August 17, 2012

CindiddyTV: NOKIA x ELLE

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Here’s a piece of my Hong Kong from me to you. It’s the tamer side of Hong Kong when it’s not caught in a typhoon storm like the city at the moment. Subscribe to our channel, and make sure to have a great weekend!!

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Cdy

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August 10, 2012

CindiddyTV: A GLIMPSE


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We revisit the past in a video that I shot completely on my Nokia phone. It’s a peek into a day in the life of Cindiddy, made when I was doing the Nokia x Elle Search for the Next Style Correspondent. Maybe I should update the video and make another day in the life of Cindiddy to show you guys what I’m up to and the crazy city that is Hong Kong. What do you think? Hope you all have a great weekend! And as always, please subscribe to our channel (YouTube, Vimeo, and Youku)!

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Cdy

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August 3, 2012

CindiddyTV: LES ARTISTES HONG KONG


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Last year, Electric sekki worked together with Daniel Garriga and HKHQ.tv to film and produce a video about a collective of artists in Hong Kong called “Les Artistes”. In the video, you can spot different creative people like fashion blogger Christing C. of Fashion Hedonism, DJ Eve Speciall, Alan See of the Armourey shop, and many more (me!). It’s nice to see the growth of creativity and innovation in Hong Kong, but what sets the real artists apart from the others is their influence. Samantha Kelly from Electric sekki, who was also present that day to coordinate the shoot, is the perfect example of an influential and versatile artist in the fashion industry. She will continue to inspire all of us and will be missed, but that’s the nice thing about art– it is eternal. Please make sure you subscribe to our channels on Youtube, Vimeo, and Tudou!

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Cdy

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July 27, 2012

CindiddyTV: BTS: SEARCH FOR THE NEXT STYLE CORRESPONDENT BY ELLE & NOKIA


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Let’s revisit the past, and take a look at a behind the scenes video of the search for a style correspondent, sponsored by Elle and Nokia. They took me on my first fashion week in New York, where I got to see the shows and meets tons of creative and inspiring people. Watching the video reminds me of the energy of the city and the whole group of people that we worked with. Who knew that it would only be the start to my coverage of fashion week! Have a great weekend, and subscribe to our channel on Youtube, Tudou, and Vimeo!

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Cdy

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July 20, 2012

CindiddyTV: ALL ROADS LEAD TO CENTRAL/CENTRAL


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Back in November 2011, I was asked to be part of the “All Roads Lead to Central/Central” video for the grand opening of the Central/Central store in of course, Central, Hong Kong. Wearing all these beautiful clothes and running around all of Hong Kong was a really nice way to appreciate the place I get to call home (although it was painful running around in such high heels!). Check out the video filmed by HKHQ.tv and styled by Priscilla I’Anson, and please subscribe to our channels on Youtube, Vimeo, and Tudou!

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Cdy

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July 13, 2012

CindiddyTV: CLOSET INTERVIEW ON STYLELIKEU


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Just wanted to share with you Cindiddy.com’s first ever video interview on Styelikeu! At New York Fashion Week 2011, I was stopped outside the Theysken’s Theory show by the founder of the site. We quickly organized the shoot and here’s the finished product. (Excuse my awkwardness in the video, I was SO nervous!) Check out all the other videos on our CindiddyTV channel, and subscribe to our Vimeo, YouTube, and Tudou!
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Cdy

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July 6, 2012

CindiddyTV: DIY ROSE HEADBAND


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It’s finally Friday (thank goodness) which means that we’re bringing you a new installment of CindiddyTV, but this time we’re changing it up a bit. I’ve always been interested in DIY projects, especially if it’s something simple and quick, so to launch our first DIY video, I’m sharing with you an easy-to-make flower headband. Inspired by Lana Del Rey and her Born to Die music video, it’s a fun accessory that’s perfect for summer time. Hope you enjoy it, and stay tuned for more! This is the first of many yet to come. Watch our other videos on our Vimeo, Tudou, and Youtube.

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Cdy

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June 30, 2012

CindiddyTV: CINDIDDY HOSTS LEVI’S X VITAMIN WATER EVENT

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of working with Levi’s and Vitamin Water to host a DIY jeans event at the Levi’s store in Times Square, Causeway Bay. To prepare for the event, Levi’s needed some DIY ideas for their line of skinny ankle jeans. Was nervous to see how everyone’s jeans would turn out, but all the bloggers that came to the event had a lot of fun! Check out the event and our finished jeans.

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A huge thank you to Levi’s and Vitamin Water for allowing me to host the event and Nicholas Wong from Rootz marketing communications for helping us put everything together! Please subscribe to CindiddyTV for updates (YouTubeVimeoTuDou).

