#OOTD – Iridescent Minimalism

Fashion for me have always been a form of experimentation. Unlike many fellow bloggers or fashionistas who may have a signature look but for me I like to challenge myself to explore different ways to push my style boundaries to create different reincarnations of my self at events.  As I get older, I’ve learnt to never say never to any item or style of clothing because I always end up wanting to wear something I’ve once said “I WILL NEVER WEAR “…………..”.” so its so important to keep an open mind about things I haven’t had a chance to try yet.

Sometime meeting a garment with a style you’ve never tried before is like meeting a new friend with a personality you’ve never been friends with but happened to click by accident.  The moment came when I was at a designer’s office getting tailored for a printed suit this season.  It was a long purple jacket rendored in this thin, shiny fabric.  Even though Barbie is a fashion icon for me as seen in my previous posts here and here but I’ve never worn Iridescent fabrics and I seldom wear lavender because even though I love androgyny , I’ve always stirred away from it because I worry it may look too camp; but after I stared at the jacket at least 5 times during the 3 minute measuring session, My designer friend made me try it on just to get it over and done with.

It was love at first sight and surprised both me and the designer how much it suited me.  The silhouette and tailoring of the jacket is very masculine without being heavy because of the fabric.  The feminine lavender colour is a feminine touch and made it andrognous. But the biggest surprise was the Iridescent which made it sparkle without any sequin or crystal.  The whole effect felt like Cinderella when her Fairy God Mother turned her rags into a ball gown.

To style this amazing jacket, I gave myself another style challenge : keeping the look clean and minimal because I want a blank canvas for the jacket.  So I decided to go with a simple long tunic by the designer himself, a long white crisp sporty style pair of trousers and a pair of white sandals. Sleeking my hair back with gel was a wink to the Iridescence to finish off the look. Without further doodahs, Here are the photos.

Iridescent Minimalism

TOP | 112 MOUNTAIN YAM
PANTS | CALVIN KLIEN COLLECTION
JACKET | CUSTOM 112 MOUNTAIN YAM
SHOES | CARVEN
CLUTCH | 112 MOUNTAIN YAM
JEWELLERY | EMPHASIS JEWELLERY
Photos by my style sister V-FOR-VISALA

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Hope you enjoy this set of photo.

Thanks so much Visala for capturing a softer side of me.

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Until Next Time

xoxo

Timtim Wong

#OOTD- JPG X BOTANICS

Its been awhile since I’ve updated ’cause I’ve been so busy working on up and coming projects which will be revealed both here and on my instagram .

2015 have been a very sad year for the fashion industry with many fashion designers announcing that they have shown their final ready to wear collection. Recently, Marc Jacobs announced that they will close down Marc by Marc Jacobs and incorporate it into his main line .  In Febuary, Victor & Rolf announced that they have shown their last ready to wear collection and focus on Haute Couture . But for me, the most upsetting news was when Jean Paul Gaultier decided to end his ready to wear line earlier this year to focus on Haute Couture. While I respect those fashion gods for choosing art over fashion and I know they will still produce beautiful work but for most of us who can’t afford Haute Couture , it is the most devastating news ’cause for many years, some of my biggest investments is to save money to buy pieces from these amazing designers.

I’ve loved Jean Paul Gaultier for so many years. I’ve always loved his creativity , his passion for androgny and the fact that he redefined menswear by designing traditional women’s items such as skirts, sheer garments and corsets for men.  Which is why I’ve decided to try buy some of the pieces from his final collection as archives for the future and of course try to do photoshoots to do these clothes justice.

This shoot features 2 of the key pieces in his final collection.  The sheer Knit is from his final menswear collection. I love it ’cause Its the perfect balance between masculinity with the classic sweater style but the sheerness adds a touch of mystery and sexy to the garment.  The Blazer is from his final resort ready to wear collection . Eventhough it cost an arm and a leg but I love it because of its corset details – a signature by JPG.  Inorder to compliment the outfit, I’ve chosen the Empress Plaza in Hong Kong ’cause of all the beautiful plants, flowers and artwork which I throught will compliment with the Hard and soft texture of the outfit.  P.S I made the bracelet myself out of swarovski crystals.  Without further doodahs, here are the photos.

#OOTD- JPG x BOTANICS
TOP: Jean Paul Gaultier
PANTS: Rag & Bone
Blazer: Jean Paul Gaultier
Boots: Junya Watanabe X Trickers
Bag: 112 mountainyam
Bracelet: Made by ME ^^

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Hope you all enjoy this outfit as much as I did wearing it.  Special thanks to my dear assistant Charlie for this awesome set of photos.

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Until next time

XOXO Timtim Wong