12 Fresh AF White Sneakers To Add To Your Collection (All Under $160!)

17 Oct 2018 by Chong Xin Yi

Retro is now cool again, thanks to the revival of 90s silhouettes such as the FILA Disruptor and adidas Originals Falcon. These classic white sneakers not only brings to mind the good ol’ school days, but also ensure that you step out of your house in the trendiest way possible. However, these kicks don’t come cheap. For sneakerheads on a budget, get in on the hype train with these fresh options that you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg for.

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Crazy Rich Asians is set to hit cinemas this week, and there’s plenty to be excited about. Not only is the film set in Singapore, the highly-anticipated blockbuster also marks a huge milestone for Asian representation in Hollywood – with an all-Asian cast led by Constance Wu and Henry Golding. Of course, what’s Crazy Rich Asians without talking about haute couture?

From Nick Young’s dapper suit to Goh Peik Lin’s quirky animal-print pyjamas, we can’t help but marvel over the luxurious designer threads owned by the Youngs and their extended family. These high-society sartorial choices have all been stylishly put together with the help of some of the biggest fashion brands including Elie Saab, Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo – but who’s to say only the crazy rich get to look like a million bucks? We’ve recreated some of the iconic outfits worn by the leading stars in the film, without having to shell out major dough!

Rachel Chu


Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) is our resident leading lady, a Stanford-educated ABC teaching Economics at New York University. While the young professor imagines a future with her good-looking boyfriend Nick Young, she is definitely not prepared for the meeting with her potential in-laws. In order to fit in with Singapore’s wealthiest family, she has to ditch her casual style for a classy, feminine look.

Billie & Blossom Petite Blush Floral Print Skater Dress, $103, Dorothy Perkins
Shining Midnight Crystal Earrings, $89, Pandora
Stacking Hair Grips in Gold (Pack of 4), $9, ASOS
3-Pack Narrow Belts, $17.95, H&M
Pointed Flat Shoes, $39.90, Uniqlo

Nicholas Young


As an Oxford alum, Nick Young (Henry Golding) teaches history at New York University where he meets his girlfriend, Rachel. He may seem like an ordinary person at first glance, but he belongs to the richest old-money family in Singapore. As such, his style is a lot more put-together – think slicked-back hair, tailored suits and polished Oxfords.

Chintz Comfort Suit Blazer, $139, Zara
Easy Care Stretch Slim Fit Long Sleeve Shirt, $39.90, Uniqlo
Blue White Polka Dot Woven Pocket Square, $15.90, Benjamin Barker
Chintz Comfort Suit Trousers, $69.90, Zara
Tan Leather Oxford Shoes, $149, Zara

Goh Peik Lin


Goh Peik Lin (Awkwafina) is Rachel’s bubbly college best friend who also happens to be a part of the elite in Singapore. When Rachel gets overwhelmed by Nick’s family, Peik Lin is there to help assimilate her to the high society of Singapore. Unlike the typical fashion of the rich and famous, she rocks wild colours and contrasting prints while still looking royally fabulous.

Premium Linen Long Sleeve Shirt, $39.90, Uniqlo
Cranberry Geometric Lace Shell Top, $46.90, Dorothy Perkins
Fashionable Striped Pants, $59, H:Connect
Tassel Series Cleo Necklace, $42, The Lorem Ipsum Store
Champagne Glitter Loafers, $79, Pazzion

Astrid Leong-Teo


Known for her timeless beauty and impeccable fashion sense, Astrid Leong-Teo (Gemma Chan) is Nick’s fashion-forward cousin. Although she appears to have a hold on her perfect life, she still struggles to get a handle on her relationship with her husband, Michael (who is played by our very own Pierre Png).

Blush Pleated Sleeveless Dress, $63.90, Dorothy Perkins
Acissa Sunglasses, $39, Aldo
Swarovski Elements Luxe RG Earrings, $55, Jemsa
Coloured Plaited Crossbody Bag, $99.90, Zara
Tooth White Pearl Ring, $118, Carrie K.
Nude Embellished Stiletto Sandals, $63.90, Charles & Keith

Araminta Lee


Just as wealthy as the rest of the gang, Araminta Lee (Sonoya Mizuno) is engaged to Nick’s best pal, Colin. Their wedding is the reason why Rachel and Nick are visiting the little red dot in the first place. As one of Singapore’s most celebrated style icons, Araminta’s penchant for fashion can be seen in her bottomless wardrobe of flashy outfits and sparkling jewellery pieces.

Silver Sequin Jumpsuit, $229, Topshop
Cirque Hoop Silver Earrings, $39.86, Wanderlust + Co
Vintage Elegance Ring, $129, Pandora
Venus Rhodium Bangle, $29, Jemsa
Silver Front Flap Turn Lock Clutch, $59.90, Charles & Keith
Silver and Pearl Fluid Ring, $32, Jemsa
Silver Two Part Sandals, $66.90, Topshop

Crazy Rich Asians opens in cinemas on 22 August 2018.

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K-pop darlings BLACKPINK aren’t just known for their insanely catchy bangers and killer stage presence – they also boast an impeccable sense of style. Their latest music video for ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ is no exception, which served up plenty of iconic looks from colour-coordinated duds to sequined gowns to even wigs and tiaras.

However, these designer threads certainly don’t come cheap – for instance, Jennie’s rainbow chiffon gown cashes in at a whopping $5,295. And the pair of pink gloves Lisa was wearing? A casual 500 bucks. But hey, who says you have to break an arm and a leg just to dress like your favourite BLACKPINK member? We show you how you can cop their looks with these ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’-inspired outfits – sans the celebrity price tag!

