Having started his musical adventures with piano at the tender age of 3 before becoming one of the youngest in Malaysia to reach Grade 8 by 11 years of age, Dennis Lau took on violin at age 8 before obtaining the ATCL Diploma at 15 and Award Winner for Outstanding Performance (Trinity College of London, LTCL examinations). He has since shared the stage with many familiar names and picked up more accolades for his contribution to the music business.
Come Saturday 22nd October 2016, the internationally-renowned violinist will be hosting his first ever large-scale concert at Mega Star Arena, by collaborating with an all-star line up of names like Ning Baizura, Syafinaz Selamat, Atilia Haron, Soo Wincci, Jimmy Sax, Koujee Beatbox and more; making the night a display of great Malaysian talent.
Described as “street luxe style meets Asian sensation”, Singaporean label CHI CHI VON TANG harps on Asia and the Warrior Spirit as its design inspiration with the brand’s bestselling CHI CHI Warrior Bomber seen on the likes of Mick Jagger, Natalie Imbruglia and Eve.
Founded by Lisa Von Tang, she was an international model and former Digital Strategist at O&M before founding online shopping platform Gnossem. It was during her role as CEO in Gnossem when Lisa decided to launch her second brand, citing is as a natural progression upon wanting more control over design and creative vision (real, beautiful, badass, women included).
Lexie has been working for CHI CHI VON TANG for a few months now and is based in Singapore because of it. She convinced Lisa to hold an event in KL hence the series of #chichivontang event pix you might have seen pop up all over your IG feed last week.
The Burma Collection is CHI CHI VON TANG’s second collection inspired by Lisa’s time in Myanmar as she explored the countryside and spent time with the Kayah women “who invited her into their bamboo huts, dressed her up in their traditional dress, and shared their way of life. The collection draws on the pride, purity and strength conveyed in the tribal dress, and is produced in luxurious silks, cupros, highly textured linens and leather.”
It was a rather theatrical performance with lights being blacked out while sound bytes were played as models, musicians and singers made their separate entrances. I took the opportunity to shut my eyes to rest then haha.
Rachel was introduced to us by April, and started off with interning for us, just like April did. We liked Rachel so much we hired her for a few months before she leaves for Nottingham. Cos girl so good she got a scholarship to do her Masters there. When she worried about her application a few months back, i was like, “Don’t be ridiculous. Of course you’re gonna get it.” The selfish part of me wanted her to stay with us at KBF, but the loving part of me obviously wanted her to get this awesome opportunity. What a good child! I hope i have a kid like Rachel one day.
Jun once said to me, “I hope we have a daughter JUST LIKE YOU.”
Images of me getting arrested and climbing over the gate to sneak out of the house in the middle of the night flashed through my mind.
My immediate response was, “Fuck, i really hope not.”
I’d MUCH rather my future non-existant daughter turns out like Rachel.