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A Diamond In The Rough

I was recently invited by pentahotel to try their newly launched “break-cation”.  A staycation during one of the craziest months in the fashion calendar?  Yes please!  But it’s in the San Po Kong/Diamond Hill area…hmmm…I was intrigued. Pentahotel describes itself as the “un-hotel”.  After I was dropped off by Uber, I could see why they have coined this term.  Upon arrival, the hotel signage mimics an old cinema, and there is an open pizza oven with a casual dining area.  All the  friendly staff wear jeans. There is no sign of a reception until you go up the escalator, and even then, it is more of a cafe/bar lounge t...
Categories: Hong Kong

Make Some Noise…

I already showcase local fashion designers at THE REFINERY so am happy to be supporting local Hong Kong designers at Design Market PMQ. I was recently invited to be an ambassador for Design Market and to style outfits to help promote local fashion designers. I instantly  homed in on the menswear designers.  I like mixing up menswear into my outfits to get that “just borrowed from the boyfriend” tomboy look. The Design Market @ PMQ is set to create a regular Sunday buzz in Hong Kong by hosting market stands for local apparel, jewellery, accessories and homeware designers to sell their products to the public. The dates of the 1...

Panda-mania

If you were in Hong Kong during July, it would have been hard to escape the panda mania resulting from the 1600 Pandas exhibition at PMQ. 1600 paper mache pandas – 1600 being the number of living pandas left in the world – were created by French artist Paulo Grangeon in collaboration with the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) to raise awareness for the conservation of endangered animals. A sneak pic from behind the curtain before the pandas were revealed to the media… How fitting that I’m wearing a black and white tunic by Marios at the 1600 Pandas opening ceremony… To celebrate the 1600 Pandas, the shops at PMQ were invited t...

Bye Bye 2013 Hello 2014: Part 1

Another year comes and goes…and I take some time out to remember what an amazing, bumper adventure it has been…As there are a lot of photographs, I have decided to split this post into 2 parts… JANUARY Hubby is posted to Hong Kong for his work so we make the BIG move from London to Hong Kong! I restructure my business to be based out of Hong Kong and it's all systems go! …starting with putting together and styling my 1st photoshoot in Hong Kong… FEBRUARY After 20 years of long hair, it's back to the bob! Goodbye to pony tails, buns and Heidi braids. Now I just wash and go! Chinese New Year (click here for the blog ...

Sicilian Jewels

First of all, sorry for the long blog absence. September is a pretty intense month in a fashion designer’s calendar. We have to deliver the Autumn Winter collection and prepare the following year’s Spring Summer collection for wholesale. It wasn’t all doom and gloom as we visited California at the start of October for some much needed rest and relaxation, so there are some posts dedicated to the sunshine state coming up very soon. Anyway, it’s full throttle back in Hong Kong as I have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline. Aren’t these Dolce & Gabbana lip colours gorgeous? I'm trying a different colour each day thi...