Oh, what a night!
Our inaugural Tatler Fashion Awards started with a bang and ended on an even higher note. Curious to know what really went down?
Here's a quick rundown of what was seen and overheard at our hallmark fashion event.
When there’s an open whisky bar, you know people are going to loosen up a little. The 15-year-old Glenfiddich whisky, topped with star anise for a hint of spice, was the most popular drink of the night.
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Everyone loves a good picture. The Hello Stranger photo booth was packed throughout the night, with a line extending to the food stations. Who could resist hamming it up over the “weights” and sporting a “six pack”?
Our Style Disruptor 2017 winner, Margie Van Elten Blommaert opened the Surrender Spring 2017 show to hoots of appreciation and thunderous applause. What was on runway was available for purchase right after the show. We hear Margie may have gotten an outfit or two.
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Lynn Yeow De Vito may have walked the catwalk before, but the mother of four was feeling the nerves before the Surrender Spring 2017 runway show. “I’ve never done anything as big or extensive like this,” she said.
In his thank-you speech, Sanveer Gill, winner our Most Stylish Man of the Year award said men have it easier when it comes to styling themselves. Then he proceeded to give a shout-out to all the women in the room for taking the time and effort to dress well every day.
Stephanie Lee, our pick for Most Stylish Woman 2017, humorously dedicated her stilettos to her dad Billy, who is both her greatest fashion supporter and critic. He had recently quipped that of late, she had been wearing too many flats.
While editor-in-chief Jane Ngiam was introducing the winner for our Most Classic Dresser 2017 award, someone (Grace Chng, was that you?!) recognised the description and yelled, “Grace Yeh!”, in support of her friend. “Women are like fine wine, we get better with age,” said Grace in her short speech.
Loh May-Han had no idea what husband Adrian Ng was going to get up to as he had not let on about his involvement with TFA. When he came out dressed to the nines in Adidas “rapper”gear, she was gobsmacked. “I didn’t know where to look—the stage or the screen,” she said. As for Adrian, he joked that he was hoping someone would wield the eyeliner on for him for his rap segment, just like what was seen in the music video playing in the background.
Are you a “bad, bad boy”? Jim Rogers definitely knew how to work the crowd when he started throwing money out during his rap segment. He also dipped his gold chain into a glass of whisky, licked it and kissed the hand of emcee Rozz’s before making a grand exit. Psst: Jim, you’ve got fans. We hear Beh Swan Gin and Maisy Koh specially attended TFA because they found out you were going to be on stage! And what’s wife Paige Parker’s take on it? “He’s such a sport. Still… Hubs is gonna keep to investing,” she says on Instagram.
This was a crowd that knew how to P-A-R-T-Y! Never mind that the event had already ended, guests stayed on to mingle, and some even headed down to the lobby for a round of drinks.
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