時尚達人

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終於可以宣傳我的電視節目《時尚達人》。

鳳凰衛視在今年四月開了廣東話頻道:鳳凰衛視香港台,他們在三月中請我去開節目,一個禮拜後已經展開拍攝,對我來說,絕對是倒瀉籮蟹,因為我還在為《天空之鏡》宣傳,和做網售;但我是一個愛挑戰的人,所以一邊感到辛苦,一邊又知道挑戰令生活不會沉悶,還是歡迎的。我的astrologer 說是因為Jupiter in Aries,把我向前推推推,6月4日Jupiter in Taurus,情況會慢下來…對,所以終於有時間寫這篇博客。

第一天開工明顯是有點手忙腳亂,兩支攝影隊三個鏡頭向著我,即使是在熟悉的Prada,一時間人也失去了焦點,但很快就適應了面對鏡頭的生涯。其實經過多年雜誌工作的經驗,已知道鏡頭的角度或燈的放位會對自己的面造成甚麼影響,但畢竟是新人,開頭兩三個星期我也不哼一聲,不參與意見,直至節目拍了出來,那些低角度高角度把我拍得不好看,才提出意見,我也覺得自己世故了,成熟了,不好看只是一件小事;從前卻可以令我不開心很長時間。

節目開始的時候,他們有台詞寫給我,要我介紹最豪華、最昂貴的,但五百萬的鑽石手表,熟悉我的讀者都知道不是我杯茶,但我不抗拒,即管試,試了出來他們也看到那種格格不入的效果,這樣就最好了。讓其他人自己看到,就可以慳番啖氣。

我的節目有很多忠實觀眾,但論肉緊我的媽媽是第一位,頭一個月開播,節目一完,字幕才起,電話就響,她打來給意見,也提醒:「阿女,隻腳這樣坐不好看」「你這樣走路不夠優雅」「你這樣穿衣服要留意這樣那樣」真是我的No. 1觀眾。

其次是鄧小宇,看完第一集他就來郵說,叫我可以的話,不要做介紹皮草,因為「I want you to go places」(我希望你出人頭地);然後每隔幾集他就說我如何怎樣進步了,他最喜歡的是Comme Des Garcons和Ann Dem兩集,他說其實由LV那集開始已感覺到這個節目跟其他電視台的同類型節目很不同,因為由LV那集開始,我決定不再跟稿讀,找空間放入自己的想法。到了後來Comme Des Garcons和Ann Dem已完全無稿,導演也不知道我要說甚麼,一站到鏡頭前就開始,這就是一種訓練,improvisation。

另一位忠實觀眾是我的師傅,本來他是叫我避開人,盡可能在這時勢不跟人有太多接觸,因為人人都潛藏病菌,致命的惡菌會影響我的身體健康,但看完節目之後,他卻鼓勵我繼續做,他說:「你的節目很特別,尤其是你的聲線,你說話的聲線像甚麼呢?不像一般電視節目那樣吵吵鬧鬧,或CCTV那種官腔/字正腔圓,而是像爵士樂裡的trio,輕音樂只有三個人的,不太嘈,也不太靜,剛剛好,很舒服,我贊成你繼續做,到你的身體不能負荷的時候我會告訴你。」其實是我自己擔心身體負荷不來,因為拍短短廿來分鐘的節目,每星期要拍兩個工作天。師傅鼓勵我,學爵士樂那樣的improvisation,師傅很厲害,本來是一個不懂彈琴的人,三個月時間就問我拿了琴譜彈奏蕭邦的Impromptu,如今三年之後反過來教我一路學不成的Jazz Piano。我們一同研究Oscar Peterson,Peterson很多曲都沒有琴譜,我是因為看了House,想跟Hugh Laurie彈他的曲,才在House的網站找到這些相關琴譜。

但這一切都不是最難的,最難的是一早起來化妝、整頭。是的,電視台替我找了贊助,但Beijing Hair Culture在九龍半島酒店,總不成一早起來塞車過海弄頭髮,再塞車返回香港拍攝吧?時間上根本不容許。化妝也是,除了找人化妝要有budget之外,找人化妝也很花時間,如果找人弄頭髮化妝,最少要兩小時多,然後又要自己駕車到現場,拍攝時間由十點半十一點左右開始,根本不可能這麼早起來,這麼早起樣子也不好看,所以只能自己做,一小時之內做好化妝頭髮,即使不是最理想效果,it’s the best that I can do。十一時的拍攝我九時就要起來了,最早幾星期因為要早起而不能入睡,這是我的最大挑戰,很難想像吧!

但我很清楚這個節目要做,因為它就在我的生日時段發生,而明周的專欄也在生日的時候決定斬纜,好明顯是新的要來舊的要去,而我的十年專欄作家生涯也到此告一段落,我不再一整個星期都將自己關在屋子裡、電腦前寫寫寫,這個節目把我帶到香港的街頭去;很多我根本不會到的地方,也因為拍攝和採訪而到了,我很享受,因為以我現在的性情,已不會貪新鮮而出街看,只會因為工作而去看新的東西。這就是後半生的我跟前半生的我完全相反吧!前半生的我沒有特別的理由,就是要去看新的東西湊新的熱鬧,人生就是這樣的奧妙。