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Cdy

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June 22, 2012

CindiddyTV: ONE ON ONE WITH CHARLES MUNKA

We had the great opportunity of hanging out with French artist Charles Munka at JOYCE Central at the end of May, where we spoke about his art installation in the shop. Influenced by hip hop, street culture, and various big cities, his work is an interesting mix of contemporary, urban, and maybe even abstract art. Born in Lyon, France, Munka has moved from Tokyo to Shanghai and now Hong Kong, making him a truly nomadic artist.

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One on One with Charles Munka:

-Please talk about your current installation at Joyce. What is it about?

They’re a mix of cultural references, personal experiences, stories all mixed together on canvas and the interaction between all these things. These are Japanese imagery found in the streets. You can find different numbers that relate to me, my personal life.

I like moving to the cities. I was studying art in France and I dropped out of school as I was trying to see the world.

All the juxtaposition of all these things ultimately are going to create some composition that work. I’ve always been interested in the Russian alphabet. If you look well, you can probably find a bunch of Japanese characters. I lived in Japan for about a year. The feeling of the installation could be looked at as some kind of extraction site because on the floor the base is made of diesel layouts from ancient Egyptian ruins.

-What struggles or discoveries have you made as an artist?

You can go on and on and on forever. Erase everything and just start again. You just need to catch the right moment. You can’t look up to other things too much. You know, just feel it and go for it and keep doing it.

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A big thank you to the JOYCE Hong Kong team and Charles Munka for taking the time to talk to us! We always love seeing different kinds of art and fresh talent, and hopefully Hong Kong will bring in more artists for us to share. Please subscribe to CindiddyTV for updates (YouTubeVimeoTuDou).

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Cdy

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June 16, 2012

CindiddyTV: FIRE BIBLE BY HAN HUO HUO

A few weeks ago, my friend and esteemed fashion blogger from China, Han Huo Huo visited Hong Kong to shoot for his new style book, fittingly named Fire Bible. I was so happy to be part of the book! It was a fun shoot filled with three outfit changes, lots of laughs, and plenty of black and gold accessories. After the shoot, we went one on one with Han Huo Huo to talk to him about his book and what fashion means to him.

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One on One with Han Huo Huo:

-Can you tell us about your book?
We were thinking about the first book for a long time. Nearly three years. I talked about a project for Swarovski before but you had no time you were in London. When we took the project with Swarovski, we did the styling of all my friends, and suddenly I thought that’s what I want to do. So here is the book. It’s me and my friends, and I will do all the styling. And the name, there’s no Chinese name—Fire Bible. And it has different years, year by year, you know every year, they have two seasons of the fashion trends. The people change and the fashion trends are different every year every season, but the same thing that never changes is the friendships. Fashion changes friendships stay.

Every year is different. Maybe five years later or ten years later. You can imagine there is a wall. It’s a wall with ten different years’ pictures of yourself. It’s very amazing.

-How did you come up with the styling for everybody?

I think some of my friends told me that I made everybody look like me. I didn’t want to do that but I have to admit it’s the truth. There’s the black and gold, some gold accessories. I didn’t want to do that but I couldn’t control myself when I did the styling. I hate that. I like this. So everybody is me.

-When is the book coming out?
I think maybe this September or maybe later in October. October is my birthday, so maybe I think that my first book is a new birth of myself, a new beginning, and a new history of my background.
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Can’t wait to see how the book turns out, and thanks again for having me! Please subscribe to CindiddyTV for updates (YouTubeVimeoTuDou).

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Cdy

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June 8, 2012

CindiddyTV: INTERVIEW WITH ISABEL MARANT

The third Isabel Marant store in Hong Kong opened on the 18th of May, where the laidback, charming designer spoke with us about her work ethic and what inspires her to create better collections every season. Located on Ice House Street in Central, the shop is designed with French sensibilities, keeping everything natural and spacious (or as spacious as you can get in Hong Kong anyway). We love her mix of tomboy basic pieces and fun casual dresses, but you should stop by the shop, check out the collection and decide for yourself.
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Interview with Isabel Marant:
Since it’s so important to bring certain soul into creation, to bring something that’s a part of me, it’s something that I try to offer. And for me, as I was saying, it’s very important that I’m involved in everything that I’m creating and that’s why I still have a small team because I need to be behind everything that I’m creating.

