Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten at Fringe Club, Hong Kong
A cocktail party was hosted on November 29th to unveil the ‘Garment with Photography of James Reeve Landscapes’ exhibition by Dries Van Noten at The Fringe Club in Central. The exhibition was opened to the public between 30th November to 12th December. The Belgian designer especially flew in town for the event so lucky for those of us who got to meet him in person. Oh boy, was I excited to meet him? Needless to ask, I love his work. Dries is as good as Tom Ford to me. Actually, better than Tom Ford! I’ve been in love with this label as long as I can remember and there was never one season or collection that I dislike. So nice to finally meet you!!!
mizzshopaholic (left), Dries Van Noten and HKshoegeek
On August 25th, my very cool auntie friend, my ex-boss Olivia Lee-Davies, took me to see the Mugler Autumn/Winter 2011 fashion show and party. I was so excited to meet Mugler’s muse of the moment, Rick Genest, a.k.a. Zombie Boy – just look at the blurry photos, our hands were shaking like mad!! Haha! (If you don’t know who Rick Genest is, have a look at these links: http://speedballzee.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/rick-genest-is-way-hotter-as-a-zombie/ or http://vipblog.orientalsunday.hk/yukilo/?p=5262 for some cool videos.) Equally exciting, was a chance to meet the fashion house’s creative director Nicola Formichetti, who is the stylist for Lady Gaga, and designers Romain Kremer and Sebastien Peigne. The evening began with an in-store cocktail at the Joyce Boutique in Central where the latest collection of the brand is being displayed, followed by a hot and steamy fashion show and party at the Western Market. My brother and sister and many of my blogger friends were there. We had so much fun! Take a look at the photos.
Alexander Wang Crew Neckline Leather Vest with concealed zip, shoulder panels and front pockets at Joyce SS11 Sale
marked down to HK$3,750
Sorry guys, I lost the receipt. I remember it was around HK$7,000 marked down to HK$3,750. Super soft real leather. I really like Alexander Wang nowadays, ever since I bought those t-shirts and leggings last summer. I think I get what I pay for, his prices are so fair and the quality is good. I’ve always wanted to buy a leather vest because I can wear it to work or wear it to play and since Hong Kong doesn’t get too cold, it’s better to have a sleeveless jacket so I won’t get too warm indoors. And if it does get cold, I can wear the vest under a big coat.
What an honour it was for me to meet Mr. Matteo Marzotto, chairman of French haute-couture house Vionnet, who was in town to host the Autumn/Winter 2011 preview at Joyce Boutique in Central on July 13. If you are not familiar with his last name, the Marzotto group is the world’s leading Italian textile manufacturer with a history that dates back to 1836. Is not hard to find this gentleman charming, stylish and well-dressed, after all, he was on the Vanity Fair’s 2009 International Best Dressed list. And if you are wondering who was the one that shook things up for Valentino so that now the brand has made it back on our wishlists, Mattoe Marzotto is the man – spearheading the brand as chairman, after his family, the Marzotto group, had acquired the fashion house in 2002. It was then after he has stepped down at Valentino in 2008 that Marzotto (and Gianni Castiglioni) acquired Vionnet with the aim to revive the Parisian label. So look out everyone, Vionnet for sure will be making a splash. Looking at the beautiful clothes on the clothing rail, you can see how Marzotto did what he said, that is, “to relaunch an idea of fashion that is contemporary, without forgetting the outstanding aspects of its history”. So what piece of history is there that we must not forget? Well, little did I know, Madeleine Vionnet, who established her label in 1912, was known as the Queen of the bias cut – the pioneer in introducing the bias cut to the world – famous for her talent in creating pieces that accentuated and draped to the female form and their movements. Today, Vionnet represents the perfect marriage between French haute-couture and ready-to-wear. The pieces are exceptionally well-made with the most luxurious materials and embellishment, the designs are clean, elegant, wearable, as well as functional all at the same time. Now, you’ll know what to look for next time you’re in store, but before that, see the gallery below for the items that I like. I have my eyes on those Giuseppe for Vionnet high heels, the electric blue lace-cut dress and those stunning evening gowns… oh, the list goes on and on. I want to wear them all. But first, I think I’ll wear the totally awesome gold bangle that I received as a press gift. Ahem, everyone, this also means that the best store in the whole wide world has recognised me as blogger. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Joyce, I love you!
(P.S. whoever picked the Maxim’s catering, you did a great job! The food was so so good!!)