I took a little time off last week and brought my photographer/manager/boyfriend, point8cam along to attend a private blogger session by Gallo by Thian. The first time I heard about the brand was when Joyce@Kinkybluefairy wore their harem pants a year back when we went to Audi Fashion Week in Singapore. I've heard tons of good reviews about this brand so when they emailed me the invite I was pretty excited to meet up with the people behind the brand =)
When I first entered the store, I thought I was magically transported to a whimsical, cloud-nine like setting with the theme "Will You Marry Me". Unfortunately no one was bitten by the wedding bug or else! hahahahaha
Teresa Thian, a Raffles Design Institute graduate, came up with this concept that tells a story of love at first sight and marriage proposals while injecting soft, silky materials on sweet and cute designs in the shape or hearts, scallops and flowy things. I definitely fell in love at first sight with her designs. I was even spotting things I liked while the manicurist was doing my nails! Talk about multitasking! ^.^
The colour palette this Spring/Summer 2011 season revolves around an assortment of yummy cotton candies like lemonchiffon, light sky blue, pink and lavender floral not to mention other basic colours designed in such cutesy and wearable daily kind of way. I loved the prints and colours used for their scarves, dresses and especially with gold clasps for the headbands and also their heart shaped buttons. Being a person who loves detailing and cut, this collection definitely did it for me and it's glad to see that it's not being overdone. The label is available at its boutiques in The Gardens Mall, Bangsar Shopping Centre and Parkson Pavilion.
So as they greeted me and point8cam with delicious strawberry flavoured tea from TWG Tea (they served this in every room in Marina Bay Sands and oh, it was LOVE) and assortment of tea-time cakes and cookies from Delectables by Su (talk about being pampered lavishly!), I had the privilege of choosing a design I liked out of the eight that was inspired by their garments. I chose the classic that reminds me of Gallo by Thian's outfits - pastel peachy pink with tiffany blue and gold linings.
And so the process begins.
I have to admit that I'm usually not the type that goes all out to pamper myself and I know I've been complaining about it but I hope it'll change soon since I thought I work so hard and hey why not enjoy the things I've worked for ;)
And oh my, they even had to scrape out paint that was stuck from the week before's photoshoot! So shy already when they dug out blue chipped paint from underneath my nailbed HAHAHAH -_-"
I had the privilege to meet up personally with Teresa, the designer herself and talked to her a little about her brand. It was nice to see how she's personally hands on even up to the smallest details about her brand, even attending to the customers' need. According to her marketing exec, even the design of the store and the photoshoots would be overseen by Teresa herself. So you can be rest assured that quality is top-notch priority.
See my pretty blinged nails? ^.^
I haven't felt that girly in AGES!
After the manicure session, I was roaming around the store, refusing to leave even though I had to run off to study for my next papers HAHAHA and asked point8cam to snap photos of the clothes that I was eyeing on. Luckily for me, I have a boyfriend who knows my taste and he also got taste la okay! I didn't have to direct him cause I'll just say "that one" and he immediately knows which one I'm referring to and he knows how to make the material show to it's closest form in still photos. Here are my faves from the store:
Price Ranges from RM79 to RM500+.
If you spend RM1000 and above, you will receive a loyalty membership card which entitles you to a 10% off from your purchases.
Thank you Teresa and Leanne for inviting me! I definitely had a good time being pampered and got to oogle at all the pretty clothes. Eye-ing a few, will come back during my birthday week (which means extra 20% off) heheh
boyfriend who grew up in London who loved the flavoured tea. Tch typical =P
Here are some photos from their recent lookbook (yes, they have menswear too):
Gallo by Thian is offering the 3D manicured nail session that us bloggers received to public. All the manicures were done and will be done by Blissful Nail Spa & Body Care. It is limited to a few sessions a day and is open to public. Here are the details on how you can go for a session:
FREE 3D Manicure Session
Date: 25th & 26th of June 2011
Venue: Gallo by Thian, The Gardens Mall
Sessions: 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4pm & 5.30pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: To book a session, please call 03-2283 1927.
OMG ONLY ONE LAST SESSION LEFT HURRY CALL THEM!
Top: Miss Selfridge
Shoes: Agape Boutique
Bag: Sometime Boutique
Feather clip: D.I.Y