What happened in Berlin?

What happened in Berlin?

Historically, I don’t think doctors were ever considered a stylish bunch. Perhaps people were more focused on them curing various ailments and diagnosing illnesses. But for whatever reason, I find myself repeatedly drawn to the ‘doctor bag’ shape. That, and backpacks. Maybe the common thread is an inherent utilitarianism about the design. Whatever it is, […]

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Flirting with soft sports

Flirting with soft sports

Mention 3.1 Phillip Lim and boxy variants of the Pashli series of bags or the 31 Hour series comes to mind. However their Holiday 2014 collection intrigues. Had you told me yesterday about a rocking a two piece brilliant English Rose-pink double-breasted jacket and suit pant combination, I would have said you’d be barking mad. Now, I’m not to sure. And that’s a good thing! I believe the styling helps pull the idea together successfully, but I’ll be on the lookout for a luxurious, perfectly cropped just about three-finders above the wrist bone, double-breasted jacket on my subsequent thrift hunts.

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Whimsy and Chaos Controlled

Whimsy and Chaos Controlled

Building on Melissa’s Spring Summer 2014 theme, We Are Flowers, they’ve teamed up with the whimsical Brazilian brothers, Fernando and Humberto Campana. The Campana brothers have a penchant for taking unassumingly ordinary materials such as wood, cardboard, rope, hosepipes etc. and giving it a bizarrely complex yet elegantly simplified furniture.

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Toga Togs and Clogs

Toga Togs and Clogs

There are days, I wished the world I live in wasn’t so plugged in 24/7. The constant checking of emails (SMU and work, I blame you!), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, WeChat, KakaoTalk, Weibo and whatnot. But perhaps one of the best boons of constant communication is the new surprises I get in my email inbox – of new brands, designers who’ll be in town (!! more on this soon), new promotions and new collaborations that have just been launched. Toga checks the first box, not so much as a new brand, but a newly discovered brand of clean silhouettes meets a mix of textures and easy minimalism.

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Swim things: Seea

Swim things: Seea

I’ve been slightly disgruntled about not being able to get a swimsuit from Virgin Daisies, so since then I’ve been on the look out for ones in the same vein. Oddly enough, the only other brand that I can say is up my alley, is Seea (pronounced see-ah), a California female surfer brand. The idea […]

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Prairie for Weekday by Matthew Ames

Prairie for Weekday by Matthew Ames

Some people have a go-to stack of white t-shirts or white mens shirts that they’ll pull out when those “can’t-decide-what-to-wear” days hit you. I have a go-to stack of chambray shirts, short jackets and denim. I’m the serial denim-on-denim wearer. Guilty. This makes me particularly susceptible to Praire for Weekday by Matthew Ames – a […]

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