1 September 2014

TECH | 3 New Fashion Apps for Fall 2014

From left: Hyperlapse | Facetune | Somebody
Fashion catches on to new technology fairly quickly and there's no doubt that smartphone apps help fashionista's stay on the top of their social media game. From revolutionising the way fashion is shared to the way clothes are bought, apps continue to enrich our lives by providing more ways to share our activities to the world. Below are three of the newest apps that have been released and are poised to become one of the biggest releases of the year.

30 August 2014

FOOD | A casual affair at Blue Butcher

Summer is officially over and in a matter of days, I'll be returning to my monotonous school routine making architecture models and dreaming of Christmas. While the thought of impending doom doesn't do much to change my situation, I'm left thinking what got me through those tough days at the studio. Personally, the perfect combination is a nice meal with a couple of friends. An afternoon brunch of bellinis and eggs royale perhaps?

But let's be honest here. Student budgets don't call for such extravagant tastes. A warm bowl of chicken leg, egg and instant noodles is probably the best pick-me-up for an all-nighter. Someone wise once said, "You don't need a silver fork to eat good food."And with that, I know for a fact that you don't have to go to a Michelin-starred restaurant to enjoy a plate of good food (a guide which, to my opinion is a tad biased towards showmanship and avant-gardism).

Which brings me to the main topic of this post: a casual lunch with a friend from high school. And what's more casual than a nice, juicy burger? Admittedly, the best one in town is the one and only burger from The Butcher's Club. However, Blue Butcher being a forerunner of the burger craze in Hong Kong must mean something.

28 August 2014

STYLE | [OOTD] Urban Wanderlust

On me: t-shirt asos | shorts asos | watch Daniel Wellington | messenger bag ro Bags | shoes gram

Rooftopping has been on my to-do list for quite some time already. With over 2,354 buildings, Hong Kong surpasses even the tallest of cities including NYC and Tokyo. With that in mind, it's a terrible waste not to explore the city from this perspective, whether it's at a rooftop party or a quick respite from the hustle and bustle of the streets. Your feet dangle over the ledge – a breathtaking precipice that’s both thrilling and cathartic. The twinkling lights of Victoria Harbour unfolds itself like a private light show and you – small and insignificant – sit amidst the dense concrete jungle that envelops your peripheral vision. Overcrowded and mildly claustrophobic, this stunning metropolis remains to be one of the most magnificent places to live in.

Photo credits to Emily Cheng

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 never in my mind would I 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.