Category Archives: Fashion

Feature: Get Comfy with SPUR

 

SPUR SocietyA

 

Caucasian and Asian hair are intrinsically different, and so are Caucasian and Asian feet. If you belong to the latter group, you must have had an experience when you tried on a pair of shoes and felt that the sides were too low and didn’t provide enough “grip” on your feet, so you felt like they were constantly going to fall off. Or you might recall those heartbreaking times when you fell in love with a pair of heels only to find them too narrow.

 

Might I then interest you in Korean brand, SPUR, that can be found right here on our sunny island? SPUR’s shoes are designed and crafted in Korea and have been endorsed by our favourite celebrities like Song Ji Hyo, SNSD, NANA from After School and Kim Jong Kook. Their shoes are designed to fit the Asian build so you get all the comfort you need while still looking stylish. In addition to that, for some of these, there are 7 layers in the soles to provide enough cushion so that you can stand in them all day, be it plimsolls or wedges. According to Carrie from The Cambelles, these 7 layers are:

  1. Anti-skid outsole
  2. Ankle support midsole
  3. Arch support pad
  4. Midsole
  5. Polyurethane resin insole
  6. Inner layer cushion
  7. The Upper

 

You can also find out more about these layers and a short interview with the founder, My Hong Ikpyo here.

 

SPUR has a store in Plaza Singapura (Singapore), but they have also recently launched at SocietyA, both at their online and physical stores. Their latest collection features footwear that is easy to slip on and off and is perfect for someone who travels a lot. If you’ll be doing several house visits during festive periods, like the upcoming Chinese New Year or the annual Hari Raya Aidilfitri, you might want to give these a try.

 
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7 Bags for the Casual Weekend

 

How to Wear Leather Jacket

 

Just because it’s the weekend, it doesn’t mean you need a big, bulky weekender. Like most people, you just want to rest, avoid crowds but still look stylish while you pop by the cafe for your Sunday latte. Here are 7 bags that will keep you looking up to the nines. I hope you enjoy the weekend that’s coming right up!

 



 

I’ve got more bags picked out for you, based on the price range and design. They’re all in The Style Store, so take a look and hopefully you’ll find something you like.
 

Sunday fun day,

Roxanne

 

Image credit: Fake Leather

OOTD: Une Balade Dans la Forêt

 

OOTD: In the Forest

 

There’s a reason a huge part of my heart lies with France. While fondue, raclette and saucisson really add up to my calorie count, you can’t dismiss the kind of nature you can find here.

 

Almost every winter (at least) since about 7 years ago, I’ve been making my way here to enjoy the great outdoors and last year was no exception. It’s such a great feeling to be away from the hustle and bustle in a condensed city like Singapore, and just be one with Mother Earth.

 

Today’s outfit was what I wore when we spent an afternoon hiking in the mountains. I suppose I’m living proof you can wear a leather jacket and a dress while roughing it out against the cold and random twigs.

 

OOTD: In the Forest

 

OOTD: In the Forest

 

OOTD: In the Forest

 

OOTD: In the Forest

 

OOTD: In the Forest

 

OOTD: In the Forest

 

OOTD: In the Forest

 

OOTD: In the Forest

 

Dress: Forever 21

Leather Jacket: Vero Moda

Scarf: street stall in Seoul

Black Leggings: Uniqlo

Boots: Timberland

Photographer: Mr. Ratatouille

 
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Tutorial: Metallic Rose Gold Nails for the Festive Season

 

Rose Gold Nails by Laced Ivory

 

There’s no denying it: Rose gold is the colour of the moment. What better way to say you love this shade than by wearing it on your nails for the holiday season?

 

I created this rose gold nail art because I’m just so in the mood recently and I wanted to share with you how you can do it yourself with just some nail lacquers. If you’re afraid of gelish, this is a good way to make sure your manicure stays put till the party’s over.

 

Rose Gold Nails by Laced Ivory

A few shots of the rose gold nails up close (under warm indoor lighting and diffused natural light), with a couple of the products I used. I’m loving the 3CE Nail Lacquer Glitter in GT02 (top) and the Butter London Nail Lacquer in Rosie Lee (bottom right).

 

Step 1: Apply a base coat.

Any base coat will be fine, so you can use your favourite or current one. Make sure the layer is thin and dries for about 2 minutes before you apply the next layer.

 

Step 2: Apply the base colour.

A gold colour works best. One layer is enough to get the metallic sheen. Here, I used the Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in 008 Bold Gold. Let it dry for 2 minutes.

 

Step 3: Apply a layer of big sequins.

Make sure you spread the sequins out over the entire nail. The sequins don’t have to cover every space there is, but cover about 80%-90% of your nail with the sequin bits. I’m using the 3CE Nail Lacquer Glitter in GT02. You can check it out on the Stylenanda website here.  Let it dry for 2 minutes.

