HONG KONG FASHION WEEK FW 2015 DAY 1 – Photo Diary from Backstage to Front Row

Hong Kong Fashion Week arrived again – the time of the year which designers present their collection after endless sleepless nights, Hungry models strut down the runway dreaming about the slice of pizza they will enjoy when the show is over and Fashion Bloggers get dressed up and rush from show to show with their eyes and hands permanently on their phones for instant ig and fb posts whenever we have a chance to breath.

This year thanks to Icreate Makeup Workshop, I have the honour to work backstage as a hairstylist as well as being invited to watch many of the shows by Fashion Week’s organisers at HKTDC. From backstage to front row here is a photo diary of some of the favourite moments of my day. (caution this is a very long post but please read on cause the best photos is at the bottom lol)

HK FASHION WEEK FW 2015

Entrance

Loving this Wonderful Backdrop at the main entrance. “Light Up is the concept of this season’s art work.

First Show- International Brand Collection Show 1 "Slick French Braid finished a loose textured ponytail" is the reference by the client

First Show- International Brand Collection Show 1
“Slick French Braid finished a loose textured ponytail” is the reference by the client

Always fun to watch the fashion show from the TV backstage.

Always fun to watch the fashion show from the TV backstage.

Tribal Superheros at Ika Butoni .  So suprised to see my dear friend Sandra (right) being the star of the show.

Tribal Superheros at Ika Butoni . So suprised to see my dear friend Sandra (right) being the star of the show.

Final touchups before the shows. ( Feel like a dwarf having to fix the model's hair tippy toed lol )

Final touchups before the shows. ( Feel like a dwarf having to fix the model’s hair in tippy toe lol )

Quick Change: 3 pairs of hands trying to put the hair piece on the model in 8 seconds. Thank god for team work^^

Quick Change: 3 pairs of hands trying to put the hair piece on the model in 8 seconds. Thank god for team work^^

Back to Front Row - Lovin the opening look at Andy Ho. Its soft and pretty with an edge.

Back to Front Row – Lovin the opening look at Andy Ho. Its soft and pretty with an edge.

My favourite look of Andy Ho's Collection. Its elegant yet dramatic, CRAZY about the head piece- Kudos to the model to be able to walk in it and its in my favourite colour lol

My favourite look of Andy Ho’s Collection. Its elegant yet dramatic, CRAZY about the head piece- Kudos to the model to be able to walk in it and its in my favourite colour lol

Day One wearing head to toe one of my favourite hk fashion brands -Modement with the designer Aries Sin. Wearing 5 inch heels in this outfit is worth it^^

Day One wearing head to toe one of my favourite hk fashion brands -Modement with the designer Aries Sin. Wearing 5 inch heels in this outfit is worth it^^

Just like last year, the outfit next to me will very likely be what I will be wearing in HKFW16 ^^. (my outfit was on the same mannequin in the same booth last year lol)

Just like last year, the outfit next to me will very likely be what I will be wearing in HKFW16 ^^. (my outfit was on the same mannequin in the same booth last year lol)

Shoulders Back, Sit up straight, Stay Poker faced- Sitting Patiently trying to stay composed at the front row waiting for the Poly U grad show to start.

Shoulders Back, Sit up straight, Stay Poker faced- Sitting Patiently trying to stay composed at the front row waiting for the Poly U grad show to start.

Dramatic Opening of Poly U Intimates fashion show-  Loving the Samurai meets fetish combination.

Dramatic Opening of Poly U Intimates fashion show- Loving the Samurai meets fetish combination.

My favourite piece at the Poly U intimates fashion show.  This looks like it can go from bedroom to the red carpet ^^

My favourite piece at the Poly U intimates fashion show. This looks like it can go from bedroom to the red carpet ^^

The Hong Kong Design Talents of our future. Congratulations on an awesome show.

The Hong Kong Design Talents of our future. Congratulations on an awesome show.

On our way to Fashion Extravaganza with Fashion blogger Hello Bella(left) and her assistant.

On our way to Fashion Extravaganza with Fashion blogger Hello Bella(left) and her assistant.

Ground Zero At Hong Kong Extravangaza this year. So awesome to have Hong Kong fashion Talents doing so well at the international stage.

Ground Zero At Hong Kong Extravangaza this year. So awesome to have Hong Kong fashion Talents doing so well at the international stage.

