Friday night is here. Let the hunt begin.
But beware of the curse that turns young lovers into hunters
The boys are dressed in Circle Park who are having a sale on at the moment.
WHEN: Monday 26th March – Monday 2nd April
WHAT: Up to 30% off
PROMOTION CODE: ILIKECIRCLEPARK
Have a good night dandy boys and girls.
On my days off I usually like to sleep. Maybe the right word is hibernate. I’m awfully tired most of the time and so the natural thing is to binge and then sleep. However today’s day off was different. Very different. After an emotional outpour of fury, frustration and fervor into my drawing book last night I awoke today with the decision to re-awaken my creativity. First it would happen by reconnecting with a creative equal of mine, Xiaohan Shen of Xssat and then a wander through the new Contemporary Art galleries of the AGNSW.
Conversations run like water when you talk with someone who is on the same wavelength as you. Xiaohan and I share a deep respect for intelligent design, especially in fashion. We appreciate concept and deeper thought and are rather unfazed by the glamour and the glitz that often pollutes the industry. After chowing down on gravlax and suckling pig, we continued to reconnect. Chatting about her current work for Vogue Australia, travelling plans, our ambitions and our love for a particular Australian menswear label – it felt right and good. The afternoon went on until it was time for us to separate and do our own things. (Xiaohan had some editing to do and I had to visit the new contemporary art galleries at the AGNSW).
In my student days I worked at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). My highlights there included working during the Monet and the Impressionists exhibition and the Paths to Abstraction exhibition – in retrospect both feel so long ago. Ever since I left it’s been rare that I have visited the place. In my complacency I too missed the recent Picasso exhibition but today I decided I needed to see new works set up at the new galleries. Some work included those by my favourite artists; Bill Viola, Christo and those I had never heard of but were awed by. Here are some images from today’s gallery visit.
Bodies of Light (2006) – Bill Viola
La Somnambule (1996-1997) – Rosslynd Piggott. Waat an amazing work using silk, fasteners and perspex! I loveit when “fashion” meets art!
Oh and I didn’t leave the AGNSW without a treat. The Gallery SHop was having a sale and I managed to pick up this book on Orientalism (one of my favourite movements in Art History), Delacroix to Klee for ten dollars! TEN DOLLARS! Score. Oh and I also wanted you to meet my new baby, Jean Luc of Givenchy descent 😉
So now that I have been inspired again I hope to be making more art and fashion shoots soon! Keep posted!
It’s been a while since I posted an outfit post, so I guess it’s time?
“Prada Prada Prada … Gucci Gucci Gucci … don’t even get me started on Chanel”. Shit Asian Girls Say! Does that even apply to me? Whatever.
Photo by Naomi Cheng.
If you guys can recall, here is the final cut, done and dusted film I worked on in 2010. It’s pretty darn beautiful I think. Here is my production and wardrobe design skills showcased.
A young man writes poetry about his love for a girl, only to achieve nothing more than words.
Starring: James Patrick Tsang, Lucy Fry, Arnold Luichareonkit
Directed, Written & Produced by Raelene Loong
Poems Written by Ji-Han Loong
Director of Photography & Camera Operator : Karan Shrestha
Production Manager & Sound Recordist : Anthea Hewett
Production Designer & Wardrobe : Genesis Mansilongan
Make-up Artist : Yoshimi Kumai
Music composed by Adrian Leung.
Talk about Orient excess!! If you thought it was just happening in China, well…er…. you are kind of wrong. Sydney’s luxury market is booming. Why? Because locals are spending more and more in their own luxury brand stores (Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci etc) – no. It’s because we are taking in more Chinese tourists than ever before and because we have ”locals” from mainland China that hunger for luxury brands – that’s why!!! The photo above is evidence China is making it’s presence known in the world of high fashion. Here five actresses were flown in for the Dior show in Paris and were seated front row. Five places that would have once been seats for editors, Western celebrities etc. Who knows maybe half of the front row will be for Chinese fashion editors,models, celebrities and “fashion people”. One can only hope as China’s spending boom is what is keeping high fashion afloat. A whole new world is before us, exciting!!!!
That’s my two cents. Oh and I love how chic they all look. CH-IIII-CC (Sh*t Fashion Girls Say)!!!!!!!
Image via Fashionista.com
Filed under Editorial, Work
Boy meet world…boy meet Orri Henrisson SS12. If there is an Australian menswear label I would wear all day it would be Orri Henrisson. Light, devil-in-the-detail and ever so dandy his designs are often quite suited to the Sydney boy/man. Perfect colours and the right textures. Oh and I creamed over these fresh, so fresh SS12 campaign images!
Note: I only picked my favourite campaign images. Be sure to check them all out on the Orri Henrisson Facebook page!