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Retro Gate: A 3,000 Square Foot Retail Haven for Self-Expression & Japanese-American Streetwear

Retro Gate: A 3,000 Square Foot Retail Haven for Self-Expression & Japanese-American Streetwear

Retro Gate, Singapore’s first Japanese-American inspired vintage and streetwear thrift store, launched its latest concept store on 12 January this year. In what started out to be a passion project between founders Ryo Yamamoto and Paul Low, Retro Gate has made a name in the local streetwear scene with its dedication to affordability, accessibility, and abundance. From vintage thrift shopping to gaming and chillout areas, and a corner to polish your sneakers, its latest store is many things in one. Previously, Retro Gate was located at a unit in Citimac Industrial Building, which is next to Tai Seng MRT. Since…
From Rio To Singapore: CARIUMA Sneakers Are Now Exclusively Available at kapok NDC

From Rio To Singapore: CARIUMA Sneakers Are Now Exclusively Available at kapok NDC

Although CARIUMA was founded in September 2016, the brand only debuted six months ago in May 2018, with its first pop-up and online store debut just days apart. Their efforts were met with resounding success, as seen from how its sneakers were sold in 21 countries – in just three weeks. View this post on Instagram Spotted in Singapore, CATIBA Low Black Leather. 📸 @glenntaubenfeld Show us your CARIUMA by tagging us! A post shared by C A R I U M A® (@cariuma) on Nov 6, 2018 at 8:00am PST CARIUMA’s logo, the leaf, is reflective of the rich…
Stand Tall & Shine Bright: The Gem Museum’s Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibit

Stand Tall & Shine Bright: The Gem Museum’s Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibit

In line with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Gem Museum is proud to present “Shine Bright”, a collaborative showcase with Parkway Cancer Centre and Bloomback, featuring 3 unique sets of lingerie; Pink Bloom, Blossoming Strength, and Glowing Gem, in honour of women who stand strong in the face of adversity. Each piece is adorned with precious gemstones and minerals specially selected based on their properties, to convey messages of strength and inner beauty in the fight against breast cancer. The collaboration hopes to recognise the courage of survivors, as well as to remind members of the public to go for…
From Homemade Headbands to Designer Fashion: Interview with Maqayla

From Homemade Headbands to Designer Fashion: Interview with Maqayla

By Izzan Haziq and Hannah Halim Mareenah A. Ghani was merely passing time with a fun hobby, unknowingly sowing the seeds that would culminate in a thriving business. The enterprising young woman is the founder of Maqayla, a womenswear label that has earned an avid following within the Malay Muslim community. Maqayla has been a work in progress for four years, and this weekend will see the store celebrating its one year anniversary at East Village. We speak with Mareenah on starting Maqayla and the challenges she faced in setting up her own business. DNM: How did you start Maqayla?…
5 Laneway Looks For Girls + Where To Get Them!

5 Laneway Looks For Girls + Where To Get Them!

We’ve already established that St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is where all the cool kids hang out. The vibe is great, the acts are amazing, and the fashion scene is stellar. It’s also the place to go if you’re looking to flaunt your favourite style. If you’re a rookie and have no idea what to wear, take a cue from these 5 types of fashionistas you’ll spot at Laneway 2016. 1) The Boho Goddess The look that you’ll most probably expect to see, fashionistas take inspiration from the Boho Goddess – Vanessa Hudgens. This look is an eclectic mix of floral headbands…
Rose Quartz and Serenity: Getting Ready For 2016

Rose Quartz and Serenity: Getting Ready For 2016

After last year’s vitriol over Marsala, 2015’s Colour of the Year which Jezebel helpfully described as “the mould growing in your bathroom that no one will clean”, it seems Pantone has adopted a softer approach to their annual declaration of self-importance. For the first time since the yearly shebang started in Y2K, the international colour standards company (we like to call them The Rainbow Police) has just announced not one, but two Colours of the Year for 2016. READY YOUR BODIES FOR… AND… Rose Quartz and Serenity. So soft, so pastel, so very tumblr. But wait… Where have we seen those colours before..? Hmm……
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