DO FASHION BLOGGERS SET THE TRENDS OR FOLLOW THE TRENDS?

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Sometimes, old habits resurface. I was a workaholic and I might dive fully into new passions in fashion and luxury watchmaking. I worked, real hard. I was a typical ambitious type-A person. Didn't count hours, sacrificed family and friends. Moderation is the key. Yeah, the secret of health is moderation in all things, but I have little control over my emotions and attitude. I'm still a workaholic and works for seven days per week, and now I'm blogging about fashion blogger in the middle of the night. 

The rise of the internet has given birth to fashion lovers, especially fashion blogger. I've always think about what we are doing and its effect. Do we have the influence which can translate to readers and retailers? Yes, I think we do. I believe there are plenty of fashion blogs and fashion bloggers does, but do they follow the trends or set the trends

For this notion, I spoke with a few well-dressed professionals to understanding and earn some great insight and perspective on the subject from different points. See below what they had to say: 

Brandon Ong, founder of Yaa Sui
A boy from Terengganu, one of the founder of Yaa Sui. Just in case you don't know, Yaa Sui is a fashion platform where it gathers all fashion lovers who share the same passion. Yaa Sui also a fashion medium where everyone is given a chance to dressed up as they always wanted to. Brandon Ong proclaimed, "What do you think? You yourself as a fashion blogger, have you set the trends or living the trends? It's very subjective and it depends on the person. But how many fashion bloggers who successfully created trends? I only know Hilary Tsui and Susie Bubble. The rest I didn't."

Sun Khiew, owner of Lah Lah Land
A wonderful place carrying crazy and colorful clothes, it's a place where forward thinking individuals gather to share their passion of fashion. Sun Khiew always impressing people with her awesome, daring and strong individual style, she shared her thoughts, "Depends on which fashion blogger, some of the people just follow the trends. Now the day, people only talking about the trends. In my personal opinion, personal style more interesting than what brand you wearing. Who ever can be the trend setter, just you like it or not, if you like it than just keep follow."

Madeline Ming, Fashion retailer
Madeline is a fashion retailer in Chanel, she shared, "Fashion bloggers are the one who help to set the trends and also without and did not require any advertising. It's much of a reality living out of a true person life using their own contributions and their style. But it's very personal and everyone have their own sense of taste. Some of them follow and some of them have their own style, for my own former thought about Duo Gigs is about analyzing trend and trying to be different. The majority out of the majority."

If a trend can be quantified by the extent to which it actually enters the mainstream or drives sales, I'd say it's definitely the online community that has the biggest hand in creating them. There is no wrong fashion bloggers and street style show us how to take a trend and interpret it into our own individual style. Thank you internet again, I can seeing the range and versatility a pair of worn-out jeans can process by seeing how few different bloggers accessorize it. To be honest, there are plenty of fashion bloggers living in the trends, but some of the fashion bloggers, the styling trends they created are why I feel so valuable. What about me? What about Duo Gigs? Do I care about fashion trends? Yes, I do! I still keep eyes on the latest runway shows. It helps me to get more inspiration and creativity. But sometime, I felt trends are basically the same thing over and over again, in one shape or form. Animal print is in! Does it ever really go out permanently? I love black, is it really a trend? It's always in grey zone. So how do I create my own style? I just pick and choose the piece, and the trends that fit my style and my lifestyle, and those are the ones I share with my readers. Color is very personal and we all have color that look great on us. I wear color I like rather than color on the trend. Of course, I may try something new when a color is popular, but I wont restructure my buying and wearing decisions around what's hot now. I do care about what is trendy, but I wont live in the trends and I don't intentionally seek them out . But the fact is fashion trends end up inevitably affecting what I wear and what I create. 

Evangeline Yan


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  1. Nam Mo A Mi Tuo Fo, Ni Hao Duo Gigs, there is a Sutra preached by Sakyamuni Buddha you need to know. I like this Sutra very much and cultivate like the Sutra said. Xie xie Ni for allowing me posting it here. Here is Buddha's Sutra:

    佛說百佛名經

    隋天竺三藏那連提耶舍譯

    如是我聞。

    一時佛在舍衛國。祇樹給孤獨園。與大比丘。比丘尼。優婆塞。優婆夷。大菩薩眾。及大諸天。帝釋天王。大梵天王。四天大王。天。龍。夜叉。乾闥婆。阿修羅。迦樓羅。緊那羅。摩睺羅伽。人非人等。無量百千大眾。前後圍繞。恭敬供養。尊重讚歎。

