Leng Yein – Asia’s #1 Female DJ

Leng Yein is a world renowned DJ, boasting 2.4 million fans on Facebook alone. She has featured in the likes of FHM Malaysia, Playboy, Maxim, ZOO and others. Alongside being a DJ, Leng is a model, actress, founder of a fashion line and the face of numerous charitable organizations.

FHM Cover Girl - Leng Lein

FHM Cover Girl – Leng Lein

Having a classical music background, how did you come across and transition into the role of a DJ? 

The money. I’m a realist, I have to pay the bills before I can do what I wish to do. So first thing first, pay the bills!

As many of your fans know, you are quite the workaholic. Not only do you DJ, but you’re an Ambassador for Razer, you have your own fashion line, an actress and are known as the “car queen” in Malaysia due to your extensive hosting of car shows around the world. How do you manage to juggle so much work around your busy schedule, and does it ever get too much for you?

I have 24 hours just like everyone else. But I don’t sleep too long hours, I don’t waste my time complaining about everything and everyone.  I don’t gossip, I don’t hang out with friends or do any hobbies anymore. I just work, and go home rest and work. As simple as that. In my free time I eat food that I wish to eat and play my piano or practice and update my social media and remixes – that’s all.
Leng Yein
Last year you released your album – Precious, which to those who don’t know, solely consists of instrumental piano songs, composed by yourself. Do you have any plans to continue with composing classical piano music, or will you be focusing on releasing tracks more orientated around your electronic music work, such as ‘Pump up the volume’? 
Yes I am working with Air Asia this year for my album and also I will be in California most of the time acting and Resident DJ in the states.
Are there any musicians that you personally follow and have influenced you in your career? 
I have been a pianist since 5 yrs old so music has always been around. I love classical musicians: Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Yiruma, Richard Clayderman.
What advice would you give to other aspiring DJ’s around the world that are trying to reach stardom status?
Make sure that your crowd is happy. Every country, every crowd, every different continent, different age groups might like different songs, beats and styles. Be able to read the crow, move the crowd and make sure everyone goes home with a smile.


You have performed in many cities around the world. Which ones are your favourites and are there any that you haven’t visited yet, but would like to in the near future? 
Its different everywhere but my shows are all packed and sold out ones so it is all good. I love crazy crowds.
Whilst you are touring or traveling to events, what are the essentials that you have to bring with you, and do you have a crew that accompany you? 
Yes, I have to bring my assistant, my DJ gear. I have to have my big ass luggage with my comfy shoes and clothes and back pack, as well as beauty stuff, show pieces, posters and stickers for fans.


"A day tour around Hanoi in my bodyguards vehicle roving team with the carplate initials of LENG YEIN "

“A day tour around Hanoi in my bodyguards vehicle roving team with the carplate initials of LENG YEIN “

Do you have a favourite music artist that you personally like to play at events?
Martin Garrix, Borgeous, Borgore, Vinai, Dvbbs, Skrillex, Hardwell, Tiesto…A lot to actually name
You caught everyone’s attention when you added a Hummer H3 to your collection – sprayed pink and fully wrapped in a leopard print by Tom’s stickers. Seeing that you are very passionate about cars, are there any new car releases that you like the look of? 
I love muscle cars. New ones are smooth. I love it rough.

Leng Yein’s pink Hummer

You will be featuring in a fantasy film which is currently in post-production called ‘The Green Fairy’. Could you briefly outline the role and identiy of the character (Green Goddess) that you are portraying? 
My role is a goddess who can make men do whatever I want them to. Pretty much me in real life *laughs*
The Green Fairy film

The Green Fairy film


You can find Leng on the following Social Media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lengyein

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lengyein

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lengyein

Tumblr: http://lengyein.tumblr.com/

The Bond Street Boys – The life of a busking street dance crew

A few months ago I met a cool group of dancers on the streets of London whilst shopping at Bond Street. As entertaining street performers, I wanted to speak to them about what what their hobby entails, what it is like busking and what they hope to achieve. Enjoy!



Hey guys, would you like to introduce yourselves and tell us what you do?

Marley: We are the Bond Street boys and we are a group of dancers that do all various styles and just like to have fun and express ourselves when we get down.

