SINGAPORE—I took it as a sign of aging when I passed by the outside of Topshop at Ion Orchard and felt really bad seeing the huge store, knowing I would be disappointed.
As a rule when traveling, I don’t enter stores we already have in Manila—such as the usual Topshop/Mango/Zara.
I still do enter Muji because there are more choices abroad. I check out Uniqlo, but H&M is too crazy for me. Plus I’m too old.
As someone who made her own clothes in college, I don’t really enjoy looking at massive collections of clothes anyone can buy. I also hate the fact that I am a Large in Zara and XL in Muji.
From Ion Orchard I walked all the way to the Hilton Hotel (well, it aint that far) in search of clothes that would fit me.
I entered the newly opened Swedish label store Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair—this one
Not this one
where everything is black and flowy. After choosing four things to try, I settled for a very soft and flowy knit top with an interesting, ghostly pattern
I was confused because the size ticket said XXS—a size I haven’t fitted into since 4th grade
Maybe I am an XXS according to Swedish standards. The only Swedish friend I had, was after all, 6’6″.
Fashion is basically slim pickins in Singapore. Thank God there’s a Club 21, which is currently 50% off everything. (I bought nothing.)
For the rich with no personal style, there’s Club 21 Style Services
Last stop: Comme des Garçons, where I am either Small or Medium
There was a lovely skirt which as a bit loose on the waist, but the last piece so I took it na.
Size: Medium. Thank you very much. 🙂