Monthly Archives: July 2012

YARDBIRD 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

THE OTHER NIGHT WAS OUR FAVORITE RESTURANT YARDBIRD’S 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY, FREE FOR ALL FOOD PARTY AT YARDBIRD FOLLOWING WITH AN AFTERPARTY AT FLY, WE HAVEN’T GONE OUT IN A WHILE, BUT ITS DEFINITELY A REASON TO CELEBRATE.

JENN & ME

PEOPLE KEPT ON COMING

POPPING

PARTY GOT SHUT DOWN BY POLICE, HERE IS MAT TRYING TO DIRECT TRAFFIC TO THE AFTERPARTY.

MAT: ITS A WRAP GUYS!FADEDMEANWHILE

CINDIDDY WITH HER V SIGN, YOU KNOW SHES HAD A FEW TO DRINK

TINA LOVES + LINDSAY JANG

LAURA + RAF (YARDBIRD)

THAT WAS MY LAST MEMORY! RAISE A GLASS FOR YEAR 2 !

LAST FRIDAY – KAREN WALKER CANDY BAR @ LIGER STORE

ok, sorry for the slow updates, the past few days have been so hectic for me, with the typhoon, the crazy weekend out in big wave west bay to typhoon 10 now, really just been battling the weather and trying to handle the daily grind at the same time.

so without further hesitation i wanted to share with you the wonderful karen walker candy bar event we had last friday at the liger store, the concept was simple,

karen walker wanted to create  a travelling pop up situation which was titled the candy bar, so they created a crate that would be travelling around the world, to sell for 1 month the special edition eyewear in very selected boutique situations.

LIGER CREW

HO KAR LAI  (ACTRESS)  AND DOROTHY HUI (LIGER) – MORE PHOTOS ON HER BLOG

BOBO LEUNG (MODEL) & MAY MAY

JUDY IP (BLOGGER)

JUMPING JUMPING

HOTTIE

JUSTINE LEE (LANE CRAWFORD)

JOHANNA HO (DESIGNER) 

CUTE COUPLE

THE CREW

HELEN TO (TV PERSONALITY) 

FLORANCE YIP (FENDI) AND BEN LEE (CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLIST)

YES!

CHRISTING C (SHOWROOM OWNER + BLOGGER) DENISE LAI (SUPERWOWOMG) 

MAT HAYWARD (LANE CRAWFORD TRENDS) + DOROTHY HUI (LIGER) + PIUS (CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLIST)

LINDSAY JANG (YARDBIRD) + TINA LEUNG (TINA LOVES) + CINDY KO (CINDIDDY) 

POWER

OLGA (CHANEL) + KAT YEUNG (KETCHUP EDITOR)

DOROTHY HUI + MICHAEL (JOYCE) & HILARY TSUI (LIGER) 

STEPHANIE SUN (CONVERSE)

JJ THE WANDERLISTER (BLOGGER) THROWING IT DOWN

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE 3 ANGELS, SHIRLEY KO, JOSIE KAM, AND SABRINA CHAN!

YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING ! SPECIAL THANKS TO LIGER STORE, FRANKIE LAM, ELEQT GO LO CHEUNG & HOWARD, YARDBIRD – LINDSAY AND MAT!

HA HA!

BEFORE YOU GET THAT MESSAGE GO DOWN AND CHECK OUT LIGER TO SEE THE KAREN WALKER CANDY BAR, IT WILL BE ON FROM JULY 20TH TO AUGUST 17TH!1/F NO. 11 PAK SHA ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY HONG KONG

TEL – +852.3483.3948 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

KAREN WALKER CANDY BAR HK @ LIGER

in celebration of the candy bar pop up store is landing at liger for a time period of one month, we are hosting a small friends & family gathering of cool people to check out Karen Walker’s new line of eyewear exclusive to Liger in HONG KONG…………. amazing sake bombs and food by Yardbird….

see you all tmr night at liger store, i’ll be there at 7!

POPPIN” BOTTLES

some photos from last night… thanks everyone!

if you are in the neighborhood please go check out juice tst

 

 

JUICE TST OPENING @ WOODHOUSE

tomorrow is the grand opening party of JUICE TST @ Woodhouse, months in the planning and in the making we are finally ready to show it off to everyone. its a new platform for us to connect to our consumers in kowloon side, we still have lots to improve on and please do let us know your comments and your feedback is very important to us. so please join us for an evening of chillaxing and mingling with friends or if you want to kick back and listen to some good music and down champagne.

