Sarah celebrated turning 22 (!) on Wednesday.

And I’ve gotta thank my friends for going through the extra pains to meet my irrational likes this week. <3!

The week started off with a high tea treat at the uber swank Equinox at Swissotel The Stamford.

Thank you Sentil. Must have cost a bomb.

I wouldn’t mind a TWG Tea corner in my house too (;


On Wednesday,

I was in school for a full day of meetings and work-related stuff. My exco got me a cake (that I only saw 2 days later. Stole this photo off facebook).

Hahas. This requires a bit of explanation…

I never saw my cake in it’s pristine un-cut form (as shown above) cos I don’t typically like to have my own birthday cake, for a very irrational reason that I shan’t delve into now.

How I like cake, is when everyone has a slice. With a lit candle each. And sing to one another. So it looks like its everyone’s birthday. I find it more fun and pleasant this way.


They actually went through the pains of dividing the cake first before serving it.

In addition, because someone stole all the staplers from our work room, I felt very impaired with the lack of a the proper stationary around for me to do my work efficiently. Resorting to paperclips and scavenger hunting for stuff. And had been lamenting for the entire week about how crippled I felt without the stationary around, they got me a whole box of stationary, labeled with my name and all (: Most thoughtful and unexpected present ever.

Thank you 10th SMUSA Exco! Much love 😀 <3!

After this cake surprise, I rushed off to meet another group of friends.

I knew something was up. But just played along.

My instructions were to meet at Potong Pasir MRT.

Then I got blindfolded and whisked away. My friend drove round in circles. We even stopped for water (with me still blindfolded) cos the germ gods gave me a flu and fever on my birthday as well.

Then drove even more till we reached…

My boyfriend’s condo, where another group of school friends surprised me and we had a small barbeque. (: A few people ps-ed, thus the gap in the photo… to tag them. Can’t blame them though, they were not feeling well too.

Good food, Great Company. Thank you SFs +1, OCD and Bren. I enjoyed myself thoroughly. (:


What’s a birthday without presents?! (:

Bren got me a Tiffany and Co. Hammered Ring.

Simple and understated. And he got it 2 weeks earlier because the very nice staff at the Raffles Hotel store told me they would be conducting their annual upward re-valuation of all stock by the end of that week.

Dad got me a Blackberry Bold 9700.

And I’m waiting for the data plan to kick in. Slurps. Then I’ll be on facebook and twitter on the go! (((:

Then this last item wasn’t an intended present. But the school had a lucky draw and guess what?! I won! (:

I’m now the proud owner of a Sony Cyerbershot DSC-T90, in a very sexy and very me colour – aqua blue. (:

Last on my wishlist is a skincare regime, as a treat and investment for myself.

I’m considering between

Shu Uemura (which seriously has the best marketing),

SK-II (with 90% Pitera)

And Olay (couldn’t find a sexier image to represent the brand).

Any recommendations/personal experiences to share?

Hansel Retro Spec

Singapore label, Hansel, is holding a retrospective party

Friday, 19 March 2010
(which is like today!)

And the five fastest-fingers-first(!) fabulous Wottoncool readers get invites for 2 (each) to the party :D!

Change your plans. Be there!

All ya gotta do to be on the guestlist is:

Email your full name, contact and email address to with the title ‘Wottoncool – Hansel Retrospec Party Invites Please!!!’.

When you’ve gotten your confirmation email reply.

Help yourself to free beer as you oogle at Hansel’s past collections, chronologically showcased on the shop wall.

And mentally kick yourself that you never knew about her past collections and don’t own any pieces and can only oogle and take photographs as keepsake. hahas.

Look out for:

My favourite collection postcard of all time: “Criss-Cross Boy Loves Plain Jane.”

This postcard really makes me smile everytime. (: The taglines and accompanying image fit so well dontcha think?

He liked her simplicity.
She fell for his lines.

Get it?! (: hahas.

Ok. Annoying Orange moment.

Be sure to befriend the giant robot in the shop.


(Check out the discount rack! 😀 )


It’sssss a one-man-operation at wottoncool this week, and just to make it that much more exciting (read: mad hectic), everyone decides to have hold TDF (to-die-for – if you had to read this you don’t watch Rachel Zoe enough hahahaha 😛 I kid, I kid..), must-go events this weekend.

Here are some places that I’ll be popping by..

First up, a fashion/music/art/design event called Summary: A Design Delegation, with lots of interesting names, happening on Thursday.

Local label, Trioon‘s black and red opening at Mandarin Gallery. Her latest collection is <3.

A new G-Star Raw store concept store is opening in ION Orchard. (anyone else here thinks that concept store is kinda overused? Why don’t you just say it’s a thought bubble of desirable material possessions? concept – thought bubble, geddit geddditttt? okay not funny..)