Helen Forty早幾年就告訴我:「你的挑戰是要進一步宣傳自己,我明白,我也不喜歡宣傳自己,把自己放出去拋頭露面,但這是我收到的信息,你要進一步讓人認識你,讓人看見你的面孔,這是你未來的其中一個大挑戰。」是的,我由前半生不喜歡拋頭露面到現在不介意,因為不停有人跟我說我會做電視,接受了就安然。所以,一開始已感到這是我的TV生涯的開端,早在七、八年前Acushla已經說看到我在做電視用普通話的,所以一定要保持普通話的能力,她說是像Oprah 那類,但感覺接近Deepak Chopra或Anthony Robbins那樣,是幫助別人找到自己的理想生活或平衡,說我回來不是當一個專欄作家,雖然寫作會是我生命裡一個很大的部分…早幾年澳洲人Clive也說我會做電視,但不是大電視台,而是有線頻道之類,講的是有機生活、健康、平衡、well being之類….如果是,條路都幾長。有些朋友不喜歡節目名稱《時尚達人》,不是由我定的東西我沒有喜歡或不喜歡,逢星期六晚10:30pm在Now 367頻道或有線電視14台,星期日重播五次,我肯定的時間是逢星期日早上10:30am和下午7:30pm重播。

時尚達人第2集 part 1 Giuseppe Zanotti, CASIO

時尚達人第2集 part 2 Holly Brown, Samsung

時尚達人第3集 part 1, Louis Vuitton, RIMOWA

時尚達人第3集 part 2, McLaren MP4-12C

時尚達人第5集 part 1 Comme des garcons, Helis & Tang

時尚達人第5集 part 2 Page One & iPad 2

時尚達人第6集 part 2, Winnie Ma @ Flos& Sabatini restaurant

時尚達人第7集 part 1, Jo Malone香水, 心齋chinese restaurant

時尚達人第7集 part 2, ann demeulemeester

23 comments to 時尚達人

  • nn

    Hi Wini, 喜歡你時尚達人的介紹! Thx!

  • THANKS. I was so dumb, double paste the content in the email alert:)

  • hey i am so proud of you!!!
    hope to meet up during my visit to hk in sept, hug you and exchange our energy.
    love u, always!

  • Joel Lo

    係啦!睇過Prada

  • Lam Lai

    Hi Wini… I’m also your 忠實觀眾 in Macau… It’s so great to see you on TV~ I hope to see more in the future~ + oil~~

  • Joel Lo

    係啦!睇過Prada

  • Playplay

    I don’t even know how to put it into words, Ms Lai. I am so proud of Hong Kong has such a wonder/ful woman like you. You words whether in written and verbal touch my heart. You have set up a role model for modern spiritual woman. Thank you!

  • Connie

    Wini, even though I am in US, I still support your TV show and your book. I like your performance in your show, You are making progress since introducing LV. I love the LV clothes that you wore in TV show. Hope you can introduce more different brands, and hope you can introduce more different trendy styles!

  • drchaogu

    Hi, I like this paper and the word:“因為以我現在的性情,已不會貪新鮮而出街看,只會因為工作而去看新的東西。這就是後半生的我跟前半生的我完全相反吧!前半生的我沒有特別的理由,就是要去看新的東西湊新的熱鬧,人生就是這樣的奧妙。”
    好贴切!

  • Hi Connie, It means a lot to have overseas audience. We’ll keep it up

  • I am so surprised this blog touched so many people, even my friend wrote me long email after reading:) and I am grateful for all of your support

  • redlabel

    The part I like the most is that you introduce brands with background, a little history, their characteristics, signature design and your personal opinion, even pronounciation…e.g. comm des garcons. I learnt a lot.

    In addition, if you interview 鄧小宇 and 黃源順, it will be very interesting.

  • Karen

    Wini,

    Everything becomes different & interesting with yr interpretation. Love you!

  • tiff

    hi, you did a great job!i like the way you present in the prog.
    but other elements seems not to the point,
    1st, the prog name is reli a bit old fashion or is too far away from sophistication.
    others like the background music, wordings on screen, colour of frame is not reli fashionable….seems not reli matching to the content, as well as your image(personal opinion, may be i am wrong). just a bit out of my expectation when I know you are presenting the prog. but may be the prog. is targeting some people who might like it.

  • You are so right, i was a bit bothered by the stuff you mentioned, in the beginning. But if there’s anything that I have learnt over the years, would be —don’t fret upon things that I can’t control nor change. I have finally learnt not wasting my time & energy over things that I have no say at all. Just let it go or live with it. As long as i do my part well, people would notice, right?

  • FH

    Couldn’t agree more: why waste time on things we have no control of. You know what, I’ve been a fan of yours since you were in “How Why Magazine”. The thing I most looked forward to when I was studying in England was the How Why my sister posted to me every month!

  • ren

    hey wini, i watched the first episode when you first mentioned it and when you started to introduce luxury products and all that i was like “this is so not you” and “not another dolce vita”! i had to admit i was a bit disappointed. glad to hear that they noticed it too and the show just evolved as you put more yourself into it. i really appreciate the fact that you are open to new opportunities and wherever life takes you to. keep it up!

  • ren

    and i agree with your shifu – your voice/tone is just right and very comforting.
    plus i can totally see you hosting a well being show!

  • Thanks. It takes time to learn to grow and improve. And yes i love my voice too:)

  • I have read so many articles or reviews on the
    topic of the blogger lovers except this paragraph is actually
    a pleasant paragraph, keep it up.

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