Friday, 25 July 2014

Behind the Scenes (Video)

Here's a look at a typical photoshoot in the ELLYSAGE studio! Lots of fun and laughter, and a whole lot of crazy. Haha! Let us know what you think and subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of future videos! Video credits to our very talented Joey, and camera credits (#insidejoke) to her sister!!! Xoxo

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Site Update!

Just a quick update here! Our IT team has just completed the edits on the item listing page and you will notice two main changes! One, the color swatch has been shifted onto the item image itself, instead of being below the image like before. Two, when you hover over the color swatch, you will be able to preview the image of the other color! How fun and useful! 

We hope this new addition will be useful to you, perhaps allowing you to browse through the entire collection much faster! Well, we look forward to hearing all your feedback and will definitely work hard to improve, so please be honest, critical, and patient with us! 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Blogger Feature

We're very blessed to be working with so many amazing bloggers! Here are some outfit shots taken from their blogs, so do head over to the respective blogs to view more!




Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Random Thoughts

It's been a hectic week for our team and we'd like to say a big THANK YOU for the overwhelming support and encouragement for our re-launch! It was really pleasant to receive nice comments from our friends, business partners, and customers about our new site. We're really glad you love the revamped site and we definitely want to hear more from you - tell us how else we can improve!

Anyway, this will be a short and quick post - there are a few concerns our team would like to address, mostly from the feedback that's been coming in the past week.

Firstly, if you're on our blog, you must already know about our "Think you know ELLYSAGE?" quiz. When we came up with the idea, we just wanted for it to be a way to thank our customers for their support. If you don't already know, it doesn't really matter if your answer was right or wrong. Either way, we will still give you the $5 store credits, all you need to do is to complete the quiz and enter your email address!

What happened out of goodwill on our part, turned out to be a disappointment for some of our customers. Our sales team received harsh emails from customers reprimanding us for not crediting their account in a timely manner. We would like to apologize, and explain again that the quiz is hosted by an external partner. As a result, we only receive the quiz submissions at the end of the day (sometimes only 1 or 2 days later). This prevents us from crediting your account instantly. Please also understand that we want to give you the store credits and we're not trying to withhold it intentionally, so please be patient with us and trust that we're doing everything we can to speed up the process. And to our customers who sent in really sweet and touching emails, thank YOU for making our day a little brighter :)

Secondly, our team has been really hard at work, trying to make sure that all parcels are mailed within 1-2 days upon receiving your payment. With the launch of our new site last week, we rushed out tons of orders within the first day and had to delay the posting of a few parcels to the day after. Unfortunately for us, we received feedback that we did not manage the flow of dispatching our parcels well, simply because of the 1 day delay. We have taken this feedback seriously and can assure all our customers that it was an isolated incident. We simply had way too many registered parcels last Monday and carrying close to 10 kilos of parcels from our office to the post office is really a challenge - unfortunately for us, we do not have the luxury of driving to the post office.

Nonetheless, we are extremely appreciative of the feedback that has been flowing in, and we actually want to hear more from you! What are your thoughts? Would you kindly share your experiences?

Monday, 7 July 2014


7th July is finally here!!! If you haven't checked out our site (seriously, why haven't you?!), hurry on to the revamped! And please tell us what you think, either in the comment box below, or on our site, we would love to hear from you!

It's still a work in progress at the moment, our IT team has been working intensely the past month to re-design the site, so bear with us while we complete our work on the item listing page and the individual item page! 

Together with the new site, we are increasing our focus on styling our apparels together with accessories and shoes. So instead of only selling apparels, all the accessories (bags, necklaces, shoes) will be available for purchase too! Let Ellysage cover you (literally) from head to toe! And for customers who purchase shoes from us, we will be allowing size exchanges at Space Invasion, on the condition that you have not worn it out before! 

So while you enjoy our new site, we'll let you in on all the ongoing promotions! What's the point of checking out our blog if you don't benefit, right? Here goes!

Other than amazing gifts from Hada Labo, Blink Mints, and ourselves, we're going to take it one step further by just giving away MONEY! Yes, money! Just complete a simple quiz and we will credit your account with $5 store credits!

And along with our new launch, we will be having a massive clearance sale, with all sale items going for $9.90! In classic Ellysage style, new designs will be added as we go along, so it'll pay off to check back daily!


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Get to know Beixin

She may be pint-sized, but Beixin isn't one to be taken lightly! If only you could meet her in person, you'd be surprised by this girl who's so full of life! Meet her for the first time and you'll think she's a shy, quiet girl. Hang out with her long enough and woah, it's as if you guys are bffs with tons to chat about!

We've known Beixin for awhile now, and when we heard of her plans to travel to Montigo, we couldn't resist but to request for a lookbook collaboration with her! And so began our exciting partnership - inviting her down to our office to look through our upcoming designs, giggling about like little schoolgirls while trying clothes, and of course, interviewing her for this blog post!

With her constant fashion and lifestyle updates, did you know that Beixin is also a full-time teacher? It still amazes us how she juggles everything with such perfection and professionalism. Not only is Beixin a cool fashionista, she is also a kind-hearted and empathetic teacher who never stops encouraging people to look on the brighter side of things.

So, if you don't already know Beixin, it's about time! All pictures in this post are courtesy of Beixin!

Tell us more about yourself!
I'm a full-time teacher at a local secondary school with a penchant for fashion, which is why I have an Instagram account (@beixin) and blog dedicated largely to fashion!

Gosh, how is it like to be both a teacher and a blogger?
I think I am one of the very first to do both of these at the same time, and I can understand why. Having to juggle between teaching and blogging can be very exhausting, especially when one is a perfectionist (like me) and insists that both are done well. But as much as I talk about being tired or not having enough free time, I wouldn't have it any other way. I truly love what I do - both blogging and teaching!

What do you do with your free time?
I hardly have any free time! But when I do, I'm either at home spending some rare quality time with my family or enjoying a meal out with my friends.

What urged you to start blogging, and how has it progressed so far?
I started blogging when I was in secondary school, but it was very personal then: I'd blog whenever I liked, about anything I liked - friendships, relationships, daily happenings and what-not. It only turned towards fashion when I was in university. I was on a holiday (somewhere in Malaysia, if I remember correctly) and I decided to post a photo of my outfit in the hotel room mirror. The response was really good, much to my own surprise (I swear I thought people would get turned off by my face, especially since my Instagram was mostly of food then), and I got quite a number of compliments and people asking me about my outfit! Slowly, I had brands approaching me wanting me to wear their labels or endorse their products, and it started from there.

What's the best thing that's happened to you as a result of blogging?
I think the best thing about blogging has to be that I get to meet many amazing people with great personalities and talents - like you guys from Ellysage, for instance!

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