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A Fashion Workshop with Noël Caleb

Noël Caleb is a homegrown fashion label with its beliefs in the spirit of Christmas and devotion. This brainchild of Eileen Yap (she juggles the biz on top of 3 young kids! *gasp*) has proven itself to be an up-and-coming brand you should keep your eyes on!

Each collection echos a distinctive theme which translates into stylish designs, figure-enhancing cuts, comfortable fabrics and textures. To kick-start the brand new year, the Noël Caleb team put together the first event of the year, specially for bloggers and people who love fashion (who doesn’t?!). noel caleb fashion blogger wkshop 23Jan'13 poster

20130220-160045.jpg Eileen welcomed us at a spanking new hideout (the event location was kept under covers till a couple of days before!), The Co, which will be officially launched on 1st March 2013! Nice cosy space, I’d say! Great for private events or parties. We started with a round of introductions about ourselves and our blogs, and, guest speaker, Juliana Chong, shared with us the challenges and sacrifices she went through to establish a successful lifestyle blog. That’s extra inspiration to everyone! Following that, Eileen shared with us various fashion pieces and gave tips on how to wear them, and we ended the night with a preview of the latest Garden of Eden collection (outfits in above pics). Check out what else caught my eye!

20130220-160057.jpgWeaved clutches made from recyled materials! Aren’t they pretty?
#OOTD: Vintage silk top, from Mum / Cigarette pants, Bysi / Shoes, Melissa X Jason Wu / Owl necklace, gift / Ring, BKK / Men’s watch, Calvin Klein

20130220-163834.jpgThere are 4 collections to-date (The Ballerina Diaries, Honey in a Rock, Teddy Girls, Garden of Eden) and these pretty pieces above are really nice! Can totally imagine myself in them, if you know what I mean. They are actually wearable in public for normal folks like you and I, unlike some catwalk collections which… will only look good on supermodel figures and when strutting down the runway.
Top row (L-R): Paloma (sleeves), Rowena top, Anastasia bottom, Jasper outer, Onyx top, Morganite skirt, Terry dress (2 versions – black, blue). Bottom row (L-R): Georgie top, Reggie bottom, Pyrus top, Hyacinth top, Hoya outer, Gingko skirt.

 Noël Caleb’s next collection: Jonah, with inspirations behind it based on a character who is defiant and has gone through several stormy episodes in life, thanks to her rebellious nature, eventually learning as a person. This collection is brought to you by their Associate Prog participants Loretta Chen, Katarina Ketty Yeo and Sophie!

Psst! We’ve got insider news that it’s gonna be launched next month! Don’t forget to look out for it!

 PLUSSS: Have you been brewing that broth of creative passion for fashion and dreamt of seeing those sketches or conjured designs come to live?? Noël Caleb has something exciting in store for you! 


Thumbs up to this local label – it’s heartening to see homegrown labels grow and make a name for themselves. Support local brands and talents, peeps! :)

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