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Archive for October 18th, 2012

Reciprocity means no visa!

Are you one of these citizens around the world who have to submit to all kinds of indignities and humiliations to visit a foreign country? Like:

4 days of work to prepare the 100 papers (very personal) that European State embassies need…
2 weeks to get an appointment
2 other weeks to get the visa
total amount of over $400 dollars, not counting the extra expenses and time wasted…
I can say more…

Anne Kawala wrote: Bala visa: reciprocity means no visa

To the Schengen area States,

In virtue of the principle of reciprocity, we look forward that the same visa conditions be applied to nationals of the Schengen area as well as to those holding a Lebanese passport.

As European citizens are not required to have a visa to enter the Lebanese territories, we ask to apply the principle of reciprocity in this matter, and thus, allow Lebanese citizens to enter the Schengen area visa free.

The petition is meant to exempt Lebanses applying for short visits in the Schengen European States http://www.petitions24.net/bala_visa

For further information, please visit the Bala visa blog: http://balavisa.blogspot.com/

Note: For more details on how “underdeveloped State” citizens feel on the visa headache transaction: https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/visa-to-where-dignity-deficiencies-official-pre-humiliation-tactics/

Bonjour Singapore: A fashion blog? http://www.bonjoursingapore.com

I am not into fashion, not yet.

Occasionally, channel flipping locates me into the fashion shows: The same women, tall, flat chested, hair cropped short, or tucked in poney tails, legs that refuse to have an end…I am picking up a few fashion terms…

Rana is a Lebanese expatriate living in Singapore and she blog about fashion, mainly in Asia. She is covering fashion shows in Singapore and have a section on Lebanese up-and-coming designers  http://www.bonjoursingapore.com/search/label/beirut

Rana felt tired of all the war and politics, it’s nice to think about the positive things we have back home… one of us has to look at the bright side from time to time.

WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2012

Digital Fashion Week: Guo Pei.  Q&A on her exquisite designs coveted by Lady Gaga

 It I were to describe Guo Pei’s creations, couture or haute couture wouldn’t begin to describe it. There probably aren’t enough words in the dictionary to suitably describe her outrageous creations.
Anyone who says “fashion can’t be art” has clearly never laid eyes on anything from China’s top designer whose pieces all look like they stepped out of the most over the top gallery and museum in history.

Taking Chinese history and its rich culture as her inspiration, Guo Pei makes no compromise when it comes to creating and crafting exquisite gowns, which sometimes take years to complete.

It is feast to the eyes, inspiring as nothing I’ve ever seen before, and way more avant-garde than anything Lady Gaga has managed to wear – Perhaps that is why the mother monster herself is so keen on getting her hands on one of her creations!

The Chinese designer is coming to Singapore for Digital Fashion Week (DFW) and her show is going to be the highlight and closing show of the event is not to miss for sure.

There aren’t many times you get a chance to see something so spectacular and exquisite especially after the late Alexander McQueen passed away and John Galliano stopped designing.

Chinese designer Guo Pei
Want to daydream about fashion? Guo Pei makes some of the most
exquisite gowns I’ve seen…
Guo Pei is showing at Singapore Digital Fashion Week

TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2012

Digital Fashion Week: Singapore’s Tze Goh talks minimalism

OK i’ll be honest here! when I first got back the answers from my Q&A from Singaporean designer Tze Goh, I was a bit surprised. 

Before sending him my questions, I had done my research and seen a couple of interviews which he’d given, all of which were honest and straight-forward. So I knew I was dealing with a non-conformist designer.

I guess I was expecting a bit more volume, but he was probably short of time and preparing for his Digital Fashion Week show on October 21. His short, yet interesting and to the point answers actually reveal a lot more than at first glance.

I’m not complaining, but I’m just hoping when I interview this Central Saint Martin’s graduate LIVE on Google+ Hangout on the day of the show, he’ll be in the mood to talk a little more, or it could be a challenge 😉
For those who are asking ‘who is Tze Goh?’, let me tell you this Singaporean-born, London-based designer is as striking and minimal in his designs as his words. Geometric clean cuts and beautiful 3D silhouettes, you can instantly detect the influence of architecture in his work and the subtle details which are essential to form the construction of the garment rather than add embellishment as an afterthought. In architectural terms I see it more like Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoy of the future, rather than Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia.
 
Singapore's Tze Goh
Perfect minimalisn, Tze Goh’s collection is breathtaking in its innovative cuts and clean lines

MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2012

Digital Fashion Week: EXCLUSIVE Eugene Lin interview

When you take interesting and original prints and mix them with well thought of details and top it off with immaculate tailoring, you get a recipe for some serious fashion to look out for!

Eugene Lin does just that. Impeccably-cut clothes which look modern, chic with an edgy twist and would fit into any style-conscious woman’s wardrobe.

The Singaporean-born, London-based Central Saint Martins graduate has already started making waves in the fashion world and it’s no surprise when his work set very high standards for emerging designers. And perhaps what’s even more interesting is his honesty and outspoken attitude in a world where diplomatic and politically-correct statements are the general rule.

I am very excited to be meeting and interviewing Eugene after his first ever show in Singapore during Digital Fashion Week (DFW), especially after this explosive and honest Q&A with a man not afraid to speak his mind. 

In by far and away the most controversial interview of the DFW series, the London based Lin lets rip on exactly what is wrong with the Singapore fashion scene, celebrity designers and the problems with Singapore’s attempts to support local labels.

Singapore designer Eugene Lin
Eugene Lin will show his latest SS12 collection ‘The Judgement of Paris’ at DFW!
Certainly not to miss!!!

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