All posts in: Hollis Wong Wear

07 Nov 2015

Welcome to Seattle, Uniqlo!

Uniqlo finally opened their first location in Seattle yesterday (well specifically Bellevue!) Of course, everything exciting happens when I leave for California. They had our girl Hollis Wong-Wear in their campaigns and isn’t she the most darling thing ever?! I hope all of my friends back home are enjoying the opening of the store. We love this brand so much, but it’s no secret that I’ve been spoiling myself with them for the last two years since I’ve been in California and there are no shortage of their shops. 🙂

02 Jan 2015

Yow Yow’s Yearly Recap

Everyone who knows me knows that I love data and statistics as long as it means that I don’t have to be one compiling all of it. This has always been one of my favorite posts to look back on, but boy is it just a little menace to put together. Lucky for me this time, I had Gossip Girl Season 1 to keep me company while I worked on this. It’s been quite the year for Yow Yow! We’ve focused on some new content mostly my transition from Seattle to the Bay Area and mostly just tried to do our best to keep up on all the news – the one thing that seems to keep me on my toes these days.

Yow Yow! is 6 years old now! Welcome to 1st grade, baby!

Stats from 2013 will be on the left and italicized while stats from 2014 will be right and bold.

1,294,886 total visits to Yow Yow! – – – – – – – – – – –  1,400,602 total visits to Yow Yow!

*In just 2014, there were 105,260 visits to Yow Yow!

9,167 Posts, 3,152 Comments 12,122 Tags – – – – –  10,113 Posts 2,878 Comments 12,926 Tags (cumulative)

Top Post of 2014 – “Hipster Disney Princesses In Real Life” – 5,133 views (written in 2012)

Top Post Written in 2013 – “18 Types of Asian Girls” – 1,552 views

Busiest Month in Terms of Views – January 2013 (24,905 views) – – – – – January 2014 (11,072 views)

Highest Average Visits Per Day – January 2013 (803 views) – – – – –  – January 2014 (357 views)

Credits + References

Worked with

  • Molly Moon’s Ice Cream

Top Referring Sites in 2013 Were:

  • Pinterest.com
  • Twitter.com
  • Facebook.com
  • Quora.com
  • holliswongwear.com

Most of My Visitors Came From:

  • The United States
  • Canada
  • The United Kingdom

Music Festivals Covered:

  • Treasure Island Music Fest

Other:

*We reached 1,000 posts for “Songs of the Day”

*We reached 10,000 overall posts!

01 Jan 2015

Hollis Wong-Wear x Nordstrom

A.L.C. lace crop top | ASTR textured skirt | SJP leather pumps | Shiraleah embellished wool clutch

Our favorite Seattle singer Hollis Wong-Wear was recently styled for a shoot with Nordstrom wearing some of the most amazing pieces. There was no way we couldn’t share this. These looks were shot for New Year’s Eve so we’re a little late to the game, but we don’t see any problem with wearing these outfits outside of the holiday either.

3.1 Phillip Lim tunic (see similar strong>Phillip Lim styles in embellished gold and peplum detail | Lafayette 148 New York skirt | Hunter high-heeled Chelsea boots | Topman knit hat

Helmut Lang knit tunic | Topshop crop top (worn under tunic) | Ella necklaces (available in downtown Seattle only; see similar statement necklace styles online  or visit the Nordstrom near you for in-store exclusives)

For the entire feature on Nordstrom’s blog, click here.

22 Nov 2014

The Flavr Blue in the Bay

It just so happened that my day off landed on the day of The Flavr Blue concert in San Francisco. I’ve missed countless shows from not being in Seattle for the last year and every time I did come back to Seattle, I would always miss their shows by a couple of days. It was the worst luck. I’m so glad I got to see them this week because they are even more wonderful than before and it’s nice to have a slice of home in your new home.

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Hollis and I also finally got the chance to meet each other for the first time! “Of course I know who you are, you’re Katie Yow Yow!”

We’ve always liked working with her and can’t wait to see what amazing things she’s going to do next with The Flavr Blue and on her own.

