Monday, June 30, 2008

fashion diary

Pris is really grateful to her dear sister, Steph for helping her take this picture!
Dress: Own Design
Hairband: Primark, London
Bag: Charles and Keith
Scandels: Bata

fashion diary

Zann is still asleep. She can't believe it's Monday again.
Dress: Mango
Bag: Paperchase, Borders (gift from Evelyn)
Watch: Calvin Klein
Print of girl reading: From Etsy, in Ikea frame
Standee: Flicker by White Dog Bobby, from Swirl
Stool: Tamtam, from Urban Outfitters

Saturday, June 28, 2008

fashion diary

Zann has to attend a super exciting typewriter convention (more exciting details to come next week).
Top: Mom's, not sure from where
Shorts: Mango, from sis
Suspenders: Urban Outfitters, New York
Flats: DMK
Kid's watch: Casio

Sandra is the best sister in the world, who "volunteers" to man the shop for free while Zann goes for her important meeting.
Dress: Tricia dress, Swirl
Corsages: Made from Swirl scraps
Tights: Ladies Market, Hong Kong
Flats: Novo
(All items belong to Zann!)

Friday, June 27, 2008

fashion diary

Evelyn can jump the highest of all the Swirl Girls.
Toga top: Cannot recall from where!
Pants: Topshop
Flats: H&M
Bangles: H&M and Chinatown

Pris is dressed up for a concert.
Dress: Topshop
Shoes and bag: Charles & Keith

Zann and her crazy friends celebrate the birthday of Hong Kong actor Tony Leung every year with a dressed-up dinner.

Here, she shows off the back of her dress, which she loves.
Dress: Mango
Heels: Charles & Keith
Gold clutch: Vintage
Rings: H&M

Thursday, June 26, 2008

fashion diary

Pris pairs a see-through lace blouse with a pinafore dress for a sexy librarian look.
Blouse: United Colours of Benetton, Italy
Dress: Topshop sample
Earrings: Gift
Shoes: Heatwave

Zann has no neck, hence her head looks scarily like it's falling off.
Dress: Tulip dress, from Swirl
T-shirt: Giordano
Flats: DMK
Kid's watch: Casio

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

fashion diary

Pris steps out in her chic new wedges.
Jacket: Own design
Top: Mphosis
Shorts: Queensway Shopping Centre
Necklace: Topshop
Wedges: Charles & Keith

Evelyn finally sheds enough post-natal flab to fit into one of her favourite Swirl dresses.
Dress: Marcia dress, Swirl (past collection)
Clutch bag with Mod Girl brooch: Swirl (past collection)
Necklace: Topshop (gift from Zann)
Sandals: H&M, Hong Kong

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Zann is going to the races. (No, actually she's just going to work. And yes, she took off the floppy hat after the picture was shot.)
Hat: Bulgari
Dress: Sister's, from Coats
Corsages: Made from fabric scraps (she's wearing two for good measure)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

fashion diary

Zann is glad she and her sis wear the same size clothes and shoes.
Dress: Sister's, from China
Flats: Mondo
Vintage velvet clutch: Dustbunny Vintage
Watch: Calvin Klein
Ring: Chinatown
Framed photo: Nicole Kidman in Chanel ad

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Pris is equally glad she can wear her mum's clothes!
Dress: Topshop Sample
(My mum immediately 'chop' this dress when I unpacked my box of samples!)
Tulip Brooch: Swirl
Belt: Claire's, Huddersfield
Heels: Faith, London

Monday, June 23, 2008

fashion diary

Evelyn freezes her pose whenever Pris says, "You look slim like that!"
Dress: Chatuchak, Bangkok
Lace tights: Topshop
Flats: Calvin Klein
Ring: Topshop

Pris contemplates where to pose for the fashion diary tomorrow. She's running out of ideas.
Top: Topshop sample
Belt: H&M, Hong Kong
Leggings: Ladies Market, Hong Kong
Heels: Primark, London

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Zann is trying to think outside the box.
Top and dress: Tricia top, worn under Tricia dress, both from Swirl past collection
Kid's watch: Casio
Ring: Tokyo

Saturday, June 21, 2008

fashion diary

The Swirl Girls are out in full force for the collection launch. Big thank you to all who manage to drop by for coming to support support!

(From left) Pris
Dress: Daisy dress, Swirl
Sandals: Bata
Hairbands: Mum's and Chinatown

Top: Melody blue top, Swirl
Palazzo pants: Giordano Ladies, Hong Kong
Necklace: Topshop
Heels: Office, London

Dress: Tulip dress, Swirl
Heels: Charles & Keith

Top: Mango
Skirt: Cassandra skirt, Swirl past collection
Heels: Bata
Watch: Fossil
Earrings: Own design

seeing triple: selena tops

The Seeing Triple series is back after a short break. Here, the Swirl Girls mix and match tops from their latest collection.

