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TCL's First Styling Session! πŸ€— // Hacienda Dreams

Happy weekend, ladies!

As many of you guys already know, we held an intimate and cosy session with @briannawonggg and @bertillawong on Thursday night at our Westgate outlet! πŸ€—

If you didn't get the chance to go for the session, we'll be bringing you highlights and behind-the-scenes in this post, so stay tuned (or camp our post πŸ˜‰) to find out what went on!

We closed the shop early in preparation for the event and started setting up the chairs, cakes and goodie bags!

The chairs were lined with goodie bags too! Filled with goodies from TCL, Etude House and also Old Seng Choong πŸ›

Apart from the slice of Apple Pie that was thoughtfully packed for each individual attendee, there was also a dessert table set up in our store!

These Old Seng Choong pastries filled our store with the aromatic scent of freshly baked goodness! Everyone raved about the softness of their cakes and unique flavours - our tastebuds definitely benefited that night 😍

Old Seng Choong was also kind enough to give our readers and followers a special discount code for 20% off Old Seng Choong product range! Valid till 31/7, 2359h ✌🏻

Here's the code!


For this session, we also partnered with Etude House and all the attendees went home with combinations of these products!

They also received a special 20% off voucher on top of these products πŸ™ŒπŸ»

For the event, Etude House provided a makeup trunk for the makeup artist to create her LA collection inspired looks 🌸 We were all amazed by the variety of products!

As the attendees started filing in, all of us were behind the scenes getting both models into their first outfit! ☺️

There were a total of 6 outfits in the styling session, all styled by Bree and Bert with shoes, bags and accessories! It's the first time we are revealing our LA collection and, we could feel the excitement in the air!

And it begins!

At 7.15pm, our session started off with Bree and Bert introducing the conceptualisation and ideas behind this LA collection - from the location, designs and models in the lookbook!

We were not alone in Thursday night's session as it was also a night filled with makeup tips that Evadne, the senior makeup artist from Etude House readily shared with everyone 😌

She did two different looks inspired by this collection - one mauve-y smokey look inspired by the desert vibes, and another fresh and girly look portraying TCL's original persona ✨

The models of the night were two of our pixies, Michelle and Charmaine!

This is Michelle having her makeup done, while wearing the Luela Printed Maxi Dress πŸ€—

Evadne also shared lots of tips on how to combat dull skin, cover pigmentation and contour naturally!

Charmaine is wearing the Portia Jacket over the Shaelyn Top and Havana Ripped Jeans πŸ˜‹

Because Charmaine was donning light and pastel hues, Evadne went along with the theme and gave her sweet colours from Etude House's latest Sakura palette! πŸ‘

Another outfit that was shown during the event is the Shannon Stripes Printed Dress that will be launching next week! πŸ€—

This dress features statement ruffle sleeves, and Bree picked a pair of pearl hoops to style this piece πŸ™†πŸ»

One of the little tips that @briannawonggg shared was to keep the accessorizing simple for this outfit since the highlight would be on the stripes and sleeves already! ✨

If you're game to try out this personal favorite combi from Bree, you can try pairing stars and stripes together! 🌟

It's a combination that makes a statement but it radiates a cute and vibrant vibe! πŸ€—

So something along the lines of star earrings and a striped dress/ top and you're on your way to becoming a summer sensation!

We also had sneaks of this two piece set - Luanda Floral Printed Top and Shorts that will be launching next Wednesday as well ☺️

It is made in the same cut as the much loved Sanna Floral Printed Top!

If you're interested in seeing what else will be in this Sunday's launch, stay with us till the end for a detailed run-down of the other pieces!

As the event drew to a close, the ladies present were pretty exciting to shop the new collection and so, the mingling begins!

We hope everyone enjoyed the intimate session and got to interact Bree and Bert while you were there! ✨

P.S. Give us a πŸ™‹πŸ» in the comment box down below if you would like to see more of such events in the future!

The ladies present also went home with an exclusive LA lookbook booklet in their goodie bag!

This booklet consists of sneaks from upcoming launches and also a Q&A with our co-founders on their adventures in Los Angeles πŸ€—

For everyone else who would want to get their hands on one of these - simply purchase 2 or more items from the LA Collection and you'd be able to receive this! ✨

Other new arrivals launching this Sunday!

