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Hello my lovelies!
If you’ve been to London, you would have probably visited the UK Topshop Flagship Store @ Oxford Circus – four massive floors of fashion heaven. Besides the rows of apparels, accessories, shoes etc., the nail salon, hair salon and the EAT cafe probably caught your attention as well. So inspired by their UK Topshop Flagship Store’s ideals in creating a more interesting and fulfilling shopping experience, Topshop Singapore will be playing host to six local lifestyle brands who will be doing pop-ups within the basement space of the Topshop Flagship Store Knightsbridge over the next few weeks.
The first of the Spring pop-ups was with Papa Palheta and I was very lucky to be asked to cover the launch event a few days ago.
Charlie & Weish graced the event with their lovely voices. I know of many local vocal talents, but Charlie and Weish are probably two of the best in my opinion. When they started to sing, everyone’s heads turned and for those few minutes of song, they had the attention of the whole store. I, personally, was spellbound.
There were so many people who attended the launch… and obviously most of them being fashionistas! I loved this girl’s beanie, dress and Dr Mart’s combi – casual and chic.
Brightly colored hair. I love. I wish I could have. Sighs.
Really liked the prints on this guy’s sweater. Who said Singaporean guys don’t know jack about dressing up?!
I’m so sorry if you missed out on the pPp x Topshop pop-up that ended just this past Sunday. However, not to worry though, there are 5 more pop-ups!
If you did make it for the pPp x Topshop pop-up and managed to get the first stamp on your Spring Pop Ups $30 Topshop shopping card from them, don’t forget to take it along every time you drop by!
Can’t wait for the next one! xx
10 years ago, during one of our catchups, one of my best friends, Cheryl, told the rest of us how smitten she was with a guy in her class she met on the first day of junior college. 10 years later, in the same place they first laid eyes on each other, Ryan and Cheryl said their “I do”s.
Cheryl being the youngest, is the baby of our sisterhood. She’s also the sweetest and the most forgiving of the lot of us. Not to mention, has the most adorable trait of saying the darnest things, always making us laugh when we least expect it. Ryan is definitely one lucky guy to have and to hold her as his wife, for the rest of their lives together. But of course, Cheryl is lucky to have him too. Ryan is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. For the past 10 years, he’s been a very loving boyfriend, always holding her hand through good and bad times. And I’m sure this will not change, and that their love for each other will only grow stronger.
To my dearest friends, Ryan and Cheryl, Congratulations! Now I can finally officially call you Mr & Mrs Chia every time we meet up! Oh and P.S. You should know who to call upon to be Godma to your first child! *cough*
Cheryl had asked me to do up a dessert table for the day. Her theme was an English inspired wedding, hence the red, white and blue trimmings here and there. My friend Justin baked the irresistible treats while Jeanette helped me with the styling. While I did like the picture I had of the table in my mind prior to the day… it turned out even more beautiful than I expected it to be. Thank you Justin and Jeanette!
This is me, cutting the cake because no one else dared to. hahaha…
Quite proud of the flower arrangements in the bottles that the other ladies and I made the day before. Obviously, I was the dictator who at first was quite particular making sure flower was sitting at the right height and the ribbons tied and trimmed to the same length… but halfway through, with only one hour of sleep the night before, I gave up being annoying and let the girls do their thing… and how awesome everything turned out. It’s quite clear to me now that if I was getting married, I would be a total bridezilla… a very scary one. LOL. Oh well… ^_^
Anyways, Congratulations once again my dear friends! Love you both very much! Looking forward to the dinner at the end of the year! xx
Sew Searching is an exhibition about rejecting mass production. It features handmade plush toys and lifestyle products by local crafter, Sandy Ng of ‘Cookie Cutter’, and is curated by Yanda of ‘Do Not Design’.
In the face of cloned mails, machine regurgitated products and a prescribed route of convention, one treads a path fraught with challenges, when one does not want what many others do. This exhibition seeks to gather like-minded people to witness a journey of searching and the fruits of this search. It is an attempt to keep alive a creative community independent of huge corporations. We also hope to reshape how people consume and interpret handmade.
The exhibition will showcase plush toys, cushions, bags etc. culminated after 3 years of soul searching, exploring and trying. They feature detailed handiwork as well as original and quirky designs which are the physical manifestations of a soul gradually freeing itself from the reins of convention while learning to imagine like a child. Each item is individually crafted out of a small workroom of a residential space. They are a form of self-expression and a way someone kept her head afloat the tsunami of commercialistion sweeping across our society. This theme of searching is also reflected in the installation of the exhibition, where a forest-like ambience is created with the use of branches.
Additionally, the exhibition features collaborations with 7 local creatives who share our cause. Larry Peh of &Larry, Eeshaun, Kenny Leck of BooksActually, Jeremy Sherma, Holycrap, MessyMsxi and Darren Lee of Uniform each gave their own spin to a blank plush toy, to be showcased exclusively at the exhibition.
18 January 2013, 5pm to 7pm
19 – 26 January 2013, 1pm to 8 pm
Math Paper Press Office, 62 Neil Road Singapore 088833
(Admission is free)
More information at their facebook page.
Hello everyone! Christmas is here, which means, it’s the time of giving! While most of us are busy shopping for gifts, why not do something special this year and make your presents instead!
Create one-of a kind unique gifts for friends and family with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Everyone needs a little bling in their lives, especially this time of year! So this is your excuse to get creative and go over the top to make everything sparkle and shine with Swarovski!
