#OOTD – Oriental Garden

Fashion Labels.
Every fashionista will always have their favourite fashion designers and design labels even though I know there’s always the old saying that style is about what the garment looks like not what is the name on the label tag.
My followers on Instagram and here on my blog will know that I sometimes play favorites with designers both in Hong Kong and Internationally because I find it impossible to just buy 1 item if I love the whole collection, which is why I always get so excited when I discover a new designer who I fell in love with at a fashion show and the excitement increased when it came from a student fashion show.
Those of you who have read my previous post will know that I was extremely impressed with the level of talent of the menswear at Raffles College Fashion Show at Hong Kong Fashion Week. Out of the 4 collection there was 1 collection who I fell in love with from the moment I saw the pieces at the press preview party before the show and truly delivered on the runway.
Ahtram by Martha Sartika is a final year fashion design student who presented her pre-collection at Raffles Fashion Show this year.  You all know that I will always have a true love for prints especially digital print on prints so the looks caught my eye straight away.  Martha’s biggest talent as a designer is the fact that she understands wearability yet brings creativity to the clothes thru her prints and adding her own design details such as pleats and appliques. Which is why I was so honored to wear a few pieces for this photo shoot so soon after the fashion show.
For this outfit, I chose a printed tee in the most gorgeous shades of purple over a black shirt , a pair of pleated denim shorts and a mixed print and denim bomber jacket which felt like a work of art.  A pair of printed shorts, cargo boots and a Liberty weekend bag I got from my recent trip to London Completed the look.  Although this smart casual style is my typical work uniform, but this version of print on print felt abit more masculine than my usual choices.  Also I don’t usually do denim because it is usually too raw and casual for my taste but the details in the shorts made them feel more sophisticated.
Without further Doodahs, here are the photos ^^

 Oriental Garden

Shirt | Topman
Tee | Ahtram
Shorts | Ahtram
Jacket | Ahtram
Socks | Happy Socks
Boots | Trickers
Bag | Liberty

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Hope you enjoy this set of photos.

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Until Next Time

xoxo

Timtim Wong

#OOTD – The Perfect Plan B

Hong Kong weather in summer is often so unpredictable especially in the past few weeks.  My followers on instagram will know that lately, I’ve been trying to do more outdoor #ootd photoshoots. It is always interesting to see how each outfit works with a different scenery to create the perfect fashion street snap.  Which is why everywhere I go I look around to see which location and interesting to compliments which outfits I have in my closet.  Sometimes, I will wear an outfit first then walk around with my assistant to see where its best to shoot the clothes, but for this outfit I had a specific location in mind.  So imagine my disappointment when it rained heavily the day I have to wear this outfit to the designer’s popup event.
Not wanting to wear the exact same outfit to shoot again waiting for the weather to improve ( cause I never really like to wear the exact
same outfit twice ) I’ve decided to try to experiment with using this
outfit but shoot it indoors without going out in the rain- the back
stairs and the space in the old industrial building outside my office.
Lets talk about the outfit first.  Those of you who read this blog
from the very beginning will know that I wear alot of Hong Kong
Fashion Brand Modement.  I love how the brand innovates menswear yet
also have pieces that are very wearable and compliments the body.
One of the signature pieces for Modement SS15 is a geometric print in
primary colours which features birds in a semi sheer fabric.  I fell
in love with it as soon as I saw it last year because for me Fashion
is art and I would hang that print up my wall.  Playing with that idea
I decide to compliment the print jacket with basic clean whites to
create a canvas against my art work and my new printed Giuseppe
Zanotti Sneakers which FINALLY went on sale. For some reason I really
want to clash it with Sailor Moon socks to bring some fun and
quirkiness to the outfit.
The result end up going suprisingly well with the location. The brightness and fun of the outfit contrast very well with the rawness of the industrial building. Also realise my building have a few bright colours which compliments the outfit. After going thru the photos, I realise sometimes plan b can be better than plan A cause I never throught a place I walk past everyday on my way to work have so many beautiful elements which matches this outfit.
Without further doodahs, Here are the photos.

THE PERFECT PLAN B

TOP . SHORTS . JACKET | MODEMENT
SOCKS | MEEH
SNEAKERS | GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI
BAG| 112 MOUNTAINYAM
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Hope you enjoy this set of photo.

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Thats it for now.

Until next time

Xoxo Timtim Wong

THE PRINCESS WARDROBE – photoshoot featuring clothes from Topshop

Very early on in every women s life, there will always be a fairytale princess which brought a lot of joy and dreams into their childhood.  The idea that they will be beautiful who goes thru many challenges in life then the perfect prince comes along and they will end up happily ever after in a beautiful dress.  Even though as we grow up, we realise this is so far from reality however the closest we can ever become a princess is to have the beautiful wardrobe.
In every Decade, there will be a style icon by a royal princess who’s fashion style will influence the fashion trend of that decade. In the 1950s, we have Grace Kelly – Princess Grace of Monoco who’s classic streamline style was copied by women of that era. In The 80s-90s , we had the late Princess Diana who’s haircut and glamourous evening wear was replicated into high street chain stalls all over the world.  Most recently we have Princess Kate Middleton who’s effortless and often affordable fashion choices earned her a spot as one of our style icons of this decade.
Inspired by this Princess Trend, my team and I have decided to do a photoshoot featuring clothes by Topshop . inspired by Cinderella,what will Cinderella wear if she gets inspired fellow princesses and style icons doing her princess duties?

