Flip-my new toy

Because next semester I am gonna study video journalism, and this lesson was equipped with a flip for each student. I was very excited to get this flip since I planned to buy one for myself for a while, now I got one. First of all I like the size of the Flip. I can fit it into my pocket and it’s not noticable and the weight is great. Secondly, I like it easy to operate and don’t have  too many buttons on the screen. I haven’t  shot many and haven’t edited any of the forms so far, but I promise the flip will be my new toy and I will carry with it everywhere and record every interesting moment.

flip

flip

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Best dressed celebrity- Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth showed us how to dress cool with trying too hard.  Fashion after all is to serve people but not torture them.  Kate gave us good examples of wearing conformably with losing style.

A black dress paired with a black leather jacket, with black tights and black flats. The from head to toe black is super chic! ( pic at the left) Ripped jeans and sweatshirt and standing out scarf is the perfect daily outfit.

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth

Girls, you don’t have to be rich to reach Kate’s look!

Kate Bosworth Red Carpet look, Bohemian chic!

Kate Bosworth Red Carpet look, Bohemian chic!

Kate’s unconventional Red Carpet look! Love it, so adorable!

Mi-A made to measure concept

 Mi-A made to measure concept

Mi made its first splash in downtown San Francisco in December 2008 by creative director Dean Hutchinson. This hidden gem is located in a neighborhood between Nob Hill and Tender knob, right next door to a skateboard store. There is no sign or advertising outside and inside the store. Dean didn’t want it. 

Mi store in SF

Mi store in SF

 

Mi possesses a total of 40 looks with no concept of a “collection.” Pushing revolutionary boundaries, Dean Hutchinson said he wanted to break the rules at this point. The Mi collection transcends even the passing of seasons. In other words, the styles of Mi are timeless.

Designer profile: 

The creative director Dean Hutchinson is from Canada and attained his bachelor of art degree in University of Saskatchewan, majoring in printmaking and minor in Sociology. Dean experienced great success in 1988 when his clothes were sold very well in a store in San Francisco, inspiring him to eventually open his own store in 1992. His second Mi store in Toronto will open next week. 

Noticeably, the price point is a bit high. I asked why Dean if he had any plans to start a secondary line to reach more customers; he said no and that Mi is an extremely niche market. The clothes are customized by appointment only and Dean himself measures every client. Dean does not plan to hire any assistant designers. If you buy Mi, you should expect Dean to cater to you himself.  

I asked him if he would be willing to explore the possibility of selling Mi through other channels such as high end department stores. He said that it has all been done by others before, and he’d like to do this his own way. Dean sincerely believes in connecting with people directly and to some extent stands in opposition to technological communication which prevents a more human relationship. Dean plans to open 5-10 stores in the future, serve his own portfolio of clients and build his own community. Don’t expect Dean to promote his clothing labels at parties since he personally prefers a quiet and private lifestyle. To meet Dean, you would have to visit one of his stores yourself.

I also asked about what creative collaboration, art space and atelier are about?

Dean said “It depends on the interpretation of the viewers. Like a few days ago, it was turned to a photo shoot studio”.

Interview: 

Question: Noticeably, the price point is a bit high, why don’t you start a secondary line to reach more customers? 

Answer: I hadn’t any plans to start a secondary line. Mi is an extremely niche market. The clothes are customized by appointment only and I measure every client. Continue reading

New found "Lady Gaga" in Beijing

Without any helps from make-up artists and supports for premium brands, all styled by themselves and their friends. The following style materials are all bought from Xidan, Muxi Yuan and other “luxury” heartlands in Beijing, China.

style 1

style 1

Style 1: Round glasses from the Xidan/ Little black suit/ jade pendant/a blonde wig

Style 2: Material: Security cap/ Gold wig/ Sunglasses /Plastic board

Style 3: Material: black-framed glasses without lenses; self-made bow tie by the blonde wig
Style 3: Material: black-framed glasses without lenses; self-made bow tie by the blonde wig.
He is a guy

He is a guy

Urban Outfitters fashion knockoffs

Silence and noise carried by Urban Outfitters

Silence and noise jumper in Urban Outfitters

Such a obvious fashion knockoff from Urban Outfitters!  Urban Outfitters copy the black jumper styled with an attached belt but changes the pattern of the belt and simplifies the design on the shoulders. And also it turned the straight line cropped pants to be slouchy pants. The prices differentiation is huge between these similar looking jumper. Would you rather to spend $490 or spend $39.99 to achieve the similar look?

Alexander McQueen in Neiman Marcus

Alexander McQueen in Neiman Marcus