Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fashion TV Diamond Party 2011 @Attica

22nd Sept, 2011 ~ Secured us(me & my guy) an invitation to the Fashion TV Diamond Party at Attica, Clarke Quay. On the way from the cabstand, I saw an F1 racing car on display. Incidentally, the Singapore Grand Prix aka the F1 Night Race was starting off on the next night. Since I'd arrived early for the Attica event, I took the opportunity to get some pics with the F1 car.

F1 Hamster! =P

The queue at Attica started at 9pm. Sharmian, a model whom I'd worked together with in an event, was supposed to meet me outside Attica, but at the last minute, told me that she will be late. Met a couple of friends in the queue & we went in together. Nath with Zi Han showed up a little later.

With Shun Jian @Fashion TV Diamond Party.

With friends @Attica.

Sharmian turned up quite a while later.

With Sharmian @Fashion TV Diamond Party 2011.

The event featured a lingerie fashion show by Sorella & music spin by Vietnamese supermodel DJ, Angie Vu Ha.

Sorella Lingerie Fashion Show
Sexy Lingerie Models

One of the 'special' feature in the fashion show is a gay dancer wearing lingerie completed with stockings. His performance seems to be well received by the crowd.

Gay Dancer

Not easy to get good pics of the lingerie models as it was very packed with many guys crowding the runway. Well, what do you expect when there's a show involving pretty girls in lingerie? xD

Thrills For Guys

At the grand finale, supermodel DJ, Angie Vu Ha took to the runway wearing lingerie & a headphone. Many guys, including Shun Jian beside me went wild, woo-wooing, drooling & eyes transfixed on her enormous boobies. I dunno how good she can spin as I'm not a DJ or in this line of work, but I guess with those boobs, she doesn't need much skills to be popular. When Angie Vu Ha was spinning, you should see the number of guys whose face was stuck to the glass panel separating the DJ console from the dance floor. LOL! =P

Grand Finale with supermodel DJ, Angie Vu Ha
Musical Undies

At the event, a diamond pendent worth S$18,000 was to be given away to the most fashionable/sexiest dressed lady in the audience. The pendant was from official jewellery sponsor, Czarl. The event officials accompanied by a videographer went around selecting & videoing girls for the prize. I was 1 of the selected & videoed, dancing sillily while holding the event placard, for a good long minute. I have no idea who won that diamond pendent. Later, when we met 1 of the organizers, we asked who won & got a vague answer: "Another girl won it." Given that & without an official announcement, we'd strong suspicion it was just a gimmick. Well, never mind... we had a good time & enjoyed ourselves. Cya at the next event!

Insurgence Loves Fashion TV Diamond


Monday, September 26, 2011

World Runway Premiere/Fashionquake Aid 2011

Sunday, 18th Sept, 2011 ~ Touted as the fashion event of the year & not to be missed, World Runway premiered on 18th September at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. 8 teams from countries around the world battled it out on the runway. Aspiring fashion stars from Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, UK & USA took part in the challenge, creating street fashion with pieces bought from local shops within a period of just 2 days. Each participating county’s team will consist of 3 members, the fashion director, make-up artist & hair stylist. Their aim is to share with Singaporean ladies, street-fashion that is practical and affordable. There were 2 rounds in the contest. Furthermore, a portion of the profits from the event will be donated as Fashionquake Aid to natural disaster relief activities around the world.

Being a non-conformist, I don't indulge in current fashion. Had not bought or read any fashion magazine. Ask me anything regarding fashion & I will give you a blank stare. Drop some names of famous fashion brands & I might know just a very few, but I don't know where their outlet(s) are. Not that I'm uninterested in fashion. In my opinion, local fashion is disappointing & big fashion names are, to me, just names, nothing special. What I wanted is uniqueness or to express my individualism, not blindly follow what everyone is wearing.
So when a friend asked me whether I wanna be a cheerleader for the World Runway fashion show, I took the opportunity to see what international concept of street fashion can be, especially with items bought at local shops.
Before entering the venue, mini flags were distributed to us by the organizers.

