Those were the days - the supermodel era.
People asked me when did I get so interested in fashion. I stood there blanked out as I thought- yes, exactly when and why with whom? all these questions came to mind. I think it all started over 15 years ago... I went to a "brand" school where most kids were into fashion and brands such as Doc. Martins, Red Wings, Kickers, Classic' luggage bag, Japanese brand Hideo's breifcase, LeSportsac, Levis, Lee, Wrangler's, Polo, Lacoste... etc. You might call it a local prep outfit, if you like. It was not a posh boy school in particular, but just dunno why and how we have these "fashion minded" students from all grades. It all start from very early on, but some drifted apart as their fashion interest faded, I, however, was determined and moved on.
Like an article I read written by Ms Eunice Lam months ago, she mentioned that HK people owe a great depth of gratitude to Joyce Ma on taste & fashion, and I agree. Most weekend, I'd spend the money I save during the week by eating less on touring to Central where all the big names were and window shopping. Inspired by the local taste-making boutique JOYCE
The reason why I like Linda the most was her love & passion to fashion, she's not any men's dream, however, she's desginers' ideal creature for great fashion. Linda doesn't need to try hard, she's the star. Even today, she supports designers by wearing their gear, be him Alber Elbaz or Stefano Pilati, she transcends the grace still. In the latest VOGUE
"I decided when I was 12 that it‘s what I wanted to do and I count my blessings that I got to realize my dreams. Being a rock star was out of the question. I can‘t sing. I‘m so glad this worked out for me, I do think I know how to be a good model. And I didn‘t have a Plan B in place." Linda said in VOGUE
Funnily enough, I was telling a friend that I used to play between rolls & rolls of fabrics at my dad's workshop when I was young, and disturbing those seamstresses while they were sewing away. Then my friend said, "you were the fashionista in the making then..." Maybe she's right...... So, the answer for the question of how I end up like this was maybe my upbringing, garment family background, JOYCE, Linda E., VOGUE all in one combo.