Who Do You Think You Are?

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: August 19th, 2011

I have been following ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ series for the past 8 seasons, a British genealogy documentary programme follows each of celebrity on a journey to trace his and her family tree.  With interesting twists and turns, emotional highs and lows, unexpected surprises and tragic or privilege beginnings and endings vice versa.

This type of programme gives us a rare glimpse of celebrity’s true character, personality and personalities rather emphasise their celebrity persona and celebrity text.  It’s always fascinating to discover one of those who has direct royal bloodline like our London Mayor Boris Johnson, who is directly descended from the House of Orange and House of Hanover line.

I come from two strong mixes of heritages, Chinese (including descended from royalty) and Jamaican with long complicated stories from dethronement, migration and immigration, slavery, intermix marriages and many more.   I could even write a novel starting from two thousands years ago to today.  This unique programme gives us a lesson on how much we must appreciate our heritage and family background, no matter where we’re standing and current status.   Family is a symbol of unity and shelter.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Different Settings

by United Blogs of Benetton on: May 23rd, 2010

Show Me Your Wardrobe touched on the different codes of being stylish in varying cities and I’ve recently been thinking about the same. Except by even going an hour or two outside of London, already, I have to re-assess what I’m wearing which technically means, my style could be changing as I physically move outside of the M25 (the border motorway that surrounds London).

Very often I have to go to a little sleepy place called Westgate in Kent where there isn’t much going on apart from pretty beaches and elderly people taking their dogs on very slow walks. There, I feel compelled to keep it fairly simple; all the layers are shed and I just reduce it down to a pretty dress with some sensible shoes. I’m rewarded when the old folks comment “Well, that’s a pretty frock!”.

Recently I was in the countryside in New Forest in a pretty village called Brockenhurst where wild ponies ran and everything was very green. So I too ‘countrified’ my outfits for the occasion. Bring on the cliches of bourgeois country dressing…. tweed, riding boots, lady like scarves… the star here is of course the New Forest pony in the background

Moving further afield to New York where the ‘It’s My Time’ casting shoot took place, given that I ended up staying a bit longer due to the volcanic ash incident, my wardrobe ended up being rather limited and influenced by the slightly more ‘laid back’ and ‘slick’ spirit of the city, I opted for letting pieces like these Loewe leather trousers and vintage shades do the talking…


That said, with all of this environment and adaption to surroundings, I would still maintain that all of these are facets of my style. To be boxed into one specific genre or style is something that severely depresses me and it actually throws up pleasing new challenges to go to a different place to tweak your style. Afterall, I have plenty of time in my home city London where I can go in whatever direction I wish so some constraints outside of the city are sometimes, more than welcome…

Does your style change as you travel the world or move about within your own country?

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 Sometimes it’s even my time…

by United Blogs of Benetton on: May 16th, 2010

“What did you do for ten days in NYC?” Oh you know how it is, you’re meant to be there for two days, a volcano erupts and before you know it you’re stranded with nothing but a camera, a new Mac and the bright idea to do a self portrait in your hotel room. Do I want to go out for a drink yeah, yeah, in a minute, I’m just working on a personal project…

You know how I said I dress it up a little more when I’m in NYC well here I am (complete with red lipstick and a silly smirk). I must have had one too many cocktails up at Boom Boom (thank you Benetton) because I’ve managed to crop out my killer heels in every shot; and I call myself a photographer…

But I must admit, ten days in NYC with a two day suitcase was quite a test…

Could you do ten days with a suitcase packed for two?

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