Showing posts with label bugis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bugis. Show all posts

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

iCute Bugis: For the pet loving fashionista

I have a confession. I’ve never been an animal person!

Not that I hate pets but growing up in a war, all the cats and dogs I saw were stray and disease-ridden. 

Also living with an extended family in a cosy urban apartment it was not an option to keep a pet – bar for a pair of Canary birds and a parrot at one point. Believe it or not, I don’t even recall encountering  any cute puppy or cat until I started going to college.

On the other hand, I have so many friends who are obsessed with cute pets and their facebook pages are dominated by kittens and puppies’ photos which they feel the need to share on a daily basis.

If you’re anything like my friends, or you’re looking for a gift for someone like that, I have recently found the place for you. Yes, that's right, for one post only Bonjour Singpore is talking about real life animal prints!

Cats, dogs or teddy bears? Hard to tell which is cutest!

Friday, 27 July 2012

Cheap and chic: Thrift shopping for a cause at New2U

One of the things I’ve always loved and enjoyed is bargain hunting in thrift shops. And it just happens that I am quite good at it!

I think it’s something I took from my mother who always managed to score amazing finds on great discounts. No wonder that she has passed on me a great deal of her stunning vintage clothes.

Good thrift is not easy to find though and while ‘vintage’ tends to be more appealing - better quality and design - sometimes nothing beats the thrill of a great thrift find!

A lot of thrift is unfashionable cast offs and discarded clothes (think about it, why would they throw away something good?), but look deeper you’ll be surprised on how many amazing items you can score if you have the eye – and the time – for it.

Luckily I found an incredible place for second hand rummaging, right here in Singapore.

How much do you reckon this adorable polka dot jumpsuit cost me?
Read on to find out...

Some designer bargains at New2U thrift shop!!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Vintage shopping: The Good Old Days in Bugis Village

In order to tell you about my recent find, I have to make a confession: When I’m feeling down or got nothing to do I love going to Bugis Village. I mean what else can cheer me up other than getting lost in a maze of street stalls, playing loud music (from hip-hop to K-pop) and selling cheap knick knacks and fashions from Asia? You certainly can’t beat that! Although I rarely come out with a purchase (except for those 3 for S$10 earrings), the street atmosphere there with everybody bargain-hunting lightens up my mood and reminds me of bargain-shopping with my mom back home in Beirut.

Getting to know what to expect in there, I never thought I would find something more than the usual which for me translates as visual inspiration but nothing interesting. But there I was, yesterday, stuck in the rain and browsing when I saw the coolest little vintage shop floating alone in the sea of overcrowded stalls selling lookalike Chinese and Thai goods.

The handmade sign of The Good Old Days tells it all