So when we embarked on our excursion to what we were told was Dubai’s only thrift store, we later learnt that there was more than one in Dubai and as soon as we find the other, we will fill you in on it too!
Check out some of my instagram pics! The last one shows my purchases! You can follow me @simoneheng!
So here’s the virtual tour of the thrift shop, hope you like it as much as I did!
I hope you liked the video and please make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel for more videos! Special thanks to Poroma, my intern, for the amazing camera work.
Here’s a sneak preview of that DIY overall dress:
For more information on opening hours you can call the store:
Almost 5 years ago I shot with Singaporean photographer Michel Tay and soon after moved to Dubai. It was one of my fave shoots ever, we shot in an old run down house and as a reunion last week while I was in Singapore we shot together again for fun!
Here is our original shoot from 2008 featured in Dubai press:
Here is our shoot 5 years later! How sad to see I’ve aged!
Thanks so much to the amazing Michel for the photos. They are a great way to commemorate my 29th birthday which is coming up on April 25th.
If you’re wondering where the clothes are from, they are all my own, purchased from Singapore vintage boutique Granny’s Day Out.
A little while ago I was approached by Christine at the GEMS Maker Day she said she’d like Cheapnchic.net to exhibit and do a demonstration of a fashion DIY.
Check out the pictures of this amazing community day at Dubai Silicon Oasis:
A highlight of the Day was meeting HRH “Green Sheikh” Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi who I spoke to about advocating young women to upcycle and thriftshop their clothes as opposed to buying more and it ending up in land fill. It was a great moment.
Here are some of the amazing upcycled fashion items made by the fashion school students from Sharjah who exhibited on the day:
On top of that, loads of Cheapnchic.net fans showed up for the DIY Fashion demo. I’ve got the full project on here soon.
Thankyou so much to my intern Poroma Pant who set everything up. She’s amazing!
Thanks GEMS Maker Faire for asking me to be involved.
When I was in Switzerland last year and thrifting, I came across the coolest vintage Radio Deejay shirt.
How to: Oversized t-shirts can be altered just by putting them on and working out where the excess is. I cut my shirt under the logo and removed the sleeves. As it was a 2 franc find, I didn’t bother to hem or overlock the bottom. The sleeves were cut after the seam to avoid fraying.
I think you’ll agree that the result is oversized and pretty cool.
Over two years ago now I was added on LinkedIn by a pretty Asian Aussie lass by the name of Yvette King who asked me what I thought of Singapore and the entertainment market there. Yvette and I formed a strange international pen pal relationship which was altogether very retro and cool.
Years later, Yvette is signed to the old manager I had back in 2006 and heading up her own Singaporean fashion blog Tanjongbazaar.com. She’s doing so well and I am very proud to cheer her on from Dubai.
So on my final day in Singapore, Yvette and I decided to meet up…finally. Cue lots of girly screams, blog pictures and my camera battery failing (that’s what you get for trusting hotel room adaptors). So these images from the Robe Raiders and Curated Editions PR sale are thanks to her.
We had a great time (I even bumped into my cousin Nicole who had snuck out on her lunch break to get some Curated Editions jewellery on sale) and I managed to grab 2 dresses which I am using for the press conference of the Dubai World Cup (I’ve been asked to judge the Jaguar Style Stakes this year, more to come) and to the Dubai World Cup itself on March 30th.
Yes, I will be wearing pre-loved designer duds to the world’s richest horse race! Robe Raiders gets fashionista’s pre-loved designer gems and sells them off. I got a Tibi canary yellow dress for AED 600 and a Haute Hippie nude number for AED 750. How typically Cheap’n'chic! I wouldn’t have it any other way.
We had a fabulous day! I hope to see Yvette in Dubai soon for more blogtastic adventures but for the moment you can check her out at www.tanjongbazaar.com.