EMMYS 2015 – 15 Looks from the Red Carpet from Best to Worst.

The EMMYs Awards in 2015 just finished last weekend and I have to admit this year the red carpet have been the most interesting once compared to past years.  One of the highlights of this year’s Red Carpet is the fashion risks taken across the board – with just a few actresses wearing sparkly fishtail dresses, naked dresses or big proffy ball gowns which means us fashion obcessed bloggers who only watch Awards Shows for the red carpet fashion have lots to talk about.  Another surprise is the amount of custom made dresses and Haute Couture on the RC- this is rare because often Fashion Design Houses save their Couture pieces for the “Film Awards Red Carpets” such as the Golden Globes or Oscars- I am not saying that Television Actress are not as Famous, worse actresses or less Fashion Icons than Film Actresses on the international stage, but the reality is that American TV series don’t often get shown around the world by the general public compared to film so Fashion Houses often save their best custom Haute Couture pieces for Actresses in Film Awards shows instead of Emmys so it was a Pleasant Surprise to see these custom pieces- the stylists in Hollywood did their Job.

Unlike my previous red carpet posts I’ve decided to change it up and narrow it down to 3 catagories , Best & Worst Dressed and the looks which had protential but killed by bad styling (or vice versa. So without further doodahs, Here is my Red Carpet Review for Emmys Awards 2015.

BEST DRESSED

LADY GAGA lN BRANDON MAXWELL

Best Dressed Lady Gaga Brandon Maxwell Photo: http://www.vogue.com

When I saw this photo, I grasped. Never in my life I would ever have thought that we can see the words “Minimalist” , “Effortlessly Chic” and “Elegant” with Lady Gaga in the same sentence.  I guess with her up coming TV series of American Horror Stories, Mother Monster wanted to be taken series as an actress and she did it brilliantly.  The perfectly tailored one shouldered gown with the slightly floor swepting train is tailored to perfection and super chic. The geometric cut on the hip made the silhouette look interesting without it being a regular LBD. The chin length bob and simple makeup which is minimal for her gave her the most beautiful glow. Definitely the Fashion Shock of the night in the most Fabulous way.  YOU GO MOTHER MONSTER!

 ZOE KAZAN IN MIU MIU

Zoe Kazan in Miu Miu Source: www.vogue.com

Zoe Kazan in Miu Miu
Source: http://www.vogue.com

Red will always be a popular shade on the red carpet but this is the first time we saw a red printed dress in a very long time. Really love the different directions the stripes go around the dress so it almost look like a red and white zebra print.  The halter neckline with the flowy chifton gave it a maxi dress vibe.  Usually I am not a fan of the matchy red clutch + red lip + red belt with a red dress but since its a red and white print, it worked perfectly.  I am not usually a fan of a statement necklace on a halterneck especially with a print because usually it will look too busy but in this case since the print is so simple, it gave the total look abit of glamour. She looks like a young , fresh and stylish fashionista on the red carpet.

ELLIE KEMPER IN NAEEM KHAN

Ellie Kemper in a Naeem Khan dress and Swarovski bag

Ellie Kemper in a Naeem Khan dress and Swarovski bag Source: http://www.vogue.com

I know this probably won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but I love it for the boldness of the print.  Its bold, dynamic and super dramatic because of the print.  Really love the way the lines of the prints flatter her body giving her the illusion of curves. Usually I am never a fan of dresses which are the same colour as her skin but because of the fact that this is a print it worked. The simple hair with the dramatic eyes is perfect for such an edgy dress. Really love the fact that the navy blue clutch brought out the darker lines of the dress. This is one of the biggest fashion statements of the night. Bravo.

KERRY WASHINGTON IN MARC JACOBS

Kerry Washington in a Marc Jacobs dress, Casadei shoes, and Harry Winston jewelry Source: www.vogue.com

Kerry Washington in a Marc Jacobs dress, Casadei shoes, and Harry Winston jewelry
Source: http://www.vogue.com

I had mixed feelings about this look at first because it felt slightly casual and a bit more like an after party dress than a dress which is worn to the awards.  But when i truely throught about it, apart from the Oscars which demands gowns, the definition of a red carpet look for other awards shows have changed.  Silver Sequined dresses can look tacky on the red carpet but this knee length dress is glamourous without looking cheap.  Really love the ombre effect of the skirt.  The sleeves kept it elegant and the slit made it sexy without being vulgar.  The loose finger wave gave the look a nod to the 20s era without being too literal.  The look would’ve been perfect if the shoes was metalic and also the bodysuit underneath is silver so its less exposed. But Kerry is always a risk taker on the red carpet and this is the first time in quite a while which the risk taking worked.

JAIME ALEXANDER IN ARMANI PRIVE

Jamie Alexander in an Armani PrivéDress and Baccarat jewelry

Jamie Alexander in an Armani Privé Dress and Baccarat jewelry

I was slightly upset when I saw Jamie Alexander wore this Armani Prive dress on the red carpet at first because I was hoping to see it on my fashion queen Cate Blanchett but the more I looked at it, Jamie deserved it because she looked super glamorous and elegant. Its very rich and slightly gothic and I loved the fact that she kept the styling simple with just a small amount of black diamonds and sleeked her hair back.  This look is all about the dress and a high neck gown with sleeves and no skin showing can look suffocating on the wrong body, but Jamie pulled it off like a fashion queen.

THE GOOD IDEA BUT BAD EXECUTION

JANUARY JONES IN  ULYANA SERGEENKO

January Jones in Ulyana Sergeenko and Tiffany & Co. jewelry Source: Vogue.com

January Jones in Ulyana Sergeenko and Tiffany & Co. jewelry
Source: Vogue.com

January Jones is usually risk taker on the red carpet so I was not surprised to see her in this Jumpsuit by Ulyana Sergeenko.  I liked the idea of a jumpsuit and the green looks superb on her HOWEVER, the round bust cups does not fit her at all but its not enough to look intentionally exaggerated.  While the brooch is a good idea but I feel like this look needs more statement jewellery either a cuff, a statement ring or earrings and a clutch to make it more oomph.  Also this look needs WAY MORE edgier hair and makeup and in order to work.  She looks like she ran out of time or forgot to hire a hair dresser for the event.

TITANNA MASLANY IN BOUCHRA JARRAR

Tatiana Maslany in Bouchra Jarrar, in Fred Leighton jewelry, and Sophia Webster shoes

Tatiana Maslany in Bouchra Jarrar, in Fred Leighton jewelry, and Sophia Webster shoes

I always love a women in a suit because I find the androgyny super sexy and always appeciate any actress who goes that rout and I really love the idea of making a white suit look feminine and sexy. HOWEVER, the problem with this suit is the terrible fit- shes swimming in the suit which looks like its taped down to minimalise any nip slip. The trousers looks a few inches too big around the hips and that collar is way too big for her small frame.  Also I am so sick of seeing these shoes which is painful just looking at her. Also feel like the look needs a necklace or statement earrings because she looks a bit bare on top.  On the plus side- her hair and makeup looks beautiful and on point so this is a case of Good Idea ruined by bad tailoring.

 EMMA ROBERTS IN JENNY PACKHAM

Emma Roberts in Jenny Packham and Martin Katz jewelry Source: www.vogue.com

Emma Roberts in Jenny Packham and Martin Katz jewelry
Source: http://www.vogue.com

Even though I love the cut and silhouette on this Jenny Peckham dress on her and its styled perfectly, and her hair and makeup looks gorgous; My biggest problem with this look is that the cream coloured dress with her pale complexion and that particular shade of blonde hair completely washed out.  Eventhough I get nude coloured dresses will never go out of style on the red carpet but I will never be a fan of them because she looks naked from far away.  If this dress is in a different colour like an mint green or a baby blue, it would’ve definitely be a contender for best dressed.

