6 Reasons The National Gallery Is Worth A Visit | Clozette

If taking that OOTD shot on a white wall, or while walking the cobblestone pathway or lounging at a nearby café is beginning to be all too common on your social site feeds, fret not! The awesome structure that is the National Gallery at 1 Saint Andrew's Road has finally opened its door.


You not only enjoy the massive collection of different artworks but also bask in the beauty of the different sections of the building. So here are 6 reasons why we think it’s worth a visit--plus points for all the awesome OOTD shots you can capture throughout your visit.

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Out of This World



One can go straight to the fifth floor and see the garden gallery for some nature themed photos. It also has a great view of the Singapore Supreme Court and its UFO-like top floor.

It's all in the Lighting



What’s a gallery without the dramatic lighting? Whether you just want to take in the beauty of each work of art and be snapped doing it or you want to be the center of attention, by all means find your perfect angle. You are a work of art, you deserve that spotlight!


Historical Vibe



With columns akin to Grecian ancient structures, the National Gallery’s façade is perfect to achieve those goddess-like or theatrical shots.


A Touch of Drama



One can also enjoy a short and literal drama courtesy of the performers on the gallery’s roving performances.


Art and More



According to the National Gallery’s website they house more than 8000 works from the 19th and 20th centuries in all media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, protography and video. So if you’ve finally nailed that OOTD shot or just want to learn more about the different types of art they exhibit, you can head down to the second floor and check the interactive screen where you can find different information on a certain art piece.


Singapore Film Festival



And if you’ve done your rounds of the building or just feel like watching a good movie, then you can also head down to the Gallery’s City Hall wing and enjoy this year’s run of the Singapore Film Festival. You can visit their site or Sistic for more information.

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Gift giving is amazing — the look on your loved one’s face when they open the package you so thoughtfully bought and wrapped provides an exhilarating feeling. It’s a truly wonderful thing, the act. But sometimes the process, having to think about possible gifts and knick knacks to give to everyone, is stressful.


What if you’re running out of gift ideas? What if this person isn’t into the thing you had in mind for them? So for this holiday season, don't stress, because below is a list of amazing UNIQLO gifts that you can share with your friends and family for a very merry Christmas!

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For Women

Stocking Stuffers



To the woman who raised you, your best friend, your sister, or your grandma, stocking stuffers would be perfect because you can fill it with little presents you think she would love like her favourite scarves, gloves, and more. To learn how to wrap the presents in a creative and compact way, check out UNIQLO’s Gift Wrapping Tips video above to learn how to wrap something into a delicious-looking cupcake!

And if you want to add a little more sweetness to her stocking presents, you can also watch the video below and turn your regular gift into a magnificent sweet, round lollipop!


If you need more ideas for gifts for the women in your life, here are some more collections you can choose from!

SANRIO UT Collection



Perfect for teenage girls or women who just love Japanese cartoons, UNIQLO'S SANRIO UT Collection will put a large smile on their faces! These beautiful T-shirts come in an array of prints and colours to cater to all SANRIO fans, and its smooth material will surely keep anyone who wears it cozy and comfortable!


Peanuts Collection



A classic and beloved comic strip can now be given as a gift! These T-shirts from the Peanuts UT Collection will bring back childhood memories, innocence, and the quirks of all the characters from the comic strip! This soft and comfy top can be worn wherever you want with its breathable texture and stylish look!


For Men

Star Wars Collection



Now for the men, it can often be tricky to give them gifts as they each have their own style, or their favourite fandom, and their techie toys. But this fictional universe that is beloved by every man (and by every one) — Star Wars — would be a great gift. Luke Skywalker, R2D2, Han Solo, and all the other characters from the movies are all present in the UNIQLO Star Wars UT Collection! Give this as a present to your brother, Dad, or anyone you know who loves Star Wars and they will wear it for years to come. Fans can now even purchase these T-shirts and wear them to the premiere of the seventh movie this Christmas season!


Gift Cards



Remember how we said it’s tricky to get men gifts? Now you have one, in the form of UNIQLO Gift Cards ! Show the men in your life your love and appreciation for them by giving them the freedom to choose their own gifts. Available in denominations of SGD $20, $50, $100, and $150 at any UNIQLO store, you can mix and match these cards to get the perfect amount you know they’ll go crazy for.



For The Creative Ones

UTme!



For techie and creative people, an app would be the perfect gift that would allow them create their own T-shirt designs and have them printed exclusively at UNIQLO Bugis+ Store! The UTme! app, available for download at the Apple and Android store, lets you choose from a vast collection of stickers (designs) that you want on your shirt! It’s a great choice for movie fans, those who love fashion, and more! Get the UTme! app right here and start customising!



Singaporean's Christmas Edition



But if they want to get completely into the Christmas spirit, the UTme! app also has Singaporeans Christmas Edition Stickers, which will turn any of their shirts into a festive-themed one! These cute and playful designs can be printed on a white shirt from UNIQLO if you want to add some holiday spirit!


Disney & Pixar Stickers 



Know anyone who are fans of Disney and Pixar movies like Toy Story and Frozen? These vibrant and fun UNIQLO’s Disney & Pixar Stickers can be selected and printed on the UTme! T-shirt! Download the UTme! app and customise your very own unique top!

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What gift are you getting your loved one? Let us know in the comments below! 

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It was an awesome lineup of fashion shows over 4 days at Digital Fashion Week 2015 which showcased designs from selected local and overseas designers. Out of the many fashion shows, some designs left a huge impression. In particular, the Thai designers presented some really unique and chic designs.



Here are some highlights from Digital Fashion Week 2015!

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The Thailand Innofashion Awards show, which included a live recording segment of Fit for Fashion Finale, was one of the most interesting shows at Digital Fashion Week 2015. The 3 final contestants of Fit for Fashion were models as part of this runway show too.

Some of the outfits presented have impressed in terms of the textured finishes, intricate and exquisite details as well as bold patterns. It was a good mix of both street wear as well as evening wear for men and women. Really love the designers’ unconventional take on the designs showcased.



The designers from Thai Collective by Siam Paragon presented an outstanding selection of designs. Check out the protruding black flower details around the shoulders of this feminine 2 piece outfit which was paired with a cute hand carried bag.




Another gorgeous black number presented by Thai Collective by Siam Paragon, featuring play on interesting folds and different fabric textures.




Seen here is the designer of Korean brand Seoul Chic Bazaar with her collection. The models appeared on the runway with black lace folds over their eyes, showcasing chic daily staples mostly in pink and nude with flower motifs spotted on many of the designs.




More chic daily staples presented by Seoul Chic Bazaar.




Designers of British brand Teatum Jones, winner of the 2015 British Isles International Woolmark Prize for womenswear and regular on the London Fashion Week schedule, Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones have put together another collection showcasing the modernist approach to elegance. A range of colourful Liberian tribal prints were presented together with some beautiful white macramé dresses which stole the show.




Love the avant garde hairstyles presented at label.m Hair Show which included a live hair styling demonstration segment.

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Love attending fashion shows? Share your favourite moments with us in the comments below!

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