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Canton's Finest - 林叁BO

This month of December, we take a look into the generation of movers and shakers that have contributed much to the rise of Chinese street culture and delve deeper into this fast growing culture.

This week, we start off with the Chao Shan Fashion Queen -

潮汕时·善女王 - 林叁Bo

Flesh Imp // FI

林叁Bo // BO

FI : Hi Bo, finally get to meet you! Tell us more about yourself 

您好, Bo。我们终于碰面了。您能给我们介绍一下您自己吗?

Bo : Hello, I'm very happy that we finally met, I am Lin San Bo, and my real name Lin Jia Ni, I have quite a few things on my plate actually, but if you ask me, I am a fashion model, and the co-owner / stylist for my own label FUSION IDEA. I am also the fashion designer for one of the local production houses here.

I have also been giving shelter to homeless and sick dogs and cats, and because of that, they gave me a nickname called 潮汕时·善女王 Chaosan Fashion Queen (wordplay on fashion and kindness)

Hello,终于碰面,非常开心,我是林叁Bo,本名:林佳妮,我的身份比较多重,是一名模特,也是-合-FUSION IDEA主理人兼造型搭配师 ,华漫英雄服装部设计师,因为长期处于潮流和救助动物之中,他们都说我是潮汕时·善女王

FI : We have always seen you on fashion shoots and especially on WeChat moments, possibly all over the world, how does that feel, to be able to influence and be a role model to other youths?

我们经常能看到您的时装照,特别在朋友圈,还有在世界的很多地方。对于成为一名对年轻人有影响力和作为榜样的模特,您有哪些看法

BO : Thank you for your compliment, I feel very honoured. In fact, I didn't think too much, all I wanted was to something do my own, and to do it well. I have always believed that people need not do anything for the sake of others. In the eyes of God, to be true to yourself is the most transparent and important virtue. 

I am happy to know that I have a positive impact and role model to youths, but like I said, I am just doing what is good and real, and if that goodness and wholesomeness is able to impact others, I am more than happy to share.

谢谢你的夸奖,十分荣幸。其实我没想那么多,我只是将自己该做的,把它做好。我一直坚信,人不为活给他人看而有所为,在上帝面前,最透明最真实。而对于影响力和榜样来说的话,美好和正能量的东西,本来就是大家乐于接受和尝试的

 

FI : Have you always wanted to be a model? How did that happen?

您从小就想当一名模特吗?您是怎样当上模特的?

BO : Haha, when I was young, I wanted to be an actress actually, I wore my mommy's clothes and gathered the children to play their own roles while I directed. When I was in junior high school, I was one of the tallest in my cohort. My grandmother told me that since I was so tall , I could to be a model when I grow up , but unfortunately, I stopped growing after that. Haha

Thereafter, I took up design, and started dancing at the age of 14. After graduating, I also managed a clothing line, got into manicure and lastly became a professional Dancer. However, it was only when I gave up my dancing passion of 13 years to rescue animals that I got into modelling.

哈哈,小时候其实我更想当一名演员,穿着妈妈的衣服,把小朋友们聚集起来,自导自演的演起戏来。到初中时,我是年级最高的前三个之一,奶奶说我这么高,长大了可以做模特,然而之后就没有怎么高过了。而我后来就读的是设计,14岁开始跳舞,毕业后还是经营服装,美甲和作为Dancer维生,13年放弃了舞蹈开始做救助动物后才有缘开始做模特。

FI : Besides from just looking good, we know that you are actually doing good. Chilling at your house the other day, I realized that you are also providing shelter to homeless and injured animals. That is really admirable. What made you do that?

我们知道您除了外表很漂亮,其实您在做事上一样非常出色。从上次到您家拜访后,我知道您有给流浪的或者受伤的动物提供住所,这是非常值得尊敬。您是怎么想到做这些的?

Bo : You are too kind with your words, to be honest, I am still working on it. I wouldn't say that it is an idea, I think it is more a mission for us to rescue these animals. Everyone is born in the world are destined to bear their responsibility, and I am no exception. My parents divorced when I was 3 years old, grew up a latch key kid. When I was 4, the puppy my mother gave me became my playmate. Growing up loving animals, I then began to understand that they are not just animals. They can fill the emptiness of humans and sometimes, better listeners than humans. Thus, giving these homeless cats and dogs shelter was a norm for me. It became second nature, and later on, the love for these animals made me insist on being vegetarian and that slowly enlarged the scope to help the elderly, orphans, poor families, sick and homeless animals, and later even saving birds, chickens, turtles, etc. For me, it became part of my life.

