Acne And Scarring Keeping You From Having Picture-Perfect Skin? The Clifford Clinic Is Here To Help

Confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. While they say confidence comes from within, being the best version of ourselves outwardly doesn’t hurt!

This month, DiscoverSG ambassadors Shivon, Diana and Kimberley made a trip to The Clifford Clinic to better understand their skin and learn how they can address their various skin concerns.

With over 15 years of experience in Aesthetic Medicine, the doctors at The Clifford Clinic assure that you are in skillful hands, and that you will receive nothing less than services of the highest quality.

The Clifford Clinic strongly believes in carrying out minimally invasive aesthetic procedures, striving to deliver natural-looking results with little to no downtime. This means you can get back to your daily routine in no time at all!

Dr Gerard Ee, the main aesthetics doctor at The Clifford Clinic, examined our ambassadors’ skin and recommended the best treatment for them, based on their different skin concerns.

Diana tried the Q Switch Laser Treatment while Shivon tried the VBeam Laser Treatment.

Our Experience – Q Switch Laser Treatment

The Q Switch Laser Treatment is a safe and effective laser treatment with no down time or discomfort. It helps with the rejuvenation of your skin, treating conditions such as wrinkles, acne, acne scars, large pores, pigmentation, and spider veins. It can even remove tattoos and birthmarks!

Due to her acne concerns, Diana had a go at the Q Switch Laser Treatment.

According to Dr Ee, Q Switch is one of the most technologically advanced lasers. It is FDA approved and clinically proven to work for the removal of both superficial and deep hyperpigmentation lesions.

“At first, it was scary because I didn’t know what to expect, but I felt calmer after Dr Ee’s reassurance that it was going to be a comfortable experience. Indeed, it was painless and just a tiny bit ticklish on the skin. It felt like little sparks of static electricity were hovering over my face!” – Diana

Dr Ee explained that the number of sessions needed vary from person to person. Nevertheless, the skin should look finer, smoother, brighter and clearer after about 3 to 4 weeks of this 15-min procedure!

Other long term benefits of this procedure include reduced damage from sun exposure as well as boosting of the skin’s collagen and elastin levels.

Our Experience – Vbeam Laser Treatment

Let’s move on to Shivon’s experience!

Her primary concern was the red pigmentation at the sides of her nose. Dr Ee explained that these were broken capillaries (tiny broken veins) that caused a persistent redness and that could also be a sign of ageing.

The VBeam Laser Treatment is done with a pulsed-dye laser, with long pulses of bursts of light onto the skin. While the bursts of light are intense, they are gentle on the skin.

The long pulses deliver laser energy to targeted blood vessels without adversely affecting the surrounding tissue. The treated blood vessels are then gradually absorbed by the body during the body’s natural healing process.

“This feels more intense than the treatment Diana had! Even though it hurts a little when the laser hits the skin, it happened in a split second and ended as soon as it started. The laser felt non-invasive as there weren’t any marks or discomfort, and I could continue with my usual activities (out in the sun) right after the session.”

Dr Ee shared that the Vbeam laser is extremely safe and effective, and has even been used successfully on infants and children with more delicate skin. It can treat skin concerns such as broken capillaries, acne scars, spider veins on the leg, stretch marks and Rosacea.

Overall, our visit to The Clifford Clinic was pleasant and enriching. Dr Ee was thorough in his explanation of each treatment, how they work, and their benefits.

The clinic only uses state of the art equipment along with the best skincare products. With that, plus the attentive care and professionalism from the doctors, you can be rest assured that you will receive the most effective and comfortable treatment your skin needs!

The Clifford Clinic
Address: 24 Raffles Place #01-03 Clifford Centre, Singapore 048621
Contact no.: 6532 2400

Healing Touch Is The Busy Millennial’s Solution To Stubborn Fat And Difficult Skin

We millennials are a busy bunch. Between sitting on our butts all day, balancing school, work, our social lives and the 101 other commitments we keep these days, there are definitely some things that fall by the wayside, including our fitness, skin health, and sometimes, even our general well-being.

Who has the time to hit the gym three times a week or to religiously go through a 5-step skin routine? Well, every now and then, it’s good to stop, take a break, and find a fix for some of the things you’ve been neglecting until now.

