as a visual communication student, i’m constantly dealing with paper stocks and its not uncommon for me to get papercuts which i hate with a vengeance. like a sneaky ninja, papercuts strikes when you’re not watching. the damage will only be realised when you’re in the shower and it hurts.
the beautiful pictures titled Papercuts, rock my socks. Shot in a what i believe is the backstage of a theatre, the model wearing delightful paper costumes which reminded me of the dada theatre and the triadic ballet. both having very exaggerated body forms and silhouettes in costumes. oh yes, i could definitely see the surrealism reference (especially Giorgio De Chirico) in the shots, starting with the set design, where sculptures and items seems to be displaced at this seemingly random areas but yet forming quiet relationships with each other through the weird juxtaposition.
somehow, i no longer hate papercuts anymore.
the triadic ballet
Photography by Lena Kholkina
Design by Venera Kazarova
Model(s) Ira Patrikeeva @ Aquarelle Models
image credits: theones2watch.com
found it among the many files revived from my dead hard drive.
easy ingenious styling with trash.
so easy even my unborn baby son can do it. so can you.
Photography: Mark Pillai
Styling: Bryan McMahon
i’ve been through 2 years of national service. in these 2 years, there was alot of tears, sweat, vulgarities and blood.
but, one of my fondest memory was when me and my friend Alfri (who was a fashion graduate) created an army inspired fashion show for our company as part of recruits’ night. the entire collection was made entirely with military objects from groundsheets, helmets, mosquito nets, blankets, boots and everything you could possibly think of.
and we manage to convince the platoon to be a fashion model for the day wearing dresses and frocks.
this photoshoot from GQ style China, transported me back to time allowing me to have a moment of silence as i look down at my rather untoned belly after finishing the military term.
Photographer: Li Qi
Stylist: Dan Cui
image credits: fuckingyoung.es
you know every halloween people on your facebook friends’ list will start posting photos of them in costumes, frolicking away. and its always that same old costume.
super heroes, zombie nuns, angry birds, undead grandmother etc. same old same old.
no one seems to be putting any effort in their costumes.
my friend Lara, Ruiwei and female friend (think her name is vanessa or rebecca) wore this to the hottest night club, Zouk in Singapore. my jaw dropped.
it is fucking awesome! first i thought how many poor barbies were decapitated for this project and on the other hand im like yes! kill more barbies! so after much investigation (in a form of a poke and a wall post) i found out that the brainchild for this outfit was Yasee Poh, a set designer from Zouk who is multi talented.
she brutally jolly goodly destroyed 100 dollars for each top and that means 300 barbies came under the knife. i wonder how many hearts of Ken did she break.
Oh yea not forgetting my dear dead friend Ian Kong’s paper mache head piece! that thing looks nasty!
image credits: Ian Kong
special thanks to Yasee Poh on the lovely insights to the awesome top
i’m developing a huge crush (pun intended) for Comme Des Garcons this Paris fashion week. i quote style.com‘s Jo-Ann Furniss saying ‘ ”Crushing” was the answer.’
it seems like the collection itself was extracted from the recycling plant where all materials fuses and interact with each other. the crowns made with biscuit tins and parts of a unknown appliance towered above the heads of the models. they were the works of artist Graham Hudson (he’s kinda awesome actually.)
oh, let’s not forget about the clothes. needless to say they were graced with impeccable details. though i must say staying true to the whole essence of hybrid forms and materials in this collection, the clothes looked as if Rei Kawakubo has designed them in the washing machine itself. all scrunched up and yet seemingly works well as one.
in simpler words, you just picked up your laundry from the washing machine and stuck all of them onto yourself.
image credits: style.com