So why Hacienda Dreams as the collection name you may ask. The reason was simple as it was - the shoot was held at Hacienda, at this beautiful location called The Joshua Treehouse!

You may find them on Instagram @/thejoshuatreehouse!

When our marketing team first saw the visuals that our photographer sent in, we went 😍😍😍
Even the raw pics looked gorgeous, we kid you not.

And we couldn't help but feel that the location helped to bring out the best of our apparels! This is probably why @briannawonggg & @bertillawong emphasized so much on our visuals and went to such great lengths to have overseas photoshoots! ✌🏻

So without further ado, we shall share a little more on what else you can look out at our online launch this coming Sunday (16/7), 8.30pm!


If you're a fan of our ShoeGirl series, you'll have much to look forward to! We have a series of footwear coming your way and a couple are scheduled to be launched this coming Sunday!

These shoes are online-exclusives so if you're keen on any of them, set your alarms and cart out your picks at 8.30pm this Sunday! ⏰

Carina Starstruck Sandals

This ain't your usual pair of sandals but hey, it's a pair that can very well hold its fort for your look!

We can imagine how this pair will become the talk of your outfit even if you wore just a casual summer dress!

Made of faux leather, and featuring toe ring details with star details on the shoe laces, this is a pair that is worth the investment!

P.S. Lace can be tied high or low to achieve different looks! πŸ˜‰

Available in Silver and Gold and comes in sizes 35 - 40!

Liara Ruffles Sandals

We need not say more about how ruffles have taken over the entire fashion scene! This is exactly why we needed those statement details on our shoes!

What better way to introduce it than on a pair of sandals? 😊 This pair boasts of πŸ’― comfort! It's made of suede on faux leather with front ruffles! It also has a cushioned sole for optimal comfort. This pair comes with adjustable ankle strap so you can adjust it to fit your feet! ✨

Available in Nude Pink & Mustard and comes in sizes 35 - 40!

Both of the above pairs fit true to size so if you're getting this, just opt for your usual size! ✌🏻

Lucia Floral Top

Just because it's summer doesn't mean that florals can't come to play!

If you're looking to experiment with prints for your summer outfit, why not opt for this number!

The prints are in shades of blue; something that's not overly sweet but still great to offer some form of vibrancy to your look!

And of course, we're loving that the top is made of chiffon because that means that it's absolutely suitable for this sunny season! β˜€οΈ

Available in sizes XS - XL!

Mono Leaf Printed Top


Yet another printed number that you should add to your collection!

This number is more than just a usual spag-strap top! It comes with an attached waist sash that makes this top a tad more special!

By tying the waist sash, you offer more definition to your waist and yes, you're well on your way to achieving that desirable hourglass figure! 😍

We are also in love with the V-neckline because this means that you can get to flaunt those collarbones!

This is made of chiffon and comes with adjustable straps! Available in sizes XS - L!

Carlyn Ruffles Top / Carlyn Ruffles Shorts

Play up the versatility of your apparels with separates that can achieve a pseudo one-piece look!

This set is made of soft cotton polyester and it's a fabric that you'll fall in love with. πŸ’™

P.S. Spot that ruffle deet upon that top? You can wear it higher or slightly lower for 2 different looks!

Wearing the Carlyn Top with our Carlyn Shorts makes this the perfect weekend style! But if you're looking for something dressier, you can match the top with our...

Carlyn Culottes

This pair of culottes is a remake of our ever-popular Mackenzie Culottes (minus the front pockets), a pair that has received a stamp of approval from our customers! ✌🏻

This pair comes in Heather Blue and Dark Blue, both of which are colours that are easy to match! If you'd like to match it as a set with our Carlyn Top, be sure to opt for the Heather Blue piece!

Top, shorts and culottes are all available in sizes XS - XL! ;)

Amarlyn Pleated Pants

A comeback number and here're some of the reasons why you should have this in your summer wardrobe!

βœ”οΈ Comfort's guaranteed for this pair! This loose fitting number is flowy and doesn't emphasize on the hips! If you've got a heavy bottom, do consider giving this piece a try! ;)

βœ”οΈ Aesthetics πŸ’― and can we just say that those pleats are totally on point? Not only that, the vertical pleats even help to lend an illusion of a slimmer and longer silhouette.

