About “Queen Of Domesticity”

April 26th, 2013

There once was a housewife, not too long ago

Whose husband was oft out, earning the dough

She dresses up daily, from her head to her toes

She always look pretty, she’s just like a rose!

She cooks, washes, irons, and mops

Burning calories in her heels and fifties’ frocks

Be it plain, floral or elegant print

The dresses are gorgeous, rare and mint!

Is she happy, this queen of domesticity?

The lady seems restless in this capacity

The cook, the maid, the mother, the wife

Is it what she dreamed of – this life?

Her home may not always be neat as a pin

The milk spilled, the shirts burning

She’s not perfect, but she tries her best

Hats off to the missus, at least she’s faultlessly dressed!


Queen Of Domesticity

April 26th, 2013


Dinner has been planned. She sips tea on the kitchen top in a bright and cheery graphic print 1950′s dress in blue and white.

Adorable 1950′s cluster faux pearl earrings on her ears, and a faux lilac pearl beaded necklace looped twice around her neck.

Well, there’s no use crying over spilled milk!

She mops up the mess in a dark pink 1950’s dress with cut-out accents on the sleeves and pockets.

1950’s dark pink dress with cut-out accents; 1950’s faux-pearl cluster brooch; 1950’s square aurora borealis clip-on earrings.

Immaculately dressed while washing the dishes! Here, the Queen of Domesticity washes the dishes in a lovely and flowery 1950s dress.

Sweet and feminine 1950’s floral print dress with slightly gathered sleeves and bodice; Cream 1950’s Bi-strand beaded necklace.

Uh-oh! We hope she’ll find a way to remove that burn mark!
But never mind that – show off your hourglass figure in this mesmerizing 1950′s graphic print dress!

The tri-strand ombre-tone 1950’s faux pearl necklace adds flair to this 1950’s graphic print dress with an ascot-tie collar.

She’s got a green thumb: Gorgeous blue 1950’s dress with little white embroidered flowers, a pleated skirt, and a sweet little ribbon accent on the bodice.

Spring is in full bloom: She hangs the laundry in this absolutely divine 1950′s dress with vibrant floral blooms. Around her neck, a bright green beaded necklace matches her equally bright green round earrings.

There’s always so much washing to be done!

Cleaning the scooter in style, wearing a 1950s light grey dress with pretty ribbon prints.

How’s the lipstick? We love the rows of pretty ribbon prints on this 1950s dress.

A pair of dangling 1950s multi-coloured faux pearl earrings adds oomph to the outfit. On her finger, she wears a brown and cream cameo ring.

The fabulous prints on this 1950’s dress depicts an exotic land in the far east, complete with temples, fishermen in conical hats, and dancing women in traditional costumes!

This 1950s novelty print dress will sweep you off your feet!

She’s shining bright in this unusual 1950’s dress with interesting exotic prints, comes with a matching fabric belt.

We spot prints of  jellyfish, lobsters, crabs, horses, peacocks – just to name a few.

Exhausted but still looking glamorous after a hard day’s work; 1950’s off-white floral dress with delightful hand-drawn-like butterfly prints.

A green and orange Bi-strand beaded necklace from the 1950’s adds interest to the outfit.


All clothing and accessories from Granny’s Day Out.

Please call the shop at 6336 9774 for enquiries on prices.


Model: Huda Allapitchay

Photographer: Junior Loco ( Who happens to be our dear Huda’s beloved husband!)

Make-up Artist: Tan Wei-Fen (tanweifen@gmail.com)

Stylist: Kyra Ching


About Rockin’ CNY

January 15th, 2013

IT’S GRANNY’S favourite time of the year: pineapple tarts, red packets, and yet another excuse to buy new gear!

For some of us, our mamas and papas used to buy us three sets of new clothing and underwear to usher in Chinese New Year. Sometimes, it could all get a little too gaudy, when they got carried away.

Which is why our photo shoot for this month, “Rockin’ CNY”, is all about wearing brights without looking like a fright!

The model: Dell Marie Butler, a vegan and yogi at heart. Celebrates CNY with mandarin oranges in her mimosas.

The location: East Coast, where old shophouses, kitschy hair salons, shady brothels and Chinese temples co-exist harmoniously side by side. Some businesses looked as if they hadn’t changed in the past 40 years. An old seafood restaurant continues to ply their trade in a colonial bungalow built more than half a century ago.

The clothes: Prosperous shades – crimsons and pinks – mingle with deep dark hues. The colour spectrum remains vivid, without being overly so. A red stripe here, some florals there, and you’ll have just enough auspicious vibes to keep Gran grinning and those ang pows coming.

We’ve also included some quirky all-red show stoppers for those of you who love the shade.

Enjoy! Eat more bak kwa. Don’t forget your mandarin oranges. And charm your relatives silly with our lovely vintage frocks!

To kick-start you into CNY, here’s a promotion to get you going! 🙂

See you at the shop soon!



Rockin’ CNY

January 15th, 2013

Dell strikes a pose in a magnificent 1970’s dark chocolate brown dress with stripes and contrasting bright floral prints.

1970’s dark chocolate brown dress with stripes and bright floral prints; Mod 1960’s A-Go-Go belt with white floral links; 1970’s Luxotica sunnies.

Leave the others in the shade! Bright and bold 1970’s Luxotica sunnies.

Luck be a lady in red! Dell sizzles in this 1970’s red dress with braided straps and threading accents on the bodice.

