12 August 2015

STYLE | Throwing Caution to the Wind

Had I told you the location for this shoot, no one in their right mind would ever believe this was taken in Hong Kong. More like a set out of Star Wars, these monolithic hexagonal rocks were simply begging to be used as a backdrop. While clearly not the wisest choice on a hot summer's day, I threw caution to the wind and left my sanity behind with a hijab-looking top. Obviously, feigning ignorance was the only option.

My love for drama also goes without saying. From my imitation of Lady Liberty to Obi-Wan Kenobi as the Wizard of the Desert, I couldn't help but cliché myself into these iconic characters. Upon feeling the wisps of wind that is such a rarity these days, my inner-drama queen unleashed itself and out came the hair wash orgasm only known to Herbal Essences. I kid, but I certainly did feel like that woman ;)

Shot by Marion Tessier Photography. Say yes to the pics below the jump!

4 July 2015

FASHION | Steven Meisel for Miu Miu Fall 2015 Campagin ‘Subjective Reality’

With a penchant for capturing the joy of living, Steven Meisel is a well-established figure that is a force to be reckoned with. Having discovered many top models such as Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell early in their careers, Meisel is a prominent photographer that has famously shot every cover and lead editorial for Italian Vogue. His passion to empower women and depict lifestyles that people aspire towards is a reason his photographic style remains to be one of the most recognized for its cultural significance.

The Fall 2015 season finds Meisel shooting for Prada’s sister label Miu Miu in their stylized advertising campaign, one that captures an improvisational spirit on the streets of New York. Aptly named ‘Subjective Reality’, each image carries a “seemingly off-hand compositional and perspectival logic that suggests a highly subjective gaze: a bystander is captured mid-gesture, a car window partially frames the street, backgrounds are populated by the mini-dramas of passersby.”

The fragmentation of scenes are influenced partially by the carefree juxtaposition of material in the collection, from glossy pinafore tops to the rusty plaid and striped shirts. “Bursts of saturated color punctuate the scenes in unexpected ways: brilliant red lipstick finds its twin in the shiny paint of a passing fire truck.” Besides the clever compositional crafting, their subjective titles are equally as significant where the implied invisible presence of the author is felt, not dissimilar to the company of street style photographers.

Not one to ignore his flair for uncovering the latest talent on the runway, ‘Subjective Reality’ is no different with its fresh casting of relatively new names (Maddison Brown, Hailey Gates, Mia Goth, Stacy Martin). Come September, it’ll be a fun game of catching them as the new ‘it girls’ for Fall 2016.

28 December 2014

STYLE | [OOTD] Rooftops, Ruffles and Beyond

Photo credits to Emily Cheng

Looking back, it's been a 2 month hiatus since my last post on Cut & Copy. With all the projects and collaborations I've been involved in, I was able to visit a side of fashion that I've always wanted to experience more of. While I'm happy to announce that this blog is up and running again, I'm also continuously expanding my styling portfolio with talented photographers, makeup artists and models in Hong Kong. For those curious what I've been up to lately, take a look at N I C K C Y C H A N and give me a comment below!