As we managed to not get lost in Orchard Central , we decided to explore the nooks and crannies that this intriguing mall had to offer (it was beginning to feel a bit like Treasure Hunt!). We stumbled upon this interesting shop called The Black Market. The friendly shop keeper greeted us chirpily and let us do whatever we need to do for our lovely blog.
The dimly lit interior of the shop felt cozy, yet industrial at the same time. The use of wood and concrete made it look unfinished, and Natasha decided to take a picture of the interesting wooden skeleton man who was sporting a blue beanie in front of the shop.
The concept of the Black Market is a really interesting one, basically the shop acts as the catalyst and platform for budding Singaporean designers to showcase their creativity in art and fashion. The shop felt a bit like a gallery, museum, fashion store, all rolled into one, with each piece deliberately displayed to grab your attention.
We love the quirky and creative jewelry pieces on display, how cute are the pencil earrings!! And the nail ring below is so unique and done in such superb quality. They toally get our vote!
One of our favorite pieces was the stack ring below. Yes, we see stack rings everywhere in all various shapes and sizes, but this one is so simple yet the play of texture adds a bit of oomph to an otherwise plain design. LOVE IT!
Never before have paperclips looked so fashionable! Why didn’t we ever think of that?!! It is guaranteed to be a good conversation starter.
We love this Aztec print tote bag. The colors are gorgeous, wear it with a solid color maxi dress or with jeans, shorts, or to a picnic at the Botanic Gardens and off you go!
There’s something about bow ties that’s just too cute, especially if it comes in the cute patterns above. Admittedly our significant others are not the type who wear bow ties, but hey it didn’t stop us from taking pictures of it and blog about it. The pink ones above would totally work with the preppy/nerdy look, girls!
Yes, we know Halloween is long gone but how cool are these neon thingies! Imagine if you live in one of those refurbished shophouses and your interior is made up of eclectic pieces. This neon box would go so well next to the pool table, by the sound system.
How provocative and cheeky is this perfume? The best part? It actually smells really nice. They have other varieties, but we just had to be a bit naughty and take a picture of this one.
How interesting is this necklace? A little Proenza, and a little Marni and you can picture Chloe Sevigny wearing something like this. We like it because it’s funky, unique, edgy.
Here comes the fun part of our job, trying on clothes and taking photos of it to show our lovely readers! Okay, the verdict on the blue dress above is undecided. We like the design, but you do feel kind of exposed in it and you might want to invest in some chicken fillets with super glue. Design, awesome. Practicality? Not so. Likeability? Definitely.
This one is more us. Simple, elegant, classic with a bit of twist. The price is a bit too steep for our liking at SGD309
How awesome does Carmen look in this photo? We decided to use this little spiderweb looking backdrop against the black Grecian style maxi dress and it worked! Price: SGD418
Same dress, different color, equally gorgeous. Enough said.
The Black Market
blackmarket no.2, #02-10 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
11am to 10pm daily