WOTTONCOOL


Colourful, I love you

I’m not sure about you, but when my age just tipped two digits (ie, 10), my classmates and I were obsessed with mouthing the word “colourful”, because it looked like you were saying “I love you”, and that was oh-so-taboo.

Over the weekend, colourful and I love you have become essentially one and the same to me. It seemed like colours that day were so tremendously yummy and vivid in what I ate and where I went. It was like the surroundings made up for my lack of colourful clothes, haha.

My boyfriend and I took a break from the usual shopping and eating around the places that we had to run errands at. Instead, we made an effort to trek to places we’ve been wanting to go. We felt so much like tourists 😀

First we went to First Thai Food at 23 Purvis Street. It is run by real Thais, (don’t I make them sound like some rare commodity? Fact is, there are very few native Thais who run Thai restaurants in Singapore) and they make AWESOME and AUTHENTIC Thai food.

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We ordered a green chicken curry and seafood tom yam soup. The tom yam soup was certainly altered to suit Singaporeans’ (and the many tourists in the area) tastebuds better. It wasn’t half as spicy as all the ones I tried in Bangkok. But it was good, sour, appetizing, with ultra fresh ingredients. Prawns! I lurve.

It is a shop house at the corner of the block and it is decorated with lots of artificial flowers, paintings and photographs of random people, famous people, Thais and their King. The walls are tiled with pale blue and pink squares. There must be a good hundred eye catching things in the shop, but somehow they didn’t come across as offbeat or anything.

The walls outside are a bright orange and yellow, and I couldn’t resist taking a picture! So here’s what I wore anyway. Stripes |||||||||||||||||||||||||||.

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Yeap those neon flowers are part of the decor in the shop as well.

We ventured into Actually… a nice white-washed shop with very exciting wares to liven up its arty pallid interiors. I want a Freitag bag!

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Next we went to the National Musuem of Singapore to view Christian Lacroix the Costumier.

Musuems always remind me of art student days. Sarah and I were just plain secondary school students taking art… but I always liked saying art student hahahah.

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Looking at all these drawings made me feel like I should not exist, as with many other exhibitions have.

Now for the real thing. Since pictures paint a thousand words, allow me to inject a 6000 word essay about the exhibition.

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You have to go for the one of the guided tours with the curator. She speaks beautifully and she gives the costumes life!

All the costumes were made for the stage – operas, plays and all kinds of lavish productions. It is amazing to hear how dedicated and meticulous Lacroix was about these costumes, from fringes to polka dotted lining, how the depth of colour deepens as the story progresses, how he fused modern day influences with that of Baroque…

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Long draped dresses that resembled Greek columns splashed with neon paint.

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I felt so wholesomely decadent walking around, listening, reading and observing. Ah.

“Couture dresses should be perfect at close range. Ready-to-wear should be concrete and practical. Fashion should be a matter of look, everyday life and current atmosphere.

On stage, there are only symbols, effects and illusions. Costumes must speak outright when actors, dancers or singers enter the stage.” – Christian Lacroix

We went for a neighbouring exhibition, Come-in: Interior Design as a Contemporary Art Medium in Germany. Pretty mind-boggling stuff!

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Interior design to me is something that ought to be pretty idosyncratic and individualistic. It should recognize, or at least anticipate the presence of discrete, individual people.

For the interiors and furnishings of homes or maybe offices, there are many elements of discrete items – like chairs (as opposed to benches – collective), cutlery of different shapes, sizes and designs (YOUR favourite cup to drink from, for example), cubicles or rooms (not a vast space – though this can be easily challenged)..

But what happens when you take these seemingly discrete items, then join and disjoin them at the oddest of places? Kinda unwelcoming eh.

Random thoughts.

But what’s interior design to you?

Anyway. Interesting textures ahead!

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We ended the day with home-made dinner! Spaghetti with pesto sauce and a homemade ginger-spring onion with olive oil sauce that is typically eaten with bak zham gai (literally translated as white chopped chicken? Actually, just boiled chicken).

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It was t3h sm3x.

Happy weekend!



WOTTONCOOL IS ONE!
Tuesday 31 March 2009, 12:00 am
Filed under: - Jo, - Sarah, Desirables, Exhibit WC:, Inspirables, OMGWTFBBQ | Tags: , , , ,

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OMGWTFBBQ. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

To all our readers:

THANK YOU! <3!

Life has been getting crazy with projects, presentations, reports, assignments and examinations around the corner. (two weeks! *gasps*!)

But we thought  it’d be fun to have a mini COMPETITION!

