Saturday, February 2, 2008

After a Long Hiatus

I must apologise for the long hiatus. I've been... busy. You know, a true fashionista is seldom ever free, so many soirees, parties, shopping trips, day outs at salons... simply so much to do and so little time! But abandoning you loyal readers like this is just simply unacceptable! And a girl about town must always have her manners around her and so, many apologies.

Anyway, I've heard news about how almost every girl's dream store, H&M, has plans to open in Singapore probably either late this year or early next year. Now, don't get me wrong, I do love H&M, yes I do. In fact, it's one of my favorite fashion treasure troves and I always leave with huge bags of gorgeous clothes and a very satisfied smile.

Now that I hear its planning to make it way to Singapore, I am, least to say, perturbed. H&M has always been every fashionista's secret pleasure, where they can find get great chic buys for a fraction of the cost which they otherwise would have to pay for. If you are wondering why some girls seem to have giant wardrobes where they seem to have a never-ending supply of clothes, well, now you know. And don't go thinking, big deal, who wants those when I can afford better? Ah, that's where you're wrong, sweetheart. The likes of sienna miller, rachel bilson and supermodel chanel iman has been spotted out and about in H&M togs, flaunting it proudly too. That goes to show, affordable doesn't have to mean cheap.

But back to my point. H&M making its way to Singapore should then considerably warm my heart and fill me with hope for my burgeoning wardrobe, no? Humph. Far from it. The sole reason I escape to other countries for my shopping is because, let's face it, clothes in Singapore is pretty much too boring or too repetitive, with the same styles replicating itself gazillions of times everywhere. Let's just say I absolutely HATE the idea of seeing what I have on someone else. Especially if it appears on someone who looks less than fabulous in it. Shudder.

And what is worse is that H&M is so much more value-for-money than most other high street brands like Zara, Mango or Topshop, and what this means is that tons and i do mean TONS of people will flock to H&M. You can guess what happens next. The dearth of H&M as a veritable fashion treasure trove for every other Jane and Amy will be wearing clothes from there. Darn. Does this mean I will have to start looking high end?

This is depressing. I need some spa therapy ASAP. Now, which one should I go for, the soothing ginger camomile wrap or the sinful dark chocolate facial? Hmmm...

Till next time,

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