    爾時世尊。為諸大眾。宣說妙法。時尊者舍利弗。即從坐起。整理衣服。右膝著地。合十指掌。而白佛言。

    唯願世尊。演說十方。現在世界。諸佛名號。

    所以者何。若有善男子善女人。聞是現在諸佛名者。生大功德。發阿耨多羅三藐三菩提心。得不退轉。亦當速成阿耨多羅三藐三菩提。

    爾時佛告舍利弗。

    善哉善哉。

    汝今為欲。利益安樂。諸大眾故。覆護憐愍。諸眾生故。令諸眾生。所求滿故。欲令一切。生歡喜故。亦為未來諸菩薩等。增善根故。

    善哉善哉。生善覺觀。作如是問。如是問者。皆是如來。威神之力。

    舍利弗。汝今諦聽。若有善男子善女人。聞是現在諸佛名號。能受持者。一切魔眾。於是人所。不得其便。一切惡人。亦不得便。獲得無量無邊。甚深功德。隨所生處。具菩薩行。得宿命通。顏容端正。眾相具足。常得親近。供養諸佛。乃至速成阿耨多羅三藐三菩提。

    何以故。舍利弗。若有聞是諸佛名號。受持讀誦。恭敬禮拜。書寫供養。展轉教他。所得功德。無量無邊。

    爾時世尊。即說偈言。

    若能持此佛名者。
    此人不為刀所傷。
    毒不能害火不燒。
    亦不墮於八難中。

    得見大智金色光。
    三十二相諸法王。
    既得見於諸佛已。
    無量供養彼諸佛。

    其目不盲不赤黃。
    身不傴曲不一眼。
    得那羅延大力身。
    受持佛名報如是。

    常得天龍及夜叉。
    乾闥婆等所供養。
    怨家惡人不能害。
    受持佛名報如是。

    汝今諦聽舍利弗。
    如我所說微妙語。
    若有聞此佛名者。
    則得近於菩提道。

    是故汝今至心聽。
    十方世界大法王。
    能拔眾生煩惱刺。
    譬如藥樹除眾病。
    愚癡盲瞑凡夫等。
    施與菩薩智慧眼。

    又如行施勝菩薩。
    無量千億恒沙界。
    於中悉滿閻浮金。
    晝夜六時無休息。
    施與大悲大導師。

    又以栴檀滿百剎。
    幡蓋衣服如恒沙。
    無量千萬億劫中。
    一心而以用布施。

    復於一佛國土中。
    滿中建立諸佛塔。
    於十劫中而供養。
    如恒河沙等諸佛。

    又造高塔如須彌。
    其塔悉以七寶成。
    如是遍滿十千剎。
    其數三十有六億。

    以赤栴檀及真珠。
    造作傘蓋供養具。
    一一傘蓋能遍覆。
    百佛世界等諸國。

    真珠旒蘇齊佛剎。
    其數猶如恒河沙。
    於空復造金傘蓋。
    其數亦如恒河沙。

    色如紫磨真金像。
    各各遍照三千界。
    一一塔中設供養。
    無量無邊無數劫。

    如上所作諸功德。
    不及能發菩提心。
    如是能發菩提心。
    住不放逸清淨戒。
    不及能持此佛名。

    如是能持此佛名。
    又能憐愍諸眾生。
    所在諸方廣流布。
    教令受持佛名者。
    彼於一切眾生中。
    為作福田猶如來。

    爾時佛告舍利弗。

    若有一心。受持讀誦。憶念不忘。此佛名者。所生貪欲。瞋恚愚癡。諸怖畏等。即得除滅。未生貪欲。瞋恚愚癡。諸怖畏者。能令不生。

    爾時世尊。即說佛名。

    南無月光佛

    南無阿閦佛

    南無大莊嚴佛

    南無多伽羅香佛

    南無常照曜佛

    南無栴檀德佛

    南無最上佛

    南無蓮花幢佛

    南無蓮華生佛

    南無寶聚佛

    南無阿伽樓香佛

    南無大精進佛

    南無栴檀德佛

    南無海佛

    南無巨海佛

    南無幢德佛

    南無梵德佛

    南無大香佛

    南無大生佛

    南無寶輞佛

    南無阿彌陀佛

    南無大施德佛

    南無大金柱佛

    南無大念佛

    南無言無盡佛

    南無常散花佛

    南無大愛佛

    南無師子香勝佛

    南無養德佛

    南無帝釋火炎佛

    南無常樂德佛

    南無師子華德佛

    南無寂滅幢佛

    南無戒王佛

    南無普德佛

    南無普德像佛

    南無無憂德佛

    南無優波羅香佛

    南無大地佛

    南無大龍德佛

