i threw a little fashion function last week to celebrate the launch of The Book of Daniel with my friends and familia. and what an amazing house party it turned out to be.
a truly singaporean book deserves to be celebrated at a truly singaporean location, my team and i decided. and so we did, at the majestic black-and-white colonial bungalow home of theater impressario and a true singaporean icon, Glen Goei.
we converted his living room into the voyeuristic fashion lounge, complete with the instaprinta, dining area into the Skin Inc beauty bar, and transformed the garden with furniture from The Event Store into a chill-out space, complete with the Bacchanalia bar sprouting exciting Bruichladdich whisky and The Botanist gin cocktails, the Piper Heidsieck Champagne Bar, the Carlsberg Beer Bar and a Green Tea Bar, the perfect compliment to a palette of the most delightful canapes by bespoke caterer Amici.
the fab folks from Goodrich created a custom wallpaper for the event, which formed a dramatic backdrop at the entrance to the house, and the perfect setting for the book signing enclave.
all the party needed was a special group of guests, and i was privileged to play host to a treat bunch of friends …. from industry veterans to early-day collaborators, mentors, school mates and everyone else in between …
a special moment occurred when two of my fave singapore bands, West Grand Boulevard and The Sam Willows ( supported by Luther Music ) took to the stage and performed a capsule of their ( and my ) fave tunes to a rapt audience
guests walked away with a a goodie bag filled with contributions from MAC, Skin Inc, Goodrich and premium organic green tea specially flown in from japan.
a magical night indeed. a huge thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and everyone else who made the night more than everything i imagined it to be.
more pictures of the party here in my facebook album . enjoy !
the book is available in singapore at all Kinokuniya stores ;
TImes the Bookshop at Plaza Singapura, CentrePoint, Paragon, JCube, Tampines One ;
Robinsons @ Heeren, Raffles City, JEM ;
cinq at Scotts Square ;
hair atelier by Shunji matsuo at ION ;
muse at orchard gateway
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