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Panda-mania

If you were in Hong Kong during July, it would have been hard to escape the panda mania resulting from the 1600 Pandas exhibition at PMQ. 1600 paper mache pandas – 1600 being the number of living pandas left in the world – were created by French artist Paulo Grangeon in collaboration with the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) to raise awareness for the conservation of endangered animals. A sneak pic from behind the curtain before the pandas were revealed to the media… How fitting that I’m wearing a black and white tunic by Marios at the 1600 Pandas opening ceremony… To celebrate the 1600 Pandas, the shops at PMQ were invited t...

Styling Musings

I was recently asked “how do you style?” by a fashion student. This simple question made me think about what I do and my creative process, and also made me reflect on what styling means in the age of social media and digital fashion. Let me start by saying there is no right or wrong when it comes to putting together creative work…everyone has a different method. For me, creativity comes naturally but a big part of it is also working with other experienced and creative people to learn and develop ideas. Having my own brand has been the best learning experience, not just in terms of learning how to run a business, designing and ...
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How ASOS Girls Wear It

Back home in London, the online store ASOS needs no introduction. It is the number 1 online fashion destination offering its own affordable collections as well as stocking a selection of contemporary brands. I was lucky enough to be invited to design an exclusive range of jumpers for them a couple of seasons ago. Please click on the below links to see more… Elizabeth Lau x ASOS – Elizabeth Lau x ASOS On Bargainista Fashionista – Elizabeth Lau x ASOS Interview – Behind The Scenes Of Our ASOS Shoot – "Lau-vely Jubbly!" Shoot On Fashion Up – "Lau United" On Style Bubble Anyway, when I was last in London, I caught up with fr...
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The Game Ruler

“A creative director is not about designing a product, it’s about designing a whole story. He has to have his own style in his creativity, nuture his creativity, be resilient, super hard working and focused. Most importantly, he has to have a dream…” …and Floriane De Saint Pierre should know. She is the matchmaker of the high fashion world, marrying designers to brands. She is the force that recommended Hedi Slimane to YSL (now Saint Laurent), Christopher Bailey to Burberry and Alexander Wang to Balenciaga. I always admire and am in awe of forward thinking women who run their own business and who are mothers too. Here’s a s...

Meet Bernstock Speirs

The Bernstock Speirs hat shop, open since 2004, is on the northern tip of the famous Brick Lane, away from the hustle and bustle of the shops, galleries and curry houses, as well as the weekend market crowds. The shop location quietly reflects the Bernstock Speirs brand – cool, off beat, away from the main stream and a style leader. In fact, their pom pom hat with veil was recently copied by retail giant Aldo, but luckily withdrawn from sale after highlighted on Twitter by my cousin Style Bubble no less. I sat down for tea and a natter with the lovely and funny Paul Bernstock and Thelma Speirs back in July at their atelier… ...