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TANJONG BAZAAR

TANJONG BAZAAR

I’d like to introduce you to my new project in collaboration with the lovely Yvette King – we are reporting on the latest on style and Singapore at our new site, Tanjong Bazaar. Do check it out!

the fashion uprising: missypixie

If Rachel Berry had been Singaporean, she wouldn’t have found fame in glee club – she would have a blogshop and it would be called missypixie.

“Saccharine sweet and feminine one day while quirky and preppy the next…”

…is how owners Kelly and Sharon describe missypixie, with the girlier Kelly bringing the ‘missy’ and quirkier Sharon bringing the ‘pixie’ element.

The girls have gone from strength to strength in the last 5 years, starting out from an online accessories store to building their own label, Willow.

Rather than be defined by brands, the girls like to go with the moods and trends of the season. “We love clothes and want to spread the love by providing affordable, accessible items to update every girls’ wardrobe!”

caughtcouture asked Kelly and Sharon to share their favourite pieces from the store – here they are!

[gianna coral duotone maxi – sold out we hear]

[tessa white offsie tee – also sold out]

[saffy crochet collar shift – $27]

[sass yellow zip bustier – a bold statement at $25]

A few of caughtcouture’s favourites from the Willow collection…

This is my new ‘effortless work dress’:

[nadya maxi dress – $30]

[lana white dress – $28]

Visit the missypixie store now for classic pieces with an edge! [All images in the post courtesy of missypixie and the chic.kiss.love team.]

the fashion uprising: Foggiare

Over the next week, caughtcouture will be bringing you profiles of a few of the online boutiques behind the exciting upcoming event THE FASHION UPRISING.

Without further ado, let us present the first store in our series…

Foggiare was born from a desire to turn a love of fashion into a way to make money during university. Founders Evan and Jo started with a vision: to make fashion-forward, quality pieces at an affordable price.

A little over 4 years later, they have expanded to 2 retail stores and a huge team of ‘fun, happy & friendly fashion-loving people!’

In their words, Foggiare is…

“Feminine, chic with a touch of printed playfulness.”

While they draw inspiration from popular brands like Marc Jacobs and other online retailers like ASOS and NastyGal Vintage, they also believe that there is a lot of Singaporean design talent that goes unnoticed.

“[Singaporean designers] bring fresh ideas to our Singapore-style fashion, but do not have enough support from the locals to bring their collections further. It’s a waste really, there’s a lot of good designers, but few survived. It’s all about cost of doing a business in Singapore and striving in a highly saturated environment.”

Here are a few of Evan and Jo’s favourites from the store:

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the fashion uprising

Blogshops and online stores are huge in the Singapore fashion scene, providing a quick fix of the latest trends and many hours of retail therapy for the desk-bound. However, you never really get to meet the people that make the fashion magic happen.

New collective Chic.Kiss.Love wants to change all of that with an ambitious event called THE FASHION UPRISING.

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The event is part-market, part-fashion show, giving you the unusual opportunity to buy what you’ve just seen on the catwalk.

Ten online stores will be showing off their wares with their own pop-up boutiques: Dressabelle, Earl Grey Party, Foggiare, Hollyhoque, Missy Pixie, Momoteapots, The Closet Love, The Design Closet and The Stagewalk. Keep watching caughtcouture.com as we profile some of these online boutiques in the lead-up to the event!

All of this will be brought to life on a huge 650m catwalk winding through the whole of Zouk. And we mean the WHOLE club, all the way from the Wine Bar to The Velvet Underground.

Zouk has been home to many fashion events…and I still remember their crazy fashion show back in 2008 for their 17th birthday:

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When: 1-9pm, Sunday 22 July

Where: Zouk

Admission: free

Full details: Check out the Facebook Event page

caughtcouture gets a Strip

Last week we were at the launch of Strip’s Jet Setter Club at The Tippling Club for the exclusive preview of their new loyalty card as well as a tasting of foods inspired from around the globe.

Strip, of course, is a Singapore institution for hair removal. However, what you may not know is that they’re in 9 cities, including caughtcouture favourites Bangkok, Hong Kong, London and Shanghai. The cool thing about the new Jet Setter card is that if you visit Strip in all 9 cities you can travel to a whole new place with free Brazilian waxes for a year. 😉

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And now, for the gratuitous food porn from the event. My, The Tippling Club is good.

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Pea and ham risotto (with pea sprout – looks like a boat)

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Rosemary, salted caramel and yuzu pear chocolates

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One of the cocktails 

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Pickled quail egg

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The trademark duck ‘asian sliders’

Thank you to the lovely Grace for inviting me, and to the Strip team for selecting me as one of the best dressed – earning me a Jet Setter card! Here I am with all of the other winners + the (air) hostesses for the afternoon.

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White dress by Rare (Asos.com), Vintage gold belt, Necklace from Bangkok, Green moccasin heels by Korean label Myu (Wicked Laundry, Haji Lane)

The Royal Room opens!

There’s a rule in Singapore; what happens at Filter, stays at Filter. So while the salacious exclusive club has been the talk of the town, caughtcouture is letting you keep your dignity and touring its younger sibling The Royal Room instead…

Here’s a few style bites from the club’s second night open to the public on Saturday August 27:

As you can tell, we’re loving gorgeous gowns and bright colours, especially that royal, royal red.

This is just the start for caughtcouture in Singapore…so bring on your best outfits! We’ll be waiting to catch you…

Singapore: you’ve been caught

After a long hiatus, caughtcouture is back – and yes, it’s landed in Singapore!

Adelaide will always have a place in my heart, but it’s time to move on to a new place. Singapore was recently listed as a sixth most fashionable city in the world, and it’s time to find out whether that’s true!

So for those of you new to caughtcouture…

We look for the sensationally stylish and capture them when they are out and about. caughtcouture is a curation of what we like in fashion and music.

This is the card to look out for:

It’s your ticket to amazing style, or, as a Prada exec has pointed out, can also be used for origami.

Coming up soon…caughtcouture’s royal welcome to Singapore at the second public night of The Royal Room, the latest lounge concept by the team behind Filter!