02/04/07: Top Secret
A development with 6A that has been developing for two years. Concrete casting is a new stage, maybe a few more years to fruition..
03/04/07: Moscow day 1
Arrived yesterday at the airport and was greeted by the two Svetas, hotel then told to go to GQ bar. Sitting next to Saltekova a famous singer apparently, said hello to our Alexandre who invited us who also happened to be there. Start day two with our very own hanger cleaner.
03/04/07: Thinking young
Thida casting. Becenob Anekcen.
03/04/07: Moscow show casting so far
First selection of girls more in 2 hours.
Wak if you have preferences?
Went Russian but turned down the ice cream on the street.
04/04/07: The venue, red square and andrey with guy from Kiev.
A funny end to the day had dinner with Thida at Cafe Pushkin then went on an hour mystery tour to find Sky Lounge near Leninski prospect. We arrived the archietecture was amazing but the lounge was closed, strangely it only took 10m to return. We thought we were on our way to Kiev.
04/04/07: Make up trial.
Perhaps needs to be warmer?
04/04/07: Russian fashion fondue
Preparations of the show before us.
16/04/07: Singapore lecture performance
Arrived this morning straight from airport through 34 degrees to a lecture theatre to discuss marking
16/04/07: Pants and colin
Pants in school and Colin in room.
18/04/07: Shop boys
Alvin in his store Ambush, the CDG proprieter Thesus. Both men influential in thier separate ways on the creative scene in Singapore.
Just arrived an interview with Sari from dewi magazine, the hotel and Detty who is looking after me whilst I'm here.
22/04/07: Just left jakarta
Phone tech beat me so not many posts of JKT. I had a great time meeting many good people and would love to return. A funny Mall talk show was the strangest point of the trip, the Indocraft fair was impressive glad I managed to catch it. Detty was a star helper and thanks to Viga, Nick and Elvy.
22/04/07: In transit in singapore
Testing my new t.shirt out, a present from Nick from the his store 707.
22/04/07: Hong kong
Arrived a few hours ago, my destination where Karta's letting me crash is Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Staying on a beautifull old junk with a bobbing bed looking out to Kowloon and Causeway bay sky scrapers.
23/04/07: Morning hk
Massive rain storm is my alarm call. Going to get a visa and go into China later. Had the chance to go to meet Min yesterday eve but between Makaw, gambling and the boat the boat won this time.
23/04/07: It kingston street
Took ages to find on the motorbike, found our summer collections and a jacket from Resistance that I like but in red.
23/04/07: All close
Margeila and Comme des Garcon stand alone stores around corner of Systyrmoon.
Met with Dilys who works with one of our longest customers.
23/04/07: On the bike to china
We're leaving HK on route to mainland on the way sourcing fabric.
In 30m just the tip of the fabric iceburg.
23/04/07: Getting out of hong kong
On the way to China we stocked up on ribbons fabrics and others. Then on entering the first mall outside station was full of copies in all shapes and sizes.
23/04/07: Ahlaiya in his studio
Maybe some work tie ups later.
24/04/07: Queens spa
Sheng Zen spa where we spent the last 16 hours pampering after finishing work at the studio yesterday evening. Its the best alternative hotel staying experience. Its like going on a cruise ship, all varying forms of treatments, pools, power shower, vicky shower was particulary good no photos re the obvious. You lie on a marble stone and go under very strong jets of water that works on your acupuncture points. The food is amazing and whilst you dine you have a foot massage.
25/04/07: Karta time
Organising trip to sourcing centre. Waiting in lobby.
25/04/07: Todays spa
A lower class spa i was told.
28/04/07: Our new friends in china
As we made our way back to Hong Kong we had dim sum in the Shangri La and was presented our pigs as a prize as we ordered the health juice. We immediatly took them under our wing and proceeded to travel home together.
28/04/07: Back at the yacht club
Pack before it gets dark watch the 8pm light show then out for dinner and dancing.
28/04/07: Last night in Hong Kong
Met up with Dilys and Ringo for dinner then went to Min's new bar Racks the pool hall. The night rolled out to many places it was very funny. Thanks to all and I hope Cassian had a good birthday.