We Interrupt our Regular Busyness for Something Fun
Sunday, December 17, 2006
It would be safe to say that my daily schedule has changed dramatically in the past week. Where there used to be lots of time for sewing and puttering and waxing about the virtues of skinny jeans from the Gap (seriously, very nice – I am a big fan of Gap denim, and not just because they seem to have readjusted their sizing charts so that I now "fit" into unheard-of-before pant sizes), now there is a lot of balancing work and more work. And playing with kittens, of course.
That doesn't mean I haven't gotten to see/do/buy some fantastic things lately, only that it is taking me a little bit longer to find the time to write about it. Which is why I'm a week behind on gushing about newish Singapore shop Swirl, located on the second floor of Stamford House. Owners Evelyn and Suzanne organized the first (but what will likely not be the last) Swirl Swap Swop last weekend, where a bunch of stylish ladies brought along the gently used clothes they were sick of, dumped them in a big pile and went shopping through everyone else's things. I was only there as an enthusiastic observer (because, truth be told, I was completely Zouked Out from the all-night beach party the night before) but it was a raging success. And! We also got to meet adorable reader Annabel, who had the cutest little suitcase and seemed to be scoring a lot of cute stuff. Hi Annabel!
But I digress. Even if you missed the Swap, be sure to stop by Swirl to check out their own adorable clothing line, fun fashion finds from labels like Dotted Line and a huge trove of vintage goodness. We give it two green thumbs up.
Here's a few quick pics from the Swirl Swap and around the shop. Isn't this "Twiggy skirt" below – from their own in-house line – so fantastic? I'm saving my pennies for it…