December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas! And a New Years Present!

 Paris Hilton socialite girl illustrated New Years 2013 card.
Every year at Christmas time I play this game where I try not leave the house for as long as possible, this year is no different. But as least I've been putting my extra indoor time to good use and made some illustrations.

Were you naughty this year and forgot to send out your holiday cards on time? Fear not! There's still time to send out New Years cards and as a Thank You to all you lovely readers I made this free printable New Years 2013 card for you, featuring a cheeky socialite who's had a few glasses of champagne too many and I hope your holiday is just as decadent and wonderful.

new years card featuring illustrated pug and socialite girl in pink dress champagne
free printable 2013 new years card
Download the original hi-res version over on Flickr! Print out the image on cardstock and send them to your friends & family!

Speaking of Flickr, it's gotten so much better lately, I loved using it back in 2006 and then
but now I'm getting really excited to start using it again. Have you guys downloaded the app yet?

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December 18, 2012

Through the James Jean Glass

belinda love lee girl behind James Jean painted glass
Belinda through the looking glass.

I feel a little bit silly writing this post now seeing as James Jean actually came to Hong Kong back in October to promote his collection of beautiufl scarves, jewelry and pouches called OVM Accessories at the Harbour City Lane Crawford during the James Jean x BLITZ x Hypebeast event, but alas I took some nice photos and it would be a shame not to share them. That evening I wore a black kimono I got from Mee & Gee and felt silly swooping around in it like Severus Snape, also it didn't help that it was 5 days before Halloween.

James jean painting on iPhone5 in silver
couple holding james jean iphone 5
the artist james jean at lane crawford
1,2. This brave couple got Mr. Jean to sign/draw on their iPhone 5s!  
3. My friends, Helene & Belinda and I getting a photo taken with the artist himself, he was so patient and took the time to autograph and draw a little sketch for each person waiting in line.

streetstyle printed pants black kimono james jean illustrated wall
streetstyle denim cut off shorts denim shirt james jean wall scarf
james jean painted glass at blitz lane crawford
streetstyle ombre chiffon shirt james jean scarves Canon dslr
1. The Blitz space at Lane Crawford was decked out in James Jean's beautiful illustrations.
2. Talented graphic designer and snazzy dresser Belinda Love Lee.
3. Me standing behind the James Jean painted glass.
4. Helene looking gorgeous in front of the covetable James Jean scarves.

December 9, 2012

Taking a Detour This 2012

Streetstyle long vintage dress Graham St. Hong Kong
Crocodile Detour by Kristopher Ho
Joe Ma at Crocodile Detour Growing up in Hong Kong event
Kitty N. Wong at Crocodile Detour Growing up in Hong Kong event paper mache doll tea eggs waffle
1. Wearing a vintage dress, a belt I got at a clothing swap, H&M ring and MAC lady danger lipstick.
2. A reaaally cool crocodile design by London/HK illustrator Kristopher Ho.
3. Taking a photo with celebrity guest Joe Ma at the Crocodile x Detour event.
4. Here I am with my nominated design 'A Celebration' on display!

I'm back with a new blogpost and this one concludes my Growing Up in Hong Kong project! Thursday before last, my parents and I headed over to the Oasis Gallery (that should really be in quotation marks because we all know that 'gallery' is really the hallway in front of the Central escalators) to attend the Crocodile x Ambassadors of Design x DETOUR opening ceremony. There were lots of celebs, models and designers in attendance, including Lisa S., Amanda S. and Joe Ma.

An aside: as a thank you gift for the nominated designs Crocodile gave us all gift certificates and I took my dad shopping for new shirts and then I felt really validated as an artist or whatever (I'm being silly and that sounds pretentious but I was just really happy and excited that some art/craft/thing I've made could be turned into something tangible I could give to a loved one, so thank you Crocodile!)

After the ceremony my parents and I had a delicious lunch at Green Waffle on Graham Street. And then I headed over to Wanchai to meet my friend Phoebe for the Detour opening night party happening at the former Police Station.

rray lai poloroids instax detour 2012 grass lawn chairs jail cell
Illustrated portrait by Little Thunder at Detour 2012, crocodile.
1st row: Checking out the Instax Love display by photographer Rraay Lai. / Inside the prison of the former Wanchai Police Station, although now a heritage building we heard there were still cops working upstairs.
2nd row: Relaxing on the grass balcony art installation looking out onto Gloucester Rd.
3rd row: A selfie from the Crocodile opening. / Beautiful illustrations of really good looking Hong Kongnese hipsters by the illustrator Little Thunder seen at DETOUR. She also painted the beautiful Virgin Suicide leather jacket I've been lusting after ever since I saw it at Rat's Cave.

Speaking of shoppables, I also recommend you check out Mutt Museum's little stall of vintage fabric cheongsams at the DETOUR Maker's Fair.

Detour 2012 Hawkerama polaroid portrait kitty wong pheobe yeung
Polaroid taken at the Hawkerama stalls at the DETOUR exhibition opening.

To see some cool art and to visit my little crocodile make sure you go check out DETOUR on until Sunday December 16th, at the former Police Station in Wanchai and the Oasis Gallery in Central, the latter being where my crocodile will be displayed.

And, if you've missed any of my previous posts about creating my installation for the Crocodile x DETOUR event you can catch them in the A Celebration in Process blogposts.