Matambre Raw

Shortly after making this bikini number for the cover of Hommes Vogue Japan, designer Franc Fernandez was called up by the Gaga gang to whip together an entire look – dress, hat, shoes and matching clutch in Argentinian ‘matambre’ beef.

Yes. its made of real meat.

Looking at these pictures make me squirm at the thought of it’s smelly, sticky, bloody slickness. *shudders*

Can you imagine the dangling slabs of meat slapping against your leg as you walk? *eeewwwww…

Although both Franc Fernandez and Lady Gaga claim that it was comfortable, didn’t smell and wasn’t bloody (yeah right!)

Plans are for this dress to live out the rest of its, albeit short, life in ‘The Gaga Archives’ where it’ll slowly dry out and “jerky-fy”.

I just hope it doesn’t attract flies…

Picture credits: and

[Spotlight] UK will never sleep again

And neither will we.

The heavens have heard our prayers. Now let us take a moment of silence to take this all in…

We can shop H&M UK Online from 16 September 2010! All you have to do is sign up for their newsletter, and if you’re based in Singapore, use a Vpost or Comgateway to forward your shopping parcel back home.

Omg omg omg omg!

And then, we also have Alexa Chung for Madewell, finally online. Luscious blouses, cute jackets and skinny jeans, you can finally steal her easy vintage style here, though not without forking out at least US$78 for a pair of denim shorts.

Picture credits to here and here.

[Spotlight] Chunks and Stones

Ben and Jerry’s Chunkfest 2010 was held last Saturday at The Promontry @ Marina Bay (which I mistake to be close to Marina Bay & Promenade MRT and was sorely mistaken. Is most accessible by Raffles Place MRT, fyi)


Specially for the event, they flew down 12 exciting never-before seen (in Singapore) flavours for everyone to buy/try after which, they can go online and vote for which they like best to stay and retail in Singapore while the rest fly back to the States. Check out which flavour got the highest votes: here!

My sister tried’Oatmeal Cookie Chunk’ which tastes just like a granola bar, I swear (: *LIKE! While I had ‘Pomagranate Sorbet’ which was pleasant but nothing fantastical, in my opinion. But who doesn’t like ice cream in general eh?!

The invite for the event asked people to come down in tie-dye and their hippiest attire (is ‘hippiest’ a real word?) And for the people who showed up, they did not disappoint! There were a considerable number of people who were tie dye, maxi dresses, vintage apparel and the works. (Yes, there was also a substantial number of normal, cookie-cutter civilian clothing a la jeans & t-shirt. But considerable number of hippie-ish folk around)

I wore a colour-runned G2000 tank, vintage houndstooth vest, Five Stone Vintage pleated wide-leg pant, wood & leather bracelets, woven belt and C&K sandals.

And my sister wore a scarf as headpiece, white sleeveless blouse from AMK Hub, vintage vest, print skirt from Thailand, bag from Indonesia, sandals from C&K and bracelets from Combodia and Indonesia (I think).

In addition to having ice cream and Ben & Jerry’s merchandise on sale, there was a whole string of programmes to entertain everyone. Later in the evening, there were band performing. But when I arrived, they just kicked off a 4-member team challenge to wolf down 20 scoops of ice-cream as quick as you can.



And this 4-monster team, Legal Black Hole, not only beat at least 15 other teams in the Vermonster Challenge… But also, after a 15 minute break, took on the Ben & Jerry’s team to wolf down another 20 scoops of ice cream in 2 minutes!

I have a tummy-ache just thinking about that…

All in all, it was a fun day to chill by the water, watch people gorge their faces with too much ice cream and listen to good music and see a lot of happy faces around, thus the theme ‘Love, Peace & Ice Cream’ right? hahas.

To end off, my sister had a “eating competition” of her own.

hahas (:

-CLOSED- Marc Jacob’s Printed Matter: $100 Shopbop Giveaway!

This has got to be our best giveaway ever – a US$100 Shopbop Giftcard! It’s open to everyone, yes all you Singaporeans, cos Shopbop does international shipping!

To qualify, you have to like us on Facebook and be our follower on Twitter (@wearewottoncool).

Read more to enter the  competition, if not, our (somewhat) regular posts and all our new entries continue below (:

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Déjà Vu?

Garance Doré‘s comment about Ferragamo re-editing their cult shoes like the Rainbow shoes from 1938 ,

made me think about this New York Times article about retailers looking into their archives for inspiration and cashflow.

And after a bit more searching, I stumbled across this blog, in particular this post. The following photos are from that post. (:

I wonder, is this rainbow poop wallpaper fo’ real?! Would you have this in your house? hahas

I want these shelves and colour-coded books. Bet Jo would want the pug. (:

And these persian cats are so adorable. Unsettlingly pastel, but adorable!

Rain brings the Rainbows

As a result of Friday’s torrential lunchtime downpour, I had to swim through Maxwell Road to get back to my office.

Water levels were up to my lower shin and my skirt got wet from the frantic (and somewhat amusing) sploshing around. May I ask, do you also suffer from the very tragic “let’s share an umbrella so we’ll both be dry, but in the end both umbrella-sharers are wet still” syndrome? Because that was what happened. And it was rather icky to be damp and attempting to get work done.

Needless to say, my shoes were completely soaked through. Which was really gross since I was out till 10pm that day.

We even sat on newspapers to dry off and prevent the seats from getting excessively wet.

Anyway, its a fun memory. And I’m dry now so, yay!

On to other things…

I found this scarf in my closet. (It’s a magic closet, I swear!)

I suspect that it’s my mom’s, and I quite like the colours.

Feel that it brings out the colour of my new hair!

😀 You like?

Never thought I’d dye my hair, and kinda did so on a whim.

Here’s how the conversation went:

Me (to hair stylist) – I’m thinking of dyeing my hair…

Hair stylist – I got a colour for you. (She then proceeds to whip out a book with a flurry of looped locks in an array of colours, points to one in the top left corner of the elaborate chart. Then asks…) How about this?

Me – Ok! (:

and because she had just come back from training in Japan, she when all the way with the colouring. My baby hairs, side burns, back tails and eyebrows are all dyed! And I quite like it!

Makes me feel more Japanese which equates with getting away with anything…

Like this!


Anyway, for those who’ve never coloured their hair and never considered it previously. I think it’s worth trying at least once. Although, be prepared for it to cost you a bit. Inclusive of treatment, cutting and coluring, the bill totalled about $180-ish?

The experience is like someone put a whole lot of paste in your hair and leaves it there for an hour. At some points, there is a feeling like you’ve got an itch on your head you aren’t allowed to scratch. But completely tolerable, honestly.

And as long as I couldn’t smell the ammonia, which wasn’t often, I was good to go. (:

I don’t look forward to the grown-out dye job state. But I’ll hyperventilate about that at a later date.