PUBLIC | CITY | PUBLICITY

“Please stand back from the train doors”.

I hear the voice of this very monotonous Chinese woman every single day, at least four times a day. She tells me where I am, where I’m going and how I get there. She tells me not to eat or drink on the trains or paid areas of stations and when to be mindful that I could be crushed between two electronic MTR car doors because I am too busy listening to some 90s pop song on my iPhone. She even tells me how to be a safe escalator user. But she has never mentioned anything about not shooting an outfit post on the Island Line to Chai Wan.

Take that, elusive Chinese voice lady!

As much as I wish I were anarchic enough to have chosen the MTR as a location just to spite the system, it happened completely by accident. I had plans to meet my magical friend Emily for breakfast and threw on a new sleeveless coat from Forever 21 due to the rain. And you know when you look in the mirror and just think to yourself Jean Claude Van Damm I look good! Exactly. So I asked Emily if she wouldn’t mind taking some pics for the blog. What a plan. However, we got rather lost (in that same rain) looking for a restaurant that happens not to exist anymore and wandered around in now much more torrential said rain to find an alternative. So after breakfast at the cutest little place called Open Door Cafe in Sai Ying Pun, we headed home.

cinnamon French toast, cappuccino and a kale and coconut smoothie because I'm a blogger now.
cinnamon French toast, cappuccino and a kale and coconut smoothie because I’m a blogger now.

Oops, forgot about the blog post. Well, never fear lovers because if I am anything, it is hilariously aware of how I am already being a total loser shooting outfit posts when I am not a model so why the hell not do it on the bloody MTR that I spend chunks of my life on. So Asian. So everyday. So entertaining.

So we here we go, my first Hong Kong personal style post. Hong Kong has such an eclectic mix of people that their style choices naturally follow that dynamic of differences, and it is very difficult to pin point an aesthetic that captures this enchanting place. There is, however, an affinity for clean cuts, easy tailoring and longer silhouettes paired together. And it is that “look” that I have been most drawn to adopt and adapt since moving here. And so this outfit was born.

I hope you enjoy this impromptu photoshoot in the middle of public transportation. I did it for you.

 Boots: Zara

Culottes: Woolworths

Crop Top: H&M

Sleeveless Coat: Forever 21

Watch: Truworths

Backpack: Forever 21

Lipstick: REBEL by M.A.C

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the moment you realize what the hell you are doing.
the moment you realize what the hell you are doing.

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excuse me, I'm working here. get out of my shot.
excuse me, I’m working here. get out of my shot.

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the hood.
the hood.
thank goodness we got 'Singing in the Rain' and not one of those fungal toe treatment posters in the background.
thank goodness we got ‘Singing in the Rain’ and not one of those fungal toe treatment posters in the background.

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thank you for letting me embarrass you on the blue line. you’re a treat!
and then it started pouring.
and then it started pouring.
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BYE, HATERS.

Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

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