Kathy, the superwoman/designer/hot mama behind Katherine Kwei Handbags invited Claire Geist and I over for one of the loveliest afternoons in her SoHo studio. We got a good look and guided tour of the Katherine Kwei Autumn/Winter 2013 line.
Can you believe she’s made two babies AND runs, designs, promotes her own luxury handbag company? There are a few women whose career-life balance I look up to, and Kathy is one of them. She manages to do it all with a great attitude and style cooler than I could ever possess. Posing with Claire who’s wearing the ‘Carrie’ pictured underneath in the snake print with paint splatter.
Actually obsessed. It looks too rad. Excuse my hurried and blurry photo of it – it doesn’t do it justice, I swear. The ‘Carrie’ works well as I’m an Amex plus iPhone kind of girl. Keep it efficient with this one.
Also mesmerized by the cobalt lizard. I love cobalt so much I would name a child after it. I naturally gravitated toward the smaller accessories, clutches, and wallets – plenty were introduced this season. Who was it that said the bigger the bag, the bigger the girl? Don’t lose yourself (or your keys) toting a hamper around town.
Mood board with lots of brights, neons, and metallics.
Kathy with one her line’s updated favourites, the Donna box clutch.
More from the perfect-for-a-night-out section. Lots of the traditional Chinese knotting that you see in her signature pieces meets edgy reptilian metallic sheen.
Would happily lug my laptop to work in this two-zip tote. Simple, the skin packs all the oooh into an outfit that you’ll need without the effort.
I went home with the cobalt lizard ‘Charlotte’ shoulder bag. Wanted something that would also fit my camera without being too cumbersome, the adjustable shoulder strap was key for a shawty like me. I haven’t used any other in my own bag collection since. Thanks again Kathy for the flowers, candy, and gifts! You’re too sweet!
This entry was written by Fashion, Joey Ng, New York, Photos and tagged Accessories, American Apparel, Claire Geist, Clutch, Floral Nylon Tricot Figure Skater Dress, Handbags, Katherine Kwei, Katherine Kwei Handbags, Lizard, Snake, Soho, Tote, Wallet. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on April 24, 2013 at 9:35 am, filed under
Scotch & Soda opened up a new store in Union Square and the launch party was hella packed.
We swiftly left to make room for all the suckers in line and headed to the NMRKT Fashion Series Party at Mister H.
This neon sign says LOVE HAPPINESS DRUNKENNESS
And since none of the chicks were prostitutes, the boys had to play a game of who’s taller than whom to score ’em.
But hey, why not take ’em both for 13 feet of fun!
Or an AZN and a JEWZN cuz it’s all good when you’re up to no good.
This entry was written by Events, Fashion, Friends, Joey Ng, New York, Photos and tagged Chris Reed, Electric Gentleman, Julia Jacobson, Kelsey Panicco, Max Bosch, Miguel Gesso, Mister H, Mondrian SoHo, Natalie Off Duty, Natalie Suarez, NMRKT, Ryan Fleisch, Scotch & Soda, Susie G, The Fashion Series, Union Square, Vesper Wolfe. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on April 8, 2013 at 9:00 am, filed under
I am really lazy about getting dressed because who wants to wear any clothes ever, amirite? So since it hasn’t fully sprung into Spring in New York, I’ve opted for this cold weather uniform, varying only slightly from day to day.
Matte Lamé Zip Leggings: H&M
Studded Boots: Tony Bianco
This custom nameplate by my darling, Jake Andrew.
He created the first of its kind for me at a shorter length of 13 inches, with an adjustable clasp. NO GOOD cuz I ain’t any.
Get yours for $169 here or email email@example.com.
Now let’s go win a war.
This entry was written by Fashion, Joey Ng, New York, Outfits, Photos and tagged Accessories, Acne, American Apparel, Bangle, Boots, Cartier, D & Q, Dirty Flaws, Drawn and Quartered, Endless Love, Fisherman Beanie, Fisherman's Pullover, H&M, Jake Andrew, Jake B, Jewellery, Jewelry, Leather, Leggings, Mape Petite Black Leather Jacket, Nadia Bailey, Nikki Moose, Nora Kogan, Proenza Schouler, PS1, Ring, Skulls, Soho, The Animal Orchestra, The Great Frog, The Unisex Super Sheer Circle Scarf, Todd Pendu, Tony Bianco, Wallet, Watch. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on March 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm, filed under
I love this colour, it looks like juicebox punch.
This shade is exclusive to the American Apparel kids collection, I bought a size 6 and am wearing it as a crop top.
Are you mini like me? Try browsing through the kids section at your usual retail haunts.
Youth or teen sizing may fit you just right, plus the prices and taxes are a lot less!
Coral Kids Fisherman Pullover: American Apparel
Black Patent Reversible Leather Belt: American Apparel
Black Cotton Ottoman High-Waist Hot Short: American Apparel
Black Sheer Luxe Pin Dots Shapes Pantyhose: American Apparel
Black Suede Square Wedges: American Apparel
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This entry was written by Fashion, Joey Ng, Montreal, Outfits, Photos and tagged American Apparel, Cotton Ottoman High-Waist Hot Short, Instagram, Kids Fisherman Pullover, Reversible Leather Belt, Sheer Luxe Pin Dots Shapes Pantyhose, Shoes, Wedges. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm, filed under
This is precisely how I feel about being in Los Angeles right now.
