KLARRA X STRANGERS REUNION

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Before leaving for London, I was invited to a little collaboration between local label, Klarra and one of Singapore’s favourite cafes, Strangers Reunion for a night of fun-filled laughs, great conversations, food and beautiful clothes. We got a taste of the new menu at the café for dinner, specially curated by founders, Melvin and Ryan. I was pleasantly surprised by how these simple dishes one would expect during brunch to be completely jazzed up to bring a mix of unique flavours and textures. Favourites included the Beetroot Salad which is a colourful combination of fresh greens, smashed avocado, red turnip, pistachios, croutons and artichoke tossed in a citrusy dressing. Their all day breakfast featured a lot of perfectly done eggs but each with its own twist. From the Ocean Trout on potato hash to beetroot corn fritters with poached pear.

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Strangers Reunion is one of my favourite to-go for their selection of waffles which can also be found at their sister café beside the restaurant Waffle Slayer. So I was saving my stomach my dessert even though I’ve never been a dessert person. The Chocolate Panna Cotta and Berry Ricotta Hotcake were all on point. The pancakes were the fluffiest I have ever had. Singapore is filled with these creative cafes popping out with the menu focusing on brunch but I’ve never really found many of these places serving quality food that was not only deliciously satisfying but also value for money. My experience with Strangers Reunion was definitely putting it at the top of the list. Beautiful interiors, delicious food and great prices. 

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The night was also to celebrate the launch of my dear friend Beatrice’s new Spring/Summer collection for her brand, Klarra and I couldn’t be more proud. I love that Klarra is all about quality over quantity, having worked closely with the brand for some time on the designs. Beatrice makes sure that quality is the number one factor in her clothing, and that comfort is key while still bringing out stylish clothes for everyone.

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I wish I had more images of the clothing but we all got to bring back a couple of pieces so I am positive a lot of Klarra will be popping up here and on Instagram. Here I am wearing one of my favourite pieces, the Sanchez Neoprene Sweater dress. Perfect with the front pockets and added detail of the side zips on the shoulder. Wearing a mini dress in London's cold is no easy feat but with some knee-high boots and an extra fluffy scarf, I am good to go. The new collection focuses a lot on classy basics that never go out of style so you get functionality and versatility out of the clothing. This is something that has always been important to me when I shop for pieces for my wardrobe. Big thanks to Beatrice and Ryan for the lovely evening, I had a great time trying out the pieces from the collection, stuffing myself silly with so much food and catching up with my girlfriends.

Visit Strangers Reunion in Singapore, located at 35-37 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169355 &
shop some of my favourite pieces at Klarra.

COTTON CANDY COATING

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Valentino Heels, American Apparel Riding Pants, H&M Coat, Fur Clutch from Tokyo, Tuusuapha Bustier, Earrings from Bangkok


Call me crazy for putting on a bustier in the winter (technically it still is) but if you layer it right in a big fluffy coat and a good ol' leather jacket underneath, I'd say you are good to go. This coat keeps me so warm and I've lost count of the number of times I've worn it since being here. Being a large cotton candy fur ball can't be a bad thing can it? Photos by Mikko

MANNING IT UP

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Since being in London, I've been through the incredible cold and some snow but Monday was perfect weather. Bryant and I checked out the Guy Bourdin exhibition at Somerset House which featured some of his never before published work and it is one of the largest showcases of his work throughout his 40 year career. I left extremely inspired by his thought put into every detail for his images and his playfulness with colour. More on that in my photo diary I hope to get to as soon as I can!

This is one of my favourite rompers- casual enough for a day out and not too sloppy for a night at the theatre, which was exactly what we did after the longest but most enjoyable afternoon tea session at The Savoy. It's also reflecting what I've been feeling a lot lately since coming to London: having to man it up and take care of myself, and be responsible for everything to do with that. I've been so, so blessed since being here with the company and support I've gotten (thank you to those of you who emailed me and reached out to me! It means the world to me) but there are still times the fear sets in and I can't help but feel scared even if it's just my walk home. Actually, everything has been perfect since being here except this little fear I have of walking alone at night to the extent that I sometimes really just feel the need to look my very worst so as to not attract the wrong attention late at night. I braved up on Monday, put on a 'suit', and my favourite heels on. Told myself things would be okay, and did my walk home. If anything happened, I knew I could easily get my heels off and use it to throw at someone anyway. Right?
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Random fact but this Louis Vuitton Epi Noé was the very first designer bag I owned and bought with my own money. I got it vintage from a consignment store in Singapore when I was 14 or 15. I sold all my clothes in a week to raise money for it after begging the lady in the store to keep it for me. I wanted my first designer bag to be something that was practical so I thought something in black would be great as it would go with most of the stuff in my wardrobe. Loved it so much, bought another one in red a few months later...  This bag has been my to-go ever since I got here. I've always loved it but it's kind of got neglected over the past few years and I only used to casually to make supermarket runs or small errands. Now that I've been using it every day, I really can't go on enough about how practical a bucket bag really is. So easy to throw everything into and so versatile. It's time I got that red one out soon...