October 01, 2014

GRANDMA JIN

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Beijing Design Week is underway and we're nestled in our hutong space with a lot of green plants, cacti and postcards. Grandma's legit vintage shirt seemed like an appropriate uniform of choice the other day. I'm on the way to becoming a true Beijinger! Maybe not - I still hate queues and crowds.

We're collaborating with Yetang.com and stocking some of their monochrome pieces so come haaaang. If you use 'KNEON' at checkout you can get 30RMB off!

KNEON MAGAZINE X YETANG.COM SHOWROOM
Yang Mei Zhu Xie Jie no. 92
Beijing

August 29, 2014

LOLA IN BLOOM

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Model, Lola @ Wilhelmina NY
Styling and makeup by Rashida Bishop
Photographed by me

A bit of a throwback from New York when I shot Lola for KNEON in a secret-esque garden wearing the best color palette i.e. color in the miniest dose. Another team was shooting in the same garden space, and the stylist was sassy and loud and was gloating about some fashion show that had taken place there the previous year that he attended. On our way out, he asked Lola: 'So did you model at that show?' Without looking at him, she replied 'Not yet.' And walked off. All the best at NYFW, my girl.

August 27, 2014

HOME SWEET BEIJING

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Dress by Magali Pascal
Photographed by Jasmine Xie

After a 21-year long distance relationship with my homecity, I am finally back. I've never lived in Beijing apart from brief family visits during summers, and I'm tired of sobbing like a creep in the back of the cab on the way to the airport with the driver worryingly checking the rear-view mirror, probably leaving Wechat messages to his bro about the emotional Asian chick in the back.

In a nutshell: THIS WEIRDO IS HOME TO STAY.

August 12, 2014

IN THE SUMMER

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Black lace dress by Free People, shoes by ASOS, socks by MONKI

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White dress by Magali Pascal


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White tank by H&M, black lace bra by Urban Outfitters

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Photographed by Aimee Han in NYC

Days in NYC just walking around and finding oddities in fast food chain interiors and discussing the status of the city as 'the place to be' and chasing after natural light filters. With a bag of outfits and #goodvibez Aimee and I had a long adventurous day where we walked across Brooklyn Bridge and ended up in the west end at a granny's living room blasting hip hop music. Friends met over the internet can become life-long. We've already planned our sassy retirement together in the cafes of Paris.

July 14, 2014

FREE

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In between walls of concrete, people and coffee, I've found home in New York City. It's been a month and 12 days and counting and I can see myself living on and on and on here. The speed gets to me though. I feel guilty just taking time out to watch Tarzan :( Anywho, no time for sad emoticons. NYC photodiary coming up next!

Photos by Gioia Zloczower
Dress by Zara, sandals courtesy of Free People

June 18, 2014

BLACK SERPENTINE

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I'm wearing: PLASTIC ISLAND jacket, CHOIES shoes, H&M dress and bag.
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A little hashtag throwback from Vienna. I collaborated with incredigurl Nat who illustrated over these photos my sister took. Keywords: Strangle, tentacles, creepy Asian. IRL I would not be wearing this out right now. New York is hot like a sauna on crack. Or a bit too much body oil.


ILLUSTRATIONS BY NAT
ART DIRECTION BY VICTORIA JIN
PHOTOGRAPHED BY MAGGIE JIN

June 14, 2014

THE HIGH LINE

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I'm wearing: Vagabond sandals, Zara bag, Loup Bruno skirt, BOSS Black sweater

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Life takes on unexpected turns here in New York. It's a non-stop wave motion that crashes and refreshes and cleanses and makes you uncontrollably smile. A smile that shows all your teeth; nice and wide and Cameron-Diaz-like, just how your dentist likes it. You're crossing paths with people who you met once in Beijing. You're having a picnic with your best friend visiting from Montreal in Union Square park. You're going to see incredible live shows with a girl that has the life spirit of Carrie Bradshaw. And you're becoming sisters with the talented photographer you're living with (who happened to shoot these images) because you both have exceptional granny tendencies.

These next two months will be busy. I'm launching a couple of new projects - including my own web series called VICTOURIST ;) - and also working on KNEON with our incredible team here. Next post will be all about our office in the East Village.

All photos by Caitlin Beryl Warther
Art Direction by Victoria Jin

June 11, 2014

BROOKLYN WEEKENDS

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While the East Village has become home, Brooklyn (especially Greenpoint and Williamsburg) has become the chill point for me. This weekend, I had my first rooftop party in Brooklyn that Gioia invited me to. Beers, pizza, tunes, lots of sun and good vibes. I also had my first vespa ride (!) and definitely exceeded my squeal allowance.

I'm wearing: literally everything H&M
Photos: First by Gioia, rest by Caitlin.

June 08, 2014

MADE IN MANHATTAN

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I'm wearing Stefanel dress, Vagabond shoes, H&M bag and Persol sunglasses.

Sorry for going AWOL. Finally plucking up the digital-confidence to start a Facebook page and then just dumping it unceremoniously for a week seems a beechy thing to do. But I've been settling in! In New York! I'm loving this city. It reminds me a lot of Beijing: the subway is jungle of unexplored adventures, the streets are dominated by people strutting off determinedly towards their goal (even if it is their second brunch of the day), and no one really gives a shit what others think of them. It's Grand Sass-Central Station up in here.

Photos by Caitlin Beryl Warther
 

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