Tokyo Shopping

Top: H&M// Skirt: Zalora// Boots: Monki// Bag: Zara


Shopping in Tokyo is every bit as amazing as you'd think. Again, we didn't have so much time, so we were very specific on which locations to go for a quick shopping fix. So many places I missed - Shinjuku, half of Shibuya, Roppongi, blah blah blah...but one place I simply could not miss was Harajuku, of course. I went there not so much for the shopping, but more for the street style, the vibe. Oh darlings, it is everything I knew it would be, and more. Even if Leon and I weren't there to shop, we couldn't help it, there was just too much good stuff. I went on a bender, getting black leather Stans Smiths, a long duster coat and a fur coat from an outdoor thrift stall. Yep. Weird purchases for a traveler on a budget...but, so worth it! Don't feel bad for Leon, as he got himself a cool pair of cork Nikes, and some awesome reflective sunnies boy is turning into me in the shopping department. The verdict? You should definitely visit Harajuku, but be very selective with what you buy because your money will definitely fly out of your wallet if you're not careful! Also, it is crowded as hell, but pick a spot, sit and just people-watch. The outfits are amazing.

Also up on our list? Akihabara, the otaku and anime shopping district. I finally tried a maid cafe!, which was definitely one for the bucket list. Also I bought some of the souvenirs requested by my sisters - a complete "Attack on Titans" costume set and "One piece" collectible figurines. You should have seen their faces.

Anyways, there's only one post left of my amazing trip to Japan. Hope you tune in, and what do you think of my outfit, by the way? I had to step up my outfit game in Tokyo, tee hee.

- Che

Floral Notes

[Photos by Leon Lee & yours truly]

Top: Topshop// Skirt: Gu// Booties: Monki// Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim


Here is my next set from the beautiful Kyoto. Since I was younger, I have always been one of those girls who did not want to look very touristy when travelling. I'm not bitchy about it, it's about my aesthetic as a person since ever.

Kyoto, as one may expect, had all these young girls in beautiful kimonos just walking around. Nope, they're not all geishas or anything, just visitors like us. I would have loved to rent a kimono and just rock it around town like no one's business, but in the end, I didn't really find it such a big part of our trip. But I made an effort anyway, wearing my bright floral pieces that kind of mimic those wonderful traditional garb. The skirt is from Gu again, I bought it in Osaka. Yep, I scrapped most of my planned outfits and just winged it from there. Best decision I made for the trip hehehe, and this is not the end of it =)

I miss Japan so much it hurts, but there are so many exciting things happening this October and beyond so after this shoot there will be more to look forward to, not to mention the fact that the air is different, autumn is coming, and it is super exciting.

So, do you like my floral look?

- Che

H&M x Liu Wen and Siwon Choi

Hi Darlings, I don't usually post updates like this, but it was just so great seeing Asians as the faces of H&M! Especially ones as gorgeous as supermodel Liu Wen! Stay tuned for my next travel/outfit post coming soon!
International Korean singer/actor, Siwon Choi, together with international supermodel, Liu Wen, will be the new faces for H&Ms Chinese New Year campaign in 2016. Extending their on-screen chemistry from the popular reality show Lets Fall in Love, the couple will be featured in outdoor, print and online campaign, celebrating love and joy in H&Ms dedicated Chinese New Year collection.  Available from 28 January 2016, the collection will be launched exclusively in 9 markets in Asia: China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Im very excited to be fronting H&Ms Chinese New Year campaign.  In Korea, we also celebrate the Spring Festival! It is the time of year where we gather with our loved ones to exchange gifts, and traditional Korean hanbok is worn during the holiday.  I hope my chemistry with Liu Wen will truly reflect love and togetherness during this years heart-warming Spring Festival, says Siwon Choi.

Chinese New Year is definitely one of the biggest and most celebrated occasions for all Chinese around the world. I am proud to be part of this exciting H&M regional campaign as it totally resonates with my spirit of celebration during this special festive season. Through our campaign, we hope to exude love and happiness in this festivity, says Liu Wen.

Going on to the third year, H&M celebrates the Chinese New Year with a specially designed collection for the festivity. This is the first time the couple is seen together after the hyped up finale of Lets Fall in Love.