 

created with passion and heart.

– kevin poon 

CONVERSE TAKING OVER 1

tonight i had a great time celebrating the take over of converse in hong kong, now what that means is, for the longest time, converse has been operated by a distributor in hong kong for years, and this upcoming year 2013, will the the time that converse headquarters takes back the operation, and yes tonight was the dinner party to celebrate that.

many familiar faces from converse and their working partners was present….here is Morgan giving the lowdown about the strategy behind everything. now you may be thinking, what does this have to do with me as a sneaker lover, or consumer.

the answer is simple, more resources put in this market, means more cool parties, events, music, lifestyle things to draw you closer to the converse brand, having a presence in HK means more lovely special projects and interesting things coming out of the converse camp.

here is stephanie sun, big mamma, recently married talk about how she just holds it down for converse marketing in this side of the world,

everyone attentively listening to what they have to say, matched with a great powerpoint that i couldn’t see.

like every converse event, they have little touches that are carefully put together that make it inherently very converse and its the small touches that really make converse such an amazing brand and company, warm and great, and really truly amazing.

look at this napkin, its my favorite, i mean, who comes up with this? super dope

amazingly cool napkinery.

here is the man of the hour, Ian Stewart, the man who used to be the head of marketing in greater china and south east asia, has now just become the global head of “jack purcell” well thats after he goes on a 3 week vacation…. all the best to you bro!

after the speeches was a very amazing dinner hosted by Linguini Fini,

another cool touch, a locker for people that came out to the event!!! nice touch…

congrats again to Converse really coming strong in this territory and looking forward to all the cool things that are coming up…

if anyone is really reading this, don’t forget about the poloroid idea i had,,,, give it some thought guys!

JUICE TST @ WOODHOUSE

today i would like to introduce you to our newest location to JUICE in Kowloon, @ woodhouse. 

our store is located at 44 Nathan Road, in Tsim Sha Tsui

here is some shots i did for a local magazine, showcasing Patta, and Herschel Bags,

as well as Anything and Odie x Clot T-shirt

Odd Future and Clot x Jam Home Made accessories

also a surprise visit from elana and garrett from garrett leight eyewear!

our store officially opened last week on the 11th and will be having an opening party this coming July 18th, here is a screen cap of the google maps

alongside the Juice store opening, will be Hilary’s Omigod store as well as Johanna Ho’s shop!

come check it out if you are on the darkside!

look forward to seeing you out there!

CARRERA 15 SECONDS OF FRAME @ BLITZ

the other night, we were asked to help host Carrera Eyewear and Blitz (Lane Crawford TST) launch their new pop up store called the “15 seconds of frame” Carrera being a very much heritage brand, opened their archives to showcase their classic eyewear pieces + the modern take on it. The Blitz space was literally on fire that night, with friends & family coming from all over HK to Kowloon to celebrate.

here is Kim Kollar & Lindsay Jang

the place was packed like never before.

Cinddidy, Lindsay and Vincent

here’s Fed Tan AKA the Major and myself

Phat, KSone, Ting, and Kit

Janice Man rocking out

the girls, lindsay, miss amy, bobo, juju, may, and hilary

more girls. @ jamcast

Kathy Chow, Hilary, and Johanna Ho

until next time!

THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT

a few days ago, i had the privilege to meet with Florian Kaps, the founder and creator of The Impossible Project” He is the one to single handedly save the Polaroid Factory from shutting down, It was so difficult that he named his company “the impossible project”

he told me the story about how he got started and i think its really amazing, a lot of conversations and persuading people, to make a long story short, Florian was invited to the closing ceremony of Polaroid’s film plant announcing the shut down of the plant, Along with his counterpart André Bosman, he scrounged up some euro’s to save the plant from shutting down, and the rest is history.

Using new development materials and new techniques, he brought back what was so close to extinction into full force.

He then teamed up with Jun – from Tokyo to make it global, also working with Nigo on some special edition film,  the result is millions of packs of film sold and lots of happy people.

Florian is so cool, i brought him to Happy Film, the coolest store that sells film, to check out the scene, and also meet with Harlim, which is one of our good friends and amazing photographer from his company Glam Fab 

speaking of Poloroid’s Harlim is going to be hosting his 8 x 10 Polaroid Exhibition and book launch starting August 10th!

today was a good day

– by kevin poon