#OOTD- PYE X LARRY BELL…THE ART OF PAJAMAS

Art have always been a major source of inspiration in fashion. Personally I’ve always  believe fashion is art which is worn on the body and as fashionistas, our bodies is a blank canvas which we use to express ourselves to create an artwork thru clothes every single day.

Last month, I’ve had the privilege to attend the opening exhibition of Artist Larry Bell at Pacific Place in Hong Kong.  The exhibition “Pacific Red”features three large-scale reflective glass cubes in red, to turn air and light into an aesthetic object. Each object send a shimmering, immersive effect throughout space and are completed as artworks when an individual interacts with them, producing countless reflections.

To celebrate this exhibition , PYE created a limited edition pajama top which made with new technology fabric — Dynamic Yarn and changes colours as the light hits the garment to reflect on the way Bell’s exhibition uses light to reflect on his art work.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the past few seasons, pajamas and lounge wear have been an IT item on the runway for both mens and womenswear.  In a way, we are coming into a generation in fashion which the definition of garments are merging.  Pajamas are no longer just for sleeping and can be worn out on the streets with clever styling.

Since the PYE X LARRY BELL pajama top is made from the most gorgeous woven fabric, I’ve decided to treat it as a Knitwear cardigan.  Somehow it felt right to style it with a print shirt to create a mix of textures.  Wide leg cropped trousers kept the vibe of the outfit relaxed to compliment the idea of pajamas.  Miss matching socks with my initials by Lovie kept the outfit fun and embroidered Prada shoes finished off the outfit.

Decided to try some crazy posing and a slightly new backdrop to go with the “art” theme.

without further DOODAHs, Here are the photos.

OOTD:The ART OF PAJAMAS

SHIRT | PRADA
PANTS | MODEMENT
JACKET| PYE X LARRY BELL
SOCKS | LOVIE at Novelty Lane.
SHOES | PRADA

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Hope you enjoy this set of photos.

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Until Next Time

xoxo

Timtim Wong

Fashionally Collection #5-HK Designs for Fashion Bros

Hong Kong Fashion Week FW16 have just finished and most of your readers in this blog and my followers know how much I love wearing Hong Kong Fashion Designers.  In the past few years, I had the privilege to become friends with many talents in HK which means many of your #ootd have been custom made for me by some of the most creative people I have so much respect for.
This year, Fashionally – an organization in HK which promotes Hong Kong Designers have decided to have 2 fashion shows- Fashionally Collection#5 for Menswear and Fashionally Collection #6 for Womenswear.  Although both fashion shows are fantastic but I am mesmerize by the menswear show because I often feel that menswear is often overlooked in the fashion industry compared to womenswear (same goes with models and blogging but thats a different story lol)  so it is a great surprise to see a fashion show created exclusively for fashion bros like me.
Fashionally Collection #5 Fashion Show featured 4 Hong Kong Fashion Brands –DEMO, KENAX LEUNG, KURT HO and MODEMENT. . Strong Tailoring was a key trend across the board and is seen in all of the collections as well as monotones although splashes of earth tones appeared in several looks on the runway.  Cropped trousers made a surprise come back and all the designers showed looks which feature separates with a lot of layering- a real reflection of the unpredictable Hong Kong weather we are going thru these days.
Without Further Doodahs, Here are the Collections.

DEMO

Inspired by Salvador Dali , DEMO gave a modern, unexpected twist to his signature Dandi Boys.  Really love the addition of colour and prints-a big surprise for a designer who loves his monotones.  Also love the diverse range of menswear classics from plaid to pinstripes, wools to tweeds , embroidered sweaters to tailored shorts,  yet all the boys look so cohesive.  The alluring thing about this collection is that it makes you want to be men of that era yet every piece in the collection can be easily incorporated into any man’s wardrobe.  The tweed jacket is one of my many favorites and will definitely be inside my closet next winter.

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KENAXLEUNG

For his latest collection, KENAXLEUNG showed a collection of street wear inspired by sculptor  Mel Kendrick. One of the more casual collections of the four designer , there is a huge sense of collage of patterns, textures, stripes and unexpected accessories which made the collection pop.  Even though my favourite pieces are the suit in patterned fabrics which are given a younger twist by adding deconstructed details and trims, the fringed knit sweaters for me are the stars of the show.  These clothes are street fashion on the runway- something which I am sure we will see on a lot of #ootd post by bloggers and fashionistas in the future.

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KURT HO

Kurt Ho, Our Dark Knight of HK Fashion presented another minimalist collection with a play of strong tailoring and irregular proportions. The way the clothes are presented- on barefoot models with no accessories gave the model a sense of organic with the fall length train pieces almost looking Kimono like.  Jumpsuits and Tunics are key items in the collection rendered in several fabrics.  Eventhough the clothes are androgynous, the stiffness of the cut and fabric kept it masculine and wearable to fashionistas with who crave for that aesthetic.

