Sunday, May 18, 2014

outfit post (finally...yay!)

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outfit: vintage dress, pre-loved moschino belt, vintage heels

Every now and then, I try to wear vintage clothes or add vintage elements into my outfits. At times, the weather does not permit. It has been raining for days now and I can not wait for sunny days. I wore this ensemble to a Hong Kong Philharmonic performance early of the month. The pre-loved Moschino belt was purchased from Vintage HK few months back. It was my first purchase from the shop. Whenever I am at Central without fail I check out the shop even it is just window shopping. Hong Kong requires loads of walking and sadly, one of the heel cap/top lift/heel tip of my vintage heels is broken. The damage is not serious and a visit to a cobbler will fix the problem. And now, the vintage heels are resting in its shoes box, waiting to be fixed and for the next adventures. 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Stay chic!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

essential accessories of the little black dress - a le french may event

I love May because of Le French May event in Hong Kong. This year there is an interesting exhibition on accessories to complement with little black dress at Elements, Kowloon. Members of the public and fashionista alike would enjoy this exhibition - well, I know I did. Picture says a thousand of words, so I let these photos do their work...

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vintage lbd


lbd 2

lbd 3

hats 1

vintage bags

vintage gloves

vintage shoes

vintage shoes 2

vintage shoes 3

necklaces and brooches

chanel bracelet

perfume ad

What do you think? Did you oh or ah at some of these photos? I was drooling over the vintage hats, vintage bags and of course Chanel bracelet.

If you are happened to be in Hong Kong, do check out this exhibition at Metal and Water Zones in Elements, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Alight at Kowloon station and head to exit C. Exhibition ends on 2nd June 2014.

Have a good weekend and stay chic!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

wanderlust: vientiane and luang prabang, laos

Sabaidee! This is means hello in Lao language. My friends and I visited Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos during Easter break recently. Laos has similar culture or has influence of Thai, Vietnamese cultures and not forgetting tiny bit of French influence as it was under French rule. Luang Prabang is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Laos, so it is worth visiting place. Here are some photos from my trip. Enjoy!

buddha park 3

Buddha park - 24 km south of Vientiane, is near the Mekong River. The park is filled with religious sculptures and was built in 1958 by the philosopher Bunleua Sulilat.

That Luang

Phat That Luang - a symbol of Lao's nationhood and the country's most sacred Buddhist momument. It was built in the 16th century under the rule of King Setthathirat.


Patuxai - Gate of Triumph, is situated in the centre of Vientiane and was built between 1962 to 1968.

Wat Ho Phakeo

Wat Ho Phakeo - was built in 1565 as a royal chapel and repository for the celebrated statue of the Emerald Buddha which was seized from Northern Thailand in 1551. However, in 1778, the Siamese (Thais) invaded and recaptured it, taking it to Bangkok. The temple was destroyed in 1828 to 1829 during the Thai sacking of Vientiane. It was rebuilt in 1936 and restored again in 1993.

Wat Sisaket

Wat Sisaket - the only temple in Vientiane to survive the sacking of the city theSiamese in 1828. It is the oldest and considered by many to be most interesting of the Laotian temples.

Kuang Si waterfall 5

Kuang Si waterfalls - A three tier waterfall about 29 km south of Luang Prang. This is one of the favourite trips for tourists in Luang Prabang. Local tours often offer tours to this waterfall.

Royal palace museum 2

Royal Palace Museum - It was closed during our visit. It houses royal portraits and busts, religious artifacts and gifts from foreign states. 
Whet your appetite with local food!

khao soy soup

Khao Soy soup - Laotian breakfast; a bowl of noodle soup with pork meat and vegetables flavoured with special fermented bean paste. The soup it is not spicy as all the condiments are served separately.

lao style sandwich

Lao style sandwich - this can be bought at any fruit juice or shake stalls by the road.French bread + scramble egg + shreds of bean curd + meat floss + tomato slice + cucumber slice + lettuce = Lao style sandwich for 15,000 kip; less than US$2 (I think).

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Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Until the next post, stay chic and stylish!