It was an ordinary Saturday when I was meeting up with a friend from Kuching who happened to be having a brief visit here in Kuala Lumpur, and it was at Mid Valley Shopping Mall. It has been quite a while since I last seen this friend, and sadly he needed to catch a flight back to Kuching on the same afternoon, so the meet was a rather quick one.
Mid Valley is not exactly the first place in mind when it comes to deciding a venue for hanging out with friends how, provided what have happened to me not too long ago (click). However you want to see it, it remains mysteriously the most popular choice, and people from everywhere would just flock there for no apparent reasons at all. Considering the massive traffic jams leading to the mall, and the horrible conditions of the car parking facilities, it is quite a wonder people would not mind all the troubles. Not to mention, the KTM service there is a nightmare.
I discovered that there was a launching event for the Kipling bag collections in Mid Valley center court, and there was a set-up of mini stage for an obvious purpose: Fashion Show. Curious as always, I stepped nearer and noticed the bunting standing next to the stage stating the time of the Fashion Shows, at 2pm, one on Saturday, and another one, the following Sunday. Since I was meeting up with the friend on Saturday as I have mentioned earlier on, I missed that particular one, but made myself available for the next day's event.
In case some of you were wondering, and yes, I have already been told by a few people, here I am making myself clear:
That unfortunate incident (click) has done nothing, not even a slight dent to my photography spirit.
It will take a heck lot more than that to affect my passion for taking pictures, which I have collectively built over the years, and I am not going to give up just like that anytime soon. No freaking way.
Soldiering on I did, and I was not going to miss out shooting the fashion show either.
This particular fashion show was a rather toned down one, there was not exactly anything grand or spectacular about it, but at the end of it, I did find myself enjoying the whole show tremendously. The main focus was on the new collection of bags, a huge variety of bags in fact. Hence the models, which was superbly chosen including a few which were not even local, did not even undergo any clothing changes throughout the whole show. The music theme was very lively and up to beat, creating the mood to dance. The models sometimes momentarily paused and danced to the beats, which made the entire show rather informal, and easily catching the public's attention.
I have shot plenty of pictures, but in this entry, I am showcasing Amber Chia alone. I have only been around KL for months, and it is quite amazing that I have spotted her twice in Fashion Shows in such short span of time. I do personally think she looks very stunning, and what she has accomplished up to date with her career is nothing short of admirable.
There were of course a lot of other models parading on the event, which I shall be blogging in the following entry. I must try to learn not to cramp everything into one entry, with pictures overloaded.
All images were shot with Olympus Zuiko 40mm-150mm F/3.5-4.5 telephoto zoom lens, which was one of the lenses produced in the first generation line-up of Olympus digital lenses. Though this lens is getting obsolete, but I must say the picture quality screamed otherwise, and still well worth matching the qualities of the typical lower grade tele lenses.
So there you go, Amber Chia parading on Merdeka Day. The celebration could not have gotten any better.