My Favourite fashion show at This Year's Fashion Extravaganza. Congrats to Swedish Designer on such an elegant and dramatic collection of couture evening wear.  Lots of bling bling^^

My Favourite fashion show at This Year’s Fashion Extravaganza. Congrats to Swedish Designer on such an elegant and dramatic collection of couture evening wear. Lots of bling bling^^

Thats it for now. If you are reading this now, thanks so much for looking at the full set of photos.  Really want to have a broad view of my day at fashion week.  Stay tuned here for my Photo Diary of the other days of fashion week^^

Until Next Time

xoxo

Timtim Wong ^^

Golden Globes Awards 2015 Red Carpet PART 2- Worse Dressed List

As seen in my previous blog post on the Fashion Hits of the Golden Globes Awards in 2015, there are also some major fashion misses this year. Every time I write the worse dressed list, I often get criticised for being too harsh and use people’s miss fortunes as my happiness but the way I see it is 1: the thing I’ve always loved about fashion is the fact that its subjective and everyone have their own opinion of what is beautiful and 2: These are Famous people who can get access to some of the most expensive dresses in the world with stylist, makeup artists and hair stylist who probably earn more a day than most of us do in a month, there is not much excuse to look bad on the red carpet so not gonna apologise for it.  Anyway to keep things short, here are the top 15 worse dressed celebrities at this year’s Golden Globes Awards.

Photos source: www.style.com

15- Salma Hayek, in Alexander McQueen (tie)
It hurts me to say this cause Alexander McQueen but even though the dress is pretty the dress and the styling just doesn’t look right on her.  The silver belt with the diamond jewellery and the knuckle clutch just don’t seem to match. The flowers with the soft waves feel to soft with the belt of the dress. On someone edgier (maybe Jennifer Lawrence or Marion Cotillard) and with the right styling this would’ve been beautiful but she is too exotic for this dress. She looks more like a beach bride in Miami than an actress at the golden globes red carpet.
Salma Hayek, in Alexander McQueen

15- Kate Beckinsale, in Elie Saab (tie)
Really can’t decide which is worse, Salma’s beach bride ensemble or this from miss Beckinsale. I like the top half of the dress with the metallic plunging neckline and I like the chiffon on the bottom of the dress but together it looks like 2 different dresses sewn together as one.  The make up is beautiful but the ballerina bun just killed it. She looks like these models hired to give the award to the presenter than the actual presenter herself.
15. Kate Beckinsale, in Elie Saab

 14- Jennifer Lopez, in Zuhair Murad Haute Coutur
I know I’ve raved about Heidi Klum about being dramatic , sexy and knowing her image in my Best Dressed post, J’Lo did a similar thing but in the wrong way. I know this is very her and what we expect to see her in but the boobs, the big slit, the bling, the cape with the big hair it looks way too vulgar.  She look like a drunk drag queen on the way to a show in Las Vagas . If she wore this as a performance outfit or a music awards red carpet it would’ve worked but not at the Golden Globes. Great eye makeup though.
14. Jennifer Lopez, in Zuhair Murad Haute Couture

13- Keira Knightley, in Custom Chanel
I know I shouldn’t criticise a pregnant women and I am always up for prints or something unconventional on the red carpet but this just look like a pilgrim costume.  The collar feels very flat and the ruffles on the hem just feel like its the wrong length and makes her look short.  The butterfly on the clutch feel too matchy match with the dress. Such a shame cause the original dress the porportion was perfect. If she wore that to a movie premiere would’ve saved it. Beautiful hair and makeup though.
13. Keira Knightley, in custom Chanel, and James Righton

12- Ruth Wilson, in Prada
The silhouette is something I normally would love and the colour looks awesome with her hair but the problem with this dress is the diagonal stripe on her crotch it feels very odd and totally unnecessary unless she wants to tell the whole world that she is not available for sex that night.  The lines of the dress don’t work with the soft wavy hair and makeup. I love Prada and Miuccia is one of the most influencial designers in the world but 90% of the times they try to turn their ready to wear to red carpet dresses,  there is usually something wrong with it.
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11- Matthew McConaughey, in Dolce & Gabbana with a Bulgari watch, and Camila Alves, in Monique Lhuillier
What a huge disappointment – one of the hottest couples in Hollywood ruined by very bad styling and grooming. The suit is ok but the beard just absolutely ruined the look. I get maybe its for a movie role but for god’s sake, you are last year’s winner presenting at the Golden Globes, please show some respect.  The dress itself is beautiful but just the wrong colouring on her skin tone. The highlights on her hair absolutely does her zero justice what so ever. From the neck up they both aged 20 years.
11. Matthew McConaughey, in Dolce & Gabbana, with a Bulgari watch, and Camila Alves, in Monique Lhuillier

