Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Kitsuné in Nylon Guys

The July 2011 issue of Nylon Guys has an extensive feature on Kitsuné. Head to the nearest bookstore and pick up a copy!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Florrie, Florrie, Florrie

Florrie's first EP, Introduction.

People have recently been noting that this generation is running out of good pop stars. For some, Lady Gaga's antics are getting old, as she already set herself so high that she can't even manage to top herself. Some complain that every other Top 40 song that comes out of the radio has either been autotuned, digitized or bastardized. While I agree with some of the observations, I believe there are hidden gems in the pop music industry that are waiting to be found - all we really need to do is patiently sift through the rubble.

Her latest EP, Experiments, has been on loop in my iPod for the past couple of days.

One such gem that I've been recently enjoying is the multi-hyphenated Florrie. This singer-songwriter-drummer-model from the UK proves that she's more than just a pretty face. She's talented, beautiful, chic and produces pop songs that are perfect in so many ways. From the infectious beats of "Begging Me", the very sexy "What You Doing This For?" to "Give Me Your Love", which showcases her outstanding drumming skills, Florrie's songs will surely make you sit up and listen, tap your feet and realize that there's hope for pop music after all.

Check out some of her videos and songs below:

Monday, 13 June 2011

Soulland "Thomas" Suede Shoe

Took advantage of the Great Singapore Sale today and picked up these wonderful suede lace-ups from the S/S 2011 collection of Danish brand, Soulland. The handcrafted pair, which is made in Portugal, sports a distinct white sole and brown leather strips on the back - characteristics that make this rather understated pair stand out. I'd also like to say that these are perhaps the most comfortable shoe I own.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Florals? For men? Groundbreaking, I suppose.

While we saw huge blooms from Jil Sander, this photo shows that tiny floral prints are easier to pull off - especially when incorporated into a menswear staple like a casual blazer. What do you think?

A very stylish guest at the Tres Bien opening party

Tres Bien - What's New

Check out Tres Bien's foray into creating simple style editorials, with the first one called "I Need A Vacation" (and quite frankly, who doesn't need one?). It features pieces from brands such as Visvim, Mismo, Moscot, A.P.C. and more. I have to say, the photography is really outstanding. Check out some of the pictures below and visit the website to see the rest.

And as some of you might know, Tres Bien recently reopened their newly renovated boutique in Malmo, Sweden.

As a treat for Tres Bienites all across the globe, they're offering free shipping for the entire month of June! So if you're hankering for some McNairy or Tricker's footwear, some Our Legacy threads and perhaps a new CDG wallet, now is the time for much needed retail therapy!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Friends of Mr Porter

Discovered this gem while browsing through the Nowness website. This animated feature brings together the chic Mr Porter team and their stylish imaginary friends with Dutch art director, Christian Borstlap. The result? A visual masterpiece that's as sharp as a freshly pressed Charvet shirt.

FRIENDS OF MR PORTER from Christian Borstlap on Vimeo.

PS: My favourite would be Mr Pinto.