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.
Today I received the winning slogan tee for La Mode by GV Miao X *LittleBlackDress* – Christmas Gift Giveaway Campaign 2011: T-shirt Slogan Design Contest which kicked off around last Christmas. Credits go to Alessia Caliendo, the founder and designer of *LittleBlackDress* and the lucky winner and very generous supporter of Defenders for Children US, Stephanie Drayton.
It started as my blog’s first marketing campaign and then unexpectedly turned into a charitable project, which has made my blogging experience so different and unique. I welcome more designers/brands to collaborate with me. We can work more miracles together. Just contact me.
Long live love! Everyday is Valentine’s Day.
I WON the DIY design contest@Tif & Tiffy Valentine’s Day DIY Blogger Event. I DIY this adorable pair of ear muffs with love.
To read and comment the full blog post “Let’s Talk About Love: Tif & Tiffy Valentine’s Day DIY Blogger Event Celebrates the Spirit of True Love,” please click on http://la-mode-by.gvmiao.com/2012/03/lets-talk-about-love-tif-tiffy….
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Let’s Talk About Love: I WON the DIY design contest@Tif & Tiffy Valentine’s Day DIY Blogger Event. I DIY this adorable pair of ear muffs with love. Do you wanna be my first customer to buy my winning DIY design?
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Long live love! Everyday is Valentine’s Day.
GOOD NEWS!! I'm one of the top 5 finalists for the styleblogger contest. Follow and comment my blog http://la-mode-by.gvmiao.com/
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Stay Tuned For My Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 Blog Posts to be Posted on http://la-mode-by.gvmiao.com/ Soon!
Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 ended yesterday. Attended the 2nd Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Contest after show party and got to know the winner, Ms. Gloria Chan, some important people in the industry and designers (e.g. Mr. Manix Wong) in person. My honor to get a chance to interview some of them, don’t miss out on my event blog posts/photo albums to be posted up on my fan page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fashion-Blog-La-Mode-by-GV-Miao-an-Oriental-Perspective/277566999964 and on my GV Miao fashion blog http://la-mode-by.gvmiao.com/ soon!
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