I think we all know why online shopping has taken off in the last 12 months, so I don’t have to harp on about why we are sitting at home and ordering online.
But what the subject of this blurb is about.
Is why we buy clothes and the other bits and pieces that we may use once or twice, and only wear them a few times and then discard into the “I have wore that twice bin and I can’t wear it anymore” in which the clothes are now deemed useless.
So why do some of us do this??
I can tell you why we have that obsession or should I say bad habit. And the obsession’s are called: Afterpay and Zippay.
Anyone who lives in Australia will know what these two brands mean.
These two names are a god send and a curse all rolled into one. Just for the record I have both. And use them when I can, just so I don’t have to make a bulk payment that will hurt my bank account.
I am sure anyone else who uses these useful institutions will back me up 100% that they not only save you money and convenience but also builds up your credit rating so that you can move onto buying bigger and better things that are a tad more useful than clothes and a gadget to play with. That bigger thing is a house, appliance’s or tools that you may need for your business to help you make money, just to name a few.
The point I am making here is that I love money just like everyone else but if I had to make a decision to walk away from everything and wine back the clock to when we lived off the land, and you know what, I think I would!
It would make things so much easier and make life more straight forward.
Some food for thought for you??
So to finished off this blurb, I leave this thought with you: work to survive or work to play??
Enjoy “From Dask”
Photographer and Stylist-Geoffrey Chuah
Makeup and Hair-Maya Solis
Swimwear-Monte & Lou
Special thank you to Jessy@Hive HQ
I am so happy to announce that the 3rd issue of LaMode magazine’s coffee book style is has now arrived. Please read the press release below.
Press release for “Dawn of the New Age”
Welcome to the 3rd digital coffee book style issue of LaMode Magazine.
If you love fashion, swimwear, and culture. You will love what “Dawn of the New Age” has in sort for you, designed, shot, written, and curated by Geoffrey Chuah.
It is a collection of editorials from the last six months put together in this digital form.
This is free to download for you to enjoy.
If only you could catch Me.
As a lovely bonus with have shot this delightful swim story for you. Staring the charming, graceful and beautiful Lauren Parkinson.
The human body was designed to be covered up when it is cold but not when it is warm enough to show it off so you are able to express yourself in a way that you can, not only be yourself but also show that you have confidence within your true self.
That was why I shot this swim editorial to accompany the launch of the 3rd issue “Dawn of the new Age”
Plus the colourful, eye catching and epic video that Geoffrey Chuah shot and edited.
Photography&Videography by Geoffrey Chuah
Makeup by Anna Tymofiyeva
How You Can Shine Through The Clouds
It’s funny how we reset our lives every 365 days. I mean we can have a crap house of a year then boom, we can reset it by numbers.
We all love Summer just about has much as I love shooting landscapes or a scene I may see in the street or while I am traveling, not that I have been able to do much of that lately. What I am getting at is that we Iove the reset button that the human brain has, it doesn’t matter if it is the end of the year or jumping on a plane or in a car and getting away from everything for a bit. To do exactly that: reset and bring back some prospective on life that we may have lost over the last few months or in this case, the last year.
So when I got the chance to travel up to my beloved Gold Coast, last month I didn’t hesitate one minute to do so. Even thou it was for only two days it was great to shoot another Culture editorial for LaMode and create what I think is a pretty cool video as well.
So I do hope you can immerse yourself into the visuals that I have captured, and regain some energy to smash the goals you have set yourself.
Photography, video and video editing by Geoffrey Chuah
The Gold Coast Video
"It's Never Good Bye Only Hello"
What a year, I think everyone knows that!!! When I published the second issue of LaMode, The Second Coming, I wrote in my editor’s note that if you are put into a negative situation, you should try and gain something positive from it.
I think this year has not been any exception?? It has been dam hard for some of us and with Melbourne going into stage 4 lock down that ended up being drawn out for 4 months, I am sure that would of had an effect on a lot of people. Not being able to leave the house after 8pm and only being able too exercise for an hour a day, that was only a couple of things that Melbourne wasn’t able to do during that period.
But on the flip side of things working from home and applying new skills that you may of learnt whilst you are in lock down would have had a positive effect on not only the ones who used their time wisely, but taking something from there time in lock down.
I hope you all achieved something that was on a positive note this year. I know I had my ups and downs and you would of as well, but to gain something up lifting from 2020 would of been a bonus or gain, meaning that you would of learnt something about yourself or made a stepping stone towards creating something bigger and better. I am always one to make a plan so I can make things happen and develop into whatever I am working on into something bigger and better.
Enjoy “It’s never good bye only hello”
Photographer and Videographer-Geoffrey Chuah
Makeup Artist-Angie Sher
Swimwear by Cinamon Swan
LaMode is a global online magazine in a blog-style format, or what I would like to call a onlineZine. With a focus on Fashion, Swimwear and Culture editorials. LaMode Magazine is not seasonal with its editorials because we like to shoot imagery that is on point to what we think will entertain you as the reader from our point of view.