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Poh Heng’s latest ORO22 in Moonlight Glow

 
Here’s a #throwback #QOTD worth revisiting. Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication”. Poh Heng’s ORO22 latest pieces in 22K solid gold perfectly encapsulate that most refined of philosophies.
In a nutshell, the pieces from the ORO22 gold jewellery collection are cool and contemporary in the best way possible, and go against the preconception that gold can’t be fun or versatile.
More about the precious material in question. Crafted in the brand’s signature shade, the Moonlight Glow is a new shade of gold with a subtle sheen that should flatter all skin tones, warm and cool alike. Crafted with care in Italy and Singapore, the pieces are polished to perfection by Poh Heng’s artisanal craftsmen for top-notch quality.
Meanwhile, the jewellery’s sensual and geometric shapes ensure that you’ll get a ton of wear out of them: You’ll be able to mix and match these pieces with your existing wardrobe. Here, we recommend some key items from the collection that are definitely worth checking out.
 
TWIST NECKLACE, EARRINGS AND RING
This necklace, earrings and ring set shows off the 22K gold’s supple and sensual nature to full effect. The gentle curves on the necklace are simple and sophisticated, making it the perfect accent for that little black dress for work.
Complete your ensemble with the earrings and ring in a quietly glimmering Moonlight Glow hue. If you're opting for a more casual chic look, we suggest throwing on the earrings with one side of your hair tucked behind your ear and pairing your jewellery with a shift dress and spiffy sneakers.
 
NECKLACE INSPIRED BY THE 'MOON RIVER'

 

Taking inspiration from the undulating curves of the moon as well as the modular lines of modern architecture, this necklace is effortlessly elegant and easy to wear. The drop-down pendant is perfect with a v-neck dress for both work and play.
 
ANDROGYNOUS RING
 
If you’re looking for something that you can effortlessly weave into your outfit on the regular, then gun for the androgynous ring in Moonlight Glow. Fitting into any outfit, this will add a classy accent to your look.
All these timeless pieces from the ORO22 collection will be available at all Poh Heng boutiques islandwide from May 2017. Have fun getting your glow on, and #HappyShopping!

We’ve found the key to upgrading an already stylish wardrobe

There are many ways to ID a stylish woman. Perhaps it’s how she always plays the perfect bridesmaid thanks to the reception-ready pieces in her wardrobe. Maybe she’s her friends’ go-to for fashion advice (“wear this, ditch that.”).
But in all seriousness, the stylish woman has that uncanny knack for curating simultaneously desirable and practical sartorial pieces, even as the seasons come and go. Which is why we have a quick tip for you – always zero in on contemporary designs that don’t just look good now, but which will also look equally attractive in the many years to come.
The same can be said when you’re shopping for jewellery – because unless you’re an heiress to a billion-dollar trust fund, you wouldn’t want to drop thousands of dollars on a necklace you can only wear once. In other words: You should be looking for beautifully emotive pieces that you can finesse in a multitude of ways, for a multitude of occasions.
Here’s what you’re getting from the American luxury jeweller: Its iconic unisex bracelet (first introduced in 1971) has been reworked into an entire new collection that’s fresh and edgy, yet timeless; a range that will appeal to discerning dressers (such as yourself).
And if you’re someone who’s invested in the backstory of the pieces you purchase, know that the brains behind the HardWear range of bracelets, earrings and necklaces have looked to the vibrant and spirited streets of New York City for inspiration – apt for a chameleon-like collection that will speak to so many women.
In case you haven’t caught on: All of these stunning accessories (which come in sterling silver and 18k yellow gold) will blend seamlessly into any outfit from the work- and weekend sections of your wardrobe, which in turn means you wouldn’t have to spend time stressing over what accessories to pair with which dress (because they go with everything.)
And because we at herworldPLUS are all about giving you stylish solutions to looking poised and polished without breaking into a sweat, scroll down to see how the pieces can fit into your different looks. Have fun playing with the pieces in your mental mood-board, and #HappyShopping.
 
