#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

COACH BLEEKER SLIM CHRONO WATCH- Jewels that tells time.

In a generation that phone is often used to tell time, and watches are used to look at photos and look at whatsapp messages, I believe every man needs to wear a watch because it gives the impression that you are punctual even if you are late all the time lol.   Someone have once said to me the type of watch you wear gives people the impression of who you are- a sports watch gives the impression that you are athletic , a vintage watch gives the impression you see the beauty in the old times while a Rolex defines your wealth.  For me, I always love a classic timeless watch with a metal chain ( because every time I wear leather straps it breaks easily while plastic straps is not practical for summer because of sweat). Which is why I would like to introduce to you one of my favorite new watch by COACH.

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The Bleecker Slim Navy Chrono Bracelet Strap Watch features a 42mm Diameter Mineral Crystal face which is the perfect size for men who loves to wear jackets, its water resistant and features 3 stop watches options- 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 24 hours. The classic design is timeless and is perfect for any occasion. The Navy Blue colour is unique because usually we mostly see men watches in Black or Silver and keeps the watch modern and young.
While coming up with an idea of street snaps featuring this watch, At first I wanted to look classic and sophisticated to go with Coach’s brand image however, after looking at their flamboyant SS16 collection, I realise I can be myself and pair the outfit with something slightly more conceptual.
I always believe Watches or Time Pieces are jewellery with a function- jewellery that tells time. Which is why when I saw this suit custom made for me by from my dear fd 112mountainyam  with a Jewels Print from his FW15 collection, I’ve decided to try to pair the 2 together – the classic of the watch with the “bling” from the suit.  For me the final result shows that A good classic watch will always work with any outfit for any types of Fashionistas.
Without further doodahs, Here are the photos.

COACH BLEEKER WATCH- Jewels that tells time.

TOP| LA PERLA
SUIT AND TROUSERS | CUSTOM 112MOUNTAINYAM
SHOES | PRADA
BAG | 112 MOUNTAIN YAM
JEWELLERY | EMPHASIS JEWELLERY
WATCH | COACH
Photos by my style sister V-FOR-VISALA
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Hope you enjoy this set of photo.

Thanks so much Visala for this amazing set of photos and COACH for this beautiful watch ^^

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Until Next Time

xoxo

Timtim Wong

 

#OOTD- SANTA’S ELVES

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE^^

Christmas is slowly arrived and one of the biggest dilemmas fashionistas around the world has besides what to buy ourselves for Christmas presents this year is what to wear during the parties during the holidays.
For me personally there is always the question of whether to wear traditional Christmas Colours – Red, White, Green and Gold and how to wear it without looking cliche.
Those of you who have read my previous post would know that I have recently launched my fashion brand BTW3 and when designing collection, it was important to design 2 special edition items just for the holiday season because every year, my fashion bros would ask me to borrow Christmas Themed Clothing and accessories to their Christmas Parties so that’s why I’ve decided to do the Special Edition Knitwear styles which are timeless, classic and festive.
One of the Holiday Edition Items is a Red and Off-white Cardigan with a braided cable knit detail at the back finished with gold buttons. Even though I know many people often stir away from Red and White especially during Christmas because they are afraid to look like Santa but it is also one of the most versatile colours which will never go out of style during the holidays season.  Fashion Bros can dress it up with a Black Shirt, White or red tie and black skinny jeans, or keep it cool with a statement tee and jeans but with my annual Christmas blog post I would like to Play with it my way.
Many of my followers know I love to show a little skin so I’ve decided to wear the cardigan buttoned up with nothing underneath to make it feel a little sexy. Green Skinny Jeans (it looks black in the photo because of the dark , Purple Lighting ) and Black combat boots finish the look to create my version of Santa’s Elves.
Without further Doodahs here are the photos.

#OOTD: SANTA’S ELVES

TOP | BTW3
PANTS | JUST CAVALI
BOOTS| JUNYA WATANABE x TRICKERS
JEWELLERY | EMPHASIS JEWELLERY

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I know I haven’t be the best at updating my blog this year. Thanks so much for all your support for me and I promise you all that I will come up with more OOTD photo shoots and Blog post in 2016.
Happy Holidays and wishing you all a super fabulous and stylish 2016

Until Next Time

xoxo

Timtim Wong

OOTD- #BTW3 DECONSTRUCTED CHECKERED SWEATER

Sorry for being MIA for a while interms of blogging.

Have been super busy juggling with life as a hair stylist , blogger and fashion designer.  Yes I am proud to happily announce that the first collection of my fashion label BTW3 have officially launched.  Its been a very long creative journey and I feel so blessed to have so much support from followers , fellow designers and of course my amazing team who helped me so much along the way.  Which is why I would like to come back to this blog by sharing an OOTD streetsnap post featuring one of my favourite pieces of the collection.

While designing my first collection for BTW3, somehow it felt right to design clothes from my off duty wardrobe- wearable, timeless clothing which can be worn to work or to brunch on weekends.  Diane Von Furstenberg have once said, “Good Clothing should be like friends and throughout the years, your wardrobe will be a collection of “friends” which will come back and make you feel good about yourself whenever you need them”.  I really want BTW3 to be a collection of “Friends for Life” for my customers in the future.

On the other hand every season, it is important for me to produce an item which I can be creative and push myself as a fashion designer.  With Collection 1 my “Deconstructed Checkered Sweater” is the creative piece in the collection.
Playing with the idea of the classic checkered knit sweater, I’ve moved the classic V neck towards one side so it looks like a TICK or asymmetric V  then rotated the checkered print in the opposite direction. The contrasting of the plaid extends to the sleeve so it almost looks like the sleeve is woven into the sweater.  The sweater comes in 2 other colour ways but for my first OOTD post featuring my own design on this blog, I’ve decided to go with the one with HOT PINK- my favourite colour with green.  A white shirt, pink jeans, black Prada shoes and a pair of pink and purple KENAX LEUNG sunnies finish my bold take to a classic menswear look.
Without further Doodahs here are the photos.

OOTD: #BTW3 DECONSTRUCTED CHECKERED SWEATER

SHIRT | RALPH LAUREN
PANTS | JAYS JAYS
SWEATER | BTW3
BOOTS| PRADA
SUNNIES | KENAXLEUNG
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xoxo

Timtim Wong

 

#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 – 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 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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Thats it for now.

Until next time

Xoxo Timtim Wong