sorry, Lena Dunham, this look is a disaster.


Laura Prepon’s messy looking hair tendrils and awkward origami-like neck embellishment are not helping the already unfortunate and dated gown she’s wearing.


The bold pink and red combined with layers of tulle on Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s dress is too saccharine and looks too much like an old prom dress.

Christina Hendricks usually looks va-va-voom on the red carpet, but she disappoints with a gown that has unflattering ruching and borderline tacky gold applique.

Oh Sarah Paulson, I have no words. The overdose on tulle and red dots is not working at all.

Mindy Kaling scores a miss on the red carpet. The metallic details are current and chic, but the empire waist is so last year.

This is champagne gone wrong, the color and sheen just washes out Katherine Heigl.

Who are your picks for the best and worst dressed at the Emmy Awards? Let me know!

All Images from Eonline


Audi Fashion Festival

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Hi readers,

Last week was a truly eventful week thanks to the Audi Fashion Festival. I was lucky enough to attend the opening show by Prabal Gurung, the closing show with Oscar De La Renta as well as the Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Generation show.

And what a week it has been!

It was a fantastic opportunity to be able to attend the shows of the famous designers, however the show by the young upcoming designers inspired me most.

The diversity of the Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Generation show was truly amazing. It is rare that you get to see several different collections in a row one after another. It was also nice to watch some short introductions from the young designers and really understand the story behind the collections.

Without a doubt, all of the collections were inspirational and all of the young designers deserve a lot of credit for creating such wonderful looks.

Here are the best looks from each collection:

The first one up was Peggy Hartanto from Indonesia with her “Unseen” Collection.

This wonderful collection felt very light and feminine. It has followed the flower print trend that was popular with the designers like Alice + Olivia in this Summer 2014 season. It was a predominantly romantic collection with an edge achieved by pairing those delicate flowers with a long black skirt with a high slit or a pair of white pants from boyfriends wardrobe.





Teresa Lim from Singapore. Her collection was entitled “Lenina Gone Wild”.

A very fun, bold collection based on various prints of the designer-invented character she called Lenina. These fantastic illustrations, having moved from paper to material, create a very youthful and sporty look. Cheeky!



Wiruwan Nhuyung from Thailand presenting “En Garden”.

This beautiful collection by a young Thai designer boasts romanticism and femininity. At first glance, it seems to be flowers all round, but those pieces are made from some very abstract shapes. The reason why they resemble flowers is most likely due to the pastel colours used throughout. I really liked the metallic heels. It is a great choice for the outfits as they add that edginess to an otherwise very girly collection.



Sean Loh from Malaysia with “A Thousand Kisses Deep”.

The image that this collection has painted in my head is of a beautiful Japanese woman who has a dark intimate secret. She is drowning in the sea of emotions and cannot keep the secret any longer, yet something is stopping her from revealing it to the world…





Yahn Adams from Singapore with his collection “My Asylum”

There are definitely no secrets in this collection by a young Singaporean. The collection has a very distressed feel and if I had to describe it in three words, I would say “war and chemical weapons”. Starting from the rather unusual head accessory – the gas mask and concluding with blood stains all over the outfits and chains, this collection isn nothing but ordinary. The materials used to make these outfit are also far from the norm and include metal, plastic (or film material) and presumably air filters. Fun times!




Jatupong Metula from Thailand with ” The Whispering”

This collection is certainly not short on bling. Every outfit has a shiny feature, whether it is beads, crystals or studs. Most of the silhouettes are powerful and manly and the outfits remind me of what the Mongols would wear. Those padded shoulders have a definite mongolian/gorgian/armenian feel. It must be from somewhere in that region! Overall, loving the ethnic prints and crazy capes!






Sheila Agatha Wijaya from Indonesia. “Moonshine”

“Moonshine” is a very elegant collection. It boasts flowy and feminine silhouettes. It has a very calm style. It is not screaming anything and relies entirely on the woman’s personality. That is what is going to make those pieces truly shine – the woman within.



Last but not least Harvee Kok from Malaysia with “Bipolarity”

“Bipolarity” is another collection that kept all the outfits in greyscale. A lot of the pieces seemed “borrowed” from the men’s wardrobe and make the models appear very masculine. It is not the first time a designer has used that old trick, but I have to say that it does go in line with the current love for sporty masculine looks. And it has to be said – that is one gorgeous sweatshirt!