The word 'retro' sprang to mind when I first saw these cinematic photographs from Sam's collaborative shoot with Club Monaco this past winter (amongst other talents, Sam is a stylist and social media content creator) – fittingly the same word I would use to describe her low-rise apartment, with its tiled balcony, traditional parquet flooring, and wall-to-wall windows showcasing original zig-zag metal grills. Finding spaces like her's are now all-too-rare in Hong Kong, so I love how she continually uses her own home as the backdrop for many of her styled shoots. Here, she hosts a casual Christmas meal for friends. Trust Sam to be able to make everyday pewter- and silver-ware look cool (and festive) in an off-kilter, L.A.-glamour, neo-midcentury sort of way.
As always – big thanks, Sam! For your boundless, kookie sense of humour and energy, and that sharp, creative eye of yours. x
Casual scripts and printed menus, black on grey cotton paper.