If you’re all about quick fixes when it comes to your weight, skin, or if you just want to purge your body of all the tiredness within it, Healing Touch has your back. The beauty chain whose core services include facials, massages and slimming has won awards from CLEO, Women’s Weekly and TripdAdvisor, sealing its status as a peoples’ favourite.

Its staff are friendly and highly experienced, they use quality products and the latest technologies. And the best part? It won’t cost you a bomb!

Last week, I popped by the branch in Orchid Country Club to give its slimming treatment and facials a go and this was what went down.

Slimming Treatment

The slimming treatment I tried was the Slim Lipo-Laser Treatment ($230 excl. GST) and the staff there guaranteed—as they do with all their first time customers—that I would lose 5cm around my waist. A little bit skeptical at first, I went for it and wound up losing a total of 8.5cm within the 60 minute session! I was definitely surprised by the results.

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The treatment uses a machine called a ‘Lipo Laser’. During the treatment, after the skin is prepped with a Complex AHA fruit acid, a total of 8 laser light emitting plates are strapped across the tummy region. It sounds scary, but trust me, it isn’t!

The lasers penetrate the skin, targeting fat cells and releasing water and free fatty acid. This effectively causes the fat cells to “shrink”, which is how you lose the inches around your tummy! After this, the slimming therapist conducts a Manual Lymph Drainage massage to flush out all that water and nasty toxins that was released earlier.

The heat from the metal plates can be a little painful, especially if you’re on or near the beginning/end of your period (like I was), because the skin tends to be more sensitive during this time. Don’t try to bear with it like I did! Feel free to let the attentive staff know if it’s too hot, and she will make adjustments accordingly.

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As the lasers were working away at “melting” my fats, the therapist went through a questionnaire to find out more about my lifestyle habits—how much water I drink, how often I exercise, etc.—as well as my weight loss goals—what my goal weight is, when was the last time I was at my goal weight, etc.

When the session was over, we had a short consultation where she advised me on how to lead a healthier lifestyle, and made sure I had realistic expectations when it came to achieving and maintaining my goal body, i.e. it takes a total lifestyle change. Slimming treatments without any accompanying changes to your nutritional habits or exercise frequency won’t do the trick, especially not in the long run.

While the Lipo-Laser Treatment is definitely a quick fix when you need it, I think it’s great that Healing Touch employs a holistic approach toward weight loss, providing nutritional coaching and motivating customers to live healthier beyond just administering the treatment, so they can better achieve their goal physiques.


For the facial, I tried the NEO Energy Advanced Facials ($226 excl. GST), a 90 minute bespoke facial where you get to use 2 of 5 cutting edge technologies, depending on your skin issues.

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The 5 are Meso Infusion, which facilitates the penetration of serum for more hydrated, firmer skin; D-Sonic Deep Cleansing for a deep clean of the skin; Sonic Muscle Toning for firming and lifting; LED Multi-Purpose, to promote the production of collagen; as well as Bio-Mask Refining, to minimize pores as well as to brighten.

Because the beautician identified uneven skin tone, blackheads and enlarged pores as my key skin issues, she recommended Meso Infusion and Bio-Mask Refining. The treatment was so relaxing I actually fell asleep!

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After giving my face a thorough double cleanse, as well as a routine extraction, the beautician applied a customized serum to my face and gently massaged it in using the Neo Energy Mesotherapy probe which was tuned to the optimal frequency for penetration (Meso Infusion).

Next, she applied 6 pairs of electrodes to the face through a face mask. While the positive ion plates helped with detoxification and removal of dirt and oil, the negative ion plates helped with the delivery of the active ingredients of the serum used, as well as with brightening the face and the minimizing of pores (Bio-Mask Refining).

What struck me as quite unique about the facials here was that they pluck your eyebrows as part of the treatment. I was so surprised I actually asked “Is this part of the facial?” when the beautician offered to pluck them! Aside from that, the facial included a face and shoulder massage—again, an unexpected touch, but definitely a plus by me.

All the products used were lightly and beautifully scented and felt super luxurious, and as promised, at the end of the treatment, my pores were noticeably smaller and my skin felt soft and youthful again!

