I’m pretty sure that for most of us, our weekends are sacred days where we just want to be left to do whatever we want and not be judged for any of it. Some weekends, all I want to do is sleep on the couch, eat my own body weight in pizza, and watch Boardwalk Empire until I turn into Steve Buscemi. Thankfully this isn’t an activity I engage in every weekend: my ideal weekend starts by sweating it out at the gym and spending time afterwards with friends, eating at fun new places, and doing a little bit of retail therapy to work off the carbs from lunch.
So the holy trinity of my ideal weekend basically involves exercise, food, and shopping – and since shopping is practically an Olympic sport, I’m especially excited to do some practice at the CLEO Shop-a-Thon, an annual shopping and entertainment hub! This three day-long event is hosted by the beloved glossy, CLEO, and will take place between May 24 – 26 at Food Society, Kota Kasablanka.
So what should you expect from this event? For one, it will be a shopping haven with more than forty fashion and accessories labels participating! You’ll run into some of your favourite brands including Mango, Cotton Ink, Milcah, Teabag, and Fashionese Daily favourite fbudi. Even online shopping giants Berrybenkaand Scallopewill expand their presence on the world wide web into something tangible through booths of their own! So if you aren’t familiar with Indonesian labels just yet, this event will be a great primer for your new love affair with it. Here are some fun looks I found from the homegrown brands I mentioned above!
Everyday solids from Milcah
Fun prints from Teabag Butik
High drama from fbudi
There will even be playful competition going on the whole time: collect stamps from every booth on the grounds for your chance at winning the Stamp Collector title and prize. And if you want to take it up a notch, just know that the more you shop, the higher your chances at winning the Best Shopper award. CLEO will also be giving away FREE Starbucks vouchers to the first two hundred people who sign up at the official page! *signs up*
Other activities include fashion shows, talk shows, beauty classes, band performances, and even more chances of walking away with a gift with plenty of entertainment and games. So if you already had plans this weekend, scrap them! This is one fashion and beauty bazaar you and don’t miss out on. See you there!