art loft: 49 going on 50
Something different for a change! I dropped by Art Loft’s second pop-up show for the opening night. Titled “49 going on 50”, the show is held in celebration of Singapore’s 49th birthday, revolving around honouring our past, celebrating our present and embracing the future. Set in a cosy, artist-run studio in the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood, the exhibit featured works from homegrown artist talents such as Sukeshi Sondhi, Chow Chee Yong, Eeshaun Soh, Shin-young Park and Philipp Aldrup.
Typically, I would find such a theme borderline cheesy (you know me), but I found the whole evening quite lovely and inspiring. It was nice going through the artworks, reading about the artists, and even meeting some of them in person and listening to their stories. Edwin accompanied me too, so it turned out to be an unintentional date night for us, which was such a refreshing experience since we’ve never done anything like this before. We were also treated to a live canvas painting by Eeshaun, one of our favourite artists from the show!
The show runs from 28 August 2014 to 4 September 2014. You can find more information about the event here. Do like Art Loft’s Facebook page to keep yourself updated about the arts scene from their perspective. All of the artworks (and a lot more super cool ones) are available for purchase on their online store too, do check them out at www.artloft.co.
ArtLoft.co is a curated platform that features emerging talents of the Asian contemporary art scene and gives you preferential and direct access to their diverse collections. It believes in their stories and inspirations, and interweaves these into a narrative, which shines a spotlight on the amazing artworks they create. ART LOFT’s presence spans both online and physical spaces, enabling you to discover, appreciate and invest in the works of promising Asian artists from early on in their careers, before they take their bow on the larger stage. ART LOFT hopes to bring Asian art into every home and bridge the gap between art and the online space.
6:22 pm • 1 September 2014 • View comments
i.t singapore x girlwhocriedwolf: #ThisisitXOGW + i.t orchardgateway opening
i.t opened its third and largest outlet here in Singapore last weekend at the new orchardgateway shopping mall. The place is seriously huge with literally a multitude of brands spread over 3 storeys of store space, and includes some new brand introductions, such as AAPE (by BAPE) and STYLENANDA, that were previously unavailable here in Singapore. As part of my collaboration with i.t, there’s also the #ThisisitXOGW challenge, where each featured influencer had to style our challenge winners (contest was up on my Instagram, thank you all who participated!) with a specific brand. I was given 5CM’s womenswear line to work with, and boy did we all have so much fun picking out outfits! My challenge winner, Venessa, was so petite, friendly and cute, and like me, she likes the dark and edgy look, so it was easy peasy! Everything on her is from 5CM, including those super cool zippered ankle boots. Hopefully, I did justice to her and 5CM with the final look. What does everyone think of it?
And then, it was time to party! So many guests turned up to celebrate the opening of the store at the invite-only preview party, it was a madhouse! Even though you can’t tell from these pictures, the store was jam packed and chock full of trendy guests and screaming fans, all waiting in anticipation to catch a glimpse of the opening night’s special guest, Charlene Choi. Her lace coordinate is from STYLENANDA, which was the section most girls in attendance were buzzing about. If you like STYLENANDA (which girl doesn’t, honestly…), you must check it out! Prices are really reasonable too.
Been looking forward to this opening because I was so excited to wear my outfit that I picked out from IZZUE Collection… I just love how it’s so sexy and masculine at the same time. And guess what? The vest is actually from the menswear collection! Both items are from the current season and are available in stores at the moment. And now with the new addition of i.t at orchardgateway, you have yet another shopping destination to add to your list! Also, everyone photographed here in this post are wearing outfits from i.t, so you know where to look if there’s something you’re interested in.
Sadly, this also marks the end and final post for my collaboration with i.t. It’s been a crazy and fulfilling ride working with everyone involved. Thank you Gushcloud and i.t!
Full outfit - IZZUE Collection from i.t | Bag - Alexander Wang | Heels - Tony Bianco
All photographs taken by Allen Tan, edited by me.
6:02 pm • 20 June 2014 • View comments
i.t singapore x girlwhocriedwolf: IZZUE collection + PAPER MINT
Tuxedo Blazer - Zara | Pleather Bra - Finders Keepers | Georgette Drop Crotch Pants - IZZUE Collection from i.t | Circular Shoulder Bag - PAPER MINT from i.t | Heels - Tony Bianco
I’ve literally been living in this gorgeous pair of georgette drop crotch pants from the IZZUE Collection range. They are now one of my absolute wardrobe favourites and must-haves! I especially love that these are high waisted, because I have a long torso and high waisted bottoms help to balance out my body proportions. Plus they really complement the cropped top (or fashion bra…) trend that I’ve been really into these days and it really adds that avant garde edge and pizzaz to all my outfits because regular pants can be boring.
