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Backstage Designer Weekend 2012

So this is what it's like being backstage before a show. Try having a second hand experience through these photos as I enjoyed it thoroughly.

All photos are courtesy of Dhanisha of The Little Lady Photography.
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The First Show

  I had the honor of being asked to present my designs at Designers Weekend. An event that seeks out upcoming and Malaysian designers in the various creative industries. It was a perfect match for me as I didn't fancy throwing my designs just anywhere, so I gathered a team for this event.

Arrival, rehearsals & make-up were under way. 

It was exciting but I had that nagging feeling that something would go wrong. Twas my first time actually presenting my own designs. I mean I've done interviews and public speaking before but nothing like this. I was a little worried about the song choice as the audiences may not understand it as it isn't exactly 'mainstream',  and on top of that, even the organizers were saying that it might lack the 'bang'. But, somebody did remind me, the whole point of the song choice was to be different which is what VING MING is all about anyway. 

Fast forward to runway time and awaiting for our queue.

All in black with leather jackets, I think the VING MING models looked fierce. I have to thank Wolfgang for sponsoring his fabulous printed tops which added to that rocker feel to the shoes. The models were to strut out with attitude and just about the announcing of the label began, I gave a small pep talk to ease them into the mood. 

And the music kicked in with the sound of the bass guitar and the show began. 

All photos are by Haqeem N.
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Queen Kate Moss

Honestly, I'm not understanding the whole Kate Moss idolizing. The world always seems to need to put someone on a pedestal and glorify them. Even if their achievements aren't exactly extraordinary. It could be the case here. I'm pretty neutral about her though. I do like her look, she is the "anti-supermodel" and she is the chameleon model but am just not that in love with her. Sorry. Not that it matters anyhow.

Oh look, she's now gotten another book about her.

Created in collaboration with celebrated art director and editor Fabien Baron, AnOther Magazine founder and editor-in-chief Jefferson Hack and Jess Hallett, the book explores and follows her career from schoolgirl waif to one of our era’s most recognizable and iconic faces in the fashion world. Apparently, to emphasize Kate Moss's versatility in her modelling career, the book comes with 8 different covers. A very clever business decision by the editor Fabien to milk those Kate Moss groupies. 

I kid. Kate Moss is awesome.

So, do enjoy the preview photos. Personally, I'd buy the book just for the pretty pictures.

Kate: The Kate Moss Book is released in November 2012, published by Rizzoli

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The "Le Début" Preview


Navy Blue Patent & Gold Toe Cap
Heel Height: 110 cm 


Black Suede & Gold Mirror Finish Platform
Heel Height: 110 cm 


Red Patent Straps & Black Suede
Heel Height: 100 cm 


Fuschia Python Scales Straps & Orange Patent Wedge
Heel Height: 110 cm 


Faux Dalmation Print & Fuschia Inner Sole
Heel Height: 110 cm 
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