10- Kate Hudson, in Atelier Versace
Another major disappointment of the night. The white looks good against her skin tone and the hair and makeup looks beautiful but this is way too sexy for her. The plunging neckline with the cutout just looks absolutely vulgar. The only thing you seem to look at is her boobs which looks like they are sagging. This probably would look good on J-Lo but for someone who usually gets it so right , she falls flat on her feel in pulling this off.
10.Kate Hudson, in Atelier Versace

9- Viola Davis, in Donna Karan Atelier
Red was the colour of the night and I always love it when a women of colour wear it cause it just pops against their skin tone but the silhouette of this dress makes her look very boxy with no waist.  While I get the fact that the sequins tries to give the illusion of the hour glass figure but instead it makes her body looks like her boobs are crying.  Really hate the tuck shop lady hair and thats WAY TO MUCH makeup for such a beautiful women.
9.Viola Davis, in Donna Karan Atelier

8- Katherine Heigl, in Zac Posen
At first glance my reaction is what is Mariah Carey doing at the Golden Globes this year? When I realise its Miss Heigl my heart just sank.  I don’t have a problem with the colour and the silhouette, it normally would look very chic on the red carpet but off the shoulder straps are always tricky cause I find it narrows the shoulders and widens the arms.  Also why on earth would any women in the world want to wear a dress with a big arrow pointing towards her vagina?  The barbie blond curls really cheapens the whole outfit. She looks like a call girl trying to look elegant at a black tie dinner
8. Katherine Heigl, in Zac Posen

7- Melissa McCarthy, with Carla Amorim and Doves by Doron Paloma jewels
I understand curvy actress often find it hard to get designers to make something unconventional for them for the red carpet so kudos to that. The silhouette looks amazing on her figure and the soft pink works well with her hair and makeup. The problem is the tie with the big bell sleeves immediately moved this dress to costume territory.  This is appropriate if you are the lead singer for a choir at a church wedding but looks weird for an actress at the golden globes.
7. Melissa McCarthy, with Carla Amorim and Doves by Doron Paloma jewels

6- Lena Dunham in Zac Posen
Like many actresses on this list from the neck up she looks beautiful. The bob looks very quirky and fun on her even though the makeup is too much – there is too much blush to go with a red dress. The colour of the dress is beautiful but the silhouette- with the stiff seems of the dress does absolutely nothing good to her body. The curves of the hemline and the seems makes her look more round then she really is.  It looks like deflated red basketball made into a dress.  Cute shoes though.
6. Lena Dunham, in Zac Posen

5. Kerry Washington, in custom Mary Katrantzou
I like the fact that she takes risk on the red carpet but really don’t get this princess Barbie look.  The off the shoulder strap with the sweet heart neckline with this ball gown silhouette is so cliche its funny, the hem length just looks like they ran out of fabric. But the biggest mistake is the material- its so stiff that it looks like a project runway challenge – make a dress out of materials found at a hardware store inspired by princess barbie.
5. Kerry Washington, in custom Mary Katrantzou

4- Rosamund Pike, in Vera Wang
I was so surprised when I realise this dress is by Vera Wang, the queen of elegance and glamour cause this dress feels extremely vulgar for her.  Even though I understand Rosamund just had a baby but the cutouts, the symmetry of the straps and the low cut makes her look frumpy and boxy at the same time. The severe office women bob does absolutely nothing to soften this look.  The dress would look awesome on Heidi or J lo cause they have the style and figure to pull this off but definitely not for her. #WORSEDEBUTEVER for the Golden Globes norminee.  On the positive, even though most people say this is the worse of the night, for me there is definitely worse.
4. Rosamund Pike, in Vera Wang

3- Zosia Mamet, in Andrew Gn
Yawn.  Another princess silhouette which looks like the top and bottom comes from 2 different dress rendered in taffeta- a fabric which needs steaming as soon as she enters the limo in a colour which completely washes her out.  Zosia: never die your hair to match the bodice of the dress.  The peplum makes her hips looks wider than it really is and the whole dress looks like the muslin for a potential wedding dress.  At least Rosamund’s have SOME design lines and a nice fabric to it. This is just bland, unflattering and winkled.
3. Zosia Mamet, in Andrew Gn

2- Alan Cumming, in Calvin Klein Collection
Usually I applaud men for taking fashion risk on the red carpet but this is an example of doing it in the worse possible way.  The colour just makes him look naked from far away and it EXACTLY MATCHES HIS SKIN TONE. He looks like a skin coloured crayon.  The jacket is way too long and makes him look short and the fit of it makes him look 2 sizes bigger.  The shoes, I know its Christian Louboutin but wearing suede sneakers on a red carpet is just the biggest mistake you can make.  Alan: maybe its time to go back to the classic suit cause I would rather have NO risk taken then this weird colourless attire.2. Alan Cumming, in Calvin Klein Collection

