My 2012: Looking back, moving forward
The start of a new year is always a great time to look back and reflect on the many wonderful people, places, opportunities and experiences the last year brought me. I feel grateful for the opportunities I was given to work with new designers, brands, and photographers, and to travel to so many new and exciting places. The biggest change for me in 2012 was my decision to leave Beijing and move to London. Saying goodbye to good friends, and settling in to a new country and life is challenging – but I knew that I was ready for a new chapter. I’m looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring!
Finally, I want to say a huge thank you for all your continuing support and lovely comments, you make blogging all worth it!
Introducing: Alicia Lee from WillowWillow
Hey lovely readers
Today, I’m excited to be able to bring you an interview with none other than fabulous Chinese fashion designer, Alicia Lee! Alicia’s label WillowWillow includes both fiercely beautiful couture pieces (remember that beautiful mermaid dress and Queen of Spades look I showed you?), as well as a sophisticated ready-to-wear line. Here she shares some of her very frank insights about her experience as a designer and the Chinese fashion industry – I hope you find it as interesting as I do!
I’ve also included some photos from the last two shoots we did together – photos by Mirko Iannace and Adriana Lica. And if you live in Beijing, you can check out more at her store in Sanlitun!
Summer photoshoot fun!
Darling readers, please forgive me!
I have been terrible with posting recently as things have been so hectic since arriving in London. Living out of a suitcase, moving around the city while I try to find an apartment, and dashing off to interviews – I’ve hardly had anytime to take photos, let alone blog or even read my favourite blogs! Being in London is amazing though – this city has a real buzz about it, and I love how cosmopolitan it is! You can meet people from all over the world here, and there is always so much going on. Oh, and did I mention I ran into one of my favourite bloggers in Mango on Tuesday?! When I’m a bit more settled I promise to start sharing more of it all with you!
In the meantime, I wanted to show you the results of a ‘summer’ themed photoshoot we did during my last week in Beijing. It was another fun collaboration with Adriana Lica, and one of my lovely friends and a super talented makeup artist, Grace Ma. Grace is part of the MeiLi Style team (check out my post on MeiLi here, if you haven’t already!) and is such a sweetheart! Which shot do you like best?