Shopping in Hong Kong

I decided to spend my summer holiday of 2013 in Hong Kong while living in Korea. I had heard so much about the wonders of Hong Kong and its shopping, that I decided to check out this city myself. Most goods are made in China, and Hong Kong is its fashion capital.
Hong Kong has shopping on practically every street corner. There are always bargain shops, local boutiques and various retail stores. It doesn’t matter where you stay in this lively city, because you will be guaranteed of having everything you could want on your door step.The markets offer the most value for money and they love to bargain. If bargaining is not your thing, then I would recommend you hit the stores and many, many malls.

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Going Geisha in Tokyo

If you go to a far away and super expensive place with limited time, do things that are unique and that cannot be done anywhere else.

I planned to see Hello Kitty’s house, Mt. Fuji, the cherry blossoms in Spring, Harajuku and to dress up as a Geisha!I planned this activity 2 months in advance. There are various studios offering different packages where they dress you up, do the make-up and have a professional photo shoot in a studio and outside. This all depends on the studios.I did the whole package with the indoor professional shoot and outdoors by the main temple in Asakusa with printed pics etc.
They even had some pics of previous celeb clients who also came and did this fun experience while in Japan(like my fave glam Queen Betsy Johnson!!).

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s Stockings & Spinach

For those following Jean-Paul Gaultier, you are sure to have come across his latest and super cute campaign featuring well-loved cartoon strip characters Popeye the sailor and Betty Boop! I absolutely love it!

I personally love fun references to pop culture especially in cartoons from childhood days. Gaultier is also known as the Enfant Terrible in the French fashion world and is well known for making the famous striped tee or mariner a popular staple item in our everyday closets.

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Farewell Hedi Slimane

hedi_slimane_new_york_m_villalobosRumours already began circulating last month during fashion Week that YSL’s (now branded Saint Laurent) head designer and creative director Hedi Slimane was leaving.

A similar buzz also occurred last year during the exit of Dior’s Raf Simmons. Both designers were a fave of mine, with their collections featuring every season in my top faves list.

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The Matric Ball

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Too long ago

What is a Matric Ball? For those of you living outside of South Africa, it’s the Senior Prom. The final fancy party as we say farewell to out class mates of high school before we go our separate ways.

Girls go giddy, as they watch all the glam events and get the magazines to browse the best dressed lists of all the stars to see what they want their dress to look like. The Matric Ball is essentially the first major fashion event of our lives, even for those not into fashion! ^^ It also served as an escape from the reality of the pending final exams at the end of the year.

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Fashion Shopping In Cape Town

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At The V&A Waterfront
South Africa isn’t necessarily perceived as a shopping capital or the go to place to get your shop on, but that has not stopped fashion from happening on our shores! Fashion is big here as any other country, and it definitely has elements that make it unique and fun. We also have lots of fashion blogs popping up, making a buzz on what’s happening here and the latest styles seen on our streets and in our shops.

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Fashion and Art Graduate Student’s Exhibition (Hongdae Univ.) 2012

In 2012, I got to see the Art and Fashion Grads exhibition in Seoul. I was invited by a student to see her sister’s final project being showcased at Hongdae’s Art Museum on the campus!

I’ve never actually went to the university, the location is popular for partying, shopping and clubbing and that’s all I had ever went to Hongdae for.

 

 

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