FOR WORK
1. Dress, Victoria Beckham, $2,360.61 2. Pumps, Gianvito Rossi, $884.88 3. Tote, Mansur Gavriel, $1,259.09 4. Tiffany Hardwear wrap bracelet in 18k yellow gold, Tiffany & Co., $10,600 5. Tiffany Hardwear 12mm ball ring in 18k yellow gold, Tiffany & Co., $1,900
 
FOR THE WEEKENDS
1. Off-the-shoulder striped top, Jacquemus, $389.61 2. Jeans, J Brand, $530.26 3. Sneakers, Saint Laurent, $668.10 4. Dionysus, Gucci, $5,450.32 5. Tiffany Hardwear bead cuff in sterling silver, Tiffany & Co., $675 6. Tiffany Hardwear ball hook earrings in sterling silver, Tiffany & Co., $515
 
FOR A GIRL’S NIGHT OUT
1. Midi dress, Halston Heritage, $624.50 2. Sandals, Tabitha Simmons, $804.54 3. Clutch, Maison Margiela, $903 4. Tiffany Hardwear graduated link earring in 18k yellow gold, Tiffany & Co., $8,200 5. Tiffany Hardwear ball dangle ring in 18k yellow gold, Tiffany & Co., $2,900 6. Tiffany Hardwear large link bracelet in 18k yellow gold, Tiffany & Co., $9,850

Meet the versatile designer It bag you need to have this season

Mysterious, romantic and colourful, Peru has a remarkable history and culture, and spectacular scenery. The South American country is home to world-famous landmarks such as Machu Picchu and other ancient Incan sites, as well as majestic Andean peaks, the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, bustling cities and quiet communities, and idyllic lakes and trails. It also boasts iconic architecture, a lively art, fashion and music scene, and a tradition of exquisite craftsmanship and weaving.
 
A NEW CLASSIC
Drawing on these influences, BONIA has created the Inca-Blossom collection for Spring/Summer 2017, with the theme "The Lost Empires".
The shoulder bags feature echoes of iconic Incan elements. For example, the flap of the Nitza Satchel Bag is adorned with intricate blooms formed by acrylic studs, leather knots and Vienna split leathers to bring to mind the ascending concentric circles of the 1,000-year-old Incan agricultural terraces.
And like the Peruvian landscape, the flowers have shades of white, pink, beige and navy blue to give you a feel of spring and summer.
 
EVERYTHING YOU WANT
But the Nitza is more than just eye candy; it is a bag that can complement your unique style and keep up with your busy schedule too.
Lift its flap and you’ll find that it has more than enough room for your essentials. In addition, its gold chain strap feels handy and light slung over the shoulder, and it always looks perfectly elegant for any day or night out.
The BONIA Nitza Satchel Bag is available at selected BONIA stores and counters, including the ones at the Changi Airport departure lounges at Terminals 2 and 3, and Takashimaya D.S.
Visit www.bonia.com for more information.

These award-winning hairstyling tools are high-impact and low-damage

Love a head of curls or sleek, straight strands? Whichever you prefer, the best hair looks start with the right tools. When using heat-styling tools though, there’s always the concern that your hair will become dry, frizzy or prone to split ends. While it’s true that heat styling can damage your hair, you can actually prevent such problems if you use the right tools.
Philips’ Sublime Ends range, comprising the StyleCare Sublime Ends Curler 38mm ($79) and StraightCare Vivid Ends Straightener ($109), is designed specifically to protect tresses from intense heat damage – even if you heat-style your hair daily.
The tools feature the brand’s unique Splitstop technology: a combination of its Unitemp Sensor and smooth ceramic plates. The former protects your hair from unnecessary heat exposure by maintaining an optimal temperature – according to the brand, that’s 20 deg C lower than the heat settings typically found on other tools on the market – throughout the styling process. The latter guarantees minimal friction for the ultimate protection against split ends and is enriched with keratin for added protection..
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Philips Easyshine Ionic Styling Brush ($55) is no ordinary hair brush. This battery-operated tool reduces frizz, and adds smoothness and shine to hair by generating negative ions to neutralise the positive charge of static electricity. It has seamless round bristle tips that are gentle on both hair and scalp, and an ergonomic design for better handling experience.
Philips Sublime Ends range is available at leading electronic and department stores. For more information, visit www.philips.com.sg/haircare.

