Style news: Spa before you fly

Spa before you fly

There is now more reason for passengers to arrive early at the airport before they fly.

The Shilla Duty Free Singapore has launched the Shilla Beauty Loft, the world's first duty-free luxury beauty spa concept, at Changi Airport's Terminal 3.

Tucked above the Shilla Cosmetics & Perfumes section, the loft is open from 6 to 1am daily and features four luxury brands - Dior, La Prairie, SK-II and Chanel. Besides facials, each beauty spa stocks skincare and cosmetics. Here is what to look out for at each boutique:

• Dior Beauty House - Free express makeover, flash facial, a quick hand or back massage, with any purchase. The brand's limited-edition cosmetics and premium range of scents, Dior La Collection Privee, are also available.

• Luxury Skincare Bar by La Prairie - Four kinds of flash facials that last up to 20 minutes. By invite only, e-mail

• SK-II Pitera Lounge - Express and complete facials from $30. E-mail to book.

• Chanel - Customised skincare and make-up services. By invite only.


Club 21 Bazaar

The highly anticipated annual Club 21 Bazaar is back. Get up to 90 per cent off designer labels such as Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Isabel Marant at this weekend's sale at the F1 Pit Building.

Find steals such as this Carven dress, which has been slashed from $1,090 to $218.

Customers who charge their purchases to their UOB cards stand to win $5,000 worth of Club 21 vouchers. Double the chances with every $500 nett spend.

Club 21 members will be the first to preview the sale today from 10am to 8pm, while UOB Visa Infinite, Privilege Banking and Lady's Card members will follow on the same day from 1pm. The sale will open to the public tomorrow.

Go to and follow its instagram@club21bazaar for updates.

Where: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard

When: Today to Saturday, 10am to 8pm; Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

New Urban Decay boutique

Urban Decay has opened its first free-standing store in Asia at 01-13 VivoCity. It carries the entire range of the brand's products, including the limited-edition Urban 24/7 Eye Pencil Vault that contains 40 eyeliners, which will arrive later this month. For this month, Life readers will receive a free 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in LSD with every purchase - just flash this page at the store. Ten Life readers and their friends will also be offered a slot at a live make-up demonstration in the store on Saturday at 2pm. Send an e-mail with the header "Life Invites" and your name and mobile number - as well as your friend's - to

Goodwill beauty

Get a hair cut and do good with hair salon Urbanhair and Aveda's Cuts For Good Fundraiser Campaign. From tomorrow to next Thursday, the hairstylists will be offering $30 haircuts (without a wash) at the Aveda boutique located at level 1 of Tangs at Tang Plaza. Ten dollars from every haircut will benefit the Singapore Children's Society. Call 6329-1555 or e-mail to make an appointment.

This pair of pants features prints designed by Anya Lim of the Philippines. -- PHOTO: MATTER

Matter's new collection

Home-grown fashion label Matter's new collection, Then&There, was done in collaboration with designers from the region - Yah Leng Yu of branding agency Foreign Policy Design, Singapore; Nitya Amarnath of textile and print design company Botto Studio, India; Anya Lim of Anthill Fabric Gallery, the Philippines; and Joseph Lim and Bai Soemarlono of fashion and design label Populo Batik, Indonesia.

Each designed a print that depicts the story of his home country. For example, Lim reinterpreted the Philippine flag with carvings found on the Kulintang gong, a traditional music instrument, while Yu designed an abstract print based on Singapore's melting pot of cultures and its development from a tiny port city to a bustling global city.

The prints are featured on four styles of pants in materials such as cotton linen, silk and khadi twill. There is also a matching set of silk cotton-blend scarves.

Prices range from $179 to $279.

A range of knick-knacks and mementos such as colourful bracelets from India and fabric pouches will be given free at physical stores, while stocks last

The Then&There collection is available at as well as the following retailers: 01-05 Kapok at NDC, National Design Centre; Keepers, 230 Orchard Road; Tangs Singapore, 310 Orchard Road; and 02-20E Curator's Den, Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade.

Correction note: An earlier version of this story did not mention that a range of knick-knacks and mementos from India, from fashion label Matter, would only be given out at physical stores. We are sorry for the omission.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2015, with the headline 'StyleNews'. Subscribe