Monday, September 26, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A slight background of the event, unlike its famous big sister, the Tokyo Girls' Collection (TGC), WRP is NOT a fashion event for brands to showcase their latest collections. Rather, it's a fashion tournament involving teams consisting of stylists, wardrobe assistants and makeup artists/hairstylists from 8 countries who compete to style their models according to the theme, which was "street-chic".
The teams came from Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK, USA and Singapore. They had to shop for their collection from local shops and had to keep within a strict budget (I think it was bout $500 per model).
Onto pictures! Though I apologise for them being so blurry, with my camera out of order, I had to depend on my crappy iphone pics, though jeremy did help me by taking some pictures too! So the less blurry pics are his. Do click on the pics for a bigger view, that way you can see the outfit and makeup details alittle better. >.<
If by chance anyone does take the pictures for whatever purpose (tumblr etc.) Please, link it back to this blog, I took an insanely long time editting the pics, joining them together and choosing the best of the many crappy ones I had. Thanks!
USA played with textures greatly. They layered alot and their models were often adorned with heavy jewellry that almost resembled medieval chains. Makeup consisted of intense contouring with blush and highlighting being overly emphasised coupled with dark eyes.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Momoeri sells a fair amount of cosmetics and such so it isn't surprising that she'll have her own line of lashes really. If I remember correctly, this would be her second lash line though I can't say if her lash lines are permanent or on a limited basis, though my guess would be that its released for a limited time only since I don't see much publicity for lashes and news about them disappears pretty fast.
Her new lash line is named Jewel Eyelashes, which I think is fairly suitable with her blinged out lifestyle where majority of her stationary and other items have to be decked out in jewels one way or another.
Type 001: Elegant & Gorgeous
(this one seems bit too similar in pattern to Dollywink's lashes)
Type 002: Elegant & Natural
(I don't like that the hairs seem to be all wiry looking and stuff, but I guess it will blend in with your natural lashes when applied, which is the type of lookthis lash is trying to achieve)
Type 003: Feminine & Glamorous
(Longer then most typical lower lashes, I'm quite interested in these actually, considering they are longer then usual but not tufts of hair stuck together, hence a more natural but still obvious look)
Type 004: Feminine & Simple
(Again this reminds me of Dollywink's version, but there seems to be more tufts of hair on the entire lashline as compared to Dollywink's)
Okay, I'm off to bed now. I gotta wake up early to celebrate my sis's birthday before heading down to the amazing World Runway Fashionquake 2011 event. I managed to snag 2 different tickets, one was to be part of the cheerleading team and the other was a pair of general seating tickets. Of course, I naturally gravitated towards the cheerleading tickets since its always more fun to be part of a major event so I gave away my other tickets to a friend. I'll try to take pictures of the event but I'm not sure how its gonna pan out so hopefully I'll mamange to snag some good shots. Oooh!! Super excited now!!!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Both lenses in with no flash indoors. They look like very natural lenses.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The bag is by an incredible designer who named the brand after herself. Most of her pieces tend to be one-off designs and every single piece is sewn and beaded by hand, my mom and I fell in love with her incredible works of art and have since amassed a collection of her whimsical bags. It's hard to capture the beauty of her bags in a picture but you can admire more of her other works at: www.metydarmali.com
After sifting through my wardrobe, I've realised that my mom and I (my mom mostly) have collected a ton of bags that are all crazily fun and unique and sadly, they've been shut away for quite awhile. I plan to dig them out and start putting them to use, and considering makeup and clothes are rather toned down lately in gyaru fashion, perhaps its time these beautiful bags get their chance in the spotlight.
I'll definitely show more of them in time to come!
Monday, September 5, 2011
We shot at Japanese Gardens and initially we were worried bout the crowd there but luckily for us, there were rumbles of thunder that I guess scared off the people but it remained sunny enough for us to shoot. We also got our trusted photographer, Kenneth to shoot for us, and out of the people I've worked with so far, he's definitely one of my favourite photographers to work with.
Love love love this shot, though the bridge was kindda steep. Kenneth saw the potential in this shot when we were walking to the bridge, I had run further ahead of the rest of the group and was attempting to scale this bridge when he shouted at me to stand still before taking a quick snap. The result is pretty nice as you can see.
Friday, September 2, 2011
In the end, I had like 300+ snaps taken after an entire day in a photoshoot studio but barely any were good enough for my standard. The photographer had also initially sent me some samples as ideas so I figured why not and she agreed to help me do all the editting and stuff. In the end after waiting nearly half a month for the shots, she dumped the 300+ shots onto me and one measly editted pic. I was screaming mad when I saw the result because I had spent quite abit of money paying for the time in the studio, spent a whole day trying to get good shots, spent bout 2 weeks dieting for the shoot and all I got one was so-called nice pic.
This was the edited pic that the other photogrpaher sent to me. I'm still not totaly happy with it but with Steph and Esther busy with their own stuffs, I don't really wanna bug them to help me do editing since they are doing it out of kindness.