I love the article from Time Out Shanghai and W!re from Smart Shanghai review for the Kick Off Party of my pop up shop at Source. It was great a culmination of a month of crazy work but full of of entusiasm and love. Thanks to everyone that came and shared that special moment with me. Pix soon!
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012
I was walking along Nanjing Lu, heading to work, listening to David Bowie's China Girl song when I bumped into her. I asked if I could take a picture of her, "you look so cute" I said, "you too" she replied...this is my post 1000 dedicated to all the China Girls!
Esta manaña cuando iba caminando por Nanjing Lu rumbo a la oficina, escuchando China Girl de David Bowie, me la encontre y le pregunte si podia sacarle una foto...mi post numero 1000 se lo dedico a las China Girls!
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Here I am wearing my last crochet dress and a sequin jacket from my collection for the session at Lola. Aqui estoy con mi ultimo vestido de crochet y una chaquetilla de mi coleccion, lista para pinchar!
Tiago y Scott, mis mejores fans y los mas bailarines de la noche! last pix by Nina
Monday, 25 June 2012
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Photos by Rodney Evans * Model Jamie Ngai
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Get ready to dance tonight! Esta noche pincho en el Lola!! (he forrado la cabina de crochet :P!) with crochet all over!
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
1-LOVE what you do, and do everything with LOVE
2-LISTEN to your heart
3-IGNORE those who say that dreaming is a fool´s thing
4-TRUST your intuition and yourself
5-MAKE mistakes, they are necesary to grow
6-FOLLOW your passion
7-KNOW your abilities
8-BELIEVE in your dreams and you'll make them come true
9-HELP with your dreams to create a better world
10-CREATE your own reality
11-PLAY NON STOP!
12-RISK to WIN
I might print a copy, learn it by heart and make it my mantra, so I won't ever forget it again!
Tell us about your new pop-up shop in Source.
Source is one of the best shops in Shanghai, they are pioneers bringing Shanghai great brands such as Cheap Monday, Henry Holland, Adidas, Pointer...it's a great platform for my brand. I am very happy to have their support and to be able cooperate together to develop something very new, fresh and exciting.
What are some key looks of your new line, Celia B? What styles are you creating?
I am developing a bright and colorful collection with lots of Afro prints, neon highlights, mix and match of textures and of course, crochet! The pieces will be very summery and fresh: rara skirts, shorts, dresses, tank tops, bustiers...unique styles to look amazing this summer.
Who is the ‘Celia B’ woman?
The Celia B woman is special and different from the masses. She loves her individuality and expressing herself freely through her way of dressing. She is in love with the world, nature and the different cultures around the globe… she takes all these sources of inspiration and combines them creating a unique and very attractive aesthetic. When I picture the kind of look that I want to reach through my designs, I imagine something very feminine, different, cool, fun and creative. It is also about breaking rules and molds...fashion and trends are so fast and homogenized these days, it's time to look at ourselves, see our inner beauty and create our own style that glows all over!
What’s the deal with your lovable, whacky bag line of Little Monsters?
The Little Monsters are beautiful creatures that make you smile and look great in almost any outfit. I started creating them thinking about one of the things that I love the most: making patchworks. I mixed crochet with bright fake fur and other materials. They are reversible, so you can wear them in many ways. Every view is different and every bag is different as well. Once I saw the first collection of monsters I thought about the Popples, those little fur toys that I had when I was a kid. In fact many of my designs remind me of my childhood. It might be because I like creating things that make me happy... and I love that part of my life when I was able to play all the time and just have fun... It's all about freedom.
Where did you learn to knit?
I learned knitting one year ago. I loved it so much because I was desperately looking for doing something with my hands again...I worked full time during the past eight years in the fashion industry, during that time I lost the connection between the creations in my head and the power of creating things with my hands. The crochet is great because you can carry the yarns and the needles wherever you go. So there is no more time lost in queues or in waiting rooms...it's like playing. I also like the fact that you can mix all kinds of materials and colors...it's very fun!
Where do you like to shop in Shanghai ?
To be honest, I am not a shopaholic in Shanghai...It's hard to find shops that I like here. I love the ethnic minority shops where I can find very unique and inspiring pieces; there is one shop in Julu Lu that is amazing (she’s talking about Brocade Country, see more here). I also like the vintage and antique markets, like the one in Dongtai Lu.. .but what I buy the most in Shanghai are trims and materials. Almost everyday I am at the trim market in Yu Gardens or Shanghai Mart.
What is your style inspiration this summer?
This summer I am really into my own line of clothing! Since I started to develop it, I only want to wear my creations. I love the African prints, the pop up colors, the metallic touches ,the hand crafted pieces, the bright and fun accessories...
Monday, 18 June 2012
Yesterday I had the honour and the pleassure to work with great friends and professionals to make the first Celia B look book. Here are some backstage pics...the final result will come out soon!