29 September 2015

FASHION | Abstract Expressionism For The Eyes

It's slightly out of character for me to post two days in a row but can I just point out the sheer beauty that is the makeup from the SS16 Missoni show? Eyes on fleek cannot be any better to describe the wild, gestural eyes that graced the models on the catwalk. Painted in an abstract expressionist style, makeup artist Lucia Pieroni takes inspiration from Angela Missoni's mood board featuring the nomadic Maasai tribe juxtaposed with the work of Venezuelan graphic, op-artist Carlos Cruz-Diez. The cool-girl appeal lies in the lackadaisical approach to makeup that takes 'urban jungle' to the extreme, while the simple finger application is the laziest way to look edgy without sacrificing hours in front of the mirror. Who knew only two strokes could look that good on your face? Guess it's time for us to go back to our primary school art projects...

Images from WWD.
Click below for more backstage photos from Missoni!

27 September 2015

STYLE | Keeping Things Casual (But Not Overly So...)

While most of us are in the midst of celebrating Mid-Autumn, it's wishful thinking to cover up those extra mooncakes with an oversized sweater. In a city that sometimes feels more jungle than urban, T-shirts and summer apparel take up the majority of our wardrobe (if not most). It's not all bad however, one being that we're occasionally allowed a weather-permitting junk trip even in October - just don't jump in the water. Morning rituals are guaranteed to be highly efficient given the rare occasion we're allowed to layer - But then again, if efficiency comes at the cost of looking 'slack', I'd rather work through the pain. 

So what does one do in the heat of it all?

16 September 2015

ART | ART HK: New Openings in September 2015

1. Nam June Paik The Late Style
17 Sep – 7 Nov 2015
Gagosian Gallery
7/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central

 Notable as one of the pioneers of video art, Paik’s statement “I am a communication artist” has never been more poignant given today's obsession with social media. With a prolific body of work that engages in electronic media, his multisensory video art testifies to his lifelong exploration of modern technology in culture – an artistic dissemination of moving images that is as relevant to the avant-garde movements of the 1960s as it is to our current generation. An uncompromising passion for new technology created a definitive language for his sculptures, which later included satellite transmissions, robots and lasers.

For those who visited the recent edition of Art Basel, you may have noticed TV Buddha (1974) which, as its name suggests, is based on the idea of an antique Buddha watching TV. Oblivious to its significance at first, I was struck by the poetic quality which presented a camera videotaping the Buddha watching himself – a statement based upon the dichotomies between past and present, old and modern, Oriental and Western. In addition to this career-defining sculpture, the Gagosian Gallery will be featuring his video sculptures, paintings and drawings produced during the last decade of Paik’s life, together with other key pieces from the 1960s through to the 1980s. Another notable highlight includes Bakelite Robot (2002), a nod to an earlier iteration called Robot K-456 (1964) which presents a personified mechanical creation based on the love-hate relationship we share with modern technology.