Monday, 28 July 2014

Professor Green in Givenchy - Walkers "Do Us A Flavour" launch party

Professor Green in Givenchy Statue Of Liberty print t-shirt at Walkers Do Us A Flavour launch party at Paramount Centre Point July 2014
Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh / Source: Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe

Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh attended the Walkers 'Do Us A Flavour' launch party at Paramount, Centre Point on 28th July 2014 in London, England. Professor Green wore a black t-shirt  from Givenchy, with what appeared to be the print of the Statue Of Liberty. If I recall correctly, the t-shirt was released around Spring 2013. Rather abstract and perhaps with an underlying message, if anyone knows the story behind this print used for the Givenchy t-shirt, please let me know.

A rather casual outfit from Professor Green, but I do like the slick back combed hair contrasting the dark gothic vibe from the t-shirt.


Givenchy "Liberty" t-shirt


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Edie Campbell and Otis Ferry in Burberry - 2014 Audi International

Edie Campbell and Otis Ferry in Burberry - 2014 Audi Polo at Guards Polo Club
Edie Campbell and Otis Ferry / Burberry

Edie Campbell and Otis Ferry attended the 2014 Audi International at Guards Polo Club to support England as it faces Argentina for the Coronation Cup on 26th July 2014 in Egham, England. Both Edie and Otis wore Burberry for the event. The couple has previously appeared in Burberry advertising campaigns, but not together. Will we see a campaign with the two together in the near future?

Edie Campbell is usually pictured in edgier styles but she looked so refreshing and demure in the above picture. Otis Ferry is just a natural clotheshorse with that lanky frame. Le sigh at the pair.

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Fan Bingbing in Dolce & Gabbana and Huang Xiaoming in Alexander McQueen - "The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom" CCTV Premiere / 范冰冰和黄晓明亮相 [白发魔女传之明月天国] 央视 [首映] 节目

Fan Bingbing in Dolce & Gabbana owl print yellow silk dress and Huang Xiaoming in Alexander McQueen Pre Fall 2014 orange collared suit at The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom CCTV Premiere China July 2014 [白发魔女传之明月天国] 央视录制《首映》节目。录制现场,主演黄晓明和范冰冰角色反串,将片中桥段搬上舞台
Fan Bingbing and Huang Xiaoming / News.cn | Alexander McQueen Pre Fall 2014

Fan Bingbing and Huang Xiaoming attended a TV recording of "Premiere" for China Central Television (CCTV) on 27th July 2014. The pair, arguably two of China's biggest stars of the moment, were there to promote their new movie "The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom", a remake / adaptation of the popular Chinese fable 'The White Haired Demon'. 

Fan Bingbing wore a yellow silk chiffon owl and floral print dress from Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2014, while Huang Xiaoming wore a two buttoned suit with an orange contrast collar from Alexander McQueen Pre Fall Winter 2014.

[白发魔女传之明月天国] 央视录制《首映》节目。录制现场,主演黄晓明和范冰冰角色反串,将片中桥段搬上舞台

Fan Bingbing in Dolce & Gabbana owl print yellow silk dress and Huang Xiaoming in Alexander McQueen Pre Fall 2014 orange collared suit at The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom CCTV Premiere China July 2014 [白发魔女传之明月天国] 央视录制《首映》节目。录制现场,主演黄晓明和范冰冰角色反串,将片中桥段搬上舞台
Fan Bingbing and Huang Xiaoming / Sina

Fan Bingbing looked really sweet in that fantasy themed yellow silk dress, and Huang Xiaoming looked really good in that contrast collar suit. I love a good contrast collar, it just makes an investment piece a little more special with that added detail. Love it that the underside is coloured too, so if we upturn the collar as per lookbook picture, we get the same contrasting feature. I would have gone tie-less with this look, but I do love that coordinating orange striped tie on Huang Xiaoming. Excellent grooming from the pair too.

Related: Huang Xiaoming in Moncler Gamme Bleu - "The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom" Beijing press conference 黄晓明帅气亮相 [白发魔女传之明月天国] 发布会 

Fan Bingbing in Dolce & Gabbana owl print yellow silk dress and Huang Xiaoming in Alexander McQueen Pre Fall 2014 orange collared suit at The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom CCTV Premiere China July 2014 [白发魔女传之明月天国] 央视录制《首映》节目。录制现场,主演黄晓明和范冰冰角色反串,将片中桥段搬上舞台
Fan Bingbing and Huang Xiaoming / Sina

Then things got a little hairy. Huang Xiaoming proved to be a good sport to spoof Fan Bingbing's white haired witch character in the movie. It is great that pretty boys don't take themselves too seriously, really liking Huang Xiaoming now.

On a separate note: most Asian starlets are vertically challenged and seem to favour those awful platform heels. Yes, a very sweeping statement from me about body shapes, and odd coming from me considering I am Chinese and towering at 6 feet tall. It is just genetics, but things are slowly changing and progressing. Anyway, my point is: gorgeous fairy tale dress but hideous stripper shoes from Fan Bingbing.

