Canon's New INSPiC Cameras Will Be Your New Fun Sidekick | Clozette


It may seem unbelievable but it's true — digital photos uploaded on social media accounts may not last forever. Once, we believed that everything we upload on the internet will stay there for as long as the web is still around but that's not the case. Old websites, along with the photos on its digital space, are now being deleted. So how else can we preserve our precious memories? By printing some of our favourite photos. 


With all the technology available right now, we don't have to go back to using film and waiting for days for photos to be developed and printed. You can use instant printers or better yet, instant camera printers. Yes, those things exist now. Already launched in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, the Canon iNSPiC instant camera printers will be your new adventure sidekick.



It comes in two variants: iNSPiC [C] (with a 5-megapixel camera) which is a no-frills, budget-friendly option, and the iNSPiC [S] (with 8-megapixel fixed-focus camera) that comes with a ring light and more features to play with. 


Both models use INK Zero InkTM Technology from ZINKTM, a dry-printing technology that enables printing in colour without the use of ink cartridges. It delivers two-by-three-inch glossy photo prints that are said to be smudge-proof and scratch-resistant, with a peel-off sticker on the other side. It's quick, easy-to-use, and very handy for events. 


Canon iNSPiC instant camera


But it's not just those photos taken with the built-in camera that can be printed. You can also connect the Canon iNSPiC instant camera printers to smartphones using the Canon Mini Print mobile app to print photos stored on smartphones or photo albums on social networking accounts. Conversely, photos taken using the Canon iNSPiC can also be viewed digitally and saved by plugging the USB cable to your device.


Canon Mini Print mobile app

Canon Mini Print mobile app


The Canon iNSPiC instant camera printer is not just great for instant photography, but it's also an Instagrammable trinket itself. You can add it to your flatlay or have it as a fun prop for outfit shoots. The iNSPiC [C] comes in playful colour options such as Bubble Gum Pink, Bumble Bee Yellow and Seaside Blue. While the iNSPiC [S] comes in a palette of sophisticated shades — Pearl White, Matte Black and Rose Gold (a Clozette favourite!).


Wanna get one? It's now available at Canon boutiques and authorised retailers in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. The iNSPiC [C] is available for SGD159/ MYR499/ PHP7900, and iNSPiC [S] is priced at SGD219/ MYR699/ PHP9900. 

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As we edge closer to celebrating Singapore’s 54th year of independence on National Day next week, we also remember that this year marks the Singapore Bicentennial — the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival in Singapore in 1819.


Last Tuesday, the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) launched Spotlight: Singapore Stories 2019 for the second time running. This year, seven homegrown brands — Weekend Sundries, Kayloo Prints, Esther Tay, CYC, Joan Guo, Kanyeka, and CAYRA — created capsule collections inspired by the Singapore Bicentennial, reflecting the rich heritage of the country.

The evening began with a fashion presentation featuring two creations per label at the TENCEL™ Studio on the third floor of Design Orchard, which was graced with the presence of Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth Ministry of Communications and Information Ms. Sim Ann. The show was followed by a reception at The Cocoon Space on the second floor, where the full collection was on display for guests to preview in greater detail.

Selected Singapore Stories creations will be available at the Design Orchard shop on Level 1 for purchase throughout the month of August.

Clozette is proud to be the digital content and fashion show partner for Spotlight: Singapore Stories. Click here to read more about each designer and the inspiration behind their Singapore Stories collection.

If you’re curious about what happened at the showcase, scroll on to see some highlights below.

Opening Speeches




The evening began with opening speeches by TaFF CEO Ms. Semun Ho and Guest of Honour, Senior Minister of State Ms. Sim Ann.

Weekend Sundries




Inspired by the local childhood game of zero point, Weekend Sundries’ collection titled “A LEAP OF FAITH” features a limited edition print reminiscent of the rubber band ropes frequently used by children as hurdles upheld at varying heights to jump across.

Kayloo Prints




Named “OUR FORE-MOTHERS” for the women who contributed to nation-building efforts in their own unique ways, this collection pays tribute to them through nine unique prints illustrating the work they did back in the day.


Esther Tay




Inspired by the growth and development of Singapore, Esther Tay’s Singapore Stories collection pays homage to the nation’s past while also anticipating the future, through a fusion of traditional and contemporary prints that result in modern, yet playful designs.

CYC




Drawing inspiration from the chapter ‘Singapore is an 80-storey Building on Marshy Land’ in Lee Kuan Yew's book, CYC’s collection features casual printed shirts and shirt dresses emblazoned with unique prints celebrating Singapore’s natural beauty and architecture.


Joan Guo




In hopes of reminding older generations and spreading awareness among younger Singaporeans, the Singapore Story Joan Guo tells draws a connection between the spiral and flames in the traditional Lion Dance and Peranakan art.

Kanyeka




Kanyeka’s Singapore Stories collection focusses on Singapore’s history, infrastructure, environmental conservation, cultural preservation, and its strategic impact. This is made evident through the incorporation of visual elements such as the Vanda Miss Joaquim, Singapore’s national flower, and accessories that serve as a nod to other elements of our nation’s story.



CAYRA




A Singapore Story told through the combination of bold colours, elements connected to historic traditions, CAYRA’s collection draws inspiration from the Chetti Melaka, a group of Peranakan Indians whose culture expresses the rich diversity within the country.

Closing



Front row, from left to right: Kyra Chang, Caylandrea Chang, Kanchan Gaitonde, Joanne Quek, Audrey Chen, Senior Minister of State Ms. Sim Ann, Semun Ho, Cara Chiang, Esther Tay, Kristin Loo, Michelle Chan

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Jewellery with an outfit is to seasoning in cooking; neither is complete without the other. If you’re in the market for tiny gold or silver pieces with a little something that makes them stand out, there’s bound to be something you love from these dainty jewellery brands around the region. 


Wanderlust + Co 



Expect to see ethereal designs, whimsical motifs and a whole lotta gold when you shop at Wanderlust + Co. The brand has been gracing the limbs of supermodels and rising stars alike and has been making waves among the millennial crowd. The brainchild of Jenn Low, this brand has recently moved operations from Australia back to Malaysia to connect better with the audience.

Aftergold 



Born from the idea that luxury can be affordable, the Eleventh Hour capsule collection encompasses their vision for versatility and wearability. The founders designed and created their wares to be delicate and beautiful, set with sparkling gems, ready to be shown off every day.


Amado Gudek



Fitting in perfectly with the recent resin comeback, this label provides unique, eye-catching designs for those who like to stand out from the crowd. They also strive to produce sustainable jewellery mixed with other natural elements such as wood, fossilised stone and plants.

By Invite Only 



What sets this brand apart from the others is their attention to the sensitivities of their customer base. These pretty little things are hypoallergenic and nickel-free, suitable for everyone and for every occasion.


Soul Flower



Refresh your basic looks with handmade beauties from Soul Flower, lovingly handmade and studded with gems in delicate settings. Founded in 2010, this brand has the perks of experience and a youthful, contemporary style to fit any personality.

Heyjow



Made for girls who love the idea of more is more, Heyjow encourages their patrons to love their layers, creating pieces that spark conversation to be stacked for maximum effect. With their large selection of original designs, there’s bound to be something for every mood you’re in.


(Cover photo from: @aftergoldjewellery)

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