WEARING
Keeping Things Slow

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People fashion blog wearing a sustainable and ethical Shaina Mote jumpsuit from New Classics Studios. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People fashion blog wearing a sustainable and ethical Shaina Mote jumpsuit from New Classics Studios. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People fashion blog wearing a sustainable and ethical Shaina Mote jumpsuit from New Classics Studios. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People fashion blog wearing a sustainable and ethical Shaina Mote jumpsuit from New Classics Studios. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People fashion blog wearing a sustainable and ethical Shaina Mote jumpsuit from New Classics Studios. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People fashion blog wearing a sustainable and ethical Shaina Mote jumpsuit from New Classics Studios. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People fashion blog wearing a sustainable and ethical Shaina Mote jumpsuit from New Classics Studios. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People fashion blog wearing a sustainable and ethical Shaina Mote jumpsuit from New Classics Studios. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People fashion blog wearing a sustainable and ethical Shaina Mote jumpsuit from New Classics Studios. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People fashion blog wearing a sustainable and ethical Shaina Mote jumpsuit from New Classics Studios. Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People fashion blog wearing a sustainable and ethical Shaina Mote jumpsuit from New Classics Studios.

About a week ago, I was asked to give a presentation to a group of 10-15 year olds girls about age-appropriate clothing and trends, which got me thinking about how much I would dislike discussing age-appropriate clothing and trends. It's not that these subjects are particularly boring; it more or less has to do with the fact that: a) I'm a huge believer in "wear whatever you want, when you want", and b) trends suck. After all, they really only lend themselves to driving our consumption-based culture and fulfilling people's (including my own) constant need for material satisfaction.

In a world where everyone is trying to catch up with everyone else, it's no wonder that we can barely keep up with the pace of fast fashion. Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world, and the second largest consumer of fresh water. North America alone produces more than 12 million tonnes of waste in textiles, accounting for 5% of all landfill production. So, more than ever, being conscious and mindful about where and how you shop is becoming more important than ever.

With that being said, the solution is quite simple. Invest in your clothing. buy less, and wear more. Your clothes shouldn't be disposable.

JUMPSUIT / NEW CLASSICS STUDIOS
SANDALS / SACAI LUCK
SUNGLASSES / SIMILAR

PHOTOS BY ERIC YUN
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Wearing
Cover Your Tracks

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People Fashion Blog wearing sustainable and eco-friendly wide leg culottes pants from New Classics Studios Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People Fashion Blog wearing sustainable and eco-friendly wide leg culottes pants from New Classics Studios Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People Fashion Blog wearing sustainable and eco-friendly wide leg culottes pants from New Classics Studios Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People Fashion Blog wearing sustainable and eco-friendly wide leg culottes pants from New Classics Studios Alyssa Lau from the Ordinary People Fashion Blog wearing sustainable and eco-friendly wide leg culottes pants from New Classics Studios

Who ever knew that sweaters with randomly knit objects on them are my kryptonite? I sure didn't. That is, until I happened across this gem of a sweater in Carven's sale section pour les garcons in Hong Kong. Why a pylon? I have absolutely no clue. But let's just thank whoever decided it was a good idea. 
PANTS / NEW CLASSICS STUDIOS
MEN'S SWEATER / CARVEN 
SHOES / SIMILAR

PHOTOS BY ERIC YUN
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VIDEO
A Snapchat Story: Cheung Chau

Thursday, July 23, 2015



Two days ago, Bryant, Oscar and I took a 30-minute ferry down from Cheung Chau with the idea that we'd take a nice easy day eating all the snacks you could dream of and biking around in the rain (not the nice "o-let's-prance-in-puddles" rain, but "raining-cats-and-dogs" rain). And, as you would have it, our day turned out to be one sweaty mess and a half. Check out the day's shenanigans (and Bryant's hilarious narration) as caught on Snapchat above, and don't forget to share your thoughts in the comments! 
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WEARING
Beach Days

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Alyssa Lau from the Edmonton-based Ordinary People fashion blog Alyssa Lau from the Edmonton-based Ordinary People fashion blog Alyssa Lau from the Edmonton-based Ordinary People fashion blog Alyssa Lau from the Edmonton-based Ordinary People fashion blog Alyssa Lau from the Edmonton-based Ordinary People fashion blog Alyssa Lau from the Edmonton-based Ordinary People fashion blog

Spent my first day in Phuket sweating and swimming (or swimming in sweat?) and, as you can tell, successfully conned my brother and cousin into taking these photos for me. And while I can at least say that my body is starting to acclimate to the over 9000% humidity here, my jet lag is still as real as ever (as was made evident by my inability to stay awake through a surprisingly underwhelming cabaret show).

PS: Have you checked out New Classics Studios' 10k giveaway yet?! Click here to win one of four $50 gift cards!
DRESS / SIMILAR
SUNGLASSES / CELINE
BAG / TOPSHOP
SANDALS / TEVAS

PHOTOS BY TREVOR & BRENDAN
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