Singapore Fashion Week (SFW) starts on May 13, but you can get into the mood early at the Tangs x Singapore Fashion Week pop-up store which is now open at Tangs Orchard.
Local brands Elohim by Sabrina Goh, Ong Shunmugam and Collate the Label, which are staging fashion shows at SFW, will be stocked at the pop-up store.
Although local fashion brands Aijek, Cruise, In Good Company, Reckless Jersey and Womb, are not showcasing their designs on the runway, they have designed SFW capsule collections that are also available at the pop-up store.
In addition to some of the top names in local design, a curated selection of international labels, such as streetwear brand Studmuffin NYC and British jewellery label Monica Vinader, will be part of the mix.
The pop-up will be open till May 20.
NEW SHOPS AT ION
Be spotted shopping at the new Ion Orchard Link, a 35m underground walkway between Scotts Road and Ion Orchard, from today till Sunday and stand a chance to receive a goodie bag containing freebies and vouchers.
The walkway, which opened officially last week, is home to brands such as VDL Cosmetics, eyewear brand Owndays and Yankee Candle.
MUM, YOU AND COACH
Coach is celebrating Mother's Day, which falls on May 10, with a fun feature and promotions.
Share any photo of you and your mother on Instagram with the hashtag #myfirstcoach for a chance to be featured on Coach's online gallery.
From now till Mother's Day, enjoy 10 per cent off storewide and receive a $100 Coach gift voucher with any purchase
OBJECT OF DESIRE
Alexander Wang's signature bag has gotten cuter. It now comes in a mini version, measuring 20cm x 12.7cm x 15.2cm, about 45 per cent smaller than the regular size.
It costs $870, compared to the regular version that is priced at $1,350. Both are crafted from lambskin. Available at 02-03 Hilton Shopping Gallery
SEE CRESSIDA DANCE
Actress and dancer Cressida Bonas is emerging out of Prince Harry's shadow.
Once better known as the woman dating the prince, the 26-year-old Briton has been making a name for herself based on her talents since calling off the relationship last year.
In the Mulberry's spring/summer 2015 dance film, she shows off impressive dance moves in the brand's flowy Buttercup dress.
To view the dance clip, go to: http://bit.ly/1xaC9Sa
HE LIFE THIS MONTH
Be dazzled by seven pairs of bejewelled shoes in the latest issue of The Life e-magazine.
These shiny creations from brands such as Dolce&Gabbana and Prada will turn heads with every step you take.
Then find out more about Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung in the My Life column. Gurung, who was born in Singapore but raised in Kathmandu, is currently raising funds to help those affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal.
To donate, go to: www.crowdrise.com/nepalearthquakefund.
To read The Life e-magazine, download The Straits Times Star E-books app from the App Store or Google Play for your Apple iPad or Android tablet.
Get The Life magazine inside the app. It is free, along with previous issues of the magazine. The Life is optimised for iPads and Android tablets, and is best downloaded when there is Wi-Fi
Multilabel online store Society A, which specialises in Asian fashion brands, is now open for business.
Brands include womenswear label Aijek, accessories label Amado Gudek and footwear brand Spur.
Prices range from $39 to $299 for accessories, $79 to $199 for shoes, and $79 to $399 for apparel. For more information, go to www.society-a.com
This article was first published on May 1 2015.
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