1. Today’s Special: [WORK] Documentary for Starbucks - Eli “In Harmony”

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    Earlier in September, Starbucks invited us to join its global project, "Meet Me at Starbucks". It’s a film about people from 28 different countries who visited Starbucks on the same one day. LAB VIII, of course represented Hong Kong. The film is now out and you can see it here.

    We were also asked to create a documentary about Eli, a Hong Kong Indie band, who was looking for a new band member and held an audition at Starbucks in HK.

    It was a 2-day shoot, one day at Eli’s band room doing interviews with the band, and another day at Starbucks, filming the whole audition process. Here sharing with you are some of the behind the scenes. Although the days were very long, we really had fun together, especially we got to know more about Eli’s story and other talented indie musicians in Hong Kong who are all passionate about music. You can see the documentary, “In Harmony” here. 

    These two videos are not edited by LAB VIII, but hopefully we would have our own “director’s cut” very soon. Stay tuned!

    Tags: documentry, starbucks, hongkong, indie music, indie band, LAB VIII, Phoebe soup, work,
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  2. Today’s Special: [WORK] Editorial - Last Days of Summer

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    Photographer - Daniele Manoli // Style Director - Phoebe Soup // Art Direction & Graphics - Daniele Manoli & Phoebe Soup // Model - Blair C

    Remember we had an acoustic music video shoot earlier in August? We actually did a quick photo shoot as well on that day. While we are still working on the music video, we want to share the editorial with you first.

    "Last Days of Summer" captures the mood of a girl who is embracing the last heat wave while reluctantly accepting the inevitable fact that autumn is slowly approaching.

    I’ve just realised that it has been two years since we did the first fashion editorial for my blog! Having been busy working on other video projects, I actually really miss doing editorial photos. I promise I will do more, please stay tuned for the next one.

    Tags: Fashion Inspiration, fashion photography, fashion editorial, fashion blog, editorial, editorial photography, daniele manoli, phoebesoup, LAB VIII, Style Director, work,
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  3. Today’s Special: [WORK] Acoustic MV Shoot BTS

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    We have been working on a music video for a Hong Kong indie musician for some time now, and finally all the shooting is done. Here are some behind the scene photos on the different shooting days.

    As always, shooting in August under the strong sunlight is challenging, with all the heat and sweat, but then again, when you see the result comes out as exactly what you wanted, it’s all worth it. Stay tuned for the music video!

    Tags: music video, indie music, behind the scenes, fashionstylist, styling, Style Director, phoebe soup, work, special, daniele manoli, Lab VIII,
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  4. Today’s Special: [WORK] FAD - Dream in Dream MV

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    Stills from "Dream in Dream" MV of FAD

    FAD - Dream in Dream by LAB VIII. Director: Daniele Manoli // Style Director: Phoebe Soup // Make-up & Hair: Raymond Lau.

    Earlier in March, LAB VIII collaborated with a Hong Kong indie band FAD for their second music video. After a long awaited period, the music video is finally out.

    Inspired by surrealism and particularly the work of Magritte, we created different dreamy states for each band members, thus tying the song title "Dream in Dream" together. It was hard work but well worth it. For the behind the scene photos, you can see it here.

    You can download FAD’s self-titled debut album here.

    Tags: music video, indie band, magritte, dream, surrealism, music, indie, rock, work, indie rock, LAB VIII, Style Director, stylebyme,
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  5. Today’s Special: [WORK] Easter Promo for Now TV + Behind The Scene

    Now TV ID - Easter by LAB VIII

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    Last month, we teamed up with Unar Coffee Company to do an Easter themed wall painting for Now TV. And here is the clip and some of the behind the scene photos.

    It was a long day as we filmed from a plain wall til the painting was finished, but the feeling of seeing our design coming to life is just so amazing! It’s all worth it! The painting will be there throughout April, go check it out and grab a coffee while you are at it!

    Tags: video, easter, wall painting, easter egg, art, Hong Kong, unar coffee, LAB VIII, work, daniele manoli, phoebe soup,
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