From my experience, it’s clear to see that the staff at Healing Touch are truly dedicated to serving its customers. With a strong no hard-selling policy, you don’t have to worry about having to commit to anything you’re not comfortable with. Whether it’s slimming, a facial, or a relaxing massage you’re in for, you’ll sure to leave feeling very, very satisfied.

Healing Touch
Outlets: Healing Touch has seven branches islandwide. Click Healing Touch 
Instagram: @healingtouchspasg

5 Best No Fuss Lightweight Foundation Every Singaporean Gal Should Know

Lightweight foundation that feels like skin is the cornerstone to achieving that perfect no-makeup look. On top of every Singaporean gal’s hectic and busy schedule, the hot and humid weather in Singapore is another reason to choose skin-like foundation. After all, who can enjoy a day out with a clammy and muggy face?

Discover SG has scoured this sunny island to bring you the best lightweight foundation that will give you ample coverage and a natural luminous glow.

1. Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream

The Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream is perfect for those who require only light coverage for a day-to-day basis.

Its non-oily lightweight formula contains 3 colour correcting pigments that reduce redness, smooth away dark pigments, and brighten your complexion.


2. Sephora Collection Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation

The Sephora Collection Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation is certainly a solid contender in our ‘battle of the lightweight foundation’.

Credit: Available at Sephora

3. Clio Kill Cover Realest Wear Moist Foundation

Want to look like you ‘woke up this way’ and made no effort in putting on makeup?

The Clio Kill Cover Realest Wear Moist Foundation, like its name, creates a natural moist finish that looks as real as healthy, dewy, and young skin.


Credit: 5. Chanel Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup SPF 15

Described to be the ‘source of youth and light’, Chanel Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Foundation instantly revives tired, dull complexion and leaves your skin looking visibly rested, radiant and youthful.

Although the formula is slightly sheer, it is easily build-able to provide higher coverage, and a darling to blend for a stunning second-skin finish.

Credit:Hair-d Enough Of Bad Hair Days? These DIY Treatments Are Cheap And They Really Work!

8 Awesome Valentine’s Day Dinner And Gift Ideas For A Truly Special Date

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with it comes another opportunity to appreciate our partners—after all, we can never do it enough. It’s a time to celebrate love, to forgive past quarrels, to thank, and to simply enjoy the presence of one another.

Every couple has their own Valentine’s day traditions. Some of us like to pamper our partners’ with a fancy meal, some of us like to exchange gifts, and for some of us, it’s just another day—aside from the fact that there are loving couples everywhere you look.

If you’re still at a loss as to what to do with your special guy or girl this Valentine’s day, here are some places you can consider for your dining, outfit and gifting needs!

1. Romantic Dinner

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Guys, if you want to look sharp on V-Day, why not make a stop at T.M.Lewin. With sales of up to 70% off, you might as well get your Chinese New Year shopping done there too!

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And ladies, we haven’t missed you out. Wang Edition is having a massive price slash on its clothing as well, so you’re sure to walk away with a stylish ensemble yourself!

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Remember, at the end of the day, Valentine’s day is about spending time with the one you love. Whether you go to a fancy restaurant or just want to take a walk down the festively dressed Orchard Road, what makes the occasion special is the company of each other.

So, don’t stress over where to eat, what to wear, and what to give the guy or girl you love. As long as it comes straight from your heart, your partner is sure to appreciate it!

This season, Orchard Central wants to treat all its shoppers (single or attached) to some amazing giveaways!

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Please visit Best Brunch Spots In Singapore For The Non-Early Risers

Dress To Impress: Dress Rental Below $200 So You Look Good All Day, Every Day!

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A special occasion is around the corner and you open your wardrobe to decide what to wear to impress your other half, your colleagues, or your friends. Looking at the array of clothes in different colours and lengths, you can’t help but wail “I have nothing to wear!”

Sounds familiar? Before you think of stepping out to buy another frock, we have a better solution for you.

Why buy when you can rent?

Buying a gorgeous dress for a special occasion costs more than $200, takes up space in your wardrobe, and you’ll probably only wear it once.

Here, we share with you the best dress rental services so you can search for that perfect frock at an affordable price.

Affordable Dress Rental Services

1. Rent A Dress

Rent A Dress has a wide range of dresses sourced internationally, including cult labels such as Self Portrait, Notte by Marchesa and ML by Monique Lhuillier.

