Interview with Shanghai Daily
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Twee moved to Melbourne, Australia, to study in 2005 and now holds a bachelor's degree in creative arts. Owner of the label and online store Ezzentric Topz www.ebay.com.au/Ezzentric-Topz, Twee's personal style is rather boyish and she loves wearing simple yet striking outfits. Her philosophy in life is to "work hard, play wild, dress brave, eat best, sleep well." She won the street style competition 'Minimalism' by Hypeed and Paris Vogue in October 2010 and was featured on American Apparel's site in early March this year.
A: My partner Kenze and I believe that fashion should be fun, brave and affordable. We wanted to spread this concept and thus the birth of the label Ezzentric Topz online. There are 2 lines in total - Vintage and Surprise. Vintage specializes in quirky and one-off vintage pieces whereas Surprise brings our customers a collection of basic yet stylish and playful apparel. Since Kenze is in charge of the back office, I can concentrate on choosing stock and styling for the store, which is undoubtedly a projection of my own style. The clothes you see in the store - high-waisted skirts, oversized shirts, micro minidresses - are all items that I love wearing in everyday life.
A: I have a pretty lengthy favorite brand list but Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, American Apparel, Jeffrey Campbell and Celine are definitely at the top of my list at the moment. Items I cannot live without are my oversized boyfriend tees and knitted jumper, minidress with swing skirt, envelope clutch bag and my leather loafers. Without them Twee would not be Twee.
Q: Any upcoming projects we should look out from you?
A: I am planning to do a proper lookbook for Ezzentric Topz but I'm still at the stage of seeking a great photographer and collecting the best pieces for the photo shoots. I am sure I can have it done by the end of the year so stay tuned with me on my blog.
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