Thursday, 25 April 2019

Re-creating Wong Kar Wai's aesthetic in photography

Wong Kar Wai is an international renowned film director from Hong Kong primarily known as the 'grandmaster' of Hong Kong cinema due to his unique cinematography and film style. I've always been a fan of the retro and vintage processing, especially colours in film photography. Wong Kar Wai takes all these elements to create a wonderful whirlwind of rich colours to execute themes in his movies. It's also the reason why I call it the 'Wong Kar Wai aesthetic'.

During my last trip to Vietnam, I specifically wanted to visit the Cafe Apartment in Saigon for a photoshoot due to its textured walls and small alleyways. The building was the perfect location for the photoshoot. My primary focus was to re-create the same burst of colours using neon lights from the building to capture a similar atmosphere that is depicted in Wong Kar Wai's films. Below are some photos I captured from the shoot.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Backpack: Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Soft Backpack Watch: Similar Lipstick: Nars Jungle Red  Baker Boy Cap: Ruslan Baginskiy Sunglasses: Lennon Sunglasses Boots: Raye Landon Boot Crop Top: Khatie fitted cropped tank top Skirt: Miu Miu Ponte Mini Skirt

I know it's not the weekend but I haven't curated a weekend styling in so longThe reason being my 2 favourite sources closed down - Polyvore and Fashiolista. I was devastated when Fashiolista shut down because it was my favourite platform to search for clothes to curate my collages. It was in the stages of upgrading and tweaking minor changes, until one day I visited the site again only to be welcomed with a 'we'll be back' landing page and then they disappeared altogether without any warning. We all know what happened to Polyvore when SSENSE suddenly acquired the company and til this day the parent company hasn't explained to why they shut down. So with these two regular platforms gone I had nothing to work with. I did try to gather other similar sources but there wasn't much variety of items to work with or it just felt very limited. 

I recently discovered URSTYLE which was created to be the second home for Polyvore users. Thankfully it has a similar interface and I can now get back to curating my styles again. Phew! However I will never get over Fashiolista....

Sunday, 7 April 2019


So I've been contemplating creating another Instagram account for design related posts and I'm thinking of executing pink and green shades to create a cohesive theme. I decided to whip up a mood board so I can see how well the colours work together. I think it looks quite appealing. I've also thought of using Pantone's 2019 colour of the year - 'Living Coral'.

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