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
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
A Coca Cola is three dollars here
and an iced coffee is a coffee with ice cream
but you couldn’t find an
orange mocha frappuccino
even if you had
all the gold coins in the
And even though I miss
the love of my life, Albert Einstein,
the love of my nights,
I’m in no hurry to come home, baby,
cuz Mr. Ocean had it right
Why see the world,
when you’ve got the beach?
This entry was written by Australia, Joey Ng, Outfits, Photos and tagged American Apparel, Beach, Bondi, Nylon Tricot Criss-Cross Bikini Top, Nylon Tricot High-Waist Swim Brief, Rose garden, Sydney, Tamarama. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on February 7, 2013 at 9:02 am, filed under
I’m in Melbourne, avoiding you, and I’m too
busy non-plussed to blog (like ever).
Luckily for me, I’ve got New York’s prettiest young thing, Drex Drechsel, by my side.
I think at one point I said my New Year’s resolution was to be less cruel to the people I love.
Which, I’m pretty sure I’ve already broken.
I’m not a good person, you know that.
You love me anyway.
Keep it real.
This entry was written by Australia, Babes, Events, Friends, Joey Ng, Photos and tagged American Apparel, Australia, Drex, Drex Drechsel, Gloria V Bodysuit, Hotel, Kiki Li Ricci, Leather Tap Shorts, Melbourne, New Year's Eve, PYTNYC, Yew York. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on January 7, 2013 at 11:51 am, 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
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
If you’re unhappy with the way things are going (which I was), don’t look at your available options and settle for the least of all evils. Go ahead and do your favourite fucking thing. Figure out what that is because until you do, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing. It will eat at you, dull you, little by little.
I? Moved in with this guy, Chris Reed.
In New York, New York. Whoop!
For the first time in 3 years, I have my name on a lease. Keys I won’t have to return in a matter of weeks, a mailing address that doesn’t belong to a factory, and a bed. My bed.
I have all my things.
I get to wake up and come home to my very own little version of family.
We had a housewarming party on Canada day.
You can tell this is a social media required household.
We had the pleasure of hosting many a special Canadian guest. Meredith drove across the border for the first time!
And because this city is the greatest, I’ve found many more friends and they all dranks beers on our roof.
Come over sometime.
This entry was written by Chris Reed, Events, Friends, Joey Ng, New York and tagged American Apparel, Austin Otto, Chinatown, Chris Reed, Destinee Handly, Disco Short, Foursquare, Internet Fame, Ioana Hercberg, Lacee Swan, Manhattan, Maria Aoki, Meredith Cheesbrough, Nisia Wasilewicz, Nylon Tricot High-Cut One-Piece, Rocky Li, Shenan Fraguadas, Social Media, Todd Pendu, Twitter, Zana Bayne. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 30, 2012 at 9:07 am, filed under
I recently went home to Hong Kong for the first time in 3 years for… a day.
24 hours with my awesome parents, our family helmed by my stylin’ mum.
Picking me up from the airport. Mum hates candids. She’s trying to look elegant and animated while pointing her ‘don’t you dare’ finger at me.
We ate at Pizza Hut because whenever anyone goes home, we revert back to childhood. Too bad I didn’t get any crayons or pogs to play with.
I know you’re all going to say that I look a lot like my mum. In Chinese, the term is “behng yun”, which literally means biscuit print, well, cookie cutter. Making babies with the same mold as the parent! I am a cookie. I want cookies. Caveacookiepreeznowpreez?
Mum’s the boss. She prefers the whole family to be colour co-ordinated, it’s very pre-Victoria-Beckham.
Here we are at a yum cha restaurant. I won’t be there to celebrate Mothers’ Day with her this year but if I could I’d probably bring her to Leanne’s restaurant, The Cardinal,
HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY TO ALL THE LOVELY MOMMIES OUT THERE!
This entry was written by Food, Joey Ng, New York, Photos and tagged American Apparel, Brunch, Dad, East Village, Hong Kong, Mum, Pleated Skirt, Spandex Jersey Blend Sleeveless Turtleneck Crop Top, T.C. Meggs, The Cardinal, Unisex Fisherman's Pullover. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm, filed under
From left to right, top to bottom:
Los Angeles > New York > Los Angeles > Melbourne > Sydney > Adelaide > Sydney > Hong Kong > Los Angeles > Home.
All photos from my instagram: joeynogood
This entry was written by Joey Ng, Los Angeles, New York, Photos and tagged Adelaide, American Apparel, Bowery, Charles Hinman, Darling Harbour, DTLA, Fawkner Park, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Samantha Young, St. Vincent Thrift Store, Sydney, Sydney Opera House. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on April 21, 2012 at 5:49 am, 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