Sing Style

June 8, 2009, 2:52 PM
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Once a year, LASALLE College of the Arts showcases the works of graduating students from a range of creative disciplines. SingStyle was there admiring the innovative works; from Design to Fine Arts, Film and Media Arts the exhibition was proof of Singapore’s creative newcomers. The evening was kicked off with the LASALLE Fashion Show, Airborne. Some stand out designers that rocked our socks were Hana, Daniela Monasterios Tan, Pauline Ning and Veliani.

Exhibition snap-shots from Fine Arts, Design and Media Design…

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Sing Style Snapshots

LaSalle students dazzled us with their Graduation Event last week and SingStyle was there snapping away. A few of the attendees and their unique style were captured… more on them and the event to follow!

Dress by Daniela Monasterios Tan

Designer Daniel Loh

Designer Yun Ting

Elohim by Sabrina Goh

Searching deep within the noise made by international names – between Westwood and Pugh – the Audi (formally known as Singapore) Fashion Festival thankfully showcased some of Singapore’s very own inspirational designers at the Blueprint featuring Blackmarket parade. One of the undisputed headliners of the parade was local girl Sabrina Goh with her self described “androgynous, structural and minimal” label Elohim.

Elohim was born out of Sabrina’s first ready-to-wear women’s collection designed in January of this year. Besides designing, Sabrina’s day can include drafting, sewing, merchandising, marketing or meeting with suppliers which means her busy schedule’s not really over until well into the pm.

Control Freak, the title of Sabrina’s newest collection explores the power shifts felt by a person who attempts to control and dictate their environment. The fabrics in the collection work in opposition, matte against shiny, colour against black. Side buckles are incorporated to transform silhouettes, tighten and release volume, join and separate designs. The designer gets her inspiration from a variety of sources; in particular structural objects, geometric shapes and Lego.

Elohim will face many challenges, but Sabrina believes that passion, ongoing resilience and a bit of luck will help her achieve her goals and maintain her labels success. With dreams to showcase Elohim on international platforms such as New York Fashion Week, Sabrina Goh is one designer to keep an eye on. The LaSalle College of the Arts graduate echoes SingStyle’s mantra proclaiming that “singapore’s creative scene is getting more exciting than ever before!”

Elohim can be found perusing the racks of Blackmarket and Hide & Seek or online at

May 12, 2009, 10:40 AM
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Apologies for my recent hiatus!

Sing Style is back with new projects so watch this space.

Teaming up with local journalist Nicole Then, Sing Style author Emily will be contributing a variety of DIY Fashion Up-cycling Projects for My Cherry Magazine. Up-cycling is similar to recycling in that it encourages the transformation of materials into something new… So look forward to personally and creatively investing in the environment and your wardrobe. Peace!

DIY Project #1 can be viewed here



Singapore through the lens: Part I
April 13, 2009, 2:01 PM
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Here are some Sing Style snapshots of Singapore…

Origamic Architecture
April 1, 2009, 10:24 AM
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The Eastern art of cutting and folding paper to produce 3-dimensional pop-up cards is referred to by it’s devotees as Origamic Architecture. The enchantment of paper cut outs is that they bring a two dimensional image to life through the seemingly simple action of opening and closing.



Singapore’s very own origamic architect Gal in Black finds that Japanese design has a big impact on her own work, and cites the master of Origamic Architecture, Masahiro Chatani as someone she would wish to be for a day, if only to “borrow some of his ideas!” Gal in Black finds inspiration in the everyday – “Every day things and craft books inspire me for my designs. I went to Japan recently and the first place I went was Kinokuniya to buy their craft books!”






Gal in Black has been creating her custom cut-out cards for more than 10 years but only decided to start a small business out of her papery pastime when she chanced upon an online marketplace that sold all things handmade last year. Gal in Black took the pledge “my cards are 100% handmade” and hasn’t looked back.




Adding to the mystery of her craft, Gal in Black’s cut out concepts are carried to life in the late evenings when “the magic of crafting begins.”


You can see more Gal in Black goodness at her online shop



Get Rejek’d
March 31, 2009, 3:43 PM
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Three ingredients combine to produce virtuous indie and self defined powerpop band The Rejeks.



Individually, the members have been creating music since they were knee-high. The three became The Rejeks about a year ago and have since set about mashing their separate styles to create new soundwaves.


Guitarist Haqim says he’s not sure how to categorise The Rejeks music. “We don’t really know what type of music we create because it’s a mix of everything. We create music that makes us and people dance and be happy.” While they’re still trying to define their style, the band declares their fondness for an array of pop culture icons from The Police to The Libertines and everything in between. Haqim finds inspiration in the lyrical genius of John Frusciante (better known as guitarist for RHCP), “he’s my hero. He writes good spiritual lyrics and inspired me to pick up the guitar.”



The Rejeks have found Singapore’s local music scene challenging to crack, in particular getting support via promotion and marketing. Being thick-skinned is an essential asset in the music industry and The Rejeks have had to face playing in front of a less than 20 crowd and receiving negative comments and criticism. Haqim summarises that “it sucks.”


While Singapore’s new breed of energetic wunderkinds contribute to the local music scene’s evolution, The Rejeks believe local music relies on ever increasing support to keep growing.




You can catch an energizing Rejek-set this Sunday the 5th April at FAD Studio (73 Bussorah St, Bugis) from 3pm. Tickets are $6 at the door.


Next month 1st May – its Mayday at FAD Studio alongside more great local bands PaddlePop, Melfraps, That Square TV, Lovejets, Cracker Jack, The Fifth, The Punchotes, My Writes & Force Vomit. Rejeks are on at 8pm, tickets are $10 at the door.


Or you can hear the rejecks via the miasmatic myspace