Young & Restless

Anytime you need to be inspired, you should be visiting Test Shoot Gallery. Headed by creative director and stylist, Ashburn Eng, the man himself is boundless energy. And he channels this energy to good use in his new collaboration with local designer, Max Tan.

Young & Restless, designed by Ashburn for Max Tan’s principle line, is the product of their shared aesthetics. The first collection, Ritual, is conservative Amish-meets-military-meets superwoman. Who would have thought you’d see these words in the same sentence?

The pieces are drenched in shades of deep, almost thought-provoking blue. The maxi skirt-pants are the most genius of all. I’ve just cleared out a spot in my wardrobe between my dresses and dress pants just for this baby.

I think this duo can do no wrong. Ashburn and Max – please stay young and restless.

Visit the maxtan store in Level 2 of Parco in Milennia Walk for Young & Restless.

Picture credits to here.

Blistering BTS Barnacles

Braving the blistering heat, torrential rains, dehydration, fatigue, an early start to the day and multiple location changes…

Saturday was spent traversing Singapore from Amk to Jurong to Balestier to East Coast to Balestier to Scotts Road to Orchard back to Balestier to bring you some rather amazing foh-toes (if I might say so myself :D)!

I present,

Behind.The.Scenes (taken with my Blackberry)

Sabina hails from Slovakia and it was quite amazing to watch her move in front of the camera. (:

Clifford, the photographer, asked me to help out with the styling for this shoot. And there was suppose to be another model (who, obviously, was a no-show) but nvm! The show must go on!

I got to sit in Mike’s (Tsang Photography) Land Rover, which was quite fun.

And it was our makeshift make-up station (while driving too yo!)

Points to make-up artist Adeline Chang for her pro skillz.

The photo above was taken by Clifford. Its not very clear but it rained on us midway through the shoot and I was (out of frame) but sheltering Sabina to keep her dry and to get the shot. You can sorta make out the umbrella that I’m holding.

In between, there were a few more looks but I was busy with my reflector girl duties to snap Blackberry BTS photos. hehs (:

This was our last look for the day before wrapping up. And I was ready to concuss but still had to head back to the studio to pick up the remainder of my shoes, clothes, accessories and shiz then drive home to concuss on the couch 😀

(Photos below were taken by Clifford)

Adeline Chang, Sabina and me (:

After a hard day’s work.

And the mandatory goofing off 😀 hahas.

Waiting on Clifford to send me the final photos. Stay tuned!

Shoot me

(Prior to this week..)

Yes, please shoot me because I wasn’t blogging responsibly and timelyly (lol) even though I was free since the 29th of November and I left Sarah to blog while she still had exams, 473920 group meetings (I’ve never seen her report card but I bet she tops everything, and she is in student council), was practically sleeping in school, had an overseas community project to prepare for (she’s a saint), and goodness knows what else.

I had a reason for my tardiness! But the reason kinda expired um, a few weeks ago, heh.

Sooo… here’s the reason.

Making maximusus use of our tiny prep table.

My friend, who sells some stunning jewellry, was also involved in some shots of her own.

Anybody knows where the place is? (: Not a very exciting place, but yea…

The m4d ph0t0g.

Baaaascially, it’s the help and work of a few friends. Pretty fun stuff, and stressful too, especially with the rain.

The final pics coming up… um, soon! I’m not very confident of them, it being my first “shoot”, and it’s very all-over-the-place, so, we’ll wait till I get over it hahaha.

NEXT Please! II

Have you heard of the jingle “I am slowly going crazy, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, SWITCH! – Crazy going slowly am I,6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, SWITCH!”? It kinda goes on and on and drives me and the people around me insane. I’ll sing it to you the next time.

Anyhoo, Terry Yeo’s label is called ForInsaneHuman. So it must be meant for me. Even though it’s menswear. I. Need.

Who da man.

There’s a certain allure about a white-out. Your eyes kinda just zoom into the details – like the overlapping fabrics of varying translucence and the knitted ropes draped all over..

