Vicki Victoire, known by her pseudonym Gwen Vikkey Miao first started her fashion blog “La Mode by GV Miao – an Oriental Perspective” (http://la-mode-by.gvmiao.com/, http://lamodebygvmiao.tumblr.com/) in January, 2010, also co-organizer of New York Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza 2014 – fashion show (https://www.facebook.com/newyorkasianfashionweekextravaganza). In the following month, she set up a complementary fan page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gvmiaovickivictoirefashionistaz). Miao has lived a kind of nomadic lifestyle between Hong Kong and Perth, Perth and Europe and so on since she was a child. 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 as 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.
Vicki Victoire, known by her pseudonym Gwen Vikkey Miao first started her fashion blog “La Mode by GV Miao – an Oriental Perspective” (http://la-mode-by.gvmi… view more