Rui: Hey Alex, I’m César “THE SALAD” Silva, the nickname came from my crew brothers, cuz you pronounce my name like Caesar the salad, so it stayed. I’m a part time waiter full time freestyle dancer… My goal personally is to battle Laurent aka lil beast from les twins and Win – hes my idol. Goals as a crew are that I wanna make this group of “brothers” get to the top, and when I say top, to be a force to be reckon with… As Cosmic (Marley) wrote we like to freestyle and battle, so we gonna do all battles and stuff like that.

How did you come up with the name “The Bond Street Boys?”

Marley: When we first started doing shows with just me and two others (Sam and Lean) we introduced ourselves as a “group of dancers” and as we got more into street performing/busking we needed a name and Sam looked at the train station and said “what about the Bond Street boys” and it just stuck.

Bond Street tube station

Bond Street tube station

How many members are currently in the crew? – are there any plans to grow?

So far we have about 11 we hope it would stop their, but if necessary we will expand if there is someone who catches our eye or just interacts with us well.

Having street dance being your main occupation outside education/work, is  there a strict schedule that you follow, or do you just meet up whenever everyone is free?

Cuan: We do have set days on when we busk and they are Friday and Saturday, Sunday is 50/50 , on those days we start from 6:30 to until we cant dance anymore. During the holidays we discuss whether we should busk on that day or not (but still keeping our set busking days)

Is there any specific place where you practice new dance moves and choreography?

Marley: We train anywhere we can find , if the floor is reasonably flat we will use it but the places we go to train most of the Time are Stratford center and Southbank.

Rui: We usually practice in the streets cuz the vibe is just right.

The Bond Street Boys practicing their dance moves

The Bond Street Boys practicing their dance moves

What are your plans for 2015? – Do you have any competitions or battles coming up; perhaps videos for your YouTube channel?

At the beginning of the year we had a talk about the plans for 2015 and we will be setting up our YouTube channel as well as getting a new speaker… In addition to that we will be training hard trying gain new moves and up our level hopefully get to a high standard, we will be entering battles and competitions for example battles like ‘New Movements’ in August which is a while away.

How did you feel after having a dance off with Mandem on the wall, and are you ever going to have that rematch?

Marley: We were so honored as we use to watch them at home on our computer or laptop screens and laugh historically but to just meet them and battle them was an honor was really fun because they made us laugh and entertained us as well… If we bump into them we will go after a re-match and go after our ‘second victory’.

Rui: I didn’t battle Mandem on the Wall cuz i was in Portugal recording dance videos and spreading the crew name in my hometown (battle events and that).

Is presentation important during performances: For example the way you dress or interaction with the audience?  

Marley: For us yes, as well as expressing ourselves through the dance the type of clothes we wear does effect us, so we try to look as a good as we can when get down, however the clothes we wear also have to be comfortable, to help our performance and make our style stand out. As well as clothing interaction with the audience is also important as we want the audience to be comfortable with us as possible and we want them to feeling they’re also taking part in the show, this also stops them from getting bored as we always have them moving and having a good time, its also good thing in the sense that they will hopefully think of us when they leave and spread the word about us. Interaction is also good when you want to win over the ladies as well haha.

Kaner: We also rely on the crowd a lot in regards to the vibe they give off: the more enthusiasm and energy they give, the better and more hyped we get!!

Are there any dancers or performers that inspire you?

Kaner: Yes they are. We all have our own inspirations as our styles differ from one another. For example the two of the dancers that inspire me are mainly Bboy junior and Kujo.


Have there been any embarrassing moments during training or performances in front of an audience, and if so, what has been the most embarrassing one?

Marley: One embarrassing moment was when one of our members (Karim) went for a hand spring and landed but he ended up slipping and dropping backwards, landing on his but. Another embarrassing moment is Cuan’s (happy feet) spelling, it’s just… Bad, no other word but bad. The last embarrassing moment would be when our member Cesar (the salad) was introducing a show – he was supposed to say “hello London We are…” but because he can’t speak English properly he said “hello everyone, we are dancers, it is our passion, we do for money, and we love to move and etc.” we tried to hold the laughter in but with him doing that we couldn’t control ourselves.

Rui: I usually give matter to the most embarrassing moments. For instance, there was this once time we were busking and whilst I interacted with the crowd I dropped an iphone 6 – it was funny, and we enjoy ourselves.