Fan Bingbing in Dolce & Gabbana owl print yellow silk dress and Huang Xiaoming in Alexander McQueen Pre Fall 2014 orange collared suit at The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom CCTV Premiere China July 2014 [白发魔女传之明月天国] 央视录制《首映》节目。录制现场,主演黄晓明和范冰冰角色反串,将片中桥段搬上舞台
Huang Xiaoming / Sina

Work it baby, because we are worth it. On another note: Huang Xiaoming please lose that ostrich skin / patterned belt. It does not go with the trousers and is blocking the beautiful panelling. Otherwise, fabulous darlink.

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Dominic Cooper in A. Sauvage - 2014 Audi International

Dominic Cooper in A Sauvage Spring Summer 2015 leaves print paint shirt at 2014 Audi International - Guards Polo Club
Dominic Cooper / JustJared | A. Sauvage Spring Summer 2015

Dominic Cooper attended the 2014 Audi International at Guards Polo Club to support England as it faces Argentina for the Coronation Cup on 26th July 2014 in Egham, England. Dominic Cooper was pictured in a beautiful leaves print shirt from A. Sauvage Spring Summer 2015.

Dominic Cooper looked very stylish at the event. When I saw the above picture, I pretty much decided that I am going to buy that leaves print shirt. The print reminded me of Chinese calligraphy paintings done in dark grey ink (I am going through a phase of getting in touch with my heritage...). I searched high and low for the shirt, and finally found the match: A. Sauvage Spring Summer 2015. I thought only actresses wear next next season stuff, and if I may bore you: most actresses do fit into sample sizes so it is easier for the ladies to borrow pieces from the showroom. There is however a size disconnect for most men, as not many fit into the runway sizes of EU36/38 shirts and EU30/32 trousers. I am of course making a very general assumption.

Seasonalities and sizes aside, I really love Dominic Cooper's look at the event. From the gorgeous painterly shirt to those olive coloured fitted trousers, capped off with deep red / oxblood coloured leather shoes. I would not hesitate to wear this outfit in a heartbeat, every piece worked so well together. And he carried my ultimate dream camera: the Leica M-E. Dear Dominic, can we please be friends?

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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Cameron Silver in 1205 - OCRF 17th Annual Super Saturday

Cameron Silver in 1205 grey shorts suit and TOMS shoes at 2014 OCRF 17th Annual Super Saturday Hosted By Kelly Ripa And Donna Karan
Cameron Silver / Source: Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America | 1205 Spring Summer 2014

Cameron Silver attended the OCRF 17th Annual Super Saturday Hosted By Kelly Ripa And Donna Karan on 26th July 2014 in New York City. Cameron Silver wore a grey salt & pepper blazer and matching shorts from 1205, over a white t-shirt from COS. He accessorised with a straw hat and multi coloured shoes from TOMS.

This is the first time I am featuring 1205 here on the blog, despite it being a London based label. Here is a little research: Paula Gerbase leads the design team at 1205, and is an alumni of the prestigious Central Saint Martins school. She trained at the atelier of Hardy Amies, and was previously Head Designer for Savile Row tailor, Kilgour. Tailoring is perhaps Gerbase's strong point, and that is evident from the shorts suit as seen in above runway picture. I would have preferred Cameron Silver to wear those contrasting dark grey tailored shorts with the beautiful salt & pepper blazer. However, he picked those gorgeous multi coloured TOMS shoes, which I thought was the perfect punctuation to the outfit. 

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Montblanc: The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, Singapore

Montblanc: The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, Singapore
Montblanc writing instruments crafting - Hamburg, Germany / July 2014

I recently had the chance to visit the Montblanc headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. If you have the pleasure of using one of their writing instruments, chances are it was manufactured by one of the many craftsmen there. I love visits like that, it satisfy my constantly inquisitive mind and allow me to further understand the processes behind the products I use. While their manufacturing facilities are not usually opened to the general public, Montblanc will be doing a series of roadshows around the world and bringing their craftsmen closer to you. If you are in Singapore, do visit the Civic Plaza at Ngee Ann City from 2nd to 4th August 2014 to have a look.

The roadshows are part of Montblanc's elaborate and interactive Meisterstück exhibition to showcase their expertise and exquisite artistry. The exhibition brings visitors on a journey from 1924, the year when their Meisterstück fountain pens were first made, and how it turned into a unique and luxurious writing instrument 90 years on.

Montblanc: The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, Singapore
Montblanc leather goods crafting - Florence, Italy / July 2014

Not only will there be master pen-makers to show how every nib is hand-sculpted and the steps required to assemble them, leather craftsmen will also be on site to show how they employ traditional techniques and finishes to perfect every handcrafted leather piece. Montblanc will also be flying in their master watchmakers to showcase the intricacies and complexities involved to complete a fine timepiece 

Montblanc: The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, Singapore
Montblanc leather goods crafting - Florence, Italy / July 2014

After my visit to the writing instruments manufacturing facility in Hamburg, I also visited Montblanc's leather goods factory in Florence, Italy. To put it in Singaporean lingo: with the upcoming Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, you don't have to visit the Mountains but the Mountains will come to you. There will also be a series of ‘Art of Writing’ Masterclasses, where we will be able to learn more of the various art forms of writing through demonstrations by a Master Calligrapher. Best of all, admission to the exhibition is free of charge.

Maybe it is time to book a trip home to see my family...

Montblanc: The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, Singapore

Montblanc Celebrates The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition - Singapore
2 – 4 August 2014
From 11.00am – 6.00pm


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