I was flattered to have received an invite out of the blue for the URBAN REVIVO media launch at Raffles City last Friday. Their new flagship store is pretty ambitious, with a wide variety of styles covering three floor spaces. Ottie was my plus one, so we decided to have dinner before heading over at 8pm, right before the fashion runway show commenced.
Having Ottie as my plus one at these events usually spells a night of bickering over how different our tastes run. He likes the flimsy wool-blend grandpa coat I find no structure in whatsoever. I’m drawn to the embroidered pieces he detests because that’s grandma-by-association. I think that the only things we both agreed looked cool were shoes. It was fun to argue on our sartorial preferences. Doing so while becoming increasingly inebriated only served to make both of our points more vocal.
Finally meeting Jessthegrrl in the flesh! I first discovered her and fell in love with her deliberate, alternative style years ago – the raw honesty and fuck-the-world attitude she seems to seamlessly exude through her style is so refreshing without actually going into tropes. We ended up staying at the event just talking (mostly me exposing just how much I stalk her on social media). It was really nice, and probably the highlight of the evening.
Congratulations UR, and thank you once again for the invite!
Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.