And now, the winner of the BTW-Workshop Blog’s pick for WORSE DRESSED of Golden Globes 2015 goes to (drumroll please)

1: Jemima Kirke, in Rosie Assoulin
Futuristic Geisha goes Belly Dancing.  Firstly the fabric of the skirt looks like a slip. The top/ cape is just Bazaar and looks as stiff as a carpet.  The colour of the whole thing is sooooo bland and washes her out.  The flat ironed hair with the roots showing makes this dress even flatter than it already is.  Its never a good sign when your eye makeup have more visual interest than the whole entire outfit.  Jemima: Cher is suing you for stealing muslin sample for one of her stage wear back in the 70s.1. Jemima Kirke, in Rosie Assoulin

Well thats it for now, what is your picks for this year’s worse dressed at the Golden Globes? Feel free to have your say in the comments section.

Until Next Time

xoxo Tim Tim Wong

Golden Globes Awards 2015 Red Carpet PART 1- Best Dressed List

Awards season have begun in 2015.  Those who are into Film and TV may be guessing who will win what awards but to many fashionistas like myself the red carpet and who wears what couture is what is truly important.  Thats why this year I decided to select my favourite and worse looks to you all on this blog.

In previous years , Golden Globes is the beginning of the season and even though the dress code is formal but it is usually more fun and glamorous and actresses and actors usually take more fashion risk than the Oscars. This year the risk factor was big (even though there are some snooze buttons and WTFs but more abt that in my next post) so even with the absence of Fashion queens such as Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, in general the red carpet choices was very interesting. Without further doodahs, here are my Top 15 looks of the evening.

All Photos from http://www.style.com

15: Katie Holmes, in Custom Marchesa
Many people may find this dress look too simple but for me I love the dark purple against her Brunette Hair. Crazy about the way the slick ponytail works with the simple lines of the dress. The strong smoky eyes is a perfect finish to the look. Definitely a personal best for her.

15.Katie Holmes, in custom Marchesa

14. Michelle Monaghan, in Jason Wu
Really love this cause the silhouette reminds me of the slick simple shift gowns which Calvin Klien will design for the red carpet in the 90s.  The diagonal beading adds a glamorous touch to such a simple dress. The effortless hair with the strong eyeliner makes this look effortless yet sexy.

14. Michelle Monaghan, in Jason Wu

13 .Robin Wright, in Ralph Lauren, and Ben Foster 
This is such a modern take on power couple dressing even tough all black don’t often translate well on the red carpet, I really love the androgynous haircut on her with the simple long sleeve tee with the sheer skirt as contrast.  His rugged beard works well with the all black tux. Its very hip, offbeat and chic at the same time.

13 .Robin Wright, in Ralph Lauren, and Ben Foster

12 Taylor Schilling, in custom Ralph Lauren
Like previous years, Red is a very popular colour and was seen on several actresses this year. This is such a fresh take of the classic red dress.  Really love the halter top with the ball gown silhouette. The simplicity of the gown with her minimalist hair and makeup keeps it fresh. Its not easy for such an young, sweet actress to be able to wear red and still keeping it age appropriate, kudos on making it work.

12 Taylor Schilling, in custom Ralph Lauren

11. Julianne Moore, in Givenchy Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels
Bling was another popular trend this year. I really love the ombre effect going from silver to grey ending in black. The tank neckline keeps it modern (would hate it if its strapless).  Its glamorous, modern and chic.  This would’ve gotten higher on this list if she styled her hair differently. A chignon or bigger waves would’ve glam it up a bit.  

11. Julianne Moore, in Givenchy Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels

10, Naomi Watts in Gucci, with Bulgari jewels and bag, and Liev Schreiber, in Prada
I always applaud actresses who choose to wear yellow on the red carpet because not many actresses dare to do it.  Its a colour which don’t need any sequins or dramatic silhouette in order to be dramatic. Love the simplicity of the dress with the red lip, the belt makes it very chic. Its elegant and a ray of sunshine on the red carpet.

10.Naomi Watts, in Gucci, with Bulgari jewels and bag, and Liev Schreiber, in Prada

9. Catherine Zita Jones in Angel Sanchez
Against a sea of red ballgowns, this probably would’ve looked boring on any other actress, HOWEVER the best actress any women can have is confidence. This is her saying  even if theres a chance we will see variations of this dress tonight, I am Catherine Zita Jones, I look beautiful, PHOTOGRAPH ME NOW.  Very regal, very dramatic.

