2016, MBFWA16, MEN, STREET STYLE

MEN’S VINTAGE LOOK AT SYDNEY FASHION WEEK

March 11, 2017

That’s when we call it  classy and effortless, everything seems like from his grandpa’s wardrobe or vintage shopping, but everything actually fits him perfectly. The rich-hued and well-worn chestnut leather, the wool trousers in perfect cut and length, finished with some retro sunglasses and cap.

Person: @TemperCollective at MBFWA16

Photography: @Bloggers_boyfriend / @Streetstyle_Official

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BLUE, LAYERING, OUTFIT

BLUE LAYERS + TRACKSUITS TREND

March 8, 2017

It is all about streetwear this season – rich f/w deep hues, oversize like you never oversized before and of course a great mix/contrast of high & low.

Deep rich colour such as blue, burgundy & green are hot this year, such as this MSGM distressed green rib knit, track pants; little details on apparels such as extra buckles, clips, adjustable over-long straps are everywhere, Craig Green, Ann Demeulemeester, Raf Simon, see what I mean? If you are heading to Mercedez-Benz Sydney Fashion Week, don’t go without these Raf Simon oversized shirt with portrait print and neck straps choker, as it has been one of the most wanted items since Paris and London Fashion week earlier this year. Vetements fans anyone? Act quick on these vintage look Reebok tracksuit jacket before it is sold out! It will go perfectly with these Loewe wide-leg jeans.

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AUSTRALIA, CAFE & RESTAURANT, MELBOURNE CAFE

MELBOURNE FOOD DIARY: TOKO MELBOURNE

March 6, 2017

Toko Melbourne is the newest addition to the Toko Group whose other outposts include Toko Sydney and Tokonoma by Toko. Nestled in the heart of Prahran’s bustling Greville street Toko Melbourne offers diners the chance to experience the informal style of Japanese “izakaya” dining. Combined with Australia’s world renowned fresh produce and complimented by stunning contemporary design, the Toko dining experience lasts long after diners have left the restaurant. Jiawa Liu and I stayed at The Cullen Hotel while we were in Melbourne, which is only 3 minutes walking from TOKO Melbourne.

the Blackman Hotel || the Cullen Hotel Prahran || the Schaller Studio Bendigo || TOP things to do in Prahran || Olsen South Yarra || Melbourne Travel Guide

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COLLABORATION, LIFESTYLE

HOW TO WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY – PARTNER W/ 140 PERTH

February 22, 2017

It’s human nature and completely natural to look back on our past selves and mentally re-create our lives if we had done just one thing differently all those years ago.

I had always had to be the top student in high school and everything in my life was planned and everything went so well. It wasn’t because I was smarter or had great self-control, but because of my typical disciplined Asian parents. “Everything will go well if you listen to me, son,” they would say – and yes I did. It’s time to study English. It’s time to go workout. You have to eat vegetables – I remember it like it was yesterday.

Life is easier when there is a forced schedule and I never wandered about the existence of an optional path during these years. I thought the path I was taking was the only way to my destination – as my mom’s explanation defined, your destination will be a wonderful life and a great job, investment properties, a nice car and a healthy family.

Once we all grow older, and out of control, we realise how fascinating this world is, and we realise we can do whatever we can with a bit of independence driving us. So we let it be, we do whatever we want, we spend all the money on payday then starve ourselves for the rest of the month. They are lessons we learn and regrets we live by.  Of course I am not here promoting my parents’ parenting, neither saying learning self-control is necessary for everybody. But the un-arguable truth is, the result is so good when there is somebody or something there pushing you out of your comfort-zone and helping you during the making of something important in your life.

If you work at home, you would know how easy it is to let go of a day. A lazy breakfast and maybe a bit of interior re-arrangement can simply throw your working plan out the door.

Try this instead: grab your laptop, notebook and study material and head to a public space like the newly opened 140PERTH.  I hear your complaining, you don’t want to give up on your quiet and comfortable study room, your well-organised table, your brand new Sonos home hi-fi system or the air-conitioning.  But if you want to be more successful, you are going to need to be your own parents this time, go out of reach of your comfort zone and make today just a little bit uncomfortable for yourself. But seriously though, the newly opened 140PERTH popup space is not uncomfortable at all.

It’s not only just the study space, but also the perfect place for a quick catchup with friends at the healthy smoothie bar or Grill’d.