Your dress comes pressed, saving you trouble!

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2. Covetella

Founded in 2015, Covetella celebrated its one year anniversary last year.

This premium online rental service has dresses categorised according to the occasion – cocktail party, prom night, wedding etc. There are hundreds of styles for you to choose from.

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Some of you may be familiar with dress rental service Love Potion, which was established in 2005.

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Love Potion specialises in evening dresses and bridesmaid dresses. The best thing about Love Potion is that it offers plus sized dresses, up to XXXL.

Love Potion
14 Scotts Road #04-58, Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
Tel: +65 6735 3870
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Some of the designer dresses that caught our eye were Halson Heritage’s long, flowing chiffon gowns and Adriana Papell’s sexy and slinky gowns.

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When you visit the Style Lease website, remember to check out their sale section with discounts of up to 50%!

Style Lease
86B Circular Road, Singapore 049438
Showroom Opening Hours: 12 – 3pm, 6 – 9pm Wed – Fri, 10am – 2pm on Sat
Rental enquiries: [email protected]g
Fitting appointments: +65 9115 9091

Finding that perfect dress can be easy peasy with our guide. A to-die-for designer dress is within your reach with these dress rental services. Cheers to looking good at an affordable price!

Also, read 6 Cafes So Fancy Even Your Atas Friend Will Approve

Hair-d Enough Of Bad Hair Days? These DIY Treatments Are Cheap And They Really Work!

Let’s be honest, hair is crazy important. The right haircut can make you look younger, fresher and compliment your features. For most of us, our hair is literally our crowning glory and when your hair refuses to look good it can be pretty annoying!

To help your hair be just a little more cooperative, we’ve gathered a few hair treatments you can do in the comfort of your home! Pop by the supermarket for these really simple at home hair treatments!

For Dry/Damaged Hair

1. Avocado

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Everyone knows bananas are the best snack on the move. They’re perfect if you’re craving for a sugary treat and they’re rich in fibre! But did you know that olive oil and bananas make a great hair mask for dry and damaged hair too!?

  1. Put a banana into a blender and grind to a smooth, lump-free puree.
  2. Add a tablespoon of olive oil into the pureed banana. Give it another whirl in the blender. You should get a frothy mixture!
  3. Apply the banana-olive oil mixture on every strand and your scalp. Let the hair mask sit for 10 – 15 minutes
  4. Rinse off mixture

DSG Tip: If you have dry hair but an oily scalp, it’s best to use this hair mask on your hair only and not your scalp!

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Tips for Dealing With Dry/Damaged Hair:

1. Conditioner Is Your Best Friend
After shampooing it’s essential to condition! Conditioner locks in the moisture and oils in your hair and if you’re always on the go, pick up a bottle of leave-in conditioner!

2. Keep Usage Of Heat Styling Tools To A Minimum
Styling tools like hair straighteners and curlers can really dry out your hair. If you’re dolling up for a special occasion remember to use a heat protectant spray!

3. Amp Up Your Post Wash Hair Care
Use a nourishing hair mask once a week, if you’re keen on walking out of the house with smooth and shiny hair opt for some hair oil. Not only does it keep your hair silky smooth, it also keeps away fizz and flyaways!

For Oily Hair

1. Lemon Juice

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Lemon juice has a high acidic pH which makes is the best option for oily hair! Best part? Lemons are pretty cheap and you can use them for so many other at home treatments! A simple hair mask for oily hair, this hair rinse uses just two ingredients!

  1. Take the juice from 1 lemon and add it to about 300ml of water, mix well.
  2. Use the lemon juice mixture as a rinse after shampoo!

DSG Tip: If you need more lemon juice – water mixture, mix the juice of 1 lemon to every 300ml of water!

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar isn’t as popular as it’s counterpart (vinegar), but it has its benefits! From deodorising smelly feet to reducing bloating, apple cider vinegar can do it all! A hair rinse that uses just one ingredient? Yes please!

  1. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water and mix well
  2. Rinse your hair with the mixture and let your hair sit for a few minutes
  3. Repeat this process at least three times a week to get hair that is shiny but not oily!

