Of the price tag. she would only flap her lashings of eyelash. “It’s always in the five figures.” You figure it out, from $10,000 to $99,999.
Dr Chua called the London shop to order what she spotted on style.com and they DHLed it over in “two, three days”.
She said: “They are very quick. I chose this for its print colours and rich fabric, and kept accessories to a minimum. Also, wearing it is like a tribute to McQueen.”
Mrs Au-Chua wore an Oscar de la Renta. Singapore Tatler’s Fashion Hall of Fame is five years old and there are some 20 inductees to date.
Said Mr Gilbert Cheah, MD: “The number of women vary each year because we don’t just have to choose six or 10.
“It’s not about fashionistas, but a proven record of style, even in casual wear. So one year, it may be four. This year, three.”
Perfect end to a day which began in Ion Orchard where three boutiques had their openings: Anteprima, Chaumet and Furla. And then all the tai-tais and socialites decamped to Stereolab for something they could get their hands dirty on - mini-burgers, prawn crisps and more bubbly.
One guest breathed: “Luckily, we were coming here or my fiancee would have shopped at all three boutiques.”
How tiring to have to tote those designer-labelled paper bags.
This article was first published in The New Paper.