Top 5 Travel Essentials for the Stylish Jetsetter

It’s not rocket science to pack like a pro when you travel – but staying chic on-the-go could be a challenge. I’m obsessed with all things cute and awesome (including my travel essentials!). These travel essentials need to be practical and stylish – otherwise, what’s the point? Here are the Top 5 Travel Essentials for the Stylish Jetsetter:

#1: Travel Organizers
If you’re an organizing nazi, you can’t live without these essential organizers from Flight 001. Yes, there is a bag for everything – i.e. lingerie, beachwear, laundry, heels and… STUFF! Best of all, they are all color-coded so you can easily identify what’s what. These nylon bags are light and easy to clean after your travels. Of course, we need travel-sized bottles and jars for our skincare products. The Flight 001 To Go Bottles & Jars are definitely worth the investment!

Shopbop - Flight 001

From left, clockwise: Flight 001 Go Clean Heels Bag (S$37.44 | US$30.00), Go Clean Lingerie Bag (S$24.96 | US$20.00), Go Clean Beach Set  (S$82.38 | US$66.00), Go Clean Stuff Bag (S$19.97 | US$16.00), To Go Bottles & Jars (S$22.47 | US$18.00)

#2: Passport Holder
You NEVER travel without your passport. So, it’s important to dress up your passport in the most stylish passport holder like this luxurious MCM Passport Holder or a cute, affordable Jonathan Adler Stamps Passport Case.

Shopbop - MCM Passport Holder

MCM Passport Holder (S$287.07 | US$230.00)

Shopbop - Jonathan Adler - Kate Spade New York

Jonathan Adler Stamps Passport Case (S$47.43 | US$38.00) & Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Dot Passport Holder (S$97.35 | US$78.00)

#3: The Statement Carry-On Bag
I always believe that if you want to make a statement – do it with your carry-on luggage bag. Be BOLD. Go WILD. Have FUN. Trust me, you will be turning heads at the airports – and it will certainly put a smile on your face!

LeSportsac Fall 2014 - Tumi 'Vapor™' Medium Trip Hard Shell Packing Case

LeSportSac Fall 2014 Rolling Backpack (S$435) available at LeSportsac Boutiques worldwide & Tumi ‘Vapor™’ Medium Trip Hard Shell Packing Case (S$815.26)

#4: The Luggage Tag
It’s all about accessorizing! What better way to make your luggage bags look good than getting a cute luggage tag! You’ll need one anyway to write your name, address and contact details, just in case it goes missing (trust me, it happens alot!). So, don’t forget to tag your bags!

Lulu Guinness Luggage Tags

Lulu Guinness Abstract Face Luggage Tag (S$73.04), Flight 001 ‘Flyin Drunk’ Transparent Rubber Luggage Tag (S$9.59), ASOS Neoprene Watermelon Printed Luggage Tag (S$14.61)

#5: Cute Cosmetic Bag
It’s every female jetsetter must-have: A super-cute cosmetic bag. I like to keep it on my seat pocket – you know, lip balm, facial mist, facial blotters, toothbrush, mints, lipstick, compact powder and every knick-knack you need to keep yourself comfortable throughout the flight.

Shopbop - Cosmetics Pouch

Cath Kidston Classic Box Cosmetic Bag with Nylon Zip (S$29.22), Samudra Electric Beach Electric Coco Pouch (S$81.13 | US$65.00), Catseye London ‘Small Deck Chair Dogs’ Cosmetics Bag (S$20.55), Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Tarp Fergus Amie Cosmetic Pouch (S$122.32 | US$98.00)

10 Stylish Must-Haves for Crazy Cat Lovers

Who LOVES CATS? My hubs and I adopted a white-ish, Siamese-ish cat four years ago, named Coco – after Coco Chanel. She is the cutest and most demanding cat (it’s the truth!) ever. I’ve never had a pet before Coco and trust me, pets are harder work than I thought! By the end of the day, you know it is all worth it when she gently purrs and cuddles at your feet. Naturally, I’m drawn to all things cats. To all you crazy cat ladies out there,, here are my 10 Stylish Must-Haves for Crazy Cat Lovers:

