MCM opening in Kuala Lumpur

Sorry for the constant irregular postings on this blog.

H&M jumpsuit, Christian Dior bag.

On Wednesday, I went for the grand opening of the first MCM store in Kuala Lumpur. Having the first Malaysian store open in Pavilion is nothing less than perfect because it fits in so well with other high end labels. Neighbouring stores to MCM in Pavilion's new wing include Moschino and Tory Burch. The label is brought in by Melium Group, which is the same company behind Givenchy and Saint Laurent in Malaysia.

Local celebrities filled the room in ensembles you can't help but admire. The whole party was sort of a feast for my eyes because everyone was so well dressed, I was basically just naming everything in my head. My monologue the whole night was pretty much Alexander Wang. Fendi. Givenchy. Chanel. SS13. Isabel Marant. Hey I've seen her before.

Marion Caunter was best dressed, in my opinion. She wore this figure hugging black mini dress with fringes down the back, as well as black fingerless gloves. Sounds like what dreams are made of. I finally met Scha Alyahya. If you know me quite well, you'd know that I have a serious girlcrush on her, LOL. I got into a conversation with her, which made the underachiever in me feel very accomplished.

The shelves were packed with leather bags all accented with the signature Visetos (logo) and some with a kick of studs. I find MCM very suitable for style-conscious kids on the move. The Visetos decorated pretty much everything from sneakers to backpacks to plush toys. My favourite piece in the store was a black sweater with embossed detailing on the front.

Looking back at these photos of backpacks just remind me of 21 Jumpstreet in that scene where Channing Tatum's like "Single strap it" hahahaha


La Vie Bohème

La Vie Bohème is French for the bohemian life.

I had my cousin Heeda Syafiqa (or Syaf) be in charge of make up. So glad I decided to call her because I love her work. There's two parts to this shoot so this is part one. For the first part, she did a bronzy, youthful look as I requested which worked really well. Pretty sure she could work anything up with her magical hands. I've seen her collection and it's beyond impressive.

Working with Syamimi was also a pleasure. It was actually my first time meeting Syamimi at the time of the shoot. Everything was so laid back and the three of us got along so well. Initially the plan was to start shooting at 3pm but as the weather is haywire at this time of year, it rained and we only got to start at about 6pm after makeup and wardrobe but everything still went well. Second part coming up sometime soon!

If any of you are interested in collaborating or shooting with me, drop me an email at lisa.ameera@gmail.com

Photography, styling & post processing - Lisa Ameera
Make up - Heeda Syafiqa (@syaffyboo)
Model - Syamimi Amiruddin (@syamimiamiruddn)


Honeysuckle Memories

On Sunday, I directed my first "shoot". It was a rainy day, as per usual, since we're at this time of the year. As there are variations to pretty much every picture, including those not published, I'll just tell you that the umbrella/jump action was quite comical. I had two umbrellas, one bigger than the other. Being an amateur, I obviously didn't have anyone else to help me. In other words, an assistant. I really wanted to capture the shot but juggling between balancing an umbrella under heavy rain (though it didn't seem like it in the picture) and making amendments to the setting in my camera was troublesome, to say the least. In the end, I ended up rolling down my car window with me shooting from the car and having the model jump outside in the rain. What came after was wet car interior on the driver's side. I just thought that was worth sharing. You know.. for the LOLs. But then again, if you laughed, you're probably cruel.

I'm quite glad with how these turned out. Might post more a little later. Also, big thank you to my model, Fara Azhar (twitter - @_farzhr).

More unimportant information : The title of this photoset is from a song - Zella Day's Compass. If you decide to listen to it, the remix isn't so bad either.