Now the world is totally crowded with fashion images. It’s almost disgusting to me in a way. Being part of this industry, I’m asking myself a lot of questions like what is going to make a difference, why are people going to go to my collections rather than other collections. Like Victoria Beckham for example, she buys a lot from my collections, and for me she’s not an Isabel Marant girl at all. But in a way she is also, and it pleases me a lot. Like Bernadette Chirac, our ex-wife of the President, she loves my blouse. She says, “Oh, I love your blouse”, and that’s very sweet to me.”
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Big thanks to everyone at i.t and Isabel Marant! The launch party was a lot of fun. CindiddyTV is now in full gear. Please subscribe to CindiddyTV for updates (YouTube, Vimeo, TuDou) How are you liking it? Any suggestions for us, we’d love to hear from you!
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Cdy

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June 2, 2012

CindiddyTV: ONE ON ONE WITH ALEXANDER WANG

Alexander Wang paid a visit to Hong Kong on May 16 for the launch of his first store in the city. I had the chance to get the first look into the 1600 square feet store and speak to Wang himself about his thoughts on expanding to China and his work in the fashion industry. Although the store is in an exclusive location that doesn’t carry the foot traffic of stores in Causeway Bay or Central, it was the perfect spot for the fun launch party thrown in honor of the creative, young designer held later that night.
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One on One with Alexander Wang:
-How do you like Hong Kong?
I love Hong Kong. You know, Hong Kong—the energy, it’s so robust. It’s always exciting to come back here. I wish I had a couple more days here. I wish I had more time to spend here but I can’t.
-What do you think about Hong Kong fashion?
There’s so much diversity here. The way people approach fashion, I don’t think there’s a singular look. It’s a lot more diverse. It’s more experimental.
-Do you feel a lot of pressure in the fashion industry?
I think a little bit of pressure is always healthy to know that you always have to prove to people that you can do more, that you can evolve and with each collection, it’s never done. You finish a collection and it’s on to the next one. It’s a constant cycle, so you have to live in the moment and you have to appreciate everything you’ve done or achieved but at the same time, it’s knowing that there’s always more to learn and more to do that has kept me on my toes to push forward and do better.
-How do you usually deal with that pressure?
I have great friends and great family. To know that I have all these people that I can lean on, that’s definitely number one for me.
-What’s your opinion on social media in the fashion industry?
I think it’s great. I think the thing for us, as a young designer, to be a brand that has most creatives as part of this generation that is so used to social media that goes with the pressure to utilize those tools and to use those outlets. For us, we’ve always been open to new ideas and being innovative but at the same time, we always are true to ourselves and we work with people who can represent us in only the ways that we feel are most like our brand and authentic. It’s not just about we like all bloggers all over the world. It’s like we like this blogger, she has a very unique point of view. That’s kind of our approach.
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Thank you Awang and Joyce HK for being so amazing! Stay tuned for more videos!!
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Let us know what you think! and how we can improve our videos to make them more interesting!
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Cdy

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October 16, 2011

CINDIDDY X ELECTRIC SEKKI

Back in July, Electric sekki proudly partnered up with 10 of Hong Kong’s most inspirational creatives for our Les Artistes initiative.  We worked with the extremely talented New York-based photographer,Daniel Garriga, and local photographic production agency, Elite Photography, to shoot 10 hand-selected bright young things in industries ranging from blogging to architecture to media production to music.  The result?  A gorgeous summer’s day jam-packed with tons of fun, lots of beautiful FW ‘11 clothing, and even a brief painting session!

It was such an honor to work with and be surrounded by so many talented, cool people for a whole afternoon, and it’s safe to say that we’ve all become such great friends as a result of this fabulous collaboration.  Hong Kong can often feel suffocating and full of people who work pretty standard 9-to-6 desk jobs, but if you look closely, you’ll find a wonderfully gifted and unique set of individuals striving to make their own stylish mark on the world.  See HKHQ.tv capture an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the Les Artistes initiative below.

Les Artistes features: Janice Lee of Popbee, Cindy Ko of Cindiddy, Christing Chang of Fashion Hedonism, Denise Lai of SuperWowOMG, Eve Smith aka DJ Eve Speciall, Alan See of The Armoury, Omar Khan of The Omar Khan Collective, Boris Burgess of HKHQ.tv, JJ Acuna of The Wanderlister+and Jack Leung of The Yours.

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Cdy

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September 21, 2011

OUR FINALE: VIDEO


SO much to say but i have exactly 12 minutes left. (to be continued)

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Cdy

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July 29, 2011

CindiddyTV: SISTERHOOD

It’s unfortunate and sometimes cruel that we as human beings have down times. When you reach a certain age or when you have experienced a decent amount of bullshit, you sometimes think to yourself wtf have i done to deserve any of this. You let yourself dwell a bit, cry a bit, hide a little bit. Time goes by and you realize that the hard thing…sometimes …is just admitting to yourself of how good you have it and how it really isn’t so darn bad. Because we all have this selfish trait in us, where we like to feel bad for ourselves and make excuses.

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Cdy

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July 25, 2011

CindiddyTV: Longchamp opening

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