Pris looks super sassy in her corporate look.
Top: Selena black top, Swirl
Skirt: Patricia skirt, Swirl
Heels: Topshop
Tights: Ladies Market, Hong Kong

Evelyn goes for a cool slouchy look.
Top: Selena black top, Swirl
Palazzo pants: Giordano Ladies, Hong Kong
Heels: DMK
Bracelet: H&M, Hong Kong

Zann is the jester in her crazy striped tights.
Top: Selena grey top, Swirl
Linen shorts: Mango
Tights: Topshop
Flats: DMK

seeing triple: melody tops

Zann simply loves corsages.
Top: Melody blue top, Swirl
Skirt: Tilda skirt, Swirl
Clutch: Mooi, from Swirl
Heels: Tangs
Corsage: Own design, from scrap fabric
Ring: Tokyo

Evelyn dresses up her outfit with a gorgeous necklace and sleek black tights.
Top: Melody grey top, Swirl
Skirt: Gwen skirt, Swirl
Tights: Ladies Market, Hong Kong
Heels: DMK
Necklace: Topshop

Pris goes for a prim and proper look, complete with hairband.
Top: Melody floral top, Swirl
Skirt: Gwen skirt, Swirl
Heels: Far East Plaza

Friday, June 20, 2008

fashion diary

Evelyn is tired but happy with the new collection, which will be launched tomorrow.
Top: GG<5
Jeans & necklace: Topshop
Shoes: Converse
Ring & bag: H&M, Hong Kong
Vintage watch: Hoga

Pris deserves a pat on the back for her hard work on the designing, drafting and illustrations.
Dress & wedges: Topshop
Earrings: Forever 21

Zann is so tired she is wearing her bed sheet and bed head to work. But so so so pleased with the new collection!
Skirt worn as dress: Cannot remember from where!
Belt: Vintage, from Mum
Wedges: H&M, Hong Kong
Ring: Tokyo
Necklace: China

Thursday, June 19, 2008

fashion diary

Zann is having a Carrie moment with her giant fabric corsage as she prepares to meet three gal friends for dinner.
Dress: H&M, Hong Kong
Corsage: Made from Swirl scraps
Bronze flats: Mondo
Rings: H&M, Hong Kong

(BTW, if you can't read the sign, it says, "Swirl ~~~ Up to 80% off". Sale ends 30 June, so hurry!)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

fashion dairy

Evelyn is unlike Zann. She is wearing her pants bought four months ago for the first time.
Top: H&M
Black necklace: Chatuchak Market, Thailand
Pearl necklace: DIY
Ring: Topshop
Brooch worn as hairpin: Salvation Army
Palazzo pants: Giordano Ladies, Hongkong
Heels: Office, London

Pris believes that even auntie wear can look fashionable!All cheers to Cheena Chinatown!
Top: Swirl Swap Swop
Beaded bolero: Pushcart stall, Chinatown
Jeans: River Island
Heels: Far East Plaza

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Zann seems to have posed in this dress before. But at least the shoes are different.
Dress: Betsy dress, Swirl past collection
Shoes: China
Watering can: Ikea

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

fashion diary

Pris stares in mid air as the busy traffic passes her by with weird looks.
Dress with corsage: Topshop sample
Cardigan: Bugis Junction
Bag: Primark, London
Belt: H&M, Hongkong
Heels: Nue, Paragon

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Zann is just kidding.
Tank top: Gap Kids
Jacket: Piper jacket, Swirl
Jeans: Topshop
Flats: URS & Inc
Kid's ring: New York
Shades: Vintage, Chinatown
Kid's watch: Casio

Monday, June 16, 2008

fashion diary

Zann's doggie rears his not-so-ugly head again in her self-timer shot.
Dress: Tinsey dress, Swirl
Watch: Calvin Klein
Rings: Chinatown

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Evelyn matches her helmet hair with her biker jacket!
Necklace: She cannot remember where she got it
Heels:Office, London

Pris brings on a smile despite being under the weather:)
Jacket: Piper Jacket, Swirl
Tank top: River Island, its got a lovely smiley rainbow print!
Earrings: Forever 21
Jeans: Levis

Heels: Faith, London

swirl goes to work

Work clothes which are not too much work -- that is the concept behind Swirl's latest collection, and also our first complete collection of work attire.

But of course, the corporate look is reinterpreted with a Swirl twist. That means no boring black jackets, no starchy white shirts, and definitely no nondescript plain dresses.

Colours include shades of blue, such as turquoise and cobalt, and bright dashes of yellow, with a less severe dove grey to hold them all together.

With a total of 24 blouses, skirts and dresses -- all mixed and matched for maximum wearability -- to choose from, the Swirl Girl will stand out in the sea of black suits every day of the week.

To launch the collection, we will be throwing a little tea party and would be delighted if you can join us. We're also offering 15% off the new items for one day only on that day.

The tea party -- with non-imaginary cupcakes! -- is on 21 June, Saturday, 2pm at our shop, 02-05 Stamford House .

To be part of the fun, just drop us an email at shop [at] to let us know if you would like to be part of the launch. Do spread the word to all your gal friends and invite them too!

We hope you adore our new designs as much as we do.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

it's a wrap

Instead of working on the one million and one items on her To Do List for the launch of the collection next Saturday -- watch this space for more details very soon! -- Zann decides to make some wrapping paper to de-stress.

With crisp white drafting paper and the handy giant Swirl chop (or rubber stamp to those not familiar with Singapore lingo), she produces a small roll of wrapping paper for those occasions when customers request for gift wrapping. Just add ribbon, and voila!

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Zann is a dreamer (who hasn't had enough sleep).
Dress: Jewel blue dress, from Swirl (worn with gold heels, not seen, obviously, since she is standing on her bed)

Friday, June 13, 2008

fashion diary

Zann and Evelyn spend the whole day shooting photos of Swirl's new collection (and attending to customers) that they feel faint from exhaustion and hunger. But the fashion diary must go on.

Zann is finally getting a rest after being on her feet for the last five hours!
Jacket: Giordano Ladies, Hong Kong (It can be worn three ways!)

Jeans: Topshop
Flats: URS
Painting: 'Dog to God' by White Dog Bobby, Swirl

Evelyn's legs are going numb from standing too long. She has to ungracefully go on her fours to lift herself up!
Vintage dress: Geeweegoestonewyork, Swirl

Bangle: H&M
Flats: Calvin Klein
Ring: Borrowed from customer