Fash Flash


Be dazzled at the Singapore International Jewelry Expo from next Thursday to Sunday.

The third edition of the event will see more than 200 exhibitors from 25 countries, including Singapore.

Admission is free, but visitors are required to fill up a registration form at the visitor counter.

The expo will be held at Halls A and B at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

For more information, go to www.sije.com.sg.

Here are two local labels to watch out for.

Ivy Masterpiece

Headed by designer Ivy Choa, who has been in the jewellery industry for more than 30 years, the label is known for its coloured diamonds.

For a stunning piece that will not break the bank, try this necklace that is going at a special price of $2,500.

It is made with 1.12 carats of coloured diamonds, 0.39 carat of brilliant diamonds, and set in 18K white gold. The catch is, there are only four pieces available.

Simone Jewels

Jewellery designer Simone Ng has turned to the magical stories from Arabian Nights for her latest collection, 1001 Tales.

Light up your night out with The Royal Fan ($11,000) earrings from the collection. This classy pair features 2.17 carats of tanzanites, 0.59 carat of diamonds and 1.37 carats of pearls.


Look stylish and modest in Uniqlo's collaboration collection with designer and Internet celebrity Hana Tajima.

The collection features pants, skirts, rayon blouses and long dresses with a comfortable, relaxed fit, and is perfect for work or casual outings.

The stylish Tajima, who was born in Britain to a Japanese father and British mother, rose to fame with her blog (www.hanatajima.com) that documents her fashion choices as a Muslim woman.

Prices range from $4.90 for a headband to $59.90 for a long dress. The collection will be available exclusively at Uniqlo 313@somerset and the Uniqlo online store (www.uniqlo.com/sg) from next Friday.

The brand is giving five lucky Urban readers a $100 voucher to shop from this collection. To win, e-mail your name, NRIC number, contact number and e-mail address to jonathan@womcomm.com by noon on Monday, June 29. Winners will be selected at random.


Here is a classic pair of shoes that evokes sophistication.

First launched in 1978, Salvatore Ferragamo's Vara shoes will soon come in Singapore colours (red and white) to celebrate Singapore's Golden Jubilee. The limited-edition pair will also have a "Singapore 50th Anniversary" stamp on the insole.

$990, available only at Takashimaya Department Store from the middle of next month.


Toteme, the year-old fashion brand by Swedish street-style star Elin Kling (photo) and her art director husband, Karl Lindman, has launched a capsule collection exclusively for online luxury retailer Net-A-Porter.

Based on best-selling styles from previous collections, this 14-piece summer line includes breezy beach dresses, preppy knits and kaftan tunics for jetsetting fashionistas.

These sleek, minimal essentials are now available on Net-A-Porter. Prices range from US$63 (S$84) for the Biot sandals to US$457 for the Toulon Silk Wide-Leg pants. Kling tells Urban more about her label in an e-mail interview.

How did Toteme come about?

The initial idea was born out of necessity. I found myself packing for Los Angeles in total darkness after the power went out during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It was an impromptu trip and I thought, "Why don't I have the perfect summer dress for vacation like I have my go-to denim and cashmere sweaters?" Together with my husband, I developed Toteme with a goal to produce highly curated collections of luxury essentials for the modern woman.

How would you describe the Toteme aesthetic?

A modern take on classic American sportswear with an effortless European sensibility.

What is it like working with your husband on the brand?

I believe it to be a very modern way of working. Instead of keeping work separate, why not mix it up with your private life? As long as it is fun and you both are doing something that you like. Karl and I are a perfect match.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2015, with the headline 'Fash Flash'. Print Edition | Subscribe