Category Archives: fashion

New Haircut and Hair Colour for 2014

To usher in 2014, I got a new haircut at my regular salon, Naoki Yoshihara by Ash and coloured my hair to a lighter tint of brown:

I blogged about this japanese salon at Liang Court previouslyYou can visit their official facebook page to find out more about them. 

I will be turning 34 this year in October… I need to feel young again. The hair colour seems to help. Friends whom I had not seen for a while all commented that I look younger, fresher or trendier.

This feels good, even though my waistline is expanding, my hair is thinning and I feel less capable of taking on and conquering the world with each passing year.

With Chinese New Year round the corner, might be a good time to change your hairstyle or try something different to surprise your relatives and loved ones when house visiting? 🙂

If you are thinking of popping by Naoki Yoshihara by Ash, please note the following festive period changes:

18th Jan 2014 – 28th Jan 2014: there will be a 30% increase on the total bill.
29th Jan 2014 and 30th Jan 2014: there will be a 50% increase on the total bill.

During the Chinese New  Year period, operation hours are:

30th Jan 2014: 10.30am to 3.00pm
31st Jan 2014 to 6th Feb 2014: Closed
Normal operation hours will resume from 7th Feb.
10.30am to 8.30pm (Closed on every Tues)

I just turned 33

Happy birthday… to myself.

Last week, I noticed I am starting to spot some white hairs.

Instead of dyeing my hair jet-black, I decided to change my hairstyle and tint it slightly for a refreshing change as I reach double 3 of age:

The secret to good skin? Adobe Photoshop.
The secret to good skin? Adobe Photoshop. Front view.
Back view
Back view
Side view
Side view

I am feeling younger already. 🙂

My new hairstyle was done at Naoki Yoshihara by Ash. I blogged about this japanese salon at Liang Court previously. You can visit their official facebook page to find out more about them. 

Men’s Shirts from ButtonNStitch

I was introduced to ButtonNStitch about a year ago. They are one of the rare e-commerce sites in Singapore which targets males instead of females.

ButtonNStitch‘s focus is on formal dress shirts; with attention to details on the choice of fabric and cut, at a reasonable price.

They do not make bespoke shirts like CYC, but they do offer a variety in style, carrying straight and slim cut formal shirts for every style listed on their site.

ButtonNStitch has a very user-friendly navigation environment. For men, there are just a few key items to take note of when buying a formal shirt – size (in inches), fit (slim or straight), colour and pattern on the fabric. All these options are available on the left-hand side bar on the site:

To me, ButtonNStitch feels like the Japanese no-frills express haircut services in the online world, catering to the same group of time-starved, wallet-conscious, yet style-demanding urban men.

Your shirt will come individually wrapped in a box like this
Your shirt will come individually wrapped in a box like this
Inside the box
Inside the box
Blue stripe shirt I ordered
Blue stripe shirt I ordered
16.5
16.5″, straight fit

The site holds regular sale. Hence do check back for discounts.

ButtonNStitch has a free delivery free returns policy.

The business is based in Singapore and they use Singapore Post (Free) and DHL Express (Chargeble) to handle your dress shirt package and ensure timely delivery. Dress shirts purchased for standard delivery will be free of charge. If you opt for express international delivery via DHL, actual cost of carriage will be billed to you. You will be informed of the cost for express delivery and will be required to agree to pay such costs before confirming your purchase.

Fifth VIP Fashion Night @ The Shoppe at Marina Bay Sands

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands staged its fifth VIP Fashion Night last Friday in a colourful display of fashion and festivities.

The one-night only signature mall event presented exclusive treats for shoppers, from live entertainment to roving fashion shows, special in-store activities and many retailer offers. Lucky shoppers also walked away with 250 gift redemptions from Oroton, Pandora, Penhaligon’s, TODAI, as well as tickets to the upcoming Starlight Express show by Andrew Lloyd Webber showing 13-24 November at the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands.

The night saw a brilliant display of two roving fashion shows featuring the season’s latest trends from 18 participating retailers at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

The two roving fashion shows throughout the night displayed the season’s latest trends from 18 fashion labels at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Participating retailers were 6Five Barcode, adidas, Anne Fontaine, Evisu, Germain, Guess, Harley Davidson, Ferrari, iROO, Juicy Couture, Marisfrolg, Miss Sixty, MOISELLE, N.Tyler, Salon by Surrender, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, Pashma and Porsche Design:

Some of the roving models on stage
Some of the roving models on stage
Another four of the roving models
Another four of the roving models

Shoppers also grooved to the best beats at the VIP Party Bar with special guest DJs from KU DE TA Joshua (Head Resident DJ) and DJ Deepak (Resident DJ) helming the decks. Live music acts including Jazz at The Shoppes and a string quartet performance also injected smooth vibes, lending a soothing respite to all.

Shoppers registration
Shoppers registration
The VIP Party Bar with red carpet
The VIP Party Bar with red carpet

Amidst the shopping extravaganza, shoppers get to enjoy complimentary champagne upon arrival, free popcorn and candy floss. Two mock photo studios set up by LUMEN gave fashionistas a glimpse into all the excitement that takes place behind the scenes of a fashion photo shoot.

British fragrance house Penhaligon’s also launched its new perfume – the Iris Prima – on VIP Fashion Night. The Iris Prima is an elegant scent that offers a fascinating glimpse into the magical world of ballet:

Penhaligon's at Marina Bay Sands
Penhaligon’s at Marina Bay Sands
Introducing, the Iris Prima
Introducing, the Iris Prima
The ballerina story behind the creation of the Iris Prima
The ballerina story behind the creation of the Iris Prima
Ballet themed visual merchandising
Ballet themed visual merchandising

Come 9 to 19 October, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands will present Fashion Week 2013, its largest ever fashion show on property over an 11-day extravaganza. Organised by FIDé Fashion Weeks, the highly anticipated fashion event will see over 30 inspiring presentations of Men’s and Women’s Prêt-à-Porter and Couture labels that are set to blaze Asia’s fashion scene. Get your tickets now. (Tickets start from S$20 for a single show)

Clear Men Fresh Tips

Do you use your girlfriend’s or wife’s shampoo?

Do you know how much shampoo you should use each time you wash your hair?

Unilever’s Clear Men, the world’s number one male shampoo has come up with a series of fresh tips videos for men.

Check them out via Clear Men’s official youtube channel, starting with these two:

The videos are kept short, fun and witty, making them quick to watch for the time-starved urban males. 

For more tips, follow #freshtips, Clear Men’s official facebook page for Singapore or their official Twitter account.