By day, Edlan Chua is the COO of the Paradise Group, which operates 32 restaurants and employs more than 1,000 people. But back home, he’s simply dad to two adorable boys: Edison, aged seven, and 19-month-old Jonas. His wife, Joyce, is a stay-at-home mum who loves dressing her kids up in the coolest designer threads. So, at first glance, it seems fairly obvious which parent is more sartorially savvy.
To put Mum and Dad’s styling skills to the test, the family headed to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands to pick out the perfect outfit for Edison and Jonas. Who will come out on top in the Style My Little Fashionista challenge? Watch the video to find out.
Fashion’s Day Out
Inspired by the Chua family’s experience? Plan a fun-filled, fashionable day out at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
For the fashion prince/princess in the making: Dolce & Gabbana Junior
Embrace la dolce vita with Dolce & Gabbana Junior’s vibrant Spring/Summer kids’ collection. From adorable cotton dresses for girls to graffiti-print shirts and sweatshirts for boys, this is the season for your little ones to go all out in colour.
For your bold dresser: Gucci Children
The Italian brand’s lively designs feature kitschy elements like cat and teddy-bear prints. Boys get hip bomber jackets and preppy blazers, while girls can choose gingham dresses with a cute kitten appliqué. Gucci Children has everything for newborns to 12 years, including accessories and nappy bags.
For mini fashionistas: Kids 21
You’ll be spoilt for choice at Kids 21, a veritable shopping paradise for the coolest kids’ designer labels. The boutique houses a plethora of luxury brands such as Moschino, Little Marc Jacobs and Dsquared2, for kids of all ages and occasions.
For the aspiring racecar driver: Ferrari Store Junior
Your little automotive enthusiast will love not only the kidswear range of this brand, which caters to kids aged two to 14, but also its iconic logo of a prancing horse. The key words of this label’s range? Casual luxury, which means shorts, dresses, skirts and suits, in the brand’s signature red, white and blue palette, with touches of yellow.
For your lil’ superhero: DC Comics Superheroes Cafe
Cosy up to Superman, Wonder Woman and other characters from the DC Comics universe at this immersive dining space. Hungry? Kids of all ages will surely love Batman’s epic Dark Knight burger, Harley Quinn’s Lil Monster mint milkshake, and other treats from the superhero-inspired menu.
For a nautical twist: Armani Junior
Impeccable Italian tailoring is what fashion lovers have come to expect from Armani. Your little one will be all set for a stylish day at the beach in espadrilles, chambray shirts and windsurf-print tees. There are plenty of everyday basics like joggers and hoodies, as well as formal wear such as pretty frocks and blazers.
For your mini-me: Stella McCartney Kids
If Mum is a fan of Stella McCartney, the brand’s kids’ collection will be perfect for those matching mother-daughter outfits. This season, it’s all about quirky tees, comfy jumpsuits, bomber jackets and, of course, chic accessories to complete the look.
For intrepid explorers: Digital Light Canvas
For an immersive experience like no other, step into the Digital Light Canvas. Comprising an impressive 14m-tall 4-D light sculpture and LED floor, this virtual playground is a treat to the senses, complete with interactive light displays and calligraphic art that will dazzle visitors of all ages.
For fashion-forward folk: Zara Kids
If your little one loves thumbing the pages of your fashion magazines, then he or she is sure to find a fresh-off-the-runway style here. There’s everything from everyday chambray culottes to sequinned dresses that Mummy will be coveting in adult sizes, too.
For print-loving style lovers: Paul Smith Junior
Combining vibrant colours with playful prints, this heritage brand is sure to put a smile on every little fashion lover’s face – think snazzy suits, striped polo dresses and adorable bow ties.
For a final brew: TWG Tea
When all the shopping’s done and it’s time to put your feet up, take a break at TWG Tea. There are two branches at The Shoppes: TWG Tea on the Bay and TWG Tea Garden. Both serve the brand’s full selection of 800 teas, plus savoury dishes, snacks, and the classic afternoon tea. There are TWG retail boutiques for you to browse, too.
— Brought to you by The Shoppes at MBS —