The Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore held a Guo Pei exhibition showcasing 29 masterpieces by the Chinese couturière. Raised in Beijing, one can see the influences of imperial art and mythology – with dragons, phoenix, the use of gold and symbolism in outfits. This was one of the best exhibitions I saw this year in July […]

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Picked this book up out of curiosity thinking it’d be in the genre of chick lit, but French Chic was one snooze pill and I have to confess I didn’t finish it. Well, I am married to a French man and have been to France dozens of times, through the villages, French Riveria where women carry […]

Recently I was introduced to a lovely lady Robyn at one of the International Ladies Club Macau (ILCM) events. She has a treasure trove of vintage – let’s just start with her wardrobe and she’s holding a charity event next week: Saturday  24th  3.00pm  –  5.00pm.  @  the  Nova  Park  Apartments  Taipa   Meet  in  […]

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Now that the Lady Gaga steak dress saga has quietened down, it’s time to look at women, meat, art and feminism. Flavorpill had an interest post, alluding to the 1964 art video “Meat Joy” by feminist artist Carolee Schneemann. The NY Times describes it: ““eight bodies ecstatically cavorting with wet paint, plastic, rope, paper scraps, […]

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While more eyes are on the Chinese design/art/fashion scape, the Chinese media has also done an excellent job hosting large scale events, promoting and faciliating the cultural exchanges with the rest of the world. Shortly after the media launch by Casa Abitare and Italian publishing giant Rizzoli to kick start the London/ Beijing Design Week […]

I was geeking about with the lomo application on the iphone and am quite pleased with the photo effects of it. Last week, I popped over to an exhibition that merges art with fashion, layering all sorts of textures, with textiles and synthetic materials. And Chinese artist Peng Wei known for her paper paintings had […]

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I’m an old fashioned diner and don’t appreciate the theatre of dining. However, I love it when chefs get so boldly creative, it borders on art. Beijing-based Brian Mckenna is a conceptual chef extraordinaire. Friday’s event saw his team catering to god knows how many fashionistas and models that popped by for the event on […]