DSG Tip: Always use small amounts of vinegar or diluted apple cider vinegar, too much vinegar may actually be hazardous to your body!

3. Tea

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Tea doesn’t just go well with breakfast, it also has really great health benefits! Green tea is loaded with antioxidants which help with weight loss and lower cholesterol. This hair rinse isn’t just soothing it’s also good for your hair and scalp

  1. Boil some tea leaves in a cup of water.
  2. When the tea cools a little (the tea should be warm), apply it to your scalp.
  3. Let the tea sit for five minutes.
  4. Rinse and shampoo your hair to remove all the tea

DSG Tip: Black tea is a favourite for at home hair treatments!

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Tips for Dealing With Oily Hair:

1. Condition Only The Ends
Even with oily hair, you can’t skip conditioner! However we recommend using conditioner only on the ends of your hair!

2. Look For Shampoos That Say ‘For Oily Hair’ or ‘Clarifying’
The first step to combating oily hair is the shampoo you use. Certain shampoos might strip your hair of its natural oils and make your scalp produce even more sebum.

3. Limit Your Hair Brushing And Touching Your Hair
Excessive brushing actually stimulates the production of oil which isn’t the desired affect for someone who has oily hair! And that unconscious habit of touching your hair? It could actually be stimulating your scalp as well!

Beijing 101

But for those of you who would rather leave the hair care to a professionals (let’s be honest, some at home hair treatments can get pretty messy!), head on down to Beijing 101!

Not only do they have hair experts who are there to analyse your scalp, they’ll know exactly what your scalp needs! Using only the best ingredients and treatments derived from Traditional Chinese Medicines, Beijing 101 can help you combat a scalp that isn’t cooperating!

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Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11am – 9pm; Sat, Sun & PH 10am – 7pm (by appointment only)
Contact: 65588101

Also Read: Ambassador Highlights #4: Flight School, Alter Ego and Riverside Grilled Fish!

Ambassador Highlights #4: Flight School, Alter Ego and Riverside Grilled Fish!

Another month has just gone by so quickly (time really does fly at this time of the year)! We’re back for another monthly round-up of the events our ambassadors had the chance of dropping in on! From food tastings to ‘do not miss’ events our ambassadors were there to witness the fun and indulge in delicious eats! Here are some of November’s highlights!

1. Nail Deck

Freshly polished nails are a girl’s best friend.  Nail Deck is a new app that let’s you customise your own colour and virtually “try on” various hues. Lacquer Bar is the real life counterpart of Nail Deck. Mixing your customised nail polish by hand and in under 10 minutes!

Our ambassador, Diana, got a chance to witness the magic of her own customisable colour being made right in front of her very own eyes!

Head down to Lacquer Bar and get your customisable polish. Best part? They’re not too expensive at $11 for a 5-ml bottle and $16 for a 10ml it’s a steal considering you’ll be the only one donning your own masterpiece!

Want to find out more? Check out our article! Perfectly Nailing It! This Lacquer Bar Can Make Any Nail Polish Colour You Want

Nail Deck
Download the app

Lacquer Bar
Sarnies’ New Menu Packs A Solid Punch: From Curry Pasta To Overflowing Burgers!

Always Wanted To Be A Pilot? Get Your Licence To Fly Without Emptying Your Bank Account!

Flight School
Reignite The Magic Of Christmas On Orchard Road With ION’s Tiffany & Co. Xmas Tree!

5. Balvenie 

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The world’s most handcrafted single malt, Balvenie is renowned around the globe for their award winning malt whiskies.

Earlier this month, Balvenie teamed up with acclaimed photographer James Stroud to showcase the history and the culture behind Balvenie. The showcase’s art pieces highlighted the Balvenie distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.

Our ambassador, Janelle, dropped by the National Museum of Singapore to catch a glimpse of the Balvenie x James Stroud exhibition and experiencing the craft of making whiskey!

Want to find out more? Check out our article! The Balvenie x James Stroud Partnership Is A Shining Light For Craftsmen Worldwide

6. Alter Ego

Located at Esplanade, Alter Ego offers up both “clean eating” Poke Bowls that Poke Theory is known for as well as a more decadent selection of eats. Bar snacks like Loaded Taters and a mouth watering Chilli Cheese Dog make up the bulk of the menu at Alter Ego.

