If anyone follows Yuna closely, you will know that she’s a big fan of Maysaa, a fashion line from London. Well now, you KL people have access to the beautiful clothes which is designed by Hana Tajima. On Dec 13 2010, Maysaa introduced its line to the local event by organizing a fashion show as well as a mini performance by Yuna. While the line is mainly a fave of Hijab girls, it does not mean you can’t incorporate it into your style. Hana’s designs are basic pieces, flexible with great silhouette. My favorite piece from her line has to be the jersey maxi dress; now if only I’m as lanky as Yuna. Wishful thinking.
Host, Sarah looks stunning in Maysaa’s jersey dress.
Yuna & Hana Tajima.
Rock The World 9 ….. in rain. The event which was held at Bukit Jalil car park on Saturday, boxing day of 2009 featured 60 bands on 3 of its stages – Chill out stage, Indie stage and Main Stage. It rained as soon as I arrived – which was sometime about 2.30pm…and boy did it rain. It rained for the most part till 8pm and even causing a black out in the VIP tent at one point. The rain caused a delay resulting in a backlog of performances. The organisers solution? Each band could only perform 2 songs – initially it was 4 songs in 20 minutes (which is insanely rushing if you asked me..especially when you include set up time). Hmmm. I am disappointed. But who am I to compare my woes to the fans who came to the venue as early as 10am, get caught in the rain, waited up for their favorite band..and only to enjoy 2 songs. Sigh.
I’m dumping all the photos I’ve posted in facebook here. Sorry folks about the arrangement of the photos. There’s a bug with my wordpress that causes it to go haywire with galleries when there are more than 30 photos. Photos contain shots at the VIP tent and performances by Labrat, Pesawat, Joanna & Co, Couple, Stonebay, Yuna and Liyana Fizi.
Well, I’ve actually been to a few gigs after ramadhan month but nothing of worthy to post till this one. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve talked a lot about how I would enjoy music photography only if the lighting was right. I really really wish Laundry, The Curve reads this entry one fine day because they should really stop on the annoying blue/green/purple random lighting during performances. Seriously. I know you guys are trying to create the mood, but I can assure you that there are much better (and much photography worthy) ways. Hence the reason why I won’t be posting the photos of Pesawat’s performance at Laundry two weeks ago. The lighting was just bad bad. Maybe other photographers don’t really care but I surely do.
What I will post are photos from the Homegrown Space showcase last Friday at Bentley music, The Curve. This is their second round and they had bands Stonebay, Couple and pure-wholesome-goodness voiced Yuna. I’ve met Stonebay through a photoshoot which I assisted Azwaa about 2 months back but never really had the chance to listen to their music. So I thought, why not check it out? On top of that, I’ve missed listening to Yuna since I last saw her at Urbanscapes.
So what is Homegrown Space? This is a direct extract from their website,
The Homegrown Space is part of an on-going project to encourage undiscovered and budding talents to join the Homegrown movement to promote and grow the local art scene. It is a dedicated “space” for artists from all walks to nurture and showcase their art.
It is a way for the company, Homegrown, to give back to the community by providing a positive and conducive environment for performances and giving artists a platform to showcase what they can do and what they are about.
The setting of the performance was intimate; organizers placed a few bean bags around the tiny stage, a few chairs and one large sofa. The crowd was small too…well till it was Yuna’s turn to perform – that was kind of expected. That girl is MAJOR talent!