My Harper's Bazaar Shoot
Photo by Matthieu Salvaing for Harper's Bazaar US.
Woke up in Paris, grateful.
What do you do when Kevin Kwan messages you to invite you to be a part of his Harper’s Bazaar feature? Scream in surprise – yes, excitedly dial your husband – yes, agree to the invitation – of course! Truth be told, I was going through quite a difficult bump in my personal life when I received Kevin’s message. I was actually ready to cancel my Paris Fashion Week trip because I was in such bad shape. But thank heavens I didn’t, because if I did, I wouldn’t have been able to partake in one the best projects of my life.
With the man of the hour, Mr. Kevin Kwan.
Words can’t even begin to describe the whirlwind that was Paris Fashion Week Couture. It went by so quickly because I felt like I was in a complete daze – the clothes, the people, the place – it all felt unreal. I wanted to soak up every moment of my trip, documenting every second through pictures in my mind. I feel so corny when I say that the feature was a dream-come-true for me, but truly, it was! I mean, I never thought I’d be frolicking in a feathered Armani Privé cape, fresh from the couture runway, around the streets of Paris. These are things that I could never have even dreamed of – just genuine “pinch me” moments.
If I could dress in a haute couture gown everyday, I would...
Fittings on fittings on fittings! Here I am during my Elie Saab and Armani Privé fittings.
Quiet in-between moments amidst the madness.
A few of our many pastry breaks.
Honestly, a girl like me never really thought that her love for fashion would take her to such heights. I feel so honored to have even been thought of as an Asian fashion icon. My heart is filled with gratitude to Kevin Kwan, who has now become a dear friend of mine, to the Harper’s Bazaar team, who welcomed me with open arms, and to the girls – Michelle Yeoh, Rachel Yeoh, and Feiping Chang – who were not only the most stylish, but the most intelligent group to converse with.
I learned so much from this group of interesting, intelligent, and inspiring people! I'm already looking forward to the time we see each other again.
I couldn't have gone through it without my Paris Fashion Week family - my dear glam team!
You can read the full article here, and watch the full video here:
As they say in France, au revoir!