A fashion blogger of Chinese origin born in Denver, Colorado first started her blog with a review of the ten best in the “Big Four” fashion weeks Spring/Summer 2010 in January, 2010. In the following month, she set up a fan page on Facebook reaching more than 4,000 followers today. Miao has lived a kind of nomadic lifestyle between Hong Kong and Taiwan, Taiwan and Perth, Perth and Europe and so on since she was a child. Her multicultural background has exposed her to various lifestyles and different attitudes towards fashion yet even strengthened her motherland ties and her pride in being Chinese. Having worked in visual merchandising and marketing for the brands such as Ralph Lauren and TSE New York, Miao was trained to have a good eye on fashion and luxury goods. She doesn’t believe fashion as an individual entity, it has got to be linked up with history and culture. Miao is especially keen on the design inspired by oriental aesthetics. She sees it kind of her mission to bring any talented Chinese/Asian designers to the world’s attention.
Realizing the blogging market is so over-saturated, which means fashion bloggers from all over the world are doing more or less the same thing. Miao, being conscious of her Chinese heritage, tends to make her blog unique and genuine by specializing herself in oriental-inspired fashion with eastern motifs cross-fertilizing western styles which brings an exotic feel to it. While most bloggers are keeping an eye on the traditional “Big Four” fashion cities in the West and craving for the latest news about Karl Lagerfeld, Miao is exploring the emerging fashion markets in the East and helps spread the word about the best up-and-coming designers from China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, etc. On top of that, La Mode by GV Miao provides a platform for fashionistas to comment on their favorite oriental/ethnic/folklore designs and express their views on fashion of an oriental theme. Followers are also welcome to leave words about what they think “orientalism” may possibly mean, and what necessary elements should be there to make it oriental fashion. Miao, in addition to being a keen admirer of the glitz and glamour of oriental style, celebrates antique and vintage fashion in her blog. What makes each historical piece special and appealing is the story behind them. It is indeed an interesting experience to feel like having gone through a nostalgia phase when blogging about vintage.
On the 3rd #Anniversary of the launch of La Mode by GV Miao #fashion #blog (http://lamodebygvmiao.tumblr.com/), I feel so blessed to be loved by some of the best new #design talents with their own #unique #creative personality from all over the world whose names have been added to my #blog’s #sponsor list. Among them an American #accessory designer based in Philadelphia, #AnyaPayne for #IndependentFlavor deserves a special mention. Her latest #oriental inspired collection signaturized by this pair of black and red #tassel earrings will be featured in my next #photoshoot to go with my favorite #Chinese blue and white Qing Hwa #porcelain dress, which is a perfectly perfect idea to further enhance the image of La Mode by GV Miao inspired by #oriental #aesthetics since its first launch. Stay tuned for updates!