你又抬举我了,那一切我都还在不断努力中。与其说是想法,我更觉得是使命。每个人降生世上都注定有他背负的责任,我也不例外。三岁父母离异,转校搬家,父母忙碌,我从小就喜欢动物,四岁开始,妈妈送的小狗成了我的玩伴,那时开始,我便明白,它们不是动物而已。捡猫捡狗回家这事,已经是从小的家常便饭。没想太多,只是觉得那就是我该做的。而后来的经历和成长,我开始坚持素食,也不断把范围放大,帮助老人孤儿,贫困家庭,流浪或代宰动物,后来家里甚至救助了鸟,鸡,甲鱼等等的众生,对于我来说,也只是本分事吧。

FI : We also know that you and your cool husband Pop, owns the clothing label Fusion Idea. We heard about some of the concept from Pop, what is your idea behind it?

我们知道您和您很酷的老公Pop一起创立了一个服装品牌 Fusion Idea。我们有听过Pop的一些概念,您对这个品牌是有哪些想法的?

BO : From the establishment of this brand to the later stages of development, we have come up with this list because our label is definitely unique!

Brand concept: [integrate] means fusion

God created an integrated world 

There is no right or wrong in the world of nature

No good or evil, no beauty or ugliness

There is no fashion and old fashioned

No original and copy

No business and art

Only humans can create a society

Only produce so many rules and regulations

Only country and language

Only have money and rights

Only lies and struggle

Disaster and suffering

Persistence is the cause of pain

Put down the dedication in my heart

To confront the face of all things

Everything is integrated

This world is paradise - the kingdom of love

For this brand, our motto is more than selling clothes. Clothes is a necessity, from civilisation where a single leaf to the current fashion apparel, clothing is already a basic requirement, and people's first impression of a person is how they dress.

It is not easy but also meaningful for us to express what we want to say, want to convey, what we want to do and what we want to do with clothes.

这个品牌的成立到后来的发展,几经波折,也正是因为它与众不同吧!

品牌理念:[合]意指融合

神创造的世界本是融合

大自然的世界里没有事与非

没有善与恶,没有美与丑

没有时尚与老土

没有原创与复制

没有商业与艺术

只有人创造的社会

才产生这么多的条条框框

才有国家与语言

才有金钱与权利

才有谎言与斗争

才有灾难与痛苦

执著是痛苦的原因

放下心中的执着

以融合心面对万物

万物皆融合

这个世界便是天堂--爱的国度

对于这个品牌,我们主张:它卖的,不止是一件衣服。人最不可缺少的东西是衣服,从人文发展开始,一块树叶到一块布到各种服装款式和风格类别,这已经是基本需求,而人们对于一个人的印象首先入眼的就是穿着打扮,正因为如此,我们把想说的,想传达的,想做的,表达在衣服上,它不容易,但也具有意义。

 

 

FI : What’s next for you? You guys seem to have everything

看起来您现在什么都有了,您的下一步计划会是什么?

BO : I seem to have everything because I am self-sufficient, but I am not complacent, so there are so many plans for the future. Currently, there are more opportunities for collaborations be it locally and internationally. Next year we will set up a brand studio, my clothing and our brand will be stocked in some trendy brand stores and we will gradually see our brand ideals in other countries.

我看起来什么都有了是因为我自足,但我不自满,所以还有太多的事情和计划,就目前最近来说,品牌会有更多的联名创作,有品牌联合,也有跨界,甚至跨国合作,在明年我们将成立品牌工作室,我的服装和我们的品牌会开始入驻一些潮流品牌实体店,大家也会逐渐在其他国家看到我的踪影。

FI : Also, we heard you are pretty good at longboard. Show us some tricks!

我们听说您很会玩滑板,可以给我们展示一下吗?

BO : I'm not that good at skateboarding cos I just started, but I like new things and sports, I don't want to lose out on keeping fit, so I do skateboarding and surfing.

我还并不是很会玩滑板,也是一个初学者,喜欢新鲜事物和运动的我自然不想错过健身,滑板,冲浪这些有趣的爱好。

 

FI : What apparel would most describe you?

