Ashish x Topshop S/S 2014: Beach, Please!

How time flies. The 10th collaboration between Ashish and Topshop is set to launch this summer with more fun, quirky pieces inspired by Ashish‘s ideal dream resort, “Paradise Hotel”. This Spring/Summer 2014 collection entitled, “Beach, Please!” features a selection of beach towelling pieces such as a hoody and shorts, tongue-in-cheek slogan towels (‘Service Please’ and ‘Do Not Disturb’), high cut fluoro swimsuits and bikinis. I’m particularly drawn to the collector pieces featuring LED lights such as the awesome Buffalo boots with light-up heels, pool sliders, a transparent rucksack and a clutch. I mean, c’mon… LED lights flashing and streaming? I WANT! Believe me, this summer is going to be just more fun with Ashish x Topshop S/S 2014 collection. I can’t wait.

“I love this collection, it’s perfect for the beach and for pool parties, and they have the best ones at the Paradise Hotel! – I hope it’s going to be as much fun to wear as it has been to design!’ - Ashish

Ashish x Topshop‘s 10th collection will be launched worldwide on 29 May 2014 at Topshop Knightsbridge.

Ashish x Topshop S/S 2014: The Paradise Hotel Ashish x Topshop S/S 2014: The Paradise Hotel

Ashish x Topshop S/S 2014: The Paradise Hotel

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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

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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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Festival 101: What To Wear in 2013

Summer is almost here and everyone is having Coachella fever. It doesn’t matter whether you’re heading to Glastonbury Festival in the UK or Fuji Rock Festival in Japan – you’ll need to pack your festival gear. From tie-dye kaftans to denim overalls, you’ll need to get your styling cap on for your festival look. Good news, you can shop for these looks right now from H&M, Free People and even Topshop. Just one last thing, don’t forget your camera (and waterproof anything!).

H&M Loves Music 2013

H&M Loves Music offers an affordable range of indie festival gear. Who doesn’t love anything pocket friendly?

Free People Festival Flower Collection

Free People “Festival Flower” Collection is full of boho, indie goodness for your festival needs.

Topshop Festival Shop 2013

Topshop Festival Shop celebrates music with this Zig Zag Ikat Backpack (S$76), MOTO Pink Acid Crochet Hot Pants (S$79) and NINA2 Heel Jelly Sandals (S$59)

Topshop Festival Shop 2013

More from Topshop: Multi Peace Bandeau Bikini (S$76) and Multi Hot Dog Bandeau Bikini (S$76)

Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2013 Airism Collection

If you’re living in the same side of the world as me, it’s time to beat the heat. Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2013 Airism Collection is a total lifesaver. This revolutionary innerwear is so light (just like its name!) as if you’re wearing nothing at all. Best of all, it features anti-bacterial, anti-odour, silky, stretchable and even a built-in deodoriser! This unique fabric is cool to the touch, release heat, wicks away moisture and dries up perspiration easily. You’ll be keeping cool and comfortable this hot season – isn’t that awesome? I love the new S/S 2013 colours and will definitely be stocking up on the neon yellow and purple tops.

Priced between SGD16.90 to SGD34.90, the new Airism collection will hit the stores in mid-April 2013.

Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2013 Airism Collection

Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2013 Airism Collection

Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2013 Airism Collection

Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2013 Airism Collection

images: Uniqlo Singapore

Adolfo Dominguez Spring/Summer 2013 + Singapore’s First Flagship Store

Ola! Spanish fashion label Adolfo Dominguez opened its first flagship store in Singapore today at Paragon Shopping Centre, Orchard Road. Started in the 70s, Adolfo Dominguez has evolved over the years into a modern and chic fashion label under the creative direction of Tiziana Dominguez, the youngest of Adolfo‘s three daughters. As a painter and sculptor, Tiziana brings her strong aesthetic point of view to the label which is artistically unique and refined. The Spring/Summer 2013 collection is all about comfort, elegance and relaxation. Imagine a journey to the warm summer outdoors with a touch of vintage nautical. I personally love the ‘Crinklebelle’ collection which features fuss-free, crinkle fabric which I would simply toss into my luggage for the perfect summer getaway. You should also check out the key ‘Portofino’ collection inspired by all things nautical in hues of blue. See below for the price range for the AD Woman collection:

Jackets (SGD249 – SGD579)Dresses (SGD429 – SGD1189)
Tops (SGD119 – SGD319)
Bottoms (SGD229 – SGD579)
Bags (SGD199 – SGD599)
Jewelry (SGD34 – SGD129)

Adolfo Diminguez is located at Paragon Shopping Centre #02-37 (Tel: +65 6235 5667).

Adolfo Dominguez Spring/Summer 2013

Adolfo Dominguez Spring/Summer 2013Adolfo Dominguez Spring/Summer 2013

Adolfo Dominguez Spring/Summer 2013

Adolfo Dominguez Spring/Summer 2013

Adolfo Dominguez Spring/Summer 2013Adolfo Dominguez Spring/Summer 2013

Adolfo Dominguez Spring/Summer 2013

images: Adolfo Dominguez