Isn't it strange how things kinda come together randomly, all at once? :)
I was invited by Cynthia (guest blogger on YSK & in charge of most things!) to attend Harith Iskander's 'To Know Malaysia is to Laugh Malaysia!' launch event on a fine Saturday afternoon, only to meet with Joyce (Kinky Blue Fairy) for the very first time & to be invited to the launch of Love, Bonito's store in Publika which she emceed for! :)
A little about Love, Bonito.
They're the pioneering online fashion retail label in Singapore. Driven by a shared passion to empower women through style, Love, Bonito has earned a reputation for expertly striking a balance between style and affordability. Having emerged onto Singapore’s online fashion retail scene in 2006 as a humble blog shop, Love, Bonito has since been showered with accolades of awards ranging from “Best Blog Shop” at the Asia Pacific Blog Awards in 2009, to the coveted SME Asia Award 2013/2014 awarded by The Asian Business Journal and The Trade and Industry Association.
Now those are quite a bunch of hefty achievements aren't they!
The two founders, Rachel & Viola respectively.
In their retail space in Publika. It's a lovely little clean & cozy nook, so be sure to check it out!
In conjunction with the launch of their store in Publika, Love, Bonito also took to opportunity to create a capsule collection with the ever popular blogger, Cheesie of Cheeserland!
From left: Rachel, Cheesie & Viola.
This fashion show is a special treat for all us Malaysians, as all of Cheesie's 8 delightful Autumn pieces will be debuted in their pop-up store in Publika before being officially launched on the Love, Bonito website! We've also been informed that once a design is sold out, they will not be remaking it anymore so you can be assured that you'll be one of the lucky few who managed to snag that piece!
Two of my favourite looks from Cheesie x Love, Bonito collection! I love the monochromatic tropical inspired prints! They work perfectly with Fall & doesn't help that I am going through a totally monochromatic phase. ;)
Here are a couple of pieces from Love, Bonito's main collection that I am currently loving!
Crop tops & midi skirts! They're all the rage, so get on board already! ;)
Flirty short lengths!
A gorgeous side split chiffon dress with a half back cut out! This dress is moving FAST both on Love, Bonito's website and their retail space. Four people in a wedding have been spotted in this dress in various shades! :O
Chillin' before the show. :)
Left: With Amber Chia! She's wearing the gorgeous half backless slit dress that I wanted. So I went back to buy it. :P
Right: With Joyce! Thanks for the invite & totally digging her outfit. All from Love, Bonito btw!
Tried to look for that top only to find out it's sold out in my size already!
Our lovely emcee for the night! Totally adorable & I thought she did a great job! :)
It is an amazing & wonderful story of how a small Singaporean blog shop managed to grow into such a huge fashion label!
Last year itself, Love, Bonito closed the FIDé Fashion Week 2013 with her exclusive ready-to-wear collection in collaboration with Parisian haute couturier, Julien Fournié, propelling the online brand to international fashion label status.
For this year, Kuala Lumpur is the first stop in Love, Bonito’s greater journey to empower women throughout the Southeast Asian region through sharing their passion for style.
Aside from the main Love, Bonito line, the online retail giant offers a wholesome range of apparel under 6 house labels to cater to every woman’s need, style and occasion. The labels include Basics by Love, Bonito, Covet by Love, Bonito, Swimwear, Petite, Bridesmaids and soon to be launched Maternity line. There simply is just something for everyone!
With sizes ranging from XS-L you're sure to find something that fits & looks good on you! Be sure to hit up their store in Publika to check out all the sizes before embarking on a frenzy online shopping spree on their website! Not all of their items online are available in the stores, so be sure to check them out in Publika first & do try out a couple of Cheesie x Love, Bonito's collection! I'm loving the tropical monochromatic prints!
At the moment, their pop-up store in Publika doesn't accept credit cards payment yet, so be sure to come ready with cash. Prices are from RM50 - RM150.
And finally, my full Outfit of the Day! :)
Told ya I was going through a monochromatic phase and also working the sulky look, since I was all dressed up in black. :)
Shoes: Zalora Marketplace
Watch the full show!
Store: Publika Shopping Gallery, Lot No 15, Level G2, Publika, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur (Same row as MPH)
Photos are credit to Nicholas Teh @ Nickster Pixels, Love, Bonito & Clarence Chua @ Theater of Sound.
Till next time,
Wei Ni out! ;)
Wei Ni (a.k.a Guest Blogger for YSK)
Edited by YourShoppingKaki :)