最可以形容自己的衣服?

BO : I think the best piece of apparel that describes me most is of course from my own label. From my ' Between Heaven and Hell' Collection that was showcased during last year's Shen Zhen Fashion Week, to this year's 'Syria's War Childs' and No Woman No Cry to the current ' Everything has a soul', I would say that these are what would be closest to me.

最可以形容我自己的衣服当然就是我自己设计的服装,从去年在深圳时装周走秀的"一念天堂,一念地狱"系列,到今年的“叙利亚战争儿童”,之后的“No,Woman,No Cry”,还有现在最新的“万物皆有灵”,那是最能表现我的作品,也是我的心声表达。

 

FI : You guys are living your dream and living it to the fullest, many of your fans aspire to be like you. What do you have to say to them?

我们知道很多您的粉丝希望像您一样,可以实现自己的梦想和生活在自己梦想里面,您有些什么建议要对粉丝们说的?

BO : Don't let social norm or pressure to make you lose sight of your ideals and dreams. Do not forget why you started and maintain a good positive attitude. Do what you like, do what you do best. There is no such thing as being too late, because the only regret you will have is that you didn't even start. The only person you have to prove to is yourself, and I like to see people who appreciates my craft to become better and better  and are brave to chase their dreams, working hard to achieve what they deserve while doing things that they enjoy, treat people with gratitude and respect, so that you can live your life without regrets.

不要被社会铜化忘了理想,追逐理想的过程中不要忘了初心,保持善良的心态才是你拥有美丽人生的资本,做自己喜欢做的,擅长做的,应该做的,想要做的,永远不要怕太晚,打败你的只有你自己,阻碍你的也是你自己,我想看到喜欢我的人和我喜欢的人都越来越好,都勇敢的往自己的梦想去前进,往自己想要的生活去努力,以欢喜心做事,以感恩心待人,让自己这一生结束时,庆幸自己没有遗憾!

 

Editor's note

I got to know Bo several months back through a mutual friend's WeChat moments. She was featured in a several high profile fashion shoots in Canton, also known as Guangzhou and I was intrigued by this young lady with really interesting features, but yet totally Chinese. I thought it would be cool to speak with her and find out more about her.
As fate would have it, we got introduced to Bo by one of our boys in GZ and we started to hang out everytime we headed there.
Cliche as it may sound, but it is indeed a small world as Bo's husband is Pop, one of the first few contestants to be selected for the hottest rap reality show, RICH. (Rise In China Hip Hop)
Before knowing Bo, I am sure many of you , like me, would assume that she is one of aloof and unfriendly. I guess we should all stop judging a book by its cover, as Bo turned out to be the realest, most honest and caring person I have met so far in GZ.
From her humble beginnings, to where she is now, is the result of her relentless pursuit of what she believes in, and fulfilling her ideals against all odds and not giving a fuck about what others think about her. Bo is truly an inspiration to the people around her and her thousands of followers.
I might not have seen a hell lot of influencers, models or KOLs, but I believe I have seen enough to say that Bo represents the next generation of people with real influence, giving value and causes that truly inspires and creating greatness, and they are coming out from where you least expect them to be.

几个月前我在一个朋友的朋友圈看到了Bo。她在广州几个知名的品牌做过模特,
就觉得这个女生挺有意思的,样貌长得不像中国人,但不过
她确实是潮汕人.
我觉得如果能和他做个采访应该会很有意思的.
那谁知道那么巧我在广州的好哥们,就把我们给介绍了!
更巧的是她的丈夫既然是Pop,在国内最火的嘻哈真人秀中国有嘻哈的参赛者之一!

在认识Bo之前我相信大家会和我一样以貌取人,觉得她是一个冷漠而不友善的
那你们大错特错了,因为她是我至今在广州所见过的最诚实,最有爱心的人

从她卑微的开始到现在的地位,都是她不懈追求自己的信念,
不顾一切地履行自己的理想,而不理会别人怎么看待她的结果。
Bo对她和她成千上万的关注他的人来说
是一个真正的启发。
我可能从来没有见过很多有影响力的人,模特或者是KOL,
但是我相信我已经看到了足以说明Bo
代表了具有真正影响力的下一代接班人,
赋予了真正激励和创造伟大的价值和理念的人,而他们是从你意想不到的地方崛起的

Keep it real X
@nicholascho



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