Here’s what you need to know to get the job done in style at 140WORK.

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ACCOMMODATION, ART SERIES HOTEL, BOUTIQUE HOTELS, VIC

BENDIGO TRAVEL PHOTO DIARY WITH THE SCHALLER STUDIO

February 21, 2017

A palette of 50 shades of grey, clever use of moody shadows and a love affair with leather is hardly a combination that screams ‘artist in house’. But somehow there is plenty of art going on in house at Art Series Hotel and it all works perfectly to create the ultimate palette for luxury. It’s the interior design, perfectly executed aesthetic and location that makes the Art Series Hotel really pop among its peers.

Nestled deep in the pulse of Bendigo’s art heart, the hotel relies as much on the in-house design as the city’s design. They resonate with each other through street-scape grunge meets modern luxury for the ultimate combination of contemporary minimalism.

Bendigo Art Gallery is a refreshing nod to traditional works but with the classic Bendigo-modern twist the city is known for. Bendigo Art Gallery was home to Maticevski’s Dark Wonderland exhibition earlier this year (among many others in years gone by), a contemporary Australian fashion design encapsulated perfectly by the Art Series Hotel. It was the city’s and the gallery’s enthusiasm for contemporary works that makes the Art Series Hotel right at home in Bendigo.

Beyond the expected art forms, Bendigo is also home a plethora of antique shops worth exploring. Think pre-loved art and furniture, vintage fashion finds and the odd hidden gem, if an easel isn’t within your souvenir budget, something antique will be. Days can be spent getting lost beyond the buzzing streets in absolute wonderlands of treasures with a back story.

The Art Series Hotel is one of the many products of Bendigo’s art fever combined with clever use of artistic passion and design. It’s minimalist but so luxurious at the same time and makes one feel as though they have just stepped into the art studio of the world’s leading artists. The relationship between calm and chaos, shadows and light and texture and colour creates a very happy medium that gels perfectly with Bendigo’s aesthetic.

Check out our complete Art Series Hotel Guide:  the Blackman Hotel || the Cullen Hotel Prahran || the Schaller Studio Bendigo || TOP things to do in Prahran || Olsen South Yarra || Melbourne Travel Guide

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ACCOMMODATION, NSW

HOW TO FIND YOUR OWN FASTER WAY TO SUCCESS – AFTER AN INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY STAY

February 17, 2017

I’ve been to Sydney plenty of times but my las trip was different – I stayed at InterContinental Sydney.

There are so many hotels to choose from, bosting roof-top pools, spas, honeymoon deluxe suites and everything in between but InterContinental Sydney is rejecting the hotel cookie cutter mold. So what makes it at the top of our destination list?

 A truly memorable stay with InterContinental Sydney, with exclusive benefits and uninterrupted views over Sydney Harbour including the Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay, are the perks of the city’s most elusive and coveted club.

We’re joking. It’s as easily accessible as upgrading to the Club Room. No secret passwords needed here. Another kind of club you’re going to want to get in on is the Supper Club. It involves 27 champagnes ranging from Taittinger to Duval, Leroy to Ruinart. Read on for details.

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MBFWA16, STREET STYLE, SYDNEY, WOMEN

STREET STYLE – NATASHA CHIEW – SYDNEY FASHION DESIGNER AND HER OWN DESIGN

February 14, 2017

Natasha Chiew (@n.x.c_ ) wearing: her grad collection, which was based on the architecture of Islamic mosques and shrines. She created these geometric pleated structures based and inspired from the architecture. This set is drawn from photographs of the pleating moulds she created herself, and then had prints made up of.

Photo by @Bloggers_boyfriend / @Streetstyle_Official

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CONNOLLY ENGLAND, MINIMAL, OUTFIT, WINTER

CONNOLLY ENGLAND CASHMERE ROB COAT

February 12, 2017

Connolly presents its Autumn Winter 2016 Classic fashion collection and Driving Wear along with new leather accessories and bags, bringing together Connolly’s motoring heritage, design and tailoring.

All Connolly products are designed and made using the best fabrics, yarns and materials sourced and made in Britain and Europe to guarantee quality, longevity and an ethical conscience and sustainability.

AVAILABLE AT NO.4 CLIFFORD STREET AND AT MRPORTER.COM

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