— August 30, 2013 —
When we heard that the WWF Hong Kong nominated Ruby, a Chinese white dolphin, to the 2013 Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant, we were instantly intrigued. Turns out that they did it to quickly capture to public's attention to alert them to the need to increase Marine Protected Areas around Hong Kong. A decade ago, there were 158 Chinese white dolphins--today there are only 61. Various factors such as reclamation, pollution and over-fishing in Hong Kong waters have lead to the species' steep decline. All these factors are what inspired WWF Hong Kong to launch their Vote Ruby campaign, an effort to protect Hong Kong' most beautiful and intelligent creature, the Chinese white dolphin. They hope the campaign will increase awareness about their plight and inspire people to sign their online petition to the government to start making serious efforts to protect their existence--you can sign the petition here. If you're around Mongkok this weekend, artist Mark Goss will be painting a large live mural to increase awareness about the Vote Ruby campaign. Finally, WWF Hong Kong will be conducting an online live commentary show with more information about Chinese white dolphins, to run alongside the Miss Hong Kong semi-finalist show. Now, would you rather watch a bunch of girls parade around a stage in a over-rehearsed manner or would you prefer to support a cause to save something truly beautiful, unique and intelligent? We know what we'll be doing!
Learn more about the Vote Ruby campaign here.
Sign the online petition to the Hong Kong government for increased protection of this incredible species here.
— August 28, 2013 —
Remember that photo of top Australian model, Miranda Kerr, captured by People Magazine of her dressed in an over-the-top sporty get-up that included metallic shorts and a red-hot top by Nanushka? Nobody could figure out what it was all about! Well, now we have the answer. It turns out that Miranda was shooting a feature for Vogue Korea. And what's more is that there was lots more Nanushka featured in the story, too. That's what we like to see! The feature had an overall sporty theme which, thanks to Miranda's absolutely killer bod as well as the gorgeous pieces by Nanushka, turned out to be pretty rad. We think Miranda looks absolutely stunning in everything by the label. Next season's Nanushka campaign model perhaps? Now that would be and incredible match-up!
Miranda Kerr captured on-set by People Magazine earlier this year in a top and shorts by Nanushka.
Miranda Kerr in a Nanushka bodysuit for Vogue Korea.
Miranda Kerr in denim shorts by Nanushka in Vogue Korea.
Miranda Kerr in a top by Nanushka for Vogue Korea.
— August 27, 2013 —
As if you needed another reason to love Minkpink, it-model of the moment, Cara Delivigne, has been seen sporting the brand all around London town on multiple occasions. The fun-loving style of the Minkpink brand goes perfectly with Cara's quirky, cool-girl attitude. Cara favours the brand's statement tees (which have been photographed by many a street-style photographer during fashion week) and quirky prints (which she isn't afraid to rock from head-to-toe). We think that they're a match made in heaven and that, quite frankly, nobody wears Minkpink better than Cara herself! Check out some of Cara's Minkink looks below--we can't wait to see what Cara wears from the brandnext!
Cara in Minkpink's '90's Tunic'.
Cara (far right) in Minkpink's full 'Polka Print' tracksuit.
Cara in Minkpink's 'Polka Print' track bottoms at V Festival.
Cara backstage at Issa's LondonFashion Week show in a Minkpink 'Cute As F#%K' tee.
— August 26, 2013 —
Excuse the cheesy dad-joke pun. It just couldn't be helped! But orange you glad we did it? Did it again! When orange looks this good, we just can't help but get a little cheeky. Never has there been so much mouth-watering orange goodness on offer than in recent months. Most of us here in the Electric sekki office don't own that much orange...yet. But we have a feeling that that's all about to change. From D.EFECT's delicious orange 'Coby' coat to Stylestalker's sexy orange 'Power Forward' dress to sass & bide's delectable orange tribal accessories, we just can't get enough orange as of late! So, here's an homage to some of our favourite orange pieces this season. And a couple of our favourite orange things in life, too. Enjoy! Hope to see everyone wearing more orange soon.
- D.EFECT 'Coby' coat, 2 & 3. ksubi suglasses, 4. House of Holland clutch, 5. House of Holland lace-up heels. Tribal necklace by sass & bide.
The Stylestalker 'Power Forward' dress.