Available in two new colours - Navy & Forest and available in sizes XS - XL!

Havana Ripped Jeans

You know what they say about outfits that empower? This pair of jeans is a pair that empowers.

Design-wise, we are marveling at the ripped details! Denim jeans transcend the seasons but these ripped details set this pair apart from your usual jeans!

As for the cutting, it's perfect~! It elongates your frame and helps to make your legs look endlessly long 😍

For those of you ladies who maybe shorter, here's a tip for you: do consider folding up the hems of this pair!

Available in dark and light denim and comes in sizes XS - XL! ✌🏻

Sander Embroidered Dress

If you're still on the lookout for that summer dress, look no further because this is THE dress.

At first sight, it may seem like this is just another white dress but take a closer look and you'll realize that there's more to it!

With embroidery & lace crochet details at its hemline, this dress is instantly spiced up and made perfect for a sweetheart.

Throw on a tassel tie detail and you've got that resort-worthy look going on!

Made of polyester blend and available in one colour only! Comes in sizes XS - XL!

Luela Printed Maxi Dress

What comes to mind when you think of summer?

Beach, sun and surely palm trees and maxis? 🌴
This maxi spells summer goodness like no others! The navy panels at the side offers a slimming effect and helps to lend more attention to the palm leaves prints!

Not only that, you can even get to flaunt those legs with the side slit going on with this piece!

Styling tip from us? Match it with a pair of gladiator sandals for a look that's fitting for the season! β˜€οΈ

We've got a couple more items (Portia Jacket & Shaelyn Top) that you can look out for from this launch! You may check out our lookbook online or view our Facebook sneaks!

Shop them all at our stores:
Bugis Junction, 03-15
313@/somerset, B1-30
Westgate, 02-32

Hacienda Dreams will be launching online this coming Sunday (16/7), 8.30pm!

Our free shipping promo is still ongoing for all regular-priced items! If you're purchasing 2 or more items online, remember to enter <SUMMER6> to enjoy $6 off* your purchases!

Also, if you haven't checked out our July Exclusives page yet, we are upping our game for our Review for Rewards program!

For a limited period, review your tries in store on Dayre, tag us and hashtag #theclosetlover #tclreviews! Send in a snapshot to to receive

$8 discount code

How simple can it get right? 😊

Hurry and join in today because this is a limited-time offer and you don't wanna miss out on this! ✌🏻

For more details, check out our July's Exclusives page at:!

Till the next, ladies! πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ‘‹πŸΌ

Day 196

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017

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Triconsonantal (avatar)

Triconsonantal Do you sell the pair of pants that the model is wearing with the Carina starstruck sandals? They're gorgeous!!

2 years ago

theclosetlover (avatar)

theclosetlover Hello @Triconsonantal, it's an upcoming pair! (: We don't have an official launch date yet but you can look out for our updates here or over at IG/FB in the near future!

2 years ago

zi_rong (avatar)

zi_rong Hi when will the pink gingham top wore by Bert be launched?

2 years ago

bertillawong (avatar)

bertillawong @zi_rong hello! It will be launched soon! :)

2 years ago

theletterers (avatar)

theletterers Hello~ Does sizing run big/small for the Fern Pom Pom Sandals in Tan? Thanks!

2 years ago

rachelchia (avatar)

rachelchia Hi! The blue colour of the Carlyn Ruffle Top transferred onto the beige strap when I washed it by hand :( is there a recommendation to remove the stain?

2 years ago

theclosetlover (avatar)

theclosetlover Hi @howtobehappy, the sizing runs true for our Fern Pom Pom Sandals! (:

2 years ago

theclosetlover (avatar)

theclosetlover Hi @rachelchia, so sorry to hear about this! Could we trouble you to send in a snapshot of your situation to so that we can assist you better from there?

2 years ago

theletterers (avatar)

theletterers Hi @theclosetlover / @bertillawong , unfortunately the sandals have been sold out since my comment on the day of your launch last week and I prefer to get an instock instead of backorder. Thanks a lot for your reply nonetheless! :)

2 years ago

rachelchia (avatar)

rachelchia @theclosetlover just sent! Thank you for the fast reply ^^

2 years ago

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