Archives - 13 March 2012, Tuesday

  • We paid a visit to Sg-based Malaysian designer Priscilla Ong Shunmugam's atelier and fell in love. Here's why

    Atelier Ong Shunmugam 13 Mar '12, 6am

    Our friends at Poskod.SG tipped us off to Singapore-based Malaysian designer Priscilla Ong Shunmugam, whose beautifully designed and crafted clothes has been quietly collecting fans, and press inches, in Singapore. Thanks to the cancellation of the Foo Fighters concert, I found myself...

  • The Stylish Roam All Around Melbourne 12 Mar '12, 10am

    As summer reaches its tail end Down Under at the moment, the city’s stylistas ready up their layers. If you ever need a lesson in dressing for in-between climates, look no further than these stylish Melbourne-ites for a lesson.

  • Minty Fresh 12 Mar '12, 5am

    We’re obsessed with this season’s cool new hue – mint green. This shade is a lovely mix between blue and green that gives off a very spring-appropriate vibe. Here are some style inspirations from fashion bloggers around the region that gave the color mint a refreshing twist.

  • Coloured Denim 09 Mar '12, 11am

    As seen all over Levi’s Spring 2012 collection, coloured denim has returned to the forefront of the fashion scene. The streets of KL are sporting vibrant colours such as mustard, bubblegum pink and as well as cerulean. Whether dressed up or down, it is certainly gives that playful twi...

  • Trippin’ Around KL 09 Mar '12, 9am

    Spotted: colours, prints and patterns! You can never go wrong injecting a little more happy in our wardrobes.

  • Described by Time Out HK as the Net-a-Porter for independent designers, here is a site that celebrates high fashion

    Shop des Createurs – The Fashion Path Less Traveled On 09 Mar '12, 8am

    Relocating your life from Paris to Hong Kong would undoubtedly leave many with crippling jet lag and culture shock. But for Cedric Delzenne, the move from the fashion capital of the world to the fashion capital of Asia served as inspiration for a site that have earned the love of fash...

  • Most of us probably lived with it for a year or two. But would you wear your braces on your wrist?

    Love or Hate: Bracedlets 08 Mar '12, 7am

    It has been a trend for a while now, to have stacks of bracelets and bangles hanging on your wrists, and sometimes they might be a tad silly but still cute, like the Silly Bandz craze late last year. However, jewelry designer Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost and her orthodontist sister Jenni...

  • Market Madness 07 Mar '12, 4am

    On a summery Saturday, bargain hunters and fashion enthusiasts all alike made their way to Jaya One for a thrilling retail escapade. Markets at Jaya One was host to over 100 vendors selling everything from deliciously scented handmade soaps to a wide range of (new and pre-loved) appar...

    1. Market Madness 07 Mar '12, 3am
  • Market Madness 07 Mar '12, 3am

    On a summery Saturday, bargain hunters and fashion enthusiasts all alike made their way to Jaya One for a thrilling retail escapade. Markets at Jaya One was host to over 100 vendors selling everything from deliciously scented handmade soaps to a wide range of (new and pre-loved) appar...

    1. Market Madness 07 Mar '12, 4am
  • Reading

    TiC Pick: AzuraAzwa 06 Mar '12, 2pm

    Our TiC pick of the month goes to AzuraAzwa . Made up of two sisters with a passion for crafting and experimenting with designs, they’ve conjured one-of-a-kind pieces using a blend of materials and colours. From designing and sewing their own baju kurung for Raya, Azura develops and e...

  • Tommy Ton is shooting for bag style with his collaboration with Club Monaco

    Shooting for Some Style: Club Monaco X Tommy Ton Bags 06 Mar '12, 7am

    Tommy Ton, fashion photographer and founder of style blog, Jak and Jil has teamed up with Club Monaco to create a capsule collection of limited edition handbags for men and women. As a man who’s always on-the-go, Tommy Ton knows the importance of a functional yet attractive bag. The c...

  • Nestled in Sungai Wang, a shop that strays from the mass and hides the best vintage finds

    Chalk It Up! 06 Mar '12, 3am

    Hidden in the hustling plaza of Sungei Wang is Chalk; a charming store that houses a wonderful collection of vintage and thrifted apparel and accessories. The store is owned by Peas Hon, an avid fashion enthusiast/hairdresser that has a hodgepodge personal style of classic and hip. Ha...

  • "A good night’s sleep is better than any concealer."

    “Look beyond the packaging and marketing hype”, says Alli Sim 05 Mar '12, 7am

    Having racked up time as former Senior Beauty Editor at Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, to say that Alli Sim is something of a beauty and skincare enthusiast is akin to describing the sky as blue or the grass, green. Transplanted from Australia to Singapore, here is a woman who has parlaye...

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    Contest: Levi’s Curve ID X Tongue in Chic Lookbook 05 Mar '12, 2am

    It’s safe to say that since the Levi’s Curve ID debuted, the world of denim has undergone a revolution unlike any other. Gone are the days of plumber’s butt, whale tails, and muffin tops as the new era of denim matches the fit to your body, instead of the other way around. For Spring ...

  • @eleenahidayah swag bro, swag

    POP Street Market 10 Part 1 03 Mar '12, 8am

    NIVEA Mobile Beauty Lab From today right up till 25th July, the Nivea Mobile Beauty Lab will be making its rounds in the Kla MTV World Stage 2009: The All American Rejects As you probably might already know, we've been giving out a pair of MTV World Stage passes a day. If Tongue in Ch...