10 Stylish Must-Haves for Cat Lovers

  1. Markus Lupfer Cat Fight iPhone 5 / 5S Case (US$72.00)
  2. Kate Spade New York Cat iPhone 5 Case (US$35.00)
  3. UNIF Do Cats Pray Sleeveless Top (US$65.00)
  4. Charlotte Olympia Capri Cats embroidered rubber flats (50% off £195.02 U.P. £390.03 )
  5. Catbird NYC Sleepy Kitty Studs (US$14.00)
  6. Jonathan Adler Utopia Cat Mug (US$32.00)
  7. Catbird NYC Kitten Keepy Ring Dish (US$22.00)
  8. ASOS Cat Sheer Panel Socks (SGD$12.17)
  9. Yazbukey Black Cat Clutch (US$470.00)
  10. ASOS Cat Print Sunglasses Case (SGD$17.04)

Who shops on their phone? I do! Check out Shopbop’s iPhone app for easy browsing and shopping. Download the app HERE. Enjoy shopping!

Don’t Miss Out! Best. Summer. Sale. Ever.

Summer isn’t over yet! It’s time to stock up on last-minute summer deals before they disappear for good. I may be keeping warm Down Under (in case you didn’t know, I recently moved to Middle Earth – more specifically, Auckland) but I’m already stocking up on basics and timeless pieces for NZ’s spring/summer season. Let’s take a look at my favourite store, Shopbop: I mean, MCM bag on 30% off sale? That’s totally rad. I’ve been eyeing Eugenia Kim‘s Caterina Hat for a long time (psst, there are only TWO left!). So, don’t miss out on this awesome summer sale on Shopbop and ASOS with free international shipping* to Singapore and New Zealand!

2014 Shopbop Summer Sale

  1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Double Dip Enamel Bracelet (U.P. US$48.00 30% off US$33.60)
  2. Venessa Arizaga Hawaiian Punch Necklace (U.P. US$350.00 70% off US$105.00)
  3. Born Free Tory Burch Reversible Mini Tote (U.P. US$160.00 50% off US$80.00)
  4. Lovers + Friends Fly Away Mini Dress (U.P. US$172.00 40% off US$103.20)
  5. McQ – Alexander McQueen Angry Bunny Scarf (U.P. US$270.00 30% off US$189.00)
  6. MCM Computer Bag in Green (U.P. US$375.00 30% off US$262.50)
  7. Eugenia Kim Caterina Hat (U.P. US$265.00 50% off US$132.50)

2014 ASOS Final Sale

  1. ASOS Cut Out Dress With Watermelon Print (U.P. SGD$61.89 NOW SGD$24.75)
  2. ASOS Triangle Tassel Necklace (U.P. SGD$54.46 NOW SGD$27.23)
  3. Playful Promises Tropical Fruit Bunny Bow Bandeau Bikini Top (U.P. SGD$74.26 NOW SGD$34.66), Bikini Bottoms (U.P. SGD$74.26 NOW SGD$29.70)
  4. Cath Kidston Saddle Bag (U.P. SGD$168.33 NOW SGD$118.82)
  5. Juju Seven Purple Flat Jelly Sandals (U.P. SGD$37.13 NOW SGD$14.85)
  6. Lazy Oaf Lazy Bobble Hat (U.P. SGD$49.51 NOW SGD$14.85)
  7. Sheriff&Cherry D Frame Sunglasses (U.P. SGD$284.67 NOW SGD$141.10)

*Please check Shopbop and ASOS for shipping details – may not ship for free to all countries!

Fash-Interview: Victoria Beckham x On Pedder in Singapore

What a Monday. I was starstruck by the one and only Victoria Beckham. Yes, the British celebrity/fashion designer/Posh Spice/Mrs David Beckham was in Singapore to launch her accessories line plus exclusive pieces at On Pedder. I was one of the few bloggers together with the media invited to an exclusive interview and press preview of her Spring/Summer 2014 and Pre-Fall 2014 accessories line at Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands. Over the recent years, Victoria Beckham has created a household name for herself with her passion and eye for fashion. Believe me, this woman loves her work and it reflects in the design and craftsmanship of her products. When it comes to her label, she gets inspired by things that challenge her. makes sure that her products are of the best quality. However, we won’t be seeing her in a ‘crop top’ any time soon (haha). Let’s hear what Victoria Beckham has to say:

On Vintage Rose for the On Pedder exclusives
“I really like the colour and it looks great with the RTW… it’s just a really beautiful, feminine and romantic colour”

On her favourite bags
” I use the zip pouches a lot, and also the Quincy, which I tend to use most days, it’s a really good size.”

On what’s inside her bag
“I put credit cards, lipstick, iPhone, iPhone charger and etc.”

