Happy 2012 my lovelies. I know I have been super quiet these past couple of months but it’s a crazy, confusing and somewhat stressful time for me. I promise I won’t neglect you again.
So what’s in store for us here at the blog? Not much that I can divulge at the moment, but I can assure you that this year will be filled with more excitement and adventure than ever before.
So, let’s get started shall we?
How to Make it in America – New York City, the fashion industry and this season, a cameo by Pharrell, what more could a girl ask for? Seriously. I’m half way into season two and with only eight 20 minute episodes per season, I am savouring every bite.
The Yellow Sea - Some of you may already be aware of my obsession with South Korean cinema – there’s something about these movies that, even amidst the violence , is so visually beautiful and equally poignant.
Na Hong-jin’s second film after The Chaser – The Yellow Sea is set between Yanbian, a little known area on the Chinese-Russian-Korean border, and Seoul City; where a murder hit goes horribly wrong.
I loved the story and Na Hong-jin’s chase sequences are perfection, yet I couldn’t help but feeling slightly on disoriented towards the end due to the fast editing and breathless action packed sequences – though I have a feeling that, as the story was depicts a ‘good’ man spiraling uncontrollably and irrevocably into a violent underworld, that was the point.
I’ve always had a little crush on Pharrell and a deep fascination with Japan, it’s people and culture, especially Tokyo (side note: I must plan a visit there soon).
So imagine my excitement when I came across this -”Tokyo Rising“, in this 5-part documentary Pharrell visits Tokyo after the recent earthquake tragedy. It’s a wonderful insight into Tokyo and it’s youth, a culture so full of energy and resilience in the midst of redefining itself. A must watch!
I rediscovered my love for Elie Saab’s beautiful simplicity after seeing Kate Winslet’s stunning Emmy dress. And the Spring/Summer collection does not disappoint. I love Elie Saab for making evening wear that I, not only would, but could wear.
Not just a blogger. Elin Kling is a fashion blogger with her eye on the business. Elin started her career running the fashion desk at one of Sweden’s largest newspapers. She co-founded Fashion Networks, a digital media company, the brains behind Nowmanifest – the consolidated fashion blogs of Rumi Neely, Bryan Boy, Industrie as well as her own blog, Style by Kling.
Besides Fashion Networks expansion to the US and Asia, Kling also has a clothing line collaboration with H&M, a print magazine entitled “StyleBy” and is working on a new fashion line in partnership with Acne.
Kling gets that fashion blogging is now so ubiquitous, that you have differentiate yourself, which she does so cleverly by making it about the business of fashion.