A toast to some of our favourite VIPs, or Very Influential Partygoers (from left): Musician Narelle Kheng, actress Fiona Xie, cultural impresario Tracy Phillips, eco advocate and Female collective member Aarika Lee, boutique stationer Jaime Lee, branding whizz and Female collective member Charmaine Seah, and DJ Ginette Chittick.
First, take over a shophouse-turned-club on colourful Neil Road that no one would have expected as the party venue. Next, overhaul it into a ’70s-style nightclub christened Studio 45, complete with a 2.6m-tall rotating floral installation and 5m-long mirror wall for selfies. Add out-of-the-box experiences like a temporary tattoo studio, fragrance-meets-cocktail bar and Instagram-worthy, Pantone chart-inspired dessert room that also offered lipstick touch-ups and foundation matches. Pull in Singapore’s most sought-after indie disco DJ to helm the decks, then let the 230 guests made up of the most stylish and daring names from the creative scene bring the house down. Here, snapshots from a night to remember, featuring Female’s front row crowd.
Clockwise from top left: Female’s designer Hisyam Rahman (left) and writer Keng Yang Shuen beret twinning; the always fashionably colourful trio of publicist Parveen Hassanbhai (left), community manager Gabrielana Song (middle) and creative consultant Nicole Wong; Hugo brand manager Hong Yu Ran striking a pose; ditto Aarika Lee (left) with her rapper husband Thelioncityboy and creative consultant Tracy Phillips; what’s a great party without a dance off; and a sampling of the temporary jagua ink tattoos guests could get at Converse’s tattoo parlour in the attic. Opposite from far left: Azzurra La Mantia – owner of Joo Chiat vintage boutique A Vintage Tale – and video editor/producer/art director Johanna Frederica Vlaminck looking like they just walked out of a Paolo Sorrentino movie with their vintage Gucci Bamboo tote and Jean Paul Gaultier look respectively.
Clockwise from top left: Rappers Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba dropped a surprise performance; Charmaine Seah getting treated to a Gold Manhattan cocktail prepared with Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve by Diageo’s Spirited Encounters; a candid moment between model mum-and-daughter duo Wendy Jacobs and Iman Fandi; HR executive Adrian Ho – known for his faceless OOTDs – in his element (and Comme des Garcons); private investor Wendy Long (left) and fashion fiend Jamie QQ channelling high fashion Club Kids; a sweet moment on the dance floor between realtor couple Javier Ang and Debbie Kate Loo; TV host Amanda Chaang busting moves on the dance floor platform; and artist Polina Korobova aka Glitter Queen doing the same amid the crowd.
Clockwise from top left: Surrender’s creative manager Mae Tan (left) and PR manager/Female collective member Guan Min adding to the cool factor; art director Johanna Frederica Vlaminck feeling the disco fever; choreographer Lee Shie Yar mashing up her signature dreads with plaid for the night; rapper Mean.XS getting jiggy with his Dior Saddle; indie songstress Celine Autumn going tropical with her dress and yuzu-infused cocktail from the Karl Lagerfeld fragrance bar; jeweller Carolyn Kan and her Max. Tan tartan kimono jumpsuit that’s perfect for dancing; Female collective member and founder of Tiger Paper Press Emily Loke bringing the fantasy factor with her Jil Sander tulle dress; and Female editor-in-chief Noelle Loh when she’s in good spirits.
Clockwise from top left: Indie musician Joanne Cheah getting a beauty break at Estee Lauder’s Pantone chart-inspired dessert room that featured chocolate fondue fountains, as well as swatch matches of the brand’s Double Wear foundation; the 2.6m-tall rotating installation by botanical design studio Humid House that became the centrepiece of the dance floor; a cocktail from the Karl Lagerfeld bar that was inspired by its new Bois de Yuzu scent and stamped with the silhouette of the Kaiser; style fiend/communication lecturer Fiona Siew getting her fill of the local street food-influenced canapes Luxe Catering specially customised for us, Singapore’s only 100-per-cent-conceptualised-in-Singapore women’s fashion magazine; the Golden Apple cocktail featuring Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, apple reduction and citrus, one of three cocktails created by Spirited Encounters for the night; and celebrity makeup artist Clarence Lee getting inked at Converse’s temporary tattoo studio. Opposite: The playlist by Adrian Wee of the DJ collective Poptart and music-forward marketing company Never.sg spanned the Spice Girls to Whitney Houston, and got partygoers wild.
Clockwise from top left: Marketing manager Daniela Caccia (left) and publicist Sandra Cameron mingling amid the botanical display that Humid House created to lend irreverence to the velvet curtain-flanked tunnel leading to the dance floor; Female’s senior designer Adeline Eng added to the evening’s headwear variety (PS. the dress code was “F-fabulous”); DJ Adrian Wee of Never.sg even got the slick crowd up onto the platform behind the console; Female Collective member Guan Min (left) and model Fiona Fussi letting loose; alt Instagram style star Fuli Gao (in red) and friends digging Converse’s pop-up tattoo parlour; and shiny, happy people (from left) artist Polina Korobova, musician Narelle Kheng and drummer Ritz Ang. Opposite, from left: The wardrobe inspo for stylist Shimin Poh, singer Ysa Yaneza, and photographer Jasmin Liew was alternative Charlie’s Angels (the Cameron Diaz/Drew Barrymore remake).
Photography Jasper Yu and Angela Guo