Tuesday, September 30, 2008

fashion diary

Zann attempts a sleeker version of her outfit from yesterday.
Top: Mango
Jeans: Topshop
Necklace: Aldo (with extra tiny black bow which had fallen off an old hairband)
Heels: Charles & Keith

Monday, September 29, 2008

fashion diary

Pris is one lucky girl to score all those Topshop samples. The other Swirl Girls suspect she hasn't showcased her entire stash.
Dress: Vintage, Camden Market
Jacket: Topshop Sample
Belt: From my skirt
Brooch: Vintage, Shanghai
Necklace: Accessorize, Bugis
Heels: Faith, London

Evelyn goes for the granny chic look.
Skirt worn as dress: Salvation Army
Skinny belt: Charles & Keith
Crochet cardigan: Swirl Swap Swop
Watch: Vintage Seiko
'Ah Pek' sandals: Topshop, London

fashion diary

Zann just had to buy another pair of black heels, solely because they were 50% off. (Sorry, this was the clearest photo her in-house photographer could manage.)
Top: H&M
Jeans: Topshop
Heels: Charles & Keith
Necklace: Aldo

Sunday, September 28, 2008


FashBash is back and of course, Swirl will be there. We've been at every FashBash from Day 1, since, oh my, two years ago! Has it been that long? Now we feel old.

Anyway, we will be offering lotsa goodies including past season's designs and one-off sample pieces at massive discounts. We will also be offering our current collection at 10% off, so now is your chance to grab that piece you've been eyeing. As usual, quantities are limited, so we suggest you be the first in the queue when the doors open.

Or just drop by to say hi to the Swirl Girls, who may be a bit frazzled, but still impeccably dressed, but of course. See you!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

fashion diary

Christy is baaaaack!
Top: Flea Fly Flo Fun
Shorts: H&M, Hong Kong
Tights: Taiwan
Flats: Hong Kong

Christy is trying to be Strawberry Shortcake.

Zann suffers from shaky hands. Sorry for the blur photo!
Top: Sheryl top, Swirl past collection
Shorts: Giordano Concepts
Flats: URS & Inc.

Friday, September 26, 2008

fashion diary

Zann shows off her latest H&M goodie.
Dress and shoes: H&M
Brooch: Chinatown
Tights: China
Handbag: Flea market

Pris has a knack for clashing prints and still looks good!
Shirt: H&M
Skirt: Malaysia
Belth Chinatown
Ring: Diva
Earrings: Forever21
Shoes: Topshop

Inspired by Jo from Wottoncool who pulled off the drop crotch pants look, Evelyn dug out one from her wardrobe bought years ago.
Jacket: Zara
Camisole: Mango
Drop crotch pants: Ebase
Bag: Topshop
Wedges: Charles & Keith

Thursday, September 25, 2008

fashion diary

Pris is in her favourite colour combination!Yellow and Black..the bumble bee look!
Dress: Regina Dress, Swirl
Belt: A chain taken out from my sling bag
Shoes: Topshop
Brooch: Vintage, Australia
Ring: Diva
Bag: Olga Berg

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

fashion diary

Pris is very satisfied with her beef murtabak and kebab dinner.
Dress: Topshop
Bag: H&M , Hong Kong
Wedges: Charles & Keith
Belt: Far East Plaza

Evelyn is thinking of dessert after her beef murtabak and kebab dinner.
Top: Shelly top, Swirl
Culottes: Giordano Ladies, Hong Kong
Lace tights: Topshop
Flats: Calvin Klein
Bangles: H&M and Chinatown

fashion diary

The weather feels like Fall, so Zann dresses for it in a thick wool skirt and belted cardi. Leather riding boots would have completed the look.
Top: Giordano
Cardigan: Zara
Belt: Country Road
Skirt: Sister's, not sure from where
Flats: Mondo
Bag: Picard

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

fashion diary

Zann feels (and looks!) kinda dumpy today.
Dress: Forever 21
Turtleneck top & belt: H&M
Shoes: Sister's, from China

fashion diary

Pris is in love with her new rings!
Dress: Primark, London
Bag: A gift
Long Necklaces and rings: Chinatown
Bird Necklace and hairband: Diva, Bugis Junction
Knee-length socks: Sportsgirl, Australia
Heels: Nue, Paragon

Monday, September 22, 2008

fashion diary

Pris flaunts her slim arms.
Dress: Own design
Heels: Faith, London
Necklace: Topshop

Zann shows off her big huge ass.
Dress: Vintage
Flats: Sister's
Belt & cardigan: H&M

Evelyn looks good in vibrant red.
Dress: H&M, Hong Kong
Shoes: Charlotte, from Robinsons
Man reading newspaper: Evelyn's husband

swirl girls love h&m

The Swirl Girls' love of H&M is well-documented on this blog, and they now go one step further in posting photos of the poshest H&M store they have ever had the pleasure of shopping in.

It's in near to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna and is housed in a lovely old building. Even the window displays look full of olde world charm.

There are chandeliers galore and the fitting rooms have gorgeous wallpaper, soft slippers and silk robes.

