Thursday, 30 July 2009


Apologies for my blog being so non-existent recently - have been packing and moving house over the last few days so have been a very busy midget! I still managed to fit a shoot in Tuesday though and will upload those asap but for now here's a snippet of what's to come... sorry about my fat head, didn't want to give too much away :p xx

Behind the scenes photos taken by Anthony White and Marietta Constantinou.

Thursday, 23 July 2009



I met up with knitwear designer/design lecturer/award-winner/everything else you could be good at in fashion JULIANA SISSONS a couple of weeks back, who I wanted to feature in Rock, Paper, Scissors. In a lovely networking manner she also asked me to photograph a few other garments within her latest collection, 'HAUNTING' for her own use and for a new knitwear book she is working on.

They needed to be quite simple but I added a little twist with the red curtained backdrop and some army-esque styling. Big thanks to the Legions Club in Chislehurst for letting me use their function room at the VERY last minute.

ALL clothes Juliana Sissons / Army boots on loan from Fah Chakshuvej
Socks H&M / Vintage War Hat Angels / Vintage sailor hat I Dream of Wires

Photography and styling: Jojo Ma
Hair and Make-up: Marietta Constantinou
First assistant: Kit Hoang
Model: Natalie Talbott

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Wahey - Industry day!

So, little old Ravensbourne college organised Industry Day this Tuesday in the hope to introduce new design graduates to different industry professionals. Props go to Calum, Laura and co for organising what mess the college left them in - not a lot of people turned up unfortunately but they made the space look great! I snuck in at the last moment hence my lack of name poster and mental blu-tacking/velco-sticking (thanks Ben, Laura and Chloeee!) but happy I got to get my work up for more people to see!

Here's a few pictorials...

Me being a dork in front of my work


Calum's Long Life bags for sale

Laura's laser-cut jewellery

More Long Life goods

Biscuits! And this year's fashion talent!

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Stud Muffin

I suffer a mild identity crisis when it comes to the way I dress and right now I am going through a bit of a rock 'n' roll studded leather shiny black phase - a bit slow but secretly in my head I think I am 5"8' and can get away with shiny black leggings and cut-off-sleeve oversized rockstar t-shirts. In fact, I am rather small and have yet to find such assortments to suit my little body without looking like a 16 year old emo.

I met the lovely Stephanie Moran, design-extraordinaire for empowered women no less, a couple of days ago and I think I have found the solution to such problem - a Jojo sized studded/embellished trench bodysuit? YES PLEASE! Black feathers perched upon my little shoulders? YES PLEASE! Don't think I'd look as good as Jade 'le effortlessly cool' though.. damn!

Photography: Jojo Ma
Model: Jade
All clothes by Stephanie Moran

P.s, random, but I am secretly in love with Robert Pattinson i.e. Edward Cullen a la Twilight. I hate myself for lusting after that film.. grrrr.....

Friday, 17 July 2009

Jewellery for smalls - SO kawaii!

Hey hey hey!

TODAY I went to the Hayward gallery (amazing fun work by Yayoi Kusama, very me!), ate FENG-sushi, sat in some groggy underground internet cafe with my anxious friends waiting for their degree results (WELL DONE!) went to see Simon Foxton's amazing styling at the Photographer's gallery, ate some Cinnabon cinnamon 'stix,' enjoyed a cheese board without the wine in Covent Garden, and got mistaken for being Japanese on my way home... again. 

Considering today was meant to be a day off from work I did quite well! Yet an annoying feeling comes when I start feeling guilty about not doing ANYTHING Rock, Paper, Scissors related so I decided to finish editing my jewellery shoot photos! A while back I showed the sets I was working on for this shoot et voila - here they are as the finished product!

Photography and Set design: Jojo Ma
(L-R) Bitch, Dragon, Ram, Eye and floral rings all lent by Fah Chakshuvej

Each set will be given a full page each so won't be so squished together as it looks on here and will look much more impressive - honest! Perhaps I am secretly Japanese after all... xx

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Alien Resurrection

I thought the film title was rather fitting for this post since my friends and I watched the film a couple of nights ago, getting rather spooked out by the humanoid alien thing that dies by getting sucked out into space - NICE! I have been informed that this is one of the poorer films of the series (not a big Alien fan) but nevertheless, we still watched it O_O

ANYWAY, this shoot I did last week was based on knitting again (doh! Promise there's only one more knitting shoot!) but the more futuristic/dark side of it. Waxed cords and latex galore, I managed to find some pretty exciting stuff for it. Working title was Robots vs. Aliens (probably because I was so loved up with Monsters inc and Monsters vs. Aliens) but it IS based on this idea. Bit darker and more polished than my usual shit but still fun - note metallic vegetables in the set :)

Dress by Derek Lawlor

Top and leggings by Sarah Benning

Leotard by Beatrice Newman

Leotard and tights by Beatrice Newman

Photography and styling: Jojo Ma
Set design: Fah Chakshuvej and Jojo Ma
Hair and Make-up: Fah Chakshuvej
Model: Gisella @ MOT Models

Gotta give Old Greggs Mehmet and Fah a shout for all their help as well! Love love!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Work in Progress

Lazy post alert! I am in the midst of interviews, editing and shoot arrangements (next big one on Tuesday based on futuristic knitwear, keep your eyes peeled!) so haven't finished that much content this week.

All the while I have been constantly tweaking my seemingly longgggg magazine and decided to show you guys what it's looking like at the moment.

This is only but a few of about 140 pages and I am constantly finishing shoots etc etc so come back sooon! I am looking to print the final magazine early August so do keep your eyes out around that time as I will be publishing it online as well for you all to criticise :) xx