Saturday, December 18, 2004
The hip list and other adventures in style
Shops for jeans:

1. blackjack: count on trendy and extremely flattering denims from premium brands such as seven for all mankind, citizens of humanity, james jeans, joe's jeans, hoogan jeans, paper denim and cloth, chip and pepper etc. For those with cash to splash.

2. topshop: a smaller range, but their jeans are still flattering. Chic and cheap(er)
styles include their jet, ella and spike collections--- just the right amount of stretch to ensure sexiness and comfort.

3. polo jeans co: excellent washes, and a not too bad fit. Their bootleg styles are the best.

4. fcuk: usually realiable for classic washes in flattering cuts. Go for their bootflare styles, their me julie jeans, and their fc love denim jeans. Petite girls might like their narrow bootcuts.

5. The denim bar at ck tangs level 3: my recommendations are the blues from vicious threads and grab jeans. They get a nod for good variety in styles and pricing. Lower budget ranges include peace angel and lee jeans. For mid price they have fcuk and levis. Upper ended ones include grab jeans, vicious threads and g-star raw. Worth a look.

6. Dorothy perkins: cheap and chic. Nice dark washes in slimming cuts with stretchiness for comfort.

7. Forever 21: new to singapore, this fashion chain retails cheap denim (a large selection priced at $48!), with flattering cuts. The washes are a bit grainy though.

8. Fox: good cuts, but their washes are more of a hit and miss. Still worth a look though for it's relatively low prices.

9. Retail Therapy: stocks the flattering but expensive AG jeans and kasil jeans. However, they don't bring in many pieces at 1 time, so ask the sales assistants on when their new stocks come and buy fast to avoid disappointment.

10. Marks and Spencers: for curvier girls, this store is a good bet with nice stretchy jeans with good fits and washes.


1. Esprit: Soft and with a wide variety of fits, colours and styles. Good for petite girls.

2. Fox: from cargos to trousers, the designers here have done it right. Funky and flattering.

3. topshop: good cargos, twills and formal pants. Large variety and up to the minute in following fashion trends.

4. fcuk: reliable fit and colour. They have flattery to an art.

5. zara: nice selection of coudroys for the season, and a large variety of pants for every budget.

6. armani exchange: their pants range from classy to funky, but always chic.

7. tommy hilfiger and tommy jeans: the earlier is better for more mature and classier dressers, while the latter for more youthful ones. Nevertheless, they both specialise in preppy chic. Check out their khakis for a hip yet smart fit.

8. British india: nobody does ethnic-classy-comfy like they do.

9. U2: they earn points for their value-for-money trousers in neutral tones.


1. Fossil: good fit, cute logos

2. fcuk: cheeky, trendy, and plain pretty

3. armani exchange: trendy designs and good fit, but note that the material of the tee might be a tad too thin

3. surfbay: check out their selection of can't-go-wrong, chirpy, happy tees

4. guess: again, good fit and cute logos

5. the heeren and far east plaza: a treasure trove of little boutiques, most of them hawking funky tees

6. zara, u2, giordano and topshopg: they score points for their plain tees in a wide variety of colours road: a little upmarket, but their pastels and softness make it worth a look

8. hula and co, and peaches and cream: nice vintage-y tees, but the material's a leetle thin

I'm a little tired now, and i'm celebrating my bday w my frens later on, so i think i'll go sleep and finish it another time. Ciao.

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