#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

#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 : 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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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

#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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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

Luminous Elegance -~ Classic Party Hair Styles with a twist.

As a hair stylist , One of the most frequently asked questions is what is the trend for hairstyles this fall?  It is a very subjective question because there are so many hairstyles presented both on the runways, editorials and hair shows.  There is also the questions of the translation from runway to the every day runway so I never really have an answer for that question since in Coco Chanel’s famous words “Fashion fades, only style remains the same” .

However, every season I try to bring a twist to few classic styles so my clients don’t get bored. That’s why my team and I decided to do a photo shoot using those classic hairstyles but bringing a new twist to the styles we know and love.

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The theme of this series is “Luminous Elegance”.  For the past decade one general hair trend for women all over the world is for the hair to look healthy , smooth and shiny without too much or too heavy product. We also want to keep the hairstyle relatively simple (apart from one avant-garde style) so we chose a model with beautiful jet black hair for this shoot.  So without too much chitchat, here are the results.

LUMINOUS ELEGANCE

MODEL | Gisele P | Calcarries Models
HAIR | Tim Wong | BTW-Workshop
MAKEUP | Teresa Ng | Teresa Make Up
PHOTOGRAPHY | Victoria Chan | Victoria Chan Photography
LIGHTING | HARRIS HUI

LOOK 1~ THE PONYTAIL

The Pony-tail could be one of the first hairstyles which a girl have ever had in their lives. Its a classic style which is good for both day and evening.  To update this classic, the front section is swept to one side, braided and wrapped around in circles to create a mini bun. The rest of the hair is straightened tied back into a ponytail to create this classic with a modern twist.

LOOK 3~ THE CHIGNON
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The  Chignon is one of the most classic hairstyles for evening hair dressing. One of the problems I found in this style is the fact that it never looks good from the front.  To solve this problem I’ve decided to put the hair in a side part then pull the hair into a ponytail on the nape of one side of the neck.  The hair is then braided into a 4 strand round braid then pinned to the opposite side of the forehead to hide the side part.  It is an elegant chignon style which looks good from all angles.

LOOK 3~ THE HAIR DOWN
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One of the most requested hairstyles especially for asian girls is to have their hair down. We wanted to make it look more polished by keeping the hair straight. The hair is styled in 3 sections. The side sections are swept back in a small, tight ponytail. The top section is swept back to keep the focus on the face making it look super clean and elegant.

LOOK 4~ THE AVANT-GARDE
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As a hair stylist, sometimes we try to push our creativity and to experiment with new techniques ,silhouettes and products to create hairstyles which may not be every day women but looks amazing in editorial photo shoots.  This hair style is created with hair extensions transformed into the form of fabric. Really want to try to create a style which looks like a hairpiece created out of hair.

So thats the end of the shoot. Hope you enjoy the photos my team and I created for you this week.  For more photo shoots by me and my team, follow my blog  for future posts for behind the scene post of the concept of the photos.  For my daily post of our editorial work, check our BTW-Workshop facebook page.

Until Next Time

XOXO TIMTIMWONG

FIRST POST- HELLO FROM THE EDITOR

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Welcome to the offical BTW-Workshop Blog.

Let me introduce myself. My name is TimTim Wong and I am a Hair Stylist, founder of BTW-Workshop.My whole life, I’ve had an obcession with fashion and stylist. The past year, I’ve been a freelance fashion columist for the app Viss.me and have been sharing my fashion journey on  apps such as Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and most recently Lookbook.nu.

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I’ve decided to start this blog as a platform to share My work as a hairstylist, the fashion trends that I Spot, my looks of the day and also anything that is beautiful and fabulous.

Looking forward to sharing this style journey with all of you in the future. If you want to be updated on my style journey as a blogger, don’t for get to follow us.

Stay tuned. Until next time

TimTim Wong ^^