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Monique Zhang Collaboration Project: Oriental Chic

A modeling day during a photoshoot project, showcasing Monique Zhang’s modern chic creations. Monique is a beloved fashion designer based in San Francisco. During one evening gathering, seemingly out of the blue, SF-based fashion designer Monique Zhang said to me, “We should do a project together!” Simon Fu, a wedding photographer from ES Creation and [...]

Arion Press Fine Printing: The Art of Book Making

A recent tour around the historic fine printing and bookmaking facility Arion Press reveals the outstanding art and dedication behind superb craftsmanship of typecasting, letterpress printing, and hand bookbinding. A visit to Arion Press is a MUST. If you live in San Francisco for a while, especially if you’re a fine printing lover, chances are [...]

Reviewing Musank Styles in 2013

Perhaps Fafafoomers already noticed that I’m not one to follow fashion trends that much. Like many of you, confident fearless women, I like styles that speak to me personally and not the ones people say are in trend or considered “cool” in their standard. And it’s not that you have to be stylish all the [...]

Stolen Moments: The Photographs of Ronny Jaques

Ronny Jaques may be a relatively unknown photographer for mainstream fashion audience, however he is one of the most innovative photographer in his class, of the same caliber of Slim Arons and Richard Avedon (the latter arguably being the most well-known). The 2008 published “Stolen Moments: The Photographs of Ronny Jaques” by Pamela Fiori displays [...]

A Samurai Spirit: Rome Kanda

Chatting with Japanese actor and comedian Rome Kanda at J-Pop Summit Festival 2012 was one of those random opportunities that I can’t help feeling truly blessed and humbled. I was passing through in front of New People building trying to get something to eat in between one event to the next when the opportunity to [...]