Best Furniture Stores in Singapore…Part One

I can’t believe its been 3 months since my last post! Ive got a post coming up to explain/defend myself (sorry!) but in the meantime here’s one Ive been eagerly waiting to share… Moving to a new apartment gave us the (perhaps unenviable) task of hunting for new furniture. We took practically nothing with us,…

Finding, loving and owning your personal style…Part 1

The only thing harder than being 14 is being 14 in 2016…this is a hard time to be a teenager. I remember feeling so awkward and heavy in my body, hating all the clothes I owned and most of all, hating the lack of control I had over being able to choose what I wanted to wear….

NAIJA – SPORE STYLE INSPIRATIONS! ELLE.COM JUMPS ON THE BANGWAGON…

Elle.com recently posted an article titled ‘7 Designers to watch from Lagos’ Emerging Fashion Scene’. Whilst the spotlight is flattering, the tone of it’s introduction teetered on the patronising. There was an incredulity that a country known primarily for oil could have ‘a week devoted to fashion’, but in fact Nigerians have been known to…

Naija-Spore Style Inspirations! Hanli Hoefer

MTV Asia’s cute host and model Hanli Hoefer is next under the spotlight. Half German and Half-Peranakan, she’s the daughter of a magazine writer and travel photographer, but made waves on her own as a model when she was 19. She’s now an MTV Vj and has hosted MTV’s World Stage Live twice. I have…

Naija-Spore Style Inspirations! EZINNE CHINKATA

This week I’m turning the spotlight on a really fun Nigerian stylist and designer called Ezinne Chinkata. She’s got a killer body and a fun sense of style. Her style is certainly out there  – bold, colourful and very youthful. Stylists always push the envelope, and while some of her looks are a little creative…

Naija-Spore Style Inspirations! Velda Tan

Velda Tan, co-founder of popular online store ‘Love, Bonito’ has recently come to my attention due to her clean, comfortable style. Like a lot of women, her style adapts to the environment, season and perhaps even mood? Earlier this year, she left ‘Love, Bonito’ and founded a new label, ‘Collate’, a ‘mid-market’ designer label. So…

Naija-Spore Style Inspirations! Lisa Folawiyo

I’ve been a little M.I.A recently! I’m FINALLY off maternity and back to teaching (more on that soon) so I’ve been busy readjusting and making sure my little C.E.O, the Chairman of our house is happy and secure. There’s also been  A LOT in the news recently, some quite grim, which begs the question…does fashion,…

Naija-Spore Style Inspirations! Samantha Cheok

Welcome to a new series – short, fun and full of style and life inspiration. I’ll be crossing two continents, focusing on Nigerian and Singaporean women whose style inspires me. It’s not about trends or bottomless pockets (although that helps!) but about feeling good about yourself, putting your best foot forward and embracing the best of…

The Curious Absence of a High Street….

The difference between living in Singapore and just passing through becomes extremely clear once you grapple with the frustration of shopping here. I’d made peace with the fact that, as one of my recent Brunch with BGIS interviewees said, “Singapore isn’t about value for money”, and I’d made myself open to what it had to…

Brunch with BGIS! Lisa…

Another Tuesday, another video… I give you the loquacious, tenacious, bundle of energy that is Lisa! single Nigerian-American works for GSK fluent Yoruba speaker I was looking forward to brunch with Lisa because in her own words and I quote, “I brunch hard!”. I also find her style very eclectic, especially going by the sweet…