9. Catherine Zeta-Jones

8. Claire Danes, in Valentino
Slightly unconventional , slightly offbeat and always willing to surprise us on the Red Carpet, Claire Danes have once again proven her style versatility in this beautiful bohemian esque Dress by Valentino.  This may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I love it cause it feels so unexpected. Crazy about the statement earrings which compliments her eye makeup. Keeping the hair simple makes all eyes go to this beautiful beaded couture creation.

8. Claire Danes, in Valentino

7. Lupita Nyong’o, in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels
Lupita have once again proven to us that she can pull off anything unconventional with this floral creation by Giambattista Valli. So beautiful against her skin tone and her ethnic beauty.  Crazy about the cascade of the print of the dress. Its very sweet and etherial with an edge.  The only reason this isn’t higher on the list is because I wish her hair is shorter like last year’s red carpet season cause personally feel it would look more clean and flattering than the afro.
7. Lupita Nyong'o, in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels

6. Heidi Klum, in Atelier Versace
Heidi Klum in the house. This dress is sooooooo her in the sense that its dramatic silhouette, low-cut , a high slit, have bling on it, in a dramatic colour with a touch of drag. But unlike the usual Heidi looks, this has an elegant touch to it. The classic Hollywood hair and makeup really compliments this look.  It screams look at me , I am Heidi Klum ,I have a gorgeous body and still on top of my game…. Mission Accomplished…

6. Heidi Klum, in Atelier Versace

5. Lorde, in Narciso Rodriguez, with Neil Lane jewels
This may be a what was she thinking to the general public but I put this so high on the list for the risk factor. It takes a good set of balls for an actress to wear a tuxedo , a crop top paired with a diamond necklace on a red carpet which usually mean dresses and gowns and some how she pulls it off.  Its so sexy and chic. With this look, Lorde entered my list of the ones to look out for on red carpets in the future.

5. Lorde, in Narciso Rodriguez, with Neil Lane jewels

4. Felicity Jones in Dior
Elegant, Minimal and Classic this Dior Dress is sooooooo beautiful.  The colour which goes perfectly with her hair and squinting and  really stood out against a sea of bling bling and Red dresses. I love it cause it has a slight 50s touch to it with the silhouette and the high neckline. Its a dress that the colour and silhouette speaks for itself.  Like Lorde, definitely someone new to watch out for on the Red Carpet

4. felicity jones in dior

3. Jared Leto, in Lanvin
For some reason Actors in Hollywood seldom take any risk on the red carpet.  Its always the black or midnight blue tux with a white or black shirt.  Jared unlike 95% of actor is never afraid to stand out. Love the white tux with the black details. Crazy about the pop of red on the collar. Its fun, its smart yet formal enough for the occasion.  Big applause from the fashion bros…

3. Jared Leto, in Lanvin

 

2. Allison Williams, in Armani Privé
My first reaction to this is WOW….. This is a modern day Grace Kelly with a dark, glamorous twist. So good to see someone who can carry off Armani Prive to the style calibre as Cate Blanchett or Anne Hathaway.  The 40s glamour hair and makeup is perfect against this princess creation. Crazy about the tiers of sparkly ruffles on the classic princess silhouette.  Amongst a sea of red dresses this classic yet glamorous version is by far my favourite.

2. Allison Williams, in Armani Privé
Now with a big round of applause, The BTW-Workshop Blog pick for the winner of Best Dressed at Golden Globes 2015 is…….

2. Emma Stone in Lanvin
It was so difficult deciding between Allison Williams and this because they are both stunning in 2 different ways, but this won because of its originality  and courage.  Like Lorde, it takes a good set of balls to wear pants to one of the most formal red carpets of the year and Emma manages to do it in a way which feels as appropriate as an Evening gown.  The sequinned bustier is the perfect juxtaposition against the masculine tuxedo trousers. The sash adds femininity and drama to the look. Love the casual undone hair and fresh looking make up. The total look is a modern and fresh new take on Red Carpet dressing. Emma Stone, I’ve always loved your style but I never thought you would have some Tilda Swinton in you to pull of such unconventional and stunning look.

1. emma stone in lanvin

 

Anyway… thats it for now, Whats your favourite red carpet moment at the Golden Globes this year? please feel free to share your opinion on the comment section.

Until Next Time,

XOXO TIMTIM WONG^^