Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Style icon? Carinne Roitfeld. The woman is a rockstar.
Describe your personal style Style is all about being individual. It’s about finding out what works for you and taking it from there. I am very much influenced by music. I believe that music and fashion definitely goes hand in hand. When “Hella Good!” by No Doubt were released and I first saw the video, I remember it made me so pumped I had to to go put on something rockin’ and hit the clubs. It was the same when I saw “Honest Mistake” by The Bravery. I always have music on whenever I’m getting ready to go out. It sets your mind free. I have always had a playful relationship with clothes, yet I don’t feel as though I am a victim of trends. Nor do I pore over piles of fashion magazines looking for something to wear. In fact, it would be a film or a song that inspires me. Or even, I might see a bracelet I like, and dress around that.
I build my daily look around Myself and whatever that looks good on me. These days I just stick to my favourite jeans and t-shirt. It’s all about the fit, if the fit is good, it would look good. And I love jackets. I try to wear them if it’s not too hot. Shoes are also important. Shoes are actually the real deal breaker. Get that right, and you'll be fine.
Personal Style quirk? The thing about it is that I am always bejeweled. I love accessories. Rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings - the works. And I like them chunky. So even in dirty old jeans and a vintage black t-shirt, people perceive me as having a “big look”.
Favorite designers? Definitely . The man is an artist. His work is like art. They’re so well crafted that each piece of his haute couture collection should be put in a museum for all to see. When he came out with the Egyptian inspired collection, I thought this man was crazy genius. The clothes, the model selection, the make-up, the walk, the music and the poses at the end of the runway, it was all a spectacle. I have never seen anything like that before. It doesn’t matter what you do, just watching that show, it makes you want to be better. And that made John Galliano a hero in my book. I also adore Hedi Slimane and . All fabulous menswear designers.
The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist's outfit ... The fit. And then the shoes.
Favorite stores? I don't have a favourite. I'm not gonna limit myself when it comes to shopping.
I only buy __________ in Europe. I can't answer this question. I couldn't think of anything in particular.
Most stylish city? Whatever city that I am in. Having said that, I am gonna be in Paris for the first time I have really high hopes for that.
Favorite vacation spot? My mom's house.
Favorite cocktail? I don't do cocktails.
Favorite place to search for inspiration? I could be inspired anywhere and everywhere. My friends inspire the most. I have some of the most inspiring friends one could ever hope to have in their lifetime. It's the reason why I bought my first camera, that is to take photos of my friends. They are all fearless in their own way.
I spend my weekends… Watching TV. Lots and lots of TV. Hanging out with my besties. I go out clubbing sometimes. And I eat.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Im still perfecting (rather ambitious) getting the right effect for my works and like the idea of experimenting during post-production. This is just one of it, its a bit contrasty but I do fancy the film grain look and slightly embossed as if the subject is carved into the photo. What do you think?
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I ve been toying with this idea (vanity fair/mafia/noir inspired shot) for a while now and found the right people to do it with and they were all game and gave their best as you can see from the shots above. Im also still looking the right tone and hues for the photos and here some color experimentations that I went through shown in the photos. I think I know which one is the one I prefer most but everyone has their very own preference. I love putting a lot of faces in a photo and organize their positions and play with their expressions. I cant wait to do more of this kinda shoot with more props and dramatic/noir style in the future, any takers??
Thursday, February 12, 2009
2. Fisherman. Ha? Motif tak leh nak dating nelayan? Apart from the slight smell of dry fresh fish and sea water, theres absolutely nothing wrong with dating a fisherman. They make an honest living. However, this is not the kind of fisherman I’m talking about. A dear friend said once, fisherman refers to guys who like to fish for compliments. Our society values humility so much that sometimes, it gets annoying. When people give you a genuine compliment, you pay them back by saying ‘Thank you’.. Contoh ayat; “You look really good tonite’.. and you simply answer ‘ thank you, You not bad yourself’.. What I used to do and what I get to hear are mostly when I say..’you look good’ ..then they reply ‘nah, this is old stuff’ ..’takdelah, you lagi cantik’.. ‘seluar I ni beli kat zara je’ .. perlewke nak elaborate uols?! Jawab thank you sudahlah!. Susah sangat ke? The problem is that our society is becoming cynical and jaded. Its hard for one to accept compliment without thinking ‘why are they saying that’ or is there something wrong of what I wear today. Motif??!!. Paranoia. Negativy. Ignorance. Its an epidemic of mind. It’s a sign of weakness. I very much avoid this type of people. I don’t need gloom in life. No thank you. Gosh, there are more important matters than just physical attributes you know. Or maybe we do know. We cant just stop thinking with our dicks and bumhole. Oh well.. that’s too bad then.
You see I have met all five characters in my life, gosh I even played those parts one way or another. I don’t like it. I want to be the first one to admit it. I want to be a better person, if I do want someone great than I have to be great too right? Thus im rectifying it, slowly accepting that its ok that if someone doesn’t love me back as much as I do them and that’s its ok for me leave him and move on. I’ll get over it. One really has nothing to loose over a rejection after a first date, a terrible partner or leaving unhappy situations. We just want to be happy. That’s why we have a relationship with one another. Never underestimate yourself when it comes to thing that you desire. Just remember that if you know in your heart that you are kind, warm, loving, charming and treat other people with the utmost respect and that you should know you deserve to be getting the same or even more. It might be a lonely wait but its worth it.