Fash-Love: Edie Parker & Del Toro’s Emoji Collection

If words can’t express it, use Emoji. If bombarding your Whatsapp and Instagram with endless emojis is not enough, why not wear them? Moda Operandi collaborated with handbag brand Edie Parker and shoe label Del Toro to produce an adorable capsule collection of emoji clutches and loafers. You’re in luck, this collection hits the webstore tomorrow. The clutches are priced at US$1,595 and the loafers at US$340. If you ask me, I can’t decide which one to get. In fact, I need them all to express my inner “Hot Chick” and #BigKiss.
You can now preorder at ModaOperandi.com.

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Big Kiss Loafers

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Edie Parker Big Kiss Clutch

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Angel Devil Loafers

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Edie Parker Angel Devil Clutch

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Hot Chick Loafers

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Edie Parker Hot Chick Clutch

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Cat Face Loafers

For the entire collection, visit my Facebook Page.

images: Moda Operandi

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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Coach Spring 2014 Women’s Collection

This spring, Coach highlights the Bar Stripe, Patchwork, Edge Paint and Gingham in its Spring 2014 women’s collection. Indulge yourself in a core colour palette of vachetta, black and rich mahogany with pops of seasonal colors for an ultrachic look. I’m a fan of the Bar Stripe in Borough as stripes never go out of style. It’s definitely a fresh update to the Borough which debut last Fall.

Coach Spring 2014 women’s collection is now available in stores.

Coach Spring 2014 Collection

Stripe Borough

Coach Spring 2014 Collection

Stripe Clutchable

Bar Stripe

Now available in crisp spring shades of vermillion, walnut, camel and grey, the luxurious leather coupled with the stylish silhouette of the Borough is sure to make this bag a wardrobe staple. The bar stripe also makes a strong statement in combinations of vermillion, tan, black and parchment and is available in the Large Clutchable and three different sizes of the Borough as well as two new silhouettes – the Highrise and the domed Preston Satchel.

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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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101 on Spotting Fakes Online: Be 100% S.U.R.E.!

101 on Spotting Fakes Online: Be 100% S.U.R.E.!

Trust me, this is no fake baobao.

 A few days ago, my friend highlighted that this Qoo10 page used a photo from my blog to sell fake Issey Miyake baobao. Initially, I thought this was really funny (and secretly flattered!) that my photo was featured alongside with famed fashion blogger Susie Bubble and other street style models carrying baobao. Alright, it’s time to set the record straight.

The page didn’t exactly state “Issey Miyake baobao” instead the bags are called, “Japan tote Colorful bag Magic cube vogue handbag 3D” *breathe* What a mouthful! Best of all, it only costs $16.90 (early bird discount) or $19.90 (Q-price).

 101 on Spotting Fakes Online: Be 100% S.U.R.E.!

SURE or not?

 Let me tell you this: Issey Miyake baobao does not cost anywhere near $19.90. I bought my baobao from Club21 for S$500.00 and yes, it’s the real thing.

From Louis Vuitton to Hermès, there are knock-offs everywhere on the WWW. I’ve to admit that I used to buy a couple of knock-off bags/purses/shoes back in my eBay addiction days. True story, I once bought a knock-off on eBay without knowing it was a knock-off! It was an expensive mistake and I wish I had done my homework. Seriously.

The real question is: HOW DO YOU SPOT A FAKE ONLINE?

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Fash-Preview: Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2014

The beautiful colours of Spring exploded in the Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2014 trunk show last Friday. I was immediately drawn to the multi-coloured spikes of Sweety Charity – ooh, need to get my hands on that cutie! Lucky me, I was given a private tour of the new collection by Joanna and Michelle from Christian Louboutin Asia. Besides the bright candy colours, Christian Louboutin is bringing minimalism back with transparent panels, nautical stripes, glitter and yes, kitten heels. Fancy His & Hers Louboutins? You’ll get to match your man with the ladies version of his sneakers or espadrilles. After feasting my eyes on these gorgeous red soles, I was presented with Cronuts as a little token of appreciation from the Louboutin team. How cute is that?

Christian Louboutin S/S 2014 will be available early 2014 at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2014

Candy-Colours! Don’t you love the Sweety Charity in multi-colour spikes?

Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2014

The new Paulina Strass in Satin Bouquet makes you wanna party all summer.

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Carina Lau at Roger Vivier’s Store Opening

All eyes were on HK actress/icon/Mrs Tony Leung, Carina Lau at Friday’s Roger Vivier 90-sqm store opening at Takashimaya Shopping Centre. Designed by Herve Van der Straeten, this is the French label’s first store in Southeast Asia featuring their latest bags, shoes, wallets and other accessories. Other notable guests include French model/aristocrat/fashion designer Inès de La Fressange, Creative Director Bruno Frisoni, designer Herve Van der Straeten and celebrity blogger Ingrid from The Bag Hag Diaries.

