Have been in KL since last Thursday and it’s my longest stay here ever! Another few more days to go.
Basically what we were up to ☝🏻
Our first standalone store in KL will be opening veryyyy soon! We flew in early to check on renovations process, wait for stocks to arrive and also help with the set up!
Always amazed at how bare and empty spaces transform into something so different from the original raw state.
Worked with a different ID and contractor from our SG stores and they are a lovely bunch of people to work with! They also update us regularly over WhatsApp and chase us for replies when we don’t reply 😂 We had thought renovation will be slightly cheaper here but nooooo, it’s almost on par with Singapore cos the mall management here is even stricter than SG!
Came as a surprise to us cos they are really soooo anal about everything. And we used to think SG malls are anal max? It’s worst here haha. Thankfully and luckily, we passed inspection (yes they even have inspection before you’re allowed to open!) so we are confirmed to be opening on 9/1, this coming Wednesday! 🥳🥳🥳
📍 We are at Sunway Pyramid, LG1.58, opposite Zara! Come visit us! We’ve stocked in a lot of previously sold out designs plus new arrivals too!
One of the set up days where the store had so many groups of different people. The workers were putting up the metal frame for the flowers, some of them were cutting the cables at the bottom left, the retail staffs were opening the cargo and tallying the stocks, and not seen in the photo is the group of guys fixing and testing the sensors we have at the entrance. 😂
Haven’t had the chance to take more photos as we had to run off for a meeting elsewhere but just today, our flower installation was up too! 🌸
I’ve gotten DMs from some Malaysian customers before how pretty our SG stores are. You can see them now at the store too! Heh. They are the exact same flowers we have in Singapore, talented Bert managed to find someone here to do it!
I’ll take more photos tomorrow, and also maybe some items you can expect cos so far all I’ve taken are videos. 🤭
One last photo with our hoarding for keepsake. We don’t even do this so often in Singapore, at most one photo that’s all, haha. I guess, opening our own store in a foreign land is just very different from opening one in home ground? It’s an extremely extremely worried feeling, mixed with some form of anticipation cos we don’t really know what to expect? 😂
Bert has been sick, very sick since we arrived so she’s pretty much been resting and sleeping a lot. It’s really so bad. She was coughing every 10s on day 1 and 2 I almost strangled her cos it was so irritating LOL. Nah I’m kidding I’m not so mean ah. And on one night her fever was 39 degrees, damn high. Luckily Glen was on the trip too so he could take care of her. Steph, Nat and I helped with the setting up and here’s a celebratory shot when we were done for the day!
One video to show how the store looks like! ☺️
Oh I saw these drawings behind the hoarding used for referencing, so the contractors can use it to get their work done more accurately, thought this was quite interesting! And yes, I still find these paperwork insane to draw out though I’m not the one drawing. Too much details and I’m not someone who can deal with all these LOL.
I’ll update more about the store tomorrow!
For now, sharing some outfit shots I took this morning! Had breakfast at the hotel cos the girls said it was nice but Glen said it was horrible when he had it on the first day! So I decided to be judge. 😂 Hardly wake up for hotel breakfast whenever I travel with just Bert cos we both choose sleep anytime so, I actually don’t eat a lot of hotel breakfast? Conclusion today was, IT IS GOOD LEH. Haha.
Took it near the pool area!
Doesn’t look like KL at all, looks like I’m in Rome or some part of Europe haha.
I’m wearing the Ferlina Fauna Printed Culottes Romper here! I have had this piece at my house since it was launched, and never wore it out. And after wearing it for more than 12 hours today, I love it more than I did when I was just looking at it sitting on my cupboard!
IT IS DAMN COMFORTABLE.
Standing, sitting, running, doing work at the table, or hanging up clothes at the store, or all positions, comfy. 💯 Tested and proven.
I think it’s because the shoulders don’t come with any shoulders seamlines, so that’s why there’s no restrictions?
There’s a thin waistline right below the bust, and it makes the legs portion look long, thus I look tall. Which is actually a lie cos I’m only 1.6! 🤭
There’s also pockets, another bonus. All in all I really like this a lottt, and i find it super surprising that it is this comfy!
We’ve already launched this online and at the stores!
Also took a portrait shot cos it’s the only day I curled my hair since I arrived! And the only day I put on proper makeup! I’ve been surviving on brows only for the last few days.
Shall attempt another ootd tomorrow! 😛
New window display at our stores! We’ve new arrivals that just arrived today for Wed’s collection, and some preorder items which are now available at the stores too! 🍊🍊🍊
We’ve also extended Raffles Xchange operating hours! Used to be until 4pm on Sat and closed on Sun, but during this period it’s open until 830pm on Sat and 730pm on Sun. My suggestion is to visit Raffles if you don’t wanna shop in a crowded store as the other stores are usually packed over the weekends with long queues!
So shopping over at Raffles will also mean shorter fitting room and cashier queues.
Gonna head to bed now as it’s another day of buying stuffs. We need to get a safe, iPad stands, and all the miscellaneous. The thought of walking the mall and clocking the steps again is daunting. 😂 I clocked 2k plus steps the other day just to find a store that sells ceiling speakers, and i was gone for 2 hours. The girls thought I’d taken a cab to somewhere else to get it... cos I was away for so long. Haha.
So I’m not really looking forward to tomorrow. Need to rest my legs and body well tonight 😂
Monday, 7 Jan 2019
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