Monday, June 29, 2009

fashion diary

Tony's birthday rolls around again and it's a long-standing tradition for Zann and friends to dress up as characters from his movies and celebrate. (And if you have to ask "Tony who?", then you obviously are not a fan.)

Cheongsam: GOD, Hong Kong (bought on an earlier trip but saved till this day to wear in Tony's honour)
Bag: New York
Heels: H&M
Ring: Mango
Wig: Sister's

Monday, June 22, 2009

fashion diary: melaka special

Zann went on a little makan day-trip to Melaka.
Dress: Flea Fly Flo Fun
Bag: Paperchase, gift from Evelyn
Hat: Bulgari, gift
Flats: Cotton On
Vintage shades: Chinatown

This is too funny not to share! We lurve Melaka!

Photos: Kelvin Hang

Sunday, June 21, 2009

fashion diary: blast from the recent past

From the last few days of shop operation.

Christy (front)
Dress & necklace: H&M
Tights & sneakers: Hong Kong

Zann (back)
T-shirt: Hansel's first collection, just discovered at the back of her wardrobe
Shorts: Baylene
Necklace: Zouk Flea Market
Flats: Cotton On
Shades: Chinatown
Transparent bag: Gap

Christy goes graphic in black and white. Pardon the strange green hue from the handphone camera.
Top, tights & shoes: Hong Kong
Necklace: Aldo
Cardigan: Swirl Swap Swop

Truly last day at the shop. Time to hand over the keys.
Top: Some shop at Shenton Way
Capris: Topshop
Bag: Calvin Klein
Oxfords: Diesel

Zann loves the Uniqlo Designer Collaboration collection by Shipley & Halmos.
Dress: Uniqlo, Seoul
Heels: H&M
Clutch: Vintage

Have you met Dex the dog?
Dress: Uniqlo (Shipley & Halmos), Seoul
Bag: H&M
Pink stockings: Chinatown
Flats: Cotton On

BTW, Dex was named after an especially helpful IT helpdesk guy.
Dress: Swirl vintage fabric collection
Shoes: Charles & Keith
Necklace: Forever 21
Bag: H&M

Zann is off for a casual Father's Day dinner.
Top: Vintage, from Flea Fly Flo Fun
Shorts & wedges: H&M
Box sling bag: Vintage

The Swirl Girls meet for dinner and dessert.

Pris (left)
Top: Swirl vintage fabric collection
Shorts: Queensway
Necklace & slippers: Cannot remember
Bag: Miu Miu

Christy (right)
Dress & tank (inside): H&M
Tights & bag: Hong Kong
Shoes: Doc Martens

Zann (left)
Dress: H&M, Kylie collection
Necklace: Flea Fly Flo Fun
Flats: URS & Inc

Evelyn (right)
Dress: Nicholas
Necklace: Made by Zann
Sandals: Charles & Keith
Bag: H&M

Friday, June 19, 2009

in a flash!

Everyone, meet Flash! He likes balls, shuttlecocks, rubber bones, real bones, McDonald's ice cream cones, tissue paper and anything else he can put in his mouth.

This post is an example of the strange and wonderful power of the Internet and also the amazing procrastination skills of Zann.

Some nine months ago, a blog follower and customer J left a comment after seeing photos of Randolph, my super cute and adorable and photogenic Brittany spaniel. OK, so I'm a little biased.

She was going away to study and urgently needed to find someone to adopt Flash, her super cute and adorable and photogenic spaniel. And get this, he used to be a police sniffer dog. How cool is that?

We arranged for Flash to come over to meet Randolph, but alas, my super cute and adorable and photogenic dog has one major flaw. He does not play well with others.

But it so happened that my dog-lover friend M was at that fateful playdate and fell in love with Flash.

And they lived happily ever after.

(Oh and nine months later, Zann finally gets off her sorry ass and posts this on the blog, doggone it!)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

lost & found

Found a few more shots of the shop from another roll of film I'd shot a couple of months back.

The hair steamer UFO thingy is in my home now. One day, I swear, I will rig up a light inside of it so it can be a reading lamp.

Who doesn't love typewriters?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

bye bye, shop!

A photographic journey on the last week before we closed the doors for good.

All dresses sold, leaving the mannequins cold.

You may remember these pretty pink ribbons that used to be tied to each wooden hanger. Pink loves brown!

Looking in from the outside. One of these was our window.

Familiar places around Stamford House -- the cinema sign at Capitol, just behind.

The post office where the lovingly-wrapped Swirl packages were despatched.

The short walk to Raffles City to get lunch.

Don't be sad. We're still available at our stockists and online store. And of course, we will still be blogging here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

the uniform project

To make up for the lack of fashion diary photos -- Sorry! Soon! Soon! Promise! -- here are some of my faves from The Uniform Project.

This brilliant project sees one girl wearing the same dress for a year. One whole year!

It can be worn front to back (with a pleat), back to front (with a row of buttons) and as a tunic (above). Talk about multi-wear!

She has seven identical dresses, one for each day of the week, in case you were wondering about practical issues. Such as laundry.

There are lots of cool ways to accessorise and layer this super versatile dress.

This is one of my favourite looks. It's completely adorable. Go check out the site, the project just started last month. Can't wait to see how the dress is transformed in the winter months.

P.S. It's not just a vanity project -- money donated will go towards The Akanksha Foundation, which provides education for children in India.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

flea fly flo fun goes massive

As some of you may know, Christy is the multi-tasking mastermind behind Flea Fly Flo Fun. The original indie flea market is going massive on Saturday at F1 Pit Stop with, like, a million stalls.

Zann and her sis Sandra are setting up shop too with lots of bags, clothes and even make-up items, all priced at $10 and below. And according to Christy, there will be bargains galore, so we hope to see you!