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January 24, 2017

A Generational Story

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The craft of blockprinting was a medium created for storytelling: to record history and legacy. At the very heart of it, blockprinting holds still a moment in time. The heritage technique, in all its beauty, is a celebration of stories. 

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January 19, 2017

FIELDTESTED | Michaela Trimble, Travel Journalist

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Michaela Trimble is a travel journalist based in Brooklyn, New York.

What motivates and inspires you every day?

I love the idea of movement. Staying on the road fascinates me. I’m constantly inspired and uninhibited from the routine of a traditional day to day schedule, which makes my writing more fluid and insightful. When I’m on the go, I’m meeting countless new people, having new awakenings and experiences in strange new places. I find comfort in this unknown realm, and when I’m in this space, I’m at my most motivated and inspired.

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January 18, 2017

Trikora Your Heart Out

We’re working on a new series called 100 ways to SD which will feature different individuals from all walks of life who have styled our Sideswept Dhoti + Trikora in their own unique way. It’s a bold claim we know, 100 different ways to style a pair of pants, in a distinct print no less - but we’re here to make a statement.

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January 17, 2017

FIELDTESTED | SHARON ISMAIL

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Sharon Ismail is an actress, host, lecturer, and children’s book author. Her passion revolves around words in all forms: spoken or written, and it has unfolded in the projects that she has undertaken.

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January 16, 2017

FIELDTESTED | CHLOE KISER

Chloe Kiser is a flight attendant on the weekends and a student on the weekdays. Her passion takes her around the world, visiting a new city each time, but her roots are grounded in the heart of San Francisco. 

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January 10, 2017

Vancouver // Destination Guide: #TheMatterWay

Encircled by alpine mountains to the north and white sand beaches to the west, Vancouver is the place for outdoor enthusiasts to go for a hike in the national parks and dip in the sea all within the same day. Not to worry if you prefer the city life though, because there are a plethora of interesting restaurants and museums to visit as well.

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January 09, 2017

Kenting // Destination Guide: #TheMatterWay

Kenting is a small town located on the southern tip of Taiwan popular with the locals for its tropical beach getaway. The young travel there to make the most of their summer vacation, and the young at heart go to take a break from the hustle and bustle of their busy city lives. Well-known for its clear blue skies and colourful coral reefs, a trip to Kenting will undoubtedly fill your day with fun and adventure and your nights with amazing food.

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January 09, 2017

Amado Gudek: A Collaboration

An industrial complex would probably be the last place to expect an artisanal atelier, but that is where Elaine has set up her cosy workspace, cutely adorned with all things cats. In a space named after her pet cat Alfie, she experiments with mixed media for her sustainable jewellery label Amado Gudek. Using only eco-friendly bioresins and other natural materials, she promises to deliver imaginative jewellery cast in clear conscience.

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November 25, 2016

Freedom To Work: Xindi Siau

Xindi Siau is a professional fashion stylist and full time mom to two special dogs with an affinity for all things creative, whether it be creating artistic pieces or running a mini catering business. Before this series, Xindi had good-naturedly loaned her clothes to us for our past photoshoots. Another gesture that emanated her gracious nature occurred during our time with her. As it began to rain during our session, we rushed over to cover her with an umbrella but she waved it off and smiled, saying that it wasn’t necessary because she didn’t want it to get in the way of our pictures. Moments like this conveyed her kindness and sophisticated charm. In between the rain and shine of our shoot, we asked Xindi to share about her career and the path she took to get where she is.

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November 22, 2016

Freedom To Work: Evon Chng

Evon Chng is a freelance fashion stylist with a sense of style that’s part misfit part chic, and a penchant for putting pen to paper. A detail that stayed with us in our time together was her positivity, and accommodating inclination. The sun came out glaring as we got ready for our first shoot, to which Evon then told us that her eyes were extremely sensitive to the light, instead of asking us to change locations she went inside to grab her sunglasses - and that was that. Even when the morning rain was dripping from the rooftop ledges onto her face, she just laughed it off, joked about how she hoped her makeup wasn’t ruined, and continued on. To top it off, we realized later it was Evon’s birthday and despite her whirlwind of an afternoon with packed schedules and celebration plans, she still made the time for this shoot. In between the chaos of her day, we sat down with her as she shared more about her careers in the past and how that has influenced her career now. 

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