Photo: Roger Vivier
Street-style star and designer Yoyo Cao has a fashion confession to make: She has a magpie-like fascination for all things shimmery.
“I’ve always been attracted to anything sparkly and shiny,” says the social media It girl at Parisian luxury house Roger Vivier’s recent pop-up opening party in Hong Kong.
“Naturally, when I was asked to give my own spin on the Photocall bag, I wanted it to draw attention quickly. I chose metallic material to create a shine and sparkle effect, not only myself but also to get everyone’s attention on the street!”
Cao, together with nine other personalities—influential celebrities and influencers alike—were all invited to reinterpret the luxury label’s signature Photocall bag. They included Cherie Chung, Carina Lau, Hilary Tsui, Harris Chan, Queenie Rosita Law, Victoria Tang-Owen, Anais Mak, Christina Hsu and Nicole Warne.
All had different takes on the house signature and each design was unveiled during the cocktail party at the pop-up counter, titled Photocall Bag Exhibition, in Hong Kong’s Landmark Atrium. Besides sipping champagne while admiring the lust-worthy Roger Vivier designs, the “designers” also revealed their inspirations behind their bags.
From left: Carina Lau, Cherie Chung. Chung’s creation. Photo: Roger Vivier
“I decorated [the] Roger Vivier signature buckle with turquoise, hoping to arouse everyone to cherish our mother nature,” reveals Chung. “In addition, the decorative kitty doll, rosary, and jewellery accessories are part of my favorites too. The kitty doll was inspired by my cat FatBoy.”
From left: Nicole Warne. Warne’s creation. Photo: Roger Vivier
Garypeppergirl aka Nicole Warne had a slightly different approach: “I wanted my Photocall bag to reflect a balance between Roger Vivier’s legacy and my own aesthetic since we both share a mutual love of feminine glamour.”
“So I mixed varieties of Swarovski crystals with pearls on rhodium plated white gold bases to interpret Roger Vivier iconic crystal buckle, with an ode to the sophisticated yet playful Roger Vivier woman who wears it.”
The pop-up runs from now to April 14, 2017 at the Landmark Atrium Hong Kong.