21 October 2014

CLUB 21 x SHENTONISTA: Behind-The-Scenes (Part 2)

Some of our favourite personalities headed down to Club 21's newest stores at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, and were spoilt for choice by the offerings from both Proenza Schouler and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Everyone had a great time picking our their favourite pieces, which they then wore for the campaign shoot days later. Here's a look at how it all happened.

We'd like to say a big thank you, once again, to everyone who came down to be a part of this!

The Club 21 x Shentonista Sartorial Contest is still ongoing, and will last til the 27th of October. Join in the challenge to find the biggest fans of Proenza Schouler and 3.1 Phillip Lim, and stand a chance to win coveted prizes. The contest is open internationally, but prizes must be collected in Singapore. See here for more details.

This is a Shentonista project for Club 21.

20 October 2014

All That Jazz

Ernie, Menswear, Jacket PIMABS, Bag Jack Spade, Watch Calvin Klein.

“Whenever I don’t feel like going to work,” Ernie says, “I dress up more.” You might think that putting outfits together would be easy for Ernie, who works in a bespoke menswear store, but he admits that having to dress up to the nines every single day took its toll on him. “Over time, however, I got to know myself more and became more comfortable with my style.” He shares another little tip to get going in the morning: “I always put on great music when I get dressed: upbeat jazz, classic Bossa Nova, something alternative, or rhythm and blues.” Ernie finds his work most fulfilling when he makes people look good (“Cliché as it may sound, seeing my clients looking dapper and spiffy makes me really proud”) and is himself a firm believer in tailored menswear. But here’s an interesting fact: Ernie is actually trained in classical French cuisine. “I’ve always been interested in fashion, however,” he says. “After a dirty, hot day in the kitchen, all I wanted to do was clean up and dress up.”

Ernie was previously seen here.

19 October 2014

SHENTONISTA Trend of the Week: Abstraction

Featuring: Adora, Emma, Melody, and Barbara

The ladies this week caught our eyes with their attention-grabbing prints, all pared down with solid-coloured separates or simple accessories. What was most interesting is that their outfits looked like pieces of art, as if they came straight off from a frame and onto their dress, skirt, or playsuit. Even up close, we couldn't be entirely sure what the images were. We picked out a flower here and there, some furniture-like objects, a leaf-like swirl — whatever it was, the prints, and these ladies, certainly kept us guessing. 

18 October 2014

Life Imitating Art

Tiffany, Artist, Shoes Nike.

Even before you get to know Tiffany, there’s something about her that you’re immediately drawn to. She exudes a certain indescribable air of cool nonchalance, but not in a pretentious way—she’s just someone that you want to get to know better. And when we do manage to speak to her, we find our instincts to be true. Tiffany works at an art gallery, but in her free time, she’s gained quite a following for her distinctive, intricate, creepy-cool artwork, which she recently started translating into modern-day henna designs. She has a penchant for skulls, occult symbols, and for turning the ghastly into the endearing. Tiffany’s drawing style influences her dress style, or perhaps vice versa; this full black outfit, while anonymous at first, hints at facets of her personality that are waiting to be uncovered. The delicate beaded straps; the unexpected bow tattoo on the inside of her wrist; her phonecase, plastered with a bunch of childlike stickers. Perhaps the next time we bump into her she won’t be in such a rush (to attend her yoga class, of course), and we’ll get to know her a little better.

View Tiffany's work here.

17 October 2014


Barbara, Law, Dress from Emilio Pucci, Bag from Mulberry.

With her statuesque height and bold printed dress, it was hard to miss Barbara. She might be a high-flying lawyer, but this mother of two has a soft side; she wears a Rainbow Loom bracelet lovingly made by her kids, and she still finds the time each morning to get her kids on the school bus at 7.40AM sharp. Family life is clearly important to Barbara, who shows disdain for people who spend too much time on their mobile devices. When you are with friends or family, put your phone away,” she says. “I really don’t understand people who, when spending time with their loved ones, are checking Facebook, Instagram, etc. Enjoy the moment. The rest of the world can wait, for a little while.” Beyond family, Barbara is a mixed bag of cultures and heritages: born in the US, with an Indonesian grandmother, a citizenship from the Netherlands, and 8 years under her belt in Singapore, perhaps it is this worldly nature that allows her to appreciate the small things in life.

16 October 2014

Rhythm and Motion

Melody, Self-employed, Playsuit FashMob, Bag Chanel, Cuff Balenciaga, Ring Saint Laurent, Shoes Aldo.

Melody owes her trim figure to competitive dancing, and she says it’s as good for the soul as it is for the body. “No matter how I’m feeling, as long as I put on my dance shoes and step into the dance studio, my mood is lifted. It’s my form of escapism,” she says. “I feel like myself when I’m on the dance floor, and I guess that's also why I always inject that sort of glamour and sensuality into my dressing.” There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to what Melody wears, and she says it mostly depends on her mood, but her usual staples include playsuits, maxi dresses, and midi skirts. (“With heels, of course.”) Her job allows her to experience different environments, handle different challenges, and meet different people, and Melody loves the magnitude and diversification that it allows her. Of course, having flexible working hours is another plus point. A strong believer in determination and dedication, both on and off the dance floor, Melody says her motto in life is: “If you want respect, earn it.”

15 October 2014

CLUB 21 x SHENTONISTA: Behind-The-Scenes (Part 1)

Here's a look at what went on behind the scenes at the Club 21 x Shentonista collaboration campaign, which saw some of our favourite personalities taking their picks from Club 21's newest stores, Proenza Schouler and 3.1 Phillip Lim, at the luxurious The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

Lesley started the day off bright and early with a cheery disposition, and then Aiwei came and blew us all away with her quirky sense of style and affable demeanour. Suave Paul braved the midday heat with his boy-next-door charm. Kelly stayed calm and collected on the busy Helix bridge, while Bella was all laughter and jovial conversation. Min-Li exuded effortless cool in her edgy ensemble, and Nellie wrapped up the day with her camera-ready smile as the sun set over the bay.

We'd like to say a big thank you, once again, to everyone who came down to be a part of this!

The Club 21 x Shentonista Sartorial Contest is still ongoing, and will last til the 27th of October. Join in the challenge to find the biggest fans of Proenza Schouler and 3.1 Phillip Lim, and stand a chance to win coveted prizes. See here for more details.

This is a Shentonista project for Club 21.

Featuring Lesley, Aiwei, Paul, Kelly, Bella, Min-Li, and Nellie.
Hair by PREP 
Makeup by Eyln Khoo, assisted by Amanda.