tropical-weather denim

Lauded for its versatility, denim is something so popular that it’s recognised around the world- but as I live just above the equator, it’s far too steamy to be on double denim duty. The solution? Find a blue cotton top instead of a full-on denim one which I am 1. Too poor to afford and…

springtime

I got this dress a week ago at Åland (the Korean store in Causeway Bay with everything from necklaces and bags to clothing, hats, skincare and makeup). It’s from a brand called 3.3 Field Trip which frequently makes super cool clothes. There was a period of time spanning 5 days when I genuinely considered wearing…

King Midas’ ice cream

Last October we visited Kanazawa, and one of the things that I wanted to do before we left was eat their gold-leaf soft-serve ice cream! Partly for the hell of it, but also because WHAT DOES GOLD TASTE LIKE? was the predominate question upon my mind. Although I failed to accomplish my mission last year…

Nagoya – Gifu – Toyama – Tateyama – Kanazawa lookbook  4/2017

We took a 5-day tour from the 12-16th April through Japan. Our driver was Telada-san and he had more stamina than the rest of us. The bus began at Nagoya and travelled through Seki, Gifu, Nanao, Tateyama, Toyama, Takaoka, Kanazawa, Shirakawa, and Hida. The weather was cold but perfect! The cherry blossoms had opened in…

spinach and pesto ravioli with kale

As a beginner cook, it’s really difficult for me to handle many ingredients all at once. What should be a 10-15 minute preparation (chopping vegetables, or cooking the spaghetti before adding sauce). So this recipe is pretty simple and is comprised entirely of pre-bought/washed ingredients, save for one ingredient essential in almost every cuisine: garlic. …

vlog : Åland, Pure, family and Cantonese cuisine

What I did this Saturday (sorry, I realized that the date is wrong). We went to Causeway Bay for Cantonese dim sum and tea (known as 喝茶 “yum cha”) at Lee Theatre, then we shopped at a Korean store called Åland and did fitness at Pure. Then my grandma called, so we went to Tseung…

Californication Reimagined

Most of you will probably know the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ song ‘Californication’. The lyrics paint a picture of materialism, and reveal the dark quest for eternal youth and beauty. It occurred to me that drugstores operate in a similar way – slimming lotions, cosmetics and products that promise blemish-free skin. Depending on where you live, these…

P-P-Pink

My aunt gave me this vintage silk dress from Tara Jarmon about a year or two ago. It’s got a big, pointy collar reminiscent of Mia Wallace’s (although Mia’s is more clean-cut and crisper), shell buttons and a bronze pattern that resembles the structure of DNA with some imagination. It’s pretty fitted, and admittedly I do…

Flower Power!

When I was younger, my mom often gave me a few clothes to try out and keep. I thought that everything was either outdated or plain weird, and wasn’t able to appreciate their beauty until recently. I’ve been trawling through Topshop catalogues, Net-a-Porter and visited some high-end boutiques, and realized just how many brands use…

vlog: Mid-Levels, Bun Xuong Nuong & M&S Food

Last Sunday my mom and I went to the Mid-Levels, located in Central District in Hong Kong to spend my first fully relaxing weekend in weeks. On Saturday, I thought it was the end of the weekend because I’m so used to having 1-day weekends! The Mid-Levels is most well-known for the escalator. There is…

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  Research Question: To what extent are Yves Saint Laurent’s women’s wear designs influenced by modern art? Artists to look at : Piet Mondrian Henri Matisse -cubism (start of modern art) (photography) -The role of women in society after the war -Cezanne (founder of modern art) and Picasso influenced by Africa – Bridget Riley (op…