When I had arrived, the party was in full swing. Here's the cafe - they serve a really mean espresso, and at a reasonable price too!
|Half of the apparel section.|
|Ms Kitty Kat|
|Mr Rabbit and his Toadstool|
|Quirky lifestyle products|
|The jewellry in the glass box above|
What struck me was the amazing product display and store design. Brownie Points 1: Lots of cute animal lights! There was Mr Gummy Bear, Mr Squirrel, Ms Kitty Kat, Mr White Rabbit and a real Polly the Parrot. The parrot's name isn't really Polly but this one really does suits the name with its plump squat body and pink feathers. Brownie Points 2: A lot of the items were displayed under glass bell jars, which immediately elevates the cool factor and make the stuff seem so vulnerable and delicate. Brownie Points 3: A trishaw bicycle for Sunday label's tee shirts, complete with a teal helium balloon! Brownie Points 4: A teepee for all the amazing T's, it looked great with geometric wood triangle design theme of the whole store!
A Curious Teepee stocks local labels (support local!) Vice & Vanity's jewellry, Mae Pang by Pang Ai Mei and Sunday, as well as many internationally sourced goodies that were carefully selected for their quirky coolness. (A big lake printed on a bedsheet? Instant love!) They also have a good mix of lifestyle products such as plates, bedsheets, amazing lights, to fashion which includes socks, shoes, clothes and bags. Stuff worth mentioning are the ever adorable Happy Socks, 3D sketch pad complete with 3D glasses, Nose shaped sharpener, cage rings, Gummy Bear plug-in lights and Mae Pang's amazing bags and apparel. I love what she does with netting and the mixing of sheer fabrics into jersey cotton. Comfort and chic at its best. I'm going there to splurge when my pockets feel heavier and fatter!
|Here's Tracy Phillips and Yvan Rodic (credit A Curious Teepee)|
|Here's me and Hanna together! (credit A Curious Teepee)|
|Mae Pang designs|
I think I still have a lot to learn about the industry; looking forward to the next fashion event!
More photographs of the event here.
You can visit A Curious Teepee at 2 Orchard Link #02-24, Scape, open 12-9pm daily, serving great coffee and tea, with humongous gooey chocolate cakes and other goodies. Just go to Cineleisure, and scape will be straight ahead. Walk up a small slope to McDonald's and you'll see this:
(PS Thank you Tracy for throwing such a great party complete with great food, fantastic music (the DJ was Has!) and amazing crowd. I really enjoyed nibbling on shrimp sandwiches, berry parfait, fruit popsicles, mini dainty ice cream cones, and that shrimp-in-a-cracker thingy that I really liked.)