As if having the desire to be back in Hong Kong was not enough – I just had to run into these images styled by budding young NYC fashion designer Ryan Jordan for the Any Old Iron boutique located in the Lower East Side. You all know how much I love NYC; the rush, the fashion, thrills and spills and not to mention the bounty of good looking gentleman. This shoot has all of it. Here are some of the images that struck me the most.
Titled “X-Treme Ends of Desire” the shoot focusses heavily on New York fashion’s mix of grunge, high and low end and is finished with true NYC signature. Designer Ryan Jordan also used dispoable photography to capture the fashion moments. He explains why – “Experimenting with disposable cameras has inspired his heart to take it to a form that removes itself from the tourist connotations. Shooting with a disposable camera pays closer attention to the relationship of your eye and the lens. Taking in the moment without having time to judge the photograph through a digital screen makes for some old school magic”.
Raw and unapologetic the shoot reminds us of a past where taking the actual fashion photograph was less about a glamourous, highly stylised moment and instead about the capture of a detail so subtle, think Man Ray and Cecil Beaton. Check out more of Ryan Jordan’s work here: http://www.ryanxjordan.com/
Photos courtesy of Ryan Jordan and Angeli Sion
Do you know that feeling when you get back from an amazing holiday and everything you do is “anti-climactic”? I’ve recently been going through that feeling, so to knock myself out of it I invited a friend out to lunch in Erskineville where we could soak up the beautiful autumn sun Sydney has been blessed with lately. What a perfect day it was to break out one of my favourite shirts, my Orri Henrisson Edouard’s mix shirt worn under my Prada suit. It was an occasion, me breaking out of jet-lag and apathy, so I donned my best.
It also gave me the chance to take my Jil Sander market tote (SS11) which I recently purchased in Hong Kong. The way that it captures the sunlight and luminates makes me so happy. A bag I’ve been lusting since it first appeared on the runway, I’ve thought to myself that it would be my token of Raf Simons’ amazing work at the house of Jil Sander. Mentioning also that I’m currently fascinated with petrochemical orange and the tote just happened to be that colour! Don’t you just love when things sync!?!
Suit, shoes and belt by Prada. Shirt by Orri Henrisson. Bag by Jil Sander.
Let’s hope I’m fully synced to Sydney and my normal routine by the time I go back to work next week! Fingers crossed!
Menswear fashion show by British designer Dale Cavana whose clientele were predominantly gay men. Have things really changed?
Currently obsessed with this Japanese/Australian male-model-boy-wonder Sen Mitsuji. Yummmm. (They call this sticky rice syndrome). He is doing quite well overseas. Represented in NYC, Milan, Paris and Tokyo!!! You might have seen him recently in SS12 3.1 Phillip Lim Menswear on Style.com
You can read Sen’s blog here: http://meetsen.blogspot.com.au/
Photos courtesy of TFS and Style.com
Hello Hong Kong! You are such an amazing city! Fashion, hot boys and yummy food. You are so easy to fall in love with. Too easy. I will see you again. Very soon…
Being back in Sydney sucks.
A couple of weeks ago was my first time EVER in Melbourne. I know right!!! Having lived in Australia for 99% of my life – the fact that I had never been to Melbourne is quite dismal. Nevertheless I managed to make it down there for work. I got to meet the amazing people that work at the Collins St boutique and also catch up with my best friend who is studying texttiles at RMIT. Not to mention…have dinner with Henry Ng of Orri Henrisson fame. However I did not shop (a trip to Melbourne is a must shop…) I was instead enjoying the food, the drinks and the culture of Sydney’s rival city.
If in Melbourne, you must:
-Have cocktails at Manchuria
-Shop at GPO
-Eat burgers at Huxtaburger
-Check out the State Library … it’s absolutely beautiful!!