Our ambassador Nicole dropped by Alter Ego to indulge in some of the delicious (and seriously sinful) fare that Alter Ego is known for!

Best part about Alter Ego? It stays open pretty late and they offer a pretty wide selection of ciders, ales and draft beers!

Want to find out more? Check out our article! A Poke Theory’s Alter Ego Serves Up Irresistibly Sinful Food You Cannot Say No To

Alter Ego
Riverside Grilled Fish – For Lovers Of Tongue-Numbing And Spicy Ma La Goodness!

Riverside Grilled Fish
Raffles City Shopping Centre, #B1-06/07, 252 North Bridge Road
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm daily
Tel:  +65 6352 2035

If you’re looking to increase your brand’s awareness and you want to introduce products both old and new to more Singaporeans! Drop us an email at [email protected], we would love to work with you!

We’re also on the lookout for more ambassadors who are on the mission to discover the fun and exciting things in Singapore! If you love eating, shopping, and discovering new places in Singapore, just drop us an [email protected].

Also Read: Ambassador Highlights #3: DSG Meetup, Atlantis Fright Night and Singapore Fashion Week! 

Benjamin Barker 2016 Collection Ditches Its Usual Dapper Style For The Adventurous Traveller

Fashion Week 2016 has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can no longer enjoy some amazing fashion collections. Held at Zouk, Benjamin Barker X Fender showcased their highly anticipated collection. The artistic partnership between the two homegrown brands showcased urban and classic menswear for the urban cool guy.

Benjamin Barker Collection 2016

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Benjamin Baker’s newest collection is inspired by the insatiable traveler. Combining structured pieces with thoughtful details like hidden pockets and articulated sleeves. This year Benjamin Baker’s collection is all about stylish practicality.

Featuring materials like finely-woven Japanese cotton, water-repellant bonded cotton and premium bamboo cotton. For the traveler who wants to look effortlessly stylish, pieces from this classic menswear collection are a must have!

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Utilising 100% polyester fabric, the Anorak Windbreaker is the perfect garment for a run. A darted-pocket on the sleeve is fitted for a phone, eliminating the need for an armband. Featuring two additional hidden pockets, you’ll be hands-free when when you’re on the go!

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Benjamin Barker’s own take on the classic staple, sees it being re-engineered for the traveler. Maximum practicality and comfort, these chinos have maximum stretch. Perfect for cycling commuters and long plane rides!

Benjamin Barker 2016 Collection @ Zouk

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Benjamin Barker didn’t just showcase their collection of everyday wear. A highlight from this year’s collection are their more dapper pieces. Inspired by music from the Jazz era, the aesthetic is showcased through well-tailored blazers, suits and paints in Fall’s key colours.

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From brown and burgundy detailing to different shadings of blue across shirts and suits, this year’s collection of sharp suits and crisp shirts would be the perfect fit for any urban guy on the move.

We sent Timothy Kong down to Zouk to catch the Benjamin Barker X Feder Collection up close and personal! He had a blast watching this year’s Benjamin Barker Collection make their way down the runway!

Keen on getting your hands on this season’s must haves? Or if you’re on the look out for apparel that aren’t just all style and no substance Benjamin Barker has exactly what you need! With 10 outlets across the island, looking effortless stylish just got easier!

Also Read: 10 Labels You Need To Know From Singapore Fashion Week 2016

Mark Your Calendar – These 5 Online Shopping Sites Have EPIC Singles Day Sales!

If you’ve a huge fan on online shopping especially from sites like Alibaba and Tabao, you’d be getting ready to drop some major cash tomorrow! For the rest of us who aren’t so in the know, tomorrow (11/11) is Singles Day!

Singles Day

[caption id="attachment_18023" align="alignnone" width="840"]BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 10: (CHINA OUT) Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma attends the ceremony of 2015 Tmall 11.11 Global Shopping Festival at the Water Cube on November 10, 2015 in Beijing, China. Alibaba Group and Hunan television held a ceremony at the Water Cube (aka National Aquatics Center) for the 2015 Tmall 11.11 Global Shopping Festival which attracted consumers to shop on with discounts on November 11 which was also called the "Singles Day". (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) late 90s as a student tradition in China (supposedly it was started by some really lonely & single students). Starting out with groups of Uni students organising group activities on 11 November (11/11), by late 2000s, Singles Day was a “holiday” that most young urban Chinese youth were familiar with.

