There is something about a vacation that seduces us into leaving our everyday cares behind. Indulge its advances and it takes you on amazing journeys around the world, romancing you and,like a whirlwind love affair, invites you to find yourself or lose yourself.
These journeys have inspired sleepwear label Les Affaires’ vacation-themed Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
The collection features chemises, dresses, camisoles and shorts made with organic bamboo yarn, rayon and modal that drape delicately over the body to create soft silhouettes that are right at home on a daybed or by the pool. The light, breathable fabrics make these pieces must-haves if you’re packing for a resort vacation or just lounging at home.
Last week, Les Affaires held a cosy media event at One Degree 15 Marina Club, Sentosa. The weather was forecasted to be a rainy day with thunderstorm, but we were so grateful that the weather turned out Sunny and warm… A perfect day out for a vacation!
A Fashion show was lined up for the event with lots of chattering and of course, fantastic Canape served by the club.
Here’s a view of the Boater’s Bar, where event was held:
The Les Affaires team added some touches of a summer vacation with props such as the hammock, which we filled with a customized mini luggage, journal and also a vintage camera!
Les Affaires Buntings
12pm– We were all occupied hours before the event. While some of us were busy prepping the event area, the most important people backstage, our professional hair and makeup sponsors, were busy beautifying the models for the show.
Official Hair Sponsor: Essensuals Bugis
The hairstylists from Essensuals created big romantic curls for the models. It was not an easy job to make those curls last because Caucasians have super fine hair and they usually fall flat really fast in humid weather like ours. But we were glad that the hairstyles lasted! Thank you Essensuals.
Official Makeup Sponsor: Makeover Magix
Rezani Ramli, owner of Makeover Magix, headed the team to create a bright candy-colored look for the models. Bright, intense yellow was applied on the eyes and sweet glossy pink on the lips.
Makeover Magix also specializes in Airbrush Makeup technology and Rezani was so nice to have offered to use it on our models. The effect- Flawless!
4.30pm– Arrival of Medias and Guests at the reception
We were honored to have Jazz singer/celebrity, Alicia Pan, with us for the event.
Mingling around with the guests
Les Affaires Brand Manager, Lead Designer and Vice president
Canapes were freshly prepared and delicately presented. We could not forget how good the Creme Brulee tasted…. ‘Yummylicous’!
Tri-color vegetable sticks with avocado dips
Marinated salmon tulip with caviar and Foie Gras
Our gorgeous Emcee, Annabel, in Les Affaires Fruity punch collection.
Chilling out at Boater’s Bar
(Left 2) Sutra Magazine, MUA Rezani, MUA Karen
Annabel makes a warm welcome speech
Annabel emphasizes the importance of sleeping pretty with Les Affaires which has designs not only marrying the European fashion trends with everyday practical comfort, but are also perfect for Singapore’s tropical climate. No more ‘vintage-looking’ loose Tees and shorts!
Let the Show Begin!
We present you Spring/summer 2012, inspired by the romance and charm of a European summer vacation by the water’s edge...
Fruity Punch (Spring): A playful range in yellow and pale mauve colourways, adorned with butterfly prints. Key looks include a maxi dress and a toga dress with a single shoulder tie that can be worn in different ways, a flutter yoke dress and palazzo lounge pants.
Sun-Kissed (Spring): Ethereal yellow and cashmere blue welcome the spring blooms and create a flattering princess-seamed chemise, a versatile camisole and a long-sleeved dress trimmed with delicate lace along the neckline.
Adorez-Moi (Summer): A romantic range in mellow rose. Key looks include an empire dress with lace trimmings, a butterfly-sleeved top and a top and bottom set.
Femme Fatale (Summer):A gorgeous Persian Jewel-blue and coquettish sheer elements are used to create a backless dress with see-through lace at the waist and a baby doll dress layered over with cream stretch tulle.
Dotty Potflower (Summer):A range inprimrose pink with key looks that include elasticated shorts with chiffon trimmings at the hem and a tank top with a sheer yoke front.
Forever Young (Spring): Strips of lace in different widths characterize the Forever Young range, creating the illusion of layers. It features a tank top and shorts set, a chemise dress and a tunic top in a sweet blend of vapor blue and nude.
Alicia Pan, made a special appearance, performing to the beat of the song ‘Fever’. She is a superb jazz singer and did anyone say she looks like Maggie Q?
After the whimsical fashion show and chilling out in the sun with Alicia Pan, the medias proceeded to the Media Preview area for the collection showcase.
Media Preview Lounge
Mini Luggage customized in Les Affaires Vacation design
7pm– As much as we had enjoyed ourselves, the day has to come to an end.
At Les Affaires, we believe that being well prepared for sleep is important to a good night’s rest, and dressing right is no less necessary than moisturizing before getting into bed. Remember to include Les Affaires sleepwear into your Vacation checklist!
The Les Affaires team would like to thank the following sponsors: