Sunday 20 November 2011

HOT labels Aijek and Ila Handbags come to Singapore at nana & bird

It seems impossible to step into nana & bird in Tiong Bharu and not have a crush on at least one (or in my case 5!) beautiful things at this unique and cosy boutique which only stocks the crème de la crème of worldwide independent and up-and-coming designers.

Whether it’s accessories, handbags or truly individual pieces of clothing, best friends ‘nana’ and ‘bird’ made it their mission to do the globetrotting for you and bring back the things which they personally loved. This policy is what keeps the boutique’s distinctive character which you either fall in love with or if you’re the mainstream type, simply not see the point of it.

I definitely feel in love. From last month’s visit, with Natalie B Coleman’s dazzling dress to this week’s new Singaporean label Aijek’s black lace number which just got launched last Saturday during a girly tea party at the boutique.

Black is not usually my colour but I couldn't resist this beautiful lace LBD
from Aijek label. It feels and fits great!

Needless to say, the pieces from Aijek’s first collection were stunning and beautifully-made from silk, chiffon and lace that looked as luxurious as any designer piece but cost fraction of the price. I loved the classic and understated designs which are feminine yet practical. The simplicity of the pieces also makes it so easy to accessorize, perfect for you to add your personal twist to the outfit.

Another label was launched at the party, American-based handbag label Ila Handbags which uses vintage fabric to create colourful and beautifully-textured clutches. These bags go perfectly well with Aijek’s pieces and add a dash of pattern and colour while preserving the ‘chic’ factor.

'bird' looking great in her Aijek silk playsuit and Ila clutch.

nana & bird is having a 20% discount of Aijek’s collection until the end of December but I doubt lots of pieces will be left, judging by Saturday, where the clothes were selling like hot cakes to an extremely fashionable crowd.

I leave you now with my five favourite things I saw at the shop. It was hard to pick but here you go!

Love this dazzling Gem Owl Mask necklace by England-based label Tatty Devine

Ile charming clutches...

This Heirloom leather clutch with removable tassel chain is just stunning!

Of course these colourful accessories caught my eyes as well!

Last but not least, these 'Oui' and 'Non' mirror brooches will do the talking.

nana & bird is located at 79 Chay Yan Street Unit 01-02. or (BTW their facebook page is full of cool updates!!)