Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Stalk my Holiday: High End Shopping

This holiday sounds epic right? It's like a perpetual stalk fest. I have not even talked about the tourist activities or food yet!

What does one do when on holiday in Singapore? We go to shops. And more shops. Hell yeah there's a tunnel linking two buildings, Singapore will put shops in there.

We went to Marina Bay Sands one day because Mick had never been. I wanted to show him the faux Venice, ours is like a poor man's version and it's hilarious. Marina Bay Sands had a special event on during Earth Hour. Typical of Asia, let's have a light and water show to talk about Earth Hour!! You only go to Marina Bay Sands if you want one thing - repeat after me - high end luxury boutiques. Oh yeah now we are talking.

The conversation went like this. Mick: Let's go to LV. Me: No it's ok. We walk past LV again at another level. Me: Let's go to LV. Mick: I TOLD YOU TO GO EARLIER! I am glad we entered through the bottom basement level because check this out!

LV Maison Island Singapore
Is it Louis Vuitton boutique or is it an art gallery? Oh right, let's just put art in here. Oh wait multi levels Louis Vuitton? Get out.. let's just put a lot of amazing lights here.

ZOMG like ZOMG
I had my eye on a pair of LV flat shoes for ages... It had embossed LV monogram and was not offensive in terms of price tag or the monogram design. When on holiday right? BUY BUY BUY. Anyway, Mick said he would buy this for me. But meanwhile I spy a gorgeous pair of heels. It was just crying out to be tried.. hey it's size 37. That's my size!! I have to say that I have never received better customer service from a LV store and I have to give props to Stefanie who whispered the price of the Sofia Coppola bag that I was eyeing. Spared me the embarrassment of WTFFFF out loud!

So like I own them flats!
I had a very good time even waiting for confirmation on whether LV Ion would hold onto this shoe for me. I had to go a size down to 36 as per adviced - which of course I didn't listen at first. We were offered drinks at LV. GET OUT! I usually get a slanty eye glance at Chanel Melbourne at best followed by we don't have you size while they stare blankly at me. We were sipping hot green tea while they wait to receive confirmation about stock at Ion.

So here is Orchard Ion ... in full glory... I actually really really like this place. Because there is a variety of FOOD, high end and low end shops. It has everything.. and is linked to everywhere else. Like what else do you want people! You never have to leave this building ever. And a bit of history about Ion. There was nothing there. It was a train station facade and nothing else but empty land and grass. 

Orchard Ion
Opposite Orchard Ion is a historical icon called Tangs. Seriously get yourself to Tangs Beauty Hall, it is amazing. Check what is at the front door.

Hello beautiful Tom Ford Beauty Counters
There isn't just one Tom Ford Counter... there are MANY. On the left side of the above picture are the Tom Ford couture perfumes. And the makeup items are on the right. I went with a list of things to buy for someone.. perfume, lipstick.. It felt very fun going up and saying I want this and that but I am not buying today. I am coming back this week, put it aside for me please.

I went back another day with Pickles who wanted to come with me and Mum. Pickles thought he was in heaven being with the girls and trying out makeup. He told Mick later when he went home that we drew on the back of his hand. Everyone was swooning over him as you can expect. 

Mum and Pickles being pretty
And these are the Tom Ford items that I bought.. althought the Violet Fatale lipstick was not for me. I also bought a Tom Ford Noir de Noir perfume that my work BFF had on her list which is SGD$320 for 50ml. Talk about luxury and opulent.
Naked Coral and Violet Fatale
Oh haiii pretttyyy
Let me know if you are already sick of the holiday pictures! Because I have a lot more.

35 comments:

  1. I love the Ion too!

    I need to get me back to Singers ASAP!

    SSG xxx

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    1. YES YOU DO!! :)
      Take baby SSG he'll love it.

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  2. I am in love with the lippies! And the art gallery! Crazy and so awesome :D xx

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    1. Yeah.. they go.. the middle row are all Singapore artists. Me: Ohhhhhhhh... woww... And we are in discussion with international ones for the next round of displays.

