April 13, 2015

Inspiration Hunting: Styling Leather in Spring/Summer

We've had a few false starts to spring in Hong Kong, but I venture that we can now safely say that spring is here! Time to pack up those winter coats and boots, and bring out cute floral dresses and sandals :).

I've had a few mould problems with my beloved Forever 21 leather handbag… Anyway, long story short: after treating it and isolating it in a bag with paper and dehumidifiers, I’m thinking that leather and Hong Kong humidity aren't best friends. All the same, I’d still like to use my bag. That got me thinking about styling leather during spring/summer. (Psst! Online shopping site ZALORA has recently launched a leather collection, so get your leather fix there, and enjoy HKD 100 off your first purchase when you subscribe to their newsletter!) The hot and humid weather may be impractical to wear your leather jacket regularly, but there are ways you can incorporate leather in your outfit for that extra luxe look. Here are some of my favourites:

One way to amp it up for spring and summer is to go for bright colours, like this neon Proenza Schouler Leather Perforated Mini Skirt. (via Barneys)

April 11, 2015

Postcard from Prince Edward and Sham Shui Po

I hope you all had a great Easter break! This year, Easter coincided with the Qing Ming Festival, giving us a 5-day weekend.

I decided to get some flowers from the Flower Market in Prince Edward, and then wandered around Sham Shui Po. Found two blocks dedicated to crafts, fabrics, beads and jewelry-making tools - if you're looking for similar materials, you'd want to hit up Ki Lung Street and Yu Chau Street.

Some photos from the "dark side", as they call Kowloon:

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Had tea at the cosy Take A Break Cafe, G/F, 12A Boundary Street, Prince Edward.
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Great strawberry waffles (cheat day for sure), but so-so gingerbread latte.
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Erhu players at Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po
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Street view. Sham Shui Po Market.
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My tulips!