Saturday, May 31, 2008

fashion diary: hong kong special (again!)

Zann is in Hong Kong yet again for work. Yes, she knows she is a very lucky girl. Seen here in her corporate look in the H&M fitting room, sneaking in some shopping time after work.
Dress: Topshop
Belt: Nicholas
Flats: URS & Inc.
Pile of clothes: H&M (Orange and green printed skirt is part of the Marimekko collection, which was unfortunately overpriced and unwearable on Asian skin)

Zann has a very bad illness. It's called mustwearnewclothesimmediatelyafterbuyingit. (In case you are wondering, she is actually going out for drinks. She does not put on new clothes just to pose in them for the self-timer.)
Dress and bangle: H&M (bought earlier in the afternoon. See above photo)
Heels: Charles & Keith

Zann goes for the safe all-black option for dinner and drinks.
Dress: Giordano Ladies
Earrings: H&M, New York
Heels: Charles & Keith
Oversized clutch: GG<5

Friday, May 30, 2008

fashion diary

Evelyn's mood is on high as she dolls herself up for a romantic dinner with her hubby!
Dress: Embre, Robinsons
Top: H&M, Hongkong
Tights: Ladies Market, Hong kong
Leather Sneakers: Converse
Watch: Timex
Clutch: Mooi, Swirl

On the other hand,Pris is all comfy in her little black dress.
Dress: My mum, Coat's
Vintage belt: Salvation army
Earrings: Forever 21
Heels: Faith, London

Thursday, May 29, 2008

fashion diary

Pris paints the town red with her floaty floral dress.
Dress: Topshop

Bag: Primark, Huddersfield
Necklace: Chinatown
Sunglasses: H&M, Hongkong
Heels: Primark, Manchester

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

fashion diary

Evelyn goes for the girl next door look with her swing skirt and suitcase bag!
Top: H&M, New York
Skirt: Tinsey skirt, Swirl
Flats: Calvin Klein

Bag: Siam Square, Bangkok
Rings: New York flea market

Pris is now a pro at looking away.
Dress: Bysi
Earrings: Topshop, Cityhall
Jewelled slippers: Vivi, Vivocity

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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Zann is just staring into space.
Dress: Shop in Haji Lane which has sadly closed down
Clutch: Vintage, from Dustbunny Vintage

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Pris gets her one and only beauty queen moment.
Shirtdress: Holland Village
Necklace: A gift
Heels: Vivi, Vivocity
Mrs World 2008, Colleen: Her dress will be listed in next thurs urban's beauty queen edition!

Monday, May 26, 2008

fashion diary

Buzz buzz buzz. Zann is a busy bumble bee. [Oh, in case you are wondering, Teck Guan is her crazy dad who bought a street sign with his own name.]
Top: H&M, New York
Culottes: Giordano Concepts, Hong Kong
Flats: URS & Inc.
Watch: Casio

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Evelyn is wondering where to look.
Blouse: Grandma's vintage nonya kebaya
Tank top: Mango
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Calvin Klein
Bracelet: Topshop
Brooch: Gift from Zann, New York

And Pris is wondering where to look too.
Cardigan: Dano, Bugis Junction
Dress: Forever 21, Wisma Atria
Necklace: Claire's, Huddersfield
Wedges: Marie Claire
Ring: Diva, Bugis Junction
Hairband: H&M, Hongkong

Saturday, May 24, 2008

fashion diary

Swirl Sisters take a break from the Great Singapore Sale madness.

Sandra (left)
Dress: Olivia dress, Swirl past collection
Tights: China
Earrings: Own design
Flats: DMK, borrowed from sister
Watch: Esprit

Zann (right)
Dress: Tinsey dress, Swirl
Heels: Charles & Keith

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Evelyn's always happy when she's with Ollie, even after a tiring day.
Tent dress: H&M, Hong Kong
Badges: White dog bobby, Swirl
Grey tights (not pictured): Ladies Market, Hong Kong
Red & white candy stripe heels (not pictured): Mondo
Baby's onesie: Old Navy

Friday, May 23, 2008

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Evelyn is like a mummy to her little girl Pris! Doesn't this look like a mother-daughter portrait?

Dress: Tinsey dress, Swirl
Pris' necklace: Topshop
Tights: Marks & Spencer
Flats: Faith, London
Evelyn's mesh skirt: GG5
Heels: Nine West
Bracelet: People's Park Centre

Thursday, May 22, 2008

fashion diary

Pris prepares for the Great Singapore Sale by steam-ironing the clothes.
Dress and necklace: Gifts
Shoes: Primark, London
Hairband: Italy

Zann puts up signs about discounts, discounts, and more discounts.
Dress: Tricia dress, Swirl past collection
Necklaces: Chinatown and Topshop
Brooch on necklaces: H&M, New York
Gold flats: DMK

four-letter word

Jewel Blue dress, was $229, now $99. Also available in pink.

You already know what this blog post is about, don't you? Yes, it's the four-letter word we all love -- SALE! The Great Singapore Sale starts tomorrow and we're offering up to 90% discounts.

Do we need to say more? Well, in fact, we do! Here's how massive your savings will be: Buy two pieces or more from Swirl and we will take 50% off the second and subsequent items. These include items which already have their prices slashed. Offer is valid both in-store and on-line.

Consignment items at the boutique will also go on sale. Dotted Line pieces will also be under this 50% off second item discount scheme, so that's double the goodness.
Another local label Capri will slash prices up to 30% while Mooi bags are up to 50% off. On top of all these savings galore, we're also partnering HSBC credit card to offer card holders 10% off Belle & Dean organic cotton tees and Epilogue magazine clutches. Dotted Line and Swirl items will also have an additional 10% off, on top of the 50% discounts.

