December 27, 2010

Hong Kong Shopping Guide: SoHo

During the last leg of my Asia trip, we stopped over in Hong Kong to do some much needed fabric/trim sourcing, fashion trend researching and just some good old fashioned shopping. 

Let me tell you, the shopping in Hong Kong is excessive, extravagant and a bit dizzying. It seemed everywhere we went, there was a large mall, a street market, or a back alley of shops conveniently located near every metro stop. SoHo, Hong Kong, has the most unique boutiques and more one of a kind items. The crowd here is more international, with Expats and European business men hanging out in wine bars or hip little bistros.

Here are some of my favorite boutiques in SoHo, Hong Kong, that you shouldn't miss.

Van D is a cool little store on Staunton Street. The stairs inside were lined with a Persian rug and they carry everything from Sass and Bide, luxury denim to Haivanas. 
Van D, G/F, 34B Staunton Street, SoHo
Van D, G/F, 34B Staunton Street, SoHo

Present Lingerie is a cute little shop that carries luxury lingerie, vintage inspired accessories, cute headbands and jewelry.
Present Lingerie, 41 Staunton Street, SoHo

Mezza carries designer labels, cute accessories, jewelry, and upstairs they have a rack of evening gowns and pretty party dresses.

Home felt like walking into my friend's bedroom. You could pull out drawers and it would be filled with scarfs or belts. They carry everything from clothing, bath and body products, shoes and handbags, all imported from Korea.
Home, G/F, 63 Peel Street, SoHo
Home, G/F, 63 Peel Street, SoHo

December 13, 2010

Behind the Scenes Fashion Photo Shoot: Joan of Arc

This past summer, I lent some cuffs and some necklaces for a photo shoot entitled Joan of Arc; a five part series based on five different themes, outfits and hairstyles. I've been waiting anxiously to see post production photos of the shoot and the wait is finally over.

Here is a behind the scenes look of the talented photographer Dugraff and creative director, Catherine Lavoie at work. See if you can spot our cuffs and feather necklace.

December 8, 2010

Japanese Delicacy in Hong Kong: Mochi Cream

Two years ago I was in Japan and I discovered MochiCream in the Ginza shopping district. Much to my delight, I rediscovered MochiCream in the Hong Kong Sogo department store yesterday. They are filled with specially flavored bean jam, handmade cream and wrapped in glutinous rice. You also have wait five minutes for them to defrost before you can eat them (if you can wait that long!).

So delicious. I'm completely addicted. Is it bad that I am already planning my next snack?

Side note: prices are in Yen as these are original pictures are from my Japan trip

December 5, 2010

Fashion Illustration: Manuel Rebollo

I arrived in Hong Kong yesterday to do some fabric and trim sourcing for my new collection for Love at First Blush. Internet usage here is quite limited, so posts will be less frequent while I am here.

I discovered these illustrations from Manuel Rebollo a few days ago. I love the use of just black ink and negative spacing. Simple, but powerful. What do you think?

via Manuel Rebello

December 1, 2010

Fashion Photography: Bruno Dayan

These photos from Bruno Dayan are just blowing me away. His photography and skills are just on another level.

He works from France, and has shot fashion editorials for numerous magazines and Ad campaigns for many fashion houses; Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Celine to name just a few. I suggest you take a look at his site because each shot is a work of art on it's merit.


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