Friday, April 17, 2015

Layer on layer

Because, jacket over jacket.

When it comes to layering during the colder months, most would instinctively pair knitwear with a jacket. A wool cardigan under a blazer or a heavy weight cotton jumper under a coat, this style of layering is more common than laying a jacket over another (although this isn’t uncommon if you think about business suiting layering).

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Trash bag chic

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Because, turning trash into treasure.

Black is not exactly the most exciting colour in the colour wheel - it is drab and leaves little to imagination when it comes to styling. The ones who stand by it will often dress head-to-toe in black and the ones who concur that it gives a slimming silhouette will pile on layers insofar as its volume becomes unflattering.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Swimming in paradise - W Singapore Sentosa Cove

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For many of us, hotels are simply a temporary lodging when we are travelling - most of us are satisfied with a reliable shower and a bed that is comfortable enough after a long day of shopping or seeking out cultural activities or hottest happenings. Very few would spend their entire day at the hotel (unless it is a staycation), even if the invitation of an infinity pool or an outdoor bar with panoramic city views beckon. So it is safe to say that when you find a hotel which entices you enough to abandon your shopping and cultural itinerary, it is a hotel worth raving about. Such a hotel happens to be W Singapore in Sentosa Cove.

Glenn and I were spending 2 days in Singapore on our way back to Sydney (from Hong Kong) and under the influence of friends who held accolades for W Hotels, we decided to stay at W Singapore. We were glad we did. Unlike most hotels where you drop off your baggage and head on out, W Singapore is a contemporary resort playground where guests relax, recharge and daydream.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Yellow panama hat

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Because, yellow red block.

Many have this idea that colourblocking is about wearing clothes made of up complete bold solid colours (and looking like The Wiggles). However the style also extends to outfits that have a contrast panel of colour pop in the way of stripes, grids, and patchwork.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tokyo - Capital of the Rising Sun (part 2)

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Tokyo is easily one of the most exciting cities you can ever visit and even though it is ever changing dramatically, there is a romantic attractiveness about its chaos. That frenzy and its ability to stay ahead of times compared to other developed cities are just a few of its travellers draw cards. Of course there is also the food, fashion and just about anything quirky and cute. 

Tokyo is as much a traditional and cultural city as it is a vibrant and buzzing metropolis. One would be forgiven to associate Tokyo only with bright neon lights and kawaii fashion as these are often what you would see in your friends' holiday snaps but parklands, shrines, museums offer travellers who wish to seek an alternative side to Tokyo.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mesh print

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Because, colours.

There are many ways to stand out when it comes to dressing without looking like you are heading to a costume party. Wearing colours or a bold printed shirt are the easiest solutions and while most guys would eagerly avoid either or both, there are ways to work with these options that would not challenge your masculinity or maturity.