My name is Poesy Liang.
Watch my introduction video. 72 seconds.
Some people know me as the contemporary artist (but I wear many hats). I have been known to pull some stunts in the name of art & humanity:
building social movements globally;
shaving my head at the Cannes Film Festival;
throwing a jazz concert for 100 blind people in San Francisco;
painting on the sidewalks of Paris to fund my budget travels around the world;
performing live calligraphy to open a humanitarian conference at the United Nations;
painting public murals in Manila/Singapore/New York/Malacca/JB;
exhibiting art in total darkness at the Marina Bay Sands;
founding an art program for stateless children with Yayasan Chow Kit on 8th year now;
founding the Thursday Tutoring program at the children shelter still running after 13 years..
THE LIST CONTINUES..
Also over the last 2 decades, due to my personal life too, I became highly Google-able for a girl from Jalan Imbi.
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I have been creative for more than 30 years. First I started on television, but let's not go that far back. Let's start with the architecture & design geek, I love designing many random things, and I put together my wardrobe for every single spotlight appearance..
My design portfolio grew from an interior design practise for luxury properties, into fine jewellery, and more recently, I expanded into the licensing & merchandising business to support my art portfolio..
BUT TODAY I want to tell you about my latest plans.. while I am delighted to invite you on a new venture!
Interviewing the Jeweller (83 seconds)
I also don the hat of a fine jeweller, with my own line POEZ Jewellers since 2004. This started with my obsession in gemology, while I have a ridiculous taste for heirloom jewellery, so no surprise that I had to design my own jewellery.
When I fell upon hard times, instead of putting my assets up on a fire sale, I turned my personal jewellery collection into a brand and sold my creations to a select curation of international collectors.
A little bit about my childhood. I grew up in the notorious neighbourhood of Jalan Imbi and I am used to speaking with gangsters. It is impossible to know who gave me the nickname Miss Yakuza. Sure I have always been an impatient girl, but I am also the founder of an international movement of random kindness, Helping Angels 善行天使.
Due to my neighbourhood connections, I MAKE NAUGHTY PEOPLE DO GOOD THINGS.
Do you know what agitates me?
Watch this video. 83 seconds.
The coronavirus has swept the world with tragedy. Many people lost their lifelihoods, I hear a strong calling to do something about that.
It is most certain that in the near term, I have nowhere to go, no planes to catch, no appearances to make except online - I doubt I can make it to my next international appearance in Nevada coming August-September 2021.
But I do appreciate this prolonged stretch of retreat and I can get into detailed projects - I have been repairing, redesigning, making and improving things around me for the entire lockdown; I refurbished a 24yo Kancil car; rearranged the layout of Poesy Inc HQ : Abundantia; sewed new dresses; created pretty things; reinvented unwanted clothes; learned more skills, etc.. and I was just setting up an Etsy shop to make my design samples available to the world. Now how do I help people with this??
Recently someone asked to buy the Twirling Tutu that I produced in 99 colours since 2015.. There has been more than a handful of people in the past who nagged me that instead of just selling through WhatsApp, what about making my designs available to the world. Many Malaysians need jobs.
Why don't I set up that shop now?
PINK YAKUZA was born!
Pink Yakuza will start as a mid tier fashion accessories brand to ride on my pedigree as a fine jeweller, it will be my second line. I will design for the everyday modern lady who has to work from home. I had started designing zoom accessories, YES you heard me, us girls want to look nice online!
Of course along the way I want to scale globally and offer a stepping stone for our local young creatives to thrive. I do have a core team who is perfectly capable to do this with me.
Why am I crowdfunding?
This crowdfunding round is to cover the cost of setting up the bells & whistles of an attractive e-commerce store. Any extra will help the founding team tide over till the money rolls in. We aim to do an equity round in April-June 2021 after we test our traction with the seasons around Christmas, CNY & Valentine, and to grasp all teething issues.
Would you like to see this happen?
PLEASE SUPPORT & HELP FUND THIS PROJECT!
Identify your most desired reward on the list of offerings and secure it.
JOIN THE PINK YAKUZA TRIBE.
We need you.
Oh yes, as promised in the earlier video, I need to tell you about my cat because he is prominently listed in the reward list. Well, I am not offering up my naughty cat to raise money.. but this yakuza cat has merch.. His name is Harry Putter.
Who is Harry Putter?
Harry Putter is the cat who has a couple of people working for him, he is currently paying the bills. He has 2 girlfriends, Dot Dot & Miss China aka the Cupcake Twins. I am awaiting to sign a book deal in 2021 with a New York Times bestselling author in Silicon Valley. It will be Harry Putter's second book.
After selling his merch globally via WhatsApp, we recently set Harry Putter up on Etsy
If you enjoyed reading my stories, tell people about me, talk about this project.
My team & I would be so grateful and honoured for you to share this out.
Every drop of effort to expand the Pink Yakuza tribe counts.
Every cent of your support counts.
Go check out my list of rewards now.
LET'S DO THIS!
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