Thu May, 21 2015

How to Wear Sneakers | ChicPeek Ep 65

Put aside your high heels! Not sure this perennial favourite ever went away, but it is back in a big way in 2015. Style AND comfort – my kind of trend!

Here are five ways to style your sneakers!

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With special thanks to Nathan Hartono for the music.

Fri May, 8 2015

5 Ways to Wear Denim in 2015 | ChicPeek Ep 64

Denim is huge in 2015, but in a fresh way!

Not sure this perennial favourite ever went away, but it is certainly “back” in 2015, updated in the form of flare jeans, overalls and the denim skirt. Here are some personal favourite denim pieces to update your wardrobe for 2015, and 5 ideas on how to style them.

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If you want to try another denim trend, boyfriend jeans, check out a previous video here for more styling ideas.

With special thanks to Nathan Hartono for the music.

Wed Apr, 29 2015

Jade Seah’s Favourites | March Favourites

Every month, I’ll share some of my favourite finds – movies, books, places, buys – good things should be shared!

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Wed Apr, 22 2015

Jade Seah’s Favourites | February 2015

This came in a little late, but so many good things to share that I didn’t think you’d mind!

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Tue Apr, 7 2015

How to Style Culottes | ChicPeek Ep 63

Culottes are back! Here are some of my personal favourite ways to wear them.

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Wed Apr, 1 2015

How to Look Good in Culottes | ChicPeek Ep 62

I remember these in horror and honestly almost cannot believe that…Culottes are back!

Here are some tips to wearing these not-quite-pants-not-quite-shorts-not-quite-a-skirt.

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Tue Mar, 31 2015

London Fashion Week

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This is pretty belated, but am slowly trying to get through uploading pictures from the many trips I was fortunate to have taken last year. Some were for work and some were for play, but I each one was special and I enjoyed them all in different ways. This was for London Fashion Week where Topshop flew Linda (Linda Hao’s blog) and myself up to experience London and to attend the Topshop UNIQUE fashion show.

Bea (Beatrice Tan’s blog) and Vel (Velda Tan’s Instagram) were coincidentally staying in London that period and they joined us for the fun! On top of attending the show together, they also took us to their favourite pancake place and Linda prepared ma la (directly translated as ‘spicy numbing’) hotpot for us back at our place one night as well. Super yums! Photos on those to come soon!

The pictures above were shot by a street style photographer, Anna, who randomly stopped and asked us if she could take a few snaps.

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Thu Mar, 26 2015

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew in Our Rivers

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Been feeling very moody and mournful of late, so went for a run along the Kallang/Geylang River this morning, in time to catch this beautiful sunrise. Natural wonders and a spot of physical exertion always have a positive effect on me, and this was no different. It made me introspective and nostalgic, in a good way. I thought about how I used to wakeboard in these waters when I was in the Singapore Management University (SMU) & how I participated in several wakeboarding competitions. Held at the Kallang Riverside Park, my folks came to several of these competitions to support me & I remember them telling me about how filthy the rivers in Singapore were not that long ago.

The thought seems almost unfathomable as wakeboarders, canoeists, dragon-boaters & recreational fishermen share & enjoy the waters today.

I have read some accounts & articles (complete with pictures) on how the river was back in the day. (You can see a colourful and easily-read report on the project by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) here.)

The waters were literally dark with filth, while dead animals, human waste & other rubbish floated about. According to the accounts, the stench was at times unbearable.

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It then took a visionary to make change happen.

“It should be a way of life to keep the water clean, to keep every stream, every culvert, every rivulet, free from unnecessary pollution. In ten years let us have fishing in the Singapore River and fishing in the Kallang River. It can be done.” – Lee Kuan Yew (1977)

Our then-Prime Minister was well ahead of his time. As part of his strategy for sustainable development in Singapore, he called for the clean-up of its several grossly polluted river systems. In 1977, he gave relevant government departments ten years to complete the project. I am proud to say, that true to Singapore style, the strategy to clean-up Singapore’s rivers was implemented within this time frame

“Only ten years ago our rivers were like sewers, smelly, dirty and devoid of fish or any aquatic life. This year marks the restoration of the Singapore, Rochor, Geylang and Kallang Rivers into clean watercourses. …… We now have pleasant riverscapes. We can walk along the river banks and fish or boat, all unthinkable only a few years ago. It is an achievement many societies dream of, but one only few achieved.” – Lee Kuan Yew (1987)

Today, I enjoyed a scenic run along the sparkling waters of the river, on a proper path lined with plants and colourful flowers. I saw fish & even caught sight of a water snake in the waters. I saw older folk practicing taichi on the banks; people walking their pets; children running about; saw dragonboaters and canoeists…basically Singaporeans, and foreign friends alike coming together, enjoying our little slice of nature in our urban neighbourhood.

Thank you, Sir, for your vision and detailed execution; for turning us from a third to a first world nation in less than a generation, and for making a Singapore I am so proud of.

Wed Mar, 18 2015

What to Wear with Boyfriend Jeans | ChicPeek Ep 61

Here are some personal favourite styling options on wearing these tricky bottoms.

For functional tips on how to look good in boyfriend jeans, check out a previous video here for some tips I’ve learnt the painful way – by personal experimentation!

Wed Mar, 4 2015

Jade Seah’s Favourites | January 2015

Every month, I’ll share some of my favourite finds – movies, books, places, buys – good things should be shared!
New year, new favourites to share! In January, some of my favourites include a movie that isn’t exactly a new release (oops), a book of poetry by Lang Leav and a cafe in my neighbourhood!

Please share some of your favourite things so I can check them out too!

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With special thanks to Nathan Hartono for the music.