— August 31, 2011 —
People often say things to me that I just don't get. One of them goes along the lines of, "What did you get dressed up for? We're just having lunch, we're all friends here!" Or something vaguely similar. Why should getting dressed to go to an important dinner be any different from getting dressed to have a casual lunch with friends or getting dressed to go to the supermarket, for that matter? Looking 'put together' opens doors. Trust me, it pays to make sure that you look well-dressed 100% of the time; you never know who you're going to run into. This mock-fortune cookie tip below is too true. Plus, I love a good excuse to go shopping!
— August 30, 2011 —
We love Shu Qi (舒淇). Honestly, we don't think there's anyone else who can look so beautiful and kick so much bad-guy butt at the same time (she's highly trained in Chinese martial arts). We also love how transformative she can be; one minute she's this strong, take-no-prisoners woman, then she's the ultimate sex-pot, then she takes you by surprise and becomes all soft and flower-like. In her recent editorial for ELLE Hong Kong, she shows of her softer, romantic side in a cute-but-cool Seventh Wonderland bikini and a killer figure-hugging dress by sass & bide. No matter how she's done up or what character she's playing, she always looks phenomenal; and she's an amazing actress to boot. Total girl-crush!
Shu Qi wears a Seventh Wonderland bikini.
Right: Shu Qi wears a sass & bide dress.
sass & bide is available in Hong Kong at Harvey Nichols, Liger, Little Black Dress & Van D.
Seventh Wonderland is available in Hong Kong at Lane Crawford.
— August 29, 2011 —
The world's gone crazy for Bambi. Supermodel, style-icon and hot girlfriend of Ksubi's Dan Single, Bambi Northwood-Blythe has been taking the fashion world by storm. She's reached cult-status on the internet and is a fashion blogger's ultimate dream. With her thick eyebrows, willowy limbs and cutesy-but-cool Bambi tattoo on her inner-wrist, she's won the hearts of thousands of fans worldwide. So it makes sense that Ksubi would choose her as their "calendar girl"for August 2011, the hottest month of the year. Can you say MAJOR girl crush? Bambi, we love you!
— August 26, 2011 —
Lately, Alessandro Dell'Acqua's line, N. 21, has been getting a lot of really amazing press worldwide and here in Hong Kong, ELLE featured this gorgeous sequin mini dress in their ELLE Luxury supplement this month. Styled by one of our favourite stylists, Czarine Lau, the spread is all about the best evening wear options for this fall. What we love most about this gold piece from N. 21 is that its length and texture keeps it fun and sexy, while its higher knotted neckline gives it a fiercely elegant edge, creating a great overall balance to the design that anybody would look fabulous in. Oh, and did we mention how great the model looks with that bust sculpture in the background? Genius!
The look from N.21's Prefall 2011 collection.
N. 21 is available in Hong Kong at I.T.