TEYONAH PARRIS IN FRANCESCA MIRANDA

Teyonah Parris in Francesca Miranda

Teyonah Parris in Francesca Miranda

Love the dress. Its a new take on the classic ballgown and  it fun, its flirty and the Polka Dotts made it dramatic and bold. Would’ve loved it more if the belt was plain black and I liked the fact that she kept the jewellery simple because the dress didn’t need it HOWEVER…the look is COMPLETELY ruined by the 80s style prom hair style. All she needs is a sash, a tiara with a bouquet of flowers and she is Miss America 1989. Such a big mistep because everything else looked beautiful.  This with something modern like a loose ponytail and she would’ve NAILED it.

KIERNAN SHIPKA IN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE

Kiernan Shipka in Dior Haute Haute Couture

Kiernan Shipka in Dior Haute Haute Couture

This was on a lot of worst dressed lists and it almost made it to mine but I always applaud a young actress trying to take a fashion risk and not go to the pretty princess dress.  The yellow suits her and she looks great in the mini dress (even though I can’t get over the sheer yellow illusion neckline) but although I love Dior and Raf Simons but these cigeratte pants with the black heels look like they belong in a different outfit.  Sadly her face is too sweet to pull off a look which not even the fashion risk takers like Diane Kruger , Lupita N’gongo or Kerry Washington may even attempt.  Bravo for trying but baby steps darling.

WORST DRESSED

HEIDI KLUM IN ALTELIER VERSACE

HEIDI KLUM IN ALTELIER VERSACE

HEIDI KLUM IN ALTELIER VERSACE

While I get brand loyalty but for me, wearing a dress from the same collection at the same awards show- The Creative Arts Emmys Awards within 2 weeks is not the smartest move; especially if the first dress is far more beautiful than the second dress.  From neck up- she looks beautiful as usual.. But eventhough I love Altelier Versace but of all the dresses in the collection, she had to choose the sheer naked one. Really don’t get the frilly Austen Power esque half jacket because it looked like she forgot to put the other half on… for the first time I wish they just left that part on and leaving the naked dress naked.  The matching yellow shoes absolutely killed the look.  She looked like a half peeled banana.

UZO ADUBA IN A JONATHAN COHEN DRESS

Uzo Aduba in a Jonathan Cohen dress and Kwiat jewelry earrings

Uzo Aduba in a Jonathan Cohen Dress and Kwiat jewelry earring

You all know that Fuchsia is my all time favourite colour so really annoyed with the fact this dress ruined it. I don’t mind the neckline but the dress is sooooo stiff it looks like a make a prom dress out of unconventional materials challenge. The violet is not big enough to look intentional so it looks like a painted on mistake.  The hair looks like a bridesmaid.  Such a disappointment coming from a beautiful actress.

CLAIRE DANES IN PRADA

Worsed Dressed -Claire Danes in a Prada dress and Cartier jewelry

Claire Danes in a Prada Dress and Cartier jewelry

I’ve always loved Claire Danes for her unconventional choices on the red carpet but 60% of the time it doesn’t translate on the Red Carpet.  This is yet another example. I love the sequins and the colour but the neckline is just not flattering for her figure and looks like she is wearing a floor length apron from the front. The metal chains and eyelets feel too heavy against the sequins.  The matronly hair absolutely looks totally wrong with this outfit.  If Miley Cyrus wore this to the VMAs I probably would’ve loved it but definite not for Claire Danes for Emmys.

KATHRYN HAAN IN VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Kathryn Haan in Vivienne Westwood dress, Eva Fehren jewelry, and Rauwolf bag

Kathryn Haan in Vivienne Westwood dress, Eva Fehren jewelry, and Rauwolf bag

Project Runway Challenge: Design a red carpet dress made from fabrics found in a vintage furniture store.  The fit is all you need for any “are you pregnant?” rumors, Really hate the diagonal ruffles across her vagina, the hair and makeup is just wrong for the look.  The only thing which is relatively ok is these amazing shoes but even that doesn’t save such a hideous dress.

