Saturday, 27 September 2014

Two-for-one


Blazer: Bossini, Tee: J.Crew, Skirt: UniQlo, Shoes: Birkenstock

Why hello there, it's been a while! We have now returned from balmy Asia to full-on autumn in the UK, but I still have lots of pictures from Hong Kong and Tokyo on my mobile phone. Yes, even though we brought our "proper" camera along to take good pictures of the nephew, for instance, we ended up not using it once! It was just so hot, and I was carrying so much (water, jacket for aircon, plasters for feet - or wait, I'm supposed to call them  band-aids), or we would just forget. So I have to apologise for the dreadful quality of my photos here! 


These pictures were taken in one of the subways near Hong Kong harbour - because of the Taifun warning, we ended up doing it down there, because above ground, stuff was blowing around like crazy. I mean, it's not like cars got picked up and flung around like confetti - I wouldn't be grinning like that it they were! - but I did get hit in the leg by a really large piece of styrofoam, and that stung. Also, we watched in disbelief as someone's shirt that they were hanging outside the window to dry - everybody does this in Hong Kong, in spite of the pollution - got blown off, coathanger and all, and ended up several feet down the street. 

Blazer: Bossini, Tee: Rachel Antonoff, Skirt: Madewell, Shoes: Locca Locca
Now then, check out my amazing Albert Einstein blowout, you guys! Would you believe I did that all by myself, without so much as a mirror?! Yeah, I guess you would, huh. I almost didn't post these, but then I thought, why not make this post a kind of two-for-one deal since the picture quality is a bit rubbish? I also loved this outfit too much to not want to document it. I got this blazer at Bossini, and a couple of other things, including some amazing floral jeans... and these shoes, they were on sale at a store we randomly walked past. I had been looking for exactly that shade of neon blue flats for years, so that was a pretty neat find!


As for this mascot, I have no idea what on Earth it supposed to be. But it was in the lobby of a somewhat dodgy Japanese restaurant we went to on our last night in Hong Kong, and I couldn't resist the urge to pose with it. And pretend to kiss it, because this thing wasn't exactly squeaky clean.   

Monday, 15 September 2014

Stanley Beach


Top: Anthro, Skirt: Madewell, Shoes: Birkenstock.

Just a half-hour bus ride out of Hong Kong there is a lovely little area called Stanley. In a weird way  it reminds me of Dubrovnik, where Game of Thrones is filmed. .Something to do with the beautiful blue ocean, perhaps?


Everyone in Stanley appears to have a dog. And the dogs are all so chilled-out and happy! We saw one huge goldenretriever calmly step onto an escalator and ride it with his owner, and there was a whole Canine Council's worth of poodles and terriers happily sniffing each other without a single bark or growl. Not to mention the white terrier who was off on a walk by himself - he wore a collar, so thankfully we knew for sure he wasn't homeless - and came with us into Starbucks to enjoy the aircon.


Anyway, have a photo to prove that Stanley is what King's Landing would look like if the Lannisters brought in some contractors and built condos:


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Beefcake

Vest: from Norway, Top: Anthro, Shorts: from Hong Kong  Sandals: Birkenstock.

So one minute, we're moving house, and the next minute... We're in Hong Kong?! 
A lot has happened i  the last few weeks. With my mother by my side, I hVe e gaged in more hard physical laour than any orphan  in a three-volume Victorian novel. We have painted and packed and scrubbed, and so has Victor. Frankly, it's a miracle that none of us dropped dead.



And then, literally the day after we were officially done with out old apartment, we had to get on a plane to Hong Kong. We ordered the tickets months ago, and I'm so glad we did. Because if two people ever needed a trip to sunny Honkers more than we did right then... Nah, that's just not possible!


Our hotel is really close to Kowloon Park , so when Victor spotted what looked like a statue of Lion-o from Thundercats, we had to go investigate. And that was how we chanced upon the Avenue of Comic Stars, which is not quite as awesome as the actual Avenue of Stars down by the harbour... But still, we liked it!


I mean... Where else can you go swoon over hunkilicious cartoon beefcake like this?! I had my current husband snap my picture with my future husband... Just kidding -  I actually am not that attracted to muscles! But it was a fun photo-op.


 Much more fun than trying to  blog from my damn phone...