AN INTRUSION INTO THE MIND OF A POET

Intruder Back when I could stare without bitterness,my brain easy enough for toying a newfangled sceneor surprise, I would hop on a train towatch meadows swim by,mud slathered on fieldslike toffee, my reflection in the glasslighted by the novelty of the countryside. For a moment there is no shamein becoming my...

THIS IS RELATIVE

HEADING THIS BRAND are two cousins, Charlyn Lim and Melissa Gan, both in their early twenties, who grew tired of seeing stuff they loved online being sold for at exorbitant prices. They decided to tackle this head on and created This Is Relative, where they bring in clothes that are distinctively...

IT’S A (WO)MAN’S WORLD

CHANEL FREED WOMEN, AND I EMPOWERED THEM.– YVES SAINT LAURENT FROM COCO CHANEL’S  Chanel Suit to Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking tuxedo suit, womenswear designers have, over the years, mixed femininity and masculinity to produce gender-bending garments designed to sexually liberate and bring confidence to the everyday woman. They have shown us that you...

THAT F GIRL

CLEAN AND STRUCTURED — those were the two words Andrea used to describe her personal style. She derives her style inspirations from numerous sources: from magazines such as Vivi Japan, Company Magazine and Glamour UK, celebrities Olivia Palermo, Kate Bosworth, Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba to fashion bloggers like Natalie...

TO BE HAPPY

ISLEAN VALATH HAS always been interested in making things. Whilst still working in the financial sector, she would design her own office wear and have them tailored. She also handmade various headpieces for her visits to the Melbourne Cup races every year which proved to be such hits that she...

TWO WORLDS COLLIDE

LIONEL’S INTEREST IN DESIGN began back in primary school when he was a big fan of Japanese anime such as ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ and ‘Sailor Moon’. He was fascinated by the characters’ magical transformations and would often draw the characters and make changes to their outfit with embellishments and different fabrics. He...

A MARRIAGE OF INSPIRATION AND MEANING

FRIENDS FROM AFAR (FFF) is founded by two friends, Michelle and Weiyan who share a voracious love for travel, craft and prints, and the label is a marriage of inspiration and meaning. Featuring clothes that capture a place or memory in time, the label is not about being on-trend or making a...

FASHION LABEL SPOTLIGHT: PANAYO

WE’RE BARELY TWO decades into the millennium but the birth of a global, independent woman has begun to grow and take shape. Merging her traditional culture and roots with those of another (or even yet another), she has developed a unique sense of identity and personality that comes only by...

#MEOWIIENEVERSTOPS

FEATURING MELODY TAN #meowiieneverstops, because the world is her playground.  MELODY, OR MORE widely known as meowiie, is the brainchild behind the fashion and lifestyle blog missingavenue.com. Her charm lies within her spunky attitude and sincere approach taken on each blog entry. The blog has accompanied her through 7 years...

STORIES OF TRYING TIMES IN CLAY AND GOLD

FEATURING OF TRYING TIMES BY TAN PEIXIN  THERE ARE SENTIMENTS and experiences that are difficult to translate or hard to express, or seem redundant to tell someone else about – moments when you have too much weighing on your mind and heart to fall asleep and feel like the only person...