  • @clashboomband Girl, you will love this couple. Check out their interview!

    Carolyn Chon & Julian Oh from Redd Bulletts 02 Mar '12, 5am

    It started with a band, Explosions in the Sky. The mutual love for these post-rock titans served as icebreaker for when Carolyn Chon met Julian Oh and five years later and a walk down the aisle, this husband and wife combo are now making waves as Redd Bullets . Theirs is the poster ex...

  • Enjoy your exclusive TIC discount at @shoperiin today!

    The Toast of Asia Pacific Designers at 01 Mar '12, 4am

    With Jason Wu sending out an army of leggy glamazons in an Asian-influenced Fall/Winter collection at New York Fashion Week, the call of the continent has been broadcast loud and clear. Behold, your fashion revolution, Asia! In an act of thinking global and acting local, is ...

  • Put away your skinnies. Fall/Winter is all about the wide and thick

    NYFW F/W 2012 – Get The Look Now 01 Mar '12, 3am

    As New York Fashion Week officially come to a close, we’ve identified five key trends to look out for. Whether it’s planning your winter wardrobe or simply borrowing some style inspirations from the runway, here’s the complete roundup of NYFW Fall/Winter 2012.

  • The colours of Spring/Summer 2012 for your lips, eyes and face!

    Pastels and Neons are this Spring/Summer 2012 Colour Trends 29 Feb '12, 5am

    We’ve basically laid out everything that we can for this year’s spring/summer collections -fashion trends, wardrobe essentials, type of shoes and bags and will be big this year. We’re going to round it up by introducing the beauty trends for this year’s spring/summer collections, and ...

  • What is this Pinterest and who should we follow anyway?

    5 Pinterest Accounts To Follow 28 Feb '12, 4am

    The Internet is rife with inspiration but sometimes there’s so much to take in that we forget the moment we set eyes on something new. To solve the problem, here comes Pinterest . Think of it as a virtual board where you pin all your creative interests without printing them (Mother Ea...

  • Prints, colours and wild styles in the Topshop Spring/Summer 2012 collection

    10 Items We Covet At Topshop SS12 28 Feb '12, 3am

    Ushering in the key trends of 2012, Topshop brings in opulent fabrics and 90s shapes to SS12. Full of bold prints and metallic infused pastels, it is truly an eye catching collection. With elements of 4 distinct themes – Surf Luxe, South Pacific, Spring Equinox and Native, expect a hy...

  • Rooney Mara was the only standout! Did the 2012 Oscars red carpet disappoint?

    The Best, Worst and Most Colourful Looks at the 2012 Oscars 27 Feb '12, 8am

    After a month of awards season which resulted in many a predictable , safe and rather drab red carpet looks, it all comes down to this. The crème de la crème gathered at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood as the glitterati worked their schmooze at the 2012 Oscars. Given the overwhelmingly...

    1. Put A Bow On It 27 Feb '12, 3am
  • Put A Bow On It 27 Feb '12, 3am

    There are too many ways to wear a bow. Whether an oversized feature or a simple ribbon, a bow can add a feminine flair to any outfit. See how these fashion bloggers try on different playful approaches to bows this spring.

  • Here, we’ve rounded up our 10 favourite Spring/Summer ad campaigns of 2012. Which is your favourite?

    Highlights of Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaigns 23 Feb '12, 1am

    Yes, Spring/Summer 2012 may be all about the runway shows and the patterns and colours unveiled but let’s give love to the fabulous ad campaigns that the fashion houses come up with. Most of them adhere to the safe route of having high-profile models sprawled over an ambiguous backgro...

  • Finally, the Marni X H&M Reveal – Lookbook and Price! 22 Feb '12, 8am

    After months of teasing and secrecy, the ribbon comes off the highly anticipated Marni X H&M collaboration. It’s prints a-plenty in vivacious colours as designer Consuelo Castiglioni unveils a collection perfect for the modern women. Signature geo prints feature heavily on silk and wh...

  • A step-by-step tutorial on How To Tie The Perfect Chignon Bun.

    How to Tie The Perfect Chignon Bun 22 Feb '12, 1am

    Perhaps it’s the little girl inside all of us that makes this hairstyle a must-do at least once in our lives, but there’s no denying the allure of the chignon bun. Perfect for hiding dirty unwashed hair and adding a dash of chic to your look, we unveil this simple trick to create the ...

  • Our tribal printed wedges by ZU was featured on Tongue in Chic! @TICtweets

    The New Style Tribe with Fouziah Gous 21 Feb '12, 4am

    While the world may be much ado about the Mayan calendar end date in 2012, we’re taking the chill pill and embracing other aspects of tribe mentality that isn’t quite fear-inducing or heavy on the pants-wetting factor. Seen on the runways of DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg and Herve Leger...

  • The 3 bags you need from @Coach Spring 2012

    Coach Malaysia Spring 2012 Collection 21 Feb '12, 3am

    With its Spring 2012 showing, it is pretty clear that Coach has come a long way since its revival and subsequent synomyity with the nouveau-riche Chinese. Once you strip away your prejudices, its New York design sensibilities reveal itself loud and clear. Here are my top 3 picks from ...