Dear Santa
Sunday 28 November 2010, 1:15 am
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Dear Santa,

The Charles and Keith boots that I love are fraying at its threads. The faux leather is flaking slowly from my excessive and obsessive wear over the past who-knows-how-many years. The fabric buckles exactly the way I wear them – at the ball of my feet, the ankle and from stuffing my jeans into already-prime real estate. I sense that these C&K boots don’t have long to live.

This Christmas, I hope to find, nestled snugly under the Christmas tree, a pair of size 40 black suede lace-up wedge booties by Hussein Chalayan for PUMA’s Urban Mobility collection.

The combination of thick suede and rubber wedge makes this shoe OOZE comfort it’s like wearing hot chocolate and walking on air. *slurps! Throw in the extra three inches of height (a girl can always do with more) AND the fact that it’s a slice of designer goods at a sliver of the price… These babies have bumped themselves up to the top of my list of desirables this December.

But that’s not to say these sweeties are completely within grasps. At $400 for the bootie version at Hide&Seek and $356.97 from Revolve Clothing for the high-cut boots, they are, sadly, not within means.

Thus, I write this letter to you Santa.
Please make your list, check it twice.
Hope I’ve been sufficiently nice.


Paperbag Pants
Tuesday 23 November 2010, 6:18 pm
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Do you have those days where you want nothing more than to wear a paper bag over your head as you go about your routine and mile-long list of to-dos because it’s just such long and dreary day. You want nothing more than to snuggle in bed, tucked safely in the comforts of your blanket where the world can’t get you? But since Responsibility beckons, settle for the second-best option which is to dress purely for Comfort as you attempt to conquer the abyss of chores.

And then, there are also those days that for no reason in particular, there is a sense of flurry and fun to dress up and paint the town red. Figuratively, of course.

I’m wearing a basic white tank, pseudo paperbag-waisted pants and lace-up wedges. Just because I felt like it. Despite only having to run a handful of errands in school today. And make-up-less because my skin has decided to revolt by going through a second round of puberty-worthy breakouts ):

But I also attribute it to the stresses of exam week,
which is NOW!

Ok, back to the books for me


[Giveaway] Hansel is 7!
Monday 22 November 2010, 11:59 pm
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Hansel is 7 this year! It hardly seems so because every season feels fresh. The store is moving to Mandarin Gallery come December, and that calls for a biggg birthday party!!!!!!

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

Write us your wittiest, cleverest, cutest birthday wish for hansel, and one winner (picked by designer Jo Soh) will receive a new limited edition hansel t-shirt to commemorate the occasion, and invitation for two to attend the VIP + Media preview party at hansel’s new shop on Friday, 3rd December.

Enter this into the comments, together with your name, email address, twitter username, and click the “Say It!” button.

Giveaway closes on 2359h, Monday, 30th December 2010. Go!

This & that
Thursday 18 November 2010, 11:20 am
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We saw some Herve Ledger, some Alexander Wang, lots of YSL bags swinging about, dangerous heels and very big hair on a whole lot of different people, but here’s what we earthlings wore

Sarah kept it simple with my newly acquired LBD from Zara, a studded belt and Guess heels.

Jo haphazardly put together a sheer cotton batwing top from H&M, zip-front bodysuit from Urban Outfitters, black pants from Cotton on, snakeskin stamped wedges from Charles & Keith and really bad hair. Uh, not quite sure what to say

And spotted! on Lionel of Bobo Baroque, this skeleton cuff that will would have given an arm and leg for, but nope, it didn’t happen.

Yves Saint Laurent at MBS
Monday 15 November 2010, 8:46 am
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The French fashion house, Yves Saint Laurent, has, to me, always been synonymous with an understated simplicity and insurmountable elegance. Credited for the introduction of a women’s tuxedo suit, Le Smoking, which is probably the sexiest name you could have for a suit. (; Yves Saint Laurent started his career working at the House of Dior, before starting his own fashion house.

Despite the passing of the designer in 2008, YSL still remains a powerhouse in the industry, backed by parent company, The Gucci Group.

Last Friday night was no exception to YSL’s promise of everything luxe, sophisticated and stylish as Jo and I rubbed shoulders with fashion’s elite at YSL’s Marina Bay Sands boutique opening. The party was in full swing when we arrived with guests merrily mingling and dipping into their deep pockets to add YSL A/W2010 to their wardrobes.

We were drinking champagne and nibbling on hors d’oeuvres amongst signature pieces like the ponyhair fringe pumps and arty rings, which Jo was very tempted to acquire. And, which I also assume should be sold out by now because they retail for only $280. The rings, I mean.

I could only oogle from afar as I observed guests trying (and buying) shoes, bags and accessories all around me while I, happily, clutched my new iPad (: but more on that later.

For now, I can only lust about my future YSL bag.

Hanging out with Jo and Bagaholicboy too much is not good for the bank account balance…

“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.”

– Yves Saint-Laurent

Saturday 13 November 2010, 4:31 am
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Jo laments fairly often that she’d love to be a tai-tai and live the lifestyle. Brunching at swanky places, paying way too much for orange+champagne concoctions, having to worry about nothing more than manicured perfection, facials and shopping one’s heart’s content.


Last week, we got such an opportunity to live out the fantasy (somewhat), in part, due to our blur-ness and also because we wanted to. hehehs.

Guilty as charged. But happy! And with no regrets.

Frency & Mercury
Thursday 11 November 2010, 9:46 am
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Handcrafted designer eye-wear took centre stage at Front Row at Raffles Hotel with a showcase of the very exclusive and limited quantities of Frency & Mercury glasses by Japan-based designer – Eque M.

Bold, functional and handcrafted.

Yes, I feel that it is important to repeat that fact because it simply boggles my mind how such frames could possibly be made by hand(!)

Frency & Mercury glasses are designed with the very thoughtful consideration of catering to the Asian nose bridge (or lack thereof).

Pictured above and below are some of Jo’s and my favourite picks, which retail for between $400 to $600 approximately, depending on style and design.

Available (in very limited quantities) at Front Row, Raffles Hotel Level 2.