Is your head spinning yet from all these numbers and percentages? Well, you just need to remember one thing actually -- Sale starts this Friday, don't go spending all your money before that!

Swirl is located at Stamford House 02-05, 39 Stamford Road (tel: 6338 5020). We're open from Monday ~ Saturday 12pm ~ 8.30pm.

Now please excuse us, the Swirl Girls need to move some racks around, slash some prices and prepare for the marauding hordes of shoppers.

more candid camera

More outtakes from our shoot last week.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

fashion diary

Pris somehow manages to look glam even at a run-down back alley.
Dress: Bysi
Bag: Camden Market, London
Heels: Faith, London
Earrings: Far East Plaza

Evelyn is delighted to be back at work (with Ollie) after a bad bout of flu.
Dress: Chatuchak, Bangkok
Vintage slip: Oppt Shop, Heeren
Heels: Nine West
Watch: Vintage Seiko

Evelyn wears her mouse and cheese rings to match Ollie's food-themed onesie.
Rings: Barcelona
Baby's onesie: Song & Song, Holland Village

Here's a peek at the vintage slip under the dress. The lace and pleats are just lovely!

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Zann sneaks over and poses with her neighbour The Constant Gardener's beautiful lotus flower.
Dress: Esprit, Hong Kong
Tights: Ladies' Market, Hong Kong
Flats: URS & Inc.
Shades: Prada sample

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

fashion diary

Zann wears a flowy chiffony dress as she's feeling rather chunky from over-eating the night before.
Dress: OZOC, borrowed from sister, worn with a white ribbon
Rings: Chinatown

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Pris goes over the top with animal prints!
Top: Swirl Swap Swop
Skirt: Topshop Sample
Belt: From another dress of mine
Bag: A birthday present
Shoes: Nue, Paragon

Monday, May 19, 2008

fashion diary

Zann drags herself off to work on a public holiday.
Top: H&M, New York
Jeans: Topshop
Hairband: Some pushcart, can't remember where

Saturday, May 17, 2008

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Zann tries to take off from a flight of steps. Obviously, nobody has told her she has to jump from the top step for this to work. And that she needs a bigger wingspan.
Batwing mesh top: Giordano Ladies (worn with Mango singlet inside)
Jeans: Topshop
Earrings: H&M, New York

Friday, May 16, 2008

candid camera

As we near the completion of our collection -- tentative launch date in early June, subject to how fast our seamstresses can work those sewing machines -- it's time for one of the most exciting parts: Photo shoot!

While sporting and obliging model Joyce -- also seen on our Swirl site currently -- poses prettily with a, ahem, drinking straw in her hand, Rory the photographer extraordinaire checks each shot and Pris zips around at the speed of light. (The straw will make more sense when the photos are out, as we're going for a whimsical concept this time round.)

We think Joyce is gonna spark a rage for fabric corsages. You can make your own in three simple steps.

Pardon the bad photo, but this gives an idea what pose Joyce is supposed to be in.

In between smiling her "secret smile", as instructed by Rory, Joyce can't resist a cheeky pose. And no, we don't know what her secret is.

Joyce brings sexy back, even with a row of clothes pegs down her spine.

Many many many thanks to Rory and Joyce for soldiering on despite their respective leg injuries. Get well soon, sweeties!

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Pris is black and white and dotty.
Dress: Regina dress, from Swirl
Belt: Shanghai
Tights: Ladies Market, Hong Kong
Shoes: Charles & Keith

Zann is black and, erm, grey and stripey.
Camisole: Bershka, Barcelona
Cardigan: GG<5
Tights: Gift
Shoes: DMK (on feet), Tangs (on floor)
Kid's watch: Casio
Ring: H&M, New York

Thursday, May 15, 2008

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Zann runs out of places to pose and resorts to the power station outside her house.
Dress: Project Shop
Belt: Chinatown (Exact same belt costs $15 from Chinatown and $49 from Tangs)
Heels: Charles & Keith
Clutch: GG<5
Rings: Chinatown

Pris is now a pro at posing and only needs three shots to nail it.
Top: Topshop sample
Belt: Esprit
Jeans: Esprit
Heels: Charles & Keith
Double Happiness earrings: Chinatown
Bracelets: Mom's

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

fashion diary

Geeky Pris works out in her jelly beans inspired outfit!
Dress: River Island, VivoCity
Shirt: Zouk Flea market
Necklace: Chinatown
Shoes: Faith, London
Specs: Have not used it since my secondary school days

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Zann contemplates the rain, and life in general.
Turtle-neck top: H&M, London
Skirt: Tinsey skirt, Swirl
Transparent brolly: The Heeren's Information Counter (it used to be available on rainy days, not sure if it still is)
Heels: Bata
Ring: H&M, Hong Kong
Watch: Vintage, from mom

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

fashion diary

Zann thinks Nic should pay her for endorsing his label. His boutique is entirely too convenient for impulse shopping, being just below Swirl.
Dress: Nicholas
Shoes: Hue
Clutch: GG<5
Rings: H&M, Hong Kong

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Pris digs Crab Bee Hoon from Don Pie!!Especially when it is one whole crab per sharing please..
Dress: Primark, Manchester
Brooch: Swirl
Bag: Swirl Swap Swop
Bangles: Accessories wholesale store, North Bridge Road
Shoes: Charles and Keith
Book: My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Monday, May 12, 2008

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Zann wears her favourite cuddly Christmas sweater -- way past its expiry date.
Sweater: Topshop (worn with camisole, skinny jeans and pointy flats, not in pix)
Watch: cK