We've Got The Perfect Gift Ideas For Every Type Of Gal | Clozette

One of the most exciting things about the festive season is shopping for gifts. But since we already covered reasons why you should start your holiday shopping early, we figured that the next best thing is to help you come up with gift ideas that's perfect not just for your gal pals, but also for yourself (because hey, you deserve a self-treat too!).

So whether you're the gamer geek, the fashion maven, or the playlist master in the group, we've got your holiday gift guide decoded with these picks from Sony Electronics!


For the fashionista

Coordinated outfit? Check. Eyebrows on fleek? Check. A gadget that blends well with your OOTD? Yes, please!

Definitely the must-have for the fashionista in the group, these stylish MDR- 100ABN Headphones come in different chic colours to suit your fancy! Plus, no need to worry about cords and wires ruining your outfit's aesthetic because these noise-cancelling headphones works via Bluetooth!

For the group geek

Trust us, we know the frustration when you're at the brink of geeking out then your phone dies. No need to worry about that anymore! Geek chic will go 1000x cooler with this sleek CP-SC5 5,000 mAh Powerbank that's good to carry around with you for endless mobile gaming, video viewing, and.. well.. scrolling through your favourite fan sites.


For the music lover

We all have the one friend who loves listening to both Kanye West and Bach -- and we totally admire their music taste. There's just something so interesting about a person's preferences in tunes that brings an entire group together and what better way to give our friend a new way to bust out some beats than these SRS- XB3 Portable Wireless Speakers with a 24 hour battery life that's perfect for group roadtrips and parties just in time for the holidays.


For the outgoing adventurer

"Where is she off to now?" In a group of friends, there's always someone who has a deep sense of wanderlust. And sometimes, they can be unreachable for a span of days and can only be found in spontaneous travel updates on their social media feed. And even if you're not exactly travelling with them, you can't help but love their travel diaries. So the best way to let them know? Give them the FDR- X3000R Action Cam! It's like being a part of their travels and giving them a way to share it with you better.


For everyone in the group

If getting gifts for everyone is still a challenge, a great way to celebrate is to come up with a present that everyone can appreciate-- so why not get a camera? Sony's A5100 with 180 degrees tiltable LCD screen camera is perfect for capturing precious moments and even group selfies during this season's get-togethers. Its WhiteMagic technology also enables visibility in direct light so no need to worry about harshly lit photos and just keep on snapping and having fun!


Any other gift ideas in mind? Share them with us in the comments below!


What’s so exciting about Singapore Fashion Week (SGFW) 2016 is not just its new home at National Gallery Singapore. This year, rather than presenting a majority of star-studded international brands like what was done in previous years, SGFW – for the first time ever – set the stage for an All-Asian designer lineup.

From 26th October 2016 to 30th October 2016, the five-day fashion funfair showcased a mix of Asian international designers the likes of Indian-American designer Naeem Khan and Malaysian-born, London-based designer Han Chong (of Self-Portrait); and Singapore’s very own homegrown designers such as Max Tan and Ong Shunmugam.

Naeem Khan at SGFW 2016

From MAX.TAN as the opening show to fashion week – a first in the history of SGFW with Tan being the first Singaporean designer to open – to Self-Portrait’s first ever runway appearance in Asia since its debut in 2013, in retrospect: SGFW 2016 made a glorious statement on the revolution of Asia fashion.

Of course, we had to be there, fresh-faced and glowing skin courtesy of a particular Facial Treatment Essence (ahem, SK-II). Read on as we put the spotlight on our favourite designer looks this Singapore Fashion Week 2016.


Structured Minimalism at MAX.TAN

MAX.TAN Spring/Summer 2017 at SGFW 2016

It’s all about roughening up feminine aesthetics and softening the edges of masculinity at MAX.TAN Spring/Summer 2017. Architectural silhouettes and monochromatic tones made up the DNA of the six-year-old brand, while deconstruction was the keyword for the latest collection. Ruffles and fringes were “manned up” with elements like hard, geometrics lines, while pants were given ultra-deep slits at the front and at the sides.


Royal Decadence at Guo Pei

Guo Pei Spring/Summer 2016 at SGFW 2016

Couturier Guo Pei set the tone for her Spring/Summer 2016 “Courtyard” collection when she gave the media a glimpse of the saffron-yellow robe dress that Rihanna famously wore at the 2015 Met Gala hours before her show. Featuring design elements from historical noble court culture, it’s evident that the designer’s aesthetics – braced by her signature beading and embroidery works – are heavily influenced by traditional Chinese culture.

In essence, Guo Pei’s “Courtyard” collection – from the Pheonix and floral patterns, to the decadent colour palette and textiles – is made for the modern queens and princesses.


Make A Statement at CHI CHI VON TANG

CHI CHI VON TANG Anime Collection at SGFW 2016

CHI CHI VON TANG knows what makes a statement (piece). The Singapore-based street-luxe brand, the brainchild of former model and designer Lisa Crosswhite, continues to celebrate feminine power as models strutted down the runway as superheroes donning the “Anime” collection.