METROPOLITAN CINDERELLA

MODEL | Bruna.M | Starzpeople
HAIR | Tim Wong | BTW-Workshop
MAKEUP | Miu Tse | BTW-Workshop
STYLING | Tim Wong | BTW-Workshop
PHOTOGRAPHY | Victoria Chan | Victoria Chan Photography
LIGHTING | HARRIS HUI

LOOK 1 : CINDERELLA X BELLElook1full

For the first look, we are inspired by the question what will Cinderella wear if she enters the library and the world of Belle from Beauty and the Beast?  A mint green round collared sleeveless blouse was paired with a white jaquared a-line cotton skirt to create a princess like girly silhouette which is still wearable and modern.  Hair was parted in the center and pulled back intro a long, ponytail like chignon topped with a tiara headband by Accessorize to create a whimsy yet simpie look- almost like she did it herself.look1closeup

LOOK 2 : CINDERELLA X JACKIE O
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What will Cinderella wear if she goes out on press tours during the day? Knitted Tee and pencil skirt in Cinderella’s signature colour pastel blue is paired together to create a modern shift dress. Inspired by Jackie O, the look is topped with a tweed jacket in Pink and black to create a more tailored look for fornmal day Princess duties
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Hair is set in a side part, curled and twisted leaving the ends loose to create a shorted hair do. This hairstyle is perfect for girls with long hair who wants to try short hair without the need of a haircut.

LOOK 3 : CINDERELLA X SLEEPING BEAUTY
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What will Cinderella wear if she goes out to a tea party in the woods? A Black and White Checked top to mimic the print of a picnic carpet.  A dusky pink tea length ballad skirt makes the look modern , feminine and practical for sitting down.  The hair is pulled up and finished off with 2 bands of crystals to replicate a modern version of the classic Cinderella Updo.

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So thats the end of the shoot. Hope you enjoy the photos my team and I created for you this week.  For more photo shoots by me and my team, follow my blog  for future posts for behind the scene post of the concept of the photos.  For my daily post of our editorial work, check our BTW-Workshop facebook page.

Until Next Time.

xoxo Timtim Wong

Luminous Elegance -~ Classic Party Hair Styles with a twist.

As a hair stylist , One of the most frequently asked questions is what is the trend for hairstyles this fall?  It is a very subjective question because there are so many hairstyles presented both on the runways, editorials and hair shows.  There is also the questions of the translation from runway to the every day runway so I never really have an answer for that question since in Coco Chanel’s famous words “Fashion fades, only style remains the same” .

However, every season I try to bring a twist to few classic styles so my clients don’t get bored. That’s why my team and I decided to do a photo shoot using those classic hairstyles but bringing a new twist to the styles we know and love.

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The theme of this series is “Luminous Elegance”.  For the past decade one general hair trend for women all over the world is for the hair to look healthy , smooth and shiny without too much or too heavy product. We also want to keep the hairstyle relatively simple (apart from one avant-garde style) so we chose a model with beautiful jet black hair for this shoot.  So without too much chitchat, here are the results.

LUMINOUS ELEGANCE

MODEL | Gisele P | Calcarries Models
HAIR | Tim Wong | BTW-Workshop
MAKEUP | Teresa Ng | Teresa Make Up
PHOTOGRAPHY | Victoria Chan | Victoria Chan Photography
LIGHTING | HARRIS HUI

LOOK 1~ THE PONYTAIL

The Pony-tail could be one of the first hairstyles which a girl have ever had in their lives. Its a classic style which is good for both day and evening.  To update this classic, the front section is swept to one side, braided and wrapped around in circles to create a mini bun. The rest of the hair is straightened tied back into a ponytail to create this classic with a modern twist.

LOOK 3~ THE CHIGNON
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The  Chignon is one of the most classic hairstyles for evening hair dressing. One of the problems I found in this style is the fact that it never looks good from the front.  To solve this problem I’ve decided to put the hair in a side part then pull the hair into a ponytail on the nape of one side of the neck.  The hair is then braided into a 4 strand round braid then pinned to the opposite side of the forehead to hide the side part.  It is an elegant chignon style which looks good from all angles.

LOOK 3~ THE HAIR DOWN
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One of the most requested hairstyles especially for asian girls is to have their hair down. We wanted to make it look more polished by keeping the hair straight. The hair is styled in 3 sections. The side sections are swept back in a small, tight ponytail. The top section is swept back to keep the focus on the face making it look super clean and elegant.

LOOK 4~ THE AVANT-GARDE
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As a hair stylist, sometimes we try to push our creativity and to experiment with new techniques ,silhouettes and products to create hairstyles which may not be every day women but looks amazing in editorial photo shoots.  This hair style is created with hair extensions transformed into the form of fabric. Really want to try to create a style which looks like a hairpiece created out of hair.

So thats the end of the shoot. Hope you enjoy the photos my team and I created for you this week.  For more photo shoots by me and my team, follow my blog  for future posts for behind the scene post of the concept of the photos.  For my daily post of our editorial work, check our BTW-Workshop facebook page.

Until Next Time

XOXO TIMTIMWONG