Sometimes, it’s not about getting the right outfit, or even getting the outfit right; it’s about getting it at the right time. And that discounts the night before your Christmas party (even the most obliging online stores don’t ship the goods that quickly).
Photography Veronica Tay Styling Evon Chng Hair Jyue Huey/The make up room Top Cos Skirt Vivienne Tam/Tyan Necklace, Bag & Sneakers Pearlyn’s own
This is why we’ve done the shopping for you much earlier (some things really do need to be done in advance!) and compiled all our finds in our November issue.
Fancy getting a bespoke gown (and from just $560 at that!) by one of our local designers? Check out Party Dresses... Your Way (page 82), which showcases the custom-made outfits four designers created just for us, based on our criteria. A heads-up: They need anything from two weeks to two months to custom-make a piece, so book your appointment now.
If you’re not into formal and dressy ensembles (I confess, I’m not!), here’s a piece of good news: PJ-inspired clothing is in. And the pieces are Anything But Zzz... (page 106). Plus they’re cool and comfy – the stuff (some of) our fashion dreams are really made of.
Still not your cup of tea? Turn to page 112 – 48 Ways to Look Party-perfect (from $19.90!) – and browse the items curated by the team.
And how are you going to afford www.herworldplus.com all this shopping? By managing your finances – with help from our guide, $ Mistakes Not to Make At Every Age (page 286). Or, be inspired by a Yuppie v2.0 (Meet the Yuccies, page 282) and turn your hobby into a money-making business. One of the four we feature crafts mobile phone holders and watch straps from exotic leathers, and earns up to $25k a month. Wow!
In between all that shopping, indulge in the latest carnivorous offerings (Prime rib-eye! Slow-marinated chicken with truffle butter! Burgers!) featured in All About the Meats (page 296). Because nobody diets in November. Or December. Only in January, we say.
PEARLYN THAM Editor
Pg 108 Look who just rolled out of bed – and into a party.
Pg 297 Saturday Night Roasts, anyone?
Pg 114 Emote with your ears.
Pg 116 The easiest way to wear sparkle is on your feet. Really.
Pg 192 Stock up on some shimmery eye makeup already.
WHO SAID THIS? “My blood count was so low, the veins in my arms had no blood in them.“ The (Ch)ill Factor (page 288)
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