in the cloistered quiet...

Queen Michelle is heading to London in a couple of weeks and is vexed she doesn't have a plan. She normally has a detailed itinerary of places to go and treasures to be tracked down. This time around except for getting fitted for new pointe shoes, things are a little more fluid.

I can't come up with any suggestions for London but I can show her some garments that are so utterly perfectly and completely her that she will happily not spend any money in London and spend it all with MAX.TAN the very minute she comes home. 

An an emerging ready to wear brand based in Singapore, their fall/winter 2016-17 collection is called CLOISTERED. We do love a severe nun like look here at in The Kingdom. But these looks feature leather and sheer tulle. Hell they must have made these with her in mind...

Serious but never severe, minimal but never simple, fragile but never weak, experiments with quirk cuts and expanding on extremely simple ideas, define the MAX.TAN language. Maximizing on minimalistic ideas, the collections evoke a serene universe nuanced with a rebellious spirit. Infused with a touch of contemporary art, the garments play with volume, modified shapes and use, oversized, undersized, deconstruction, reconstruction and transformation.

These factors form the underlying DNA of MAX.TAN. The label advocates an alternative and quiet fashion lifestyle; a free spirit who dresses to please no one but herself. Now doesn't that sound exactly like Michelle!!!


In the absence of peace, everything ceases to exist. The universal formula of peace remains a divisive issue. Humans believe in the efficacy of two opposite extremes - military and religion, to attain peace. We live in the wold where different ideologies strive for the same ideals. When different beliefs are in search of a common ground, possibilities are endless.

Fall/Winter 2016-17 explores the spirit for co-existence in a society‚Äôs paradigm of peace. Drawing inspiration from two different sets of uniforms, the collection transcends military and religious norms. Vulnerability is seen between seams secured with hardware tools. Fragility is revealed with an exercised sense of control.A continuous composition of the opposites, it is about the strong and the weak, the peace and the violence, the freedom and the seclusion. 

So much perfection to choose from, surely London shopping will be less of an issue now...

Queen Marie