Would you like to make any shout-outs to fans, friends or family?

Marley: Yep, this cosmic Shuriken, I’d like to give a shout to myself so when I’m reading this i just wanna ask myself… “What’s up marley”

Rui: Shoutout to PTM KARTEL 8500 PORTIMÃO, REPRESENT, OS INTOCAVEIS E OS PRETTY BOYZ, also to my camera crew in Portugal – soul brothers one love.


The Bond Street Boys logo

The Bond Street Boys logo



Thank you for reading guys. If you want to check them out, make sure to follow them on their Social media channels below!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebondstreetboys

Instagram: http://instagram.com/the_bond_street_boyz/

Phen Holy – “First standard is simplicity”

You have gathered an impressive following of over 22,000 fans and 100,000 views on LOOKBOOK alone in just over a year, not to mention your other social networking profiles. How did you achieve this?
I am also surprised and happy because of this.  As you can see, normally I focus only on the outfits in my photos. Although there are not many changes in terms of the concepts, people have been supporting me for over a year since I joined Lookbook. I am thankful and really appreciate those who has subscribed and supported me.

Phen's Lookbook profile

Phen’s Lookbook profile

When going out to photo-shoot some of your style ideas for your fans, how do you find the perfect locations for background purposes – is it something that you look into prior to shooting or do you simply stumble upon certain places and then decide to take some photos there?
First standard is simplicity

Do you have any role models within the fashion industry, anyone that inspires you or you look up to?
I believe that “Hallyu” phenomenon (a phenomenon of Korean entertainment and popular culture rolling over the world with pop music, TV dramas, and movies) has strongly affected my personal gout. In terms of fashion, I do not have a lot of things in common with these “hallyu” stars, but I admire and learn from the fact that they have a professional team to take care of their outlooks – from airport fashion to performing clothes.

Left to right: GD, Lily Allen and TaeYang at Chanel S/S 2014 fashion show

Left to right: GD, Lily Allen and TaeYang at Chanel S/S 2014 fashion show

Do you have a favourite fashion house?

I am not in favor of any particular fashion brand. I prefer to “hunt” vintage and second-hand stuffs.

I noticed that some of your looks are named after Epik High’s (Koren alternative hip-hop group) songs, for example “Born Hater” and “Happen Ending”, not to mention other Korean artists’ such as G-Dragon, 2NE1 and Akdong Musician – are those looks inspired by the individual artists’ outfits in the music videos, or is that just a coincidence?
I am a YG lover (YG is an entertainment company managing a lot of famous artists, including 2NE1 and Bigbang). I am big fan of Bigbang band, I love most of their songs. However, naming my posts accordingly to their songs was just a coincidence as they were promoting their new album.


Born Hater look by Phen Holly

Born Hater look by Phen Holly

I really admire your ‘All Night’ and’Bright Dark’ looks. Do you have a favourite look amongst your personal collection, and could you explain the concept behind it? If you could have any one piece of clothing or accessory which you do not currently possess, which would it be and why?
I like most of my looks. Recently I am particularly satisfied with the looks of “17/1”, “25/12”, “21/12”, “Sotf Thinks”, “Got Back From Hell”…… As these looks are combinations of my most favorite items. The concept behind is simply just a black iron door. as I said, I like simple things when it sets off my outfits. I love the identity in my photos, thats why i rarely change the concept. I always want a coat whose length touches my ankles, and boots that are high up to my knees. Since I live in the South of Vietnam, which is hot most of the time. I do not have chances to wear these kinds of items.

Bright Dark look by Phen Holly

Bright Dark look by Phen Holly

Do you have any hobbies outside the fashion industry?
I also have a passion with music, but it is sad that I am not very good at singing. Lol.

What would be, in your eyes the perfect location/background for a photoshoot?
I think a simple concept, a background with things, which stand still such as: walls, doors, quiet streets. A combination between that and simple colors will make the outfit stand out.

Would you like to make any shoutouts to fans or friends?
I want to dedicate my thanks to all of those who have supported me for the whole time, and to the Asian fashion firms who have sponsored my clothes as well as accessories for my posts on Lookbook.


Go check Phen out on her Social Media channels!

