Bikinis for Every Body Type

It’s bikini season! First of all, do you know which bikini looks best on your body type? Do you want to make your legs look longer? How about slimming those hips? Do you want to hide your muffin top? Well, we have the answers. Before you hit the beach to get your tan, it’s time to reward your body with the right bikini for maximum flattery. You can shop for bikinis online at Zalora.sg or Shopbop.

 #1 Make My Legs Longer!
Guess what? High-waist bikini bottoms make your legs look longer. If you have a long torso, this style is a great choice.

Bikinis for Every Body Type

  1. Nilos Beachwear Tu Uma Set (S$209.00)
  2. Michael Kors Collection Garden Club Solids Bikini (US$770.00)

#2 Love Your Curves!
Keep your bikini tops in solid color or small print. For best support, pick a bikini top with underwire, thick chest band or halter style. Stay away from stringy bikini tops!

Bikinis for Every Body Type

  1. Nilos Beachwear Kaula Top (S$129.00)
  2. Bella Kini Fixed Halter Set (S$59.90)

#3 Bigger Boobs, please?
You can create an optical illusion by picking the right bikini top. For the small bust, pick a tie-front bikini top to draw your breasts together – ultimately, bigger boobs. No surgery needed.

Bikinis for Every Body Type

  1. Lolli Zanny Bandeau Bikini Top (US$80.00)
  2. Funfit Polka Dot Push-up Bikini Set (S$45.00)

#4 Hide My Belly!
Nothing hides your belly like a one-piece swimsuit. Otherwise, monokini would be perfect. It would be best to pick a dark, solid colour but I don’t believe in this rule. Let’s go wild!

Bikinis for Every Body Type

  1. We Are Handsome The Bella Vista Racer One Piece Swimsuit (US$297.00)
  2. Bella Kini Monokini Diva (S$109.00)

#5 Slim My Hips!
For the pear-shaped ladies, you can slim your hips by boosting your boobs with a bandeau top. Go for ruffles or details! It’s all about proportions. Otherwise, try a tankini to highlight your waist rather than your hips.

Bikinis for Every Body Type

  1. RIVER ISLAND Floral Print Bandeau Bikini Top (S$34.90)
  2. Zinke Reese Bandeau Bikini Top (US$93.00)

It’s time to shop, shop, shop! Enjoy 15% discount if you shop the above swimwear at Zalora.sg by entering the discount code ZAXWEN15 when you check out.

Now, put on your bikini and hit the beach!

Trendspotting: How To Rock Your Birkenstocks / Slide Sandals

A decade ago, I could not live without my comfortable cork-based, leather strapped sandal: The Birkenstock, specifically the Arizona. Sadly, the fashion police condemned the chunky sandal silhouette until Phoebe Philo rejuvenated the Birkenstock-inspired sandals at the Céline Spring/Summer 2013 collection in Paris. THANK YOU! From grandma to glam, the Birkenstock trend is still going strong. I’m currently wearing my Birkies and it is indeed a life-saver for all pregnant women (and those who loathed heels). If the Olsen twins are rockin’ it, so should you.

Trendspotting: How To Rock Your Birkenstocks / Slide Sandals

    1. Birkenstock Arizona two band sandals (US$120.00) available at Shopbop
    2. Ash Kab Slide Sandals (US$150.00) available at Shopbop
    3. Givenchy Barka leather sandals (£590.00) available at MyTheresa
    4. Rachel Zoe Fawn Two Band Flat Sandals ($255.00 US$127.50) available at Shopbop
    5. ASOS FILTHY RICH Leather Flatform Sliders(SGD$86.64) available at ASOS
    6. Topshop Fang Double Buckle Flatforms (£52.00) available at Topshop

So, this is how you ROCK your Birkenstocks or Slide Sandals this summer:

#1: PEDICURE. PEDICURE. PEDICURE. 
If you’re going to bare your feet this summer, make sure you’ve got your toes looking fresh and pretty.

Trendspotting: Top 10 Birkenstock-Inspired Sandals

#2: Keep your outfit casual chic and simple.
There is no need to go all print-on-print, just keep it plain and simple. A nice, crisp white shirt with patent leather pencil skirt. Or a top over a shirt and jeans. Birkenstocks is not high-fashion but it is the go-to street-style footwear. 

Trendspotting: How To Rock Your Birkenstocks / Slide Sandals

#3 Go Experimental: Socks + Birkenstocks?
You heard me. Yay or nay? Garance Dore first spotted this trend in 2012 and if you are stuck in the middle of winter like me, it’s a totally awesome idea. Or, just to jazz things up a little bit!

Socks Birkenstock

Gimme a moment, I’m going to shop for my Birkenstock Arizona right now on Shopbop!