The brand’s iconic Chi Chi Warrior Bomber, mandarin collar blouses and harem pants were printed with comic strip created by Canadian artist and animator, Mujia Liao. Who is CHI CHI VON TANG? She, or he, is definitely one we’ll be looking out for.


RGB at Ong Shunmugam

Ong Shunmugam RGB Cheongsam Collection at SGFW 2016

Designer Priscilla Shunmugam is known for modernising the traditional Chinese cheongsam dress into wearable pieces in tune with today’s style tone. In her latest Cheongsam 2017 collection titled RGB, Shunmugam perfected print-on-print-on-print ensembles on Asian textiles, introduced a shocking fluorescent yellow to some of the looks, and showcased a new Chinese silk fabric printed with a Chinese watercolour painting and motifs. The result is a collection that we want to wear not just for Chinese New Year, but also all year round.


Colour Parade at Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan Spring 2017 at SGFW 2016

“The collection is vibrant in colour inspired by my deep love of cooking. To me, taste is colour,” read the show notes at Naeem Khan Spring 2017. A total of 50 looks took to the runway – a rich explosion of colours presented in laces, embroideries, sequins and fringes. The collection showed off the masterful artisanal skills of the House under Naeem Khan’s creative direction. As Khan took his bow at the end of the show to astounding applause, we only wished there was more.


All Grown-Up at Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait Spring 2017 at SGFW 2016

Malaysian-born designer Han Chong might have burst into the scene just three years ago. But judging by the list of international stockists under his belt, the Central Saint Martins graduate’s London-based brand Self-Portrait has already won the hearts of an international crowd with his signature guipure lace pieces. Closing SGFW 2016 with his Spring 2017 collection, Chong featured a series of looks that hinted at a more grown-up Self-Portrait woman. Lace looks with strategically undone buttons for a playful peek-a-boo effect, utilitarian-inspired ensembles (those patent leather pants!), and ruffles aplenty – we’re bracing ourselves, and our wallets, when this collection comes out next season.

Photos by: Singapore Fashion Week


What collection did you love from SGFW 2016? Share them with us below!



Fashion is always changing; and leading that change is Manila Fashion Festival as they returned for a 5-day stylish Spring/Summer 2017 affair at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. By highlighting the landscape of Philippine fashion and spearheading the concept of ‘see now, buy now’, they partnered with Asia’s Online Fashion Destination, ZALORA, to bring each designer collection from the runway, straight to your wardrobe.

But that’s not all. Manila Fashion Festival also collaborated with Samsung to incorporate the new and innovative Gear S3 Smartwatch; allowing the designers to wear and flaunt it; and the Gear VR and Gear 360 to bring together established and emerging designers to feature their collection in an exceptional experience.

However, amidst all these new technologies and innovations that bridge the gap between brands and consumers, are the collections themselves. Each designer presented their best pieces, bringing forth new fashion trends that perfected the combination of art and clothing – wearable, yet insanely edgy and chic.

So take a look at what’s to come for fashion by reading below the 7 Spring/Summer 2017 collections that caught our eye!


Sari Lazaro: Classic meets edgy

Sleek colours mixed with classic silhouettes. Don’t be fooled by Sari Lazaro’s collection because their designs pack a punch when it comes to details. From scrunched up sleeves to feminine necklines; those who love timeless designs or opt for more bold and daring ones will find their perfect dresses here.


Randy Ortiz: Artworks transformed

Think of paintings transformed into clothes. Randy Ortiz’s line fuses timeless silhouettes with the styles of Asian contemporaries with its unique prints, eye-catching shades, and chic layering. Once you wear one of these, heads will turn wherever you go.


Esme Palaganas for Basic Movement: Soft clashing

Blue and white will be the new ‘it’ colours for Spring/Summer 2017 thanks to Esme’s cool-yet-wearable collection that highlights the city lights on dark nights, and early mornings with the light haze. With detailed beading and soft frills, the collection beautifully captures the clashing of the two.


ARIN: Strong pastels

Minimalist and undeniably feminine, ARIN’s youthful and luxe clothes will speak to every woman with its strong structures paired with pastel shades such as crisp whites, girly pinks, and muted blues. A collection that is certainly a must-have in every minimalist fashionista’s wardrobe.


Brit Tripudio: Diverse streetwear

Clothes that are worth being worn by the likes of Kylie Jenner and Amber Rose; inspired by LGBT subculture, Brit Tripudio's spunky and experimental collection maintains the brand’s signature style of deconstructing formal and casual wear and turning it into something that’s so diverse and sensual that the clothes literally speak for themselves.


Azucar by Arleen Sipat-Sutton: Bad romance

Ruffles and lace dominated the Azucar runway, and we love it. By combining the sporty vibe of the sheer fabrics with the 'old world' look of lace, Azucar created a stunning contrast between the two materials that make each piece suitable for both day and night.


Joanique: Youthful queen

Sheer, pastel, and with lots of tulle; Joanique’s line looks like it came straight from a chic candy factory. Each outfit looks delectable enough to wear for whatever occasion as its loose and soft material is perfect for our humid weather!


What are your favourite designer collections from Manila Fashion Festival S/S17? 

Share them with us below!