19 April 2014

Street Style Saturday's | The Poet in Disguise

Look carefully and the print on this gentleman's shirt is not what it seems to be. What I initially thought was a peacock feather is simply a piece of dry grass with some flowers by its side. I find it quite amusing how something so banal could appear that extravagant, especially when it comes to fashion.

 It's worth emphasising that despite all the street style "peacocks" that seek to gain '15 minutes of fame', we sometimes forget that style can also be achieved with a 'less is more' attitude. At first glance, this gentleman's hat acts as a simple but effective accessory to entice passersby with modest subtlety. My eye is then drawn towards the smaller details such as his nautical style bracelet and his metal-accented monk strap shoes. Contrasted with his soft, oversized shirt and harem pants, this gentleman is a poet in disguise.

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16 April 2014

Style | The Weekender: Astier de Villlatte candle, Paul Smith Man, Kinfolk vol. 11, Bruceart pop-up card and Tartuensis Classic notebooks

From left: Astier de Villate 'Brasilia' candle | Paul Smith Man 30ml | Bruceart illustrated pop-up card set | Kinfolk vol. 11 | Tartuensis Classic notebooks

Having just finished a crazy week of preparation for my architecture review (my final exam basically), I've been looking forward to the holidays for quite a while. In a model-making frenzy that had me without sleep, writing this post was definitely a cathartic release from AutoCAD and laser cutting. Now that I'm free to spend my days under the sun, chilling with friends and catching up over creative endeavours, it's about time I come up with a "weekend" things-to-do list and snuggle up in bed with some much-needed R&R. Which leads me to the raison d'être for this post...

6 April 2014

Street Style Saturday's | Matching in Blue

This well-dressed couple was casually enjoying an afternoon stroll on Tai Ping Shan Street and I couldn't help but notice how paired up their outfits were. I suppose it might have been their comfortable jackets that stole my attention. Upon a second look, my eyes drifted to the subtle blue accents on their outfits: a scarf for the woman and a pair of bold leather sneakers for the gentleman. Style doesn't need to be in-your-face and the couple above demonstrates that perfectly with subtlety and poise.

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3 April 2014

ART | Janaina Tschäpe: Contemplating Landscape

Internationally celebrated New York-based artist Janaina Tschäpe presents her first solo exhibition 'Contemplating Landscape' in Hong Kong at the Edouard Malingue Gallery. Inspired by natural landscapes, Tschäpe's exploration through multiple mediums allows her to freely discover the beauty of abstraction.

29 March 2014

Street Style Saturday's | The Blue Coat

The warm weather has finally set in and there's no sign of stopping with the sound of thunder beckoning at the rain that is to come. Seeing these lovely ladies in their winter attire made me relish the rather short-lived days of jumpers and beanies. The first woman sports a blue coat and beanie with an American Apparel canvas tote bag. Effortlessly stylish, it's always a good idea to wear an oversized coat if in doubt. As I always say, how you accessorise your outfit is the real test.

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26 March 2014

FASHION | Céline Spring 2014 Accessories

(Images courtesy of Trends.sg)

This GIF pretty much sums it all... Céline struck gold this season with a strong artisinal-looking collection for Spring 2014. Specifically, the shoes and accessories are to die for. They're fresh and eye-catching with its creative juxtaposition between natural materials and man-made items such as metal and plastic. Besides the amazing collection of shoes, Phoebe Philo was also busy with an equally covetable line of bracelets reminiscent of John Chamberlain's sculptural work. Click below the jump for more photos!

24 March 2014

FASHION | VANS x The Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' Collection

So these babies just came out and I haven't been able to stop thinking about them ever since they were released! Known for their skateboard-friendly and easy-to-wear styles, Vans collaborated with British pop-rock legends The Beatles on a one-off collaboration showcasing the original artwork from their iconic Yellow Submarine album and film.

22 March 2014

Street Style Saturday's | All Wrapped Up

Weekends are always welcomed with open arms after a long week of work. I mean, honestly, in a place like Hong Kong, our hectic and unforgiving schedules forbid us to have a bit of fun every now and then. It was a casual Saturday afternoon when I spotted this couple at a weekend arts market around Tai Ping Shan Street.

20 March 2014

FASHION | London Fashion Week Fall 2014 Roundup

A super belated post I know, but there was no way I could forget about the London Fall 2014 collections. Innovative fabric development and a melancholic vibe dominated many of the shows this season. Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou highlighted pleating as one of the key trends while large oversized coats and fur trimmings have become must-have items for Fall 2014. Metallics also appeared in many of the collections from the sleek silver tuxedo in Todd Lynn to the luxuriously iridescent shirt and pants ensemble from Ostwald Hegalson. Favourites of mine include Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Matthew Williamson and Roksanda Illincic. 

Due to my increasingly prohibitive schedule at school, I'm afraid I'll have to change the format of these posts to a shorter 3-liner summary. Hope you guys will enjoy the lighter reading!

Click below to see the list of my favourite London Fall 2014 collections!