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Your go-to list of the best things to shop, see and experience.
01 | Get holiday-ready skin with Chantecaille’s updated Stress Repair Concentrate+
We get it, this year’s been a tough one. But your skin doesn’t have the bear the brunt of 2019: Enter Chantecaille’s upcoming, aptly named Stress Repair Concentrate+, the souped-up version of the original Stress Repair Concentrate. Powerful plant extracts soften the appearance of dark circles and smoothen the look of wrinkles, while a new, potent refining lipopeptide (which triggers the cell repair mechanisms in skin) leaves the eye area looking visibly lifted.
Available at Chantecaille’s beauty counter at the Takashimaya Beauty Hall.
02 | Acne Studios and Mulberry team up for a limited-edition range of bags
They say that opposites attract, and Acne Studios’ latest collaboration with Mulberry proves just that. Offbeat Swedish design meets classic English charm to birth a lust-worthy collection of 17 handbags and small leather goods, all in various shades of sumptuous textiles. We’re eyeing Mulberry’s overhauled Bayswater bag, now combined with the signature origami knot from Acne Studio’s iconic Musubi — that wide leather knot’s a head-turner.
Available now at all Mulberry stores.
03 | Cartier’s first (and largest) pop-up in Southeast Asia opens in Singapore
Personalised typewritten Haikus, psychedelic portrait prints and an East-meets-West cafe — jewellery exhibitions have never looked as fun as this. Clash de Cartier Studio comes to Singapore, fresh off its Paris launch earlier this year to celebrate the brand’s recent collection, and it certainly looks set to be a wild ride.
Taking place at the STPI Workshop at Robertson Quay from November 15 – 17, the interactive pop-up encourages guests to explore the collection in an unconventional and immersive space. Plus, there’ll be opportunities to try on the collection itself on-site.
Free admission to public. Click here to register.
04 | Ralph Lauren’s new capsule collection makes outdoor apparel cool again
Outdoor gear, but make it fashion. That’s what Ralph Lauren wants to show off in its new capsule collection launching on November 14. They’ve reached deep into the archives for this one, bringing back classic logos and colourful motifs to reinterpret boring old outdoor-wear. Aside from the cult Polo Sport hiking boots from the 90s, the brand is also introducing an exclusive Polo Sport Sunglasses style in the 11-piece collection.
Available on November 14 at selected Ralph Lauren stores in Singapore.
05 | The Singapore Biennale returns — and goes guerrilla
Returning for its sixth edition, the contemporary art event corrals together over 70 artists and collections from around the world — though with the Singapore Art Museum undergoing renovations, the festival now sees itself gleefully set loose around the city. The Biennale will be spread across 11 venues in the city, giving people a real sense of Singapore’s arts scene as they meander through its streets.
From interactive installations that test your status as a ‘ghost’ to video games that let you experience an alternative-reality Singapore, the Biennale — themed ‘Every Step in the Right Direction’ — wants to show you a new way of looking at the world.
The Singapore Biennale runs from November 22. Early bird tickets can be purchased here.
06 | Singapore’s ultimate whiskey event celebrates its 10th birthday
Whiskey lovers, gear up. Southeast Asia’s largest whiskey showcase is back for another round this weekend, and it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary with a bang. Whiskey Live Singapore brings with it a trove of over 600 whiskey and spirit expressions from over 70 international brands for you to imbibe. And if you want to take your tasting experience a notch higher, there are also masterclasses and cocktail making sessions led by expert bartenders and distillers from around the world.
Whiskey Live Singapore takes place on November 9 and 10 at Andaz Singapore. Tickets can be purchased here.