Fashion in a City @Avalon, Marina Bay Sands

Hello fashionable folks!

We know we have been quiet for a long time but now we are back with a bang!

We are organizing Singapore’s first-of-its-kind Fashion Party on June 29 at Avalon, Marina Bay Sands for all you special people 🙂

June 29 event

It will be a magical evening full of fashion, beauty, shopping and partying!

Watch our fashion show showcasing the participating local and overseas independent labels (which are premium designed) and walked by aspiring models. Shop for the desired pieces at the booths of respective labels at specials of S$50-S$300 for one day only. Look good at our styling stations by getting a makeover and being photographed at our special photo booths. Party against the backdrop of Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands after 10 PM.
We have an exclusive offer for all our fans. From now till 18 June, you can purchase a minimum of 4 tickets at $35 each, thus enjoying a discount of 40%!! (U.P – $60).
From 19 June, only Passion Card members will be able to purchase a minimum of 2 tickets at $35 each.
And this is not all.
You can redeem your ticket price of $35 OFF any Noël Caleb merchandise. See www.noelcaleb.com for the range which will be sold at 30% discount for you that day. (For e.g, say an item of $100 after 30% discount is $70, you can trade of $35 from the $70 thus paying only $35 for any 1 piece of Noël Caleb item using the redemption of the ticket.)

So what are you waiting for?

Head to our Fashion in a City website and book your tickets. You can make use of our current special rate and reserve tickets from us by filling the form on the site. Our normal price of $60 per ticket resumes from 19 June 2013.

You can also buy tickets online via credit card/Paypal at:

http://fashioninacity.eventbrite.com/

For cash payment, email love@noelcaleb.com and we’ll issue the tickets on the spot.

Before we go, here is a sneak peak at the 51 models who will set the stage on fire on June 29 🙂

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Don’t you want to know who these gorgeous guys and gals are?

Head over to our Facebook page and you can also vote for your favourite model!

The most popular model will win a special prize from us which will also be announced on June 29.

So friends, mark your calendars and book your tickets!

June 29 is going to be an evening you will never forget 🙂

Keep checking Fashion in a city site for all the latest updates.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram @fashioninacity

Michel Tay: Finalist One – Noël Caleb Photography Contest 2012

As promised yesterday, here is the profile and portfolio of the first finalist of the Noël Caleb Photography Contest 2012 – Michel Tay.

Michel Tay is a Singapore-based fashion and commercial photographer. Photography has been his passion since his college days in the Lasalle College of Arts, where he studied communication design.

After college, he began work as a Digital Imaging Artist at a local photography studio, where he was introduced to the world of Fashion, Commercial and Still-Life photography.

In 2003, Michel became a full-fledged photographer and went on to build an impressive roster of shoots. He started his own company – Michel Tay Photography in 2008, which essentially focuses on Fashion and Commercial Photography while also dabbling in Still-Life and Wedding Photography.

Michel has garnered much local and regional acclaim in this span of time through his collaborations with international models, celebrities and the best brands.

 Multi-talented Michel is an avid graphic designer  as well who beautifully bridges the worlds of photography and graphic design in his work.

But here’s the best part, he is also a popular local recording artist! He regularly performs in a band called Elyzia and has released several albums and compilations. Michel has also represented Singapore and performed overseas!

With an impressive portfolio that includes marquee names like SK-II, NIKE, Hewlett-Packard, Evian, ESPN Sports, United Overseas Bank and Female Brides magazine, Michel is a serious contender for the prize 🙂

To know more about Michel and see his other work, do check out his website and Facebook page.

Aren’t you curious to see Michel’s interpretation of Eve in the Garden of Eden?

Then do check out our Facebook page on 8 Oct when we will reveal his artistic vision for Noël Caleb.

And remember, to make him win, all you have to do is vote for him 🙂

Tomorrow, we meet our second finalist – Jiayun Zhu.

Another Inspiring Initiative: Noël Caleb Photography Contest 2012

Ever since Noël Caleb was launched last year, we have made a name for ourselves not only through our unique and stylish clothes, but also through various creative endeavors, that have placed us a notch above other local fashion labels.

Continuing with this tradition, we have announced another inspiring initiative while we diligently create another jaw-dropping collection 🙂

The Noël Caleb Photography Contest 2012 is our quest to find Asia’s next big fashion photographer.

