Grandma’s Seriously OP Knit Skills

My grandma loves to knit. A retired seamstress, she used to knit capes, jackets, jumpers, and scarves for my cousins and I when we were growing up. Not to mention this gem: My grandma just showed me this jacket that she knit and told me the backstory to boot. She made it after my grandpa…

All Fun & No Work

I figure the bamboo bag that I got in Vietnam (that looks exactly like the Cult Gaia Ark Bag, my goodness – here’s a link to another outfit featuring the same bag) doesn’t exactly scream ‘WINTER WEATHER’, but since it’s really blimming cold in Hong Kong right now, hopefully it’ll make everything look more on-a-vacation-in-a-heatwave-but-I-brought-my-down-jacket-just-as-a-precaution-like-any-other-sensible-gal in…

Here’s to Shrek-Coloured Knitwear

Again, this is from my mom. A jumper circa 1980/90s (I didn’t ask) which looks kinda hippie-slash-embroidered-bohemian-Shrek-made-out-of-wool. I wore it with khaki wide-leg cotton pants from Uniqlo and vintage glittery sunflower slippers that are even older than me. Linen scarf: JCrew Bag: Samuel and Ashley Leather

Pass Me My Lasso

I was out doing some research for prom dresses today! I’m making my own and designed my own fabric to go with it (the printing company sent it in the mail this week and I am so excited to get my sewing machine out! Revision is redundant.) The stores have an abundance of knowledge about…

Hoi An in 5 Lewkz

In 2015 I swore to myself that I’d never use the word “lewkz” for its teenage-powered, angsty misspelling, and now here I am, two years older and none the wiser. Anyway, here’s to Vietnamese food, all the fun and cool and helpful and not helpful but intriguing people we met, the scenery, and the time…

Boxing Day 2017!!! And a Cult Gaia surprise…

I got this suuuper Jane Birkin-kinda knit minidress from my auntie on the 23rd. It didn’t come with a slip underneath but I found a sheer blue one from a different knit dress that used to belong to my mum and wore it underneath.  Dress: hand-me-down, Bag: Cult Gaia Ark-lookalike from Hoi An which retailed at…

My CSM Offer! (and Late Nights in Central)

Guess what! I have some amazing news – I got into the Central Saint Martins Foundation in Art and Design (with a Specialized Pathway in Fashion and Textiles) during my interview last Thursday!! I am frankly over the moon and beyond; it still hasn’t really hit me that I have the opportunity to study at…

How to be Gucci (without the Gucci)

How to be Gucci without the Gucci – this works on all levels ranging from LOOK-AT-ME and I-DON’T-KNOW-HOW-TO-BE-BASIC. Just trust me on this one.

Is it worth fighting over a headband?

I hate giving up in the face of adversity; let’s face it, being a loser is something most people generally aspire not to be. While I’m not saying that conceeding to one teacher is to lose a battle, it makes me feel trapped, uninspired, and makes me feel even more disillusioned by the fact that…

Panache

Last March I did my first ever entire collection worn by people other than myself. The collection was based around my trip to Tibet in October, so it featured three elements; colour, metal, and movement. I tried to incorporate all three with the use of silver bells on the hems of shirts, fringing and strips…