Saturday, January 23, 2016

wanderlust: when in florence... visit fashion museums!

ponte vecchio


After Rome, next stop was Florence. Whilst planning the trip, I was so excited to put Ferragamo Museum on top of my must-visit-list, sorry David... I have always dreamt to visit Ferragamo Museum. Being there was a dream come true. And it felt a bit of surreal as well.

entrance ferragamo museum

admission ticket 1

admission ticket 2

Admission ticket


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Just look at all the Ferragamo shoes! I was drooling and oh-ing and ah-ing most the time.

shoes 3

shoes 2

rainbow platform

Sandal, 1938, Golden kid cork heel and platform sole covered with multicoloured suede

gold shoe

Prototype for a sandal, 1930, golden kid upper and brass pyramid heel

colourful wedge

Sandal, 1943, red suede upper, platform sole and wedge heel in carved and painted wood


Palazzo, 1950, printed silk scarf

shoes lasts 3

shoe lasts 2

shoe lasts 1

Ferragamo Museum details:

Entrance: Palazzo Spini Feroni
Piazza Santa Trinita 5/R, 50123 Florence.
Tel. 055 3562846 / 055 3562813

Opening hours: The museum is open from 10 am to 7:30 pm everyday;
except 1 January, 1 May, 15 August and 25 December.

For more details, visit Ferragamo Museum website.  

Stay tuned for another post on fashion museum in Florence. Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

wanderlust: when in rome...go vintage shopping!


Finally, the long waited trip to Italy was materialised last September. Life is too short to think about if I have saved enough to make the trip. It was like, ok, let's plan a trip to Italy, save as much as I can and take it from there. 

I was so excited and it felt so surreal to be there... Whilst there are so many places of interest to visit, I squeezed in some time to check out couple of vintage stores near the Piazza Navona area.


piazza navona

There are two vintage stores within walking distance from the piazza. So, after chilling out in a cafe or strolling around the piazza, it would be good to check out these vintage stores just to take a break from all the historical sight-seeing around the city. 

omero n cecilia

Omero & Cecilia - Vestiti Vecchi
Via del Governo Vecchio 110


Via del Governo Vecchio 45

It was fun just to browse what these stores have curated but I was not so lucky to find anything that interests me.Nothing was calling out; buy me, buy me.... 

Next time, if you are planning a trip to Rome, do add these vintage stores into your itinerary.  

Have a great weekend and stay chic!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

strolling down the memory lane of wing lee street

Wing Lee Street, a street name that was scribbled on my to-visit-list for over a year now. Only recently I have made a brief trip there. The houses here are tong lau style. Tong lau is tenement buildings built in the late  19th century to the 1960s in Hong Kong, South china and Taiwan. It was designed for both residential and commercial uses.

Over the years the houses became run down and there was a plan to demolish and redevelop them. However, the plan was scrapped thanks to the movie, Echoes of the Rainbow. The movie was filmed at this street and won the Crystal Bear for the Best Film in the Children's Jury "Generation Kplus" category at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival.Currently there are couple of blocks have been renovated and there is an information office.

wing lee street 1

wing lee street 2

wing lee street 3

wiing lee street 4
Couple of run down blocks

How to get to Wing Lee Street? Well, take the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator to Caine Road. Exit when you see the sign 'Caine Road' and turn right. Walk along this road until you see a road sign; Shing Wong Street. Walk down the stairs and on the way, you will see a couple of cafes. To your left is Wing Lee Street.

After visiting Wing Lee Street, you can visit Select 18; which is located on Bridges Street.Just take left when leaving Wing Lee Street. Walk down the stairs until you reach a road. Turn left and walk for few minutes. The shop is on your left.

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outfit 2

outfit: leather jacket, vintage blouse, thrifted belt, boyfriend jeans, boots, vintage bag

As for my outfit of the day, I have mixed modern or new with vintage. I used to pair the floral pussy bow vintage blouse with a pair of slacks for work. So, I thought to myself, why not pairing it with a pair of jeans... So, that was how my outfit was put together.

How was your weekend so far? Still recovering from New Year's party? Recharging for work on coming Monday? No matter what you do, have a good one!

Till my next post, stay chic!


Friday, January 1, 2016

a brand new year, a brand new day, a brand new start

HNY photo

Happy New Year! Hope you had a great New Year celebration and the year 2016 will bring lot of love, joy and happiness to you. Not forgetting good health as well. This year I hope I can blog as frequent as possible and to work on more fashion projects. Today is chilling out day and to take a bit time to make plans and set goals for 2016. 

Do you still make new year resolutions? Hope you will achieve or fulfill your resolutions. 

Till my next post, have a wonderful start and great weekend!