Oh thank goodness. There is some good left in this crazy world.
Ok, maybe that was a little dramatic but you know what I mean – there were actually some spectacularly beautiful gowns on the Golden Globes red carpet this year. If you haven’t seen my worst dressed list, you can check it out here , and trust me there are some catastrophes. But I can always count on a handful of celebs to brighten my day and remind me that actually, fashion is fantastic and when done right, it can give you all the feels.
You might not agree with me on some of these; in fact you might think I’ve lost my marbles. But that’s the best thing about this sartorial spiral – it is completely subjective. You like what you like and what you don’t is not for anyone else to judge. The power lies in your ability to wear your clothes with conviction. Even if you change your mind down the line, the key is to own it. That’s all.
So here we go, my best dressed and absolute favourite looks from the 2016 Golden Globes.
“New Year, New Me” clearly has not managed to infiltrate the stylist circle of Hollywood because the 2016 Golden Globes red carpet just killed me. The awards took place on Sunday (Sunday Not-So-Funday after watching these hideous frocks gallivant down the carpet) and as usual, I was disappointed. What is going on over there? Is there something in the ever-decreasing California water that has caused the disastrous style movement of wearing boring, been-there-worn-that pieces? Dejavu is no fun when what you’re seeing is a bunch of rubbish.
But all for a good cause – a Haute Hoodlum red carpet rant. The first of the year, nogal!
So sit back and get ready to start throwing your popcorn at the screen. Oh no wait, that’s not what this is…
These next few dresses I have a serious problem with. Nudes and neutrals can be a smash hit on the red carpet and there have been some exquiiiiiiiisite dresses in recent years that were on the skin-tone spectrum. But when I cannot tell where you end and your dresses begins, you’re going to be on this list. I do not wish to play and hide with you and what you’re wearing.
That’s it for now. Keep an eye open for the best-dressed list, because luckily for my heart and soul there are those who actually do it right.
And with a brand new outfit post! This time, I’m striking poses in the most beautiful gardens below the Chi Lin Nunnery – a magical dose of serenity amidst the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and a definite recommendation for anyone visiting (or even living) this incredible place.
This outfit post is a little different because there’s no trend forecast or style summary, it’s just an outfit that I really liked and felt good in. Granted, it’s an aesthetic I have only adopted since moving to HK; where this kind of casual tailoring and proportional playfulness abounds. But that’s about as much as I can give you in terms of enlightenment.
Sometimes, you’re just feeling yourself. And there aint nothing wrong with that!
It’s that time of the year when lights are brighter and everyone around you (from the shop loudspeakers to your four year old Chinese children) is singing some variation of We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Frosty The Snowman. Dammit, now they’re stuck in head. Again.
The festive season also ushers in a whole new set of rules when it comes to how you dress; especially when going out or counting down to a fresh start. Department stores, big name brands and fashion magazines know all too well that everybody loves a little sparkle over this period and so shop windows are laden with sequins and shimmers in every colour palette and silhouette you could imagine. Gone are the days when your only option to shine bright like a diamond (Rihanna currently replacing Frosty The Snowman in my mental loop) was to invest in a gaudy gold or silver sequined dress. Because fashion has realized that glitz and glam is more than just a title page for an editorial, they can actually can be combined aesthetically. And that understated elegance is often much more attractive and certainly more chic. Not that I’m hating on those backless, thigh-high, long-sleeved gold encrusted beauties from H&M because a girl can dream. I’m just saying there are now myriad ways to dress for the occasion.
Typically, I’m not a fan of much sparkle or shimmer in any form. But there was just something about this next piece that grabbed me. I also don’t ever wear silver. Or jumpsuits. Was I drunk when I bought this? (Wouldn’t put it past me). Maybe it was more about the potential to wear this in more ways than just the expected festive season ensemble; I liked the idea of taking something that is so closely intertwined with an evening celebration and juxtaposing it with street style and the casual undertone – aided by the black lining of the material – of the afternoon. So boom, silver sparkle jumpsuit purchased.
And shot, edited and sent into cyberspace for your perusal. Shout out to the queen mother for spending an afternoon in Stanley trying to figure which button to press to take the photos and actually doing a pretty good job (after much tutorial and eye-rolling from her daughter).
I hope you guys enjoy this one, it’s been a while since I posted and I need your love. Great, another song stuck in my head.
I have a wishlist of clothes. It is pretty long and littered with a vast array of styles and pieces, but is slowly being ticked off and filled up. One of the items on that list is, and has been for almost a year, a baby pink box coat. And thanks to my incredible, magical friend Miss Alex Price – I now own one. And what better way to indulge in your new purchases than with a blog post styled and shot by that same incredible, magical friend? I know, right.
Alex and I went on a little (big) shopping spree just before she left Hong Kong (*crying*) and the result of that adventure can be seen in this latest outfit post – featuring the new coat and some killer sunnies from a Korean boutique. I’ve also recently discovered how much I love wearing my hair like 2013 Miley Cyrus/1998 Scary Spice/an alien; so you’ll see that here too. We shot this look in my street which is also an extremely busy and very smelly market, and then moved onto the rooftop of my building where we had to duck and dive between panties and bed sheets. Because faaaaashion.
So here you go, another personal style entry from my new home. Let me know what you guys think!
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.
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.
Last week I posted about the plethora of WTFs on the Emmys red carpet – a fashion-induced wound that has taken longer to heal than my hangover from Sunday’s junkboat. And that was bad.
But I have found it in my heart to forgive and forget and focus on the positives – those shining lights that waltzed their way down what must have been an eyesore of a red carpet looking nothing short of sensational. Because let’s face it; there were some winners that night.
So without anymore pomp and ceremony and general babbling on; I present to you my best dressed nominees for the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards. You might be totally on my side with these choices and you might also think that all the rice and noodles have gone to my brain and caused it to short-circuit; either way we’re having a conversation here. And I would love to hear your opinion on the matter! So drop me a comment at the end of this post and let me know what you thought about the stylish successes from the awards show filled with has-beens, been-there’s and why-are-you-even-still-here’s.
Black and White Beauties
Colours of Love and Romance
Let’s Hear It For The Boys
And that’s that for the Emmys 2015. Let me know what you think and who you wish would just stop it already.