— September 15, 2014 —
"Give Philip a needle and thread and he writes a poem, give Philip a feather and he writes a song." Those are the words of Gianni Versace about Philip Treacy and his unique creativity.
Seen on the heads of the most influential women in the world such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Sarah Jessica-Parker, Victoria Beckham and many more, the opening of Philip Treacy’s boutique in Hong Kong is without doubt one of the most exciting news!
As the first boutique outside of London, the new store located at Elements houses a selection of Philip Treacy's iconic hats as well as an exclusive collection of the first ever hair accessory line by the designer. From dramatic hair brands to chic barrettes, the accessory collection highlighting distinctive shape and form, is as enchanting as the mesmerizing hat creations by the 5-time "British Accessory Designer of the Year" award winner.
Playing with the themes of “Lavish Lace”, “Vibrant Florals” and “Vivid Butterflies”, his hair accessory line consists of bold yet feminine designs
“I make hats because I love hats. A good hat is the ultimate glamour accessory. It thrills observers and makes the wearer feel a million dollars.” - Philip Treacy
— September 11, 2014 —
Summer may have ended but there is no reason to say au revoir to bright colors as it remains to be a strong trend this Fall. Vibrant hues are au courant, so ditch the usual sombre winter tones and look on the bright side in a wide spectrum of electrifying hues!
YELLOWS - Shine like the sun with these bright, bold yellows. Refreshing, to say the least.
(From left) Bottega Venetta, No. 21, Christian Dior
ORANGES - Orange may just as well be the new black this season with these amazing tone-on-tone and head-to-toe looks!
(From left) Balmain, Chloe, House of Holland
BLUES - Blue is one of those universally flattering colors that work great on different skin tone. Find your most perfect shade of blue to brighten up your day this winter.
(From left) Roksanda Ilincic, Richard Nicoll, Erdem
PINKS - Nothing says girl power better than high voltage pinks! Check out our top picks for the season that are more edgy than girly.
(From left) Altuzarra, D.EFECT, House of Holland
HAVE IT ALL - Enjoy an outburst of colors with these imaginative designs featuring a mix of different bright hues
(From left) Givenchy, Chanel, Chalayan
— September 1, 2014 —
Knitwear is one of the biggest trend for Autumn/Winter 2014. Available in numerous forms, shapes, and designs, there is an endless selection on offer this season. Check out some of our top picks in this week's trend alert.
A definite wardrobe staple, a knitted sweater can be worked into different looks from a casual daytime style with pants and boots (as in Nanushka) to a chic party look with skirt and heels (as in sass & bide). Skip the conventional solid color styles and opt vibrant colors and graphics to add a refreshing twist to your everyday wardrobe.
(From left): Nanushka, sass & bide, J.Crew
One of the most wonderful element about knitwear is its ability to incorporate an endless array of different texture, shapes and forms to a garment as seen in the different looks featured above. Basketweave, braid cable, crochet, crossed stitch, ruffles, the list goes on and on...
(From left) Sacai, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Balenciaga
Chic and functional, turtleneck sweaters are perfect for cold winter days. We see an overall boxier fit when it come to the turtleneck sweater, which add an extra element of comfort to the all-time winter essential. These are some standout ones we have our eyes on - wintery color-block design from Alexander Wang; loose fit ribbed knit sweater from Chalayan (we love the uber chic and practical pocket detail!); and slouchy tone-on-tone style from Helmut Lang.
(From Left) Alexander Wang, Chalayan, Helmut Lang
All over knitwear looks are sent down numerous runway this season. While the sweater and pants ensemble (as seen in Marc Jacobs and Celine) may be tricky for some, the knit dress trend is a bit easier to carry, especially in textured designs like that of Stella McCartney's and Acne Studios. A style note to highlight is the chunky platforms on the feet that add a laid-back and stylish edge to the look.
(From Left) Stella McCartney, Acne Studio, Marc Jacobs
— August 29, 2014 —
Summer is coming to an end but it's not too late to plan that final getaway before you dive back into your busy agenda. If de-stress, detox, reboot and recharge are on your mind, read on as we reminisce about our recent experience at The Farm at San Benito, a healing sanctuary in beautiful Philippines that we would highly recommend anyone to check out!
Specialized in the latest medical services alongside luxe spa treatments and gourmet raw cuisine, The Farm is one of Asia's most renowned holistic retreat. While most visit The Farm for its range of detox programmes that fill the days with customized juice fasts, cleanses, acupuncture and various customized treatments, there are also plenty to do for those who are simply looking for a relaxing stay in a beautiful tropical paradise.
Food served at The Farm is all organic and vegan gourmet cuisine. We lurve their breakfast set that includes a mix of vegan sausages, granola, home-made breads, and The Farm’s own fruit jam concoctions. Talk about starting the day right!
We tried to get the most out of our short weekend stay enjoying a variety of activities from vegetable picking in the fields, outdoor yoga with a view, a dip in their amazing infinity pools and the perfect daily nightcap - a relaxing 2-hour massage under the stars. The experience is honestly beyond words and we are going to let some beautiful images do the talking...
While we certainly feel rejuvenated after our short stay The Farm, we are also experiencing major withdrawal symptoms from the amazing weekend. Oh dear awesome organic breakfast, infinitely pool, and massages under the stars, until next time!