GAO YISHU, CHINA
DOES: Fashion blogger
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR STUDIO LOOK?
“I’m in love with almost every piece in the collection! I find it very modern, sharp and on-trend without being overly fashionable, instead it’s cool urban and chic. I love my look; the knitted top reflects the inspiration from sportswear, and the graffiti-printed skirt illustrates the femininity. When pairing the skirt with the knitted top and the thigh-high boots it elaborates the feeling of masculine tailoring. However, my favourite piece is the necklace which makes my neckline appear slimmer through the vintage-style chain.”
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS AFTER SEEING THE WHOLE COLLECTION UP CLOSE?
“When I saw the collection, I immediately had a sense that H&M understood my boyish feminine fashion needs. Almost every piece can be mixed-and-matched with pieces I already have in my wardrobe.”
WHAT’S THE ONE ITEM WE’LL SEE YOU WEARING ALL THROUGH AUTUMN?
“I will definitely wear the short burgundy skirt. I love the A-line silhouette, contrasting stitching and slant zip pockets. It looks like leather but it’s actually coated wool in a warm colour that goes well with other autumnal shades like grey, camel, brown and beige. It will go well with a slightly oversized jacket and shirt, forming a sharp, contrasting set.”
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR BEAUTY LOOK? CAN YOU TAKE US THROUGH A TYPICAL MORNING OF GETTING READY?
“On weekdays, I prefer light, fresh and natural makeup. But if I need to be in front of a camera, I’ll use a stronger eye colour and matching lipstick, to accentuate my features. My beauty routine is pretty simple, and I usually do my makeup in fifteen minutes. I don't really fret over what to wear and usually just go with how I feel and pick the look that pops up in my mind. In the morning, I’m a quick and decisive fashion maker!”
IF YOU ONLY HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO GET READY. WHAT DO YOU DO?
“Exactly, this is more or less my time spent to prepare my total look. For a start, I choose the pair of shoes that I want to wear first, and then I will go on to match them with outerwear, the top and bottom, and then the matching accessories. Regarding bags, they are the least that I care about, and if I could, I would use a functional canvas bag every day. I am practical girl!”