In 2009 however, Alibaba decided to monetise the holiday offering up HUGE sales every 11 Nov.  Fast forward to 2015 and several other Chinese e-commerce players like JD have jumped on the Singles Day Sales. Alibaba alone made $US14.3 billion during the sale (that’s a lot of single people)!

Since Singles Day is tomorrow, we’ve found 5 websites offering up AMAZING sales, best part? You don’t even have to be single!

1. Alibaba

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Of course Alibaba’s Singles Day Sale (also known as Double 11) this year is its biggest yet! With Flash Deals and products for almost everything, you’re bound to find something here that you have to get your hands on!

DSG Tip #1: Like a lot of online e-commerce platforms, you can’t guarantee the quality of the products. So be really careful!

2. Qoo10

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With 300 Flash Deal items up for grabs, Ezbuy is one site you have to keep your eyes on! Fill your carts now, because tomorrow items are getting slashed (up to x11)! Check out their different Sales Zones, like Brands Collection for discounted brand items and Super Sales where items are are going for 50% off!

DSG Tip #4: Fill your cart early, things run out really fast on Super Singles Day!

5. Shopee

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With Hourly Flash Deals offering 3 items every hour at incredible prices AND Timed Sales that offer up everything under the sun at slashed prices Shopee has the best deals if you’re looking for more popular brand names. Prices here are a bit pricier than the other websites but items here are known to be more reputable!

DSG Tip #5: Check out Shopee’s app if you’re on the go! You don’t have to miss out on amazing sales just because you’re at work or school!

With these 5 websites offering up everything from electronics to baby apparel, you’ll be too busy juggling websites and keeping your eyes on sales items to notice you’ve even single!

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Style With An Edge – Hardy Hardy F/W 2016 Will Bring Out Your Rebellious Side

Singapore Fashion Week has just passed us and while there were some amazing eye catching collections on the runway, one particular collection that caught our attention is Hardy Hardy!

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Hardy Hardy is all about embracing the young, spirited and rebellious wearer. While the street wear label does have a Dawn of the the Dead signature logo that is quite reminiscent of Ed Hardy’s skull motif, Hardy Hardy embodies a sense of urban cool than is pretty far from Ed Hardy’s signature looks.

Hardy Hardy Fall/Winter 2016 Collection 

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After taking a sneak peak at their Fall/Winter 2016 Collection, we must admit Hardy Hardy has definitely set a new bar for edgy cool street wear. While some of you might deem the street wear label as too dark and edgy for daily wear, you’d be surprised! Most of Hardy Hardy’s pieces are really versatile and gives your outfit the perfect edgy feel! Here are some pieces from the Fall/Winter 2016 Collection that are actually incredibly wearable (and they look amazing)!

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Let’s be honest, there’s really nothing more versatile than a denim jacket! Trade your regular blue denim jacket for this beauty! The metallic studs just gives off whole ‘kick ass’ vibe, pair with a summer dress if you’re feeling a little rebellious or dress up a laid back t-shirt and jeans look! Either way, this piece is a must have in any wardrobe!

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Edgy cool doesn’t always meaning donning an all-black outfit. Pairing their monochromatic outfits with pops of colour and we must say it looks amazing! And that velvet bomber jacket? It’s on our official Christmas Wishlist!

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The label’s Men’s Collection is all about all black urban cool ensemble. The men’s collection embodies a sense of mental toughness with a slight underlining vibe of poetic romanticism. Black studded and bomber jackets were a favourite feature at the brand’s Fall/Winter 2016 show, with minimal detailing and a rugged finish we can see why!

Hardy Hardy Signature Logo

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Looking to stand out from the crowd? With brand’s  jacket embossed with the brand’s signature logo you’ll definitely be the envy of the crowd! Paired with a simple t-shirt and jeans or with a flirty summer dress, either way this the only edgy cool jacket you’ll ever really need!

With versatile pieces that have the perfect balance of urban cool and street edge, Hardy Hardy is the perfect label to bring out the rebellious side of you!

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