Comment Now Posted by Liv Lo on May 20, 2013 at 5:41 am
Hi Guys and Gals,
As you know, I am a big advocate for Toms Shoes. Their policy ‘One for One’ means if you buy a pair, then a pair will be donated to a child in need. I personally have around 20 pairs of Toms and have bought my friends and family over 10 pairs. As a shopaholic and shoe lover myself I have made the decision to shop ethically and support those brands that are making changes. My dream: to go on a shoe drop with Toms shoes team one day.
On April 16th we marched for Toms movement ODWS. That is Toms ‘A Day Without Shoes’. This movement started last year as a way to cause awareness for those children who walk without shoes everyday. This is my second year to participate in this event. We definitely surprised a lot of people by our demonstration, and yes, we got some odd looks; however, that is what raising awareness is all about! Right?!
The event was a huge success. Here we all are outside of the Toms Store in Harajuku. It really is not difficult to participate in future ODWS. Even taking off your shoes for a few minutes to feel the cement, grass, ice, or mud under your feet is participating. In first world countries, shoes do not seem like a luxury; however, take them off for a few minutes and walk around and you are reminded that having a variety of shoes, heels, sneakers to coordinate with your outfit is a luxury. Check out how to participate in future events here: www.onedaywithoutshoes.com
Comment Now Posted by Liv Lo on May 6, 2013 at 11:53 am
When did you start doing yoga and why?
I took my first yoga class in 2002 in Taiwan. I originally started practicing because I was curious about it’s benefits in helping girls to lose weight and get in shape. For the first few years it was hard to do even the simplest poses, but over time I started to build strength and really enjoy it.
Do you practice yoga by yourself or do you prefer to go to classes?
I personally prefer to take classes, but will often add yoga stretches to my after workout routine to cool down. At these times alone I will practice poses that are more difficult for me. Poses such as headstand take time and concentration to build confidence to go upside down. That way, when it is time to do headstand in class, I am better prepared to concentrate in the middle of the classroom
You travel a lot. How do you squeeze yoga into your busy schedule?
I have a portable mat that I travel with. It is important to have a personal practice that you can take anywhere with you. I also have a International Pure Yoga membership, so that I can take a class whenever I travel to HK, Taiwan, and Shanghai
Personally, how does yoga help with your career/health/looks?
Yoga helps in many ways! It supports my health and in return supports my looks and career. If my body and mind is healthy and happy then my life is happy too. I think it is important to treat your body right, not through just eating and drinking, but by exercising and training.
Aside from yoga, what fitness regimen/s do you do to keep fit and healthy?
I stay active by jogging 2-3 times a week and practice active social activities such as biking at East Coast Park or wakeboarding in Pungol.
You’re working on getting your yoga certification. How’s that coming along?
Wonderful! After practicinge for 10 years, I was so thrilled to get my certificate in September last year.
What are the biggest myths about yoga that we need to know?
-That you are not flexible enough to practice yoga! There is no such thing! Every body is different, so something that you cannot do may be difficult for another and viceversa. As long as you are trying you are progressing and getting the benefits.
-That yoga is easy for advance practitioners. Yoga is a challenge even for teachers. They have just gotten past the level where they are showing it on their face. It is an inward journey and you are always learning no matter what stage you are at.
Any advice for our readers on why they should take up yoga?
Yoga is made for everyone no matter the age, height, or body type. It has been around since ancient times and is a proven method to achieve mental and physical health. If you give yourself a chance and stick with it then you are able to experience what everyone is raving about.
Yes, I am starting up www.stretchcity.com. A site for beginners and yogis alike, who want to discover what is yoga and where to find it. Visitors rate and comment on the studios they have been to and the products they use in order to let others know where to go and where to find the best in Singapore. Check our our website or our Facebook page to find out what yogi’s love:)
M.L.C. was created by myself and a friend in Japan. We had been living in Japan for 5 years and had such a build up of clothes, hats, shoes, jackets, perfumes, accessories that we couldn’t give it away, and didn’t want to throw away. Instead we decided to be model citizens and sell our stuff for really cheap to our friends and in flea markets for charity. I have brought this concept over to Singapore and will definitely host another one here soon. Those who are interested please go to www.facebook.com/ModelLovingCare to find out where we will be.
How long has it been since you moved to Singapore? How do you like it here so far? Was the move worth it?
I moved to SG August 20, 2012. I love, love, love it here. I speak Mandarin, so moving from Tokyo was not such a big transition. The city is clean, food is amazing, people are friendly and helpful, so I am adjusting quickly. The move was most definitely worth it!
Any upcoming projects we should watch out for?
Look out for me all over SG! I often present for events around SG, can be seen on variety shows, and a few covers coming out. Follow me on twiter.com/livvlo or on facebook.com/LivLoLivLo. 13.Ten, fifteen years from now, what do you want to do eventually after retiring from the modelling/show business industry?
I will be leading an equally happy lifestyle as I am now.
Sketch: The Violin dress by Karl Lagerfeld – Chloe Spring/Sumer 1983 re-issue of 60.
We arrived early, before the party began, to familiarise ourselves with the atmosphere. Anniversaries are always a big deal no matter who is involved, so when one of the world’s leading luxury brands – in this case, Chloé– decides to honor the 60th anniversary of the most iconic designs in their archive, the occasion must be met with a celebration worthy of its milestone.
It is Chloé’s 60th anniversary and I am wearing one of Chloe’s iconic designs. It is the redesigned 1983 ”Violin dress” by Karl Lagerfeld. Founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion and Jacques Lenoir, the label set up this beautiful event in the french ambassadors residence in Tokyo, Japan the brand celebrates its 60th anniversary with a limited reissue of 16 signature designs from its archives.