TOGA & TANGO WITH SLATE BY TACT

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TOGA & TANGO WITH SLATE BY TACT

04 . 07 . 16       

“The best design comes from within, with only the intention to create beauty.”

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Queuing for the fitting rooms and cashier is a task that is deemed as totally “uncool” in this era of new age shopaholics. There’s online shopping, where shops pushed you to have a free try on the clothes, and return it for free if you don’t like it. Why would any fashionista spend time in line, when she can use her precious time to grab a coffee instead chilling at some poser (or hipster) cafe, checking out the latest fashion on the street.

Of course, online shopping has it’s misses. Quality and the cut of the clothes may be a problem. But not for my new favourite Singapore designer who founded Tact.sg. Miss Aggy Low is the brains behind this fashion set up, with a private capsule label Slate By Tact. Since there are only limited design in each collection, the designer took time to produce each pieces to ensure top quality, practising her perfectionist personality.

The top I’m wearing is a repeat purchase from her latest Summer Collection. My first purchase was an off-shoulder white top (click here to view top from previous collection), where it caught me off guard on various occasions when someone came up to me and ask me where did I get the top. Even my mum join in on the compliments!

To top off the icing on the cake, Slate by Tact clothing line is extremely affordable and comfortable. The designer ensure that the materials she used are made for the humid climate of Singapore, and it’s always washable. (I really hate to send my clothes to the dry cleaners)

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I was told many years back by someone that toga tops reminds one of Tarzan or a bar girl. Ok, not that I have anything against both, but subtlety I agree. (sorry for offending all those toga loving folks!) And base on that silly perception of not wanting to be associated with Tarzan or some club girl, I stayed off toga top for a long while until I stumbled upon this definition on day:

toga/ˈtəʊɡə/

noun: toga; plural noun: togas
  1. a loose flowing outer garment worn by the citizens of ancient Rome, made of a single piece of cloth and covering the whole body apart from the right arm

Yah, I just realised Roman wore toga dresses, perhaps they were inspired by Tarzan? But I digress. Toga has evolved into a more modern version combining with asymmetrical cuts. And here I am, getting myself a toga top after shunning away from a decent amount of years.

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To balance the proportion, I paired this new invented asymmetrical toga top with a wide leg pants from H&M conscious spring 2016 collection.  Oh and can I say this is one beautifully curated conscious collection that excludes art with style. And not to say, this wide leg pants is also one of the best buy I ever get. I thank it for the comfy fabric and the fantastic cut, making me look extremely slimmer than I really am. So, in the end we are still ending up on “It’s all about the cut and fabric isn’t it?”.

I’m signing off here now to enjoy my cuppa before it turns cold. Mosts importantly, I refuse to shed a single sweat in my new clothes. (The heat in Singapore only allows 15 minutes of photography before one melts.) Ciao!

Wearing Slate by Tact toga top and H&M Wide wide leg pants

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2 Comments

  1. Rimi September 18, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Love how you styled toga with wide leg pants. Very modern and edgy

    • blackivory@gmail.com September 19, 2016 at 5:17 am

      Thank you for the compliments. You can try to style similar look. This combi won’t go wrong 🙂

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