Off The Grid

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Simone - Your Style Architect 12 Comments

Hello everyone and happy midweek to you!

For those of you based in Singapore, you must have been busy over the weekend with the craze of Boutiques Fair - The Gifting Edition. I must say I was sooo happy to meet many of the owners and/or designers of the bespoke, curated and independent labels which I have come to love from Instagram at this fair. I also managed to connect with many stylists and influencers as well as models for these brands which I regularly see on IG during it's preview evening.
7 Grange Road - Mah Collection

With the lovely Ilenia Circolani of Manuel Mente Bijoux Singapore

With the lovely May of The Real Skin Firm

The Real Skin Firm

Su By Hand

High Garden Candles

Maisha Concept

However, like Boutiques Fair,  there is also another event I had recently attended which I would like to showcase today as many of you would not have known of this pop up event. This particular designer pop up event by Mah Collection has spurned several other similar designer collective pop up events all over Singapore since it started. The Designer Collective pop up event by Mah Collection held recently in Singapore, happens in this colonial black and white house which by its venue already sets the mood of being exclusive and offering only unique pieces, just like that of the building it is held in.

Being able to put a face to a name that I am so familiar with on IG was the highlight of my day. As I have been on about sustainable fashion these days, I was so glad to meet the likes of Su Pei Ho of Su by hand and Rakhee of Maisha Concept where their focus of their products are about being environmentally conscious as well as keeping fashion sustainable in this day and age. The same would be said of The Real Skin Firm, where I got the chance to meet May who showed me her extensive range of products all made from plant based products with no chemicals, fragrance or animal testing involved. Eversince I started using some of these products from The Real Skin Firm, I realised how much more glowing and radiant my skin has been. To top the whole event off, a quick pic with  Ilenia Circolani of ManuelMente Bijoux who I got to know awhile back through A Vintage Tale and needless to say, I had to get my hands on a pair of funky mis-matched earrings to complete the day.

Of course to move around in ease for such events, I wore this lovely dress by The Fifth Label. The pretty bow tied at the front was a sweet accent to a common print and took it to the next level in terms of cuteness. A statement bucket bag and oversize sunnies to complete the look, I was certainly in my element of retro chic with the occasion.

If you are in Singapore, follow @designercollectivebymah to check out their upcoming events.

Dress : The Fifth Label 
Sunnies : Diane Von Fursternberg
Bag : Staud
Bangle : Lovisa
Earrings : Manuel Mente Bijoux
Slides : Marc Fisher

Simone xoxo

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Flame Of The Forest

Monday, November 11, 2019 Simone - Your Style Architect 9 Comments

Hi everyone.

Happy Monday and still very much into my love for prints, today I would  like to showcase the "Flame Of The Forest" skirt by @naladesigns. This skirt is available at The Wyld Shop@Joo Chiat here in Singapore. 100% cotton, this full swing circle skirt is perfect for the tropical weather and it does exude that 1950s retro vibe. If you are following me on Instagram you would have noticed this skirt styled slightly differently with a black top on my IG feed recently.

Playing on the brown hues on the skirt, I toned this look down with a white shirt, but continued to build on making the skirt stand out as a statement with statement accessories such as the bucket bag in a camel tone shade.

On a separate note, I had fun doing this post at The Tuckshop where the funky retro decor works well with the outfit. I love the canteen style seating where the chairs flip out for easy getting in and out suspended by industrial style pipes - certainly an eye opener on such quirky designs.

Above here is another example on how to wear this skirt. A simple outfit with a statement pattern that  reminds me much of bold African prints ( another craze I am after at the moment). The bolder the pattern and colours, the more attracted I am and you can see how one can play it down or emphasise the prints by mixing with a different coloured top. Here, I love how the black makes the prints stand out even more and so kept the accessories more of the same colour palette as my top so that one only focuses on  the skirt yet feel the richness of the whole combination as black is always a sophisticated colour to pair with.

So, tell me which is your favourite?

Simone xoxo

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