Last week, we announced on our facebook page that Noël Caleb team will be giving free styling lessons to few lucky ladies who show genuine interest in the subject and wish to learn about styling and practice it.
So, along with our fashion design competition winner Peiying and our in-house intern Roshni, we’ve picked 5 from those who replied and commenced our first session/workshop last Friday.
And what a fun session it was! After introducing our styling concept in general and the Noël Caleb label to the ladies, we then put them to test and asked them to style themselves starting with a couple of pieces of their own clothing by teaming them with pieces from Noël Caleb. This is because we believe that in order to be able to style people, you need to know how to style yourself first.
The result was interesting from those who stuck to the style they normally wear to others who were pleasantly surprised when they tried on a piece they never thought would work. Needless to say, everybody looked great at the end of the session by donning a Noël Caleb piece and making it their own!
We will be posting more about our journey with the girls, who still have 3 more lessons to go, starting next weekend when they will join us to observe how we’re styling the model for Noël Caleb’s new collection (which is launching very soon!!!) on set of the campaign photoshoot. After that, they will put what they’ve learned to test by styling our flash mob dancers the week after and finishing off with some hands-on experience with real clients on our pop up space in Tangs Vivo City towards the end of this month.
All in all, we hope to teach these girls some styling skills and we’ll be choosing our overall Noël Caleb Styling Apprentice winner at the end of this journey so keep posted on all the updates on this blog every Monday!
With our lookbooks on hand, it was easy to explain the label's unique take on styling through the different mix-and-match outfits we create for each colection.
Our Ballerina Diaries lookbook.
Some pieces from Honey in the Rock collection.
We made sure no one left hungry :-)
Explaining about styling and Noel Caleb.
Demonstrating how to wear the Onyx top...
More about Noël Caleb
The challenge began when we asked the ladies to pick a couple of items from our lookbooks to mix-and-match with their clothes.
Explaining what would work and why...
Isabel: her first look was good but we felt the skirt didn't complement her extra slim figure as it should...
Isabel's 2nd look was equally good especially with the bright colours which complements her cheerful personality.
Our favourite of Isabel's looks was teaming her neon knit top with kryptonite purple skirt! Just spot on!
Megha: Megha opted for the Natalie skirt to start with but we felt it didn't highlight her best assets enough, mainly her legs and waist...
It took a bit of convincing to get Megha to try on the super sexy Morganite skirt with Onyx top. All it needed was a pair of heels!
We love Megha's look in Onyx, belted and teamed with her favourite skinny jeans!
Choo Yan was the most challenging lady to dress in the class! With broader shoulders than most of the girls, we liked how the Cornelian jacket fell on her, and the colour added some radiance to her face.
Alexandrite dress in Brown looked super cute of Choo Yan, who wasn't convinced with the colour to start with but grew to like it!
The Tourmaline piece added some more colour and contrast to Choo Yan's look.
But the best of the best was this Ruby top, which highlighted her beautiful shoulders and gave her some fun edge.
Cadence is used to wearing dresses most of the time so we started with this Heather dress which looked effortless and cool on her, but not dressy enough for her style...
Although the purple Onyx top is extra flattering, somehow Cadence's look lacked something...
And voila! Cadence rocked this Alexandrite dress in green, which confirmed that she does indeed suit dresses better due to her body form and proportions.
Roshni looked great in this white polka dot shirt teamed with her tailored black skirt. Monochrome but interesting and sophisticated look.
Another great look for Roshni is this Geode dress in grey and cream...
After initially picking the grey version of this Kryptonite skirt to go with her purple lace top, Shairah took our advice and tried the mustard version instead which made for a great colour combination.
But the final look for Shairah was teaming her leather skirt with the black polka dot Tatiana shirt which added some softness to her edgy style and kept things interesting.
Our fashion design competition winner Peiying was the only one who stuck to the first look she tried since it looked adorable on her!
We loved how she mixed pieces from both our collections and created an unexpected and interesting look which was totally creative and true to her quirky style.
Ahhhh time to rest after our first lesson ended....
- Say cheese! Noël Caleb team with all the girls looking amazing in their final looks! Well done, everyone and hope you had as much fun as we did!