Harper's Bazaar Vietnam Cover, Jul 2012

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Harper's Bazaar Vietnam, July 2012

Photography: Zhang Jingna

Styling: Phuong My
Hair: Cường Hoàn Lệ
Makeup: Valerie Vonprisk
Model: Ngo Thanh Van 

My first Harper's Bazaar cover! For Harper's Bazaar Vietnam anniversary issue. Featuring Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van.

She's sooo pretty. Will get the story+behind the scenes photos up later. Thank you for slaving days and nights with me on this Phuong My. ♥

Harper's Bazaar: Super Natural

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Harper's Bazaar Singapore, Sept 2011
Super Natural

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Styling: Alli Sim
Hair/Makeup: Marc Teng
Model: Shir Chong
Styling Assistant: Tengku Zainab Ajlaa

I had just turned 20 when I shot my first editorial for Harper's Bazaar Singapore. For the past few years my stories for the magazine have almost always been shot with Alli only.

I didn't know at the time of the shoot that this would become the last spread that we'd get to work on together before she and Bazaar parted ways. Should I have known I'd have stayed in Singapore longer that trip, just to do all the other concepts we'd talked about because I love her so so so so much.

I don't know how she can be so dedicated, detailed, hardworking and loving all at the same time. So many times when I felt like I've screwed up or shot terribly, she'd be there to encourage me and somehow steer me back on track and make things work out. (I stress a lot shooting for Bazaar, a lot.)

I've learnt so much working with her it makes me really really sad that she's no longer my editor. T_T But I guess there will be chances in the future for other things, so I'll just try my best to get better faster in the mean time and hope when that time comes we'll be able to do even greater things. Take care for now babe I'll see you again soon. Thank you for being such an amazing friend and mentor. <3

Harper's Bazaar: Call Me Irresistible

Harper's Bazaar Singapore, April 2011

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Styling: Alli Sim
Hair: Greg-O
Makeup: Cindy Goh
Nails: Joyce Chang using OPI
Model: Rudi/Mannequin
Photo assistant: Karin Xiao
Additional Assistance: Joyce Cheo, Amanda Tan

Special thanks to Laura Chong/TANG+CO

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Been back in Singapore for almost two weeks now, wow time really passes by fast.

Between being fed by friends, meeting deadlines, and trying to spend time with my clan on SC2, I'd been getting so little sleep, it feels like as if I'm living in three different time zones. Every time I wake up I wonder when I can stop feeling this tired, there's just not enough hours in a day.

Eyes hurt so so much from retouching lately, I hope it's just the fatigue and jetlag and that it will go away soon.

It's a beautiful day.

Harper's Bazaar Singapore Apr 2010 - Untold Desires 

Editor: Alli Sim
Photography: Zhang Jingna
Assistant: Ken Koh
Hair, make-up and styling: Marc Teng
Models: Kateryna F & Anna Tuchina/Mannequin

This is the only editorial I was able to take up thus far this year. Terrible, I need travel lesser.

Here's a quick recap of the last month's activities before I dive back into my enormous pile of DI. In point form because I am lazy don't want it to be draggy.

– Had one hell of a disastrous shoot in London, terrible enough to top The Coldest Day. Nope, not exaggerating, but I am incredibly grateful for the experience.

It was truly humbling. Made me realize there's still so much more to learn and experience and fail and photograph.

– Made a detour to L.A. and managed to not hole up in Irvine for 99% of the time. Visited Santa Monica and The Getty, the da Vinci exhibition's amazing.

– Met up with more Blizzard people. We're going to have a Blizzard meetup one day, really.

– Spent a day having my longest lunch ever with the awesome sculptor Evan Campbell. It was some six hours because we spent four on the road getting to and fro Burbank. Seeing his works in person left me in utter awe and made the travelling more than worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed talking about how tormented we are.

– Visited San Francisco over the final weekend, highlight of the trip being a visit to Pixar. They've got their own chocolate festival!!! So full of win, do want.

It's most impressive I'd seen of a studio, in terms of everything really. But then again I'd seen mostly only game studios (well not counting Madhouse and Gonzo), so I guess the environment could be quite different from those that work on films.

– Had a chance to meet up with my best friend from secondary school days. Saw his Stanford credit card and said we ought to get the Old Rafflesian's Association's one too cuz it looks so uber cool.

– Made it out of London before the airspace shutdown. Flight took off just half an hour before they shut down the runways.

– Got started on Monster Hunter Freedom Unite at some point of time while in Irvine. Now I suffer from withdrawal because I only have a PS3. Meh.

Best pal njoo told me to go on a diet with him cuz I'm getting fat and the population of Seoul cares that he has a good image.

Refused for I'm too lazy and that it's easier to live through his ridicules for a couple of months rather than depriving myself of good food. Whee.

I've also got new pictures for my Twitter background because I felt like I haven't done any personal work in ages. I wish there's someone who can do a new blog layout for me because I just can't stand looking at the current one any longer. Arghhh.

And that's about it for now, to AX and SDCC in July!

Where the Wild Things Are

Harper's Bazaar Singapore Sept 09

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Styling: Alli Sim
Hair/make-up: Marc Teng
Manicure: Joyce Chang
Model: Weronika/Ave
Photography Assistants: Hoong Weilong, Abby Lim
Styling Assistant: Jacquie Ang
Additional Assistant: Michelle Chow

This was the first time I got to work with Marc. Really really awesome on set (and photogenic too) . We got to work together again on the Oct issue, which I think should be out soon. ^^

Just some behind the scenes

Abby and I being mimicking the pose silly, just 'cause we can. Hahaha. /lame

Anyway, I want to say big big thank you to everyone who left a comment (here or dA or twitter or via email) in response to the previous post. It really touches me that it meant... something to somebody.

In regards to writing more, I will attempt when time permits itself again. =D

Heading back to Singapore tomorrow, gotta start packing for New York and LA~ Anyone has a fav to recommend for to-do and to-see and to-eat? =D

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Harper's Bazaar Singapore Sept 09

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Styling: Alli Sim
Makeup: Andrea Claire
Hair: Greg-O
Photography Assistants: Hoong Weilong, River Chen
Styling Assistant: Lim Pei Xuan
Model: Sugi/Carrie Models

Wonderful set with a wonderful team.

The light was too gorgeous to waste so I took random shots of the team after we wrapped.

Alli.

Alas, we have to come across people who're beauty and brains all in one to make ourselves feel tiny every now and then.

Andrea (and I).

She's the amazing one behind the epic makeup/hair for Celosia (which has placed 3rd in the International Photography Awards under Fine Arts: Nudes category).

Greg-O said we looked like sisters with the similar hair colours and all, so we took a shot together. XD

Andrea and Greg being hilarious.