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April 18, 2014

Spring Fling Sunday April 27

Hosted by the studio I co-run, Creative Collective is organizing, Spring Fling a fashionable afternoon salon celebrating independent Asian designers from near and far.

E-commerce startup and boutique chain Mode in Asia will land for a one-day pop-up shop while Singaporean born and London trained designer Yilin Lu of womenswear label Yumumu along with Shanghai's local accessories brand REdesigns (run by my business partner Audrey Zhao) will launch their S/S 2014 collections. On hand for the afternoon, fashion enthusiasts will have a chance to meet and chat with the ladies behind each business or shop with special discounts for up to 40% off for the day.

Stop by for brunch, drinks or to mix and mingle.


April 18, 2014

Dalian Morning Exercise

April 18, 2014

Beijing Inspirations Part 1

April 18, 2014

Shanghai Inspirations

April 18, 2014

Blast from the Past

The first time I shot at Shanghai Fashion Week in October 2012 was the second time I had tried to do street shots in my life. I had just started working as a contributor at the company I currently work at (full time now baby, how time flies!). These images ended up not being published so after shooting there for the three following fashion weeks (April's just ended yesterday) I thought it would be fun to post some old images since I can't post any images I shoot for work here. It's been a fun experience being a creeper... and to see how far a lack of shame will take you. Thankfully I only occasionally shoot for work but when you do it's amazing how many people you talk to in the course of 3-4 days. At China Fashion Week I shot 40-50 people and around 80 in Shanghai. Being sort of inclined towards shy the thought of doing that would have be unfathomable a few years ago. Guess.. c'est la vie? 
March 06, 2014

Infinite Twist and Sweet Liquor Ghost Open House @ Creative Collective

Cate Carter-Evans is hosting an open house with Creative Collective featuring a mini exhibit for her Infinite Twist knit work along with a pop-up cocktail bar featuring her signature drinks made with her homemade bitters. Additional goodies like candied oranges and Chai tea will also be available for purchase along with her knitting kits to keep you crafty into spring.

For drink enthusiasts a drink recipe contest will be held, best drink wins a year's worth of bitters courtesy of Sweet Liquor Ghost.

March 04, 2014

Words Escape Me

One of the great joys of blogging is the ability to present your curated vision of the world to a potentially endless number of readers around the globe. Throwing your thought turds to the wind you imagine what a magnificent effect the diaspora of your deep, reflective thoughts will have on the anonymous audience known as the world wide web as you reveal fascinatingly innate observations.

In the realities of realities though my ruminations and reflections are at best humor inducing due to their total lack of relevance to anything or profoundly hilarious because who writes to maintain a one-sided, jumbled and random dialog available on record to the public? I know, but I still like to practice free form writing to stay sharp so if I unintentionally provide a comedy factor while doing so, well hurrah? Life is too funny to take yourself seriously and in that vein let's celebrate randomness found in the everyday like this sign

which is why I will forever love Shanghai, when would I ever see the above in the US? Apparently it is pretty damn tempting to not walk a few steps around the street railing and body pop till a shoe falls off and you are about to get hit by a car. I must have missed this memo 

February 24, 2014

Final Taipei Inspirations

Even though I shoot more business-y stuff usually for work while I was in Taipei I was hoping to do a photo report about a certain topic or place. It kept raining though and I couldn't figure out a theme that I could shoot enough photos for, so instead my hodge podge imagery landed on my blog. 
February 24, 2014

Do You Know Any Asians That Don't Love Cats?

I only know a few... speaking of which I kind of want this glass le chat I saw in the window of an antique shop on Shaanxi Lu. Since I was already out creeping around for work, I took a quick snap, snap so I had an excuse to ponder about cats.

February 24, 2014

Getting Crafty

Whilst in Taipei I bought some scrap fabric and viola, here you have a hand sewn sash about 15-20 minutes later for less than an American dollar, holla.

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