Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

BoF Fashion Pioneers: Nick Knight

Something to share, words and wisdom from my all-time inspiration, Nick Knight.
Taken from @_BoF_ tweets, here are some quotes from the interview:

Nick Knight: "I took up the arts to prove something to myself... It quickly became an addiction.
A curse as well as a pleasure."

NK: "Ever since I started in photography I wanted to change it."

NK: "Photography has killed itself off through it's lack of ability to be redefined."

NK: "Clothes are designed to be shown in movement. The original idea for SHOWstudio was a monthly VHS."

NK: "Fashion is poorly communicated by the media. It's a lot more interesting than that."

NK: "Lee McQueen turned that fashion show into entertainment... Turning it into entertainment is the key to it."

NK on the state of the industry: "There is a sea change ahead."

NK: "In my opinion fashion film should be non-narrative. The narrative is already imbued in the clothing."

NK: "In the same way that fashion photography is different to photography, fashion film is different to film."

NK: "To make a fashion film, all I need is a camera, a model and one light."

NK: "We're not waiting for technology. Technology is waiting for us."

NK: "None of my children read magazines... Fashion will be shaped by the Internet."

NK: "Heart and mind" are the most important tools for imaging-making.

Nick Knight: "Film died some years ago. I don't miss it. Photography has fundamentally changed."

NK: "There are times when you question the (ethic, social) validity of fashion."

NK: "The fashion industry is so narrow in terms of the shapes, the races. You have to accept alternatives."

NK: "Our society is not well represented in fashion. It should be."

PS: I'm such a freak, I literally recorded this show with my pocket camera!! :P

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Don't Miss It: BoF Fashion Pioneers, Nick Knight


Live streaming

Watch the broadcast of the Business of Fashion's latest 'Fashion Pioneers' interview with SHOWstudio.com founder and director Nick Knight live, from 18:30 GMT / 02:30 WIB on Friday 26 November 2010 / Saturday 27 Nov 2010 (Jakarta Time).


Click here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bof-fashion-pioneers-nick-knight


Friday, November 26, 2010

Wanderlust Hotel: Singapore

Another new unique boutique hotel to try when you're down in Singapore!
Located in Little India with 4-thematic levels and 29 rooms ready to serve the travelers hungry soul a taste of experience.
Originally a school that was built in 1920s, Wanderlust is designed by the award-winning Singapore design agencies so every room has their own creative unique-ness.

I sure does wanna try this hotel in my next visit to Singapore!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Dying Swan

A dying swan never looked as sad & so beautiful as this one.


Our latest magazine commission will be out soon.
DREAMS magazine will hit the racks all around Asia next month.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SHIMA (the label) will be back. Soon.

It's been so long since my last post! It was not my intention to have been neglecting the blog.
But it has been a 'long & winding' road pour moi these couple months. I have decided to temporarily stop producing clothes. I repeat, temporarily. And may I say it again, TEMPORARILY.

It is shocking and sad. But better things needs to be done.
Due to our (as in me & my husband's) big plan in establishing JAYSU Photography. I will be focusing more on working out the system and management, and also the creative direction. Though on my spare time I still do some stylings/photoshoots/sketching&designing/making clothes as my utmost joyful moments.

It's love. It's family.
Sometimes you gotta pull back a little and see the bigger picture and sacrifice.
You'll get more in the end.

SHIMA will be back soon. Soon enough you won't be noticing.