Monday, September 3, 2012

Ocean Park Birthday

Last Sunday marked the beginning of the final year of my twenties (cue mid life crisis) instead of dwelling on how old I had become I celebrated the youth inside with a trip to Ocean Park Hong Kong's much loved theme park.
I was lucky enough to receive an Instant Back for my Diana camera from the Boy (extremely happy face) which I took with me to capture some Lomo style moments.
Here is what I managed to snap...

... I love instant photos don't you?


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Leaving the digital grind behind...for now.

flamingos in kowloon park, TST

Don't you love the feeling when you go to pick up your photos that have been developed? (rare to do this these days i guess) I had such a feeling when I picked up these. I had the roll in my camera for about was almost like it was a never ending roll. I had forgotten what photos I had taken, so it was a pleasant surprise flicking through them. I used my amazing Pentax to take these shots using the Lomo Redscale Film that I spoke about here
Its perfect for the sunny days HK has been having (between the thunderstorms) and it sure makes me love HK a little more.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

From Sketch to Sample

Being a designer is a pretty cool (I am very lucky to be living the dream) job especially when you see your designs come to life.
I'm currently working on two very exciting projects which allow me to be quite hands-on. This week I travelled to the factory in China to check on the progress. Can't wait til they are all complete and ready to share with the world!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Little Black Jacket

Hong Kong was fortunate enough to be one of the places that Karl Lagerfeld's 'The little black jacket' exhibition stopped. Along with the help of Carine Roitfeld, Karl photographed models, celebrities and muses in the infamous Chanel jacket.
Although it was not on the scale as the traveling Chanel quilted bag exhibition it was still an interesting insight to the world of the the little black jacket.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Home from Home

When vintage hunting for vic&lily I often come across the weird and bizarre. What I found yesterday proved to be the strangest (in the best way) one yet...

Scotland embroidered onto a blouse!
Why there is grapes in the centre baffles me. What I do love is the name on the label. Couldn't get more Scottish.

Nice when you find a little piece of home from home.


ps. I didn't buy it...should I have done?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Love is in the air...

Snapped this at the weekend when I was lucky enough to enjoy the sunshine down at South Bay.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 1st...

Protester at the HKSAR Protest

 Back in 1997 Hong Kong was handed back to China. 15 years later HK still celebrate becoming a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China with a public holiday and an impressive firework display on the harbour. What I wasn't aware of (I have been here for almost 5years) is that on the 1st July every year since the handover there has been protests against it. Today in the muggy weather I took my camera down to the centre of the protests in Causeway Bay and took a few snaps. It was quite a sight to behold, something I wasn't prepared for. There was literally thousands of people slowly marching through the streets between trams to voice their dislike of the HKSAR. One gentleman I spoke to told me that every year over half a million take to the streets to protest against the corruption. I was proud to witness this and support it...I joined the crowds for part of the way...there may have been some barrier jumping to get out. It was hot in there!

Drumming as a form of Protest outside the Regal Hotel, Causeway Bay

Stationary Trams amongst protestors

Quite a lot of excitement for a Sunday afternoon.

Hope you are having a good weekend.