JOANNA NEWSOM IN DELPOZO

Joanna Newsom in a Delpozo dress

Joanna Newsom in a Delpozo dress

At first glance, this is a red carpet version of Princess Beetrice’s look at the Royal wedding. She looks like she is wearing the toilet cover on her chest.  Absolutely hate the stiff mullet dress with the chifton skirt underneath.  The grandma bun looks good if you are 80.  Absolute disaster….

Sorry about the LOOOONNNGGGG post.  Red Carpet post is always super long because theres always lots to discuss (bitch about)
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VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2015 – THE GOOD , THE BAD AND THE #WTF

As young men, I’ve always loved looking at Celebrities on the red carpet at awards shows.  Most of the time I am more interested in watching the red carpet than the actual awards show. Which is why, even though I’ve never watched a full MTV’s Video Music Awards, I’ve spent the yesterday looking at what the celebrities wore on the Red Carpet this year.
Unlike The Film or TV Awards (Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys) Shows which calls for formal and glamour evening wear, Music Awards shows are usually more fun & kirky and its a red carpet which Artists, Musicians and Celebrities can really express their own style and take risks with fashion (both in terms of style or press attention) so sometimes a lot of the looks are either Yay or Nay.
At this year’s VMAs , the fashion choices in general for me is a tad on the disappointing side.  Maybe because with the absence of the Fashion Risk Taking big names like Katy Perry or Lady Gaga and the Glamazons like Beyonce or J.Lo , there seem to be a lack of good fashion wow moments or dramatic fashion risk taking. In general, for me the Red Carpet have only a view best dressed and a lot of either bad or bla looks and a bunch who just dressed to get people talking in the press.
So without further Doodahs, Here is my review of some of the fashion moments at the VMAS this year. (Warning: long post but please read it all to get to the WTFs )

THE GOOD

The Good - Taylor Swift in Ashish

Taylor Swift in Ashish- photo by Getty Image

Even though this was on a lot of worst dressed lists, but I love this look on Taylor because this feel like a departure from her usual long glamorous evening dresses on the red carpet.  This is a personal fashion risk for going sporty glam.  I really love the sequined cropped top pair with sparkly sweat pants.  The shoes are to die for and gives a wink to the outfit without being too matchy.  The effortless pony tail is perfect for the look.  My only complain is that the eye makeup feels too long making her eyes look wider than it is, but overall its an edgy and glamorous surprise coming from her.

FKA TWIGS IN Atelier Versace and Eva Fehren Jewellery. Photo: Getty Images

FKA TWIGS in Atelier Versace and Eva Fehren Jewellery. Photo: Getty Images

Usually I am not a fan of Sheer Evening Dresses but FKA’s Altelier Versace gown is one of the most dramatic and glamorous dresses last night.  Its super sexy without being vulgar.  Really love the softness of the chifton against the hardness of the lines in the corset details. Really happy that she decided to incorporate her sequinned bra and panties as part of the look unlike the “naked trend” we’ve been seeing on the red carpet all year. The big big hair with the glamorous makeup with the pop of red lip.  It is the most refined and effortless look we’ve seen from FKA in a long time.

Vanessa Hudgens in Naeem Khan Photo by Getty Images

Vanessa Hudgens in Naeem Khan
Photo by Getty Images

Soft Bohemian Chic.  Really love what Vaness Hudgen brought to the red carpet last night with this Beautiful evening gown by Naeem Khan.  The floral applicque against the dusty pink made it so romantic and feminine.  The Plunging Neckline gave the dress a bit of sex appeal.  Really love how the braided beach waves, the jewellery and the vintage style clutch gave the look a hippy vibe cause if she had her hair up and wore diamonds , it would just a typical ballgown look.  Against a red carpet of bling, glitz and crazy colors, this stood out on the red carpet ’cause its so different.