Flag-waving CheerHamster =P

We went in early & were told to wave our flags & cheer as loud as possible whenever something happened on the runway. The event was supposed to start at 5pm, but was delayed. The audience was only allowed in at about 5.30pm.

Audience @World Runway Premiere

A male singer came out, sang a song in a language which I don't recognized & went back in. It was as if the singer was randomly selected from some backstage staff/crew/helpers & thrown out to entertain the crowd because of the delay. For about an hour after the singer disappeared, nothing happened except the video playing repeatedly on the big screen. It was quite badly organized. We were bored by the waiting. The only consolation is, we were there for free & seated just beside the runway whereas the nearest of those who bought ticket were at least 20 meters away.

Beside the runway @World Runway Premiere

It was not until 6.30pm that the show started off the 1st round with the presentation of the team from France.

French Vogue

Next on the runway is the team from Italy followed by the rest.

Italian Fashion

American Fad
Japanese Style
British Craze

When the British team presented their creations, I noticed almost every local around me & in the audience were in state of shock. There was a moment of silence & camera flash stopped popping. I believed I know the reason. To many conservative locals, my fashion was deemed as outrageous or shameless, scandalous. I'd been often told that I'm too daring. Their narrow mind couldn't accept anything beyond their shallow world. I believed many like-minds were in that audience. They were stunned by the UK team's concept of street fashion! Me, I love their creations! xD

Russian Design

Outrageous? To me, the Russian are that. I was at lost of what to think of their fashion sense when presented at World Runway. Even I don't dare walk out wearing bra outside my clothes! LOL! =P

Brazilian Look

Singaporean Trend

After all the teams had showcased their creations in the 1st round, 4 teams were selected as qualifying for the final round.

Going for final round

The qualifying teams were: France, Japan, Singapore & UK. I strongly suspected that since Singapore is the hosting country for the event, the Singapore team qualification was based on political necessity. Their designs were unremarkable. In my opinion, they are horrible! What's with those thick black-rimmed spectacles? And that silly looking Hello Kitty necklace? Get real! Are the Singapore team still in school or what?!? Should be ashamed of having only student standards when competing against international professionals! The Singapore team was completely outclassed!
I am strongly against this sort of bullshit because it deprived a better team of their rightful place in the final. The Singapore team gets my vow for the worst creative team in the event! They are a disgrace to the fashion world & to their country!

Round 2 kicked off with the uncreative Singapore team. Another display of dull. Fortunately, the other teams make up for it.

Singapore Bland
Japan Imagination
France Vision
British Creativity

And now for the grand finale with all the models & everyone involved waiting for the final result.

The Gathering of Models
Judges, organizers & participants waiting for the result.

When the result was announced, as I'd expected, the UK team won! Hooray! For their effort in creativity, they really deserve to win! Congratulations!
The UK team members are as follows:
• Simon Setter, Stylist ~ Team Leader
• Mike Adler, Stylist
• Begona Alegria, Hair & Makeup Artist

Congratulations to the UK team!

Final Result & Closing Ceremony

Watching World Runway had being quite an interesting experience. At the very least, it has shown that my fashion is not as outrageous as many locals had thought. LOL! =P


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mon, Sep 12, 2011 ~ It marked 八月十五 on the Lunar Calendar, which is Mid-Autumn Festival & it has been years since I last celebrated as a kid.

Back then, I've never knew about its significance. The only thing I knew about was, "Yay... It's time to carry lanterns!" & visiting places where they held Mid-Autumn Festival. I don't quite remember how many times & places where I was brought to during this festive season, however, I do remember there were many others who love carrying lanterns as I do & having mooncakes, especially those mooncakes that shaped like piglets, which I still love having them during this festive. XD

Celebrating Mid-Festival when I was a kid

So, last year in 2010, with a sense of nostalgic & reminiscence, I decided to play with lanterns again. Didn't celebrate much, as I couldn't due to my grandma's passing, we're not allowed to celebrate such festive for a year, but only took pictures as a formality & greetings to all my friends & fans. :)

Still playing with lantern when I'm grown up. =P

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Without fail, in 2011, it's Mid-Autumn once again. Playing with lanterns, hanging them up on tree & putting candles on it too. XD

Playing with my Bunny Lantern! XD