Singapore Night Festival 2014

I dressed in one of my favourite Shopbop acquisitions for the Singapore Night Festival last weekend- the McQ Rush Mid High Top Sneakers was such a find that I absolutely had to accommodate my budget around it. I’ve never been particularly attuned to the fashion world, but the late Alexander McQueen stunned me with his structural costume designs, balancing ethereal beauty and gothic darkness in so many inspiring fantastical pieces in Savage Beauty when I visited the Met. This comfy pair of PUMA x Alexander McQueen sneakers is my little way of remembering I guess.

I was also trying to be artsy by matching the printed detail of my awesome sneakers to the splatter pattern of my dress. And then I wore my new blue Sammy Icon socks to bridge the colours together- after all, purple chromatographs into red and blue. :p

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IMG_4525I lined my eyes lightly all around with eyeliner and really liked it.

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The Singapore Night Festival lasted two weekends, although I only managed to find time for the first weekend with Alala. Some highlights taken with my phone:

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2014-08-23 21.42.09 copyDivine Trees by Clément Briend

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2014-08-23 22.07.20Alala holding a printout of our photo at the Peranakan Museum. The original photo is at her Instagram page.

2014-08-23 22.08.30Me and Alala taking a wefie against the butterfly wall at the Peranakan Museum.

2014-08-23 22.29.43Dresses of Memory by Taegon Kim

2014-08-23 22.33.14Close up of the fibre optics that made up the pretty dresses installation.

 

OUTFIT
Dress from Cotton On
Cardigan from MODA at George
Clutch from Nica
Socks c/o Sammy Icon
Alexander McQueen x PUMA sneakers c/o Shopbop

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Pastel Swallows

I was in a pastel mood when I dressed to meet up with Yuunsama, a good friend I’ve not met up with for the better part of the year. We had a wonderful little photoshoot before I left for the States way back when if anyone still remembers. Time flies by so quickly; we’ve known each other for a decade now!

My outfit features frills, lace, and a pair of divine socks from Sammy Icon. I was recently approached by the Ukrainian company over styling their products; and with my newfound socks obsession, how could I say no to more quirky socks? Also, with what little I know of Ukraine’s history and the current furor over its political unrest, this opportunity was a breath of fresh air to have something fun (and normal) to learn about the country. I loved their branding ‘Made in heaven, raised in travel’, and the odd little stories that accompanied each product at the UA section (I had the help of Google Translate). The socks were thin enough for Singapore’s hot summer weather but surprisingly durable. This particular pair I’m wearing is Swallow Grey, which I folded in at the top to hide the red band in order to better fit my pastel colour palette. Thank you Sammy Icon!

Pastel outfit: Sixties Inspired peppermint chiffon blouse, Forever 21 lace skirt, Nine West purple tote, Forever 21 filigree earrings, Sammy Icon grey swallow socks, Cotton On beige lace-ups. Photo assisted by Yuunsama.Photo assisted by Yuunsama.

Pastel outfit: Sixties Inspired peppermint chiffon blouse, Forever 21 lace skirt, Nine West purple tote, Forever 21 filigree earrings, Sammy Icon grey swallow socks, Cotton On beige lace-ups. Photo assisted by Yuunsama.Photo assisted by Yuunsama.

Jumping outfit shot. Photo taken by Yuunsama.Photo taken by Yuunsama.

Sammy Icon grey swallow socks and Cotton On lace-ups.

We had brunch at Common Man Coffee Roasters, a popular cafe downtown. In fact, it’s right below BoCHINche, which I wrote about in here.

Common Man Full Breakfast from Common Man Coffee Roasters.Yuunsama had a cup of Flat White and the Common Man Full Breakfast: Two free-range organic eggs in any style, back bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes, chorizo hash browns, Portobello mushrooms & house-made chorizo baked beans, with artisanal sourdough toast.

We both detest baked beans, but I gave this a shot and it turns out that their house-made baked beans were absolutely delicious. I could eat an entire bowl of their baked beans if they serve it. I so would.

Fish Burger and a glass of Fresh orange, carrot & ginger juice from Common Man Coffee Roasters.I had a glass of Fresh Orange, Carrot & Ginger Juice and the Fish Burger: House-made fish patty, creamy coconut bok choy, grilled tomatoes, romaine & tartare sauce on a fluffy brioche bun, served with rocket salad.

This was a gamble of an order, since my feelings on coconut-flavoured things aren’t exactly positive, but I was in an experimental mood that day, and decided to give the fish burger a whirl. The coconut sauce was heavenly. My only gripe was that I ran out of sauce halfway through. Oh and I should have changed my salad side to fries. The raw vegetables were just too healthy for me.

Churros and chocolate dip at Common Man Coffee Roasters.We capped off our meal with Common Man Churros: Sugar-dusted, softer on the inside and served with luscious chocolate sauce.

This was slightly weird for me, as the insides were sticky and doughy, totally not the consistency I’ve been used to or was expecting at all. Yuunsama loved it though, but all I could think of was Churros Calientes, the best place on earth for churros (and hot chocolate). T^T

Selfie with Yuunsama.Can’t end the day without a selfie with Yuunsama. ♥

 

OUTFIT
Top from Sixties Inspired
Skirt from Forever 21
Earrings from Forever 21
Bag from Nine West
Socks c/o Sammy Icon
Shoes from Cotton On

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Art of the Shadow Doppelganger

Continuing in what seems to be a tradition of wearing things I own for the first time years after they were purchased, I present to you one of the few blatant fandom merchandises I own- a Naruto x Uniqlo t-shirt collaboration. Kage Bunshin no Jutsu is one of my favourite tricks that the ninjas use, so I was all the more amused by the panel of silhouettes and english translation on this tee. I also got to break out my ANBU mask for this outfit shoot! I thought it was quite fitting considering that my outfit was predominantly black… however did you know that black isn’t the best colour to wear when skulking around at night? Not that it matters much to fictional ninjas who possess fictional powers.

If you thought my geek cred is way up there, I’ll have to confess that I’ve actually not caught up with Naruto (both anime and manga) in years, so I don’t know what’s going on anymore. But it evokes memories of a long-lost friend and I bonding over the series and singing its opening theme songs as we stayed up late marathoning episodes at our dorm room. I’ve missed that.

Outfit details: Gap black glasses, Uniqlo Naruto black t-shirt, Zara wool skirt, Taobao black floral socks, Taobao black platform shoes, Taobao black hat.

Outfit details: Gap black glasses, Uniqlo Naruto black t-shirt, Zara wool skirt, Taobao black floral socks, Taobao black platform shoes, Taobao black hat.

Outfit details: Gap black glasses, Uniqlo Naruto black t-shirt, Zara wool skirt, Taobao black floral socks, Taobao black platform shoes, Taobao black hat.

Black floral socks from Taobao, black platform shoes from Taobao.

 

OUTFIT
T-shirt from Uniqlo
Skirt from Zara
Glasses from Gap
Hat from Taobao
Socks from Taobao
Shoes from Taobao

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