Bye, Britain. I’ll Be Back!

I have been really busy for the past few weeks because there were so much happening right before I left England, hence the little pause on my blog update. I have been out with friends, spending time with my family, visiting Brighton and Thorpe Park (it’s a theme park). To be fair, the weather had not been too bad during my stay in England and it hadn’t rained much. However, it was still quite hard for me to get a nice tan under this unpredictable and breezy weather. So whenever I see a chance to get a bit of colour, I will gladly take it with my pale feet.

There are days when you don’t like showing your toes, especially when your toe nails are chipped and you are too lazy to repaint them – it would be best to wear shoes that are able to cover just your toes, but still can let the sun shine on the other parts of your feet.

This pair of flats is perfect for that. They have been keeping me good company throughout my whole journey, from the fancy restaurant in London Bridge, down to a dodgy club in Camden.

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After some parties with friends in London, I keep to the same spirit and continued my journey to Brighton with my cousin and friends, I did not pack a lot of things with me, but I still brought my little suitcase as I thought it would be easier to walk around with. Brighton is a really beautiful place with loads of memories. I love that place! It was a shame that the weather down there was too cold to swim, otherwise, I would have enjoyed the place even more.

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Creepy in a Good Way

On a rainy Thursday, I went to see Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition by myself at Barbican, which has switched my dull afternoon into a fairly inspiring one! To be honest, at the beginning I thought it would be quite dry to see an exhibition by myself but I didn’t feel the same way at all at the end. I felt really lucky to have the opportunity to view his brilliant work from sidewalk to catwalk in this really amazing venue.

Entrance to the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition, Barbican.

It was raining really heavily on my way to the exhibition centre, but that did not kill my mood for seeing the witty and playful work of Jean Paul’s. The moment I walked into the showroom, I got distracted by the slightly wacky mannequins on the raised platforms, at first I thought “are the mannequins really blinking their eyes? Or is it just the rain drops I got from the rain?” I had to wipe my eyes a bit before I realised there were some projectors on top of my head illustrating different faces with movement onto each dummy!

 

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It was really distracting at first with its uncanny human likeness, but I kind of liked it because I did not feel like I was alone when they were talking to me. However, it felt a bit weird when I found myself sometimes laughing at their ridiculous repeatedly playing “conversations”. Yes! The mannequins “talk” to each other sometimes. If this is how we got into an new era with the combination of technology and fashion, I definitely need some time to process the whole thing..

Yet, after all that, it was still a very nice experience.

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After viewing Jean Paul’s work, I completely understand how so many people got inspired by London with its rock n’ roll element and unique style, because I am not an exception either. 

 

 

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I love this look as it’s somehow unusual and with a bit of chic and rock at the same time if that makes sense. The way I style my smart trousers with my burgundy bomber jacket had made such a contrast to the whole look. The black lace top has also added a bit playful side to it. My style has been changing for the past few years, and I can’t say I have finally settled down, however, I think there’s no harm in experimenting, is there?

Until then, travel in style. 

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Rock On Bitch

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We were actually just wandering around Liverpool Street Station, but somehow suddenly ended up on Brick Lane by accident! It’s wonderful how London has many different personalities, and you can end up experiencing them just by walking to the next street. That is why I went there twice in a week. The area around Liverpool Street Station is full of businesspeople in suits. Brick Lane, on the other hand, has a rockier atmosphere with graffiti art and vintage shops. My leather jacket really helped my outfit blend in with the edgy feel of Brick Lane.

 

 

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In Hong Kong, I’m rarely able to wear a jacket during the summer, but here, I really like how the weather is cool enough to let me layer my clothing into different outfits. Oh by the way, I got a tattoo…

 

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Only kidding! My cousin, Janey used this brilliant eyeliner pen by Rimmel to draw this little star next to my eye because we were feeling a bit rock ‘n’ roll. It didn’t smudge for the whole day – it was almost like a real tattoo! I really recommend this eyeliner:

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As you can see, trying new creative things is always on the top of my to-do list. That’s why I tried a new hair colour and got a random “tattoo”. My cousin also dyed her hair as we wanted to experiment.

 

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Speaking of experimenting, I recently went to the Tate Modern for the first time. I don’t know much about art, so my friend Colm recommended me to see a Malevich exhibition. One of the concepts he mentioned that I found interesting was the idea of art being reduced to its simplest form. It got me thinking about the similarities between art and fashion. Going back to basics is not easy for someone who has the artistic ability to provide more.

 

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Overall it’s been a very inspiring week, and I will be going to Brighton on Saturday, so I will keep you updated about my adventurous journey!

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Until then, travel in style.

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Rich Bitch

I’m still reminiscing about the time I had with my flatmates – they’re the coolest. I wanted to write a separate post about them because I feel they deserve a big intro after the week we spent together. First of all…

Two of them are superstars in the Indian fashion industry.