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MODEMENT

Inspired by Ocean life from its pure form to pollution, Modement another another collection which is wearable with a unique twist.  From the curves of the pattern blocking to the print in the lining of the the caramel wool coat to the slit on the wide leg trousers , these details are what made the clothes so seductive.  It is not easy to make FW Menswear feel sexy but many of these pieces are rich with yet a cheeky twist revealing a little bit of flesh. The head pieces gave the looks a sense of drama making the super wearable collection feel super memorable.  It is very likely you guys will see me in some of these pieces this winter because I loved every thing which came out of the runway.

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Until Next Time

xoxo

Timtim Wong

FASHIONALLY COLLECTION #4 – #supportHKdesigners

Hong Kong Fashion Week have arrived again this year.

My followers on IG will know how much I support Hong Kong Fashion Brands. 80% of my wardrobe consist of Hong Kong Designs because I believe Hong Kong have such good quality and unique designs. The price of the clothes is close to better quality high street brands such as Cos but its better quality. Also since the quantities in production is smaller then high street it is less likely to clash clothes with other fashionistas at fashion events or parties. After becoming friends with some of the designers and knowing how hard they work on the collections (most designers create their own print) I’ve decided when I started blogging to try and feature more Hong Kong Design Talents.

For the 4th year in a row, Fashionally presented a fashion show featuring Spring Summer 2016 collections by 10 local fashion brands.  In general, there was a great balance between Creativity and Wearability. Japan seem to be a great influence to the designers with several brands using the theme in their collection. Soft textures mix with hard elements was featured in the womenswear. Green seems to be the colour of the season with many designers featuring colours of nature in all its forms.

Without further doodahs, Here are my favourite looks from all 10 collections.

Matt Hui
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Instagram: matthui_studio

Matt Hui SS16

Really love the relaxed chic vibe of the collection. The fabrics feel very light and easy.  Really love the rich shades of forest green and olive which is not often seen in Spring.

112 mountainyam
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/112mountainyam
Instagram: 112mountainyam

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A very strong showing featuring the designer’s signature play of mix of textures and fabrics.  Very surprised with how much I love the green print especially mixing it with another shade of green but it is a print which will look dramatic both from far away but up close.

Demo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demofashion
Instagram: demofashionhk

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A very strong menswear collection by one of my favourite menswear design brands in Hong Kong.  What makes those clothes so seductive is the fact that Demo understands that wearable does not mean boring. Its the tiny details – small cutouts on the shoulders, the pleats and buttons which makes classic menswear styles interesting.  CRAZY about the kimono inspired coat and I will die to wear everything in the collection.

Sherman Kwan
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Instagram: sk_shermankwan

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A very unique collection. I respect creativity and individualism but for me the strongest pieces are the more minimal pieces of the collection. The hats and the socks are TO DIE FOR.

Chloe Sung
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Instagram: chloesungoffical

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A super chic and modern collection for my style sisters.  Eventhough I love drama but its also important for clothes that translate from office to happy hour for the busy fashionista.  Can really visualize some of these dresses at on a women at a bar on friday night looking fabulous.

Modement
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MODEMENT.hk
Instagram: modement

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Those of you will think TimTim is biased and will love this collection and wear most of it -yes you are right. Whats not to love about clothes which are easy to wear , unique yet dramatic? Really love the Japanese influence and the green and black is so chic.  Modement will always be a brand in Hong Kong who inspire me to rethink my style possibilities and once again this collection did exactly that.

Lapewee
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Instagram: lapeeweefashion

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A beautiful collection for the sassy sophisticated fashionistas.  There is something very New York and Carrie Bradshaw about this collection. Its chic but with interesting detail which makes it the perfect canvas for accessorising. Thanks so much for making aqua blue look amazingly chic.

Blind by JW
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Instagram: blindbyjw

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A super dreamy showing by the designers famous for their ethereal prints.  Really love how the brand show something a bit more dramatic and edgy than their previous collections. The mix of prints worked unexpectedly well together. CRAZY about the asian influenced headpieces. This collection is a fantasy and these are clothes which makes you want to never stop dreaming.

Kenax Leung
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kenaxleunghk
Instagram: kenaxleunghk

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At first I was surprised how toned down the collection was but when I went back to the looks after the show, there was a sense of sophistication and lux element which I haven’t seen from the brand before.  Its a lot more streamlined and refined and the attention to details are done to perfection. There’s a very effortlessly cool yet sophisticated vibe about this collection which gives the beautiful clothes the “buy me” factor.

Hang
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Instagram: hang_mimmak

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There are many beautiful pieces in this unique collection but when this final look came out, everyone grasped. It is the definition of the perfect wedding dress for the edgy fashionista bride who wants to be glamorous.  It has traditional bridal elements – the tulle , the bows , the big skirt, the veil but deconstructed and reinterpreted in the most modern and unique way. So refreshing to see the Wedding Gown comeback to close the finale of a fashion show and to be able to do it perfectly takes a lot of guts for a designer.

