November 2014

— November 25, 2014 —


Newsflash: The Finest Suits in the World Coming to Hong Kong

From Savile Row, the home of fine gentlemen’s tailoring, to Hong Kong. Master Tailor Matthew Cartwright of Noden & Winsor will be in Hong Kong to offer bespoke and made to measure tailoring to gentlemen who are looking for the finest suits in the world. Noden & Winsor boasts of a stock of over 5,000 of the world's most luxurious cloths including some of the finest cashmere and Vicuña. All of their cloth is manufactured in British mills, with most proudly nearly 200 years of history.

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In line with this, Electric sekki is celebrating an evening of unique British tailoring in conjunction with Stockton and Johnnie Walker Blue Label. This exclusive event will take place on Friday, Nov 28 at 5PM til 7PM.

Over the next few days, Matthew Noden Cartwright will then fit his clients and deliver the fit of a bespoke suit, custom made and exquisitely crafted using the finest materials that are not available elsewhere in the world.

The story starts nearly 150 years ago when the family owned a haberdashers in a quaint Shropshire market town. Through the years, the skills within the family have diversified into tailoring. Established in 2012, Noden & Winsor are an independent tailors providing hand crafted suits made in England. Combining all of the skills and knowledge learnt through several generations enables us to create some of the finest suits available.

“Their re-interpretation of unique tailoring has breathed new life into Savile Row. Redolent of vintage bespoke: classic cuts coincide with a versatility of design that is unashamedly modern."


— November 19, 2014 —

Lovers & Friends x Fin Dac

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Lovers & Friends, which opened 2 stores in the past month has been making waves recently. They are getting a lot of attention for their select products that includes the widest selection of Havaianas in all of Hong Kong, they carry the classic Superga styles and the locations they are in are perfect. The one in Gough Street is super cool and artsy. Lovers & Friends commissioned artist Fin Dac to paint a mural outside the shop.

FinDac L&F Mural 1

The mural is really awesome. Makes a lot of people who do not know yet, who is the artist?


The artist is Fin Dac. His BIO says this: "In a relatively short urban art career, I have defined and perfected an atypical paint/stencil style that ignores the accepted visual language of street art almost completely - I call it Urban Aesthetics (a modern-day take on a 19th century art movement). Hailing from Cork (Eire), I have lived the majority of my life in and around London. Self-taught and non-conformist, my influences range from dark graphic novels through to the works of Francis Bacon and Aubrey Beardsley."


"I have painted/exhibited alongside respected artists such as Goldie, Nick Walker, Jamie Reid and Jef Aerosol. But in general, I shy away from the scene, keep my own counsel and shun the typical life of a street artist. My commercial work includes commissions for The Royal Albert Hall, Armani, G-Star, Red Bull, Jagermeister and London 2012/. I am also Artistic Director at urban/digital art brand Beautiful Crime."


Check out how he made the Parrot Girl:


Pretty cool, right? We will find out more about Fin Dac and his work on an upcoming interview. Stay tuned!


— November 18, 2014 —

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Matt Solomon's Guide to the Superga Spin Lab


Superga launched Spin Lab that runs 'til the end of November. Let race car driver and Superga brand ambassador Matt Solomon guide you on the 4 easy breezy steps on how to get a podium finish to your fresh pair of Superga shoes.



Step 1 : SHOP. Purchase any Superga in the store. Matt chose a black high top:



Step 2: SPIN. Select 4 different color combinations - 1) Single Color, 2) Duo Color, 3) Multi-color, 4) Neon Color, 5) Metallic


Matt chose the colors blue, white and red.


Splash the colors to the shoes (this is the fun part! you get to splash in your desired "design" )  and SPIN:


Leave your shoes to the friendly shop staff to dry. It will take about an hour. Shop some more around Harbour City or have a snack!

Step 3: STYLE. Choose from a wide selection of laces. This is Matt's cute final pair:


Step 4: GO. Receive your shoes all finished and ready in a complimentary shoe bag and enjoy the rest of your day!


ES: What did you think of Spin Lab?

Matt Solomon: " Spin Lab is awesome! It is a fantastic way to put a personal touch to your Superga, makes it all the more special."

Here are some more Superga Spin Lab shoes to check out:




Looks awesome right? Experience it for yourself, bring friends and family. It's on 'til Nov 30 For Superga shop details, click here.


— November 18, 2014 —

Spotlight On: sass and bide Artisans, bringing visions to Life.


Any sass and bide lover knows that one of, if not their most recognizable style is the use of intricate and beautiful beading in their masterpieces. The collections are stronger each season and it makes many do they do such an amazing job? sass and bide gives us the inspiring story in their website, in a fairy-tale like manner that shows how magic is done and how fairy godmothers transform girls to princesses. Let's take this dress as an example:


Now the deconstruction: 35, 700 beads, 40 M chain, metallic lurex thread, 8 days, 24 hands, in Mumbai.



01And here it is on a model:


Other versions of this wonderful piece that layers organic hand beaded patterning over solid and sheer navy silk:



Can you guess how many hands, how many days, how many kilograms and types of beads were used for the pieces below?


Neither can we. So check out sass and bide's website to find out more of what happens behind each exclusive garment, from hand sketched to hand sewn, a dedicated team of true artisans, meticulously bringing magic to life.

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