Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Runway to Railway.

Turning a historical building into a fashion show venue isn't an everyday routine here in Singapore. We had one in an old prison (that's a great start, really!), literally on Orchard Road in our shopping district,  and now the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. I've driven pass the station a couple of weeks back after it has ceased its operations and pending a new development, boy, it sure looked like a haunted house to be. But two of the top magazines in Singapore, Female and NUYOU, turned it into a powerhouse overnight for their annual catwalk show. And I've got photos to prove and you've got to agree with me that the use of projectors onto its fa├žade is a genius idea. Okay now, here's something for a change: There were two rows right in front of the photographer's pit specially for bloggers. These were the best seats in da house. I must say, such a gesture from the organisers says a lot about their appreciation for us, bloggers and finally we have front row seating!
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For the first time, Valentino's diffusion line REDValentino presented looks from their Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Florals and embroidery were the key trends of the soft and feminine collection with a touch of sequins and ruffles in the evening looks. Bags and accessories were perfect for the summer, especially the ratten wedges and pastel-coloured totes. My favourite look? The white woven tube dress. I just can't get enough of its texture.

What's next for Female x NUYOU Catwalk 2013? I'm rooting for the Helix Bridge or maybe the Henderson Waves?
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