Mark McNairy has more than just awesome footwear up his sleeve. His upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 collection features suits, trousers and jackets with an explosion of prints — from florals and polka dots to camo and gingham. Wear them all together for the ultimate fashion statement or one piece at a time for a jolt of attitude to an otherwise understated getup.
PasarBella (Pasar means ‘market’ in Malay, while Bella means ‘beautiful’ in Italian), located at The Grandstand on Turf Club Road, is the latest gastronomical hotspot in Singapore that everyone is visiting and talking about. Calling to mind Australian or European weekend markets, PasarBella is packed with food stalls that sell everything from paella and homemade pies to grilled meats and fresh seafood. Coffee, craft beers and wines are also plentiful, as well as fresh cut flowers, organic produce and more.
There’s over 30,000 square feet of market space, so go crazy over a dizzying assortment of desserts like piping hot pastries and refreshing fruit popsicles; fresh seafood, such as oysters and lobsters; and Australian wines and Belgian beers. Looking for something more filling? Opt for tasty ribs, chorizo sausage sandwiches or freshly cooked pastas.
The Grandstand Bukit Timah Singapore
200 Turf Club Road, Singapore
Monday – Sunday
9:30am – 7:30pm
Maison Kitsuné celebrated its first anniversary in New York this month and what a party it was! Kitsuné DJs Kent Odessa and NSR were on the decks spinning everyone’s favourite indie pop and dance music, while partygoers, editors and influencers sipped on Pernod Absinthe cocktails.
To commemorate the occasion, Maison Kitsuné co-founders Masaya Kuroki and Gildas Loaëc designed an exclusive capsule collection with limited edition items like a fox ear-illustrated “Kitsuné loves New York” sweater, a Kitsuné America 2-emblazoned tote bag and T-shirt, as well as a fun iPhone case.
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Whether you’re a fan of Hedi Slimane’s work or not, you’ll have to agree with me on one thing: He’s a game changer. The man was responsible for introducing a whole new zeitgeist in menswear during his reign at Dior Homme from 2001 to 2007, where the suits were skinny and the attitude was elegantly tough. And when Kaiser Karl loses a significant amount of weight to fit into one of your highly sought-after suits, you’ve probably done something right.
Now that Slimane is weaving his magic at Saint Laurent Paris, he has brought musicians front and centre with the Saint Laurent Music Project, tapping on the likes of Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson and Kim Gordon to be the faces of the French brand. Now, he introduces the elusive electro duo, Daft Punk, as the stars of the current campaign. From their glow-in-the-dark spacesuits, Daft Punk now don black, glittery smoking jackets designed by Slimane himself, exuding elegance and a whole lot of cool. See for yourself.
Off the ground headin for another take
I remember all the sounds you used to make
But I keep my head down despite the animals on your face
How many times have I said
I’ve got a feeling we will never get closer than this
I can’t imagine there’s a way to get closer than this
I shouldn’t be complaining because Singapore has one of the most vibrant dining scenes in the world. But as an ardent pizza fanatic, I can’t help but lament the sad state of the pizza scene here. There are a lot of pizza chains around – both local and from the US – but neither of them hit the spot. They either taste like cardboard, are a little too greasy or are topped with the weirdest combination of ingredients you can imagine (Crabstick? Gross.).
However, Extra Virgin Pizza (EVP) has come to the rescue. I was recently invited to the media preview of the new United Square outlet at Novena and I can finally say I’ve found my happy pizza place.
EVP prides itself in the ingredients that they use – quality flour, tomatoes, cheeses and toppings. The pizzas are baked in brick ovens, giving them a unique shape, an irresistible charred crust and discernible freshness. Now, let me show you how to have one hell of a meal at EVP.
1. Perk your palate with mouthwatering starters. Here are my favourites:
2. Order a Peroni beer. Because nothing goes better with pizza than a Peroni.
The Pistachio Pesto pizza has a pistachio pesto base, which is milder than your traditional pesto, topped with baby arugula and drizzled with a refreshing lemon vinaigrette that ties everything together. Who said vegetarian food had to be boring?
4. I don’t care if you’re full. There’s always room for dessert.
Extra Virgin Pizza
101 Thomson Road #01-14
United Square Shopping Mall
With the proliferation of fast fashion, people hardly buy anything these days that will last them a lifetime. It’s a shame that quantity over quality has become the norm, resulting in the disposability of clothing and accessories that, in the end, have nothing to show for except shoddy workmanship.
However, there are a few brands out there that uphold the glory of products intended to last for life, particularly those created by talented artisans who have been making tried and tested goods for decades. One example is Holdall & Co from the UK, a brand known for its leather folios that call to mind styles made popular during the 1930s.
They are currently available in two sizes: The Organised (12″), which is perfect for holding an iPad, magazines and notebooks; and The Professional (14′), which easily fits a laptop, legal documents or even startup business plans.
Want to get your hands on these beautiful leather cases? Visit the website now and take advantage of the free worldwide shipping. Isn’t it about time you owned something that you can pass down to the next generation? After all, nothing says luxury quite like longevity.
This entry (both text and photos) was contributed by Max Kaplan – New York-based social media manager, who, in my opinion, perfectly embodies the ethos of Jack Spade. – ed.
While perusing Jack Spade‘s Fall 2013 collection, it’s easy to forget the brand’s beginnings as a maker of simple, waxed canvas bags. At the preview, I was in a (meticulously curated) sea of apparel and accessories that ranged from luxe suede weekenders to herringbone suiting. Even timepieces!
Taking a closer look, though, the evolution is clear: Every piece in the collection has the durability, sensibility and aesthetic that the signature fold-over messenger bags had when they exploded years ago.
Dan Lahkman, Director of Marketing for Jack Spade, walked me through the collection. There was much to see: The brand’s new watch line (this bad boy is calling my name for spring); outerwear in an array of shapes and colors; selvedge denim; and, of course, the bags.
The Fall 2013 collection draws inspiration from Charles and Ray Eames — think geometric shapes, primary colors and clean lines. While these principles have always been a part of the Jack Spade aesthetic, we now see them more than ever, carried through prints and colors. Here are some of my favorite takeaways from the collection:
The classic Jack Spade tote was reimagined in geometric prints and bold colors, with the “big bird” print even appearing on a cozy wool sweater. I also had a moment with these navy patterned pants (I wanted to throw them on with a chambray shirt and orange belt and run for the hills).
Barbour x Jack Spade
Following in the footsteps of last fall’s successful collection, Jack will continue to liven up Barbour’s signature waxed cotton outerwear by swapping the traditional tartan lining for the brand’s signature orange.
Take note, guys: This wallet is very important. Crafted in a supple brown leather, this horizontal fold-over style has been the go-to in Italy for years. It’s refined, elegant and the ultimate slap in the face to this.
Two of my favorite pieces were a blazer made of raincoat material and a streamlined denim jacket. It’s all in the details: The blazer, made for rainy days, features a barely noticeable hole in the bottom of the breast pocket designed to drain water caught inside. The denim jacket — one of my favorites from any collection I’ve seen for its simplicity — has Jack’s signature orange wrapped around the inside of each button.