Cattle Depot Artist Village

January 2017 was an interesting start of the year for me. I had many new years resolutions that I was able to achieve. I started doing more video editing and networking for GoldfishTV, started trying to get back to shape, took more photos of my girlfriend and other people and most importantly made time to go to more art exhibitions. I really wanted to make sure that I could stay motivated, productive and creative at the same time.

One of the more interesting exhibition I had gone to with Jeul was the Cattle Depot Artist Village.

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It used to be a slaughter house, hence the name.
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It is the only building that was preserved in its time. It’s surrounded by estates and a power plant is right next to it.
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Seeing this style of building with the tall buildings in the horizon is a pretty interesting.

So for those of you who might want to check it out, it’s located on 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, Ma Tau Kok. It’s not hard to miss, given the fact that it’s literally an ancient looking group of small buildings surrounded by estates. But in the situation that you can’t find, it’s the old ass looking building next to the power plant.

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This is the power plant I was talking about. Don’t worry, the smog didn’t make it hard to breathe. Just made the sky pretty gloomy.

Currently, there are about 20 different artist showcasing their work there. Their art style ranges from photography and calligraphy to installations and video. Diversity is definitely a strong point of this art exhibition. More so than that though, the way the artist built structures to support their various artworks was also quite creative.

Another thing to note about the place is how much it juxtaposes the immediate surrounding environment and Hong Kong itself. It is a set of small buildings with outdated style of architecture(did I tell you that it was an active slaughter house from 1908-1999? It’s older than my grandparents.), with open spaces inside. Despite it being dwarfed by the buildings around it, once inside any of the exhibition spaces, you will feel how spacious it is. It pretty poetic how a place that caged animals and killed them is now a place that’s more spacious than the average home and constantly showcasing artwork. It’s a life and death type of comparison. Where the past was about dead animals and the present full of new creative life in a city that many complains lacks creativity.

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I don’t know why, but this is literally the only photo I took inside.

That aside, we had went there to take photos and to finish an essay. It was part of Jeul’s course work. We got all that stuff done in around 30 minutes and spent the rest of our time doing what we usually do: take photos of Jeul and here OOTD.

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Personally, I really liked these cubes. The child inside me was compelled to play with them and relive my most innocent moments. Here’s a picture of Jeul playing with blocks because I didn’t get one of me taken.
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I like Jeul’s beret. I wish I had one too.
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For those of you wondering, the glasses are from Giantvintage.
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Gotta take multiple photos.

 

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I like this photo out of all of them.

Her outfit:

Mustard Bomber Jacket: Trifted

Blue Blouse: Trifted

Beret: Aland

Sunglasses: Giantvintage (got a 50% off discount during new years)

Shoes: Morph8ne

This was one of Jeul’s go to outfits when she’s feeling like she wants a vintage comfy looking outfit. I really feel like the shades and the mustard bomber gives it that distinct personality and I really enjoy styling outfits that has it’s own personality. Especially if it gives a confident and empowering feel for women. That’s something I personally pride myself when it comes to being a stylist and a photographer.

 

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Camp D’aguilar Photo Shoot

Cape D’aguilar is a somewhat popular location for taking pictures and hiking. It’s one bus ride from Chai Wan then a 30 minute walk on the road to get to the actual trail. The place itself though seems like a totally different world from the city of Hong Kong.

I’m not a the hiking type, I stay at home, edit and occasionally work out. The idea of climbing an insect infested hill, with the no wifi and the reward of some view and getting unnecessarily sweaty made no sense to me.

But after watching a YouTuber, Jacob Starr explore the Washington hiking trails, I thought that it’d make a great opportunity to take photos. Who knows? Maybe Hong Kong’s hiking trails won’t be that shit. Now to be honest, I have no actual clue at the beginning what a good hiking trail would be, hell, I can’t say I know for sure even now.

But overall the hike was really fun. Finding rocks and caves and a hidden abandoned house that creeped me out was really fun. It brought a sense of adventure, and it let my imagination run wild. I felt like a kid imagining he was exploring dangerous new lands. I think I fell in love with seeing new sights after my losing my hiking virginity. Though, I feel like this relationship would turn out okay.

Moving the weird analogies out of the way, let’s talk reason why I was there. I was there to take photos of Jeul, not a serious photoshoot or anything. Mostly to scout the area and see if I was good at taking landscape photos. As you can see the lack there of, I am pretty shit at it. Perhaps when I become a seasoned veteran at hiking, I’d pick up better nature/landscape photography skills. We can all dream.

