Vivienne Tam + more things

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Vivienne Tam

Vivienne Tam hosted a video fashion show for her clothes in Hong Kong. The key difference between this and other shows is that the Vivienne Tam show took place in the iconic Ngong Ping cable car across Lantau island.

Vivienne Tam has a range had the usual mix of western cut and Chinese design motifs.

Buzz Lightyear origin story

The original film Toy Story had the reality of Buzz Lightyear being a toy versus his own beliefs of him being a space hero coming into sharp contrast.

Move forwards 26 years and the character gets an origins story, making his fictional story more real. Disney continues to raid its catalogue. The story has references to both the Star Wars and Marvel universes as well as Pixar’s usual humour and easter eggs. A lot of this is down to the fact that the geeks conquered and creatively own Hollywood now. In fact the film is as much about this subtext, where reality and fantasy have been subverted as it is about Toy Story.

Chris Evans (who played Captain America) has replaced comedian Tim Allen as the voice of Buzz Lightyear, which gives an idea of the change in tone.

Jho Low

Vice Media interview the Wall Street Journal journalists who wrote some of the major stories breaking 1MDB and the financier who managed it Jho Low. In a weirdly parallel aspect to the story Low used 1MDB money to help finance The Wolf of Wall Street movie. Low is reputed to be hiding out in China’s greater bay area, moving between Shenzhen, Macau and Hong Kong. If this is true, then he is likely to be under the protection of powerful officials in China.

Low’s back story in Penang is fascinating and proves that it is easier to pull a large con than a small one.

Cyberpunk design cues

Casio’s new premium G-Shock GMW-B5000TVA-1 Titanium “Virtual Warriors” has definite cyberpunk design vibes. Even though it is a premium watch, it is also at odds with Casio’s more connected G-Shock models.