THE ADVENTURES OF JO AND SARAH

1. Guidelines:

Come up with the most outrageously hilarious fictitious story of the adventures Jo and Sarah.

Tell us where we went, what we did, who we met, what we said, how we felt and how the story ends. It’s up to you to decide if you want it to be wottoncool-related or not.

Here is an idea (feel free to add details not listed above or below):

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Granted, the combined effort of three (two of us plus Jo’s sister) on a lazy Sunday, isn’t a reflection of our best work… We actually just passed a piece of paper around and folded the previous sentence down.

We are confident that you’ll blow us away with your quick wit and writing flair. (:

2. Criteria

A grandmother story isn’t necessary. Keep It Short and Sweet (K.I.S.S) and Keep it funny! 😀

(We’re thinking of ROTFLMAO kinda FUNNY 😀 😀 😀, good attempts of it are welcome too!)

3. Submission

Email your entries, you can send in as many as you wish (: , to wottoncool@gmail.com. Also include your Name, Contact Number and Mailing Address by Friday, 3 April 2009. EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, 5 APRIL!

Winners will be notified through Email and they’ll receive a bagful of treasures! (Did you read this?!)

Competition open to Singapore readers only. Unless you wanna pay international shipping. :O

[Edit: Competition Closed. Winners will be announced shortly]



UBER $1 GOODNESS!!!!
Monday 30 March 2009, 1:58 am
Filed under: - Jo, - Sarah, Desirables, Off the Racks, OMGWTFBBQ, x $1 Goodness | Tags: , , ,

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to check out Jo’s infamous $1 Thrift Store from which she has gotten many enviable gems.

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Within half an hour, we found goodies aplenty! 😀

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I’m really excited with the purchases!

But alas! We aren’t keeping most of our finds.

Jo and I have something planned…

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And you could be the proud owner of the contents of these bags!!!

Stay Tuned!!!

[edited: click here for details!]



Uniqlo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday 28 March 2009, 11:53 pm
Filed under: - Jo, Desirables, Off the Racks | Tags: , , , ,

Uniqlo will open its doors to sunny (38 degree celcius today!) Singapore in 12 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!

Singapore’s country website is already up and running, with a preview of some of the products and prices! Oo it just invigorates me looking at the .sg at the end of the URL.

UT tees from $24.90
Bra Tops from $29.90
Polo Shirts from $29.90
Jeans from $69.90

It’s as affordable as I hoped it to be! Too awesome.

I already made a space for a Uniqlo membership/VIP card in my wallet, HAHA! (It’s taking the space of my Giordano Concepts membership card, because there is no more Giordano Concepts in Singapore, sobs)

I’ll see you at Uniqlo, Tampines 1 Mall, 2nd level, from 10-10 on 9 April!

Are you as excited as I am? 😀

http://www.uniqlo.SG!!!




Fierce Shoes
Saturday 28 March 2009, 4:31 am
Filed under: - Sarah, Desirables, Off the Racks, OMGWTFBBQ | Tags: , , , , , ,

If you’ve been lusting for a fierce shoes, a pair or two…

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Head down to ALDO!

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Till Sunday (29 March 2009), they are having a special STOREWIDE discount (!) of 20% off for purchases above $180.

(I know the Raffles City outlet is having this promotion)

Click here for details on Store Locations.

Now, if only I had the cash to buy the pair I’m eyeing…

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Meet  Maune  ((((:

These suede lace-up wedges *swoons* hello?! heaven with heels! <3!

They remind me of Ann Demeulemeester shoes always surfacing on Sea of Shoes (here, here and here)

Even with the discount, they are $244!!!

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Wishing for angel investors to sponsor her Maunes

-Sarah



Puma-rama

Sports has grown into something so scientific and researched into it’s no longer just maintaining physical fitness or overall health.

Sports also has grown into something about being body conscious – how you look while doing it, and how you look after doing it.

Yesterday, Sarah and I were treated to a fashion show by Puma, in conjunction with Marina Square’s Lead the Fashion Revolution.

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There were some really cute shoes – sneakers, half sneakers, canvas boat shoes and sporty ballet flats that caused mini heart attacks because I couldn’t get good photos of them, and I wanted them (the shoes, not the photos) so bad!

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It was a fun, laid-back, preppy-sporty show that got people scurrying to the store right after the fashion show to enjoy the 15% discount storewide!

We too went into the store after the show, but by the time I decided to valiantly reward myself with a pair of happy crayola coloured sneaker, they were all sold out in my size.

Puma’s got a HUGE event coming up at Zouk. Stay tuned!