#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 ^^

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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 – 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 – 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.

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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 – Sporty in Pink

Summer have finally arrived. If you live in Hong Kong, many fashionistas will know that Hong Kong Summer can be very frustrating in terms of dressing up. Its very humid and you never know when there is a typhoon or when it will start to rain which makes it super hard to look good yet dress for the weather. Personally in summer I would like to stick to simple silhouettes in light fabric but play with bold prints and colours to make a statement. Shoes and socks are important for any fashion bro because it gives the perfect punctuation to any simple shirts and shorts combo.

My followers on Instagram would know that in the past year, I have developed an obcession with dancing so another brief for my OOTD is to wear sneakers on days which I don’t feel like carrying a pair of sneakers with my dance gear in my bag. Which is why our fairy god father Jeremy Scott have created the perfect answer to an outfit on a hot summer’s day with this outfit in collaboration with Adidas. Everyone who knows me will know that my all time favourite colour is Pink. I love it because I always believe that if a man can wear pink yet still look masculine, he is one of the most masculine guys in the world because he is comfortable enough with his sexuality to not be afraid to wear such a feminine colour.

The Chains and ribbon prints gives a nod to Versace in the 80s – very hard yet whimsical at the same time.  The fabric is light and cool enough to dance in.  I’ve paired the outfit with a pair of Adidas Wings Sneakers from the same collection which features pink roses. The outfit paired with a pair of pink checkered Happy Socks , Sunnies by Hong Kong Fashion Designer Kenax Leung and my Apple Watch makes it very sporty yet has a touch of androgyny. I feel like a male pink power ranger. Without further dodahs, here are the Photos.

SPORTY IN PINK

TOP | SHORTS | SNEAKERS – ADIDAS X JEREMY SCOTT
SOCKS – HAPPY SOCKS
EYEWEAR – KENAX LEUNG
BAG- MONKI
WATCH- APPLE WATCH

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Hope you enjoy this set of photo.
Sorry about the slow update. Been super busy with my hair stylist life, going to fashion events and designing my first clothing collection.

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- 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

FORBIDDEN CHIC

Long time no update. Been so busy with the launch of BTW X KOITE – my debute accessories collaboration with Hong Kong accessories brand KOITE HANDMADE. stay tuned on a future blog post.

One of the greatest things about this industry is to meet fashion bloggers who share different styles and a love for fashion.  Fashionistas United is something I am very passionate about which is why I’ve personally been wanting to do a group blog post for a long time. Vforvisala is my style sister who is often helps me take some of the best photos in this blog. I’ve always loved her eclectic and fun view of Fashion.  Juuannie is a fashion blogger I met recently who loves black. I am always amazed with how she can always find different way to work with her dark slightly punk/gothic take on fashion.  Together we really want to see how we can style jam together with this photoshoot wearing pieces of my accessories collection.

FORBIDDEN CHIC is an attitude. Every fashionista go thru a time in their lives where they want to grow up and look chic but fear that they may lose their own personal style.  But as I get older I began to realize that what I love about fashion is the way we can use it to express ourselves. Black and white will always be fashionable and chic nomatter how old you are or what style you have. When we were young we fear that minimalism and simplicity will turn boring but in the past month I begin to think that minimalism is a way to appeciate detail – the cut of the shirt, feel the material of the cotton and to make the cute buttons of the shirt stand out.  It is also a blank canvas of accessories . In a way its like a confident men or women whos comfortable with their own skin, and some time its a lipstick or a good haircut is all it takes to make them look the most beautiful just like a simple black and white outfit with the perfect accessory.

Anyways enough blablablas…. Here are the photos by the amazing MART YEUNG

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SHIRT | DEMO
TROUSERS | CHEAP MONDAY
COAT | DEMO
SHOES | PRADA
NECKLACE | BTW X KOITE
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Special thanks to www.noveltylane.com for sponsoring my beautiful Shirt and Coat by Hong Kong Fashion Brand DEMO .

UNTIL NEXT TIME

XOXO TIMTIMWONG ^^

#OOTD – BARBIE BOY

My first OOTD post.
For those who have read my previous post on Moschino Spring Summer 2015 collection featuring Barbie, I can’t help myself but grab my hands on 2 of the items to wear to a previous event.
Those who know me will notice that hot pink have always been my favourite colour (as seen on my blog layout, my logo and the fact that I wear it several times every month), the task for this look is to try to wear Barbie and Hot Pink but try to make such feminine colour and theme into a more masculine look.  Decide to follow one of my fashion rules I learn’t in the past few years : if the theme and items feel too feminine, keep the styling simple and masculine- with slick back hair, a black shirt and simple black dress shoes.
Without further doodahs… here is the wonderful photos by my style sister : fashion blogger VforVisala.

BARBIE BOY

SHIRT| TOPMAN
TEE | MOSCHINO
PANTS | JAYJAYS
SHOES | JIL SANDER
CLUTCH | MOSCHINO
EYEWEAR | FRENK

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SHOP THE LOOK HERE

Moschino Barbie Tee

Printed Leather Clutch

Thats about it. Have a fabulous and pink day. Just remember like the Barbie World, Be Free, Be Anything you want to be cause dreams really do come true ^^
Until Next Time
xoxo TimTim Wong