wong kar wai

Our Herione Returns by Kamie Kahlo



Just as Wong Kar Wai was inspired by Hitchcock's "Vertigo,” Sean and I were inspired by Wong's "In the Mood for Love". And just as his film was an homage to his lovely leading ladies so is this short film honoring Sean’s photography and our heroine Crystal Loo's last appearance...

Crystal and her "play" lover have their final meeting in the dank underground alley's of Hong Kong. But as their game turns to reality our heroine realizes that their tryst has gone too far and Crystal flees their rendezvous to save her heart and her reputation.

contributors: Sean Watson as photographer, Crystal Loo as our heroine, Kamie Kahlo as stylist, Kimchee Girl as designer

Focus on Photographer: Sean Watson and Model Crystal Loo by Kamie Kahlo


The talented photographer Sean Watson showed me a beautiful photo of a model the other day and I said I HAD to work with her. So he booked her for this test shoot. The theme was "In the Mood for Love" a Wong Kar Wai movie. I felt it was the perfect scenario for our romantic lead, Crystal Loo. For these shots she is wearing an elegant Dolce & Gabbana dress with Christian Louboutin patent purple pumps and a vintage necklace of mine. I spiraled her hair and then gently put it up in a chignon for a more sentimental look. The backdrop is Sean's studio loft where he sleeps. It doubles as a changing room for models as I transition them from look to look. Stay tuned for more photos of Crystal and a whole month of our feature photographer Sean Watson!