 

Step 4: Apply a layer of small, deep pink sparkles.

One coat should be enough, if you use the Butter London Nail Lacquer in Rosie Lee, like I did here. The point is to create several layers of reflective surfaces so that your nails can catch light from more directions, and thus look even more sparkly and festive. Let it dry for 2 minutes.

 

Step 5: Apply another layer of big sequins.

Use the same polish as you did in Step 3 above. You can add as much as you did in Step 3, and this time, try to cover any gold spaces left on your nails as well. There shouldn’t be much uncovered space at this point though. Let it dry for 2 minutes.

 

Step 6: Apply a layer of top coat.

This should be a no brainer. Every manicure starts with a base coat and ends with a top coat. I’m using OPI’s Rapidry Quick Drying Top Coat. Let it dry for 2 minutes.

 

Step 7: Go over the nail tips with a top coat.

To make sure your manicure lasts even longer than your possible hangover (You shouldn’t!), brush over the tips of your nails with some top coat. This will help to prevent premature chipping of the polish.

 
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Tip of the Day: How to Wear Lavender

 

How to Wear Lavender

 

Ever have a colour that you avoid like the plague? Yep, I’m sure you do. For me, it’s orange – neon orange, to be exact but all shades of orange are a no-no. Maybe your no-shade is lavender. And this is why today’s post is all about how to wear lavender even when you don’t think you ever will.

 

As seen from the photos above, lavender is actually quite a wearable colour. It’s light enough to suit a pastels theme, and it can also be loud enough to fit a jewel-toned look. Here’s what you can do if you’ve got your heart on something of this shade:

 

1. Wear it with white.

Lavender goes really well with white, as you can see. It can be a pair of jeans, a casual blazer or even a laced cropped top. Whatever it is, white sure adds on a relaxed feel to the entire look.

 

2. Wear it with dark colours.

Something like navy, dark grey or black will work just fine as well. It adds contrast to your outfit, so the you don’t look so washed out. Something dark is perfect if you’re lighter elsewhere, such as your skin tone, or the whites you’re wearing as well.

 

3. Denim works.

I love denim because of its versatility. It goes with almost anything and you can bet a lavender top will match it well too. Your denim can be in the form of dark blue jeans, a lighter moto jacket or even a pastel-coloured skirt. Here’s how I wore my lavender top with jeans and sparkly heels a while back.

 

4. Play with nude pieces.

Nude coloured pieces, such as strappy heels, platforms, or even a handbag will go well with lavender. Even a scarf or statement necklace that is predominantly nude or beige can be worn.

 

5. Mix and match with textures.

Metallic pieces or accessories will add some glam to your outfit. You might find it hard to own something metallic but look carefully in your stash and you’re bound to find it. Check your bags, jewellery, shades and even pullovers. Perhaps you have a brooch or two that would fit nicely on your white blazer, worn over your lavender top. You can even have lavender nails, like how I did with this shade from Nails Inc.

 
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Black Friday Sales & Cyber Monday Deals ft. ASOS, Nordstrom, Shopbop, Sigma & More

 

Selfridges Black Friday Sales

Click on the image above to shop on Selfridges. Don’t forget your discount code SELFCCE for up to 20% off handbags!

 

It’s the time of the year when everyone’s so filled with gratitude and turducken, that it’s time to get into the groove of things. Christmas shopping is what I’m talking about, and you have got some serious deals to score during this period of Black Friday sales.

 

I’ve selected homeware and style items for you, so that you can save time (and therefore buy what you want need before it goes out of stock) and avoid possible server crashes when all you want is just to get that one thing in your basket and move on. So here they are, categorised into the stores and departments I’ve found them in. Just click on the specific item you’ll like to check out and it will take you directly to the product website. I hope it’s much more convenient for you this way.

 

The stores I picked generally have free global shipping either with no minimum spending, or a low minimum spending required. From what I’ve seen, it’s pretty worth it, especially since these stores have a reputation of being reliable with good customer service. Happy shopping!

 

ASOS

// Black Friday up to 60% off casual looks for men and women

DATE: 11.24 – 11.26

CODE: BLESSED

// Cyber Monday 30% off everything

DATE: 11.27 – 11.30

CODE: BLESSED

 

ASOS Beauty


 

ASOS Style


 

La Redoute (Global)

// 60% on thousands of products

DATE: 11.24 – 12.4

NO CODE NEEDED


 

La Redoute Home


 

La Redoute Style


 

Nordstrom

// Black Friday up to 50% off select styles for all + free shipping and returns

DATE: 11.26 – 11.27

NO CODE NEEDED

// Cyber Monday Savings of up to 50% off select top brands + Free shipping and returns

DATE: 11.30

NO CODE NEEDED


 

Nordstrom Beauty


 

Nordstrom Home


 

Nordstrom Style


 

Shopbop

// Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% , S’well and Stuart Weitzman styles excluded

DATE: 11.24 – 11.30

CODE: GOBIG15

 

Shopbop Home


 

Shopbop Style


 

Sigma Beauty

// 10% off site wide

DATE: 11.26

CODE: SIGMAPINK

// Free worldwide shipping

DATE: 11.27

NO CODE NEEDED

// 20% off sitewide

DATE: 11.30 – 12.1

CODE: CYBER2015

 

Sigma Beauty


 

When we’ve got more month at the end of our money, but it’s OK.

