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.




Saturday, April 14, 2012

Party time!

Today I will be spending my time at a Mad-Hatter's themed party on the top of Victoria Peak. In preparation I spent yesterday making easy peasy chocolate cakes and some festive bunting.
Hopefully the threat of thunderstorms is only that and we have a sunshiny day.



Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Today was one of those days that made me feel like I was on holiday. It was super nice and warm and all I wanted to do was bask in the sun. Sadly, I had work to do and spent all day dreaming about the fun I could be having. (sigh)
I did however manage to spend a little time outside (whoop) and saw this:

thought for today...

time is love.

Take on the ol' Time is Money phrase perhaps? I suppose the more time we spend doing stuff that we hate/away from loved ones/etc is more time wasted on things other than love. Or perhaps finding what you love takes time...am I reading too much into this?



ps. fingers crossed the sun stays with us through the weekend x

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Sifting through my camera roll and came across this, it's spookily pretty.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Vintage Make-over

So as you know I have a little vintage online shop over at Etsy.
Most items will run for 4months unless they sell (yay!), at the end of the run they can be removed or re-listed.
After some recent DIY inspiration I decided to take the latest 'expired' dresses and make them over vic&lily style.
I think they look much more wearable now, don't you think so?
Almost wished I'd done it sooner!

I will be re-listing these and a few others on the ...vic&lily... Etsy store soon.

Happy Hump Day!

love v xoxo