Lasichan and Pharell Williams Photo by Getty Images

Lasichan and Pharell Williams
Photo by Getty Images

I wasn’t sure about these looks at first glance because It felt too casual for this event and I am not a fan of denim but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. He looked impeccible and I loved the fact that even though the vibe is casual but he kept everything slick and tailored. Really glad he didn’t go the ripped denim road.  Her denim shirt with denim overalls is the perfect compliment to his look.  The Chanel Clutch gave it a bit of edge.  I only wish her shoe laces matched then it would’ve been perfect.  But even  though the looks seem casual but its done in such a unique and sophisticated way.  Together they looked effortless yet dramatic at the same time.

Cara Delevingne in Saint Laurent and Stuart Weitzman shoes

Cara Delevingne in Saint Laurent and Stuart Weitzman shoes Photo: Getty Images

Really love the star printed fringed Saint Laurent mini dress.  Some may say its not dramatic enough but Cara is a chilled It girl who always wants to look edgy and cool with a hint of darkness so this girl is perfect for her.  The stars and the fringe gave it drama while the super short length gives it sex appeal without being vulgar.  It feels very modern day flapper with an edge.The effortless hair and makeup is beautiful. She knows her style and she is doing her version for the VMAs.

THE BAD

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa copy Photo: getty

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa
Photo: getty

I love Marchesa but YAWNNNNNNN…. soooo over the naked dress trend on the red carpet to a point I want to start a #sayyestopanties hashtag on instagram.  Although I don’t mind the detailing on the halter, but when you see side boob from the front, your boobs are too big for the dress.  The hair and make up is lack luster and also please put some panties on.

 Gigi Hadid in Emilia Wickstead Photo: getty

Gigi Hadid in Emilia Wickstead Photo: getty

I love her tan and her makeup looks good but this feel more pool side party than red carpet.  She looks like she thru a jacket over her swimsuit and rushed to the vmas.  Really don’t get the exposed crotch under the slit.  I think this dress would’ve been better if its floor lengh with a side slit.  Not sure this shade of orange goes with her beautiful glow.

The Bad Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne in Alexander Wang photo: getty

In theory, this is a black pinstriped jumpsuit would’ve been quite chic on Kelly. Loved the hair and make up but the fit with the sheer fabric makes it look sloppy and enter pajama territory. This also needs more statement jewellery to amp it up so it matches the amazing hair.  If this is more tailored and had more structure, had a belt and with more dramatic accessory, it would not have been as bad as what everyone made it to be. Have to admit I am disappointed because usually I am a fan of her unique style.

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels

This probably would’ve been on the best dressed list for VMAs 1995.  The matching bra under the sheer top is sooooooo 90s.  I get she has abs but do you need to show it every time you are on the red carpet?  I don’t mind the bottom half cause the pants are tailored well and the shoes look good but if you are gonna wear so much red, why does your lipstick don’t match the outfit?  It looks like she just drank water and forgot to retouch her lipstick.  I get shes not into fashion but shes rich enough to hire a stylist for the VMAs.

UGLY Jeannie Mai

UGLY Jeannie Mai Photo: getty

I love prints but this is just butt ugly.  This looks like a bottom entry for project runway challeng with the brief : design a red carpet dress out of materials you find from recycled garbage.  Really don’t get the stars with the flowers and the birds with the BIG 25 number.  The gold jewellery just took it to tacky level.  The prissy prom style hair is just wrong with this trashy disaster of an outfit.

THE #WTF

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna

While I respect the concept of bullying on an outfit – VMAs really is the time to do it but this is just attention seeking for me.  The mismatch nude fabric takes it to cartoonville, also why doe it match the colour of Blac’s hair and not her skin?  Also If amber is gonna make this statement then why is she wearing cocktail hour shoes?  They look more like they are making a statement about Kim Kardashian more than about online haters.

