Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I am blogged on ELLE Germany.

I did a random search and found this article!
Does anyone read German? What does this article say?
Please email the translation to me at jo.soh@ilovehansel.com

Robot Girl campaign model castings.

Friday, October 23, 2009

I am the ELLE Awards' Singapore Designer of the Year.

I didn't get to speak on stage when I received the award so I shall do so here:

I would like to thank ELLE Singapore and to all those who voted for me.
I would like to thank the hansel team and Ate Consulting for supporting my work.
I would like to thank all the people whom I have worked with to bring my ideas to light.
And last but not least, I would like to thank my dog, Hansel.

The rest of the Robot Girl! campaign shots.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

4 shots from Robot Girl campaign shoot.

Campaign shoot for "Robot Girl" shot by my friend Ant, with hair and makeup by David Lim Lee. The model is Cathy Charest from Mannequin - a hardworking, ultra versatile beauty who knows how to WORK IT!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Robot Girl animation sketches.

These are Ms Xi's charming hand-drawn sketches as she worked out ideas for the animation.

Robot Girl! animation.

This wonderful animation was done especially for hansel's Robot Girl collection by Ms Xi with music by Adrian Wee.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ELLE Awards 2009 nomination.

I have been nominated for Designer of the Year for the fabulous ELLE Awards 2009.

I should have posted this up earlier, but voting has already ended. Otherwise I would have asked you to flood their email inbox with votes for me! Hee hee hee!

I guess you could always attend the party and hold up signs for that say "I LOVE HANSEL"!
The party is next Thursday 22 October 09, 7.30pm at Orchard Central Discovery Walk.

The hansel Shop paper bags.

As promised, snapshots of the carrier bags currently used in The hansel Shop. This time it's stamped, next time it'll be printed, next time it'll be something else? Let's see - I like the blank canvas idea that allows for play, evolution and customization.

Right now, it's Minimalist Vintage, it's Graphic Stripes, it's a touch Girly and a bit Lo-Tech-Back-To-Basics.

It's SO hansel!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Vintage paper shopping bags.

When I was really young, I remember going shopping with my grandmother in Chinatown and her purchases would come in these brown paper bags with red/white striped string handles.

When I was searching for packaging for my new shop, as soon as I saw these, I KNEW they were The hansel Shop's shopping bags! (Will add a photo of the shop bag soon!)

These photos are of vintage printed bags left in the factory - look closely.... when you see that the postal code of an address in Singapore is a SINGLE DIGIT number, it is most definitely a vintage item!

Monday, October 5, 2009

The hansel jewellery range.

This is my first foray into a jewellery range for hansel!
As part of the Robot Girl! collection, we have:

1) 2-in-1 necklace/bracelet with 6 detachable Robot enamel charms. The charms are easily hooked on and off! We designed it with versatility in mind, so you can also wear it as a single chain necklace, or use the shorter chain as a bracelet! $129 for the whole set - value for money! :-)

2) Then we also have the Robot stud earrings at $30 for a pair of either a Black/White combination or the primary colour set of Blue/Red.

3) And our most popular item so far... the Robot pins! A set of 3 for $40, it comes in the monotone combination of Black/Grey/White or primary colour set of Blue/Yellow/Red.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Robot Girl collection @ The hansel Shop.

3 snapshots of the Robot Girl collection at The hansel Shop. We will whitewash and change the interior every 6 months to match the theme of the collection.

I painted those giant electric bolts and made the giant Robot Girl by hand - they took ALOT longer than I'd thought!