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.



Thursday, June 21, 2012

HK Fashion Bloggers Unite!

Last night marked the 4th Style Summit of the HK Fashion Bloggers and I was lucky enough to attend. Networking isn't usually my strong point but it was helped by the events lovely sponsers 'Peroni'
As you can see by this photo...(must learn not to show drinks in photos)

me and my pretty pal KK...via here


tweet: @vicandlily

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For better, for worse...

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the wedding of a friend of mine which took place last night in a grand Banquet Hall in TST. As this was a Chinese wedding I knew I was about to indulge in a 13 course meal...I made sure not to wear any tight fitting garments, I learned from my previous school boy errors. The favourite course of the evening for me was the fish, although it looked a little scary it was delicious. Although I was watching a touching video of the bride and groom getting ready at the same time so this perhaps clouded my judgement. Over the course of the evening the bride changed her outfit several times (I saw her in 4) complete with new hair, make-up and jewellery. This is not something many a western bride would do.
As I was one of only two 'ghosts' at the wedding I couldn't really understand what was being said (I really must learn Cantonese) but actions speak a thousands words and I was thankful that I was part of their 'Big Day'.

Phoenix J. Dress and customary 'Red Pocket' for the happy couple.

The happy couple (outfit 1), cheers! (outfit 2), special wedding beer and the scary yet yummy fish.

Congratulations Suki and John!

love xoxo

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hot hot hot

The weather in Hong Kong is heating up. Not that I'm complaining. I'm happy when the sun is shining.
Even more so when I see that even these little guys need a hat to keep them cool...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


...I am
1. Wearing...a vintage silk shirt that I upcycled by snipping the sleeves off.

2. Listening to Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti...obscurely awesome.
3. Designing...Coats

4. Wanting these...

5. Reading...Chinese Lessons by John Pomfret

6. Obsessed with... the colour coral.

vix xoxo

Sunday, May 20, 2012

VM does ARTHK12

For the past few weeks I have been helping the lovely peeps (thats you DF) at the ARTHK promote this years art fair. It has been happening all weekend and today I got my chance to take a peek inside.
There was a whole host of things to see from the very bizarre to the beautiful.
Here are a few of my favourites...

Even though I can't afford these works of art they have inspired me to create some of my own.
How about you?


vix xoxo


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


On Sunday I took part in the Discovery Bay Backyard Bazaar. It was the first time I had ever done such an event with my vintage wares and I am happy to report that it was a success!

vic&lily vintage stall

The sun was shining which brought out the crowds, and steered them into my stall. I am really happy with how it turned out as I wasn't sure how the people of Hong Kong would react to vintage clothing. I had an interesting mix of customers from expat mums and young girls to middle aged local ladies.
A few friends came over to see the stall which was really nice and I am touched by their support. I am also very thankful to PB for getting up so early on a Sunday to help me.

how the stall looked as the bazaar opened

some handmade bracelets

u p c y c l e d vintage piece

I am very much looking forward to the next one!

love xoxo

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Attempting to get organized for this coming Sunday. I have never taken my wares to a market before so it's going to be a new and exciting experience! I've been running around this week getting everything I need. Next on my list is something to display my bracelets...any ideas drop them my way.
If you are in HK this weekend feel free to drop by an say hello in Discovery Bay.

vix xoxo

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hump Day!

Happy Wednesday Peeps!
It's midway through the week which means the weekend is almost here...hooray!
Which also means that the Discovery Bay Backyard Bazaar that I am a vendor at will be here....EEK!
...vic & lily... vintage clothing will be sold along with some handmade bracelets to the public of Hong Kong on Sunday May 6th!
 Am I excited? YES...
more info soon!

vix xo

ps. I love these wee pigs.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Alice through the Diana glass

You may remember my post about the bunting and cakes I made for a tea party I was going to (can be found here) well, I took along my Diana CMYK and these are the crazy double, triple maybe even quadruple exposure shots that I got back the other day.

see the little faces?

The highlight of the party was definitely the egg and spoon race...I was clearly robbed of a win I tell you! Victoria Peak Gardens were a little eerie that day as there was some low cloud creating a very mystical atmosphere especially when the sun started to go down. We weren't spooked though as we managed to scoff all the cakes, drink punch from tea cups and play games.
All in all the party was a success.

Alice vs The White Rabbit...

Can't wait for my next themed party....ideas?


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

How I spent my morning.

One of the best things about being in Hong Kong as a designer is the endless (or what appears to be) supplies of buttons, fabrics and all things shiny.
I had to make a trip to ShamShuiPo, the district devoted to trims and fabrics to pick up supplies I needed. What I love most though is not the newest button but the old signage, the crowds bustling around junk stalls and my new favourite the pawn shops.
The locals draw me quizzical looks as they don't quite see why I am so fascinated in something so old and tarnished.
I can't help it, I'm a sucker for history. How about you?



The weekend...

The forecast for the weekend was much like all of last week.
And more rain with thunderstorms.


Luckily we were blessed with a break in the bleak weather and the sun came out.
Below is a few snap shots I managed to take of my goings on this weekend.
I am excited about selling my 'u p c y c l e d' vintage clothing. It's been a fun project to work on.

Happy Monday!

vix xoxo

Monday, April 16, 2012

Rain running...

Decided to go for a run this morning. Little did I know that I would be caught in the rain. It was ok though, the rain managed to cool me down and slightly lessen the colour of red on my face.