Saturday, January 31, 2009

fashion diary

Zann is off to celebrate her birthday by getting sloshed.
Dress & ring: H&M
Corsage: Own design
Clutch: Vintage
Heels: Charles & Keith

fashion diary: chinese new year family edition

A bit late, but technically still within the 15 days of Chinese New Year, so Gong Xi Fa Cai to everyone from Zann's family.
Dress: Tara green dress, Swirl

After reunion dinner. Strangely, all other photos have disappeared, so this will have to do.
Dress: Swirl Swap Swop
Bag: Vintage
Heels: Bata

fashion diary

Zann apologises for the lack of posts. The Chinese New Year festivities have been very distracting!
Dress: Swirl Swap Swop
Flats: URS & Inc

Catching up now on back-dated photos.
Dress: Swirl Swap Swop
Flats: URS & Inc

Check out how tightly Zann is gripping the handle of the chair. It's scary up there.
Romper: Bysi
Rocket brooch: Maki Squarepatch for Hansel, from another romper
Flats: Cotton On

Christy is the only Swirl Girl skinny enough to model this gorgeous cheongsam donated to the Swirl Swap Swop.
Cheongsam: Swirl Swap Swop, still available
Shoes: Hong Kong

Christy is overwhelmed by the goodies donated.
Dress: Flea Fly Flo Fun
Shoes: Hong Kong

Thursday, January 22, 2009

fashion diary

Pris is overwhelmed by the generous support of everyone who came by to donate their pretty clothes!
Top and skirt: Swirl Swap Swop
Brooch: Vintage, Australia
Bag: Olga Berg
Belt: Flea Market, Shanghai
Wedges: Nine West

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

fashion diary

Pris got some really great stuff from the Swap too! She saw many bleaming ladies strolling away with great hunts!
Shirt, Swirl Swap Swop
Vest: Own Design
Skirt: Topshop Sample
Heels: Far East Plaza
Tights: Hongkong Night Market

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

fashion diary

Pris wants the red dress for Chinese New Year.
Dress and necklace: Australia
Heels: Charles & Keith
Dress on Heidi the mannequin: Pamela red dress, Swirl (in store now and comes in teal and black too)

Evelyn likes her Swop find.
Shirt: Mu from Swirl Swap Swop Spring Edition
Stripe top: GG>5
Sneakers: Converse
Necklace: Killerheels

fashion diary

Stripes, stripes, stripes, everywhere!
Dress: Swirl Swap Swop Spring Edition (It's so hard to resist when dresses are $10 and tops and bottoms just $5!)
Flats: Cotton On
Location: Block 107 in the heartlands

Monday, January 19, 2009

fashion diary

Zann lurves the security guard in the background who didn't laugh at her using his workplace for her fashion diary.
Jacket: Swirl Swap Swop Spring Edition
T-shirt: Threadless, gift from Evelyn
Shoes: Converse
Socks: H&M
Chair and clipboard: Security guard's

Close-up of her new fave tee which she thinks is very Mas Selamat, no?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

seeing triple: tara dress

The MIA Seeing Triple series is back, just in time for Chinese New Year with the versatile Tara dress in three festive colours.

Pris is pretty in pink.
Dress: Tara pink dress, Swirl
Bag: Olga Berg
Shoes: Primark

Christy is marooned. Har har har.
Dress: Tara maroon dress, Swirl
Heels: Charles & Keith
Tights: Taiwan

Zann is, erm, green with envy.
Dress: Tara green dress, Swirl
Silver clutch: Vintage (available at Swirl)
Flats: Cotton On
Earrings: H&M

seeing triple: jan dress

Three ways to wear the Jan dress:

Pris plays with layers.
Dress: Jan dress, Swirl
Top and shoes: Primark
Clutch: Vintage (available from Swirl)

Zann wears her ever-versatile red cardigan for some Chinese New Year cheer.
Dress: Jan dress, Swirl
Cardigan: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: Tangs

Christy goes for tights and a carefree look.
Dress: Jan dress, Swirl
Tights: Taiwan
Shoes: Hong Kong

Saturday, January 17, 2009

fashion diary

Christy is covered in diamonds.
Sweater dress: H&M , Berlin
Shoes: Hong Kong
Bag: Primark

Zann is wearing her red cardigan to death.
Jumper: Bysi
Cardigan: Dorothy Perkins
Flats: URS & Inc
Necklace: Forever 21

Friday, January 16, 2009

fashion diary

Christy has already bought quite a few goodies from the Swirl Swap Swop Spring Edition.
Dress: Topshop
Tights: Taiwan
Shoes: Hong Kong

Zann thanks everyone for the kind donations. Please help spread the word!
Romper: Zara
Flats: URS & Inc

fashion diary

Pris thinks Evelyn looks fabulous in her URBAN spread today!!
Dress: Rebecca Dress, Swirl
Top: Primark
Necklace and rings: Chinatown
Bag: Olga Berg
Heels: Charles and Keith

Thursday, January 15, 2009

fashion diary

Pris can still fit into a dress she bought when she was 18.
Cardigan: Dano
Dress: Australia
Necklace and pink ring: Topshop
Shoes: Charles and Keith
Stacked ring: Aldo

Zann does not have any clothes left from when she was 18. And she won't be able to fit into them anyway.
Romper: Hansel
Flats: Cotton On
Ring: Chinatown

spring clean is in the air

Spring is in the air and so is spring cleaning!

This is the perfect time to rejuvenate your wardrobe and we have just the kick in the butt for you -- Swirl Swap Swop Spring Edition.

