HK FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 1


Top: Motel// Skirt: MDS// Bag: Mango// Shoes: New Look// Chain: Stradivarius// Sunnies: c/o Ana Jeffrey

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Whew. Finally...I've been getting really jittery since I didn't have time to get these shots in order, and Fashion Week had already come and gone. Anyways, this was day one (day 2, in fact). Since I was still in SG when the festivities began I couldn't go to the first day. So, of course, I put off my frustrations by taking a quick trip to Forever 21 in Macau for the first time and checking out the awesomeness.

The next day it was go, go, go! Armed with my camera (a tragic story for the next post), I went with Carla for the Phillip Lim x NARS show and the CUSCS show. Outfit-wise, all nautical everything, just like the theme hahaha!

While this Fashion Week was not as big as the previous one, I could say that it was infinitely more fun. I think that was thanks to some new friends we met, and finally feeling like we were in that 'blogger circle' that didn't seem to want two girls from Macao the first time around. And the great thing about most of the shows? They were made by students. Really...sophomores, juniors and seniors from the fashion design schools in HK. Yes, I know, pretty complicated for mostly young people, when most of us couldn't even decide what we wanted to do at that age (like me). It really got me thinking about the choices I made so far, and how much I wish I had just risked it all to do something I loved, instead of choosing practicality and financial security. But, not all regrets, sweeties, I had a rockin' good time, especially the next day, and I made it all in time to get back to Macao for my daddy's birthday like a proper daddy's girl =)

Oh, most of these photos were taken from Josh Tam. He's a fashion photographer so if you want even more photos of the HK fashion scene, drop by his site: Josh Takes Photos.

Thanks again for letting me use the pictures, Josh!

And I'll see you soon darlings,

- Che

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SG


Tee: H&M// Shorts: local store// Wedges: Asos// Sunnies: Bershka// Bag: Nessa// Bracelets: Cotton On & Pull and Bear

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UNIVERSAL STUDIOSSSSS! This was high on our itinerary for the trip, because come on....I love amusement parks - roller coasters, park foods, and all the eye candy and movie stuff! We visited everything twice for good measure. Too bad the lines got too unbearable halfway through so we couldn't get to ride anymore (I refuse to wait an hour for a raging river ride).

The outfit is the simplest one I could do without going naked. A tissue-thin tee and neoprene shorts. Actually, I was supposed to be in an even tinier seafoam crop top, but before we hit Universal Studios we had a lunch in a local food court and I proceeded to spill Laksa Soup all over it. So we ran to the closest H&M store (Thank you for the Great Singapore Sale) and I got this tee with the cheeky seashells.

After the theme park, we headed down to Siloso Beach for a little R&R after a long day. Just watching the waves roll by and sipping summery Pinacoladas. A great end to our trip. The rest of the day we spent lazing around in our hotel room, followed by walking from the Sheraton where we were staying all the way to Orchard Road to watch Transformers in IMAX. Sigh...Leon needs to visit a cinema everywhere we go, it's like me and my Starbucks addiction. Hehehe

Anyways, I'll see you soon,

- Che

COLOURFUL SG//LITTLE INDIA & ARAB TOWN


Shirt: Me & George Vintage// Skort: Zara// Sliders: Birkenstock// Bag: Nessa// Bangle: Nine West// Sunnies: c/o Ana Jeffrey


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So for our third day on the fine city, we decided to venture out into unknown territory, wahahah...okay maybe not, but we had no idea where we were going. All we knew was that the place was called Little India (somewhere called Chander Road), and Arab Town (specifically Haji Lane). So, putting our walking shoes on - or in my case, sliders - we took the MRT, got off on the stations we checked on the internet, and took a walk. The great thing about SG is that the people are super nice, and so willing to help a lost tourist find her way. Also, Google Maps. Ahhhh, technology, this is when I realize that I need you. 

Well, these two places did not disappoint. We were greeted with colorful buildings, creative street art, loads and loads of local culture. We had an amazing local lunch at Little India, spicy curries and sauces that would have cost a whole of a lot more in Macao. Too bad we didn't try the halal food in Arab Town though, it's something I've always wanted to eat. But, at the end of the day we did have a short reprieve at one of the many street bars at Haji Lane - some Bulmers Cider and cheesy fries.

Oh, let me tell you a bit about Haji Lane. We kind of stumbled into it. You will know when you start seeing all the wall art in what was mostly a reserved area. They had so many shops selling all kinds of vintage and kitsch items. A cute little detail is the stairs. Since space was sparse, some of the shops had to be relegated to the second floor, so their stairs had all these cute designs and stickers inviting you in. Well consider me invited. I almost gave my whole trip money for a vintage satchel. Leon was considering how to bring home a coca-cola collectible trunk. We had fun taking pictures of the shop windows. Finally, we ended the day at Bugis Street (a large night market, don't miss it) and bought all our souvenirs.

Outfit-wise, I chose a simple, classic combo of a vintage oxford shirt and skort. No fussy anything. Very simple colors too. Oh and Birks - I am getting really attached to them. So, what do you think of my first Birk outfit? Would you wear something similar?

I just finished HK Fashion Week Spring/Summer...whew...so there will be even more posts for you soon. So see you!

- Che