IZZUE Collection is one of the higher end lines stocked at i.t. But of course, you get what you pay for – luxurious fabrics and high-quality styles. Love, love, love. If you actually look back at this post from 2011, I was gushing about this line since way back then! You might have seen my previous feature about them just recently too.
Another item that I picked out is this circular faux leather shoulder bag from PAPER MINT. The brand features a range of youthful and trendy bags and shoes, with a wide array of designs, colours and textures for you to mix and match with your outfits. Well, I obviously opted for a more serious and safe style here, but most of the pieces from PAPER MINT are fun and fresh! There are many other brands under the multi-brand fashion house that will definitely cater to all fashion styles and personalities, so don’t forget to check them out at Wisma Atria (#03-15) and Bugis Junction (#02-11).
i.t is currently throwing their Spring Sale! Purchase 2 regular-priced items and get 20% off, 3 pieces regular-priced items get 30% off, and 5 pieces regular-priced items get 40% off. Sales end 4 May. Applicable at Bugis Junction and Wisma Atria. Discount exclusions include :CHOCOOLATE, crossover and consignment merchandise. Also, from 5 – 18th May, Quote “GM20” while checking out at i.t stores to get a special 20% discount off regular-priced items. Terms & conditions apply.
Attended the Gushcloud x i.t (#gcxit) party the other day at the Wisma Atria store and got to hang out with the other influencers working on the same collaboration, as well as other bloggers from the local blogging industry. I also used the time to scope around for more items to pick out for my next feature outfit post with i.t, so do look out for more of my fashion picks in upcoming posts! Here’s some pictures…
I’ve got my eyes set on a few Katie Judith pieces… Stay tuned to find out what I’m picking and featuring next on the blog!
3:41 pm • 4 May 2014 • View comments
i.t singapore x girlwhocriedwolf: NHIZ (neighborhood x izzue)
Limited Edition NHIZ (Neighborhood x Izzue) T-Shirt - Izzue from i.t labels | Jacket - Balenciaga | PS11 Mini Bag - Proenza Schouler | Thigh High Boots - Zara | Thunderbird Sunglasses - Le Specs from Feist Heist
In the coming few months, I will be collaborating with i.t labels to present a few personal style looks featuring the different brands the multi-label store houses. For those of you who are unfamiliar, i.t is originally from Hong Kong and in recent years, they have opened two boutiques here in Singapore at Wisma Atria and Bugis Junction, with both stores housing a variety of their in-house brands as well as other popular street brands.
I’ve been a long time fan of i.t stores in Hong Kong, and my personal favourite in-house brand of theirs is Izzue! Izzue alone has a few sub-brands – menswear and womenswear main lines, menswear and womenswear first lines (also known as Izzue Collection), Izzue Army and NHIZ (Neighborhood x Izzue).
Do check out the i.t labels stores to check out their full range of brands. There is something for everybody as they carry a huge variety of menswear and womenswear brands with different style aesthetics, ranging from edgy, street and feminine.
i.t Wisma Atria, Orchard
#03-15, 435 Orchard Road 238877
Operating Hours: 10:30am to 10:00pm
Tel: 6732 0873
i.t Bugis Junction
#02-11, 200 Victoria Street 188021
Operating Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Tel: 6338 5958
3:31 pm • 17 April 2014 • View comments
Pleather Halter Top - Finders Keepers | Reiley Shorts - Feist Heist | Ponyhair Heels - London Trash | Fur Clutch - Taobao | Hat - Bangkok
Am back from a weekend trip to Bangkok, Thailand! Blogged about the holiday (which included an 18 hour detour to Pattaya) on my Dayre, so you might want to peek there. My Dayre blog is more personal and less fashion-y, so if you’re more interested in my random musings and daily banter, you should definitely follow me there.
Didn’t shop much this time around in Bangkok. The current market fashion there is really cutesy, feminine and whimsical, and I really struggled with scoring amazing finds this time around (like I usually do, it’s Bangkok for goodness sake). This large hat is hands down, the best buy from my holiday. I chanced upon it sitting atop a mannequin at a vintage store in the Suan Rod Fai market and immediately grabbed and purchased it. There are lots of stores around Bangkok that sell all sorts of hats and only hats (I’m sure most of you familiar with Bangkok would know what I’m referring to), but none of them had such large brimmed ones. So yes, score!
PS: I’ve switched over the Ask.fm!
3:11 am • 28 March 2014 • View comments