I just bought a pair of G-star denims a month ago. (Remember my Denim Dream?) They’re cool… but not killa enough. I hope no new items in the new store fits me and looks awesome on me because I don’t want to spend any money! Christmas brokeness settling in early this year.

Then… there’s a new Forever21 flagship store disembarking in 313 Somerset. FOUR storeys, I hear. FOUR storeys just spell madness and chaos. I can’t wait.

If you find that you need to be in another mind-numbingly scary crowd, you can head down to UNIFEM’s Buy-to-Save 2009 at InterContinental Singapore on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Here’s a sneak preview!

There’s alldressedup, Chanel, Armani, Etro, Fendi, DVF, everything! All towards a good cause of putting violence against women to an end. Buy buy buy.

Yes, all this is happening this weekend. Okay now you need to save up all your lunch and dinner money to shop this weekend!


Before hitting the books hard on Monday, attended a friend’s 21st birthday celebrations where we were all also celebrating the last day of school (and finishing my module assignment early!)

After dinner and before arriving at Double-O, we were all given glow-in-the-dark bracelets. The ones you buy in packs of 50 and only about 10 actually work well.

Usually, I wear them (good and not-so-good) in this random jumble… But this time, they were arranged in gradient. I quite like it! hahas

blingSo totally random, but don’t you like my temporary bling?!

Had to make up for my blah outfit that night. (:

Lets fly, Lets fly away…

fly away with balloons

Attended a birthday brunch on Saturday.

Can you tell what the colour theme was? 😀


Yeaps, everyone was in white and yellow. Which made it look so bright and happy :D. The sun was in on it too. It was damn hot!!! (but the photos came out real nice so what the heck eh?)

Tank top: Uniqlo
Dress: Perth
Lace Vest: SAM flea market
Bag: Salvation Army


Even the dog was in theme. Cute right? 😀

Happy Birthday lene!!!

Wottoncool at Tampines 1 Official Opening

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Jo and I attended the Official Opening of Tampines 1 on 17 July 2009.

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Held on the Tampines 1 Mall Rooftop, the area was transformed with pretty tentages (the weather has been very erratic) and multitudes of industrial-standard coolers and mist machines to keep guests cool and happy.

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And that is not forgetting the elaborate decorations…

Everywhere you turned, there was something interesting and eye-catching to oogle at.

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And lets not forget the food!!!

Smart move to have mall tenants provide food for the event. I’m not much of a foodie, but without a doubt, two thumbs up (!!!) it was really good. (:

There were macaroons,  J.Co mini donuts and Bakerzin desserts…

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drooling yet? 😀

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There were also three sushi chefs stationed there for the entire evening, frantically folding, rolling, pressing, cutting, arranging sushi for guests to eat. (Thank you sushi chefs, you are appreciated!)

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We soaked up the atmosphere and ate the our food to a live 4-piece ensemble who serenaded through the night.

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Drinks, alcoholic or otherwise, were freely flowing through the night. (wah! big budget can?!‘)

And the white wine they were serving was the shiz!!! I could have downed an entire bottle because it was that yummy. *slurps (:

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In addition to the decor, food and drinks, Mr. Brad Blaze, speed painter based in Sydney, Australia, was wandering around the rooftop, doing caricature drawings of guests upon request.

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Seriously, Tampines 1, where do you get all your money from!!! I’d like some too!

And if you think a rooftop party with tentage and fans, freely flowing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and donuts, macaroons, shotglass desserts, cakes and sushi, (did I also mention that the 15+ waiters kept asking us if we wanted hors d’oeuvres through the night!), live music, Aussie artist and photographers taking guests photographs…

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We each went home with a party favour – a bottle of wine!




Thank you for inviting us Tampines 1! (:


My friends and I decided that since we don’t have a good reason for fancy headwear like the Aussies do – think Melbourne Cup – we’d think up our own private event.

Okay, kidding.

My friends surprised me on the rooftop of the Esplanade for a sort-of Alice in Wonderland party 😀



I think I was concentrating too hard on looking cute for the camera I forgot to make a wish.




5000 ways to wear a conical hat!


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On Jo, (I didn’t know about the party or the theme! Hence the incongruous outfit)

Top:  Black lamé tank top from FCUK
Outerwear: Corduroy jacket with brass details from This Fashion sale ($5!!)
Belt: Extra long studded skinny belt from Giordano Concepts
Skirt: Grey ruffle back skirt from Topshop
Shoes: Crackled silver flats from Cotton On (Thanks to Zann!)

On Sarah,

Dress: Salvation Army
Shoes: Red flats from Robinsons

Sorry for the lack of proper posts recently. I’m trying to be a good student, hahahah.

