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
The good thing about New York is that so much of it stays the same. You can always expect a good time, good-looking photographs, and even better looking people at Milk Gallery.
Dennis Stock’s collection of photographs featuring icons, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and more is up now at Milk Gallery until the 17th.
I’d take James Deen over Dean any day but boy, what a sight to behold on any given afternoon, eh? Babe, diner, cake. Die.
The only person you’d ever want to see in Times Square.
MUPPETS!!!!! Joel W Henderson
Our new pet, Vesper Wolfe, and I.
In da hood they call me 2phonezzzzzz Chris and the very techy Jiddy Committee.
Joel Eel rolling up ready with a black panther pin and a Muji pen. All set.
Then I bounced with Rocky Li and R2D2 to make some sweet sweet songs.
Stock you on the internet, later.
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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, 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
It’s lipstick, not a cold sore.
These amazing shots on film were taken by our favourite muppet, Joel W Henderson.
Hands down, best photo. Thanks for photographing our wedding, Joel!
Trying a little harder not to wear just a sweatshirt, black jeans, leather jacket every day.
Black Cotton Spandex Jersey Mock Neck Bodysuit: American Apparel
Spruce Long Accordion-Pleat Skirt: American Apparel
Patent Black Reversible Leather Belt: American Apparel
Gold necklace: Mum’s vintage Givenchy
Large watch: Dad’s vintage Rolex
Medium watch: vintage Casio from American Apparel
Small watch: Mum’s vintage Girard-Perregeaux
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This entry was written by Joey Ng, New York, Outfits, Photos and tagged Accessories, American Apparel, Casio, Cotton Spandex Jersey Mock Neck Bodysuit, Givenchy, Long Accordion-Pleat Skirt, Reversible Leather Belt, Rolex, Watches. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm, filed under
From Wikipedia: “A nosegay is a small flower bouquet, typically given as a gift. The term nosegay arose in fifteenth-century Middle English as a combination of nose and gay (which then meant “ornament”).”
Mine was gifted from our friend, Sarah, who owns Chrysanthemum: Rare Teas & Flowers in Brooklyn.
She came over to our house the other day to chat about her business and when I said I was going to buy bodega roses for the ceremony, she kindly offered to piece together a bouquet and boutonniere for us. Knowing it was going to be an all black everything, everything black affair, here are the elements in my “Uber Goth” nosegay!
Thank you Sarah!
If you’re looking for a floral gift that’s actually stylish, unique, and has zero cheese factor, check Chrysanthemum out at their shop or online.
Chrysanthemum: Rare Teas & Flowers
669 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
This entry was written by Joey Ng, New York, Photos and tagged Bouquet, Chris Reed, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum BK, Chrysanthemum Brooklyn, Chrysanthemum: Rare Teas & Flowers, Flowers, Nosegay, Orchids, Sarah Lineberger, Wedding. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm, filed under
The best part of throwing my wedding bouquet to only Leanne was
how pissed it made every other girl. Too funny, sorry Maria.
But she deserved it! A huge thank you to Leanne and The Cardinal for all the amazing food.
Everyone loved the fried chicken!
Bouquet gifted by Chrysanthemum: Rare Teas & Flowers.
This entry was written by Friends, Funny, Joey Ng, New York, Photos and tagged Bowery, Charles Hinman, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum BK, Loft, Maria Aoki, The Cardinal, The Cardinal NYC, Wedding. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 17, 2012 at 7:32 pm, filed under
This is my dog. It is a boy dog and his name is Albert Einstein.
I rescued him from the Harlem Animal Care & Control Center on August 18th because he was cute and he was going to die if I didn’t.
At first, he was meant to be a foster. We’d have him for a few weeks until he’d find a forever home but he was so well behaved and adorable, we decided to adopt him.
I love our dog. Chris loves our dog. Although, I am pretty sure that Chris loves our dog more than I love our dog.
This is my relationship with the dog. I don’t wake up in the morning to take it for a walk – Chris does that. I feed him. He’ll scratch at the door and I’ll let him into the room but he’s not allowed on the bed.
I say a few things like:
“Hello you are dog!”
“You are so cute!”
“Who’s a fluffy nutter? Albie!”
I make sure his vet and food costs are taken care of. That he is clean and warm and walked at appropriate intervals. That’s about it. That’s as far as my love goes.
Chris takes him out about 90% of the time (thank you). He sleeps with the dog. He talks about loving our dog so much and how that is why he knows he’s capable of loving, which in turn must mean that he’s not a bad person.
I think Chris loves our dog so much because our dog loves him back unconditionally. Albert’s needs are very simple. His job is to be cute and loving. That is it.
There is a point to this. My thoughts are, that it’s very easy for a man to love you. Make him feel like a better man, make sure that you love him a fuck ton, but especially, don’t be demanding with your love. Emphasis on the last part of that sentence.
Be simple and sweet.
But who wants to be simple?
That is why I’m glad I have a dog.
This entry was written by Joey Ng, Love, New York, Photos, Writing and tagged Albert Einstein Reed-Ng, Chinatown, Chris Reed, Dog, Poodle, Two Bridges. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm, filed under
When one half
to its other.