From numerous entries, we have shortlisted four upcoming, talented photographers who have already done significant work in Singapore and abroad. This week, we will showcase one photographer every day on our blog.

But what will the shortlisted photographers do to be crowned Asia’s Next Big Fashion Photographer?

Let’s find out!

Each photographer will select outfits from our latest collection ‘Garden of Eden’ and create an editorial shoot around the outfits. Here’s a peek at the collection:

Each photographer will unveil their interpretation of Eve, the First Lady of Garden of Eden and how she will look in the modern world. Sounds fascinating, isn’t it?

We will reveal their artistic spreads on our Facebook page on 8 October. And that’s when you all come into the picture 🙂

You will have one week  to vote for your favorite photographer!

Your vote has 60% weightage in the final decision so each vote will be really important to our photographers.

The final winner will get to create an editorial fashion spread for Noël Caleb in our next campaign. It will be our small contribution to showcase Asian talent on a global stage.

So be sure to check out our blog every day to know about the aspiring photographers.

Tomorrow we meet Michel Tay, and you’ll get to know more about him!

Noël Caleb Associate Programme: Field Trip!!!

Can you sense the excitement?

The first field trip for the participants of the Noël Caleb Associate Programme!

A fabric sourcing trip!

Needless to say, everyone involved was super thrilled 🙂

So bright and early, one Saturday morning, our participants set out to buy fabric for their designs.

Our fabric trader’s workshop cum warehouse was ginormous! Heaps and piles of gorgeous fabric lay all around.

Our participants were quite distracted by this bounty and wanted to pick all 🙂

But finally, they focused on the (secret) theme and decided to choose accordingly.

The participants went through fabric swatches to pick out the fabric they wanted.

Just like pros!

And finally, we can reveal to you one of the secret participants of the Noël Caleb Associate Programme. Chris (L) is not only the only male participant but also the official photographer for the Programme. Don’t you just love his pictures?

For corporate and personal photoshoots, you can contact Chris at http://christopheroon.daportfolio.com/or email christopher.oon@gmail.com.

All our participants were really happy and excited with their choices at the end of the trip. They couldn’t wait to see their designs in their chosen fabrics.

But more about that in our next post.

Keep reading 🙂

Noël Caleb Associate Programme: Pattern making session

Hello Friends!

Hope you all had a fantastic Hari Raya weekend. We did 🙂

And now it’s time to catch up with the gorgeous participants of the Noël Caleb Associate Programme. A first-of-its-kind collaboration in Singapore, it brings together people from different backgrounds to create an upcoming collection for our label.

As you know, in the last session, our participants showed their sketches for the collection. Seven designs from each participant were finally selected in accordance with our philosophy of creating a seven-day look.

Moving forward, in this session, our participants finally met with Audrey, our pattern-maker, who will transform their sketches into actual patterns from which the garments will finally be created.

All the participants explained the intricacies of their designs to Audrey, who gave her opinion on what would be feasible, depending on the kind of fabric.

The participants also gave exact measurements of their sketches to Audrey…

…by using other pieces as examples…

…or by giving their own measurements.

In the mean time, Audrey took copious notes.

All in all, it was an intense yet fulfilling session as finally, our participants could see their dreams turning into reality.

Once again, we would like to thank Christopher Oon for the fabulous pictures. For corporate and personal photoshoots, you can contact Christopher at http://christopheroon.daportfolio.com/or email christopher.oon@gmail.com.

In the next session, the participants will go on a field trip to source fabric for their designs.

Stay tuned to find out what happens 🙂

Noël Caleb Associate Programme: Update

Hello Friends!

It’s Magical Monday and that means it’s time to update you all on the first ever Noël Caleb Associate Programme.

As we told you last time, the Noël Caleb Associate Programme, also the first-of-its-kind in Singapore, brings together people from different backgrounds to create an upcoming collection for the label. Last time, you saw how our lovely participants created beautiful mood boards for the collection on the basis of the (secret) theme.

So what are they up to now? Let’s find out 🙂

So in this session, all the participants showed sketches of the designs they had created on the basis of the theme, the mood boards and certain (secret) guidelines from our side.

