Dr.ess to Impress


Remember Remember! The first of September!

When the Limited Edition Sanrio X Dr. Martens 50th Anniversary boots and mary-janes become exclusively available at Dr. Martens Concept Store at Orchard Central

If you’d like a chance at winning $1,000 worth of Dr. Martens goodness, be at the photo booth on 1 September dressed to a tee in your most OMGWTFBBQ outfit inspired by Sanrio.

Tip: Plan your outfit with the pair you intend to style your head-to-toe look with.

Snaps will be sent to Susie Bubble for judging. Do not disappoint.

Here are her looks (up-close) for inspiration:

For more visual juiciness, you can read more and see more photos here!

Spectrum: Front Row x Dr Martens

With my younger sister as my ‘plus one’ for the event,

whom I swear was the youngest person attending. Think, not-yet-legally-eligible-to-drink-type of young.

We had a date last weekend at Clarke Quay where fashion rocked Read Bridge with  Front Row’s inaugural fashion project ‘WE LOVE…

Previewing A/W 10-11 collections from labels such as Antebellum, Demisemiquaver, Fake, Pettettifogr, W/A by Woods & Woods

And styled together with Dr Martens,

The stage was set for an incredulous 15-minute show that left me oogling and wanting more. (:

First things first, though..

What is ‘WE LOVE…‘?

WE LOVE… is a quarterly fashion project initiated by Front Row, and seeks out new collaborations with different creative hosts. A fashion playgorund for experimentation, its first collection is a bundle of characteristics evoking happiness: happy prints in happy colours for happy people. Rainbow stripes, pastel candy wrapper colours and nostalgic child-like pyajama prints in fuss-free silhouettes on pretty dresses, blouses and skirts.

On a side note: I’ve been reading ‘The Happiness Project’ by Gretchen Rubin. I highly recommend it! (((:

Kudos to Front Row for embarking on initiatives such as WE LOVE… we need more of these juxtaposed explosi0ns of creative energy in this little sunny, but seemingly flooding sinking island.

By the way, is it me, or is this model’s furrowed brow and pout look somewhat out of place?

I dunno.

When I saw him, I was so distracted by his expression the clothes came secondary.

If his facial expression were an emoticon, I’d imagine it’d look something like this  >}:- [|]

lol 😀

Honestly speaking, there were so many items that really caught my eye.

I’ve developed a soft spot for dresses, especially those with low backs. *slurps (:

And whoever this girl is, let me officially DECLARE that she is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is just something very enigmatic and alluring about her look.

And the DEATH STARE she gives at the end of her walk, just before she leaves the stage…

Even though she is like 100metres away from where my sister and I sat, we both agreed that her eyes could still pierce your heart (in a good way).


Now, if only I knew who she is…

And don’t worry… I took many many photos of her.. (((:

My sister pointed out that the accent stitching on this series of Dr Martens were very cool. And had she not pointed it out, I might have missed this subtle yet makes-all-the-difference details. (:

Thank you mei mei! <3!

Thought the ‘growing’ buttons were cute. I’d wear that vest.

And by the way, if you haven’t already figured… This is a massive photo-heavy post. (:

Loved this dress. Even though it kinda looks like scrubs.

Girl crush!

Heart skips a beat.


Low-back buttondown dress! POINTS!!!

And look! It’s Mr >}:- [|] again!

For awhile now, I’ve been wanting to incorporate more yellow into my wardrobe. The colour currently does not exist. ):

The only yellow dress I had, I sold at a flea market last year…

These looks give me some inspiration for how I can begin the process of injecting more yellow into my closet.

Isn’t yellow such a happy colour? (:

Although I think Van Gogh might beg to differ on that point. hahas.

Girl crush! <3!

This mutli-toned mens shirt, i thought, was really beautifully done.

And I love the safari-feel to these looks too (:

I’d like these shorts too please.

Hahas. If only I was getting more pay…

Anyway, I’ll be uploading more photos from this show on Facebook soon.

Stay tuned for that.

And if you liked anything you saw, it should be available at Front Row’s Pop-up store at TANGS Orchard Level 2. Hurry though! It’s only there till 14 July 2010!!


What’s up Doc?

So, I was looking through Juice magazine the other day…

When i came across

Dr. Martens Originals’ Autumn 2008 range is out!! and I am in LOVE with these all-white pair!!! *sarah swoons and sighs like you can’t imagine!!* (thus the insertion of many many exclamation marks 😀 (!!)

But at approximately $200 a pair, i hesitate to shell out the moo-lah for a pair of shoes that’ll dirty quicker than you can blink!

But, then again, it would be fun to try out looks from Limi Feu’s SS09 Collection

Even if i dont have full, volumous, tiered skirts.

So what wil it be?? Go? or No Go?

Build your own boot

I usually wouldn’t spend more than 5 minutes in Timberland at all because the clothes don’t really suit my lifestyle, and neither does the price.

But while making some unusual rounds about the shopping mall with my boyfriend shopping for him (!), I was hooked onto Timberland’s customized boots service called “Build Your Own”!

There was this entire chest of leather uppers, laces, embriodery samples and even eyelets for you to choose from, and a 2D template for you to fix your picks!

You cannot imagine. I felt like a little kid in Toys’R’Us. BUT, it costs SGD399 and 4 weeks to get it because it is put together in US.

So my fingers brought me to Timberland.com where I tried out “Build Your Own” online, and I have a few simple variations on their classic Waterville.

Yes I like plain and boring colours like that 😛

I think it’s a cool alternative to Dr Marten’s and maybe… lighter and more comfortable?

What’s with me and succumbing to comfort shoes, while serious (and rich?) fashionistas at LFW now are roughing it out in what I now deem odd footwear of unthinkable height and walkability.

See Fashion Nation’s post about Something to be Smug About and this hilarious video!

I digress.

The short ones are USD155, while the tall ones are USD180, which is NO WHERE near the SGD399 that people would fork out if they ordered from the stores in Singapore. I’m expecting shipping to be between SGD50-60, and even with that, it is a whole hundred dollars cheaper ordering it from the US site!

I’m <this close> to ordering one. Especially since I tried a regular pair in the store and now know my size.

Now, if only they have kookier prints and colours.