One of my most vivid memories from Singapore is of a shop that sold exquisitely embroidered sarong kebayas and cheongsams. They were perfectly organized in wood closets into groupings of various hues (I salivated over a floor length cream one with green embroidery until realizing that $480 USD was decidedly out of budget). The next thing that hit me was the number of petite, creatively dressed women I saw zipping around the airport. Since that trip, I've always associated Singapore with interesting, unique style (a generalization, I know, but it is kind of like associating French people with berets). So it was a treat to discover FrüFrü & Tigerlily, a label designed by three Singaporean femmes who create fabulously fiesty apparel and accessories. Their latest collection (entitled 'Soul Mates Never Die') runs the gamut from punky to Pucci. I particularly like the vintage inspired dresses, however the commentary and photography on their website alone is worth a visit.
source: pretty things i find