Last night was a night of two very different events. It began with throwing on my red global babe jumpsuit and heading to Scotts Square for the launch of cool Brit girl Sophia Webster’s quirky collection for On Pedder, one of my favourite shoe shops.
I loved her caption handbags. “Money Talks” is certainly just right for the Singapore market although I preferred the marginally less conceited “High Flyer” mainly because of the butterflies, a theme running throughout the collection.
These butterfly-embellished patent pumps with their wings at the back are already flying off the shelves (terrible pun, I do apologise). Seen in both pictures above, they’ve already sold out on netaporter. Food was girly gorgeousness and included sarnies scattered with petals, bumblebee cup cakes, lollipops and, of course, copious bubbles.
Other successes were these:
Arguably slightly last season’s Alaia in style, they really held you in and made your foot feel very secure and stable, despite their totteringly skinny high heels. I also love the messenger style wing too. But it was these that stole my heart and were the star of her collection in my book (and around half the price of the heels).
And here’s the lovely lady herself:
I then made a quick dash for home to change in to something decidedly less glitzy for the (much more important) discussion on the Human Trafficking bill that is about to pass in parliament. Last night at Ulu Pandan Community Centre, close to where I live, it was the fourth and final meeting to give people a chance to comment on what should be added to this very important bill. There was a good turn out of over 200.
At first I panicked that I was attending a discussion to prevent the bill passing, but it had just been rather confusingly worded:
Issued raised were that the Bill should be gender neutral and the need for heavy penalties that are commensurate with the severity of offences. People asked for a lower threshold of proof in cases involving child victims and also suggested support for victims, such as provision of shelter, counselling, identity protection during trial and immunity from prosecution in deserving cases.
It was really good to see Singapore seeking to tackle this problem which is something that matters globally as well as locally.
For more information on the Human Trafficking Bill, which is due to be put before parliament this November, click here.
For more information on On Pedder click here.