Girls in black lead colorful lives Vol. 3. In the city we go about our days with all of the mundane details and thoughts sinking into each other like a muddy grey puddle. But open your eyes and imagination, live your dreams, and make your life blindingly colorful. Whether that means packing your bags and going on an adventure or just trying a new restaurant, or daydreamig on your way to work… every experience adds another shade of color to the canvas of our lives. And you don’t need to wear the equivalent of a light-up Christmas tree to prove YOLO. So how colorful is your life?
If you’re a working woman in the city, there comes a point in time where you’ll a notice your monochromatic wardrobe becomes a uniform. Black itself is a staple that can’t be deterred and no matter what the magazines and fashion trends try to tell us, black will never be ousted from it’s post as the number one color choice for urban girls.
It is cool….strong….timeless.
But black is also considered…lifeless…..dark….boring.
But I think that black is just a canvas, where the colors of our imagination POP when they spill out on it. You don’t have to wear it on your sleeve. Because girls in black lead brilliantly colorful lives.
Sample sales are amazing. I am an muthereffin EXPERT at traversing the sample sale scene, and coming out with perhaps the weirdest, most head-scratching pieces in there. But I employ them like a pro. Take this Martin Margiela MM6 shirt piece. It’s the orange thing in the photos. It’s just a front piece of a tuxedo shirt or jacket, like the bib/collar. It’s basically a necklace and offers no real coverage. It is an illusion, and enigma, but damn if it’s not cool (it’s em em six, afterall!).
Inspired by the new TOGA SS 2014 collection and a request from Singapore’s JUICE magazine for an “outfit pic”, I called up photographer Celia Humphries and we planned the most epic “outfit pic” we could muster. “I AM NOT A STYLE BLOGGER!” is something that was always kind of my personal tagline… Go ahead and call me a hypocrite. But don’t call me boring….
シンガポールのJUICEという雑誌からインタビュー + コーディネートの写真を載せたいとオファーをもらったミーシャは、TOGA2014ssコレクションにインスピレーションを受けたスタイリングを、フォトグラファーのCelia Humphriesとタッグを組んで撮影した。話し合った結果、ふたりだからできる”大作”をつくろう！と気合い十分。ミーシャのモットーである”I AM NOT A STYLE BLOGER! ( ”私はストリートでポージングしたコーデを紹介する、というようなブロガーではない！”)はちょっとした自慢。 でも今回はとっくに楽しくコーデを撮影できたおかげか、そのいいところがすごくわかった。 偽善者と言いたければ言っていいけど、「面白くない」とは言えないから私はそれでいいわ…w
ディオールが主役のミーシャジャネット dir. 最新作「Le Jardin Japonais」。刹那的な美しさを放つ桜の中で。トップモデルのSAKI ASAMIYAが出演！
What is it about the Sakura season that comes off as something forged from beautiful witchery? Yes, beautiful. But witchery. Mother nature’s spell. So when it came time to cast a model, location, and theme for this DIOR-centric shoot, I knew it had to be among the cherry blossoms. It’s very easy to make the flowers appear pretty and light, but I’m not about to take the easy way out. How to give it a slight edge?
Step one : cast hot girl Saki Asamiya as the model. She’s edgy with a capital BITCH.
Step two: ask hair stylist Yoko Sato to make her blonde and from a glamorous past..but with no allusion to any specific era. perhaps she’s from the future?
Step three: get super talented makeup artist Ebara on the team and give him free reign to use the face as a canvas
Finally, step four: have photographer Ban Yanzhou shoot this creature as a spirit among the blooms, neither here nor there nor anywhere, with a pallid blue worldview.
When the Sakura fade, so does the spirit…. But her fabulous wardrobe stays behind. This was my final fashion shoot for NEWTIDE as their guest fashion director for 6 months. Thank you! *takes her bow*
You know what they say about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Can we have the myth that at the end of the Sakura season is a DIOR bag? Pretty please, make it REAL. I BELIEVE IN FAIRIES AND DIOR.
New NEWTIDE editorial up! Featuring the season’s ICONIC looks from the runway! But…what happens when you mix luxury with POP, steampunk, and a mysterious girl who seems to have crash-landed from somewhere very, very far from her home….? Toto, maybe this isn’t Kansas anymore…
For this shoot I was both stylist and creative director and I was inspired by the “Lost Boys” of Peter Pan. It features upcoming superstars, model SAYO and photographer BAO YANGZHOU. Enjoy!