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Celebrating My Singapore: National Day in the Eyes of Fashion Influencers

A few Instagram posts ago, I was just reminiscing about how it’s only 5 months to the end of the year and right now we are almost ready to celebrate National Day again in full pomp and splendor by dressing up our city. As a fashion and lifestyle blogger-influencer in Singapore, I was eager to rise up to the occasion by creating a LookBook tailored made for National Day, an activity that’s definitely fun and celebratory! Hence, a natural collaboration happened between 3 of us enthusiastic babes (with Everest and Aldora) to showcase this Lookbook, based on each of our personal styles.

We discussed and toyed with key ideas and themes for Singapore’s National Day (9 Aug), for example, Red & White, 4 Shades of Red (based on the 2016 National Day Parade Logo), Hearts, Dreams & Inspirations. We were inspired by U.S.’s Independence Day (a recent event on 4 July), when many American bloggers styled similar lookbook content, in their signature colours of red, blue and white. We loved and participated in the vibrancy and hype on social media with our overseas friends/fellow bloggers and wanted to do the same to celebrate National Day here ?

Fellow fashionistas and Singaporeans who might need a little inspiration for outfit ideas during the National Day holidays, this is for you! 🙂

We did not reveal our final outfit details with one another so it was kind of a surprise when we met up and finally saw what we were each wearing. However, all of us adhered to the themes and turned up in very matching outfits, especially Everest and I! We were pleased with the “telepathy” because the pictures turned out well, with lots of harmony and balance in the colours and composition.

Always a fan of lace, intricate/unique details and florals, I went for a classic, modern and feminine look; this time with red and white as the main colours (of Singapore, too!)

 Personally I really love both red and white for different reasons. Red because of its vibrancy, depth of hue, boldness and character. And White always looks elegant, peaceful, wholesome and timeless.
I chose to style separates to add various elements and details into this outfit. My chiffon Leigh Ribbon Tie Blouse is from SophiaLuv. It features a ribbon tie at the neckline and 2-tiered laced sleeves for a soft and sweet finish. I decided not to tie a fast ribbon at the neck to tone down the school-girl, demure look, and did a casual knot for a flowy effect instead (this subtle move also made the blouse complement the skirt better).
The Rosie Skirt in White is from The Closet Lover, or TCL, one of my favourite Singapore-based online stores. Specially manufactured by TCL, it is made of neoprene for a stretchy and body-hugging material. It features vibrant rose prints and wavy, asymmetrical hems. I chose this skirt not only for its red-white combination, but its slightly unconventional design that injects oomph and a distinctive vibe to my outfit.

My Platform Strappy Heels are from JRunway. They totally match my top with their lace details! And they are so comfortable I can walk around all day in them! 🙂

2-way Star Boston Bag – also from JRunway. I love it for its strong red hue, tri-colour striped star detail and great material. Straps are adjustable with detachable ends for adaptable styles. Perfect for a casual day out!

Other outfit details:

Watch: Daniel Wellington – Classic Canterbury 36mm in Rose Gold.

Earrings: Lovisa – pearl drop and crystal details.

And something really, really beautiful and close to my heart…

Our Customised National Day 2016 Bloom Box from Gift Flowers Singapore!!! 

I look insanely delighted here! *laughs* The girls and Ash were joking that I was actually disguised as a flower delivery girl. HAHAHA!

So in celebration of our nation’s birthday and for our Lookbook collaboration, Gift Flowers Singapore has customised this lovely National Day themed bloom box consisting of a Large Round Flower Box in Black with a mix of Red & White roses. These flowers nicely accentuated our looks/outfits in this shoot. You can imagine my joy when I saw them because I am simply obsessed with flowers, all the time!

They are completely stunning in real life, and smell so wonderful too! Thank you Gift Flowers Singapore!

The Signature Bloom Boxes are the new styles offered by Gift Flowers Singapore which has their customised logo on it. They are super duper pretty, aren’t they? Will make my day any day, period!

Gift Flowers Singapore is offering free same day delivery for orders place before 1pm*.

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  As Gift Flowers Singapore understands that every customer has different budgets and needs, the flower gifts can be customized to any bouquet or flower arrangement! Just feel free to let them know your requirements/preferences 🙂 What a great gift idea for your friends and loved ones!

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It was really fun to hang out with Everest and Aldora, like-minded content creators who obviously love to play dress up and are so confident in their own skin and style preferences. It was a breeze shooting with them at the Victoria Concert Hall (VCH) with Ash’s help as Photographer of the mini project! 🙂

I wonder why I did not come to VCH more often to shoot because there were so many great picturesque spots and the venue is air-conditioned for us to escape from the hot and humid tropical weather. Love the classy and well-lit interior and white marbled floors!

The sun was out and lighting’s good so our shoot was even extended to the outdoors! It was also a relief to all of us that we were dressed comfortably, and taking into consideration practicality because it was after all a Sunday! Probably not a good time to overdress. In fact in Singapore, rarely do you see people who overdress…Unless it’s for a major event, festival or if the dress code says so. Many of us like our shorts, slippers and tees to beat the heat (and unpredictable showers of rain!)

Doing a Sex And The City walk ×

After this collab / shoot, I am even more certain that I will continue to explore collaboration opportunities with other influencers, bloggers and media personalities, because more brains (or styles, in this case), is better than one. I enjoy the exchange of ideas and concepts to experience working on different types of shoots and projects, to cross promote and to learn and grow as a content curator. Collabs also give me the chance to venture out of my comfort zone to take on fresh perspectives and acquire knowledge in this space. Also, even though Singapore is relatively (much) smaller than other countries (therefore we have limited locations for shoots), I am excited to discover other angles and photography styles that will introduce new dimensions to my shots. So…stay tuned!

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for places to shoot in Singapore, you may check out “20 Most Instagram-worthy Places in Singapore” and my review on The Smart Local, which offers terrific online guides on many topics and issues related to Singapore.

Hope you guys have enjoyed this post and to end off, here’s a cute and quirky song by ??? The Freshman that’s trending now on social media. I’m sure its lyrics will resonate with all Singaporeans!

??? HAPPY 51ST BIRTHDAY, SINGAPORE!!! ???

Matchy matchy bags, shoes and flowers ends the post on a high! ?

Check out Everest (@everestsays) and Aldora‘s (@aldora_muses) respective blogs to view their take on their chosen outfits and style of the day in our national colours!

And I’m now off to smell the roses!

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Love, everyday. Till next time!
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  1. Everest says:

    Hey hey Melissa!!
    It was so much fun doing this with you and Aldora and I can’t wait to do it again!!

    my fav shot has got to be the last shot!

    Cheers,
    Everest

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