I’ve always felt like home was a person and not a place.
I feel so homesick. Homeless, rather, more than ever.
I want to say that I’m trapped, here, in my transience.
I want to say many more things, to explain. I don’t have the wherewithal.
Bianca wrote me this morning. The subject was simply “<3". Another reminder that everyone who cares for me lives in New York, or Berlin, or Toronto. A few days ago, her company, Small Girls PR, had sent me a pair of Tortoise & Blonde sunglasses.
They arrived precisely on a day when I had been crying steadily. I needed these glasses. Thank you.
She suggested that I elaborate on the motto inscribed in the case “ONE Today. ANOTHER Tomorrow.” I think I’m supposed to write about babes and adventures and how life goes on. How I could have one of each of the aforementioned today, and another tomorrow.
But I can’t. I haven’t decided what it is I could say that would make things better or whether they’d be worse.
I’m afraid that I may have already said enough of the wrong things, rendering irreparable.
I’ll let my new Sunset shades tell you how I feel –
black and blue.
For now, I just want to take each day as it comes. One today, another tomorrow.
This entry was written by Fashion, Friends, Joey Ng, Los Angeles, Love, Photos, Writing and tagged Bianca Caampued, DTLA, Los Angeles, Silverlake, Small Girls PR, Sunglasses, Sunset, Tortoise & Blonde. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on May 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm, filed under
I’m on instagram now. No, I haven’t switched from my beloved bb to iPhone. I just signed up on my iPod so I could stalk this superbabe on the single social media platform that he partakes in.
So follow me on instagram @JOEYNOGOOD
Some punk with no pictures took up the username for joeyng. I’ll get him, one day.
Fuchsia Lipstick (Satin 36): Make Up For Ever
White Spandex Jersey Blend Sleeveless Turtleneck Crop Top: American Apparel
Black Riding Pant: American Apparel
Faux leather kids motorcycle jacket: H&M
PS1 Wallet: Proenza Schouler
Black Patent Wood Cut Wedge: Pour La Victoire
This entry was written by Blogging, Fashion, Internet, Joey Ng, Los Angeles, Outfits and tagged American Apparel, Instagram, Make Up Forever, Make Up Forever USA, Pour La Victoire, Proenza Schouler, PS1 Wallet, Riding Pant, Spandex Jersey Blend Sleeveless Turtleneck Crop Top. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on February 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm, filed under
Feeling as dreary as the weather. As much as it doth rain, my nose runneth.
But always dress better than you feel!
Time to insert some bright, fun, energy via neon NINJA TURTLE SWEATER and matching NEON NAILS!
Fave new lacquer colour, American Apparel’s neon red.
Red for Raphael. My favourite ninja turtle. Even though I could only find a sweater with Donatello on it.
Nay, the sweater found me!
Ben Sherman launched their charity endeavour, Very Important Plectrums, at the Gramercy theatre last night.
Very much liked the hashtag.
Plectrums by various artists will be auctioned off starting on May 29th to raise money in support of Lifebeat, a music industry lead HIV/AIDS protection awareness group.
Vodka cocktails complimentary of Svedka
They had a showcase of some of the original guitar picks on set. Coldplay, The Kooks, Oh Land etc.
Concerts to be held in New York, London, and Berlin.
Lou, Liz, and Yvonne.
100% of proceeds from the plectrum auctions to go to charity.
Graffiti6, DJ Josh Madden, and Talib Kweli performed.
Antwan and I. Look who snuck in the back!
This entry was written by Events, Fashion, Friends, Joey Ng, New York, Photos and tagged Antwan Duncan, Ben Sherman, Director X, Graffiti6, Gramercy Theatre, Svedka, Very Important Plectrums, Yvonne Kai. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on May 18, 2011 at 11:12 pm, filed under
Diesel showcased their feminine, make-up inspired Summer collection at their Lexington & 60th store.
Fresh colours, bleached splatters, and ‘The Jean that Kate Middleton Wore’.
Every girl knows you’ve got to try on at least a dozen pairs (if not more) before you find the right one. Pretty PR girls, fashion editors, and bloggers had loads of fun testing out fits and washes.
Susie G trendstarting the dropped-crotch pinstripe jeans for the evening.
Patrick, Diesel’s denim buyer, was on hand to help us with our picks.
Make Up Forever gave mini-makeovers to complement the denim line’s cosmetics influences.
I fell for their intense orange lippy.
Cory Kennedy brought along friends and caught up with Nylon editor, Dani Stahl.
The pair I picked, ‘Hushy’. Light, light wash with pastel water-coloured streaks. Reminds me of a rainbow sno-cone.
Approval from Dani, the event’s star stylist, rocking her distressed aqua Diesels.
For more on Powder – the Diesel Spring/Summer line click here.
This entry was written by Events, Fashion, New York and tagged Cory Kennedy, Dani Stahl, Diesel USA, Jeans, Make Up Forever, Susie G, The Powder of Diesel. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on April 29, 2011 at 2:02 am, filed under