Photo creds: V. Bamba
So guys… I am so excited to be back on the blog! Wow… 2 weeks. Time flew and I was struggling to juggle two internships (shout-out to AS29 and Electric Sekki!). These HK companies have been nothing but great mentors to me for the past few weeks. I hope to write up a feature on my experience at AS29 soon.
Anyway, I guess it’s time to get right to business. I was very fickle about purchasing an A-line denim skirt. It became very popular after Alexa Chung’s collab with AG, and I was sure the trend would pass. I did not feel the urgent need to get a skirt half the city was sporting. Months later, I see it stocking up in the inventory of a ton of brands – I think it is becoming a classic piece everyone should own. It looks good with anything from crop tops to loose shirts. Now, it is kind of like owning a pair of jeans. The skirt itself is rather plain, so I added one of my favourite colours to the mix: chartreuse. My friend back at school thought the colour was called ‘ceviche.’ Can’t imagine that being a colour… 🙂
So after working at Electric Sekki, I got a ton of free clothing from a variety of designers, one of them being MinkPink. I knew this long fringe throw would be fab in a photo shoot, and low and behold, it is the first piece I am wearing from that pile of clothes. I also got the sunnies from the same shop where I worked, at the sample sale we launched at the beginning of this week. May I just say, there were some WILD (and when I say ‘wild’, it means ‘WILD’ :)) pieces and combinations out there. I don’t think a lot of these patterns and colors were sold in the U.S. because well, I think we are much more conservative in dressing. In HK, there is color everywhere – look at the buildings for instance! I’ll post a few of the questionable pieces – most of the wacky garments were from House of Holland.