Feather Party

A few of my friends and I will be having a feather party soon! We’ve titled it “Caberet” because that was the only nice sounding word (other than feather) that came to our minds.

Then I saw this on the Face Hunter

Can you say, “Awfully inspiring!” ? Haha. I have a feeling those two circular patches were actually meant to be worn on the head.

I think we decided on the theme because it’s an excellent excure for us to buy those gorgeous false eyelashes and have them on for an entire night 😀

From shu uemura,

I really like the first green ones, plus I recently got a nice teal eyeliner for $12 last week from a M.A.C. sale in school!

From Make Up Store,

These are pretty too, but they are more expensive than shu’s (!) and I’m not too familiar with products from Make Up Store.

I think I’ll just end up getting the second ones shu.

Feather party!!!!

Fashion Nation

(Please ignore the spastic look on Sarah’s face)

The girls from Fashion Nation had a party cum bloggers/readers meet-up in conjunction with their 2nd Anniversary at Soon Lee on Haji Lane.

We braved the MOODILY TORRENTIAL rain to get there! (and the weather for the past few days has been evil!!! out with the wellies everyone!! now, if only i had a pair 0.0!)

And here are some of the photos!

Jo with Stephie from Fashion Nation

Jo, Kay from The Clothes Project and Sarah

Sarah wore

Top: Black Sequinned-front Tank from Zambesi

Bottoms: Brown Bubble Pants with pleating details, a gift from sister

Shoes: Gladiator sandals from Far East Plaza

I think i have a subconscious compulsive need to stick to themes. Like with Wardroblings + Wardrobe, I felt it was important to show my support for local designers, thus the resulting emsemble (which you can see here).

Similarly, all three items, have not seen the light of day prior to the party. In fact, whilst on my way to Soon Lee, I felt as though i had walked through my closet with my eyes closed and just threw on whatever i grabbed.

Sequins + Bubble + Gladiator sandals = TOO MANY statement pieces!! (but somehow, it works out.. at least i tell myself that!)

Someone asked…

Q: whats wrong with bubble pants?

Sarah: ‘I’m self-conscious of my bum, so i don’t like to wear anything that would make my bottom look bigger. But then again, it works both ways.. if anyone thinks my bottom is big, I could always blame it on the bubble! hahas’

also at the party was X-wen from Fash-Eccentric, pictured with Jo. (i thought X-wen’s dress was really pretty)

and the Swirl Girls (Evelyn, Priscilla and Suzanne)!!!

behind my facade of calmness, i was SUPER excited to meet them. i ❤ their blog!! and in all my excitedness mixed with intimidation, i didnt know what to say) But i rubbed shoulders with the Swirl Girls! (((:

ok! deep breath!

Evelyn also brought along her family. Here is Jo with Oliver (his outfit had eyes, a pig nose AND squiggly tail! how cute is that?!) [Oliver was looking at his mommy and Priscilla who were trying to coax him into smiling for the photographs] (:

Zhiqiang from Trait, Jo and myself.

We didn’t get to chat much but he gives off a very cool vibe. I LOVED his outfit and admittedly jealous of his prominent cheekbones. (i was secretly staring.. i hope it wasn’t too obvious!)

What Jo wore
Top: Floral print sleeveless top with skirt and zipper from H&M
Cardigan: Purple cable knit cropped cardigan from Giodarno Concepts
Bottoms: Jeans from River Island
Necklace: Malleable necklace from Hong Kong
Shoes: Yellow tie flats from Hong Kong

She says she felt too cute for comfort with the florals and cutesy skirt. In the words of X-Wen from Fash-E, “I thought we were supposed to look spastic” – Jo thought so too! ):

Laila from Rock.The.Trend was there too.

My friend Steph (whose work you can view here), whom i helped with this project, photographed Laila’s next collection. I am eager to see how everything turned out (:

Someone else we talked to was June from Rose.

I got to try on her kooky glasses. ($2 from Daiso!!!) 😀

Looking through the glasses made my eyes water, cos you cant really see..

We were chatting with June while Jo and I were browsing through the Soon Lee store.

These fabric badges were too adorable to resist. (Jo got the elephant and I bought the kangaroo)

Jo felt the need to have a hoity-toity expression to match the hair accessory.

All in all, we had a lot of fun with

good food…

great drinks…

and wonderful company!!

A big THANK YOU to Fashion Nation and Soon Lee for organizing and hosting the party!

more of such parties please!!!

Event: Wardroblings @ Zouk

Wardroblings will feature emerging local designers eager to make their mark on the local fashion scene.
Organized by The Fashion Fraternity, and with sponsors like Creative Community Singapore, I NOUVI Cosmetics and Fashion TV, this event is all set to impress!

Event: Wardroblings

Location: Zouk Club

Date: Friday, 22 August 2008

Time: 10pm

See you there! (: