#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

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 ^^

NEW SHOP ON THE BLOCK- CROSS THE LINE

As a self-confessed shopaholic, I often find myself looking for different places to shop during a dinner break or in the middle of a sleepless night.  During those moments we often enter an online shop without knowing where to shop or what to look for.  If you need a shop which A- Support Asian Online Brands , B- Well Organised , C- Gives you inspiration on the latest trends and directs you to the pieces they have available then Cross The Line is the Shop for you.

Cross The Line Page

Launched in August 2014, Cross The Line is an Online Platform which promotes up and coming fashion designers both in Hong Kong and Around Asia.  At the moment, they have 6 Fashion brands for HK and 5 Designers in Taiwan with many more to come in the future.  One of the things I find special about Cross The Line is the fact that every month, they will have a feature which serves as Inspiration for the styles of that month available in the shop. This not only allows easy access but also inspires us to look for pieces in our wardrobe which goes with our online purchases.  Also, it is a platform which not only supports HK Fashion Talents, but also introduces you to talents in Taiwan or different parts of Asia.

Without further dodads, here are my favourite pieces from each designer available at Cross The Line.

112 MOUNTAINYAM Hong Kong
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THE STATEMENT CLUTCH
A perfect size clutch which can be worn by both Guys and Girls in every single occasion. This white “Space Clutch” is essential in your wardrobe because its so versatile and will go with everything you own for every single occasion. THE LINING IS TO DIE FOR.

BLIND BY JWHong Kongblindbyjw
The LPD (Little Printed Dress)
I love prints. I love women in prints. This beautiful LPD is easy to wear, can be worn out to lunch in summer and paired with a great blazer in cooler weather. The print is designed by the brand themselves so no need to worry about clashing with other pieces unless they are fans of the designer duo.

CHUN TIN LIU TaiwanchuntingliuTHE SEXY PENCIL SKIRT
A daring piece for my style sisters who wants to show off their hard work both tanning at the beach and also doing those lunges at the gym. Pair it with leggings or tights for those who are abit more modest.

C_YC Taiwancyc
THE SUMMER BIKER JACKET
A modern take of a winter classic, this top is a Sleeveless Top is cut and designed like a motorcycle vest. Really love this unique piece which will also look great on my fashion bros. Its also again which can be layered over a shirt or a turtle neck tee for cooler weather.

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THE SHEER CARDIGAN
If you live in Hong Kong, its never easy to find a cardigan which is thin enough to wear without sweating in the humid weather. Thin and sheer, this feminine take of a bomber jacket is perfect for those who love layering in summer.

FU YUE 月甫 Taiwan
THE CRISP WHITE TEE
One of the most underated wardrobe staple ever, a crisp white tee is a must have in every man and woman’s wardrobe in every single industry. It goes with everything in your wardrobe and can be worn both to work and on weekends. The center front fabric brings a modern twist to the classic.

GLUSH/Hong Kongglush
THE QUIRKY PHONE CASE
Sometimes it is important to have fun with fashion. Even though this mobile case may not be the most versatile item but it is fun to wear. Also it will definitely be a great conversation starter. Fits iPhone 4,4S, 5 and 5S

MILPENNAHong Kongmipenna
THE STATEMENT NECKLACE
Those who know me or looked at the colour scheme of this blog will know that my favorite colour is fuschia. Covered in cute glass and resin charms and pendants, this statement necklace is perfect for my fellow lovers of barbie pink.

PLATE MOVEMENT Taiwanplatemovement
THE PRINTED TOP
In summer, its often difficult to find pieces that are easy to wear, makes a statement without being too hot. Which is why a nice printed tee is always the perfect solution to wear to events and special occasions. Love the print of this Tee by the taiwanese talent.

PROJECT JUNESSHong Kongproject juness
THE BRAIDED BRACELET
Its often difficult for many designers to balance timeless, sophisticated, unique one one piece of jewellery.  Loving the way different materials are married thru the braiding and crochet technique on this bracelet. SO CHIC.

SKETCHAROUNDHong Kongsketcharound
THE GRUNGE JACKET
Summer is ending soon, its never too early to start shopping for the dreaded cooler weather. This unisex Grunge Jacket will be perfect to wear either at drinks after work or hanging out with friends on the weekend. Sometimes we forget to shop for casual occasions.

Thats about it.
All images by http://www.crossthelinex.com

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UNTIL NEXT TIME
XOXO TIMTIM WONG