A Slice of Paradise

Gorgeous shoes are for sale in the shop, along with other summer staples like little lace tops, very cool jeans for guys and a long white maxi dress. Email us at pascommedesenfants@gmail.com to buy!


Bye Bye Chanel

It's been a long five years but it's time I bid a sad farewell to my very trusty pair of Chanel flats. My mom bought them for me at the flagship on Rue Cambon and it's never failed me. It's been resoled twice and now the time has come to say good-bye and for me to look for another pair of ballet flats.-Hairin


No make-up make-up

I'm wearing: top la perla. leggings witchery. boots zara. bag givenchy nightingale. watch vintage.-Hairin


Designer: Jennifer Choi

jennifer choi the designer

How did u get involved in Wardroblings 2009?

I was introduced to Wardroblings by Sean, who's going to parsons with me this fall. He is a blogger at a fashion blog called saythefword.wordpress.com,

 and linked me with Denise who also writes on the same blog. She is the president of the Fashion Fraternity , which is a start up fashion PR firm by six bright sparks, all students from Singapore Management University. They hold Wardroblings annually in conjunction with Zouk .

Pictures of Jennifer's collection at Wardroblings 2009:
jennifer choi wardroblings zouk fashion show
jennifer choi wardroblings zouk fashion show finale

jennifer choi wardroblings zouk fashion show models

What projects have you been involved in so far? What led you to designing your own clothes?
So far Wardroblings has been my first official project.
It's a little of a long story. I had a visual arts background from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) but I didn't know which field I should go into. I knew I had the talent and passion for art and design, but was unclear of the path ahead. It was now or never and people say that if you want to find yourself, lose yourself! So I took a gap year to get lost in all things art and design, to experiment in all those areas I had been curious about, to just go for it. While creating pieces for my portfolio, I also took a graphic design course at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and beginners dressmaking at Kadomay. I fell in love with dressmaking. With the basics I started designing and sewing through trial and error, my own clothes. I just needed an outlet to feed my fashion desires, as any girl would like she does with shopping, and as any designer would, one to fill the creative. It is certainly a dream that I am able to do both!

What are you inspired by and who do you picture wearing your clothes?
I'm inspired by everything that interests me. I work like an information maven, sorta like a packrat, whatever I see or listen to, translates into my imagination and comes out a bit different, remixed with my own interpretations. I don't read much of mags but I do like watching fashion tv. I think it's good to know about the trends, because fashion is after all a business and you have to know what's in demand, but you have to have an inner sense of style and a knowledge of life. Fashion is fed from the outside in. I design what I want to wear, I don't really like things that are too normal unless they are classic, so I suppose it would be someone who likes to be classy, eclectic and different. She would also love to mix and match.

jennifer choi 80s power shoulders jacketjennifer choi purple ballerina dress

Would you continue pursuing this line of fashion or would you keep your options open?
Definitely. It is something I think of even when I'm asleep! To control how something appears out of a bunch of cloth and thread and watch it bring a smile to people's faces is pure magic. I don't think I will tire of it, at least not in the next 50 years... I am sure I would still think about what to put on from the wardrobe the next morning and want to look good.

What are you going to be majoring in at Parsons?
Fashion design :) I'm so excited!

Jennifer is currently in New York right now and you can check out her blog at FRESHEASTFASHION!

Some of her designs:
Vestige collection - Meridian Hour
Vestige Collection: Meridian Hour
Vestige Collection - Dusk
Vestige Collection: Dusk

jennifer choi drawings 80's purple off shoulder dressjennifer choi designs 80's purple off shoulder dress

jennifer choi designs lime green and black dressjennifer choi designs blue tassels dress

The Bourbon Restoration-a personified guillotine, king louis XVIII, voltaire in hell, beethoven, lord byron, romanticised knight.