Roxanne

Link Love: Fashion Week SS 2016 Roundup

 

Monique Lhuillier SS 2016 Picks

My picks for Monique Lhuillier’s SS 2016 Collection. More over on NYFW.com.

 

We’re finally on the last leg of all the fashion weeks this year, where designers present their SS 2016 collections. Lots of fluff, prints, bright shades and textures for us to play with, and lots of models taking great care not to fall off them towering heels. While the rest of the fashion world busy themselves amidst the flurry that is Paris Fashion Week, let’s take a look at what’s gone down in the other major fashion cities!

 

Fashion Week SS 2016 Roundup

 

  1. The peeps at Vogue take us behind the scenes at Paris Fashion Week SS 2016 with photographer Kevin Tachman.
  2. Photographer Victoria Adamson at Refinery29 snaps some street style for us during New York Fashion Week SS 2016.
  3. The peeps at Popsugar share their picks of the best street style seen at New York Fashion Week last season.
  4. The team behind Elle take us down memory lane and present what the best runway looks from New York Fashion Week FW 2015 were.
  5. The kind souls at Stylecaster share some gorgeous street style at Milan Fashion Week SS 2016.
  6. Malina from NY Times highlights the top 10 runway moments in Milan Fashion Week SS2016.
  7. Bridget at Cosmopolitan reveals the SS 2016 hair and makeup trends, as seen on the runways.
  8. The staff at WWD share the street style snaps from London Fashion Week SS 2016. Expect lots of well-cut coats.
  9. Parisian model Ines Rau shares on Vogue her picks of restaurants and cafes in Paris.

 

To end off, here’s an HD video of the runway of Hervé Léger’s SS 2016 Collection. Enjoy!

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OOTD: Sunset Lace

 

Romantic Beach Dress

 

Romantic Beach Dress

 

Romantic Beach Dress

 

Romantic Beach Dress

 

Romantic Beach Dress

 

Romantic Beach Dress

 

Drifter Lace Mini Dress: Aijek

Bangle: Amado Gudek

Caged Diamond Ring: Amado Gudek

Shades: Tory Burch

White Sandals: New Look

Photographer: Mr. Ratatouille

 

Now who says you can’t wear a dress for a day at the beach? This outfit was put together with pieces from Aijek and Amado Gudek, which are currently exclusive brands on multi-label retailer SocietyA in Singapore.

 

SocietyA was set up just last year, in 2014, and features up-and-coming Asian designers, such as ti:baeg, Xoori (a personal favourite) and LIE. If you are looking for something that’s different from the ordinary and that can take you places, you won’t want to give SocietyA a miss. The greatest part is that for the next month starting today, you can get 20% off your total purchase when you shop on SocietyA, when you use code “ROXANNE20” at checkout. I don’t know about you, but 20% off anything with high quality is a great save.

 
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OOTD: On the Rocks at Ko Samet

 

Emigo Midi Dress

 

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

 

I’ve always loved the beach and there’s nowhere else other than in Asia where you can find white sandy beaches, where the sand feels like flour and making sandcastles feels like baking a huge pastry right under your feet. Singapore may be a port city, but we don’t exactly have beautiful beaches. That’s why, whenever we get an opportunity like this, it’s almost definitely to a beach somewhere else we go.

 

The very first beach we fell in love with was Bamboo Island back in 2009, off the coast of Ko Phi Phi Don in Thailand. Since then, every beach we’ve been to has instinctively been measured against this gem of a paradise. In this shoot, we travelled to Ko Samet, also located in Thailand but much further up north and along the eastern coast.

 

Emigo Midi Dress

 

Koh Samet by Laced Ivory

 

Emigo Midi Dress

 

Emigo Midi Dress

 

Midi Dress: Emigo

Earrings: Pelé

Bag: Triangl Swimwear

Sandals: New Look

Shades: Tory Burch

Ring: Lovisa

Photographer: Mr. Ratatouille

 
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Beauty Exclusives

It’s the time of the year when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on again! To save you some precious time – lord forbid anyone else getting to the items before you! – I’ve selected some beauty exclusives from the sale event which you’ll be happy to bag.

 


 

If you’ll like to see more, head on over to the Nordstrom sale site. After all, there’s nothing wrong with snooping around a little bit just to see what’s up for grabs, is there. Just remember: The sale ends 3rd August 2015.

 

Happy shopping,

Roxanne