Lookie it fits me so swell! (and also induces a spurt of cheesy grins and overall happy dayz.)

I think this might be the first booth I scoot to in Parco’s Fashion Incubator. I chope!

Create your style, remixed.

Jo&Sarah

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Yes, it was ten past six when we shot these pictures. It was a longgggg day at school before that! These pictures are actually our own interpretations of Puma’s new Create Your Style campaign.

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Well, um, our pictures did turn out quite different from the originals. We kinda got carried away with the drawing. I think we took a whole half an hour? Haha. Kinda silly actually, cos you can’t see the tremendous effort we put into cross-hatching and creating patterns zomg.

Check out the other people who were involved in this campaign remix on Puma’s facebook fan page, and look out for their new store in in 313 Somerset, come December 2009!

December sounds a really long time away, but hello it’s only only only 23 days away! Okay time for Christmas now.

Who Wore What Where When

Here’s what Jo wore to Uniqlo’s press preview.

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Striped dress, Topshop. Polka dot jacket in reverse colours inside, Church’s $1 thrift store. Bubble wrap and striped jersey neck thing, Bangkok.

Excuse my act cute face.

Oh clashing prints, how original. I just needed a confusing amalgamation of patterns to hide my burgeoning tummy… And bum, and fat legs.

Tata!

Twigs & Trunks

Today Sarah and I spent half the day together running around to different places.

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Sarah kinda reminded me of Twiggy… The long legs and arms and skininess and hair and sunnies, mod shift dress and more skininess.

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Dress from The Salvation Army, bag from Far East Plaza, heels from Charles and Keith.

So tall and picturesque!

While I am a goofy alibaba with a spy camera behind me.

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Black tube top from Sophistix, red cropped vest from Sophistix, carrot tapered pants from Bysi, sequinned ballet flats from Pretty Fit, silk scarf (worn as necklace) from Mango.

I want a flying carpet!

(O btw guess who’s the trunk?)

Sticky Icky

Today was a rather sad day… It started out quite good because the weather was good, and I was feeling comfortably warm in the office (you know the cold-but-wanna-be-swathed-warmth kinda want?)

But later on I went out and the heat was just SO MAD. I was perspiring out of EVERY, SINGLE, PORE in my body.

And the pants that I wore, wore into itself a ginormous hole about 10cm wide, right at the crotch. I only discovered when I went to the washroom, but not sure when I got it. Could have been in the washroom! Had to do a ridiculous cover-up with my cardigan and scurried to Zara to buy some salvation pants.

ALSOOOOO my bed has been taken over by bed bugs or something because over the past week I’ve been getting weird bites at random parts of my body… and now my legs look even uglier.

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Ruffle front knit vest from Bysi, heather grey ribbed tank from Cotton On, fleece tie-front bermudas from Zara, wedges from Eastpoint Mall

Disgusting yellow background for disgusting humid sticky-icky weather, and mandatory sad face. But my fingers wanted to be happy…

(B t w (each letter pronounced ala Blair Waldorf), I didn’t wear those heels to work. I wore some un-loved pair of flats which I thought would be kinder on my feet.. but today is just not a be-kind-to-jo day)

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The stupid hole… and the very emphatic victory scars the bed bugs left on my legs. Yes you won.

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Bought these pair of wedges over the weekend from Eastpoint Mall for $32! It is a size too small, but wearing the 39 is just as painful as wearing the 38 (lol) so I just bought the 38 since the largest size for grey was 38 and I kinda haven’t graduated to wearing pink wedges.

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I can do a spread in L’Officiel for you!

Heavy metal never dies.

Heavy metal never dies. And liquid metal doesn’t seem to wanna melt away either..

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Mere mortals experience liquid metal in pretty flat textures (although the sheen gives it an added dimension). But special people get special treatment in the form of specially treated fabrics.

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You’ll still sparkle in the shade.

This editorial makes a great play of light and shade/shadow.

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I especially love this pleated one. So decadent.

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From Harper’s Bazaar April 2009 – Flashes of Brilliance

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