Jennie (Look #1): She’s Like A Rainbow

Jennie 1

Rainbow Bandeau Dress, $46.90, Topshop
Ruffled Rainbow Mule, $124, Pomelo

Jennie (Look #2): Back To Black

Jennie 2

Off-The-Shoulder Top, $19.95, H&M
High Waist Skinny Trousers, $25.90, Pull & Bear
Flat Leather Ankle Boots With Slogan, $159, Zara

Lisa (Look #1): Pink About It

Lisa 1

Coloured Frock Coat, $119, Zara
High-Waist Trousers, $69.90, Zara
Mojito Sock Boots, $116, Topshop
Metallic Hoop Earrings, $13.90, Topshop

Lisa (Look #2): Block Party

Lisa 2

Cropped Jacket, $39.90, Bershka
Bandeau Jumpsuit, $149, Topshop
Kristen Earrings, $148.31, Revolve

Jisoo (Look #1): Look At Me

Jisoo 1

Lady Gaga T-shirt, $39.90, Stradivarius
Addicts Anonymous Maya Classic Transparent Heels, $19.90, Zalora

Jisoo (Look #2): All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Jisoo 2

Printed Bomber Jacket, $69.90, Zara
Miss Selfridge Gold Sequin Bandeau Top, $26.90, Zalora
Chain Tassel Necklace, $27.90, Charles & Keith

Rose (Look #1): Dark Secrets

Rose 2

Vera Moda Multi Coloured Spot Print Ruffle Wrap Dress, $76.90, Dorothy Perkins
Lost Ink Belle Oversized Flower Heels, $56.90, Zalora

Rose (Look #2): Crowning Glory

Rose 1

Rhinestone Tiara Slides, $23.90, Topshop
Sequin Fishtail Maxi Dress, $179, Topshop
Showcase Silver Skye Heeled Sandals, $89.90, Dorothy Perkins

If you haven’t seen BLACKPINK’s ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ music video yet, watch it below and let us know which is your favourite look of all!

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12 Last-Minute Outfit Ideas To Step Up Your Raya #OOTD Game

14 Jun 2018 by Chew Hui Ling

Hari Raya Aidilfitri’s just around the corner! For those of you who are still scrambling to get your celebratory garb sorted, we’ve got some stylish ideas to inspire your wardrobe. From minimalist threads that you can rock beyond the festivities, to contemporary pieces that are nothing short of elegant, here are some last-minute outfit ideas that are sure to impress your entire kampung.

Click through the gallery to view our picks.

Wishing all our Muslim readers, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

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Have a passion for fashion? For those who’ve recently thrown your mortarboard in the air – congratulations on graduating! – and are certain that fashion is your calling, MDIS School of Fashion and Design (SFD) could be your first step to pursuing a thrilling career in the sartorial world. If you’re still unsure whether the fashion industry is a good fit for you, here are some reasons why you should consider applying to SFD to get yourself started.

#1 Gain a headstart

For those who are serious about turning your passion into a career, SFD opens up a world of opportunities to help you get your proverbial foot in the door. Learning doesn’t just take place in a classroom – students will also have the chance to collaborate with famous designers and major brands as well as participate in fashion shows such as the Singapore Fashion Week during or after their course of study. Not only does it help you to score regional exposure, it’s also a great platform to make and expand your connections within the industry.

#2 Get Your Hands Dirty

In the fast-paced and ever-changing landscape of fashion, it’s all about gaining experience. SFD emphasises on hands-on learning based on live projects, which allows you to familiarise yourself with real-world assignments. To further prepare you for the workforce, they also offer internship placements in local and international companies for students to explore their career interests. Internships are where you can learn on the job, plus they make for killer resumes that could give you a competitive edge over the rest. And if the bosses are impressed with your creativity and work spirit, they might even offer you a full-time position in the future!

#3 Learn From The Best

Armed with a dedicated pool of professionals, you’ll be in the good hands of lecturers and technicians who hold a wealth of experience under their belt. These are people who are experts in the field and who better to learn from than the ones who know it best? Besides, you’ll be surrounded by like- minded peers who are just as passionate and driven as you are, which is an awesome way to spark ideas and keep yourself motivated.

#4 Equipped For Success

Apart from boasting well-established networks and an industry- relevant curriculum, SFD also prides itself on creating a conducive and inspiring learning environment with its top-notch facilities. In addition to the well-equipped classrooms and laboratories, students also get access to the on-campus Fashion Labs, where they can try their hands on pattern making, fabric handling, sewing and more.

#5 The Possibilities Are Endless

Although competitive and hard to break into, it’s a dynamic industry with plenty of areas you can specialise and carve your own niche in. For those who are business savvy and have a creative eye, the International Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing should be right up your alley. Interested in finding out more about the various industries? Consider the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion instead, where you get to learn everything from styling to merchandising, portfolio development to events management.

#6 Ready To Get Hired?

An exciting host of job prospects await upon completion of the programmes! With ample formal training at SFD, you’ll graduate with a glowing portfolio that could give you a jumpstart on your creative career. Having a diverse portfolio not only showcases your professional work, but also reflects your personality and design sensibility. Whether you’re an aspiring costume designer, a budding stylist or simply interested in fashion, your future is bright at SFD!

Interested in finding out more? Check out the various programmes that MDIS School of Fashion and Design has to offer here.

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