Of this particular drawing: "The Bourbon Restoration

a personified guillotine, king louis XVIII, voltaire in hell, beethoven, lord byron, romanticised knight

But the colours are so typically me. As you can tell I somehow like organized mess. The dress looks very Manish Arora Hmm... Call it the emancipated Victorian look.

the journey has only just begun

I'm wearing: sequinned tank m)phosis. shirt stella mccartney. jeans goldsign. bag givenchy. watch vintage. sandals thrifted.-Hairin


and it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny

members only jeans prada boots starbucksmembers only jeans prada boots starbucks 2
balenciaga bag orchard ion singapore
dolce wears: jeans members only. boots prada. bag balenciaga. bracelets miumiu, hermes, bottega venetta. cat ring bought in bangkok.
comme des garcons play tee orchard ion singaporeanteprima skull bag orchard ion singapore
fui wears: tee cdg play. jeans ksubi. sandals givenchy. necklace anteprima. statue wears: skull bag anteprima.
orchard ion singapore statues



revisiting 2 years

outside 10 corso como comme des garcon in aoyama. wearing batwing-sleeved top and acid-dyed jeans topshop. sandals givenchy. backpack prada. japanese silk hair tie on wrist.
comme des garcon tokyo topshop jeans


building the castles in our skies

Uniqlo checked shirt black silk dress nanette lepore keds prada backpack laputa ghibli
I'm wearing checked shirt uniqlo. black silk skirt vintage. nanette lepore for keds. bag prada. (at studio ghibli)


72 Grange Road

I'm wearing: foil shirt jcrew. tank with sheer holes mink pink. jeans goldsign. sandals thrifted. bag miu miu coffer. jewelry from quintessential. watch vintage.-Hairin


best coffee book

The Sartorialist book printed by Penguin is out now.
The stylish cover lady is Julie Ragolia, editor of CITY Magazine.
Get the affordable paperback version or limited Bespoke edition at Amazon.
Already pre-ordered mine! 


comfort wear

i'm wearing: rip ysl tee by brian lichtenberg. jeans ksubi . ring murua. bracelet handmade deeee.


swallow that lump in your throat

I'm wearing: cardigan missoni. tee t by alexander wang. jeans goldsign. bag miu miu coffer.
The cardigan was from the Missoni family outlet in Florence. My mom and I walked into the store on the very last day of our trip, we literally had three hours left before our flight and the store was in a corner, apart from all the other designer shops... I think it was beside a furniture shop. Pretty non-descript, save for the Missoni sign above the door. When we went through the door though they had bed linens, towels, swim wear, current season pieces, belts, scarves, everything! I was in my Rachel Zoe phase at that time and was in heaven. The guy in the store, I think, was Margherita Missoni's uncle and he gave us his card and a fantastic discount for the five pieces we bought. He mentioned that the outlet was where close friends of the Missonis and their relatives bought their pieces. I bought a tank in the same knit that was meant to be worn under this cardigan as well as a dress that was supposed to be a beach cover-up and my Mom got a top and a twinset from Missoni Sport. The whole time we were trying on stuff an contemplating our purchases he discussed travelling and the fashion business with us. I didn't think very much of it at that time but now looking back, it's a very nice memory of Florence, the place and it's people.

This week has been all tee shirts and I bought this black slim halter dress from T by Alex Wang from revolveclothing last night. It looks like it'd be the perfect black tank dress. Can't wait to receive it.-Hairin


the beautiful mystery

I was searching for jewelry online when I chanced upon Gulnur Ozdaglar's jewelry and products made from pet bottles. Given the recent global efforts to keep our Earth green, Ozdaglar does that and more with her dedication to art and values, and a conscious mind. and Her blog , Tertium Non Data which means 'the third is not given', is inspiring with beautiful photos of her handicrafts and the best thing is she is selling her magical artworks in her etsy shop and she ships to everywhere in the world for a fee of US$10.-fui
cobalt blue peony necklace
orange peony necklace
bowl with flowers
bowl pet
Picture 9
Picture 10
What you can get now at her etsy shop:
chained blues necklace
chained blues neckalce details
lotus brooch
lotus brooch orange
necklace turquoise
blue bowl
jellyfish bowl
jellyfish bowl details