Stairway to heaven? Heh

The little wonderful details on this red 1970’s number – threading accents on the bodice and braided straps in red, white and blue! A 1960’s white and gold-tone beaded necklace around her neck completes the look.

This reworked 1980’s denim top looks lovely with this 1980’s red full-circle skirt with white leaf prints.

Dell has fun twirling around in this awesome full-circle skirt and denim top ensemble!

Sexy 1970’s floral halter number with a deep V neckline.

Floral frenzy prints on this 1970’s halter dress.

1960’s white floral earrings (they look like trumpets!); 1970’s pink tinted Yves Chantel shades.

East meets West! Try something different this CNY with this cute 1970’s denim dress with a touch of oriental inspired design on the bodice and shoulder straps.

Love the green and red floral piping and the bib-like design! Paired here with lipstick-red round earrings.

Go bohemian this CNY with this gorgeous 1970’s Betty Barclay floral maxi dress!

Dreamy and romantic 1970’s Better Barclay floral dress; 1970’s round orange and gold-tone disc pendant.

Pretty 1970’s chevron striped halter neck dress in pink hues! Around her waist a 1960’s A-Go-Go belt with round white links.

Pretty in pink!

Wow your relatives this CNY in this cool and funky luscious wine coloured 1980’s jumpsuit.

Cool and composed in a wine coloured jumpsuit from the 1980’s  with subtle tone-on-tone polka dots.

Awesome braided 1980’s fabric and wooden-beaded belt in warm red, rust and brown tones!

She’s unstoppable in stripes! Rare 1980’s Oleg Cassini striped shirt dress in a medley of bright and cheery colours!

Rare 1980’s Oleg Cassini colourful striped shirt dress.

Red-y for CNY! Funky 1980’s red dress with cut-out left shoulder details and a white cut-out stylized leaf attached to it. The white fabric sash comes with the dress.

It’s a carnival atmosphere this time of year! Funky 1980’s red dress with cut-out left shoulder details and a white cut-out stylized leaf attached to bodice.

Wear this for work as well as for CNY! Darling 1980’s short lipstick red dress with pleated skirt.

1980’s lipstick red dress with pleated skirt.

Hanging out the back alley in a sweet 1970’s pink halter dress.

Cute floral and fruit prints on this 1970’s halter dress.

Where the wildflowers grow! Stunning 1970’s floral printed halter neck maxi dress.

1970’s floral printed halter neck maxi dress paired with a beaded necklace from the 1960’s.

Wear fun prints for CNY this year, like this funky 1980’s blue shirt dress with polka dots and stripes combo!

Funky 1980’s blue shirt dress with polka dots and stripes; 1960’s orange beaded cluster earrings.

Preppy chic! Dell wears a 1980’s powder blue buttoned down shirt with lovely crochet accents teamed with a 1980’s full-circle skirt with bold stripes.

She can’t help twirling and swirling around in this delightful 1980’s full-circle striped skirt worn with a 1980’s powder blue shirt.


All clothing, jewellery and sunglasses from Granny’s Day Out.

For reservations and prices on the pieces featured here, please call the shop at 6336 9774.


Model: Dell Marie Butler

Photographer: Gwilym Mortimer

Stylist: Kyra Ching


Twice As Nice

December 3rd, 2012

It’s that time of the year, where year-end parties are a great excuse to get all dressed up and decked out!

In this month’s photo shoot, we demonstrate how easy it is to transform your look – just by changing your jewellery.

Identical twins Sophie and Tamsin sizzle in choice statement pieces for the festive season. Be it massive baroque pearls or chunky gold chains, each piece of jewellery adds drama and easy glamour to any outfit.

So pile it on. Let them do a double take this Christmas.


Left to right: Oval and triangular art deco earrings; Ornate Trifari goldtone bracelet.

Left: A sunburst motif on a goldtone disc hangs off a simple choker; Right: Curved hammered choker with geometric shapes.

Left: 1950s faux pearl and crystal tri-strand necklace; Right: Tasselled faux pearl neck piece.

The twins wear a set of Austrian gold-plated Swarovski crystal jewellery from the 1950s.

Left: 1980s Art Deco choker with black beads and gold bars; Right: Multi-strand 1980s necklace with black and gold beads.

Left: Trifari cream enamel and goldtone swirly necklace and goldtone zebra brooch; Right: Asymmetrical beaded choker with a goldtone leopard motif.

Left: Goldtone flower brooch; Right: Tassel brooch with black stone and a rainbow sheen.

Left: 1980s Napier enamel set of earrings and choker; Right: Black enamel and gold fan-shaped choker paired with a Trifari geometric black enamel necklace.

Left: Multi-strand pearl necklace layered with with faux crystal necklace; Right: Multi-strand medieval goldtone necklace.

Left: 1980s faux pearl chandelier earrings with a conical drop. Right: 1980s silver-tone ball earrings with black beads.

Left: A 1950s Kramer leaf-shaped choker sits layered above a choker with gold fanned-out strips; Right: A Trifari teardrop shaped choker from the 1950s looks pretty with a simple gold choker.


All clothing and jewellery from Granny’s Day Out. For prices, please PM us or call us at 6336 9774.

Super duper thanks to photographer Chuck Reyes! His beautiful photographs can be found in magazines all over the island as well as on his blog. http://chucktakespictures.blogspot.com/

Special thanks to Leen for her two lovely twin friends! Leen is an underground brow repair expert who analyses brows like no one else. Check her out on http://leenforbrows.sg/.