Saturday, March 29, 2014

READY-TO-WEAR ON FILM

Recently i've took note of the brands that have showcased their collections through short films as a part of Style.com's Video Fashion Week, on top of their integral runway shows. Some of these films, seemingly irrelevant to fashion, were created by brands to indirectly show their audience what their collection is about. In my opinion, these seemingly 'irrelevant' short-films also show how fashion and what we wear are very much integrated into our everyday lives and individual characters.

Some of my favorites are "First Kiss" by Wren, and "Dress Rehearsal" by Rachel Antonoff for their Fall 2014 collections, as both are very 'out-of-the-box', and can speak for themselves without being blatant.

Through this form of online promotion, I too got to know about the characteristics and attitudes of some brands and collections of the season I have not looked into before. Plus, the fact that these short films can be stand-alone art pieces makes watching them, to a certain extent, more interesting and intriguing than runway shows as you can connect to the people and their interactions with clothing in the film (of course, this is only true if they're done well).

I'm definitely excited to see more for the seasons to come!

x
Pearl

Saturday, March 15, 2014

"PO" IS FOR TREASURE

Hong Kong, perhaps overshadowed by its 'loud and proud' exterior with the big brands and the flashy city lights, is in reality extremely dynamic, with various personalities waiting to be explored. 

After SoHo (in Central) became more commercialized (though i'm not completely sure if there are areas in HK that aren't commercialized), the creative scene, or at least unique businesses that brought quirk and innovation to SoHo, receded into a new area on the outskirts of Sheung Wan - an area where you'll find yourself immersed in a completely different experience, one that is quiet, sensitive and creative. It is now called "PoHo" (a fitting name as "Po" means treasure in Chinese).

PoHo has an air of solitude that contrasts with the excitement that visitors bring as they look around in awe (a.k.a. me), and the creativity and vibrance on every corner. The small boutiques that bring life to this area have concepts and displays that range from minimalistic, to vibrant and cheeky; their similarity lies in their common focus on details, which makes each and every store unique, attractive, and down-to-earth. 

And what makes PoHo even more welcoming, is that its value lies in the quality time you spend there, via. coffee, tea, and food.

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We have reached a point where we no longer only seek trends and inspiration from the 'mainstream' - we aspire to find creativity and ingenuity from unexpected places, and areas like PoHo provide us with these pleasant surprises.

x
Pearl

Sunday, March 2, 2014

ROOFTOP BLISS

Back from a night of loud music, the bliss and comfort I get from looking at these pictures are amplified. But soft feelings aside, these pictures also represent me and my attachment towards the city (or cities in general).

The layers and intricacy in urban landscapes captivate me, more so than anything, really - I don't like to be labelled, but "city girl" seems appropriate. A place where millions of people are clustered together does not seem peaceful or comforting at all, but looking from a distant aerial view, I had space to breathe and appreciate.

Perspectives, both literally and figuratively, can make a world of difference.

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(Hat H&M / Shirt Pull&Bear / Jeans Uniqlo / Crossbody Monki)

x Pearl.