8 cool activities to do to make this year a better one for you

8 fun activities to do to make this year a better one for you

From the clothes we wear and how we keep fit and look our best to where we wine, dine and travel, here are eight ways to refresh the way you live — and look and feel your best.

8 fun activities to do to make this year a better one for you

That gorgeous cashmere sweater will feel even more special when you know it was specially sourced or made just for you. Retailers like Everlane are promoting product equality, transparency and sustainability, at prices that don’t break the bank to boot. Independent multi-label stores such as Dover Street Market Singapore, and labels with a strong social media presence like Exhibit, offer stylish finds you can’t find elsewhere. And at your favourite luxury brands, consider indulging in bespoke experiences such as Burberry’s myriad customisable options for bags and its signature trench coats. Being special is special.

Everlane www.everlane.com

Dover Street Market Singapore 18 Dempsey Road; http://shop.doverstreetmarket.com/sg/

Exhibit https://exhibitstore.co/index.php

Burberry www.burberry.com

8 fun activities to do to make this year a better one for you

This year, why not check into a “less is more” hotel? Try Mexico’s La Zebra Beach Hotel with its mix of sleek furniture, comfy beds, luxe textiles and intelligent technology. In Antarctica, the White Desert camp offers Saarinen chairs, bamboo headboards, fur throws and sustainable toiletries. Or check into a tiny, intimate hotel such as the two-bedroom Mahana Villa that’s set in a winery in New Zealand. Under-the-radar travel hotspots this year include Pantelleria in Italy, Naxos in Greece and Corsica in France, where the five-star, eco-certified luxury hotel Le Domaine Misincu will open in June. At the Bellevue Hotel in Cikat, Croatia, there is a herb garden on the hotel’s roof where produce is picked daily for the restaurant.

La Zebra Beach Hotel www.lazebratulum.com

White Desert www.white-desert.com

Mahana Villa http://23.91.125.226/~mahvilla/

Le Domaine Misincu www.phoenixhotelcollection.fr/hotel/domaine-misincu/

Bellevue Hotel www.bellevuelosinj.com

8 fun activities to do to make this year a better one for you

Korean fine dining is on the rise. This new trend fuses the local with unexpected flavours: A stellar example would be Meta’s Korean-French fare, served up by South Korean chef Sun Kim who trained in Tetsuya’s in Sydney. Fusion takes on a new taste with chefs who travel across the world. One to watch is Canadian-born Romanian-Chinese chef, Haan Palcu-Chang, who has worked in Paris and has cooked for dining pop-up events in Singapore.

Meta 9 Keong Saik Road

Haan Palcu-Chang http://www.mamaflos.com/

8 fun activities to do to make this year a better one for you

In 2017, gin looks poised to become the new whisky, with more small-batch bottles available in bars like Cin Cin in Singapore. Mark down June 10 in your calendar: It’s World Gin Day. As Cuba opens up to the world, rum is gaining popularity, too; Bago at Lime House serves over 150 types.

Cin Cin 100 Peck Seah Street, level 1, Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore

Bago at Lime House 2 Jiak Chuan Road, level 2

The Secret Mermaid 10 Collyer Quay, #B1-08 Ocean Financial Centre; www.thesecretmermaid.com

Horse’s Mouth 583 Orchard Road, #B1-39, Forum the Shopping Mall; www.horsesmouthbar.com

8 fun activities to do to make this year a better one for you

Make friends and get fit with an exercise interest group — whether it’s walking, bodyweight training, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) or hybrid classes like yoga and ballet barre work at the newly-opened Called to the Barre. Try joining a Facebook group like Urban Remedy for daily fitness and wellness tips.

Called to the Barre www.calledtothebarre.com

Studio 360 Fitness 90 Eu Tong Sen Street, Block C #01-11; www.studio360fitness.com

Ritual 11 North Canal Road, #03-01 and 17b Lorong Liput, #02-01; www.ritualgym.com

8 fun activities to do to make this year a better one for you

Who doesn’t love design-centric gadgets? Exercise trackers now resemble futuristic bracelets like the Moov, while later this year, we will see TV screens like LG’s W7 Signature line that are as thin as a credit card, and faster smartphones — like the iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 and the much-anticipated Microsoft Surface Phone.