Instagram: http://instagram.com/phenholy/

Lookbook: http://lookbook.nu/phenholy

Blog:  http://phenholy.blogspot.co.uk/

Christian Chou – Fashion Blogger and denim enthusiast

Hi there Christian, would you tell everyone at home who you are and what you do?
My name is Christian Chou, I was born in Tahiti but grew up in Sydney Australia most my life. I like to explore the world and things in related to adrenaline rushes. I have my personal blog dreamsinheaven.blogspot.com.au – this is a blogpost of my outfits and hopefully inspiring those out there in need of ideas and how things can be somewhat worn differently. Fashion is my instant way of expressing who I am.

I am about to move to Amsterdam to go study Jeans at ROCcA in Amsterdam to pursue my career. I want to be able to have my own denim company and hopefully some of the money will go to charity with some of percentages earned. This is the reason why I have taken up blogging to get ideas to express those out there in this world.

How did you come up with the blog name “Dreams in Heaven”?
Dreams in Heaven started off the moment I decided to make up my Denim Company. It is still in progress. Things have not turned out the way it should of been. Which is why life is so strange – as things never turn out the way I want it to be! 😛
Dreams in Heaven is meant to be the steps and like a diary of my life working my ways to my dreams. Everyone has dreams and goals and I guess this is gonna be mine.

dreams in heaven

Dreams in Heaven blog banner


You have a very simplistic yet unique style about yourself – where do you get your inspiration from?
I usually get the style from just my head. I do of course get ideas from others as well when I am out in the street. Something so simple and probably old will just give me a switch in my brand to tell me thats valuable idea. I love vintage and I think I always try to get a vintage with modern twist. Lately I have turned myself I guess “swag” look. However I always love the urban alternative dressing. I always get ideas from just watching peoples dressing and thinking of ways on how the dressing could be different and I guess sometimes I just want to try things out. It can be bad or a good to others 🙂

What is your favourite outfit and why?
Hmmm my favourite outfit would probably be the latest one of the looks I have done called Hunt Club. That was probably the best photoshoot and the best outfit. So simple yet its just so me. It was basically what I wear in Winter when I was in Europe. However in Australia, Sydney here, it never really tends to get that cold. So thats also a Pro for us. I do have up and coming looks that I actually like too. But I will always love my sneakers too! 😛

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Hunt Club by Christian Chou

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There are countless fashion related events all around the world. If you could go to any fashion event in any country in the world, which event would it be, and/or which country would you most want to visit for its fashion?
I would like to go to a Fashion Weekend 😛 to be honest, I don’t usually go to any fashion events. The fashion events that I usually go to, are kinda more expos that is jeans related. Usually people never heard of Bread and Butter or Kingpin Show. But Fashion Weekend around the world following one after another and just sitting there watching would be a dream to come true. Would be even better if I took part of it and just sat there knowing to myself one day ‘that is one of my products”

I’ve been to several countries, I must say Swedish fashion is probably one of my favourite. English is also great however it can get quiet mainstream. I also do like the people in Germany their styles are just so fascinating. Denmark just has amazing style too and sneakers. I would love to go to NY and also South America to see their style. California I think would just have this nice refreshing feel to it.

What do you think of Kanye Wests new Adidas Yeezys – ugly or cool?
To be honest – when I read this question, I have no idea what it is. I still don’t 😛 its quiet bad considering I work in a sneaker store! I never knew or heard of it. I only heard of a collaboration with Adidas and Kayne West, never really saw it! So I googled it – if its the high tops it looks quiet cool, very different but not my style really. Probably for those that like that gangster swag look with baggy straight jeans.




Favourite fashion label?
I use to and still probably love Nudie Jeans. I love their denim, and love the fact its all organic and sustainable. The idea is just brilliant and how they are able to resew your jeans at the actual Nudie store too! 🙂 I think they have done well with the marketing and their constantly trying to grow as well!