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  3. Eeek ION! I spent many happy hours there in the past... le sigh keep posting your pics so I can live vicariously through you!

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    1. Why would anyone leave? Really.. Why?

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  4. Oh the shoes.... MAJOR shoe envy here.

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    1. Oh thanks love. Practical flats won though. LOL

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  5. Sounds like we were holidaying at the same time, and in neighboring countries! Unfortunately, although we spent a stack load of money, I did not return with high end purchases! Oh well. Perhaps a few visits to some fancy stores are in order on the honeymoon? :D

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    1. Wait.. did I miss some news? WHEN?? IS HONEYMOON??

      Accomodation costs a stackload and we stayed with my Mum phew..

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    2. I is getting maaaaarried! Haha. Won't be for another 18 months though.

      We usually stay with family when in Malaysia too, but decided to do a bit of an independent trip this time. Lots of resorts, and no million relatives trying to take us out for a meal!

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  6. Gosh I have to go back to Singapore soon. I have yet to visit that new LV store....

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    1. Babymoon? :) Short plane ride for you..
      So jealous.

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  7. I love Singers. That LV store is pretty flash!

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    1. Sing Sing is amazeballs as a tourist.
      And get this. Peak hr trains 2mins apart, off peak 4mins.
      GET OUT.

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  8. Love all of your pretty things. Oh and is that your mumma???

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    1. Yes B that's Mumma Ling and I have gone back and edited :)

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    2. ^ ^

      O
      Mumma Ling's got style!
      Totally feel frumpy in that CR dress now.
      Love all of your finds in Singers.

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  9. Gorgeous lipsticks! Love the coral :)

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    1. Coral one is mine. Very wearable! :)

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  10. Beautiful flats, I can see you getting a lot of wear from them :) That TF palette is swoon worthy!

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    1. LOVE both!
      And yeap practical won.

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  11. I can totally relate to the vast difference in shopping experience between Melbourne high end boutiques and Singapore. I love Chanel, but dread the thought of being treated like...crap basically.

    I've not been to Singapore for a while now. Wow, LV is a friggin art gallery is it not?!

    On another note, your mum is stunning!

    K xx

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    1. It is K.. awful.. just dreadful. She never left the floor to check if they had my size. Just said I have to check oh wait i don't have your size. Then I pointed to another one, she goes not in your size either then stares at me. I couldn't run out fast enough.

      You need to go lah!! Visit Singapore!

      Mumma Ling will be so happy.

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    1. Ok! I have an onslaught of food!

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  13. NO I AM NOT SICK OF THEM!
    I love those LV and for argument sake how much is the Sofia BAG? DO TELL!

    Is it spensy offensive? Hey I think that rhymes. Haha.

    Love the TF colours - especially the one on the top right. How pretty!

    My fav LV store is the one in Paris. It was 4 floors (I think) and remember it felt like I was in a dream sequence spining around in circles with that real poxy music "lalalaaaaaaaa lalla laaaaa" Kind of thing. Lol.

    - KK

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    1. HHHaaha and i bet there was one section of old school luggages? Like I'm talking.. we are going to wheel your truck to the first class train cabin?

      TF is like a dreammmmm... So much more fun in Singapore.

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  14. MORE PLEASE!

    So much high end goodness in this post! I must say I'd probably have gone for the heels...I know the flats are more practical but stuff practical when it comes to couture! :D

    The eyeshadow palette is gorgeous also! And you already know how much I love that lippy on you. :)

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    1. I know.. heels are sooo pretttyyyy.. :)

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  15. Bring on the rest of the pictures - I wanna see you wearing that gorgeous TF palette too! xo

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    1. Yeappp can't wait but i'm hopeless at pics that show eyeshadow on my lids!

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  16. Naww I LOVE LOVE LOVE Singapore. So jealous. Must be about time for me to plot another holiday there...

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