Artist-jeweller Fashion e-Store

By: Poesy Liang 梁小詩

An artist-jeweller's second line, Pink Yakuza is a fashion e-store by a Malaysian girl. Ladies globally wants to look great on Zoom!


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Hello there!
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

Poesy小詩 Media Archive



 

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?

SHBOOOM!
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!


Resource links :

PINK YAKUZA PRESS RELEASE

List of SOCIAL MEDIA
PINK YAKUZA on Facebook
PINK YAKUZA Official on Instagram
PINK YAKUZA Fan Reviews on Instagram

Others
Poesy小詩 on LinkedIn
Poesy小詩 on Instagram
Poesy小詩 on Facebook 
Poesy小詩 on Twitter
Poesy Cat Circus on Instagram
Poesy Cat Circus on Facebook 
POEZ Jewellers on Twitter
POEZ Jewellers on Facebook 
Poesy Art on Facebook
Poesy Music on Facebook 
Poesy Prize on Facebook 
Bald Empathy Movement on Facebook 
Helping Angels 善行天使 on Facebook 
Helping Angels 善行天使 on Twitter

PLEDGING

Pledgers can transfer their pledge using the Secure Online Payment by

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Razer Merchant Services allows payment using credit card or other online banking services (FPX, CIMBClicks, Maybank2u and etc.)

However, if you are not comfortable doing an online pitch/pledge - you can transfer the money directly to the pitchIN account as follows:

Pitch Platforms Sdn Bhd
Maybank 564892120183

After making the bank transfer, please send pitchIN the proof of transfer by attaching the receipt and your name to the email address: [email protected] with the Subject Heading: Artist-jeweller Fashion e-Store

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Day 11 - Sunday November 21st 2020

I had fun going LIVE for my reward crowdfunding campaign program -
pitchIN Friday night with Pink Yakuza & Sandeep Joseph (whose a super interviewer)..

For the link to the recording CLICK HERE
I know many folks had other priorities on a Friday night!
So I am very grateful to all for giving me 40 minutes of their personal time to tune in!

Coming Friday same time same place, I will have my ex-boss Datuk Yasmin Yusuff on air with me..

pitchIN Friday night with Pink Yakuza & Datuk Yasmin Yusuff
For the event link to that CLICK HERE

Day 9 - Thursday November 19th 2020

Hello hello!! 
I apologise for not writing here more frequently. We have been busy preparing the shop to go LIVE and finally did it at 11:19AM today, because it is 11/19/2020. Surely you noticed I like to play with numbers... Visit my humble e-commerce store www.pinkyakuza.com I hope to raise the funds to build further.

Today we launched PinkYakuza.com e-commerce store with a list of 17 SKUs, now available to be purchased by people globally. Our Etsy shop has been active over the last few days too. I am juggling my backend stuff, and finding momentum meeting orders and having things delivered to our first customers.
This is truly exciting.

Also. We were in the news on Malay Mail. 
https://www.malaymail.com/news/life/2020/11/19/malaysian-artist-poesy-liang-starts-pink-yakuza-fashion-line-with-covid-19/1924094

It looks like I really need to give this campaign a good push once we settle the e-commerce store. There will be a few AMA sessions with different moderators, I feel blessed to be introduced by people with far greater public profiles than mine - to share my journey with them. 

It is impossible to upload photos here, so this will just be a text update.
Please follow our social media channels for all the gorgeous photos.

Yours, 
P

Day 1 - Wednesday November 11th 2020

What a day it has been, the first day of my first public crowdfunding campaign. Honestly I had no idea what to expect, a big part of me was anticipating some major failure, to fall flat on my face in public. Eeeek. So imagine when somebody pledged support at the stroke of midnight when we launched, I was overwhelmed by gratitude and amazement. Every drop every ounce of support given to this project is just so precious. Thank you muchly.

Running up to our launch, we were sleepless! I still haven't gone to bed since maybe 24 hours ago.

Anyway, we received feedback to upload images of the list of rewards. So here they are!! We have also included them in the campaign page body. I hope you find something to love and give Pink Yakuza your support. We cannot do this without you.

Here is the list of rewards with the images :

RM222 x 99

RM333 x 33

RM999 x 9

RM3333 x 3

RM5555

RM9999


I will update the Pink Yakuza sports jersey design next week.
Please come back often because I will write here everyday.
Thank you so much for joining the Pink Yakuza tribe.
You fill my heart with gratitude.

Yours,
P

 

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