Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pop Up Shop at 21 Square Street - Thursday, 7 May, 11-6 PM

Janne Poulsen (House of Kamal) bracelet with JDCamicetta silk top

Janne Poulsen's necklaces on Isabel Marant Étoile silk top

I went to the Pop Up Shop on 21 Square Street in Sheung Wan today because I wanted to look at Janne Poulsen's pretty silver treasures. I have bought her Hope bracelets in the past, which benefit the charitable organization HKAHF (Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation - find them HERE). The jewelry she showed at the Pop Up today was super fun and pretty, just the thing to cheer up a simple top and a pair of jeans. I love that you never look overdone in her things. Other brands showing are Chicameo and Zenvara among others. They will still be there tomorrow, close to the Man Mo Temple. Or find Janne's website HERE.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Moody humidity in Hong Kong

the harbor

view towards Kennedy town from Lugard Road on the Peak

the harbor and ICC building in Kowloon, the highest building in Hong Kong

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Only in China

I went on a shopping trip to Shenzhen with some friends this week and in one little shop I was sitting across from this gorgeous Chinese girl. She had so much natural style and although she was wearing jeans and flats and a simple shirt, there was just something really cool and refined about her. After secretly staring for a bit I thought it was possibly her striking watch that made her outfit so cool. 
I said to her I love your style and I really love your watch ...  and within seconds she had taken it off and told me it was fake and she had bought it at such and such shop on the 3rd floor, and would I like to try it on? 
Only in China.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday April 24 2015 in Hong Kong

Another blue-sky day in Admiralty, Hong Kong

I did some window shopping and the Miu Miu window stopped me in my tracks - wonderfully weird with the alien-like mannequin dressed in a sweet collar, crazy skirt and perspex heeled lace-up boots.

The afternoon continued with a fashion-inspired tea set at Cafe Gray, at the Upper House hotel

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Harpers Bazaar: Joan Juliet Buck on dressing your age

some of the issues of Paris Vogue under the leadership of Joan Juliet Buck - models used to have visible pores in those days, i.e. they were sort of human

and my all time favorite issue as well with the superhumanly beautiful Brooke Shields

Joan's issues always showed Paris in the most glamorous light - here with the lovely model Beth Ruppert

If you ever read US Harper's Bazaar you are undoubtedly familiar with their Fabulous At Every Age features. They often seem to be a vehicle to appease advertisers, put together half-heartedly by someone is not likely even 22. But still, I like that they show a lot of fun clothes and accessories which is why I want to read a fashion magazine in the first place. This month (May 2015), however, they have hit the nail on the head with regard to dressing and aging. In Coming of Age Joan Juliet Buck, formerly editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue, talks about her own Hall of Fame style and what has had to change now that she is older.

GREAT STYLE IS TIMELESS - UNTIL IT ISN'T  is the stoically accurate opening line of Joan's essay which continues with a personal list of aging no-no's:  necklaces, black jackets, shoulder pads, any earrings, printed scarves, red lipstick, smoky sexy eye make-up, visibly uncomfortable high heels. She has also put away her amber bead necklace:  my amber beads from pre-perestroika Moscow, which used to be a river of golden light, make me look like I teach poetry part-time while attempting a second career in hand-thrown pots. If you haven't got the issue, make sure you get it - it's a good one.

On Wednesday night I attended a trend talk by Noni Ware, a fashionable friend with many years of experience working for British magazines, and her take on dressing one's age was enlightening. She says women should force themselves to try new shapes and styles, not necessarily to keep up with trends but to stay informed, and not give up on new ideas in fashion, one of the great joys of our lives. I loved her advice because the worst thing for a woman over 40 is to resort to classics only - tie an Hermès scarf around your neck and you will soon qualify for a senior citizen's discount wherever you go. For more advice from Noni or for a personal shopping consultation, go to her website or contact her HERE.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

JDCamicetta welcomes the lovely Amanda to Hong Kong this weekend

Named after our whip-smart lawyer friend with legs longer than Claudia Schiffer - I have thrown on a JDCamicetta Amanda shirtdress this morning. With Céline sandals. 
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Reading Porter magazine this morning

and totally mesmerized by this beautiful photo of Lauren Hutton in a khaki jacket