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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

AFF 2014 Day One - Flirty in Kenzo

Audi Fashion Festival Vera Mao-21 Audi Fashion Festival Vera Mao-3 Audi Fashion Festival Vera Mao-22 Audi Fashion Festival Vera Mao-2 Audi Fashion Festival Vera Mao-10 Audi Fashion Festival Vera Mao-11Wearing this flirty number from Kenzo, Gold entangled bracelet from Elyona, Jewelled necklace from Floral Punk, and Leopard print clutch from Taobao
Photos by Desiree Liew

This dress has history. Ok, not really but I almost didn't purchase it. I found it hanging dismally among racks of clothing at an Opening Ceremony sample sale in London with a spoilt zipper that was stuck and a few sizes too big (originally tagged size 38). After much deliberation and persuasion from my dear friend Michelle,
"It's Kenzo!" 
"But the zip is stuck. And it's still rather pricey." 
"It fits you beautifully, you can just get the zipper fixed and the sides tightened in at a tailor."

I had decide to get it after all. So there you go - my first purchase from a luxury brand. Yes, prior to this I do not own anything from one of the major luxury houses; I am simply an ordinary girl who lusts after Celines and Givenchy from the other side of the window.

But that aside, I am very very glad that I did bring it home across the Pacific after all back to Singapore, because this dress really suits my body shape very well. Tucked in at the waist and with a slight flare to cover up my bottom, the cut sits very nicely onto my body after I get it slightly adjusted at the local tailor. I love the textured fabric of the dress as well, it is one of those dresses that does not scream across at you but rather speak to you gently after you have glanced upon it a second time.

I wore this to the first day of Audi Fashion Festival (ie the Prabal Gurung show) and received several compliments. Now let me save up for my second Kenzo purchase.
On a side note, Club 21 is encouraging all fashion-lovers to address violence against women through Style it Forward, a bi-annual donation service for gently-used designer apparel and accessories. Happening between May 29th and June 1st, the public can donate their pre-loved fashion as well as pre-loved children’s wear at the Hilton Hotel Singapore.

Style it Forward, a Club 21 Cares initiative, will support Singapore Committee for UN Women’s campaign ‘Help Anna’, which raises public awareness about violence against women. These pieces will be styled and upcycled by students from the Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre and will form the core of Buy to Save, Singapore Committee for UN Women's annual  fundraiser and leading recycled fashion sale in Singapore. Donors can redeem a free hot beverage from Supernature, Singapore’s leading retailer of organic and natural products, and sister company to Club 21, so do go down to Hilton Hotel this weekend in support of a good cause!

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