 

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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Kate Moss TOPSHOP Spring/Summer 2014

Last week, I was one of the lucky few to get first dips on the latest Kate Moss TOPSHOP Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Launched on April 30th at 1pm, you can just imagine this collection flying off the shelves at the five outlets in Singapore: Knightsbridge (full collection for Singapore), ION Orchard (full collection for Singapore), Raffles City, Bugis and Vivocity. Trust me, I had to hustle my way to get the pieces I wanted during the special media and VIP preview. If you haven’t had the chance to check out the collection, go now… I’m not sure if there are any left! Otherwise, you can ogle at these gorgeous campaign images modeled by the goddess, Kate Moss:

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The Paisley Witch Blouse in brown ($169) is one of the key pieces from this capsule collection.

Kate Moss TOPSHOP Spring/Summer 2014

I love this Aztec Sundress – yes, I bought it! ($139)

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Marks & Spencer: Britain’s Leading Ladies Spring/Summer 2014

Marks & Spencer unveiled its new Britain’s Leading Ladies collection for Spring/Summer 2014 at its flagship store located at Wheelock Place on April 17th. The new Leading Ladies campaign features an eclectic group of influential British women including Emma Thompson (actress, screenwriter & author), Annie Lennox OBE (singer/songwriter & human rights campaigner), Rita Ora (singer/songwriter), Alek Wek (supermodel, activist & artist), Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon OBE (campaigner & life peer), Lulu Kennedy (designer & fashion guru), Rachel Khoo (chef, writer & broadcaster) and Roma Agrawal (structural engineer & advocate for technical careers), photographed by the iconic fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz. It’s a celebration of diverse backgrounds, personal style and inspirational achievements by each and every one of these Leading Ladies. This collection features this season’s trends with a graphic monochromatic palette and abstract prints as well as pretty pastels and shimmering metallics. Plus, the awesome revival of the 90s silhouette and luxurious trends.

The Leading Ladies S/S 2014 collection is now available to buy exclusively in Marks & Spencer Wheelock Place flagship store.

Marks & Spencer: Britain's Leading Ladies S/S 2014

Shot by Annie Leibovitz, the Leading Ladies ad campaign is simply magnificent.

Let’s check out my favourite pieces from the collection:

Marks & Spencer: Britain's Leading Ladies S/S 2014

Cross Back Metallic Back Dress | Paisley Print Trophy Biker Jacket

Marks & Spencer: Britain's Leading Ladies S/S 2014

Speziale Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress | Floral Drop Waist Dress

Marks & Spencer: Britain's Leading Ladies S/S 2014

Textured Diamond Top & Pure Cotton Chevron Skirt | Floral Lace Jacket

Marks & Spencer: Britain's Leading Ladies S/S 2014

Pure Cotton Crochet Lace Shift Dress with Belt | Bubble Textured Skater Dress

images: Marks & Spencer

Fash-Preview: H&M Conscious Exclusive Spring 2014

H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection Spring 2014 makes sustainable fashion more accessible and chic with more sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, recycled polyamide and Tencel®, which is a biodegradable fabric derived from wood pulp. Plus, new materials such as organic leather and silk have also been added to this collection. This unique collection brings a luxurious bohemian feel with flamenco influence with curvy feminine silhouettes and masculine details plus bold embellishments. Hues of romantic whites, cloudy blues and a mix of metallic and rich print are super lust-worthy. I love the accessories from the H&M Conscious Exclusive Spring 2014 that are made from recycled beads and plastics. In collaboration with sustainable fashion and design think tank EVER Manifesto, a new issue of the Ever Manifesto magazine, entitled Ever Conscious, will be distributed in partnership with H&M.

The H&M Conscious Exclusive Spring 2014 collection will be available in stores on April 10th.

H&M Conscious Exclusive & Conscious Collection Spring 2014

H&M Conscious Exclusive & Conscious Collection Spring 2014

H&M Conscious Exclusive & Conscious Collection Spring 2014

H&M Conscious Exclusive & Conscious Collection Spring 2014

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UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

Timeless. Parisian. Chic. French fashion icon Ines de la Fressange embodies these qualities when it comes to fashion. It’s a match made in style heaven when UNIQLO collaborates with Ines de la Fressange for a special collection for UNIQLO Lifewear Spring/Summer 2014. This collection is designed to make women feel good and look beautiful, with details such as the height of the waist line, opening of the neckline and overall fit for the perfect balance. It’s all about the Parisian chic, Ines de la Fressange believes in authentic quality and individual values with a universal appeals, unconstrained by price or brand.

UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

Available from today exclusively at 313@somerset and Suntec City, and selected lines will be available at Bugis+, Changi Airport, ION Orchard and Parkway Parade.

UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

The collection comprises four lines, “Petite Parisienne,” “Bleu, Blanc, Parisienne,” “Note Parisienne,” and “Souffle de Parisenne” which includes caps, stoles, blouses and pants.

UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

Cotton Lawn Dress (S$59.90) and Cotton Print Long Sleeve Shirt (S$29.90)

UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

Premium Linen Tunic ($49.90) & Soutein Collar Coat ($199.90)

UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

W’s Cotton Print Long Sleeve Shirt ($29.90) & Cotton Cashmere Crew Neck Cardigan ($49.90)

images: UNIQLO

Cath Kidston’s “Safari” Collection

Unleash your wild side with Cath Kidston‘s latest Spring/Summer 2014 “Safari” collection this season. Inspired by memories of family day trips during the summer holidays, the latest Safari print mixes the charm of English safari parks featuring zebras, elephants, lions and giraffes with the hues of African savannah such as earthy khaki and soft cream. This lively wild print are perfect for the outdoors (road trip, anyone?) and compliments your casual gear. In addition, the bold, graphic Aubrey Rose print, available in both Royal Blue and Stone features shapely rose outlines scattered with fine white blossoms brings a softer approach to the “Safari” collection. To add a little vintage touch, the Field Rose print is a versatile addition with medium scaled florals, available in both Royal Blue and Cream celebrates the picnic season with Cath Kidston’s al fresco dining accessories.

The Cath Kidston “Safari” collection will be available in stores from May 2014. Start your shopping list and here are my picks from the new collection:

Cath Kidston: Safari

Safari Collection: (top, clockwise) Stanley Mug in Safari White (S$17.00), Tumbler, Cotton Rucksack in Safari Khaki (S$105.00), Book Bag (S$42.00) and Kids Backpack in Safari Grey (S$73.00).

Cath Kidston: Aubrey Rose

Aubrey Rose Collection: (top, clockwise) Mio Shawl in Aubrey Rose Royal Blue (S$90.00), Backpack in Aubrey Rose Stone (S$119.00), Travel Bag in Aubrey Rose Royal Blue (S$185.00) and Everyday Bag in Aubrey Rose Stone (S$129.00).

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Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

ONE more day! Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014 collection will be launched tomorrow at four Topshop Singapore stores: ION Orchard, Knightsbridge, Bugis Junction and JEM. This highly anticipated capsule collection gives the heritage classics of adidas Originals the ultimate Topshop flavour with bespoke prints (did someone say CATS?) and re-engineered silhouettes in hues of soft coral, field green and gritty monochrome. The iconic three stripes mix with London-inspired motif brings street culture back in style. Limited pieces are only available for each design. Head down and shop tomorrow (remember the early bird catches the worm!).

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

images: Topshop

Yesah X Teeteeheehee Capsule Collection S/S2014

When style extraordinaire, Linda Hao meets fashion textile designer/illustrator, Teresa Lim, you get an unimaginable Yesah x Teeteeheehee capsule collection called, Psychedelic Trip Under The Sea. Inspired by a vision of a lost mermaid swimming under the sea to magical electronic and synth disco music (I KNOW RIGHT), this trippy collection of metallic skirts, oversized tops, crop tops, scallops, magical sea colours and leggings brings you into an unimaginable world that will definitely put a sneaky grin on your face. Personally, I’m lovin’ the Seashell Button Down Blue (S$129) as well as the Sea Legging Pink (S$79). The collection is proudly made in Singapore (Yay! Go local!). Start shopping now!

Yesah X Teeteeheehee Capsule Collection S/S2014 is available on Yesah.net, Temporium (72 – 74 DUNLOP STREET) and W.E – Workshop Element (Westgate,3 Gateway Drive #01-34/35).

Yesah X Teeteeheehee Capsule Collection S/S2014

Yesah X Teeteeheehee Capsule Collection S/S2014

Yesah X Teeteeheehee Capsule Collection S/S2014

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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-Preview: H&M Spring 2014 Collection

It’s a cocktail of urban attitude meets bohemian for the upcoming H&M Spring 2014. This collection is a reflection of how we express our personal style by mixing and matching urban essentials with decorative pieces in hues of black, white, mocha, metallics and off-white. The tough look begins with the snug patchwork jackets or leather and suede, graphic-printed waisted jackets and skinny jeans with the slightest kick at the ankle. The bohemian theme continues from last season with frilly, soft blouses and delicate cotton voile dresses for the ultimate vintage romance. There are plenty of faux fur, or the effect of faux fur from tassels seen through the collection. I’m in love with the animal print tees which are affordable yet super chic. Perfect for weekends!

H&M Spring 2014 collection will hit the stores early next year.

H&M Spring 2014 Collection

Sheer, soft blouses. Check. Tassels. Check. 

H&M Spring 2014 Collection

I’m in love with the soft, frilly white blouse with gold stars.I NEED IT.

H&M Spring 2014 Collection

Bring out the bohemian side with this moon and star earrings. Isn’t it marvelous?
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