The night before I left for Scotland, I dipped down into the deep dark ocean of avant garde in The Dollhouse’s annual and final Glamazon show. It was stunning send off and went by like a monsoon, leaving everyone in it’s wake covered in glitter and hairspray. I’ve shared articles in the past about Glamazon, with its jaw dropping ensembles, funky transformations, and choreographed drama but Glamazon: Abyss being the last installment of the show felt very different.
Yesterday I excitedly got to watch Scotland and the Forte Cambodia 5s complete in the Phnom Penh World Cup at 3g Mini Stadium. In sweltering 100+ heat and humidity as I stood cheering on the sidelines and felt trickles of sweat river down my thighs and pool into the back of my kneecaps I thought, “Isn’t it supposed to be rainy season?” This was right before I began to get lightheaded, seeing spots and stars dart behind my eyelids, and in a slight daze made my way back home for a couple bottles of water to rehydrate, a soggy workout, and a blowdry at The Dollhouse.
“They say money can’t buy you style. After spending the last few days in Hong Kong surrounded by (real) Chanel, Balenciaga, and Marc Jacobs among a smattering of brilliant small boutiques offering quirky, fun pieces and still being surrounded by some of the most horrific ensembles I’ve seen: I can attest to that first statement.”
via The Prevailing Taste
Your new workplace may not have a dress code but you should personally implement one for yourself.
via The Prevailing Taste
I was extraordinarily pleased with this editorial I shot early last month with the energetic and dynamic photographer Jack Malipan and creative and skilled hair stylist Ryan Drewe Taylor from The Dollhouse. Shooting in an oil slicked auto parts garage surrounded by rusted nuts and bolts wasn’t glamorous in any way especially when I saw a cockroach scurry across a pair of the wardrobe shoes. Balancing in five inch wedges and a dress that barely covered my cake as onlookers gawked wasn’t easy either, but the results were entirely worth it. Who can complain when you’re working with such a great team? I absolutely adore working with these talents and look forward for more to come.
I am quite proud of how much the magazine has changed since I’ve arrived and begun working on it in the past year. From the content which is now actually original to the layout and design- things have taken a turn for the better to say the least. For being my first stint in publishing and editorial, I feel blessed for the opportunity to have had this time operating on this thing that badly needed some plastic surgery (and neurosurgery at that) and watch its metamorphosis. While there is much to improve on that I don’t have the capacity achieve- I am happy to present a few pages of the magazine marking my one year of being part of the team.
For the December issue, the Ladies Magazine team skipped over to Sihanoukville for a pampered stay at Independence Hotel.
I wrote this piece for $langin’ a few months ago and am just getting around to posting it now. My task was to share a bit about a day in the office of an English Editor at a Khmer fashion publication. While there had to be some self-imposed censorship- and mind you this was written about 3 months ago- I think it still does capture what I’ve experienced thus far.