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Fatshion, Food & Frivolities – Life in Las Vegas & Singapore


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Fat-shionista #455

It’s a busy day and I didn’t get a bite to eat till it was almost 1pm! This is an amazing feat if you understand how my stomach rules my lifestyle. And you know, I really really love breakfast foods!

Anyway, a quick one taken at lunch (while we were waiting for a table). And HEY! It’s WHAT THE FROCK WEDNESDAY AGAIN! Or so I insist…

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: A copy dress made by JUST NICE dress alterations (this is a copy of a red vintage shift dress I own); Cherry print fabric from SPOTLIGHT (Singapore)

Accessories: White “Carpe Diem” acrylic brooch from UNTAMED MENAGERIE

Footwear: Black square studs P Galia loafers from STEVE MADDEN

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Mmmmm… bibimbap buffet lunch! Gimmie all the veggies!!!


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Fat-shionista #454

I’m wearing another copy dress today. Yes, it’s copy of the SOHOMODE tea dresses I own several of. I wouldn’t recommend it because a) it might hurt your favourite indie crafters b) it wouldn’t be as good as the original. However, I did it because I bought this super cute fabric at Spotlight and it has been sitting in my closet for more than a year, and I really didn’t know what I should do with it until someone suggested I copy one of my existing dresses. (Actually, I have a lot more fabric that I bought on a whim and I haven’t quite had time to use them yet. Eeeks!)

Initially, I was torn between sending 3metres of this material (quite heavy textile) to New York or getting it tailored here. My tailor is JUST NICE at Roxy Square and they did a fantastic job (with some minor readjusting). They tried capturing all the details and it looks great on. I’d highly recommend them if you need any alterations or tailoring done in Singapore. To be honest though, nothing beats the original, so my next tea dress is gonna be another SOHOMODE original (which is being custom designed right now).

JUST NICE is located at 50 East Coast Road, #02-97, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769. I’ve had at least 8 alterations done with them and 2 dresses tailored. This tea dress costs me S$130 – S$30 for 3m of fabric and S$100 for tailoring. Which is only slightly less than my SOHOMODE original. (However if I had sent the fabric over to New York, it’d cost a lot more than if I bought an original SOHOMODE dress. You know shipping rates are crazy these days…)

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Copy dress (fabric from SPOTLIGHT)

Accessories: Bronze eyeglass necklace (gift from Mylene and Jon Fong)

Footwear: Brown hidden wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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Thanks Sianny for the photos!


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Fat-shionista #424

It’s another WTFW and we are counting down to the last 2 What The Frock Wednesdays! I haven’t repeated a single dress yet. (I have to be honest and say that I’ve probably gotten rid of half the dresses I’ve featured in WTFW since it started and also bought new ones. But hey! We’re all about promoting frivolity and spending the money we deservingly earned, right?)

I absolutely love this dress and it’s my 2nd SOHOMODE dress! (I actually have 1 more that I might wear tomorrow!)

Thank you, Sian Eng for taking these photos!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Brown polka-dotted 50s-style tea dress from SOHOMODE

Accessories: Black calculator watch from CASIO; White & gold metal/bead vintage necklace from eBay

Footwear: Brown hidden wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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ps Follow me on my Facebook page as I open my one-a-day 12 Days of Christmas Swop gifts from Janet! I have been making unwrapping video logs and it’s a one-take, no-edit thing! Raw and authentic! Heh heh