Tuesday, September 9, 2014

VALENTINO MEN'S LANDMARK HK RE-OPENING

This weekend I got to attend Valentino's men store re-opening in Landmark with my bestie, and I have so many good things to say. Although getting to the registration booth was terribly difficult due to the swarm of fans crowding around the entrance, we got in with a glow-in-the-dark stamp (very clever as it doesn't stain your arm), and walked in holding our breaths - the space was filled with industry elites and VIPs, and we were the odd ones out. It took a while of catching our breaths and hyperventilating to realise where we were and what we were doing - it sounds embarrassing but oh boy was it intimidating at first. Embarrassment aside, the newly renovated shop space was classy with beautiful and nicely crafted lighting, and lets not even mention how much detail and love was put into the designs of the changing rooms. On top of this, the F/W14 collection for the Valentino man was on point and full of statement pieces, as expected of the brand that propagates trends and pieces with an extreme care and attention towards detail and quality. One of their statement pieces for the season is the horoscope loafer with uniquely stitched designs for each horoscope, with studs embellished at the rim - a continuation of their hallmark.

Check out some of the things I saw (they will be holding another event in November, so stay tuned for more pics then!):

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Despite missing some of the celebrity guests and the beginning of the event (tip: be on time if you want to catch them), the atmosphere was eye-opening, and one that I was so glad I got to experience. I hope you liked this too! 

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Pearl

Monday, September 8, 2014

OUT OF BED FT. ZALORAHK


We all have those days when we have to unwillingly scramble out of bed and pull on something that looks decent and half-put-together, a task that seems impossible - this outfit, however, will work just right (sorry I sound like tele-marketer). This is my take on A Wang's ss14 one-button button-up trend that is easy to pull of and fresh in its silhouette, as well as my farewell to summer and its formidable heat. Although summer ends late september here in HK, it's never too early to start planning for fall outfits, which makes transitional outfits and pieces handy and essential for hong-kong-ers like me, as fall lasts for a maximum of 1 month. The flats i'm wearing are from ZALORA, an HK-based online store that offers a wide range of clothing, accessories, and shoes (flats, wedges, heels, boots, you name it), are appropriate all-year-round, making them my go-to smart-casual footwear. Flats with an edge can opt out heels in some situations and events, which is usually for the better when walking is required. 


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 shirt: Seoul, top: Topshop, skirt:boutique, shoes: ZaloraHK


Check out ZALORAHK's online shop if you're looking for something affordable and chic!


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Pearl

Sunday, August 10, 2014

ALMOST THERE

Since the summer heat is still lingering, I decided to schedule in a shoot for this outfit because although the (almost-)midi-skirt is versatile for pretty much all seasons, the beautifully simple white singlet is, sadly, not. When I say "(almost-)midi-skirt", I refer to the fact that this skirt is realistically only a knee-length skirt, but i'm pushing it because this is my way of easing into a trend/statement piece that i'm not so confident about on my body. Hopefully i'll be able to bring up the courage to try a legitimate midi-skirt (fingers-crossed). Since it is still sweltering hot in Hong Kong, this outfit is apt for a casual-formal day out. The simple silhouette and the clean, brisk white of this singlet is the key to looking sharp, and at the same time, elegant/charming/all the good adjectives that come with looking clean and fresh - having this in mind helps with looking put-together even when the heat outside is unforgivably hot (and plus, brighter colors reflect UV radiation)!



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(Top:Mango, Skirt:Monki, Bag:hand-me-down)
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Pearl