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
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!)
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
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)
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
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
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!)
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
Evelyn matches her helmet hair with her biker jacket! Jacket:Bangkok Blouse:Zara Necklace: She cannot remember where she got it Jeans:Topshop 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
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!
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
Meet Evelyn, Suzanne, Priscilla & Christy. You may have spoken to them in person at the Swirl shop or seen their designs online at Swirl. Well, here's the place to get to know them even better -- what inspires those swirly dresses, where they source for beautiful prints and fabrics, and how they raid their wardrobes every morning to put together their outfits, which more often then not, include Swirl items, but of course!