Saturday, August 30, 2008

evelyn's shoes

Evelyn's husband thinks it's ridiculous that she owns all these shoes.
Above: Her high heels and wedges. Current favourite is the grey wedges (top left).

Her not-so-high heels that are not worn often enough.

Her sandals. Current fav is the silver pair (botttom right).

Her flats. Latest purchase and current fav - grey velvet flats with red patent bows (front middle).

Her sneakers. 42 pairs of shoes doesn't amount to an addiction right? Now tell her it's ok to buy more.

Friday, August 29, 2008

fashion diary

(From left) Pris, Zann and Evelyn are amazed to discover that they have never posed in this particular spot before in the entire history of the Fashion Diary.

Top: Zara
Skirt: Swirl Swap Swop
Heels: Vivi
Earrings: Vintage
Necklace: OG

Cardigan: Giordano (with ugly ornate brass buttons removed)
Dress: H&M, Hong Kong
Flats: URS & Inc.
Belt: Nicholas

Dress: Vintage, Oppt Shop
Cardigan: This Fashion
Velvet flats: Charlotte, Robinsons
Bag: H&M, New York

Thursday, August 28, 2008

fashion diary

Zann's colleague makes her do acrobatic acts for her photo.
Cardigan: Pepe Jeans
Top: H&M, New York
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Converse

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Pris goes for the cuffed pants look on a wet wet day.
Jacket: Salvation Army
Tube Top: Holland Village
Pants: G2000
Necklace: Topshop
Heels: Office, London
Bag: H&M, Hongkong
Rings: Diva
Bangles: Far East Plaza

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

fashion diary

Zann experiments with cuffed jeans and a slouchy look.
Top: Organic cotton tee, H&M
Jeans: Topshop
Jade necklace: Myanmar
Wedges: H&M, Hong Kong
Bag: Country Road

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Pris spices up her outfit with some sliver sheen.
Shirt: Mango
Skirt: Swirl Swap Swop
Belt: Far East Plaza
Bag: Fashbash
Bangles: Topshop
Wedges: Charles and keith

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

fashion diary

Zann wears her sister's "drum major" jacket.
Jacket: From China
Top: Mango
Jeans: Topshop
Flats: URS & Inc.
Hairband: Daiso

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Pris really like her vintage necklace alot and she is trying it with all looks!
Dress: My mum's, Pull and Bear
Tank Top: Espirit
Leggings: Ladies Market, Hongkong
Round beaded necklace: Topshop
Earrings: Vintage, Haji Lane
Bag: Bysi
Geometric shape necklace: Vintage, Australia

Monday, August 25, 2008

fashion diary

Pris thinks her daddy's photography skills has improved.
Dress: Bardot, Australia
Necklace: Vintage
Bag: Olga Berg
Hairband: A shop from Italy

Sunday, August 24, 2008

it's a party!

The Fashion Nation anniversary party steps off in style with a fabulous cake.

The Swirl Girls with Dottie and Stephie from Fashion Nation. Hats and hairbands are making a comeback!

The Swirl Girls with cool cats Sarah and Jo from Wottoncool.

Pris bowls us over with her stylish Chaplin-inspired get-up.
Top and vest: Own design
Jeans: River Island
Necklace and bangles: Topshop
Vintage clutch: Australia
Bowler hat: Hong Kong
Heels: Charles & Keith
Tiered dress: Soon Lee, Haji Lane

Zann looks poised like a ballerina. That's because her dress (meant for teenage girls) is so tight she has to maintain a good posture.
Prom dress: Jessica McClintock from a New York thrift shop
Bag with ballerina brooch: Bag It Now (A Swirl Girls' venture before Swirl)
Heels: Charles & Keith
Beaded hairband: Accessorize
Blue Hairband: Soon Lee, Haji Lane

Evelyn is forced into good posture too as the seams on her dress will burst any minute!
Vintage dress: Eclectic Attic (bought five years ago but worn for the first time)
Sandals: Charles & Keith
Necklace: Soon Lee, Haji Lane

Even Ollie came dressed for the themed party.
Pig jumpsuit with elastic twirly tail: Perlimpinpin, 20+ bulbs
Loafers: Pediped, Holland Village

And he's taking the chance to mingle with chic chicks June, Jo and Sarah.

