From conceptualization to the actual runway show, the bloggers would be sharing the entire process and experience with you on the official blog and official hashtag, #bugisplus on instagram and twitter.
Each blogger will be designing 2 fashion themes for their models, using resources from Bugis+. At the actual showcase event, the 4 bloggers would be judged and graded by a panel of three professional judges.The winners would then walk away with exciting prizes sponsored by Bugis+.
If you have time to spare this Saturday or would like to support the four bloggers, join us at the fashion showcase for a day of trendy fun:
Yes, you read correctly, Bata. The same brand most of us grew up with, wearing their white, reasonably-priced school shoes when we were in primary schools.
The brand has evolved with times, moving on to stock a good range of equally reasonably-priced work and casual wear for working adults. Nowadays, Bata stores have footwear for all ages and all occasions.
Here are some of the images I took at the preview:
If you dig through the shoe cabinet in your home, I am sure you will find at least one pair of footwear from Bata, be it if belongs to you or someone else. I did a check and found a pair of black, basic leather work shoes I bought about a year ago.
Btw, many Singaporeans have the mistaken notion that Bata is a Singapore or Malaysia brand. It is not. Batahails from Czech Republic where shoemakers originated since 1894, more than a hundred years ago.
Bata Shoe Singapore opened its first Singapore store in Capitol Building on 25 August 1931. Bata’s founder, Thomas John Bata’s vision was to “shoe the world”, which means “everyone to own a pair of shoes”. Thus Bata aims to offer quality, fashionable and comfortable footwear at affordable prices, so everyone can afford and enjoy a good pair of shoes.
A Bata store is a convenient shopping hub to get shoes and accessories for females, males and even for kids all under one roof. Besides Bata house brands, the store also carries other popular footwear brands.
In Singapore, there are more than 40 stores island wide and Bata is striving to provide customers with more trendy designs and styles, without compromising on comfort and price.
I am not really a fashionista as you can see from the photos of me on my blog and am definitely not modeling material. Nonetheless, I do put effort into my daily attire, making sure I am dressed appropriately for the right occasion.
Isn’t it great that Singapore is often the hub where events like this are hosted in Asia?
As part of the celebration of G-Shock’s 30th Anniversary, Casio Computer Co Ltd opens the first G-Shock concept store in Asia at Plaza Singapura on 28 November. The concept store, aptly named “G-SHOCK”, differs from other Casio G-Factory stores, as it will be dedicated to house only watches under the namesake brand and its sister brand, Baby-G.
I have been collecting G-Shock and Baby-G watches since I was a teen and this is really exciting news, with Singapore being the first country in Asia to have such a concept store. Moreover, it is conveniently located at Plaza Singapura.
“As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we seek to take the G-Shock brand closer to our fans and enhance consumers’ shopping experience with this one-of-its-kind concept store that focuses on G-Shock, Baby-G and exclusive commemorative models,” said Mr Watanabe Shunichi, Managing Director of Casio Singapore Pte Ltd.
Designed to immerse shoppers in a holistic experience of the G-Shock brand identity of “Absolute Toughness”, the new G-Shock concept store features a black corrugated metal exterior, rigid concrete blocks that line the walls and brown wood flooring to form a rugged and industrial atelier:
With the key intention of showcasing G-Shock and Baby-G in their full glory, the 382 square feet store is divided into a “Master of G” corner and a “Baby-G” corner. Each space is designed to reflect the key qualities of the watches.
I was there at the official store opening. Here are some of the photos from the event:
Limited Edition Collaboration G-Shock Watches In Celebration Of The Opening
To celebrate this milestone store opening, Casio has collaborated with AOS, a 6-man DJ/Emcee Collective comprising three of The Butter Factory Resident DJs Andrew T, Dave Does & Stanley and three international talents T.T, Hapa & N’fa, and The Killer Gerbil, alter ego of local visual artist Luthfi Mustafah, who is recognised for his street art, to launch two limited edition G-Shock watches.
The G-8900A, designed by AOS, features a sound wave motif that resonates the power of music, expresses the collective’s creativity as music makers and party starters and represents the group’s passion for their profession:
“We are pleased to collaborate with G-Shock to create a statement piece that encapsulates the commonalities that G-Shock and AOS share. We drew our inspiration for the sound wave design from a tattoo on a man whom we met at the airport enroute to KL,” shared Andrew T.
The GD-100 collaboration model, designed by The Killer Gerbil, stands out from the classic G-Shock with its liberal use of colours against a black watch body, featuring a coloured illustration of the Killer Gerbil over the length of the lower watch strap, a blue motif with the character’s name and text in graffiti font, representative of the artist’s forte:
“The Killer Gerbil G-Shock is inspired by the adrenaline rush of fixed gear riding with no brakes and therefore adopts the minimalist concept of the fixed gear bicycles where there are no brakes or gear cables running on the frames. The Killer Gerbil character and graffiti styled illustrations and elements also add a unique touch of design and identity to the watch,” said Luthfi Mustafah.
As the first and only store in the region devoted to the G-Shock, the new store joins Casio’s nine existing G-Factory outlets in Singapore to house all G-Shock watches as well as the brand’s limited edition collaborative models.
G-SHOCK Opening Celebration Promotion
To celebrate the opening of G-SHOCK, shoppers who spend a minimum of $130.00 in the new store will receive a limited edition G-Shock cap, while stocks last.
The G-SHOCK concept store is located at #03-63, Plaza Singapura; opening hours are 10.00am to 10.00pm daily.
The GD-100 by The Killer Gerbil is now available in store, while the G-8900A by AOS will be available from December 2012 onwards. Both watches retail at S$209.00 each and will be sold exclusively at the G-Shock concept store.
Upcoming G-Shock Design Competition in January 2013
In conjunction with G-Shock’s 30th Anniversary and the watch’s Shock The World celebrations next year, Casio will be organising a G-Shock design competition, where G-Shock enthusiasts can try their hands at creating a unique watch design of their own and stand to win attractive prizes. More details will be revealed on the Casio Facebook Fanpage at a later date.
Super Store Singapore specializes in producing premium custom badges with convenience, their range of services include:
– Bulk customisation of badges orders
– Personalised badges
– Designers showcase(Public may send in their designs)
– And specialized name card badges.
Super Store Singapore also strongly believes in cultivating a community of artists in Singapore and they are acting as a platform for aspiring artists to show their talents and share it with others, at the same time earning a profit through their commissions program from their designs.
Super Store Singapore love badges, a lot, and would like to share this passion along with you!
Held from 13 – 15 July 2012, the special event provided Singaporeans the opportunity to customise a pair of Havaianas flip-flops to really call our own, mixing and matching from a colourful galore of straps, soles and pin embellishments.
The personalised fashion affair kick-started with an exclusive closed-door VIP day on 13 July (last Friday), where over 100 trade partners, media and bloggers enjoyed the first-hand experience of the MYOH event, which has been successfully popularised in cities like London, New York and Manila.
I was honoured to be invited to customise a pair of my own Alvinology Havaianas flip-flop together with my wife Rachel.
Upon arrival on the VIP Day, we were warmly greeted by Havaianas and ushered into the Takashimaya h store, decked in colourful Brazilian-inspired Bonfim wish ribbons for the occasion. The specially customised ribbons were also handed out for us to don around our wrists to mark the start of the customisation journey, guided along by friendly Havaianas retail staff.
Enthralled by the enticing selection of soles, straps and decorative pins, Rachel and I were spoilt for choice and took a while to settle on similar matching red soles as a couple. We chose different strap colours and pins to maintain individuality.