10 Apr 2014

Song of the Day

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Kris Orlowski – Fighting the War

I’m feeling a little bit nostalgic for Seattle music today and featuring the latest video by Kris Orlowski that was also produced by Hollis Wong-Wear.

28 Jan 2014

Hollis Wong-Wear in Mass Appeal

We have a little bit of something called a “soft spot” when it comes to former Yow Yow! guests getting media attention. Our girl, Hollis Wong-Wear walked the red carpet at the Grammys Sunday evening because if Macklemore and Ryan Lewis had won for Album of the Year she would have gotten to walk up on stage with the group to accept that award. Sadly, the win wasn’t in their favor, but that didn’t mean that the duo didn’t take home plenty of awards including “Best Rap Album.” Though we know her for her rift in “White Walls,” Hollis has played a huge role in the music that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has made and that’s why we are so darn proud of her and can’t wait for what’s to come from not only her side project “The Flavr Blue,” but her solo project that she has slightly teased us with.

Check out her interview with Mass Appeal here and her Billboard interview on the red carpet here.

11 Dec 2013

Hollis Wong-Wear for Billboard Magazine

photo cred | Behzod Sirjani

One of the best parts about writing for Yow Yow! is having the opportunity to interview individuals that I admire and individuals that do something completely different with their craft than I do. We were thrilled to have Hollis on the blog earlier this year as part of our “Women Who Are Making It” series. We always knew that she was going to be a big deal someday and she’s well on her way to getting there. Recognized for her chorus in Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “White Walls” along with being an all-around icon in the Seattle music scene for her work behind the scenes on their music videos and working with Blue Scholars, Hollis is a woman of many talents. She has her own band, The Flavr Blue, which I listen to daily and now she’s got an article by Billboard Magazine. You can read it here.

Congrats Hollis! No one is more deserving than you and we’ll be rooting for you every day.

26 Sep 2013

Music Video of the Day

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Readers, it has been the summer of “The Flavr Blue.” Yesterday, the Seattle group released their latest music video for one of my favorite jamz “In My Dream” and I couldn’t wait for it to show up on YouTube so I could share it with all of you.

Seattle, I will always rep you hard even while living in the Bay.

Seattle music, I wouldn’t be who I am today if you hadn’t been my outlet.

Hollis Wong-Wear, Yow Yow! will always be your biggest fan!

17 Sep 2013

City of Music Career Day

Readers, I am currently trying to make the transition from posting news about Seattle to the Bay, but this event is so dear and near to my heart that I couldn’t not write something about it. One Reel – who puts on Bumbershoot every year – is hosting a career day for high school and college students interested in working within the music industry. When I was a young high schooler, I would have loved for this event to exist. Now that it does, I want to make sure that everyone who wants to make their dreams happen knows about this opportunity. Not only is this the second year that it is being put on, but it is also FREE. At this event you will learn about the industry from a panel of speakers including Hollis Wong-Wear (Yeah, we write about her a lot!) have a meet-and-greet lunch and hear live performances all day long. I can’t think of a better way to spend my Tuesday. Registration is now open and space is limited so sign up quick!

And for full details, click here.

09 Sep 2013

Music Video of the Day

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Readers!

I am currently right in the middle of the biggest move of my life so I hope you’ll be patient with me as there won’t be very many posts for the next couple of weeks. Regardless, you don’t have to worry about Yow Yow! going anywhere, we just might not be “on top” of the news as we are used to. Today Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their latest music video for their single “White Walls” and we’re huge fans because

a) it features Hollis Wong-Wear and we pretty much love her here at Yow Yow!

b) it was filmed in Capitol Hill – granted people were at this shoot for hours and less than a minute of it was featured, but it’s still cool because… city pride, right?

c) the group highlighted Dick’s – my favorite burger joint that I will miss moving down the coast.

I feel so lucky and privileged to have worked with all four of these individuals in the past, but mainly Hollis through Yow Yow! and Schoolboy Q through my work in the music industry. It’s amazing to see the four of them together in one video.

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