4 August 2014

FASHION | My First Cover with Cantopop singer Eman Lam

On Eman: Jacket from Ellery | Leather top from D.Effect | White translucent shirt from Nanushka (Courtesy of electricsekki)

 Eman Lam was a name that I hadn't heard of before and I would never in my mind have expected to meet a Cantopop singer in person. With my current internship at Timeout Hong Kong, I've been given countless opportunities to try new things thanks to style editor Arthur Tam. For Issue 161, we featured local pop star Eman Lam who had previously sung together with singer Ellen Loo in a Cantopop duo called at17. Now with the launch of her second solo album On the Go, Lam sets out to experiment with her sound and push for a wider appeal.

Click below to read my experience and thoughts about styling my first magazine cover!

30 July 2014

MUSIC | Diplo releases 'Random White Dude Be Everywhere' + Uncensored Reddit AMA forum

It's hard not to come by Diplo in the EDM scene with numerous festival anthems under his name within the past two years. His frequent collaborations with major electronic acts such as Steve Aoki, Travis Porter and Waka Flocka Flame has earned him a considerable amount of support from fans worldwide. Having headlined the recent Ultra Music Festival 2014, DJ and music producer Diplo has been busy developing his genre-blending style from hip-hop, EDM to trap and bass - namedropping artists like M.I.A, Katy Perry and Madonna (with a yet unreleased La Isla Bonita remix) as notable collaborators.

Click below the jump for the full album and uncensored Reddit interview!

17 July 2014

FASHION | Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 'Black' Collection

Acclaimed fashion designer Riccardo Tisci is renowned for his love of American sportswear and basketball with his collections for Givenchy.  Back in April, the release of his reimagined white Air Force 1’s were taken by storm with the sneakers selling out within hours.

Bring the dutiful intern that I am at Timeout, I called up Lane Crawford to see what they had left of the black version that was just released today. The sales assistant replied saying that all the mid-tops were sold out. My heart sunk despite knowing I wouldn't be able to buy these babies anyway. With contrasting trims set against black leather, these sneakers will undoubtedly become a cult classic for years to come. Get yours now before they end up on Ebay!

From $1,699 to $2,499, available at Lane Crawford IFC, 3/F, ifc Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, 2118 3388; nike.com.

7 July 2014

Street Style: Hong Kong | Rockabilly L-O-V-E

Author's note: This post originally appeared on Style on Pottinger, cofounded by Jin Wong and Nick Chan. 

Valentine’s Day had come and gone in the blink of an eye - not without us having to shield ourselves from temperatures cooler than the Sochi Winter Olympics (6°C for that matter). On that note, I found it rather fitting to feature this young tattoo artist who happened to be in the middle of a photo shoot with his vintage motorcycle. It’s refreshing to see a vintage style being recreated and actually lived in, especially in a city mostly governed by appearances.

23 June 2014

Street Style: Hong Kong | Actions speak louder than words

While Red is the colour of passion, its darker sister Burgundy is often compared to the blood that breathes life into our bodies. Despite the subtle shade that it is, one cannot deny its associations rendering it a colour of strength and virility. On this man, a simple Burgundy shirt is paired with an all-black ensemble. Long fluid lines casually drape and fall over the body and into itself; a mildly defiant gesture highlighting the beauty of the fabric as opposed to loud graphic prints (particularly one that's floral in nature).

9 June 2014

STYLE | Histoires de Parfums 1899 'Ernest Hemingway' x Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue 'Living Stromboli'

For those following my Instagram account @nickccy, you'll see that I'm currently travelling abroad away from the scorching heat that is Hong Kong. Paris, affectionally known as the city of love, is famous for its high fashion and endless weekend flea markets. I happened to pass by a charming fragrance boutique in the hip Marais neighbourhood called Marie Antoinette. Its red exterior was one that pointed towards eccentricity, a curious respite amidst a sea of grey neo-classical buildings. Inside, a warm space beckoned with wooden shelves stocking unique fragrances that one won't even find at high end stores.

7 June 2014

Street Style Saturday's | How it's done in London...

Print, stripes and polka dots!

It's amazing how this seemingly jarring combination comes together in this woman's outfit. Perhaps it was her nonchalant attitude and a certain je ne sais quoi...