Spring 2015 brought some interesting new faces to the catwalk that made
us stop and take notice. Now that the craziness of Fashion Month is
over, we take a closer look at the top 10 model newcomers who graced the
runways this season.
Make life a long weekend. That’s what lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama is inviting you hardworking lot to do.
Earlier this afternoon, the American brand’s president and chief
operating officer Doug Wood officially announced the opening of
Singapore’s very first Tommy Bahama boutique. After a short speech and
the requisite champagne toast, Wood personally led an entourage
consisting of VIPs, the media and the auspicious lion dance to the
second level of Wisma Atria where the 1,900sq-ft store is situated.
To celebrate the opening, the Tommy Bahama team also threw a a cool
Cabana Fashion Show at the Tanjong Beach Club yesterday evening to an
impressed crowd filled with fashionsitas, celebrities and socialites.
There’s no better time than summertime to open shop here as we’re
busy clearing our schedule for a beach vacation. Check out its
holiday-chic apparel for women and for men that includes sportswear and
swimwear, as well as home and golf accessories.
After Singapore, Tommy Bahama will be taking the long weekend to Hong
Kong, Tokyo and Macau as part of its expansion plan in the Asean
What better way to celebrate National Day than to wear the country’s
colours? Singapore’s red and white are always in vogue, so there are
endless possibilities in coming up with trendy and fashionable outfits.
We’ve rounded up a couple of our favourite red and white looks to get
you started with yours.
You can start simple with a white tank top and red trousers accessorised with gold for a touch of luxe
Yes, we’ve all been there, SALE signs screaming out to us from practically every window dressing, convincing us we want
need this piece, only to have taken it home and found that it doesn’t
match anything in our existing wardrobe, and sometimes, doesn’t even
It’s the Great Singapore Sale again (yay!), and you’re bound to be
tempted. But at least this time you will be armed with our pointers that
will help you decide if you really need another pair of shoes or if you
absolutely must have yet another pair of printed trousers.
1. Make a list Before you hit the stores, go through your wardrobe and make a
list. Need a matching top for your maxi skirt, or that pair of coloured
jeans? It’s time to pick it up at the Great Singapore Sale. Missing a
classic LBD or leopard pumps? Make it your mission to find them in the
sale. Your list will keep you on track and focused.
2. Go with a budget Determine how much you are willing to spend on a particular
item and your shopping trip in total, and stick to it. Leave your credit
card behind and carry only cash. If buying that designer bag or the
pair of shoes means you have to eat instant noodles for the next month,
put it back. 3. Avoid shopping on weekends Weekend shopping often means stalking someone who has the piece
you want, long lines to the trial room and indifferent sales staff who
mouth “Sorry all sizes are displayed” on auto. Go on a Monday or Tuesday
afternoon/evening instead. Most people have finished shopping on the
weekend or are just getting into the work week, leaving you with empty
trial rooms and attentive staff.
4. Wear the right underwear This is important. With the right underwear on, you will get a
better idea of how the garment will fall, and look on you. Besides,
pretty underwear will just make you feel better under the harsh lighting
of the dressing room. 5. Check if it fits No, really, really fits. Not “If I hold my breath it does” or
“If I lose a couple of kilos it will”. If it doesn’t fit right when
you’ve tried it on, leave it. 6. Do the math It may be buy two get one free, but you are still spending for
two, which is possibly taking you over your budget. Indulge in these
deals only if it’s basics like t-shirts or socks or you’re shopping with
a friend. 7. Will it be an investment or an expense? Are you going to wear it five years from now? Or are you buying it to satisfy your trend itch? If you must have that lace dress or those tribal pants look for high street options that wont break the bank.