Moov https://welcome.moov.cc/

8 fun activities to do to make this year a better one for you

This year, athleisure and utilitarian styles are great for days off and in the office — think a fitted sweatshirt over a pencil skirt. For evenings, ’80s glam complete with oversized jewellery and earrings are en pointe. And for those of us who can’t live without our essentials, the big bag is back.

Club 21 Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard, #01-09/10/11 ; www.club21global.com

Net-A-Porter www.net-a-porter.com

ASOS www.asos.com

8 fun activities to do to make this year a better one for you

Living in a city means your skin is subject to pollution. To the rescue: Anti-pollution skincare from brands like Kiehl’s, Clarins, Shiseido, Murad and Chanel, while new and exciting ingredients – such as hydrating birch juice, bamboo and yuza (Korean for yuzu) – means your favourite K-beauty products promise to be even more effective than ever before. For skincare emergencies, in-clinic treatments with minimal downtime such as Mosaic laser skin regeneration – which takes between five and 30 minutes – are great options to consider.

Sephora Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, B2-0; www.sephora.sg

Robinsons The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road

Tangs Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Road; www.tangs.com

OWN A LIMITED-EDITION DESIGNER CLUTCH!

 

8 fun activities to do to make this year a better one for you

Step 1: Register

SMS “LadysVTyour NRIC number” to 77862.

Step 2: Spend

Shop, dine, or travel with your UOB Lady’s Card. Charge a minimum of SGD3,000 locally, online or overseas between now and 31 March 2017 to qualify.

Step 3: Flaunt it

The first 1,000 spenders will receive a limited-edition Vivienne Tam clutch.

There’s more:

Get up to 10X UNI$ on your shopping and taxi rides.
You’ll also earn up to S$1,216 annually with the UOB Lady’s Card X One Account.

If you don’t have a UOB Lady’s Card, apply online now at UOBLadys.com/sg.

Terms & conditions apply. Details on UOBLadys.com/sg.
Insured up to S$50k by SDIC.

Ready to take a bite with this hot new dining and dating app?

Getting to know someone and establishing a genuine connection requires human interaction – it could be a friendly smile, a warm embrace or an engaging conversation. It’s a fact many people forget or take for granted in this digital age.

That’s where BITE comes in. Unlike other dating apps where you simply “meet” people online, BITE is for people genuinely interested in forging real relationships, and offers the convenience of online dating with the honesty of a classic dinner (or lunch) date.

Meet and eat
All you need to do is post a Broadcast by setting the date, time, dinner venue, and even details like cuisine and who picks up the tab. Then sit back and see who takes a “Bite”. Next, simply pick a dining companion from those who have responded. You can also scroll through the feed to check out other Broadcasts and pick one that you are interested in. When a date is fixed, the in-app chat feature is unlocked so you can start chatting in private even before dinner is served. All dates will be tracked on an in-app Calendar*, which allows you to stay on top of your appointments – perfect for busy lifestyles.


*yet to be released

Find your ideal date
BITE profiles are designed to be detailed. Toggle a range of functions to customise the experience and meet your best match. The more information you share, the more Coins you’ll get. Coins give you access to additional functions like Follow and Invite, and you can also earn them by logging in daily, or buying them from the in-app shop.

Users are also given Hearts, which are needed to post Broadcasts or take a Bite. Every Heart takes 20 minutes to refill. As they’re limited to 10 for each user, spamming is reduced and users are encouraged to Broadcast and Bite thoughtfully. Urgently in need of a Heart? Use Coins to purchase a refill.

Food for thought
If you need dining suggestions, simply browse the Restaurant Feed for exclusive offers and great food-and-date recommendations from selected partner restaurants. Whether you’re two peas in a pod or as different as chalk and cheese, there’s only one way to find out: BITE! The app will be available for download on both App Store and Google Play.

 

TIPS FOR A STELLAR FIRST DATE


DRESS THE PART Express your personality through your choice of outfit.

COMMUNICATE Listen as much as you speak. Out of topics? Talk about food!

DON’T BE LATE It’s never nice sitting alone at a table for two. Be on time.

GO EASY ON THE DRINKS A glass of wine or two, tops. Pick another day to get sloshed.

PUT THE PHONE AWAY Your date should have your full attention. Foodstagram can wait.

 

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