The wooden features are all preserved, including doorways, stairs and banisters. But the items stocked and prices are the same as other more modern outlets. In other words, it's the same cheap goodies but a whole new shopping experience!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

fashion diary

Zann doesn't really need another black bag or a new pair of black flats, but she got them anyway.
Dress: Tinsey dress, Swirl past collection
Bag: H&M, Vienna
Flats: URS & Inc

Friday, September 19, 2008

fashion diary

Zann is off to attend a wedding.
Dress: Swirl, past collection
Heels: Charles & Keith
Necklace: Aldo, with added black ribbons
Clutch: GG<5

fashion diary

Evelyn tries to keep her hand steady on the cam as it's shaky from lugging 80kg of cloth around. She and Pris nearly fell into a drain while stuffing a massive box into the car!
Dress: Nicholas
Necklaces and anchor ring: Topshop
Bangle and gold ring: H&M
Sneakers: Converse

Thursday, September 18, 2008

fashion diary

Pris is all geared up for the crazy hot weather lately!
Dress: My mum's, River Island
Necklace and braclets: Topshop
Hat: A gift, Forever 21
Bag: Bysi, IMM
Heels: Nue, Paragon

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

fashion diary

Pris is amused that a seamstress kept complimenting her looks. We think she's pretty too!
Dress: Topshop sample
Cardigan: Mango
Wedges and bag: Charles & Keith

Zann is back with more clothes from H&M!
Top and flats: H&M
Shorts: Zara
Bag Picard

Evelyn is wearing her fav jacket again.
Jacket: Trioon, Hide & Seek
T-shirt: Zara
Culottes: Giordano Ladies, Hong Kong
Belt and wedges: Charles & Keith

fashion diary: various parts of europe

Zann mixes work and pleasure in a whirlwind trip to Europe -- six places in four countries in eight days! Here, she is in Lindau, a small town in Germany.
Jacket: U2, borrowed from Evelyn
Jeans: Topshop
Bag: Giordano Concepts
Boots: Charles & Keith, borrowed from Pris (which will make many appearances on this trip)

By the beautiful lake in Bregenz, Austria.
Top: Zara
Faux pearls: Aldo
Jeans: Topshop
Boots: Charles & Keith
Watch: Calvin Klein

On a boat in the middle of the lake shared by Austria, Switzerland and Germany. My fellow traveller, a fashionably dressed fashion writer, is snapped Sartorialist-style by a magazine called Annabelle (from Zurich) and I am dragged in to provide the boring black contrast to her hot pink outfit.
Dress: Giordano Ladies
Faux pearls: Aldo
Boots: Charles & Keith

Horsing around in Salzburg's Mirabell Gardens. Apparently the gazebo from The Sound Of Music is here, but I don't see it.
Dress: H&M, Salzburg
Cowled scarf neck thingy: Own design
Boots: Charles & Keith
Bag: Giordano Concepts

Failed attempt to shoot fashion diary in hotel room, but I like the softness of the photo. I swear the light in Europe just makes everything look 100 times better.
Dress: H&M, Vienna (can't really see the print but it's very cute with trees and flowering shrubs and hills)

Underground station in Vienna, where I seem to spend a lot of time getting lost.
Dress: H&M
Cardigan: Zara
Tights: China
Shoes: Converse
Bag: Giordano Concepts

That's Mozart in gold in the background. Still in Vienna, on a quick tour of the Hofburg Palace.
Dress and hat: H&M
Tights: Marks & Spencer
Shoes: Converse
Bag: Giordano Concepts

Zann's final stop -- some leetle village in the mountains of Switzerland.
Hat: H&M
Coat: China
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Converse

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

fashion diary

Pris is focusing really hard for a clear and non-shaky picture.
Dress: My mum's, River Island
Necklace: Chinatown
Heels: Nue, Paragon
Bag: Olga Berg, Melbourne
Belt: H&M, Hongkong

Swirl Mail!

The old is new again.

The latest arrivals at Swirl include a range of vintage bags for both work and play from Dust Bunny Vintage.

We also have a one-of-a-kind line of jewellery, lovingly remade from salvaged vintage parts, from Linden Sage.

Fabric brooches to adorn your jackets and totes from Sew & Rip are also new in store, with no two exactly the same.

Our best selling Melody Top now comes in a cool metallic bronze shade!And Gwen Skirt has got a new look in a stunning stripey fabric too! (As illustrated in the mailer above!)

And now for the exciting news. Selected Swirl's dresses, tops and skirts are now stocked at Hide & Seek at 22B Hong Kong Street (tel: 6536 7475) and Odette & Shuu at 30 Raffles Place #02-29 Change Alley, Chevron House {Caltex House} (tel: 6438 8380). So do drop by and check out our latest designs.

Monday, September 15, 2008

fashion diary

Pris (left) is in perky colours.
Dress: Topshop
Quilted bag: Bugis Junction
Heels: Charles & Keith

Evelyn (left) settles for black and grey.
Necklace and bag: Topshop
Grey tee: Bangkok
Black sweater: Zara
Cropped pants: Giordano Concepts, Hong Kong
Socks and ring: Chinatown
Flats: Calvin Klein

Friday, September 12, 2008

fashion diary

Pris goes for the schoolgirl look. Doesn't she look 18?
Dress: H&M, Hong Kong
Rings: Diva
Slippers: Bata
Bag: H&M, Hong Kong

Evelyn is pleased with her first-ever linen jacket.
Jacket: Trioon, Hide & Seek
Tank top: Mango
Necklace and jeans: Topshop
Watch: Seiko
Bag: H&M, Hong Kong

fashion diary

Pris is once again tempted to buy more stripey pieces to add in her wardrobe!
Top: A shop in Shanghai
Dress: Zara, Milan
Necklace: Chinatown
Ring: Plaza Singapura
Heels: Belongs to Zann

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

fashion diary

Pris is not afraid to wear bold colours.
Tunic: Topshop sample
Jeans: River Island
Necklace: Topshop
Vest: Own design and self-made
Heels: Nue

Evelyn is forced to buy new shoes as her old fav gave way while she was in town. Another excuse for more shoes!
Dress: Marcia dress, Swirl (old collection)
Sweater: Zara
Belt: Elufa, Tangs
Flats: Charles & Keith

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

fashion diary

Pris will start snapping her "take five" items soon!
Blouse: Topshop
Dress: Valleygirl, Australia
Heels: Vincci
Earrings: Forever 21