Image: Angela Pennetta for T Magazine Design: The Bamboo District
It's really nice to see a fashion editorial mixed in with a journalistic story. T Magazine followed beautiful Chinese supermodel Liu Wen on her trip back to her homeland China where she had not been back for a year. Even more beautiful than the model and the designer clothes she is wearing is the setting and background of China. Looks magical. I want to go!
Image: Even the Rain
It is that time of year again when the Human Rights Watch film festival makes it's way to London. Starting on the 21st of March and ending on the 30th London cinemas such as the Curzon and Ritzy show an array of topical films concentrating on the issues of Human Rights. I went last year and saw two amazing features, first a documentary about the homeless in LA's Skid Row, and second a film about Kenyan education, and the fight of an 80 year old villager fighting to get his first grade education. Through clicking on the picture above you can see what films are showing over the 10 days. As I will be flying out half way through the run I have only managed to book two viewings however I am super excited at seeing Even the Rain, a story about the politics of water in South America and The Price of Sex a documentary regarding the issue of Human trafficking for sex services. I really encourage you if you are in the area or in any of the cities that the festival travels too, as they are all informative and engaging. They even have a selection of talks too with some of the people involved with the films. Seriously. Go.
Here is the trailer for Even the Rain for you to check out:
Images: ASOS Post Design: The Bamboo District
I remember the days when ASOS was such a budget website that people would not really want to go on as it had clothing that B list celebrities wore. But hot diggidy damn, look at what it has become. It is the online shopping space for most people, men and women. The forefront of street styles and a production force in fashion media. I love their online magazine which gets sent to you or you can view online and they also always add a behind the scenes video of the cover shoot. Their editorials are very girly, stylish and fresh basically my kind of story! Check out these behind the scenes videos...you never know, you might get treated to a Bamboo one sooner than you think...
I have now added a page to the Gallery with some of my styling and shoot concept work. Click on the image to see it!
Image: Supreme Lookbook Design: The Bamboo District
We at The Bamboo District have love for the boys, especially great dressed ones to boot! And because we care about your style too here is a round up of a trend favourite, the Africana/Tribal/Ethnic vibrations! Already established after many seasons on the Women's wear catwalks, and the street style Mavens it has now infiltrated down to the world of Menswear. The most obvious example of this is the A/W 2012 Burberry collection with batik prints for Oxford cut shirts, but luxury streetwear labels too like Supreme and the DIY nature of ASOS marketplace too are repping these flavours. So boys, are you ready to embrace your inner warrior and go tribal this summer?
Drawing by The Bamboo District
Time to spice up the bun, the go to for every girl when you just want to put your hair up. No one does ponytails anymore no matter how hard the catwalk is trying to bring it back. I, as an ultimate bun fan thought of a way how to spice it up a bit and bring some colour to the style. I found a really cool thin scarf, that had some really nice patterns and braided it in with my hair into a pony, and then twisted it into a top knot. The flecks of colour was really cute, it had bits of red in it too so I highlighted it with then wearing some red lipstick. As you can see I do not have a picture of my rocking that in photo form so enjoy my doodle instead.
1) Hello hair left out
2) Hello hair and scarf
3) Hello tying your hair into a pony tail, tied at the top of the head.
4) Hello wrapping your scarf at the base of your pony,
5) Hello braiding it all together.
6) Hello twisty twist.
...and going to get ma-a-arried.
Here are some photos I found on my camera from my older sister's wedding last June. She married the awesome Oliver G. Jones (IMDB him!) Not many pics as obvs there was another legit snapper there but I thought I would share what I had. :)
Image: Lincoln Pilcher Design: The Bamboo District
Not long ago I was rabbitting on about how much I adore fashion editorials based on the 50s, no matter how played out they can be. So it is really no surprise that this shoot for Vogue China featuring models Wang Xiao, Lily Zhi and Zhao Lei made me open mouth smiley face, and end up as an Editorial Envy on my blog. The thing about why I never get bored of these type of shoots is that in Fashion the combination of factors are endless, and therefore the freshness comes out of the collaboration. Very rarely you would see an all Asian cast in such an iconic American setting, and with such western styling. Granted, this IS for Vogue China, but there is an accessibility here that Eastern and Western people can appreciate. Read on to have a look at more photos from the shoot.
Seriously, I do not know what is up. Nothing has really been inspiring me that I feel is worthy of sharing with you all. Come on World Wide Web, fix up! Saying that I have been working away on some Fashion and Beauty content for Magnify Musings, working with some really cool girls to showcase some really cool stuff in those worlds. Also been sketching away and spending too much money on fancy pens, drawing out my final ideas for The Bamboo District's next collection. So I guess this really is the calm before the storm.
Actually there is one thing I can share...My new fascination with Hip Hop Lyrical dance routines. They are so good, and yes...I do imagine occasionally that I can do them myself BUT my two left feet will leave that all as said, a DAYDREAM. Have a look at these routines from So You Think You can Dance USA and accompany me on the daydreaming.
Mama to Maya.
Daughter of Filipinos.
Wife of a Mexican'ish.
Urban heart + Island soul.
Right brained. Left brained.
Likes to see & likes to do.
THIS BLOG WILL SHOW ALL OF THE ABOVE IN SOME SHAPE AND FORM