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The book’s heroines include Iris Apfel (pictured here), Lucille Ball (down) and Nancy Kwan.

The feminist banner has been flying high in 2017. Now Kate Spade New York takes the message higher with the launch of the coffee table book She: Muses, Visionaries and Madcap Heroines ($70, exclusive to the brand’s store at The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands). The 240-page tome chronicles some of the most effervescent women in fashion and pop culture – living (Iris Apfel, Leandra Medine), dead (Georgia O’Keefe, Lucille Ball) and fictional (Miss Piggy, Clueless’ Cher Horowitz) – accompanied by colourful, fun, feel-good photos, anecdotes and essays. We’re with Kate.

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Well, not till 2019. Till then, die-hard fans can channel GOT chic with Belgian luxury bag label Delvaux’s Holiday capsule line. Inspired by the hit TV series and starring its signature Brilliant top-handle bag, the Couture Exclusive Collection combines a medieval aesthetic with artisanal craftsmanship to create four limited edition bags, and matching bag straps, charms and a clutch (prices unavailable). Among them: the “Queen’s Desire” (above) with brass details – created by Swiss clockmakers – that have been galvanised in France


Something Just Like This

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To go with the street vibe, Gen Z influencers like Jiahe Zhang (left) star in the ad campaign.

If you’ve been looking to get your hands on some original ’90s Tommy Hilfiger merchandise (you know the kind Aaliyah and Gwen Stefani wore), stop raking eBay and just head straight to the source. The label has launched a Tommy Jeans capsule collection of casual basics (price unavailable) that pays homage to its youth-inflected streetwear roots. Standouts include light-washed dungarees, bomber and denim jackets emblazoned with nautical flags, and undies with logo waistbands perfect for channelling Aaliyah.

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For the latest update of its feminine Lvcea automatic timepiece, Bulgari turned to a Roman design speciality: mosiacs. The dial on each watch ($53,100) boasts around 700 tiles made from 18K pink or white gold, each measuring 0.84mm wide (ie slightly bigger than the period at the end of this sentence), and takes two days to complete. As if not impressive enough, the tiles are arranged by hand to achieve the best reflection, so no two watches are alike.


Arch Army

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Rainbows remain a fashion obsession, and we’re not talking about the IG app filter. This festive season, fun multi-coloured bands turn up on everything from sequinned dresses to the soles of platform slides.

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Tabitha Simmons leather slides, US$495 (S$675), www.modaoperandi.com
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Shag Eyes leather and wool cross-body bag, $760, Anya Hindmarch

Black Magic Woman

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Before cult New York fine jeweller Eva Zukerman (inset) launched her industrial-tinged label Eva Ferhan in 2011 and won fans like Rihanna, she was a painter. Now, her artistic flair with abstract hand-painted prints can be seen in her capsule line with American luggage and leather goods maker Tumi. Launching this mont, the four-piece, nearly all-black collection compromises an M-sized tote, a clutch, a jewellery pouch and a jewellery box ($440-$1,750). True to Tumi’s utilitarian style, the tote comes with padded computer and phone pockets, as well as a key leash for handy access to all your essentials.

This story first appeared in Female’s December 2017 issue. 

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