Want to see what I made and how I made my gifts? Watch my tutorial video below!
Hope you enjoyed the video and maybe was able to pick up some tips on how you can start creating your style with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS too! Honestly, I can’t believe how little time I took to make each item in that video! It was easy and quick yet the finished results were amazing! Let me show u a close up of some of my favorite pieces!
I’m super happy with this sweater! This was the first thing I wanted to make when I laid eyes on the sew-on elements. It’s even prettier than what I imagined in my head.
The Rose Peach…. such a nice color. To be honest, I always thought SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS were too bling for me, but there are some colours that in small amounts, make a simple design look 10000 times more intriguing!
And my other favourite colour, the Denim Blue. It’s metallic hue makes it a little more edgy and raw. It’s also a little masculine so I’m sure guys won’t mind a little bling on their gifts!
You saw how I embellished these moustaches on these tee-shirts and now would like to give them to you! The tee-shirts come in a set, one guy’s tee (M) and one girl’s tee (XS, but fits a local S). One for your boy, and one for you! All you have to do is leave a comment below! It’s that simple! One lucky winner will be chosen on 10th of January! Good luck!
Last but not least, keep in eye out on my blog as well the CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS facebook page for updates on the Workshop coming up on the 13th of January at Sculpture Square! A professional as well as myself, will be there to show you how to make your own creations with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS! It’s free and you can take home your creations! Most definitely not to be missed. Hope I’ll get to see you there!
I wish I had taken more photos at the Christmas Pop Up Store…. All the stalls were amazing! The most inspiring market in Singapore ever! Too bad it only happens once a year… but then again, maybe that’s what makes it so special. I, however, did make time to stop by Nong Jia Nu‘s stall… I had the opportunity to drop by her house and view the interior from her doorway and if you liked her stall/mini exhibition, you would love her house. I want her “wonderland”house!
This wedding deserves an award for the most beautiful wedding in Singapore ever. ever. ever. Maybe some people might disagree, but it is definitely the loveliest wedding I’ve been to so far. The set-up looked like one of those overseas weddings you see on blogs like 100 layer cake. My dream wedding much?
The decor was done by Wonderland, which I sort of guessed the moment I saw the place. It was whimsical, fun and sweet… Just like their shop along Haji Lane. Can you tell I’m a big fan of their work? I got a chance to meet and get to know Melissa, the genius behind Wonderland. I was secretly swooning inside.
The couple has such good taste! I heard that the beautiful bride, Joy, did quite a lot of her own decorations as well, including these pom pom with doilies hanging down from them.
How cute are these drink dispensers! I need to have them too!
Joy also had these tree stumps custom made for the wedding… I’m hoping I can buy them from her! *fingers crossed*
A photo booth!! Never did I think I’d see one of these set-up at a wedding locally!
Are all the to-be-brides out there, feeling inspired?
So what exactly was I doing at the wedding? I was not that lucky to be a guest, but lucky enough to contribute to the wedding! My friend Justin and I, made a 2-tier, 5 layers per cake, ombre rose cake. It was our first time doing it this size and fortunately for us, it came together pretty well. We had to assemble the cake there and then, in fear of the lower tier getting mushed. With so many people watching, it was a little nerve wrecking! We managed to finish just in time before the bride and groom walked in. *phew*
We also made meringue cookies and oreo cookies for the special day! Thank you Joy, Jill and Wei Teng for this opportunity! It was such a lovely wedding and I’ll never forget it! xx
Hello lovelies! If you’re going to be in the Serangoon Gardens area this Saturday, please drop by my stall at John’s Premium Market. I’m sharing the space with my friend Justin who will also be serving up some delicious offerings too! ( Well technically it’s his stall and he was kind enough to give me a little space. Thank you Justin! ) My bakelist include a cinnamon caramel cake, cinnamon rolls, passion fruit orange loaf cake, double chocolate muffins, flourless chocolate cake, my all-time favourite carrot cake and more! Hope to see you there! xx
Fun fact: Did you know that a few years back, I aspired to be a wedding planner? I really enjoy decorating and styling tables which is probably quite obvious with a few of the table set-ups I have done for bake sales and such. My collection of cake stands, trays and other table decor is always growing. I can’t help it, I love pretty things.
This past weekend, I was very lucky to be asked by Sylvia to do a dessert table for her solemnization party. She and her hubby, Guang Lin held it at their newly bought apartment which oozed a cozy, vintage charm. The moment I stepped into their house, “my dream house” popped into my head.
(sorry for the blurry photos. eeps)
The happy couple.
The table I bought along with me was quite a small one. Thankfully, most of the things managed to fit onto the table quite nicely and placement was done exactly as I had imagined in my head.
I had bought these vintage paper bride/groom toppers a while back and had been dying for the opportunity to use them. I giggled for quite a while when I stuck them on the cinnamon rolls because I was pretty darn pleased at myself for buying them on a whim.
I’m a sucker for flowers and flower arrangements. While I personally hate receiving flowers, I love buying them and arranging them in their little vases and placing them all over the house. Flowers are always so pleasing to the eyes and make people feel happy, don’t you think? Then there were the bags of cookies! I love that they had little windows so you can see what’s in the bag and while I might have gone overboard with my usage of paper doilies, I think they were absolutely necessary in the overall look! As you can kinda tell, I had a lot of fun with this!
If you’d like to see more photos, you can view the facebook album here.
Congratulations once again Guang Lin and Sylvia! You guys make a really cute couple! And thank you so much for letting me do this! xx