On expanding her fashion empire
“At some point, shoes will happen. I have to make sure I’m working with the right factories. I have to really research it as a category before I launch into that, make sure I have the knowledge with my team… It is something that I’m very excited to do at some point… I wear flats and heels… it will be a mix of the two… Unfortunately,  children’s wear won’t be happening any time soon.

On her family
“Predominantly, I’m a mum and a wife. Most importantly, will always be the children, and David. I’ll make sure I always take the kids to school and attend school events, and making sure my work revolves around the children and their needs”

On who she would like to dress
“Kate Bosworth, I hear she is coming for Audi Fashion Festival and I would like to dress her… and Hilary Clinton”


Victoria Beckham x On Pedder in Singapore

#regram from @victoriabeckham‘s Instagram: The media and the queen, of course!

Victoria Beckham x On Pedder in Singapore

“THE” Victoria Beckham, fashion designer, ex-Spice Girl, mum, wife and poise as ever.

Victoria Beckham x On Pedder in Singapore

These exclusive Victoria Beckham Pre-Fall ’14 pieces in vintage rose will be available only at On Pedder stores. There are five bags and two sunglasses in vintage rose colour available for this exclusive range (from top, clockwise): Mini Soft Tote (SGD3410), Quincy (SGD2110) and Zipper (SGD930).

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Travel Chic with Tory Burch at Changi Airport Terminal 1

Since Tory Burch‘s flagship store at Wisma Atria opened to much fanfare, I’m delighted to introduce you to the ‘other’ Tory Burch store located at Changi Airport Terminal 1 Departure Hall. What’s awesome about this store is that it carries a wider range of travel related products and of course, it’s tax-free! Who doesn’t love DFS? The 104sqm store currently carries the latest S/S 2014 collection featuring shoes, handbags, sunglasses, clothing and small leather goods. In a nutshell, it’s the best place to shop for your travel essentials before you board your plane!

Tory Burch at Changi Airport Terminal 1

Located at Changi Airport Terminal 1 Departure Hall, Tory Burch invites you to stock up on your travel essentials before jetting off.

  Tory Burch at Changi Airport Terminal 1

#1 Mini Leather Bag: You never know when you need to dress up to the nines when you’re on holiday or on a business trip. Shop from the latest S/S 2014 collection!

  Tory Burch at Changi Airport Terminal 1

#2 Carry-All Travel Tote: If you’re like me, I carry alottttt of stuff when I travel (i.e. shawl, camera, sunglasses, drinking bottle, sunscreen etc.). So, you’ll need this Ella Metallic Straw Tote ($420 – U.P. w GST $449.40 or Mini Ella Metallic Straw Tote ($370 – U.P. w GST $395.90) that is tres chic.

Tory Burch at Changi Airport Terminal 1

#3 Cosmetic Pouch: This is a must-have for every lady to carry your essentials such as your lipstick, facial blotters, compact mirror, tampons and you-name-it! This Brigitte Cosmetic Bag ($135 – U.P.  w GST $144.45)’s super cute prints will be a delight for your travels.

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Fash-News: DFS Galleria Singapore Clearance Sale (25 November 2013 – 31 January 2014)

It’s the sale shopping season! DFS Galleria Singapore Clearance Sale is now on from 25 November 2013 until 31 January 2014 at both DFS Scotts Walk and DFS Changi Airport Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 outlets. You can expect up to 30% off on selected items from participating brands such as Chloe, Burberry, TOD’S, Gucci, Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Loewe, Givenchy and Coach. Here’s a tip: If you shop at the airport, you can also save on 7% GST! One of my favourite brands, Tory Burch is also offering discount at DFS Changi Airport, Terminal 1 located after immigration. Isn’t that sweet?

Here are my picks from the DFS Galleria Singapore Clearance Sale because it’s worth it:

DFS Galleria Singapore Clearance sale is on (25 November 2013 – 31 January 2014)

You’ll never get enough flip flops in Singapore! Tory Burch colourful flip flops are to-die-for. Yes, they are on sale.

DFS Galleria Singapore Clearance sale is on (25 November 2013 – 31 January 2014)

I personally dig Tory Burch double wrap logo stud bracelet. A must-have! Also available in pink (yes, it’s on sale!).

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You’re Invited! MAAD Pyjamas: Friday the 13th

Alrighty, Gummi Nails will be setting up a pop-up store at MAAD Pyjamas tomorrow at Red Dot Design Museum from 5:00pm to midnight. Who’s coming? We’ll be selling a couple of exclusive, never-been-released designs at our pop-up store this Friday 13th. So, don’t miss out! It’ll be cool to swing by, get your nails done and do some late night shopping (or last minute X’mas shopping).

