Kingpins Hong Kong – A Design and Marketing Conversation with Bloggers

Three weeks ago, I got the chance to participate in a Blogger seminar held by Style by Asia at Kingpins Hong Kong – the premium boutique denim tradeshow. The organization hosts shows in Los Angeles, NYC and Amsterdam as well but their Hong Kong show is the only one of its kind in Asia. Kingpins is celebrating their … Continue reading

DIY Tulle Skirt

Ever since I saw the below photo several seasons ago, I’ve been obsessed about creating a big-puffy-nude-pink-tulle-skirt. I dissected the tulle-skirt topic here a couple of months ago (love-love-love the white-polkadot-tulle-skirt from Chloe Fall’13) and was planning to schedule this post shortly after. That did not happen (sorry!) as my life over the last two months … Continue reading

Mariko Jesse: illustrating Hong Kong

While attending Shopdescreaturs pop-up shop at Kapok a couple of weeks ago, I feel head over heels for a blue and red porcelain series with whimsical illustrations of iconic Hong Kong landmarks and objects. For some reason, the illustrations felt “familiar” and it was not until I spoke with Mariko Jesse – the amazing woman behind … Continue reading

On my mind: Quirky Shoes

There is no secret that I have a love-hate relationship with high-heels. With my 1.56-petite(love how all french words sound chic and beautiful)-centimeters, I’ve had a pair of heels on my feet as long as I can remember. Love in the sense that there is nothing more captivating (and what can do wonder for your … Continue reading

DIY Vintage Teatowel Pillow

As mentioned from my flea market posts, this summer has been a quest sourcing old vintage pieces and coming up with new product applications and ideas. I received a bunch of old monogrammed linnen towels from my aunt (check out their gorgeous little red cottage here), which used to belong to my fathers grandmother called … Continue reading

DIY braided rhinestone bracelet

May is a busy period in Hong Kong. You can sense that extra rush where people go on overdrive – aiming to finish as much work as possible – before heading off for relaxing summer vacations. For me, May is also a hectic time as several family members and friends celebrate their birthday. In particular, … Continue reading

Happy List – Day 14

Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy 1. Clean crisp sheets with scent of fresh laundry 2. The smell of my morning coffee and the joy of drinking it! 3. My handsome nephews. Just thinking about them make me smile. 4. Rays of sunshine slipping through my windows. 5. Christmas Feeling; christmas music, … Continue reading

On What I do – Day 6

Day 6, Monday: If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’? Networking is a pretty BIG deal here in Hong Kong. In fact there is basically an event everyday if you are keen. Despite being a social person, I always felt awkward at these events – it’s … Continue reading

Fabric Tips – Day 2

Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you’d like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic) As long as I can remember, I had a crush on fabric, textures and patterns. I’m one of those fabric nerds, who ALWAYS check the composition and the Country-of-Origin … Continue reading

DIY Wrap Skirt

I came across this gorgeous mint-animal-jacquard fabric a few days ago and though it would be fabulous for a Kimono inspired jacket. Only me that is crazy about Kimono jackets right now? To my disappointment there was only 1/2 yard of fabric left, leaving me with rather restricted options what to make. With the Kimono … Continue reading

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