Stephanie Er, freight forwarder and freelance photographer
You might know her as the uber-creative mum whose photos of her now-11-month-old daughter went viral on the Internet earlier this year. The reason? She dressed her baby girl Ara in cute outfits (think sushi roll and penguin costumes) and took shots of her with props around the house. The stylish 31-year-old mother, who has more than 36,000 followers on Instagram (@pooburr), confesses that she doesn’t have a fi xed style, but currently has a thing for monochromatic looks and ’70s-style pieces like flared bottoms and off -the-shoulder tops. Her fashion philosophy? “You can wear anything you want, but you need to be confident about it.”
Where she shops: At www.polyvore.com, an e-commerce site that lets you search for specific items and mood boards that link to other web stores around the world.
Suede vest, $129.90, from New Look.
“Layer this over a plain outfit to make it more interesting. The movement that fringe makes is a major plus for me.”
WXYZ brass headpiece, $480, from On Pedder.
“This is fun and unpredictable, and a great prop for photos!”
Rosetta Getty leather and shearling slingback flats, US$595 (S$934), from www.ssense.com.
“These shearling shoes will add texture to any outfit.”
Leather bag, $2,990, from Saint Laurent.
“Call me a convert: I’m a fan of tasselled bags now – they’re fun and bohemian.”
Aquazzura Amazon leather pumps, $1,200, from On Pedder.
“Sandals with lace-up details lend elegance to a simple ensemble – I’d wear them with a pencil skirt.”
Acne Studios metal sunglasses, US$400, from www.acnestudios.com.
“I’ve always been a fan of lighter tints on sunglasses, so I can wear them indoors and out.”
Polyester skirt, $39.90, from H&M.
“I’m into burgundy now – it isn’t quite as loud as red but it still makes a statement.”
Alvin Cher, founder of www.bagaholicboy.com
This bag expert has amassed more than 200 totes, shoulder styles and clutches. He’s also collected more than 38,000 followers on Instagram (@bagaholicboy) – so he sure knows what he’s talking about here.
Where he shops: Supplies & Company, a multi-label fashion and lifestyle store at Park House, for brands like menswear label Engineered Garments.
Piggy Collection 18K white gold-plated rings, HK$1,480 (S$267) each, from www.bcjoaillerie.com.
“We all had old-school piggy banks when we were growing up. And BC Joaillerie, a jewellery label from Hong Kong, has turned them into the most adorable rings.”
Dionysus GG Supreme Canvas Embroidered Medium shoulder bag in canvas and leather with silk and wool embroidery, $5,760, from Gucci.
“Part-retro, part-edgy and all class, this design with the embroidered snake and hibiscus blooms is especially alluring.”
Oversized Twisted Cabas leather bag, $3,000, from Celine.
“This roomy tote is the one bag that models and fashion editors will be carrying next.”
Amazona 23 suede and leather bag, $2,990, from Loewe.
“I love the tweaks on Loewe’s iconic Amazona: the shifting of its logo and removal of the lock. Most sizes also come with a leather sling now.”
Epi Petite Malle leather clutch, $7,650, from Louis Vuitton.
“Nothing’s prettier than the now-iconic Petite Malle in peach.”
Leather and plexiglass clutch (price unavailable) from Chanel.
“They just don’t get more whimsical than this!”
This story was originally published in the October 2015 issue of Her World magazine.