Anyway, here Jeulianne wears an Anti Social Social Club hoodie in the black colour way, perhaps it’s most iconic piece. From what she told me when she first wore it that it was pretty comfortable and it’s simple aesthetic makes for an easy outfit to wear for a climb/hike. I felt like the dark colored hoodie and the white text would stand out easily if we took photos near a forest but turns out, giant boulders work too.

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She didn’t really have that much trouble climbing it despite her cropped pants.
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Showing off the awesome back logo, actually she wasn’t scared of climbing at all. I was lol.

So we found this big ass boulder on the way to Cape D’aguilar. So no this isn’t the place. We just thought we’d go bear grills on it and try to climb to that platform. Turns out we weren’t as unfit as we thought we were. I know it’s just Jeulianne on the rock but trust me I climbed it too.

As we got to the cliff, it was literally breathtaking. Not taking my actual breathing into account. I felt pretty happy taking the 3 hours or so trip it took to get there. Then I did what I was used to doing, taking pictures of Jeul.

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So we wanted to have a slightly distressed outfit. Her top was actually made like that and it was in H&M for quite a while the last winter summer season. The pants with it’s entire left pocket taken out and the right one having the fabric behind the smaller pocket removed was made by Jeul. We did it to put more emphasis in showing some sex appeal with showing skin but not in a conventional way. The fishnets under it makes it look more layered than just being bare under it. Interestingly, it’s one of the ways to dress more but look sexier.

Now presenting, the next look: Steve Jobs Stylo

 

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The artist that escapes to far away places.
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We found an abandoned house near the cliff. Creepy? Yes. Enough to stop taking photos? Nope.
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Okay, just to put it out there: I’m practicing my editing too, so it’s gonna be shit till I get better.

So the next outfit consists of a black beret, a pair of circular glasses, a noir turtleneck and some sweat pants. Steve Jobs memorial 2017. To be honest, we thought of an outfit like this mainly because it’s a long hike and it’s kinda windy so we thought that it could be a good thing to wear. Moreover, the whole look screams artist without feeling too serious. I mean she’s wearing sweatpants, how more relaxed can you get?

Will be writing more blogs soon, about events, parties and styling other people in the future so stay tuned!

Jeulianne’s instagram: Jeulianne

Jeulianne’s YouTube Channel

@Jeulianne rocking Unif

 

December 2016 was an interesting time for me to take photos. I had recently been incredibly busy with work and planning for Jeulianne’s art exhibition but one photoshoot that stood out to me was the time we went to take photos at the Hong Kong/Shenzen border. Jeulianne wore Unif along with the right confident and sexy attitude that the brand is often associated with.

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Feeling herself near a construction site in China. Fishnet leggings, turtle neck, choker and Unif Flex mini are all part of this chic girl with attitude package.

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Out of all the 3 pieces I’d have to say personally that the flex mini dress is the most stylish thing Jeulianne added to her wardrobe from Unif. It has a really unique silhouette which is uncommon in dresses nowadays and more importantly it has some very stretchable fabric. It can be an essential Unif piece that is a must have whether you decide to wear it on its own or choose to use it for layering the same way I styled Jeulianne with a white turtle neck and belt choker.

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Though overdone, the stripped T shirt seem revitalised in Unif’s Lenny Top. It has a much shorter sleeve and length almost like a crop top, as if it’s teasing skin ever so slightly. Who knew a simple stripped half crop shirt could carry confident sex appeal. The blue, red, yellow and green colours embroidered  to spell Unif is a great addition to the classic stripped top and the colours seem to work well with each other. It definitely makes good use of the black and white and turns it into a simple backdrop for the iconic brand name.img_6108img_6094

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Styling the Unif red temp skirt with a custom patched blazer

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So this high-waisted skirt is a great example of how a mini skirt can be long enough and still be incredibly stylish. It’s high-waisted design puts a lot of focus on the waist and hips making the wearer’s curves look much better. It’s perfect to style along side some nice fishnets if you’re feeling adventurous. In Jeulianne’s case, I decided to go for a streetwear look complete with the Sailormoon Graphic Tee (from storedogdog which I will talk about in another time), custom patched blazer and mary janes to complete her look.

Think about it, Unif is not just an empowering, stylish and sexy brand for women but it also sells it’s own personal attitude and confidence. It’s a style that’s versatile and can blend well with other brands while still being noticeable enough. If you’re a girl with a credit card or paypal, I highly suggest you shop at Unif as they always have something new and have plenty of sales. Not to mention, they also have an amazing lookbook with great photographers.