- Well, who can forget the London Big Freeze, huh? I woke up one morning to see the pavement suddenly turned white. No, not because Amy Winehouse or Pete Doherty spilled their 'white powder' on the street of London, silly - it's snow. The English wish for a white Christmas, so God give them one bigfat white Christmas they deserved! [click here , here and here]. To be honest I hate snow. The bigfat effort to put on so many layers of clothing just to get around the city is so damning. Hate it. I dunno whether I can go thru all that again anymore. Oh, wait a minute, I don't have to coz I'm already back in the tropics! Yet, it's quite flattering too coz I'm able to melaram with all the trend of the season - the overcoat with snood, fingerless glove and stuff... pretty cool though I hate the weather at the same time. Also, don't forget... I've been the subject of the case study at London College of Fashion due to my winter style. Who can beat that? :) [click here]
- January is also the month where Jil Sander for Uniqlo's second +J collection hit the stores. Not as va va voom respond as the debut in October, but still acceptable quality of clothing. [click here]
- Burberry debut its online streaming catwalk show all the way from Milan for the Fall/Winter 2010 menswear collection. A history has been made indeed... [click here]
- ...Which is also brought me to the next point: the trend of the season - military. Burberry shown 'em in their show, yet at the same time highstreet stores stock up military look for Spring/Summer 2010. [click here]
- Mentioning Spring/Summer 2010 - Pantone has come up with their Color Report based on New York Fashion Week. The color of SS10 is: turquoise! [click here]
- One important thing that any gadgeteers should never forget is when Apple announces the iPad, which happens in that January. There's a sudden uproar in the blogosphere, should I want it, shouldn't I want it, is it that good, what can it do and all the things about it has been up there for discussions. Some like it, some don't. Does iPad really made a huge impact into the touchscreen world? Well, just ask why Apple sold more than 3 million units in the first month? [click here]
- Another milestone in men's fashion, Hermes finally opens its first dedicated menswear store in New York. At Madison Avenue to be exact. Gorgeous store, very chic and luxury. Suddenly the level of men's shopping has risen significantly. [click here]
- H&M continues their designer collaboration with the French quirky chic fashion house Sonia Rykiel. Stripes, colorful knitwear is their signature design. But no men's collection? That doesn't stop me to shop at all coz I got sisters. Ha! [click here]
- You know February is associated with Valentine's Day, right? And people normally 'celebrate' it on the 14th Feb? But somehow, Londoners wanna celebrated it earlier... [click here]
- London Fashion Week started in its full glory. In ES Magazine, it's being awashed with the images of Lara Stone who graces the ad campaign in many, many spreads... [click here]
- Pantone has again released another report, this time for the color palette for Fall/Winter 2010/11. I can say that I really love Chocolate Truffle! [click here]
- If last month I did my double denim, this month my style gone mad as I did my 3D: triple denim! Fashion faux pas, or fashion forward... who the hell care if it's fashion?! [click here]
- And talking about fashion forward, I also got the red blazer! Come on, all the designers doing it...[click here]
- This month is also the month of collaboration. The coveted Italian brand, 10 Corso Como did their join venture with Liberty of London for the unique collection of prints. Selfridges also brought in special edition of Uniqlo pieces all the way from Japan that is not sold anywhere in the UK. [click here and here]
- ...while at the same time I just can't help but stunned by the same shoes I have which is worn by Baptiste Giabiconi - the model synonymous with Chanel and Lagerfeld. [click here].
- Mentioning model, my own pick for the model of the month goes to: Marlon Teixeira. I love the ad campaign that he did for Vila Romana. I love the sand, the sun, the light in the pixs. There is some sombre and peaceful element in it that reminds me of a place that I should go to in the coming month .... [click here]
- To finish on my pick on March, I would add the drink of the month. Starbucks Via. Now that I don't have to go to the cafe again to get a shot of their coffee. With everything in the sachets, I can do my own brew at home! [click here]
Have you ever tried light graffiti? Try it... it's so much fun. This is what I came up with - a novice kinda effort, but proven works! See.. it's actually spells my name 'ZAMRI'. :)
How to do light graffiti? Easy peasy...
To create light graffiti, you or a friend will stand in front of the camera with a light, in a dark setting. After you open the shutter, you can begin moving the light to draw shapes and patterns in the air. If you move quickly enough, the camera won't record a person, only the patterns of light you leave behind. The camera may also record the background if its spotlighted by other light sources, such as the moon or a streetlight.
For best-quality shots, use an ISO setting of 200 or lower; higher ISO settings create more noise, or grain, in low-light images. Use the lowest aperture number on your camera to let in more light, unless, of course, you're shooting in a location that's a bit bright. In that case, a higher aperture number (16 or higher) may darken the scene enough to let you write more graffiti.
Finally, you'll need more time so you can create your graffiti masterpiece, so longer shutter speeds are essential. Experiment with 20 or 40 second exposures, or even 5 minute exposures, to see how the results look. Of course, the longer the exposure, the darker location you'll need. (more info, click here)
So... why wait? Go on and try!
P/S: Did I tell you that it works best with DSLR. :P
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[pix and words by shortlist]