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Monday, 26 November 2012

Givenchy for H&M next year?

H&M 的 Designer Collaboration 為的是能讓更多的人認識及接觸 designer brands, 從 2004 的 Karl Lagerfeld, 到近年的 Commes de Gacon,  Jimmy Choo, Lavin, Versace & Marni, 到這次的 Maison Martin Magiela, 讓 H&M 藉著 designer brand 打響名聲, 促進更多銷售機會, 也讓 designer brand 擁有 H&M 的客群

Maison Martin Margiela X H&M

讓許多人瘋狂在半夜就開始排隊的 Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

"The September Issue" of Vogue

Yesterday, in Managing Creative Team class, we had 2 options of documantary films to watch. One was "The September Issue" by R.J. Cutler, a 2009 American documentary film about the behind-the-scenes drama that follows editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her staff during the production of the September 2007documenting about how the US Vouge produced the issue, and the other was "Marc Jacobs".

I remembed the American series "Ugly Betty" and the film starring by Anne Hathaway "The Devil wears PRADA", that I always liked the the magazine environment stories. So I chose to watch "The September Issue"

Anna Wintour, was born is 1949, is the English-born editor-in-chief of American Vougue, and held the position since 1988. With her trademark bob haircut and sunglasses, Wintour has become an institution throughout the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers.

"The film revolves around the making of the Vogue September 2007 issue. It depicts the effort that goes into making the magazine, and the passion that Grace Coddington, a former model turned creative director and the only person who dares to stand up to Anna Wintour, has for the highly-regarded fashion magazine. In the film, Coddington is often portrayed as the leading victim to Wintour's aggressive personality. However, the relationship between Wintour and Coddington reveals itself to be symbiotic as Wintour recognizes Coddington's expertise and keen eye for design. In the end, Wintour approves most of Coddington's ideas and they appear in the final version of the September issue."

In the film, showed Anna Wintour's power and control, if she does not like the outcome, then it's a NO, and Grace Coddington would have to re-do the photoshoots again. Her power and influences, is not just within the Vogue magazine, many designers is also afraid of her, such as Stefano Pilati, the creative director of Yevs Saint Laurent and Jean-Paul Gaultier. It feels that her opinion is the most important.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Marshmallow Challenge

Today is the official term start for the MA Fashion Business Management course.

We had an introductory lecture for Managing Creative Teams in the Fashion Business.

We were separated into 6 groups for this module for the group project.

We played a game called "The Marshmallow Challenge" which was introduced from the Ted Talk.

The challenge was to build the tallest tower in 18min. Each group of 5 were given 20 spaghettis, a string, a bit of celetape and a marshmallow to be placed on the top. The tower has to be free to be lifted, not stuck to the table.

It sounds simple, but it's not as easy as you think. The spaghetti is quite weak and easy to break. Unfortunately, our group did not manage to have a stable tower. However, it was fun, and a way to get to work with the group mates immediately.

From my observation I still cannot see too much each group member's personality and ability. I just hope we will be able to work well together for this module.

That's it for today! I am gonna work ob case study now. If you like my blog posts, please come back again, a please follow me on Facebook www.facebook.com/dressupshopaholic

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Minnie Mouse @ LFW

Minnie Mouse seemed to be in the trend recently!

See the Minnie Mouse Pieces by different designers!

London Fashion Week - Day 2

So here I am at LFW!

It's amazing to see all the people around wearing the pieces they think its the most fashionable and attracts attentions!

Shopaholic for Baby Girl 1

Shopaholic has been stopped shopping continuously for a long time, only once in a while.

Recently the Olympic & Paralympic has just finished.

Shopaholic bought some clothes for my future niece "ni ni"!

Can't wait for her to wear it!!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Few month ago I went to Pure London - an exhibition for fashion buyers

From one of the social media talks I got to know this website called Pinterest

The users are able to repin the pictures and photos they saw on the website into different category of boards they created.

Follow me on Pinterest! ;) http://pinterest.com/jwchiang/

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Coming Back Soon...

I have been negleting this blog for a few month now...

But I will be back soon!

Stay tuned!