The other is a sneaky psychologist who always manages to get us to drink without us realising it.

This combo enabled us to have so much fun in just a week.

Aanchal is an Indian fashion blogger. I love her style. Harshman is the guy who has an addiction for expensive, pretty shoes. Angel (the Spanish guy) is not as innocent as his name suggests.

We stole the flag. Yep.

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Looking at Harshman’s shoes, I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be fun to try on some expensive clothes? So my cousin and I decided to head to Harrods to have a taste of what it’s like to wear something a bit more luxurious. We didn’t have that much time, so we took a detour to Selfridges instead, but it turned out to be really fun aswell.

Disclaimer: We weren’t being brand-obsessed, we were just doing this for a bit of fun.

So here’s the pictures from the stuff I tried on in Selfridges.

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These were from Topshop, All Saints and Ted Baker at the Selfridges department store in London.

To keep with the ‘rich bitch’ theme, yesterday I went to Hampstead with my friend, Andreas and my cousin, Janey. Hampstead is one of (if not the) most expensive places to live in London. The day started off at Portabello Road where we looked at some random cool, vintage stuff.

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We saw this cute little American brunch place called Electric Diner.

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We continued walking around Portabello Road and had some amazing street desserts.



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The cupcake shop was called Hummingbird Bakery. The cupcake displays looked so magical. Speaking of magical… 🙂

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I bumped into my all time favourite Youtubers, Tanya and Jim! What are the chances? I mean, she was an inspiration for me to start blogging in the first place. She started out making Youtube videos and now she has her own makeup line in Superdrug! I really admire her. At the time I met her, I was wearing her line of nail polish. So we had our moment (which you can see in the picture :p).

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This place is just full of random tchotchkes and hippies on the tops of buildings.

After a day of randomness, we went to our friend’s place to chill and… do some shots and listen to music.

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Meanwhile, as we were doing our shots, my friend’s flatmate made my cousin a coffee from this unique coffee perforator.

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And we ended the day by going to this even more chill place to do some shisha. My cousin and I don’t like smoking, but we gave it a try. It wasn’t really for us though unfortunately – I just stuck with my drink for the night.

The next morning I was still feeling foggy but I dragged my cousin to the shopping mall and there I saw the most amazing discount at Oasis and got my new black leather jacket. It went down from £58 to… £15! You guys should definitely check out their 70% discount sale! The orange bag was originally £30 but it was discounted to £10! What a bargain!

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We stopped to have a look at some of the cool whiskies. And yes, we just had a look!

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Grey jacket: Club Monaco
Green top: Bershka
Leather trousers: Cotton On

We will continue to try new and random things to make the fashion blog more interesting and inspiring, because fashion and inspiration is all around us.

What things do you get inspired by?

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A present from London

Had a hectic week going from Hackney to King’s Cross, but it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet so many talented people. I’m not going to mention how dodgy Hackney is, but I will say the common room in my halls of residence was filled with displays of pretty shoes, which made me feel at home.

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When I first arrived, the common room always seemed to be empty, but I didn’t allow it to stay that way for very long! One night, I invited my classmates to party with my flatmates and I had one of the most amazing nights there with everyone.

I’m really thankful that I had so much fun in the class called ‘Developing Your Creativity’ by Rod Judkins. He’s so talented! I still cannot believe I was taught by such an established artist. You can tell how knowledgeable he is by his ability to talk about so many different artists from the top of his head. I wish I could learn more from him, but unfortunately the course was too short! He was also generous enough to give each of us a free copy of his new book ‘Change Your Mind’. I haven’t finished reading it yet, but I really like it so far.   You guys should definitely check it out!

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By the way, if I ever have the money, I would do a Bachelors and Masters at Central St. Martins – this place is just magical! Sorry for the slanted photo – I was also running with the kids.

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I was also really lucky to have a bunch of fun classmates to hang out with. We went Camden Market the other day after class and we found this lovely British hat (I’m assuming it’s a British hat). I didn’t want to buy it at first, because the salespeople seemed insistent on bargaining with me, so I left… But then, my classmate, Reno, surprised me with the hat the next day! So I thought why not put it in an outfit and post it on my blog?

I think burgundy is my colour. I just wanted to contrast the colours by pairing it with a navy outfit, with a pink necklace to finish off the look. Chic and British. Done.

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With the hat = happyclassmate hat

 

Without the hat = …

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Hat: Camden Market
Necklace: Dorothy Perkins
Top: New Look
Trousers: Initial
Lipstick: Mac (Diva)

 

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Welcome!

Hi!

I am a student from Hong Kong who has just flown all the way to London to start an internship in fashion! I will be sharing with you my exciting experiences uni life in London! From vlogs, outfit inspiration, product reviews, to high street fashion tips, this blog will be a collection of all my memories. Check back soon, as there’ll be much more to come!

 

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