We braved the rain for a most satisfying lunch at Tiong Bahru Estate. It's been a while since I last sat down for a chat with the girlfriend, without her daughter. The daughter is right at the age where she doesn't allow us to talk among ourselves and not pay her any attention, not even for 5 minutes. Heh. As fond as I am of her little girl, I also miss having the girlfriend to myself once in a while.
We had somewhere else to go, but there was a little bit of time to hop over to nana & bird where Jeremiah Ang of J.Myers Company had set up the workbench for the afternoon's showcase. In the recent years, I'm making a concerted move away from big-name designer labels. Perhaps I'll still get those here and there, if I fall in love with something. However, ask me to choose between a Mulberry and an Ananas identically priced, or a Prada or an Ethan K, chances are, I'll pick the latter. Put an Hermès in front of me, and I'll say, no thank you, I'm done.
It's really not difficult to persuade me to open up the wallet when you put the phrases 'handmade' and 'Singapore designer' together. My only criteria- the quality must be present, and the workmanship ought to be dedicated and delicate. If a product from an independent designer/artist possesses quality, then it doesn't matter which country the label is from. And as long as our talented Singapore designers continuing creating beautiful pieces of work, I'll wear made-in-Singapore products from head to toe.
So yes, today I went with an intention to buy, if something caught the eye. There were some stuff on display, and others in-the-making. I like many things, but I won't buy them unless I fall in love. Something did catch my eye. I'll leave you to guess what they are. :)