I love professional daydreamers. Who are they? They are people who's daily job is about creating - designers, artists, musicians: for them dreaming is part of the creative process, their jobs are about finding inspiration in everyday things. One of the main objectives of this blog to bring you stories of all the amazing professional daydreamers from HK and other cities in Asia. To create a giant database of Asian talent! :)
Last week over my lunch break I spent time with a professional daydreamer who's called Dama.
She is a local fashion designer, full of life and passion, a real girly girl but not in a silly or submissive kind of way, not at all , in a strong womanly girl power kind. Asian are naturals at projecting such cuteness and strength at the same time.
She has a little store on Staunton street that is pretty much a big sweet girly mess. A mish mash of vintage hand made jewelery, bags and shoes made out of reclaimed kimono fabric super fun colorful dresses and useless but meaningful objects she has picked up on her journeys.
Dama is really endearing, she has no formal design training and started out as a make up assistant girl for HK celebrities 10 years ago when she was spotted for her distinctive style and entrusted with a job as stylist, after many years of floating and freelancing she felt it was time to settle down and focus on growing the DAMA brand.
She believes that given Hong Kong's size, fluidity and focus on finance it's unlikely to rival London or New York, and given that it is now part of China it can leave Shanghai and Beijing to compete for the top spot of fashion capital. Yet as a real Hong Konger the city will always be her base and an endless source of inspiration.
She would love to really grow the Dama brand in mainland China where her dream is to dress all the different beautiful girls, to show them how to be tough and girly at the same time and to share the Dama "twinkle" with them.