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{ a petite bow } January 5, 2011

 

Much have happened since my last post and collection – family, work, and life in general, have gone onto another stage for me. My dear pling customers, fans, friends and supporters, thank you for all your lovely emails and notes during this time! You remind me about this little haven that I’ve created and help keep my humble dream alive! Pacing myself around this new routine, pling is back after the mad rush during the Xmas season. And I thank all of you for being so kind and patient with me and pling.

 

Now, onto my 1st post for this wonderful new year, and by sharing this inspiration during my one of my travels…

 

 

I was inspired by this sculpture which I saw at Musée d’Orsay in Paris – ‘La Petite Danseuse’ by Edgar Degas. Intrigued by the satin hair ribbons and real gauze skirts, this bronze dancer was a fine example of Impressionist art – powerful in emotions, and hyperreal with its real gauze tutu, pointe shoes and satin pink ribbons. Looking at the pictures I took of this beautiful piece of art, I recalled how tempted I was to add something to this pretty figure – a similarly petite bow necklace with an ethereal glitter from a single Swarovski crystal.

 

On hindsight, I created these to conjure that lovely memory, and to accompany your simpler days.

 

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{ two souls, one heart } June 22, 2010

 

Back after a brief respite…thank you for all your FB messages and emails while I was away, and your support for pling’s entry in the Singapore Blog Awards. I feel much love! And love is what inspired this post and these creations.

 

Whether you are happily married, attached, or single, I’m sure we all desire to share our lives and our dreams with someone we love and respect. Borrowing the popular French saying ‘deux ames un cœur’, which translates to ‘two souls, one heart’, I dedicate this wedding collection to these happy thoughts which filled my mind and heart, when I was conceptualizing, designing and creating these pieces.

 

For the recollection of this day, even years after…
For the start of a beautiful journey together…
For something new, something old, and something borrowed…
For those lovely bridesmaids, dear friends and mothers, who are by your side this momentous day…

 

And of course, you can wear these on non-wedding days to add an element of sweet romance, or a dash of Victorian charm to your getup. These bracelets are particularly wonderful as gifts for bridemaids, which they could wear in replacement of floral corsages on wedding day, and treasure as keepsakes thereafter.

 

 

{ all that gold and glitter… } May 20, 2010

 

…are not diamonds. And, just perfect for this season’s uptown elegance or rebel cool.

 

Get some glitter going with your delicate feminine blouse in sheer cream, or a mini-floral print dress. Think easy elegance. A touch of luxe, and not too much.

 

Or if urban cool is your thing, layer simple separates in jersey, denim and leather, and throw in a touch of nostalgia with a vintage-style long necklace. I especially love that vintage gold-plated whistle! This dainty thing really works! It is harmonizing wondrously with my long black tee and blush-hued biker jacket for a downtown-perfect ensemble.

 

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{ fab fabrics } May 4, 2010

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Weave. Spin. Wrap.

 

I love fabrics. Do you?

 

I love the colors, the diverse patterns, and the varied textures.

 

Recently, I’ve been a little obsessed over polka dots, stripes and checks, and thought how neat it would be to “weave” them into pling‘s pieces. In my head, I’m thinking along the lines of ‘quirky, fun and kawaii’, with a tinge of that unaffected romanticism which is comfortable, but yet, brings a smile to the face.

 

Here, I present to you my 1st series of fabric-wrapped necklaces and ring, adorned with ladybirds and fleurs.

 

 

{ steely cool } March 31, 2010

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For my lovelies who have been shouting to me: “Give me something to give to guys!”, or “Do you have something that guys could wear?”, or “Do you have any stainless steel necklaces?”. I heard you loud and clear! 🙂

 

To all my cool babes and dudes, here is something for you that will appeal to your unfaltering want for the chic and the sophisticated. Made from stainless steel (chain too!), these necklaces spell understated chic with their smooth finishes and well-cut lines.

 

For the ladies, pair them with a simple boyfriend tee or statement-making stripes for effortless cool all year round. For the dudes, electrify your run-of-the-mill tee-and-jeans get-up with some attitude in these steely pieces.

 

And do I hear some of you saying “Finally!” with a wave of the hand in the air? 😛 Quantities are very limited, so grab yours now!

 

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{ alice in wonderland ~ part I } March 1, 2010

Inspired by the fantastical world created by Lewis Carroll in his lovely tale, ‘Alice In Wonderland’, this series of necklaces, earrings and bracelets will transport you to that whimsical dreamscape, where all the characters are so out-of-the-world amusing. I can’t wait to watch Tim Burton’s rendition of this tale, and of course, Johnny Depp’s portrayal as the Mad Hatter. I’m so looking forward to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party scene. The trailer is enough to get me super excited! It’s so dark, mysterious, imaginative, quirky and colorful!

Alice In Wonderland bracelets will be uploaded in the next week’s post. For a preview, join pling’s fanpage!

Collaborating with an American artist that I’ve come to adore, I present to you pling’s latest collection, a tribute to the bizarre tale of a girl, her dream world, and the curious characters she met in that unusual dreamscape.

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{ old school } February 18, 2010

 

A self-professed hoarder and a hopeless romantic, I often can’t bare to throw away those everyday things from the past, especially my super old garden patio chair, my mum’s big wooden cupboard and old Singer sewing machine, and those vintage cups and mugs. Relishing the make and style of bygone (and often simpler) days, I love these pieces that transport us to those days of honey-tinged photographs, acoustic sounds, and childhood memories that seem to be slowly melting in this heat.

 

Here’s a blast from the past…

 

 

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