Come and hang out with me and my team! TGIF!

MAAD Pyjamas: Friday the 13th

Friday, 13th December 2013

5:00pm to 12 midnight

Red Dot Design Museum



Fash-News: CommonThread x SHENTONISTA

NEWS FLASH! A new multi-label store, CommonThread will be opening at ION Orchard (B2-18) this weekend. CommonThread will be offering hand-picked collections of basic apparel, footwear and accessories that help tell your style story. I was invited by the good folks at UNIFORM and CommonThread for a “street style” photo shoot to celebrate the opening of the new store. I wore a tank top from Thread 365, watch from Komono, rings & bangles from Duepunti and umbrella from Totes. Thanks to the amazing team who made this photo shoot a breeze for a novice model like me. I’m glad the umbrella played a huge part in keeping me dry during the sudden downpour! I can’t wait to see these photos at the store! SUPER EXCITED. 

Read more about the photo shoot here on SHENTONISTA.

This umbrella from Totes brightens up your rainy days.

Simple yet versatile. Love this watch from Komono and rings & bangles from Duepunti.

Havaianas are essential for rainy days.

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Melody Ehsani: Fearless Collection

It’s RIDICULOUS. I’m obsessed with all things Melody Ehsani. Her recent collection, “Fearless” is the epitome of bling fashion. Think big, chunky “Rolex-ish” jewellery that will knock your socks off. I’m eyeing the Cupid’s Love Gat ring with clear Swarovski detail (US$54) and Trilla the Rilla cuff (US$82). C’mon, gold gorilla cuff? That’s too awesome. I can’t wait to visit her store in the Big Apple this September – ooh, counting down the days to N.Y.C.!

Melody Ehsani: Fearless Collection

Melody Ehsani: Fearless Collection

Melody Ehsani: Fearless Collection

Melody Ehsani: Fearless Collection

images: Melody Ehsani

Moschino 30th Anniversary Special Edition

Moschino is 30! In celebration of the brand’s 30th anniversary, Creative Director Rossella Jardini launched a special capsule collection inspired by Moschino signature symbols over the last three decades. Take a ride through Moschino’s archive with its signature colors – white, black and red and the brand’s unique elements such as the heart, the Italian flag, stripes, polka dots, gold chains and trompe l’oeil effects. Learn the story behind every piece from the Moschino 30th Anniversary Special Edition when the collection launches in November 2013.

Moschino store is located at Paragon #01- 04/05; Tel: (65) 6732 1375.

MOSCHINO 30th Anniversary Special Edition

The Moschino Saffiano bags in two different sizes and three colors, including white, red and black.

MOSCHINO 30th Anniversary Special Edition

I’m coveting this adorable Domenica the Cow iPhone 5 case! How adorbs!

images: Moschino

Moschino Gennarino for iPad / iPad Mini

Moschino‘s cuddly Gennarino the Bear is all grown up. You can now buy the ever-popular Gennarino for your iPad or iPad Mini. Just imagine your Gennarino peeking at you from behind. Too cute! Available online at the Moschino online store, the iPad /i Pad Mini holders are priced at US$145 for iPad Mini and US$155 for regular iPad. You can get them in either brown or black. Get one now!

Moschno Gennarino for iPad

Moschino Gennarino for iPad

images: Moschino

GOOD Amulets from The Damn Good Shop

What Good Have You Done Today? It’s an essential question to ask yourself every single day. Why not get one of these GOOD Amulets to remind you? I was super thrilled when I first saw GOODSTUPH founder, Pat Law wearing one of  the GOOD Amulets, at her party a couple months ago. Now, I have my very own White protective charm to “ward off bad luck, evil spirits and all the bad joojoos”. Inspired by the early civilizations’ idolization of these mystical charms, these GOOD Amulets are uniquely carved by the awesome woodcarvers at GoodWood in New York. Available in five different colours: Red / The Bold Visionary, Black / The Unwavering Mastermind, White / The Innocent Idealist, Natural (wood) / The Stubborn Realist & Green / The Powerful Conceptualist.

Priced at S$59.90 each, it’s a small price to pay for your own protection. Available online at The Damn Good Shop.


The Good Amulets

The Good Amulets

images: The Damn Good Shop