Saturday, April 14, 2018

wanderlust: when in bath... check out vintage and charity stores

Bath is well-known for its Roman built-baths and the city was declared as UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. The combination of Roman remains with elegant Georgian architecture makes Bath one of the most histrocially interesting places in the UK. As for me, Roman baths is not really my thing... so as usual I go for vintage hunting and Bath Fashion Museum (tcoming in the next post). There are a number of vintage stores and many charity shops and I selected few to check out in my trip. 

Yellow Shop 1

Yellow Shop 2
Yellow Shop 3
Yellow Shop 4
Yellow Shop 5
The Yellow Shop 
72 Walcot Street 
BA1 5BD
Opening times: Mon to Sat: 10.30 am to 5.30 pm, Sun: 12 to 4 pm 

Julian House 1
Julian House 2
Julian House 4
Julian House 3
Julian House
86 Walcot Street
Bath BA1 5BD 
Opening times: Mon to Sat: 10 am to 5 pm, Sun: 11 am to 4 pm 

Vintage to Vogue 1

Vintage to Vogue 2
Vintage to Vogue 
28 Milsom Street
Bath,  BA1 1DG 
Opening times: Mon to Sat: 11 am to 5 pm, Sun: 12 pm to 4 pm 

I almost bought a 40s/50s vintage dress in the Yellow Shop but it was small for me. I was unable to zip the dress. No luck...perhaps I have better in my next vintage adventure? Who knows? Will see... 

Have a good weekend everyone, till my next post, stay chic!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

wanderlust: when in london... visit brick lane

First of all, I would like to apologize for neglecting my blog in the past months... I was travelling for work but was fortunate to have some personal time to do the things that I love. And I think you can guess what were on my to-do-list. Yes, vintage hunting (either for purely checking it out or shopping)! This time, I checked out Brick Lane Vintage Market. 

Brick Lane Vintage Market 1

Brick Lane 3

Brick Lane 4

Brick Lane 5

Brick Lane 6

Brick Lane 7

Brick Lane 8

You can find a wide variety of vintage items for ladies and gentlemen from clothing, shoes, to accessories. If you are lucky, you might find something to bring home. As for me, it was a good experience to check out this market. 

The Old Truman Brewery's Vintage Market
F, Block 85 Brick Lane London E1

If the vintage market leaves you unsatisfied, there are couple of vintage stores around this area. 

Blitz 1

Blitz 2

Blitz 3

Blitz 4

55-59 Hanbury Street London E1 5JP 

The store is spacious and nicely decorated. Vintage pieces are arranged neatly on racks.If there is a kilo-sale going in the store, then you are lucky.

Absolute Vintage 1

Absolute Vintage 2

14 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

As I entered the shop, the shelves full of vintage shoes got my attention. Let me tell you a little secret, I almost bought a pair of 40s/50s black suede pumps... I even tried them on and then I know I should not asked myself this "Do I really need another pair of vintage pumps?" but I did. And automatically I put them back on the shelf where they belong... 

Oh, by the way, I got too excited with the vintage shoes that I forgot to take more photos. The store is stocked with vintage clothes for women and men, bags and accesories. You can spot few designer vintage items such as Ferragamo shoes.

So this is my little vintage adventure in Brick Lane. Not a bad experience after all.

Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Till my next post, stay chic!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

mademoiselle privé - lesage workshop

In addition to visiting Mademoiselle PrivĂ© exhibition, I signed up for Lesage, embroiderer workshop. It was fun and unforgettable experience. In the workshop studio many samples of embroidery are displayed which provided an opportunity to observe these up close.   

lesage 1 - entrance

The silhouettes of Coco Chanel at the store's window

lesage 2

Displays of books on Chanel and samples of lesage 

lesage 3


lesage 4


lesage 5


lesage 6

Before the workshop commenced, each participant was treated with a hot drink; coffee or tea. The workshop started with a welcoming note and some informaton of Lesage division in Chanel. The trainers are employees from Lesage divison and I felt it was privileged to be taught by them. We were taught on how to sew beads and sequins following the samples given. Each of us was given the chance to choose one piece that we would like to work on. I chose medium size star. By the end of the exhibition, they are hoping all the stars are completed.

lesage 7

Workshop piece for learning 

lesage 8
Samples to follow 

Upon completion of the workshop, each participant received a certificate of attendance as a momento and not forgetting photo opportunity of the piece that we worked on or even with the trainers (if you want to, furthermore they are friendly)!

lesage 9

Certificate of attendance 

Both the exhibition and the workshop are worth the visit especially if you are a fan of Chanel or a fashion lover. Now, I am keeping my eyes open for any fashion exhibition in Hong Kong. Don't want to miss them!

Hope you are having a nice weekend, till my next post, stay chic!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

mademoiselle prive @ hong kong 2018

The long waited Chanel "Mademoiselle Privé" exhibition it is finally here in Hong Kong. Get ready to immerse into the creative, beautiful and luxury world of Chanel.

mademoiselle prive 1
The entrance; 31 Rue Cambon

mademoiselle prive 2 - wheat totem
The wheat totem - wheat is a symbol of prosperity and renewed creativity

mademoiselle prive 3 - camellia totem
The Camellia Totem

mademoiselle prive 4 - red totem
The Red Totem - Red was one of Chanel's favourite colours

mademoiselle prive 5 - line totem
The Line Totem - a dress created by Karl Lagerfeld

mademoiselle prive 6 - lucky numbers
Lucky numbers

mademoiselle prive 7 - chanel no 5
Chanel no 5

mademoiselle prive 8 - chanel no 5
No. 5

mademoiselle prive 9 - deconstruction
Deconstruction - a short video showing a deconstruction of dresses displayed

mademoiselle prive 11 - innovation 1
Innovation - showcasing new and unexpected materials used in haute couture pieces 

mademoiselle prive 12 - innovation 2


mademoiselle prive 13 - innovation 3


mademoiselle prive 14 - innovation 4


mademoiselle prive 15 - innovation 5


mademoiselle prive 16 - savoir-faire
Savoir-faire

mademoiselle prive 17 - savoir-faire 2


mademoiselle prive 18 - bijoux d diamants
Bijoux de diamants 

Exhibition details: 

Date:
13th January to 10th February 2018

Time:
11:00 am to 8:00 pm (Sun to Wed)
11:00 am to 9.30 p (Thu to Sat)
(except 18 Jan, 25 Jan and 1 Feb; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm)

Venue:
PMQ 

For more details, visit: https://mademoiselleprive.chanel.com/


Hope you are enjoying the weekend, till the next post stay chic!