8. Consider the long-term expense Few people stop to read the care label. If it needs laundering
each time you wear it, it’s an added cost. And if you say you’re going
to hand wash it, just forget it. 9. Would you buy it at full price? If you absolutely love it and would be willing to buy it at
full price as well, it’s a keeper. But if you’re hesitating – even a
little bit – it’s best left there. 10. Stay true to your personal style If you’ve gotten through all of the above with the affirmative,
it’s time to ask yourself, “Does it match my personal style?” If you’re
all pretty dresses, lace and bows, that grungy tee you’re holding is
only going to be relegated to the back of your wardrobe. You know what
You would think Valentine’s Day is the most romantic holiday in the
year. But just like almost every other holiday, it can either be
remarkably delightful or utterly depressing. If being stuck with your
coupled up friends or being amidst overly affectionate strangers is too
much for you to bear this Valentine’s, just remember there are many
benefits to the single life. Instead of moping, embrace your
independence and celebrate Valentine’s Day fabulously unattached. Here
are some ways to spend Valentine’s Day for the single ladies.
Turn Valentine’s Day to a ‘I Heart Me Day’. Light some candles. Take a
long soak in the tub. Better still, book yourself into a spa. Start that
book you’ve been meaning to read, but still haven’t gotten around to.
You’ll be so refreshed and pampered you wouldn’t even remember the
Have a chocolate and champagne night
Who needs a heart-shaped box of chocolates when you can have a box of
Charbonnel et Walker (the pink champagne truffles are to die for) all to
yourself? Call a few of your similarly single friends over for a movie
marathon and spoil yourselves with some delicious popcorn with truffle
oil and a bottle of champagne. Nothing but the best for you.
Buy yourself a diamond ring
“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” says our girl Marilyn. And, often
more enduring than men, as well. Treat yourself to a right-hand ring
that symbolises opulence, independence, and success. These diamond rings
are trendy too. Choose from stackable rings, rings accented with
gemstones or intricate estate rings. Pay it forward
Sending love someone else’s way is probably one of the most fulfilling
gifts you can give another and yourself, regardless if it’s Valentine’s
Day or just any ordinary Friday. Whether you do something nice for a
close friend or your favourite charity, seeing a face light up from a
kind gesture, big or small, is priceless.
Gladiators are back, and we’re not talking about Olivia Pope and Co. either. These glamorous lace ups made their presence felt at critically acclaimed shows such as Valentino, Chloé and Fausto Puglisi in fresh new avatars. Wedged, embellished or washed in stone patterns, find out why you need a pair in your closet, stat.
Every now and then, fashion trends look to the past for inspiration. And this season, 70s aesthetics are making the biggest comeback of them all. But we’re not talking about grandma’s closet here. Labels like Jason Wu, Derek Lam, and Saint Laurent have all taken a leaf from four decades ago – but reworked the styles into something irresistibly unique to appeal to modern tastes. Take inspiration from these Spring Summer 2015 collections to add a subtle dose of nostalgia to your wardrobe.
You can’t discuss 70s trends without referencing bohemian silhouettes. The golden age of Woodstock gave way to softly flowing layers and floaty garments. At Chloé, however, bohemian looked anything but dated: the label’s maxi dresses showed off a flash of midriff and sexy-comfy thigh-high slits for the modern hippie.
If there were any doubts about Kendall making it as a true-blue fashion model, her second season on the runway will make anyone rethink those opinions. And make no mistake, the 18-year-old is downright serious about her high fashion career, going so far as to drop her last name reportedly in an effort to set her reality TV persona aside. “People didn’t want to take a chance on me, I think because I was sort of known,” she once shared in an interview. “They were a little bit on the fence about it,” she continued, referring to designers and labels she went to go-sees for. “Some people might think that what I’ve done before made it easier for me to get jobs, but it was actually a disadvantage. I had to work even harder.”
Well if the major shows she’s booked recently were any indication, it looks like those days are behind her. Kendall has finally gotten the nod of approval from an impressive number of designers and even from fashion critics, as she appeared quite prominently on the catwalks of the Big Four last month. Curious to see how she’s done so far? Here’s a round up of her finest appearances on the Spring Summer 2015 shows.