Category Archives: Antique/Vintage

Not a Style Post: A Self Empowerment Journey with Sandra Motallebi

Not a Style Post: A Self Empowerment Journey with Sandra Motallebi

Read on before you judge too soon. I am not posting another usual style post. It is a retelling of my self-realization journey through hooking up with an empowered autonomous designer – Sydney-based Sandi for Sandra Motallebi. From the moment I received an encouraging initial comment about La Mode by GV Miao from Sandi that

African Fashion Show in Hong Kong: All Are Equal; All Are Welcome!

African Fashion Show in Hong Kong: All Are Equal; All Are Welcome!

The fact that big name editors, top international bloggers and celebs are so proud of sitting in the front row of the “Big Four” fashion-week shows indicates that the whole idea of fashion, by its nature, is hierarchical, which means only the elite fashion circle is entitled to enjoy the privilege of watching the glamorous

That’s What the Dream Combination Is Meant To Be

That’s What the Dream Combination Is Meant To Be

At FashionCamp Milano 2011, I saw the dream combination of style and artistic creativity, which was Giulia Boccafogli‘s contemporary leather jewellery, Annapaola Rapacciuolo‘s exquisite miniature jewellery with a vintage flavor, and Chiara Salvioli‘s high quality, detail oriented fashion pieces being proudly shown off in one go. The three brilliant and enthusiastic designers from different parts

Magnan & Tse: French-Chinese Fashion Fusion

Magnan & Tse: French-Chinese Fashion Fusion

In a wonderful quiet corner in the heart of the city, I found this chic boutique with a strong character owned by a Parisian-born Chinese architect turned fashion designer, Tse Yuen-Man. Tse started her career as an architect until two years ago in 2009, she launched the precious apparel brand Magnan & Tse. That explains

“Starry” by Esther Li: Let the Beauty of the Jewels Speak for Itself

“Starry” by Esther Li: Let the Beauty of the Jewels Speak for Itself

By the time I finished photo-shooting at Starry, I knew right away that I didn’t need to write a long attractive text for this unique handmade jewellery boutique. I decided to let the jewellery pieces sold at Starry speak for themselves as their beauty is simply beyond words to describe. When I popped into Starry

Hey Girls, Let’s Get Changed And Ring In Spring!

Hey Girls, Let’s Get Changed And Ring In Spring!

Listen up! This is GV Miao’s first official blog post written for artistspringboard.com Yeah it’s OFFICIAL! Spring is in the air and if you got sick of the dullness of your thick winter coats, why not fill up your wardrobes with Britt Beale an up-and-coming British designer’s cheerful spring collection, and let the designer transform