Monday, June 29, 2015

Speaking of Karl Lagerfeld and Salzburg...

... the current windows of Chanel are full of Austrian inspired clothes and accessories - so gorgeous ♡

Inspired By Hussars And Grace Kelly

Uniqlo cardigan and J.Crew T-shirt

Ever since I ripped apart a Stella McCartney Falabella bag (read about it HERE) I have been fashioning stuff out of the enormous amount of chain I was left with. My favorite use by far has been to keep my cardigan from slipping off my shoulders. Only women with the natural elegance of Grace Kelly could walk around with a cardigan casually draped on the shoulders - everyone else and me are likely to fidget with it incessantly. But not anymore since I attached some inches of Falabella chain to it. When you wear it, the chain stretches out over your collar bone. Really pretty and you don't need any jewelry.

Miu Miu cardigan and J.Crew T-shirt

Here I have done the same thing with a J.Crew necklace. Just pin the ends onto the inside of your cardigan's placket. I first thought of doing this when I was re-watching the Sissi trilogy a while ago. Some of the hussar uniforms in the Sissi movies are amazing - the men not only wear tight fitting jackets with gilded details, but also wear a cape over the shoulders held together by some sort of rope, or lanyard. If you love fashion but haven't watched Sissi, you need to watch it! There is a version HERE - you will totally understand why Karl Lagerfeld has such a fondness for Salzburg after you watch this.

Anyway, wearing your cardigan on your shoulders is also a perfect way to make jeans a bit dressier for evening. Just add a simple heel and you can go pretty much anywhere.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

HKAHF Hope Bracelet: How Do You Wear Yours?

 Funnest techie in town: IT Director Fiona Welsh wears hers with Hermès and Valentino bracelets

Mountaineer and charity campaigner Annabelle Bond wears hers with lots of sparkle (find her website HERE)

I love my own bracelet with an Hermès scarf tied around my wrist and a JDCamicetta shirtdress

If you want to help the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation, check out their Hope bracelet HERE and show us how you wear yours on instagram @HKAHF.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Solstice In The Sky, Fall Winter Fashion In The Stores

Get your bikinis fast, girls, cos in the shops it's officially Fall...  And while you're at it, how about some Gucci pointy snakeskin brogues for October?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

You Haven't Lived If You Haven't Been At Joyce

The vast amount of choice in shoes is staggering. I have never seen this many exciting shoes in one place. Btw, look at the Charlotte Olympia shoes in the bottom photo - yet another shoe slightly inspired by the Valentino Rockstud. Lovely though...  (click on photos to enlarge)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Rain in Hong Kong

 junks anchored in South Bay are surprised by a sudden storm

the Jumbo restaurants at in the marina at Aberdeen

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lara Merrett Mixes With Sophia Webster At The Cat Street Gallery

Early evening light in Hong Kong is positively magnificent - and those first minutes of dusk when the faint taxi brake lights start enhancing the city's shimmer are mesmerizing. Tonight I was on my way to the Cat Street Gallery for a look at the works of Lara Merrett. Quite beautiful they are, and very much worth a visit to Cat Street. I was so pleased to meet the gorgeous Alix, who is part of the gallery team, and who wore the most beautiful shoes I have ever seen. Sophia Webster, of course ♡