Friday, 3 April 2009

Kate Moss x Topshop

Kate Moss' Spring '09 collection for Topshop just launched today at Isetan Orchard. I was very excited to see the window display as I'd been admiring the collection online since it debuted on the Topshop website on 2 April. Several of the items also sold out in less than one day on the UK website.

But based on my experience with past Kate Moss collections, the clothes in real life often turn out to be quite disappointing as the cut or fit is difficult to pull off for someone without the slender figure or rock chick air of Kate. Sometimes the quality of the fabric is also less than what I would expect given the prices, which are at the higher end of Topshop's price range. I only own two pieces from the line, a much-adored beige and navy stripe long cardigan and a pouffy sleeved navy top with a clover print. Many of the clothes eventually end up on the sale racks in Singapore. Nevertheless, the collaboration seems to have done well worldwide.

The full collection is not available yet but it usually arrives in installments over a few weeks. These are some of the pieces available now.

Kate Moss' new perfume, Summer Time is now available at Changi Airport duty-free but alas, it was another major disappointment. It smelled like an unpleasant chamomile to me even though chamomile is not one of the notes that are supposed to be in the perfume. Ah well, money saved for the next haul ;-p

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