From the monthly archives: August 2011

Whenever we get the car, one go-to place recently is the Tiong Bahru area. If you go back every few months, there’s always something new to see! Always check out Yong Siak street first, where 40hands started making this street the place to hang. And then Books Actually and the newest shop, Strangelets opened across from them. Stranglets was the new kid on the block, and there were some pretty things to look at.


The signs outside the shop were the most entertaining of all though.

But the gem that opened in a nearby street, Eng Hoon Street, called The Orange Thimble is where we had a really good time. The venue was really comfy, and it was a great break with a great scoop of chocolate ice cream (I want to try Cempadek and Lychee Martini the next time!)

The Orange Thimble

There was an array of cakes, quiches, pastries and coffees and teas. But it was pretty packed on a Sunday, so business was pretty bustling! Around the cafe, they displayed art for sale, and heritage paintings of Tiong Bahru. There were cheaper options like postcards and mugs with images of Tiong Bahru on them too.

Drop by this quirky neighbourhood soon! I predict increasing rent prices and more and more interesting places opening up here soon.


Just found this new vintage online shop Revu., that has really nice pieces and takes really good photos, the styling and the models are top notch. And gives you an idea on how to make your vintage pieces look modern. Here’s some of my fav pics for inspiration.

Vintage tops are really easy to look modern by tucking it into some well cut shorts, or a tight skirt:

Vintage dresses often look good with a belt. The belt should be simple and clean, and contrasting colours can bring together a bright vintage dress or break up the prints. I’ve gotten plain simple and cheap belts from Forever21 or Cotton On. Those will do the trick!

So pretty!


Sharon asked if I would like to join her for MAAD Pyjamas a few weeks ago. Last one i went to was a long time ago when MAAD ran at the same time as fashbash in 2009. This one seemed like a big one with all the publicity, and Sharon sold the $5 drinks and live bands for a friday night seemed like a good Friday night out.

Sorry for the iphone quality pics!

Collected a bunch of namecards there of some really cool stores, first up was Idah Khan bags, pouches and lunchbags, some with really nice retro and vintage prints! She doesn’t have a website I could link to, but trust me, she has some prints that I would love to have on a pouch.

Next was The Girl’s Kaksh, I was on the lookout for an ROM dress and she had a beeeautiful chongsam which I tried but didn’t quite fit. But she also told me about her custom made dresses, so I’m def keeping this in mind nearer the date!

That damned dress I could’t fit! (credit to The Girl’s Kaksh)

The shopping was interrupted by the appearance of the latest presidential candidates Tony Tan and Tan Jee Say (with Nicole Seah tailing) Jiaqi got so excited he almost started salivating. But true, we couldn’t stop staring at them while they were there, they mingled and PRed and Tony Tan even posed for a portrait.

Tony Tan

Tan Jee Say

And then, the. cutest. shop. ever. Momshoo!


After that we hung out with drinks, nachos and a loud loud band, thanks MAAD for the great night and fab shopping!


Candy Stripes Dress >> Purple Haze Dress >> Chevron Blue Dress
Chinoi Flowers Blouse >> Handy Dandy Dress >> Aren’t You Royal Dress

Geometric BlackWhite Dress >> Boat Away Mod Dress >> Yellow Meadow Dress
Carnival Pink Dress >> Orange You Lovely Dress >> Scallop Away Blouse

Colour Me Pixel Dress >> Retro Raving Red Dress >> Agar Agar Dress
Walk Like An Egyptian Blouse >> Take a Leaf Blouse >> Green Hankering Blouse

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Since our date is set for next year, and thinking of where to find the perfect wedding dress. I’m not a fan of the the sparkly princessy gowns popular in this part of town, so I looked to the famous brands for some inspiration, Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier, the gowns were gorgeous! However its Monique Lhuillier’s normal collection that stood out and I saved a few dresses in my phone for those bridal visits.


Love this collection! Very bridal inspired too. Lace may look a bit aged on non models though. Will post updates on that search for the perfect wedding dress.


Earlier this year, me and Jiaqi dropped by Pasadena for his work conference, we made a trip of it to visit my sis in Rhode Island and also Pittsburgh, Jiaqi’s home for a few years when he was in CMU. After the many vintage stores in LA, I looked for some place to find some vintage in Pittsburgh. There wasn’t much info online, except for this place called Ohio River Antique Mall.


When we reached there, it wasn’t really a mall mall, but kind of a house full of antiques, knick knacks and a lovely room full of vintage clothing. The quality of vintage in US is pretty amazing, but I didn’t leave with anything cause they were kinda pricey.

Below are some pictures of things that caught my eye (but too expensive or impractical to carry home) sniff!




Hello! Welcome to my personal and Picnic Sunday blog. Thought it’ll nice to welcome you guys with Dylan here (my nephew) in my shades as well as his Cupcake Charlie.

Aside from blogging in relation to my online vintage shop based in Singapore, I’ll be posting my out and abouts in Singapore, and all things I deem pretty. Glad to have you here!

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