October 16, 2014
Arissa Ha

We bet you are as excited as we are about the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. Here are pictures of the full collection and prices for the Singapore store to get you started on your shopping list and budgeting. You’re welcome.

Alexander Wang x H&M Women’s Lookbook

Alexander Wang x H&M Womenswear

Alexander Wang x H&M Men’s Lookbook

Alexander Wang x H&M Menswear

Alexander Wang x H&M Objects

The Alexander Wang x H&M Collection launches on 6th November 2014. 

We’d love to know what you are coveting from the Alexander Wang x H&M Collection. Let us know in the comments box below!

September 29, 2014
Arissa Ha

What’s made of calfskin, packs your essentials and makes you look like Bear Grylls trekking the urban jungle?


As much as the Alexander Wang Survival Kit Bag seems cumbersome (and probably heavy), it makes up for it with compartmentalized awesomeness. You can even carry around your water bottle in style; gone are the days where water bottles just seem so uncool and you have to make a trip to the convenience store for a bottle of Perrier or Evian to quench your thirst. Wear your Alexander Wang Survival Kit Bag proudly while an imaginary David Attenborough narrates your daily fashion adventures in this concrete jungle.


Alexander Wang Survival Kit Bag, US$1095

Awesome or impractical? What do you think of the Alexander Wang Survival Kit Bag? Let us know in the comments below!


Shop more items from Alexander Wang here:

September 27, 2014
Arissa Ha

Just when you thought new photos of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection couldn’t come any sooner, they released a set of campaign photos featuring supermodels and sportsmen.


Supermodels Joan Smalls, Raquel Zimmermann, Isabeli Fontana and Natasha Poly were featured alongside famous English soccer player Andy Carroll and kickboxer Rivaldino dos Santos in the advertising campaign and we can’t help but lust over the dress featured in the first photo. Looks like we’d have to set aside more money for shopping come November 6th.

How do you like the pieces from the Alexander Wang x H&M collection so far? Let us know your thoughts and watch out for news and the latest updates on the collection.

Shop Alexander Wang here:

March 31, 2014
Arissa Ha


Photography didn’t seem to start out as a hobby for women. Most equipment were made to be utilitarian and without any fancy colours or design. Over the years, camera equipment have gotten more and more accessible and many have taken it up as a hobby – including the ladies. Camera bags haven’t changed much though; they’re mostly made of durable nylon or canvas and it was tough finding a camera bag that didn’t look like you were going for a backpacking trip.

I started out with just a DSLR and one lens but as my collection grew, I needed a bag that could protect my camera equipment but still matched my outfit. I tried looking for fashionable camera bags but the closest thing I found was the Porter X Nikon collaboration. I went a very long time without a camera bag, making do with whatever pouches I could stuff into my regular bag.


That was before Aide de Camp bags came along! They only launched their label last year and owner/designer Michele faced the same problem that I did; there just wasn’t any stylish camera bags around for the ladies. I got myself the Madison, a large Boston bag that packs a lot more than it looks. At its maximum capacity, the Madison bag fits my DSLR, 3 separate lenses, an external flash AND my 11″ MacBook Air.


The bags are made with waterproof nylon, gold-plated hardware and leather handles and trimmings. There are so many compartments to organise knick-knacks like extra memory cards, batteries or even lipsticks. The camera padding box has adjustable dividers so it fits my lenses snugly and it’s also removable so you can use the bag on its own.

I brought it out last Saturday for work, to which my intern exclaimed:”This is a camera bag?!

I could tell that lot of thought was put into designing Aide de Camp’s bags. The shoulder strap is made partly of neoprene so it is extremely comfortable when you carry heavy equipment around. There are studs at the bottom of the bag so that the fabric never comes into contact with the ground if you decide to put it on the floor. There are pockets with magnetic closures at the side of the bag that you can put items you need quick access to – like a lip balm or lens cap.

They have a few designs, catering to different cameras and personalities. Find the one you like at Aide de Camp‘s website or if you would like to see the bags in person, they have it at my favorite camera store (John 3:16 Funan DigitaLife Mall  #04-27). Aide de Camp is always looking to improve their bags so if you are interested in photography and have some input on the designs, you can always give them your feedback.

Check out their video for the Madison bag!

Aide de Camp has kindly offered a discount for Monoxious readers! Simply enter “monoxiousxadc” at the checkout to enjoy $30 off all Aide de Camp camera bags! This coupon code is valid until 30 April 2014.

April 22, 2013
Arissa Ha

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In case this post isn’t obvious enough, I am absolutely obsessed with cropped tops and you know how things go down with Dawn and I; once we are obsessed with something, we end up buying multiples of it.

That is the story of how I ended up with two more cropped tops from ASOS.

The UNIF Garter Skirt had been lying in my closet for quite some time and I wasn’t able to find a nice cropped top to go with it but now that summer is approaching, there are more cropped tops available online! I love the corset details and the fan-shaped lacing reminds me so much of medical corsets. It’s a little hard to sit down cause there are some bonings in the front which gets in the way.

I am also sporting TEAL HAIR now! I never really thought teal was my colour but the green undertones from my last hair colour will give it a turquoise colour when the teal fades out!

In case why anyone is wondering WHY my hair isn’t frizzy and fried after all that colouring and bleaching, it’s all thanks to Hairloom’s O3 treatment ($95 for all hair-length!!!!). Prior to the treatment, my hair was tangled even at my length and it was hard to dry my hair properly for fear of breakage. The treatment really saved it and the effects are pretty long-lasting as well. They are giving away a free O3 hair treatment when you colour your hair with them from now until 30 June 2013!

Black Outfit Breakdown:

  • Skirt: UNIF Garter Skirt (sadly, out of stock everywhere now)
  • Cropped top with strappy cut out neck: ASOS
  • Shoes: Acne Atacoma
  • Hair by Hairloom

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