Friday, March 17, 2017

Not so fast, Pandora

Adidas sneakers and DVF dress

Pandora Sykes argues in The Sunday Times that the days of the sneaker are numbered. 

Pandora is wrong.

If you have ever walked around town in cushiony sneakers and regular clothes, marveling with every bouncy step that this is THE best fashion development ever, then you will no doubt agree with me that we are never ever going to give up sneakers.

We are still going to wear pretty heels out at night or for a festive lunch, but there's no way daytime sneakers are leaving my feet anytime soon.

Read Pandora's article HERE.

Joyce Kicks Off Art Central In Its Fabulous Queens Road Temple of Fashion

Neon light clothing rails full of Marc Jacobs

Artist Philip Colbert's Sequined Pop Art

Oasis of Fashion

A gem of a jacket and matching dress by Thom Browne

Looking back towards Queen's Road

A navy leather Loewe jacket

Checking the price on a tomato red Céline jumper and then putting it down again. Sigh... it's a really beautiful jumper...

More Philip Colbert. Party organized by Hong Kong's most glam events organizers, Bonvivant & Bellavita.

No holds barred fashion at Joyce

High Street Buy Of The Week: An Old Favorite Gets A Make-Over At Maje

Maje jumper with gold cuffs

From our Dutch fashion correspondent (my mum) comes this high street buy of the week.
You can never have enough stripy tops.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Zara Bag For The Rainy Season

The Hong Kong picture above was not taken in the rainy season, instead that one represents the pollution season - which is pretty much present all year round. Be careful what you wish for I'd like to say to the people who yearn for a return to coal mining or a repeal of environmental regulations. Soon you'll be breathing the same kind of air we cough up here in China*.

This Zara cheapy is perfect for the season. I love how the color matches my flavor-of-the-month army green jacket. In stores now.

* That's not related to fashion, I know. Did I ever mention I was a politics major in university? That's before I went to FIT. Sorry, it's a case of waar het hart vol van is, loopt de mond van over. Literally translated, the mouth floods with that of which the heart is full. And then it has to come out, I guess. Even right in the middle of a post about a bag.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Dressing like an extra in La La Land

If you too are at times despondent, angry, and/or frightened about the fact that a simpleton in a shorty robe is roaming the halls of world power, go see La La Land. You will no doubt be cheered for at least two hours or so. 

In recent weeks I have been thinking incessantly about traditional values, decency, honesty and morality. Am I just becoming an old fogey? Is human decency or character not something I should be concerned with? Will millennials when they finally grow up and get a job even give a damn about 1950s niceties or ancient thou-shalt-nots?

La La Land, however, is as old fashioned and 1950s nice as it gets. The technicolor brightness of this movie is as sweet as a Doris Day dress - if only the real world were this pretty, you wouldn't crave sugar for the rest of your life. In La La Land youthful dreams and promise are at times compromised and at times realized, although not without a cost.

Ryan Gosling, the most charismatic man alive, and Emma Stone are just simply two decent people working hard and attempting to do the right thing on their way to proper adulthood. For two hours it'll make you believe America is again that mythical i-have-a-dream country it should be.

And if you delete your twitter app when you exit the theater, you may be able to hold on to that nostalgic feeling for just little bit longer.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Back in Hong Kong it still feels like Summer and Christmas

Is it true photos from plane windows are as cringy as purported make-up free selfies and pictures of your lunch?

Shek'O beach is best on a clear winter's day.  Cheap and cheerful rental umbrellas set the scene.

Back in Admiralty the lights are still up as Christmas has rolled into Chinese New Year.

Light jacket optional.

Jacket J.Crew
T-shirt Chloé
Jeans Zara
Shoes Chanel

J.W. Anderson at Selfridges

My choice for Spring