Most expensive piece of clothing you own?
Probably my jeans or my TW Steel watch. I usually only spend lots of money of jeans as I feel its what gives people the figure. With skinny jeans for me it makes me look taller. As I am only 170cm tall 😛 As for sneakers I may have lots but thats cause I work in a sneaker store and get mad discounts. Won’t need to buy shoes for a very long time after I leave there! 🙂 As for tops and jumpers – I usually go to vintage stores, that way people won’t really have the same type of clothing as me and jumpers 😀

Punk or classy – which look do you prefer?
It depends on how I feel and where I go. I do love the classic look, the vintage look is always the best! Once you pull it off you can pull anything else off. With the punk look, never really tried to be honest. Probably when I was younger. I do like all type of styles. I believe everyone suits a type of genre and believe anyone can look good in anything as long as they put the outfit right! 🙂

Christian Chou - ▼▽ H&M BLACK ▽▼

Christian Chou – ▼▽ H&M BLACK ▽▼

Would you ever consider opening up your own clothing range?
YES! It would be a dream come true! And no I don’t want to be like those people that only start a brand and give up. I want it to have meaning, I want to help those around me out. Help those in need of fashion advice, shelter those with lack of clothing too! I know and I believe anything is possible and I believe I can make it succeed! However the funds and knowledge I lack of! So to those who want to make a business – you can try as hard as you want, but there won’t be any point if you don’t believe in yourself in succeeding.

Are there any upcoming collaborations or plans in general that you are planning could announce on AVY?
Hmmm – I don’t usually collaborate with brands too much – depends whether they catch my eyes on not. However I will try my best to always respond back to all those around. The reason being is cause life can be so busy and I am not a full time blogger and earning money from it. But my next up coming collaboration I have coming up is Pray for Paris. An English brand that has some pretty cool printed tees! Check them out guys!


Hope you guys enjoyed this interview! A big thank you to Christian for taking time to have this interview. Please check him out on his Social Media – links are below.

Blog: http://dreamsinheaven.blogspot.co.uk/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/christian_chou/

Lookbook: http://lookbook.nu/christianchou

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christian.chouie

Interview with Diana Horsfall: Fashion blogger and Creative Director of IFBK

Hi Diana, thank you for taking the time out to take this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and what you do!

My name is Diana Horsfall , a style blogger , creative director and founder of IFBK from Kazakhstan. Currently live in Virginia. Love to travel, meet new people and love everything about Germany.

How did you get into fashion?

I always had interest to be a designer one day, but never had time to learn. My friends always said that I have a good taste and style. After moving from Germany to South Korea. I got inspired by people, and started my blog, later from hobby it grow to my daily job. I and my team create IFBK in Seoul, we still trying to run it, but it is quite hard because half of our team in US and another half in Korea. You can find more about us here ifbkseoul.com

Do you have a weekly routine or schedule for writing your articles and photographing yourself?

Yes, I do. Because my blog is my job now. On the weekend, I and my husband plan my shootings for whole week. We do about 4-5 different outfits. Then I start to publish my articles from Monday till Friday. On the weekend, I’m free from blogging and social media. Relaxing days 😉

queen horsfall 2A lot of readers must be wondering – what camera do you use to capture your unique styles out on the streets?

Yes, some do. I use Canon Rebel t4i. And use different lenses for different situations: Canon 50 mm 1/7, 50 mm 1/4, 100 mm 2/8.

Do you have any upcoming announcements for your blog, or perhaps new pieces in your shop?

Not really, maybe that I’m planning to collaborate with Victoria’s Secret. This is quite exciting!

Where do you get the inspiration for your outfits from? – are there any other bloggers or fashion idols that you follow?

I spent about couple hours by the mirror by playing around with my clothes and then it comes something that I like and I will wear and shoot. When I was living in Korea, I got a lot of inspiration from Korean Street Style, but in America is quite hard to be inspired. Most of american bloggers just wear big brands and famous designers. In my opinion, it gets boring.
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Would you describe your style as (urban, classy, casual..)?

Feminine, Chic and Classy.

What would your advice be for people aspiring to make it in the fashion industry?

Follow your dreams. Never be scared to try.

Do you have a favourite item of clothing or accessory?

I think sunglasses and shoes!

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Are there any plans to attend fashion events this year?

Yeah, I thought before that will go to NYFW (since I got some invitations), but now I decided to fly to Seoul and attend to Seoul Fashion Week. Really miss Korea.


Hope you enjoyed this quick interview with Diana as much as I did guys! Make sure to check her out on her social media to keep up to date with her latest trends! Go over to IFBK for more on the fashion community that is booming in Seoul right now!
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