Visit the new Roger Vivier store at #02-12 at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

Carina Lau at Roger Vivier Store Opening at Takashimaya

The 47-year old actress looked pretty in pink with her hot pink Prismick bag. Mrs Tony Leung does not age!

Carina Lau at Roger Vivier Store Opening at Takashimaya

From left: Creative Director Bruno Frisoni, Carina Lau, Inès de La Fressange and guest.

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Céline Boutique at DFS Galleria Scottswalk

Céline recently reopened their boutique at DFS Galleria Scottswalk with the largest selection of exotics that will make your eyes go “pop”. I was invited to a VIP private preview on Friday, October 18th to check out their revamped boutique located at Level 4 (401). The representative told me that the extensive exotic collection including crocodile, lizard and python were specially flown in for this special occasion. However, there were only one or two pieces available for each style. Fashion maestro Daniel Boey was also there to share his shopping tips with the VIP shoppers. Céline fans, I suggest you start strutting down to DFS Galleria Singapore to before all of them are snapped up. If you’re looking for the regular calfskin bags, just request from the friendly Céline sales assistants who will magically bring them out for you.

DFS Galleria Singapore is located at 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220; Tel: + 65 6229 8100; Store Hours: 10:00-22:00 / 22:30 (Friday & Saturday).

Celine Boutique at DFS Galleria Scottswalk

Celine Boutique at DFS Galleria Scottswalk

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Hey, Mrs Robinson

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Thank you to the good folks at Tory Burch for my blue Robinson bag from the Fall 2013 collection. To top it up, I was treated with a classic manicure with a Hello Kitty nail art at Manicurious (if you haven’t been, go now!).

Such a treat! How has your weekend been?

LeSportsac x Dylan’s Candy Bar Collection

It’s time to get some arm candy with the LeSportsac x Dylan’s Candy Bar collection. Last Thursday, I had the pleasure to meet Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar and also daughter of fashion designer, Ralph Lauren. She is indeed one of the sweetest celebrities I’ve ever met (no pun intended!). I can’t wait to visit her candy bar when I’m in NYC this weekend! This limited edition 25-bag collection is inspired by Dylan’s wallpaper and pop art like the Sugar Cube print. Whether you love gummies, hard candies or chocolates – there is something yummy for Dylan’s Candy Bar fans! Priced between S$85 to S$415, I simply can’t resist a little eye candy from this fabulous collection.

Available at LeSportsac flagship store at ION Orchard #B1-12A (Tel:66347969). Go get ‘em!

LeSportsac x Dylan's Candy Bar Collection

MsGlitzy and I met Dylan Lauren at the launch at ION Orchard last Thursday. As you can see, I’m carrying the LeSportsac x Dylan’s Candy Bar Medium Weekender in Sugar Cube. It’s perfect for carrying my yoga gear and shuttling from event to event. Dylan Lauren is carrying the Gumball Crossbody in Candy Spill.

LeSportsac x Dylan's Candy Bar Collection

What a sweet sack of goodness! I WANT!

LeSportsac x Dylan's Candy Bar Collection

You can see the entire LeSportsac x Dylan’s Candy Bar collection here.

LeSportsac x Dylan's Candy Bar Collection

LeSweetsac in Sac of Sweets (S$95 each)

LeSportsac x Dylan's Candy Bar Collection

Gumball Cosmetic in Sweet Talk and Sugar Cube (S$130 each)

LeSportsac x Dylan's Candy Bar Collection

Candy Zip Cosmetic in Candy Spill, Sweet Talk and Sugar Cube (S$85 each)

LeSportsac x Dylan's Candy Bar Collection

DCB Medium Weekender in Sugar Cube and Sweet Talk (S$370 each)

LeSportsac x Dylan's Candy Bar Collection

This is the epic moment when Dylan Lauren asked me to autograph the Gummi Nails packaging I gave her *fan girl moment – like whatttttttt* Thank you, LeSportsac for the kind invitation!

images: LeSportsac

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

Fash-Obsession: Chloé BAYLEE Bag

It’s time to re-learn your A-B-Cs with Chloé‘s founder Gaby Aghion’s concept of alphabetised naming for the latest range of bags. Let’s begin, A is for ALICE, B is for BAYLEE and C is for CLARE. This Fall, all eyes are on the BAYLEE, a bag with strong personality which is supple and versatile for the day. Personally, the BAYLEE caught my eye instantly as I love the androgynous look and functionality of the bag – which can bring me from yoga to meetings. Isn’t it chic?

Chloé Baylee Bag

Clare Waight Keller, Creative Director of Chloé described it, “the BAYLEE has echoes of all the classic boyfriend bags I love. Simple in shape, practical and ultimately a chic attitude. Its design, its signature, is best epitomised in a bi-colour version where two bright colours offer a variety of combinations. I love the slouchy softness of its leather and the strong gold hardware zips linked together with our iconic Chloé chain bracelet”.

Chloé Baylee Bag

The BAYLEE is priced at S$ 2524.00 via Luisaviaroma.com