Friday, August 22, 2008

fashion diary: chanel jacket special

Zann has the loan of a Chanel jacket to "test drive" for the day.
Jacket: Chanel cruise collection
Top: Melody grey top, Swirl
Shorts: Giordano Concepts, Hong Kong
Wedges: Charles & Keith
Hairband: Daiso
Mannequin: Dress from upcoming Swirl collection

Pris tries on the jacket and adds a "vest" look with her own bolero inside.
Bolero: Topshop
Skirt (worn as tube dress): Mum's
Belt: Flea market
Heels: Sportsgirl, Australia

Evelyn is pleased with the slimming effect of the jacket.
Top: Zara
Shorts: Giordano Concepts
Belt: Flea market
Necklace: Topshop
Wedges: Charles & Keith

Thursday, August 21, 2008

fashion diary

Zann finally gets to use the fabric swatch from the Hong Kong buying trip as a hairband.
Dress: H&M, Hong Kong
Flats: Mondo
Hairband: Fabric swatch

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Pris is wearing her favourite 'fat day' dress.
Dress: Betsy Dress, Swirl (past collection)
Earrings: Topshop
Bag and heels: Charles and Keith

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

fashion diary

Evelyn is wearing her sandals to death. She should get another pair soon!
Dress: Nicholas
Necklace worn as belt: Topshop
Sandals: Charles & Keith

model elf

Our former elf Angie is going to be a model at this event featuring young designers. It's all rather exciting!

fashion diary

Zann is cold, almost all the time.
Sweater: Sister's, from China
Top: H&M, Hong Kong
Jeans: Topshop
Flats: Mondo
Hairband: Daiso

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Pris loves piling on tonnes of accessories.
Top: Bugis Junction
Jeans: Levis
Accessories: Most came from Topshop and some vintage pieces I picked up.
Hairband: A shop in Italy
Wedges: Nine West

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

fashion diary

Pris is still getting used to her new bangs. And sorry for the low quality hp camera pictures!
Dress: Daisy Dress, Swirl
Cardigan: Espirt
Necklace: Topshop
Heels: Charles and Keith
Bag: Vintage, Australia

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Zann is inspired by the looks sported by athletes at the Olympics opening ceremony.
Blazer (with tuxedo coat tails): Zara
T-shirt: Chinatown
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Converse
Bag: Giordano Concepts, Hong Kong
Historic newspaper front page: The Straits Times, circa August 1965

it's a party

The Swirl Girls are super excited about Fashion Nation's two-year-old party!

Date: 24 August 2008, Sunday
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Venue: Soon Lee (56 Haji Lane)
Theme: Wear that item you never dared to!

We're still deciding what to wear, but if you would like to join in the fashion madness, just e-mail the gals at ilovefashionation [at] gmail [dot] com, so they'll know how many delish cupcakes to prepare.

We can't wait!

Monday, August 18, 2008

fashion diary

Zann is getting used to her new hair. No more bad hair days!
Top & wedges: H&M, Hong Kong
Shorts & bag: Giordano Concepts, Hong Kong
Hairband: Daiso

Pris is very good at layering.
Dress: Tulip dress, Swirl
T-shirt: Giordano
Shoes: Charles & Keith
Earrings: Flea market

Necklace: Flea market, Shanghai

Bag: Flea market, Australia

Sunday, August 17, 2008

fashion diary: merry black widow special

In addition to celebrating the birthday of actor Tony Leung, the crazy fans also decide that his recent wedding needed a special dinner to commemorate the event.

(From left)
Tie: H&M
Dress: Gift

Dress, belt & hat: Zara
Bag: Gift

Dress: Mango
Bag: Goyard

Top: Mango
Skirt: H&M
Head band: Accessorize

Black shoes to match the occasion.

(Clockwise from top)
From Miss Selfridge, Noda, Mondo & Charles & Keith

seeing triple: tessa dress

In this occasional series, the Swirl Girls showcase an item from their current collection with three different looks.

Evelyn wears the Tessa dress in the "normal" criss-cross way.
Dress: Tessa grey dress, Swirl
Heels: Mondo
Bangles & flower pin: H&M

Pris magically produces sleeves with the straps.
Dress: Tessa teal dress, Swirl
Sandals: Charles & Keith
Belt: Flea market, Australia

Zann folds down the straps to create the illusion of a pleated bodice.
Dress: Tessa teal dress, Swirl
Heels: Charles & Keith
Hairband: Accessorize
Magazine clutch: Epilogue, from Swirl

pris's shoes

Pris finally counted how many shoes she owns, and she realized that she is truely a heel and wedge lover! And she would love for her collection to grow bigger and bigger!Ha!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

fashion diary

Zann is in all black for a special occasion -- a Merry Black Widow dinner. More outfit photos of the other merry black widows to come.
Top: Mango
Skirt: H&M, Hong Kong
Heels: Charles & Keith
Headband: Accessorize

Friday, August 15, 2008

fashion diary

Evelyn tries on the wig for fun.
Skirt worn as dress: Salvation Army
Blazer: Zara (with brooches from White Dog Bobby and flea market)
Wedges: Charles & Keith

Zann's hair woes continue and she has to resort to a hairband.
Jacket: Giordano Ladies
Tee: H&M, Hong Kong
Jeans: Topshop
Flats: URS & Inc.
Ring: Chinatown
Hairband: Daiso

Pris is sitting pretty.
Top: Dano
Skirt: Swirl Swap Swop
Belt: Flea market, Australia
Bangles: Topshop
Flats: Faith, London