Keeping it monochrome on an island brimming with blues and greens. Shout out to the wifi pole in the back 🙏 Crazy that you can travel to the middle of no where and still get internet. A blessing and a curse!
Having the most amazing ten day getaway on the tiny island of Koh Ngai! No complaints here, just sheer paradise and the endless blue to explore. I lost track of time until I realised we only have 2 full days left and now it feels like it's ending too soon! It's been bliss to just lazy around the beach and catch up on podcasts. Side note if any of you guys love true scary stories from history you should check out Lore Podcast, some morbid intrigue to pass the time, most of it is really chilling but it's just as addictive.
On a more cheery note, I found this scarf my boyfriend got me in Vietnam to be the perfect beach wrap. A quick search online and you can uncover great ways to transform a scarf into a makeshift dress. This is the simplest way to do it, just cradle the scarf around your tush, crossing the two ends in front of your body then tying it around your neck. Easy!
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A day exploring Wong Tai Sin in fabulous frocks and accessories that pay homage to the best of Hong Kong. It was luck and fate that these three HK born brands, Louella Odie, What The Frock?! and The Mauve Hour would be brought together by our amazing team of fashion creatives, that themselves love and breathe every inch of this city. I was just happy to be along for the ride!
We shot this fun little lookbook on one of the busiest days at the infamous temple, despite this it is all beautifully put together by Norbyah and Akiko , with our mugs made picture ready by ANA Makeup. Already a big fan of WTF, it was a treat getting to know two more brands that take inspiration from home. These snaps really put the projects fruition to justice, I am floored by all the beautiful colours we were surrounded by!
You can check out the full lookbook and more of all these lush pieces on the brand's websites.
About What the Frock?!
WTF aims to keep your wardrobe bursting with fun, flirty & fabulous frocks for all sorts of occasions. We believe in flattering silhouettes, gorgeous fabrics & fun patterns & colours.
All our frocks are handmade with beautiful high quality fabrics, mainly silk, that feel fabulous on your skin. Oh and our silk frocks that are lined, have been done so with a beautiful light weight silk, no nasty polyester. We make only a handful of frocks in certain prints and colours, so you can be guaranteed that your frock will be unique and one of a kind!
About Louella Odie
Louella Odié is a partnership between mother-daughter team Karen and Lauren Mead. We design lifestyle products for coastal living with an Oriental flavour. As a sailing family the coast and the sea has always been close to our hearts and we live between the islands of Lamma in Hong Kong and the Isle of Wight in the UK. Having been born in Hong Kong Karen has always found an oriental twist in her artwork and that theme underpins the beautiful prints that she produces and which make their way on to our products
About The Mauve Hour
Custom designed and handcrafted leather cuffs with a vintage adornments, The Mauve Hour is statement making and delicate all in one. Their website is coming soon!
All the way in a spacious warehouse in Chai Wan we celebrated Mr Porter's "World's Best Shoe Campaign" with the Jimmy Choo men's collection. One of the more entertaining moments was driving up to the event space and being greeted by a mob of restless young girls, bug eyed and celebrity spotting, only for their faces to drop once they saw our no name faces pressed up against the car window, waving eagerly...sorry girls!
Inside the venue were Jimmy Choo's most audacious in sneakers and loafers, all with the glitz and promise of that "Made in Italy" craft. After ogling the beauties behind neon glass, the night unfolded with plenty of selfies and 'shoefies', forcing friendship on the gatekeepers of champagne and waving goodbye to our once again disappointed non-fans outside.
Moving day is right around the corner, WHOOOO! My boyfriend and I found a beautifully lit, cosy flat in Sai Ying Pun that we are both mad about! With all the excitement around it, and slight boredom I decided that the only way to get through it all was to give my boyfriend a presentation that outlined my visions for our flat. After carefully crafting each mood board and rambling through the whys and hows of each decision I made, he cooly said "yeah, I love it..wouldn't change a thing", which is great but I was feeling a bit chuffed that that was the end of it...SO COME LOOKIE LOOKIE.
I chose a colour palette that allows each colour to interact seamlessly with each other, but also create a calm mood in the flat. Wood has alway felt very 'homey' to me, so I hope to fill each room with big wooded elements paired with accents of copper.
It's all about the in sofa here. A big comfy grey sofa to sprawl out on and a nice plush carpet stretched out underneath the coffee table. With natural light streaming in here its the best place to have a plant or two..assuming I can keep them alive!
My dream for the eating area is to have a big wooden table with a few barstools around, more casual dining and so we can use the table as a work space whenever we need. Big wooden boxes for the kitchen to keep it organised and all the essentials hanging up for quick to grab situations.
Our bedroom will basically be all bed, so to save space the nightstand will be kept minimal with a teeny tiny stool. For some mood lighting, I love the idea of getting a ladder and wrapping fairy lights around it, simple and charming!
I found great little ideas on storage and using ladders to use as towel hangers, or a fun one...using a dinosaur as a toilet paper holder, all thanks to Pinterest. I finally get why all these mummies and DIY-ers love it so much. My favourite little tip I found was that you could tie fresh lavender or eucalyptus inside the shower, and the steam will not only release an amazing smell but also soothes you, very excited to try that one out!
Whether our flat will be anywhere close to this remains to be seen, but we're slowly piecing it together. New beginnings are always so thrilling! Maybe I'll throw up a post when it's done and dusted!
Our return to the HK Classic Car and Vintage Festival was only slightly dampened by the gloomy weather, with more vintage beauties and many more little shops to peruse this time round we were happily wandering round the harbour front most of the day. Apart from mulling over the fact that cars were so much more beautiful back in the day and that I now want eyelashes on my headlights, the best part was seeing the odd person walking round with flawless pin up hair and classic 50's attire, as I silently hoped I would be pulled into an impromptu rendition of Grease Lightening...perhaps next year!