Wednesday, September 30, 2009

THE dog sweater.

While in Japan I visited my friend's mother-in-law's log cabin home by Lake Yamanakako, who LOVES her dogs. To keep Coty warm and cosy in dark winters, she hand-knitted a super cheerful orange dog sweater with bobbles all over!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The High End Office Furniture Pte Ltd.

In my search for furniture for the new shop, I found this terrific second-hand office and retail furniture store that is:
1) located in a beautiful old building in Chinatown that I didn't even knew existed;
2) a labyrinth of tables, desks, cabinets, cupboards, chairs, sofas, paintings, mirrors and display items of every imaginable description.

It was absolutely fascinating for me, especially since I LOVE all things industrial, to go from room to room exploring this wonderland of practical furniture. My favourite shot is the room full of chairs - now, is that a room full of chairs or is that a room full of chairs?

They don't seem to have a website, so here's their address:
The High End Office Furniture Pte Ltd
195 Pearl's Hill Terrace 01-68 Singapore 168976
Tel: +65 6438 3489 (Ask for the lovely Ms Fang Fang)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

hansel's birthday present to Gwen Stefani.

Today I was given the fantastic opportunity to present the stunning, the inspirational, the strong and sexy Gwen Stefani with a birthday gift of hansel clothing. Gwen is in town to perform with No Doubt at the F1 Rocks concert.

I selected 5 items in the Black and White colour theme for her and had them all wrapped in gold and silver tissue paper, topped off with a hand-written card tied up in black ribbon.

And then I had them delivered to the hotel where F1 Rocks' Executive Producer was staying. He would have them delivered to Gwen Stefani and her manager Lisa Kidd.

I do hope she likes them!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Matchy matchy.

For the ROOMS fashion trade show in Tokyo, I had my nails done to match my shoes. (That's me with the red stockings)

My Japanese agent decided to join me by matching her shoes with mine.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Striped low beams at train station.

Just simple Black and Yellow diagonally striped tape that forms an irregular zig-zag pattern when neatly wrapped around a beam.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I am such a nerd and I love books. Especially books that come in down-to-earth basic brown cardboard boxes with "BOOKS" neatly stamped in a 70s retro-style font.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hermes & ELLE Singapore magazine photoshoot prep images.

I have been asked to be in a photoshoot for a Hermes/ELLE project to support a good cause (will tell you more about it when the project rolls out!) and I was asked to think of ways to wear the iconic Hermes scarf in a style that suits me. I searched online and found these retro-looking styles of tying the scarf around my head. To further illustrate to the ELLE fashion editor how I'd look like, I demonstrated my amazing photoshop skills...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chiaki Kuriyama wears hansel in KERA magazine.

Hmm first trouble posting blogs, now iPhoto not functioning. Mercury must be retrograding.

Anyways, I opened my email inbox and got this pleasant surprise of seeing lovely photos of Miss Chiaki Kuriyama wearing hansel's Pleated Collar Blouse in this month's Japanese KERA magazine.