They also explained the thought behind the designs and the nitty-gritties of how exactly a piece would look.

Each participant could create as many designs as they liked. Seven designs of each participant were eventually selected in accordance with our philosophy of creating a seven-day look for the collection.

As testimony to their different backgrounds, some participants created sketches in pencil while others used water colors.

As usual, there was a lot of discussions, debates …

…referencing, checking…

…and most importantly, great fun we all had.

In the next session, our participants will meet with the pattern-maker, taking another step towards their dream of designing a collection.

Once again, we would like to thank Christopher Oon for the amazing pictures. For corporate and personal photoshoots, you can contact Christopher at http://christopheroon.daportfolio.com/or email christopher.oon@gmail.com.

We have also two great pieces of news to give you today. First:

We are launching the Noël Caleb Club! Yes, it’s true 🙂

Have you always been passionate about Art/Beauty/Fashion/Food & Beverage/Photography/Video/Music/Lifestyle/Writing, essentially any creative endeavour? Would you like to hone your skills with like-minded people? Then we are looking for you.

Email love@noelcaleb.com asap mentioning your:

1. Name

2. Age

3. Academic and/or professional qualifications

4. Contact number

5. Talent/interest and

6. Why do you think you can represent Noël Caleb

We look forward to hearing from all you creative people 🙂

And now for the second amazing piece of news!

Our subsidiary Lounge by the Color Palette is organising a fabulous event on 18 August in collaboration with new online fashion portal Fashfix. We will be launching our revolutionary MVO nail art machine with which you can do this:

Yes, now you can create your own nail art or choose from over 500 pre-loaded designs and see how these designs get printed on your nails. Even better, you can take an instant picture (just like Neo Print) and show it off on your nails. Only for $28 (UP $60).

There will also be a clothes swop party where you can swop your pre-loved clothes with others for just $1 a piece. All remaining clothes will be donated to charity. Check out all the details here:

Doesn’t this sound like awesome fun?

So hurry and RSVP to love@noelcaleb.com. The first ten people to RSVP will be featured on the Facebook pages of Noël CalebLounge by the Color Palette and Fashfix with their collection of pre-loved clothes.

See you at Lounge@Chijmes on the 18th, 12pm for the MVO launch and 1st clothes swop party starts at 2.30pm 🙂

Announcing Noël Caleb workshop: How to Start a Fashion Business + T-shirt competition + roundup of Blueprint Singapore

Our latest collection Garden of Eden lookbook, displayed at the Blueprint tradeshow

We’ve all been so busy here at Noël Caleb and we have so much to tell you about our latest news!

Many have been wondering about how our one-year-old label has been very successful, collecting over 4000 facebook fans, launching 4 collection and countless events and contests.

We at Noël Caleb are keen to share the love – and the advice – on how we did it. Whether you’re a start up fashion business or you’re thinking of launching one, Noel Caleb is offering an insider workshop to help you succeed.

On the 29th of May, we are conducting a workshop on how to start a fashion business – the Noël Caleb way – at our newly launched subsidiary LOUNGE @ CHIJMES by The Color Palette, from 7-9 pm.

Places are limited so hurry up and RSVP your place by emailing us on love@noelcaleb.com. If you’re a Noel Caleb fan, you get a promo price at S$150 (Net price S$500 for public) and you can bring in a guest FOC too!

Our second exciting news is announcing our T-shirt competition of which theme is ‘Singapore inspires me’. You don’t have to be a fashion designer to enter this one so just get your creativity going and start doodling! Entries deadline in the coming Friday, 25th of May.  After voting, the winner gets his/her designs printed and will appear in a magazine. How cool is that?

Last but not least we wanted to share with you our delight for the success at last week’s Blueprint tradeshow and emporium. The tradeshow was very fruitful and thanks to everyone – especially our fans – who dropped by the Noël Caleb booth, our emporium shopping event was a success! Here are few pictures of out booth, featuring our yet-to-launch collection Garden of Eden!

Noel Caleb booth at Blueprint

We will post pictures of our upcoming collection and share more about behind-the-scenes of the photoshoot soon.

Meanwhile, it’s 2 more days to our happening Fashion Business workshop and Tshirt Design competition. Keep your RSVP and entries coming, everyone!