Anyway hope you enjoy my fashion review on this season’s fashionally fashion show.  Good Show to all the designers.

Follow me on instagram (search for timtimwongbtw for mobile readers) for immediate updates of my life and #ootd photoshoots. Also I’ve been picking out my favourite looks from fashion week, dream wedding dresses and red carpet inspiration on pinterest so follow me and checkout my pinterest when you have time.

Thats it for now.

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.

Follow me on instagram (search for timtimwongbtw for mobile readers) for immediate updates of my life and #ootd photoshoots. Also I’ve been picking out my favourite looks from fashion week, dream wedding dresses and red carpet inspiration on pinterest so follow me and checkout my pinterest when you have time.

Thats it for now.

Until next time

Xoxo Timtim Wong

#OOTD -The New Animal Print

Every summer, my fashion brothers and I often struggle to find something appropriate to wear to special occasion and semi – formal to wear because it needs to look Smart, Cool enough to not sweat yet try to make an editioral statement. (Style sisters often have a similar problem in Winter).

For me, My usual smart casual /semi formal party gear often include a dress code of a Crisp Shirt, Tailored Shorts or Cropped trousers, A waistcoat (to replace the blazer) a nice tie, a printed pair of socks finished off with a good pair of shoes.

Which is why during my recent trip to London, Liberty became one of the must go places on my list of where to shop. Many of my followers on Instagram will know that I’ve always had a love for prints. I love them because it is the quickest way to make a fashion statement on any occasion especially in summer. I’ve always loved the prints from Liberty London because they are unique , often have a slight hand drawn asethetic and often have a cute touch to it. Also they are often not available anywhere else in the world. Which is why instead of spending my shopping budget on Designer Clothes I can find in HK, I chose to spend it on Fabrics instead to have a unique London Fashion Experience.

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The First Print I chose to ask my tailor in Hong Kong to turn into clothes features different animals that you can find in the zoo rendered in cool colours such as purples , blues and greys.  The thing I love about this print is that up close you can find human accessories such as Giraffes wearing converse sneakers, birds wearing socks and Elephants carrying a briefcase.  With this beautiful print my tailors at Mijosu turned it into a pair of tailored shorts , a waistcoat and tie to create the perfect summer party outfit.  The total effect reminds me a little bit of one of my favourite childhood storybook characters Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus.
Without further Doodahs, Here is the photoshoot.

THE NEW ANIMAL PRINT

Shirt – Modement
Shorts | Waistcoat | Tie – Mijosu featuring Fabric by Liberty London
Socks | Topman
Shoes | Trickers
Wallet | Liberty London

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Follow me on instagram (search for timtimwongbtw for mobile readers) for immediate updates of my life and #ootd photoshoots. Also I’ve been picking out my favourite looks from fashion week, dream wedding dresses and red carpet inspiration on pinterest so follow me and checkout my pinterest when you have time.

Thats it for now.

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 ^^

OOTD-Men In Scarf

Every once in a while we see styling trends on the runway and ask ourselves how do we take pieces from that trend or show and do that look without buying the whole outfit? For me one of my favourite shows this season is Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2014 . I love the use of scarfs on men , the juxtaposition of Masculine and Femininity and the fact that the collection feels very light and airy – a breath of fresh air from the heavy warm clothing we usually get for winter.

Being able to afford only 2 key items I’ve decided to use the styling of that collection to create my version of the look to a recent event. Starting with the mesh singlet (which is not easy to wear eating) , I’ve paired it with one of my favourite Modement trousers. The coat is actually a dress worn back to front cause I am in love with the hand panted stripe on the zipper. Since the eggplant coloured scarf is strong, I want to compliment it with Blue accessories. My favourite 112 mountainyam Space Tote and My new pointed toe Costume National Patent Leather Shoes completes the total look.

Without further doodahs, Here are the photos.
MEN IN SCARF

SINGLET | BURBERRY PRORSUM
TROUSERS | MODEMENT
JACKET | SKETCHAROUND
SHOES | COSTUME NATIONAL
BAG | 112MOUNTAINYAM
EYEWEAR | FRENK
SCARF | BURBERRY PRORSUM
BRACELET| ISABEL MARANT X H&M
PHOTO BY V FOR VISALAOOTD MEN IN SCARF

OOTD MEN IN SCARF

OOTD MEN IN SCARF

OOTD MEN IN SCARF

OOTD MEN IN SCARF

OOTD MEN IN SCARF

OOTD MEN IN SCARF

Special thanks again to my blogger sister V for Visala for these awesome photos.

Thats it for now, UNTIL NEXT TIME
xoxo
Timtim Wong