May 2012

— May 31, 2012 —


Don't forget to pop on down to LCX Harbour City from 1-3 June to personalise your own pair of Havaianas for summer! In celebration of 50 years in the flip-flop business, Havaianas have brought their 'Make Your Own' initiative to Hong Kong. We gave you a sneaky peek at what's in store last week (here), but the event is open to the public starting tomorrow and continuing through the weekend, so get on down there to create your own unique pair of Havaianas to get you through the summer. See you there!

— May 30, 2012 —

meeting her majesty, the queen

You might have heard that the Queen of England recently invited a bunch of talented creatives from all over the United Kingdom to celebrate their accomplishments at the Royal Academy of Arts. You might also have heard that big names in fashion such as Richard Nicoll and Henry Holland werein attendance;Richard took Vogue Creative Director Jaime Perlman as his date, dressed in one of his stunning hoop-dress creations from Richard Nicoll Spring 2012, while Henry brought long-time muse and top model Agyness Deyn, whom he decked out in a sparkly houndstooth-with-a-twist creation from House of Holland Fall 2012. "It was incredible - one of the most surreal and exciting experiences ever," Henry told "Aggy and I met Her Majesty and had a brief chat about being a designer. She was lovely and personable and funny! Definitely one for the grandkids!" Super proud of our boys finally getting to meet Her Royal Highness!

Vogue's Jamie Perlman (left) with Richard Nicoll (right), in a hoop-dress from Richard Nicoll Spring 2012.

Henry Holland (far left) with Agyness Deyn (centre), dressed in House of Holland Fall 2012,meeting Her Royal Highness, the Queen of England (far right).

Richard Nicoll is currently available in Hong Kong at I.T and Liger.

House of Holland is currently available in Hong Kong at Liger, AB Boutique and Bauhaus.

— May 29, 2012 —

best bet: inside in, inside out

Inside In, Inside Out is one of our newest must-visit blogs. We discovered them about six months ago, but were reminded of their amazingness by a recent post we stumbled across on Studded Hearts. Run by Fabliha, a gorgeous and mysterious genetics-student from Australia, the blog is an addictive chronicle of her life and the stunning outfits she wears. Our favourite posts are the ones where her identical twin sister, Tasfia, makes an appearance; equally stunning, Tasfia favours a slightly darker, more streamlined look, whereas twin Fabliha is a bit more colourful and quirky. Seeing the two of them side-by-side in their own distinct style of dressing is mesmerizing. Check out their blog, Inside In, Inside Out, but be warned: you're sure to get sucked in and spend hours searching through all of the amazingness on there. Enjoy!

Fabliha (left) in a sass & bide skirt, Tasfia (right) in a Stylestalker blazer.

Fabliha in a House of Holland shirt.

Fabliha in a sass & bide top and sass & bide pants.

Tasfia in a ksubi dress.

Tasfia's style is slightly sleeker and more monotone than her twin, Fabliha.

Tasfia in a ksubi jacket.

Visit Inside In, Inside Out here.

— May 25, 2012 —

too hot to handle

It's the end of May and the endless rain we've been getting seems be slowly easing off -- and you know what that means, people: it's beach time! Don't know about you, but when we hit the beach, we don't envisage ourselves lounging around all covered up in the shade with a big hat and long-sleeved shirt like the below (albeitthoroughlychic) lady...

Photo by Tommy Ton.

Nope. What we really have in mind is more along the lines of this...

Photo by Mario Testino.

And so it's crucial that you not only have a great sunscreen for protection against those pesky UV rays, but that you also have a stellar after-care product. We recently tried out Aesop's Petitgrain Hydrating Body Gel range and we've immediately declared it a must-have for the summer; it's soothing on sunburns, ridiculously moisturizing and smells delightful, too. Sometimes moisturizers leave your skin greasy, which feels absolutely horrible in the hot humidity, but Aesop's Petitgrain gelis refreshing and lightweight. And it gets bonus points for it smelling like a summer citrus garden.

Aesop is available in Hong Kong at:
Fashion Walk Shop 15A, G/F 27-47 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay.
Lydnhurst Terrace G/F 52-60 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.
Sheung Wan G/F 16 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan.

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