I know very little about fashion. It’s one of those things that I’ve always wanted to know more about and be "better" at but never really put it on top priority. I guess it takes a certain personality type, passion and perhaps some financial resources to get yourself into this world.

 

Though I have been living in Hong Kong for a while now, I also can’t really say that I know any of the many terrific bloggers who live here. There is one exception, though, which I’m very happy I got the chance to meet – Jin Wong. She’s a young HK local gal who writes a terrific little blog about Hong Kong culture from a girl’s perspective called HK Girl Talk. Some hilarious stuff in there.

But that’s not her only online specialty with her other blog – Remedy Rouge – being about fashion in Hong Kong , where she occasionally goes out to the streets of Hong Kong to explore street fashion.

 

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

 

On one occasion, almost a year now I admit with shame, she invited me to tag along and I was curious to see how these things actually happen and maybe learn a few things about street photography and fashion.

 

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

 

So we grabbed the cameras and headed to Central …

 

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

 

It might seem straightforward, but going up to strangers and asking them to pose for you does take some nerves and Jin seemed well prepared with business cards of her blog and a series of usually well-deserved compliments to appeal to the strangers’ need for confirmation.

 

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

 

It was also quite clear that her taste in fashion was different than mine. I think she was looking for things that seemed slightly more than causal but more importantly – somehow unique, while I was mainly impressed with, how should I put it, the obvious.

 

So, I got a couple of examples for you.

 

Take a look at this (I think Japanese) guy, who was happy to do a few back and forth for us looking busy –

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

 

What do you think?

Well, the lighting was a bit off, as well as some other problems, but it was our first attempt.

 

Next up, Jin was able to convince a girl who was shopping with her mom to step outside a shopping mall for a couple of minutes ….

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

 

and the result…

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

 

Jin seemed especially impressed with the bags …

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

 

and the back…

Hong Kong Street Fashion : Face Hunting with Jin Wong

 

Not too bad for a first time, but no doubt I could do better with the photographs.

 

Was fun, Jin, thanks. Hopefully get to do this again sometime 🙂



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Seems like a fabulous urban fun, and Jin looks adorable with full of positive energy 🙂

(Thinking to myself) Hmmm… I love her dress… should it be dry-cleaned everytime? that must be costly and hassle-y. how does she manage her bra not show in her back? Oh boy, hills like Jin wear will kill my feet as happened before… oh sh*t… Korea will soon make me feel ugly, fat and old. Be strong… stand strong…

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Love her look! and the shoes…. just fab!
I’m a great fan of ‘The Sartorialist’ (Founder/blogger/photographer Scott Schuman began The Sartorialist with the idea of creating a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life.)
If you want to get into street fashion / photography, have a look at his blog.
http://www.thesartorialist.com/

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Hi Anabela,

Yeah The Sartorialist is my muse! Love the photographs there and love the idea of using fashion to express the writer’s emotions.

Jin

Jin Wong
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Thanks for the comment, Rozyuri!

Yeah, fashion is not an easy thing to appreciate and make it work, it takes lots of effort and energy.

Heels are killing me but sometimes fashion is painful.

No worries about your body too much. I’m sure there must be some ways you can make your outfits work. Work on the proportions of the outfit and hide the parts that you don’t like. 😀

Jin

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