    南無清淨王佛

    南無廣念佛

    南無蓮花德佛

    南無捨花佛

    南無龍德佛

    南無花聚佛

    南無香象佛

    南無常觀佛

    南無正作佛

    南無善住佛

    南無尼瞿嚧陀王佛

    南無無上王佛

    南無月德佛

    南無栴檀林佛

    南無日藏佛

    南無德藏佛

    南無須彌力佛

    南無摩尼藏佛

    南無金剛王佛

    南無威德佛

    南無無壞佛

    南無善見佛

    南無精進德佛

    南無大海佛

    南無覆娑羅樹佛

    南無跋瑳德佛

    南無佛天佛

    南無師子幢佛

    南無毘頭德佛

    南無無邊德佛

    南無德智佛

    南無厚德佛

    南無花幢佛

    南無象德佛

    南無精進德佛

    南無龍德佛

    南無德生佛

    南無寶聚佛

    南無德婆瑳子佛

    南無論義佛

    南無普見佛

    南無寶多羅佛

    南無普捨佛

    南無大供養德佛

    南無大網佛

    南無斷一切眾生疑王佛

    南無寶德佛

    南無普蓋佛

    南無大蓋佛

    南無勝德佛

    南無千供養佛

    南無寶蓮花奮迅佛

    南無厚德佛

    南無智幢佛

    南無寶月德佛

    南無尼瞿嚧陀婆瑳王佛

    南無常德佛

    南無普蓮花佛

    南無平等德佛

    南無龍護救濟佛

    此諸佛名等。
    能救護世間。

    初夜誦一遍。
    思念佛而眠。
    中夜誦一遍。
    後夜亦復然。

    如是晝三時。
    於初中後分。
    一時誦一遍。
    精勤不放逸。

    誦此佛名故。
    常得見好夢。
    惡鬼及惡人。
    不能得其便。

    是故此佛名。
    能救護世間。

    一切天樂神。
    夜叉鳩槃荼。
    羅剎諸鬼神。
    不能起障礙。

    於此百佛名。
    常能念持者。
    一切諸魔事。
    不能得其便。

    爾時天帝釋。三十三天王。整理身衣服。胡跪而合掌。白佛言。

    世尊。我等常衛護。受持佛名者。及四天大王。亦常護於彼。受持佛名者。唯除必定業。不可得救護。一切天人中。無能加惡者。

    爾時一切智。出大微妙聲。八種和雅音。善美眾樂聞。普告諸大眾。

    速受此佛名。於十方世界。所在廣流布。而作大法施。斷除眾生疑。

    大聖釋迦文。演說此法時。三百諸比丘。悉得諸漏盡。

    復有比丘尼。其數有四十。一切漏法盡。逮得阿羅漢。

    復有優婆塞。其數滿五千。住勝歡喜心。獲果須陀洹。

    復有優婆夷。其數千一百。皆遠離塵垢。而得法眼淨。

    復有大天王。無量千萬眾。於法王法中。得清淨法眼。

    如彼恒河沙。分之為三分。菩薩如一分。悉獲無生忍。

    三千大千剎。是時六震動。諸山及高峯。大地皆震吼。於上虛空中。雨諸天妙花。天龍非人等。喜聲悉遍滿。

    爾時帝釋天。目連。離波多。蛇奴。劫賓那。摩訶迦旃延。及摩訶迦葉。漚樓頻迦葉。乃至那迦葉。富樓彌多羅。善吉不見空。阿難陀。跋提。沓婆摩羅子。如是等大眾。二萬五千人。同聲白佛言。

    釋師子法王。我盡精進力。皆悉無有餘。以諸神通力。於無量世界。化作無量身。過無量佛剎。常說此佛名。亦如佛所說。

    爾時佛世尊。為令眾見故。示現大神通。現無量億剎。以佛神通力。見釋師子王。處處而遍滿。說此修多羅。亦如過去佛。所說無差別。

    佛告諸大眾。

    我於無量劫。久善修神通。於無上佛法。決定莫生疑。安隱眾生故。速說此佛名。令諸眾生等。永離生死苦。

    爾時佛告慧命舍利弗。

    若有善男子善女人。聞佛名已。深信清淨。發菩提心。愛樂受持。晝夜精勤。讀誦書寫。廣為他說。得無量無邊。廣大功德。得不退轉。乃至速成阿耨多羅三藐三菩提。一切眾魔。不能嬈亂。

    佛說是經已。慧命舍利弗。釋。梵。四王。比丘。比丘尼。優婆塞。優婆夷。天。龍。夜叉。乾闥婆。阿修羅等。一切大眾。聞此法已。皆大歡喜。

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