Our wildly-popular Swirl Swap Swop, in which you can bring old clothes to exchange with other participants, is back in a slightly different format.

This is how it works:

1. Spring clean your wardrobe.
2. Bring your unwanted items to Swirl, 02-05 Stamford House.
3. For every 5 pieces*, we will give you a 15% discount voucher for Swirl items.
4. Donated items will be put on sale (Dresses $10, tops and bottoms $5).
5. All proceeds and unsold clothes will be donated to charity.

This special charity initiative will be on-going until January 31, Saturday, so start spring cleaning now!

Also, to tie in with the Chinese New Year, we will be having a very Ox-spicious sale (since the Year of the Ox is on its way) from January 16, Friday.

Every second Swirl item you buy will be at $88, so this is the perfect chance for both you and your sister or cousin or best friend to each get an item and enjoy big huge savings.

And yes, because we're in the generous angpow-giving mood, this promotion includes all our new arrivals, normally priced between $179 and $249. It is also valid at all our consignment shops:
  • Chai The Fashion Emporium, 01-36 Liang Court
  • Hide & Seek, 22B Hong Kong Street
  • Odette, 02-29, Change Alley Chevron House (Caltex House)
  • Pluck, 31/33 Haji Lane
So do help us spread the news and drop by with a friend (and perhaps a bag or two of clothes to donate).

Gongxi Facai and Happy Niu Year!

* For womenswear only. We reserve the right to reject items which are torn, stained, or otherwise deemed unwearable and unsuitable for donation.

take five: pris's stuff

1. never been worn

A vintage dress I found at a flea market in Sydney many many years back.
I don't actually have clothes I have never worn but the reason why I am still keeping it despite it hugging me in all the wrong places is the belt! I use the belt all the time and I seriously don't want to wear this because it makes me look like a nurse!!!

I've only worn this once and as you might have guessed, I wore this to church.
It's a dress that screams church, wedding and church. So till my next church event, I am not touching it.

2. sluttiest outfit

I bought this purple slip dress at Isetan Lingerie department many years back too.It was supposed to coincide with the upcoming trend of layering many lingerie pieces together if any of you can remember. But I failed miserably in styling it so its just another slip stuck in my wardrobe.

3. Most glam outfit

It has got to be this dress I made myself. Firstly, its all GOLD, secondly everything is sewn and stitched together painfully. From the collar, which is made up of key rings dyed in gold, to the pleats I have to measure and sew together, to the mind-boogling gold cords which I sew from a cord ribbon and the scallop hem which I string together one by one.

Oh man, and of course I need a drama event to wear this! With black stockings of course!

4. Favourite piece of accessory

As you can tell, I cannot decide which is my favourite! I am a complete accessory addict! I just keep collecting and storing them in layers of drawers!

5. Best buy ever

It has got to be my very first Chanel bag. I've been a fan since I first stepped into Rue Cambon in Paris and that itch to get one is too big a temptation to resist!

And I know this post is long overdue.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

fashion diary

Zann is catching up on her posts. She's been sick for days. And also having a Big Hair Day.
Top: GG<5,>
Jeans: Topshop
Heels: Charles & Keith
Bag: Vintage
Earrings: H&M

She's almost well now and all ready for Chinese New Year and bak kwa and pineapple tarts.
Top: Vintage
Cardigan: Dorothy Perkins
Jeans: Topshop
Flats: URS & Inc
Ring: Chinatown

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

fashion diary

Pris searched high and low and finally found her very first leopard jacket!Weeh!!
Jacket: Mango
Top: GG<5
Jeans: Giordano
Heels: Faith, Uk
Bag: Chanel
Earrings: Topshop

Monday, January 12, 2009

fashion diary

Evelyn likes her mushroom head.
Dress: Kayla yellow dress, Swirl
Vintage blouse: Auntie's
Belt: This Fashion
Flats: H&M

She forgot to upload these from last Monday.

Pris has too many vintage dresses.
Vintage dress: A gift
Sandals: Charles & Keith
Hairband: Mom's

Evelyn is trying out her new compression socks to improve her blood circulation. Yes, she feels like an old lady.
Cardi: Topshop
Dress: Embre
Belt: Charles & Keith

Sneakers: Converse

Socks: Bonvolant

fashion diary

Pris was mistaken to be a teenager when she bought her breakfast!!Just because of her baby fats...arghgh!
Dress: Vintage, a gift
Belt: Vintage, Sydney
Bangles: Far East plaza
Heart shaped earrings: Topshop
Sandals: Charles & Keith

Friday, January 9, 2009

poster girl pris

The new poster girl for NAFA - Priscilla Tan! You'll see her in the papers and even MRT trains!

Vintage dress: A gift
Heels: Vincci

Evelyn and Zann can't wait to pose with the giant poster outside NAFA!

Evelyn's dress: Raine dress, Swirl
Bangle: Diva
Necklace: New York flea market
Flats: Charlotte

Zann's romper: Zara
Sneakers: Converse

Thursday, January 8, 2009

fashion diary

Zann promotes the Buy 2 Get 1 Free vintage flower brooches from GeeWeeGoesToNewYork.
Dress: Vintage
Belt: Charles & Keith
Leggings: Topshop
Flats: Cotton On

Pris fulfills her dream of owning a bag from a certain brand with interlocking Cs.
Top: Bardot, Australia
Dress: Bossini
Shoes: Charles & Keith
Earrings Haji Lane
Bag: Chanel