Frankie Grande Photo: getty

Frankie Grande
Photo: getty

I love bling and I 100% support men making fashion statement on the red carpet but the flamboyant hair with the sparkly makeup with the glittered chest made this super tacky and cheap.  He looks like a backup dancer at the Mardi Gras parade. I like men who dare to wear suit without shirt but I can never agree to pairing it with your underwear worn as pants.

Miley Cyrus in Atelier Versace photo: getty

Miley Cyrus in Atelier Versace
photo: getty

So over Miley Cyrus and her attention seeking fabrics scarps she wears.  Lady Gaga have done it but at least when she did it, it has concept and drama.  Being barely naked in Couture scraps to make head line is just telling people to look at you.  I get that she is trying to make ppl forget about her Hanna Montana days but doing 180 just makes us remember that she used to star in a Disney movie.  I love Atelier Versace but thanks for ruining one of my favourite boots this season.

Baddie Winkle photo- getty

Baddie Winkle
photo- getty

This would’ve looked perfect on Miley Cyrus with the Versace boots and made her best dressed.  The only excuse an elderly women can walk out in public with this look is if they use this outfit to dress up as Miley Cyrus as a Halloween Costume. Maybe she is knowing Miley is the host.

Z Lala in Merlin Castell photo: getty

Z Lala in Merlin Castell
photo: getty

When this first came out, many people throught it was Dior Haute Couture 2004 by John Galliano but infact it is a rip off.  The designer proudly credited himself on Instagram last night.  Big no in my books no matter how dramatic it is. I don’t mind inspiration but DIRECT COPY is plagiarism and Dior should sue him for copying one of the most iconic looks from one of the most memorable collections ever.  The only thing this look did to me is that it made me know who Z La La is- a new star trying to copy Lady Gaga.

Any sorry about the LOOOONNNGGGG post.  Will keep it shorter next time.
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#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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#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

Iridescent MInimalism 1  Iridescent MInimalism 2

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Iridecent Minimalism 9

Iridescent Minimal 10

Hope you enjoy this set of photo.

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

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#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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Until next time

Xoxo Timtim Wong

#OOTD : SHEER MOVEMENT

Fall is here.
In Hong Kong, we are all going thru that awkward climate where its warm in the afternoon but gets cool in the morning and night. This awkward weather makes it difficult to dress cause layering to much means sweating in the afternoon but too little clothes means shivering at night.
Which is why at a recent event I’ve decided to try pairing my favourite summer staples: Sleeveless shirt with Tailored shorts with my new favourite jacket- a sheer knitted jacket in satin by one of my favourite fashion brands in Hong Kong – Modement. I love it cause its a great jacket which is light but still keeps me warm at night. The Shadows created under the sunlight makes it feel very dramatic. Its a jacket which is versatile and can be worn with many pieces in our wardrobe. Pairing it with my favourite bag of the season- the Space tote by 112mountainyam in Navy with a pair of Rad by Rad Hourani creates the perfect trans season look.
Without further doodahs, Here are the photos.

SHEER MOVEMENT

TOP | MODEMENT
SHORTS | MODEMENT
JACKET | MODEMENT
SHOES | RAD BY RAD HOURANI
BAG | 112MOUNTAINYAM
EYEWEAR | FRENK
JEWELLERY | ISABEL MARANT x H&M
BELT | MARTIN MAISON MARGIELA
PHOTO BY V FOR VISALA
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Sheer Movement Detail 2

Sheer Movement Detail 1

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

For more information and The latest update on those 2 of my favourite Hong Kong Fashion Designers, checkout their facebook page : MODEMENT and 112mountainyam

Thats it for now, UNTIL NEXT TIME
xoxo
Timtim Wong