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The 60:90 Brazilian myth

Here comes Summer, the season for sunshine and beach, junk trips and water sports. Now one of the biggest headache a lot of people (women in particular), is finding the right set (or sets) of bikini. I am a strong believer in picking the right fit would work magic. Rather than having a “perfect” body shape, finding what actually compliments and work with your body shape is more important. Growing up as a professional swimmer, I have very precise requirement when I purchase swimwear. For me, most bikinis in the market are more made for sunbathing on the shore, or walking around the poolside rather than really being in the water ...
Category: Designer

Discovering emerging Danish Fashion

      Fashion world has long been admiring the Danish fashion scene- how effortless and cool they are, how laid-back yet unique at the same time. Apart from the internationally known Danish brands, the industry is definitely emerging and worth paying attention to. 2 years ago I first went to Aarhus for Headstart Fashion Delegation, and met some interesting talented designers. A while ago I went back and met some more. Aarhus, for those who are not too familiar, is the second largest city in Denmark. It is the European Capital of Culture 2017.  A small city in Jutland, I’ve been told to celebrate the vibrant culture and herit...
Category: Designer

Spice up the heat!

I’ve heard so much about how beautiful lingerie can make a woman feel sexy and empowered.. I have to say, it does take a while for some women to get to eventually appreciate the power of a set of sexy lingerie. And when a sexy woman designs some already sexy lingerie….? Ooh la la it’s on fire! So when I heard about the super-hot L’Agent by Agent Provocateur (Agent Provocateur’s sister lingerie collection in collaboration with Penelope and Monica Cruz ) campaign film, written and directed by, and starring, Penélope Cruz, with choreography courtesy of The Tracy Anderson Method..I couldn’t help but take a look at the teaser o...

Confession of a Shoe-aholic

  Shoes. where do I even begin. Other than owning way more than enough shoes I should have, I’m constantly on the look out for new shoes, new brands, new designs.. basically in another words “expanding my collection”. Bionda Castana is a brand that you must know if you love shoes as much as I do. I first learned about the brand Bionda Castana during my days in ELLE HK, but it was a very new brand back then and I only had an opportunity to email interview the designers. It wasn’t until earlier this year that I finally met Natalia (one of the designers of the brand).  It is not difficult to understand the designs of the shoes...

Dark allure from Alexander McQueen

Is it just me…? I absolutely love the new AW14 ad campaign of Alexander McQueen…. Shot in London and working for a consecutive season with photographer Steven Klein, the campaign also features British model Edie Campbell in her second campaign with the house, it beautifully captures the narrative and essence of the romantic and wild beauty of the AW14 runway show. I love what Sarah Burton has been doing and keeping up with the brand identity.. but this ad campaign is my most recent favourite..as it does has the essence of that beauty of the McQueen darkness that slowly creeping out.. the wilderness and the mysterious concept… ...