Welcome to the Christmas issue of the ZALORA Magazine! This month, in addition to celebrating the festive season that is upon us, we are also celebrating our shiny and exciting, revamped, and newly interactive pages!
In our first, and fabulous interactive Christmas issue, we pay homage to all things shiny, glittery and sparkly in our Holiday fashion Trend Report. With these wonderful Holiday trends all around, there is no time like the present to be enamoured with the fashion world!
The quest for finding the perfect gift for your friends, family and/or significant other may just be a little bit daunting around this time of year, but stress no more... Just sit back, get comfy in your seat with a cinnamon latte and a gingerbread man, whilst shopping our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide - for him and for her, and get the ultimate Christmas gifts, delivered to your doorstep, hassle free, from Zalora.sg!
Don't miss our special Christmas editorial, Jingle Belle Rock where you can see our favourite Korean model of the moment, Han Bing, rocking our most festive holiday and party looks for the season.
As we wrap up a very fashionable 2013, we’re bringing you lot’s of end of year coverage, from The LBD Diaries and our Beauty Wishlist, to our Men's Holiday Fashion Face-Off and Christmas Wishlist. This month we feature one of our in-house men of style, Mr Q, designer of ZALORA's exclusive fashion brand, EZRA Menswear.
So until next year, happy clicking, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from us all!
BURTON MENSWEAR LONDON
HOUSE OF HARLOW
BURTON MENSWEAR LONDON
ALICE BY TEMPERLEY
MOONRIVER Waterfall Sleeve Dress: Wow your colleagues in this Balenciaga inspired ruffle dress. Accessorize with a box clutch to show off how fashion smart you truly are!
INNER CIRCLE Glamour Mesh Flare Dress: Look your best in this sheer staple that is best for weekends with friends and family. Opt for trendy accessories to compliment this ultimate classic.
EZRA Toga Drape Ruffle Dress: Go ultra-glam in dresses that flaunt your best assets. Combine with killer heels and delicate jewellery to play up the dress.
ALICE BY TEMPERLEY Marilyn Dress: Be a symbol of elegance in classic silhouettes that flatter your body shape. Make sure to go for an embellished dress to add a bit of bling and cheer.
EZRA Fitted Sequin Dress: Ring in the new year and let your hair down like a true fashionista in this fitted sequin dress by EZRA.
The design philosophy behind Singapore based women’s fashion brand BLAKE & CO, is to empower contemporary women to look effortlessly elegant and comfortable at both work and play. From her daily working life to events with friends and family, this fast paced independent woman demands designs with a day-to-night versatility. The origin of the name is at the heart of what the brand stands for: “Blake” is derived from both the pre 7th Century adjective “blaac” meaning ‘white’ and “blac” which translates as ‘black’. The words later came together as “blake” - the perfect union of black and white or day and night.
From monochromatic bustier dresses with sheer panels to floral printed fit and flare dresses, the Blake & Co. collection is versatile and appropriate for any event. Favourable features of the ready-to-wear pieces include cool colour blocking, classic shift dress silhouettes and on-trend, watercolour graphic prints.
Blake & Co’s capsule collection of modern, yet classic dresses is now available on Zalora.sg.
Shop our Top 10 Beauty must haves for the holiday season!
Tell us what's on your Beauty wishlist this Christmas and stand the chance to win an exclusive ZALORA Beauty box.
Mail your wishlists to email@example.com. Both men's and women's beauty boxes up for grabs! Competition open until 10th January 2014.
CHANEL's photographic exhibition dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld's book "The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL's classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld" is now open at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. Discover the exhibition that pays tribute to the iconic French fashion houses’ little black jacket, featuring over 100 images of the fashion masterpiece adapted and worn differently by some of today’s greatest personalities in contemporary culture. Following several stops in major cities such as New York, London, Paris and Tokyo, the exhibition makes its final stop in Singapore, running daily from 10am to 7pm until Jan 1st, 2014. Admission is free.
For more info visit here
Welcome 2014 in style at Asia’s ultimate New Year’s Eve countdown party at Central World Square in Bangkok on Dec 31st 2013. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the third largest shopping plaza in the world to experience the festivities which will include spectacular light and sound shows, live on-stage performances by popular local artists and large-screen projections of countdowns happening all around the world. The countdown ends with a stunning fireworks display that starts exactly at the stroke of midnight… Let the party begin!
Visit here for more info
A cavern for carnivores, the recently re-constructed, Beast Bar and Grill at the Landmark, is the ultimate pit stop in Kuala Lumpur this month. The classy steakhouse oozes nonchalance with its old Hollywood/Wes Anderson inspired interiors and delectable offerings of tenderloin, rib eye, striploin and porterhouse depending on your preferred lean-to-fat ratio, marbling and thickness. The meat cuts are cooked to perfection.in a Josper oven, the perfect chef’s tool made to model a charcoal barbecue set; resulting in steaks that are charred on the outside and full of flavour with a distinct smokiness throughout the meat.
Address: BEAST Bar & Grill, Ground Floor, The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
In less than 30 years, Nine West has evolved to become a world-renowned fashion leader in footwear and accessories. Taking its name from the brands founding address at 9 West 57th Street in New York City, today the brand is loved by women from all over the globe and especially by our fashionistas at Zalora! Put your right foot forward, and discover our new collection from the cult brand today.
Get a radiant Christmas glow this month with Skin Inc's new ‘Be bright be light’ skincare set. The beauty gift-set contains a face mask, gel and moisturiser that draw out pigmented cells, lightening dull skin, whilst priming and protecting it from harsh UV rays. Add an even skin tone and a radiant complexion to your Christmas wish-list with this skincare must-have set today!
With a name like Neon Rose, you can be sure its designs are as bold as they are feminine. Having just entered its second season, the brand continues to draw inspiration from runway trends and street styles from all over the world. This brand features edgy street-chic pieces for girls who aren’t afraid to express themselves, eclectic embellishment detailing, and embroidered patterns paired up with studded leather jackets and tartan mini dresses. Neon Rose creates their own prints – from tiger motifs to Aztec prints – and mix at least two different fabrics on each garment. Shop this unique collection from our new favourite brand on Zalora.sg today!
I have a very "clean" approach to dressing I like simple clothing in neat, block colours and with EZRA we try to develop something to that effect, while also producing a lot on-trend styles in the way the clothing is detailed- like pockets on shirts and polo’s...or using contrasting fabrics on waistbands for trousers, shorts and shirt plackets.
I was raised by my grandparents and my grandfather left a very lasting impression on how a man should carry himself. He was retired but I never saw him out of a tailored shirt, tie, trousers, a cardigan and leather derby shoes. I polished his shoes twice a week from the age of 7 until 12...and that habit hasn't left me; I more or less do the same with my own shoes now.
From adolescence onward I moved to London, where I suppose you could say my signature style was 'sealed'. London exists and functions on varying cultural extremes, which in turn produces the most amazing music, art and fashion.
CHRISTMAS DAY ESSENTIALS
Mad socks and pearl earrings.
It's not so much a favourite colour as it is an imperative: navy blue.
WHAT IS THE BEST FASHION ADVICE YOU COULD IMPART TO MEN?
To quote Don Draper: "Make it simple...but significant"
When all else fails, make the socks prevail! I like a clean tailored look, simple but with a good dose of quirk!
MR Q'S CHRISTMS WISHLIST
Basic V Neck Tee
Acid Washed Short Sleeve Shirt
Slim Fit Shirt With Gross Taping
with a blue face, rose gold frame and brown leather strap
Suede Penny Loafers
AND BUTTER SANDWICH
on my grandmother's kitchen veranda