Monday, 29 March 2010

Addiction on!

OK, so this may be looong overdue. I was just browsing through, and oggling at their Street Style snaps. I decided to check out their "Shoplist" section, and, lo and behold, Addiction is on the list! I somehow overlooked that fact even though I've been on the site many times over the past year! Shame, shame, I know. Anyway, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank them for showin' us love! THANK YOU StyleTips!!

Here are some of their snaps, needless to say, they are pro at diggin' up HK's most stylish! =)

Friday, 26 March 2010

Addiction loves Angela Au!

Former member of Cantopop group Cookies, Angela Au, came and grabbed some outfits for Hong Kong Music Fair and her PM Magazine photo shoot last week! Watch for this cute as a button, super friendly, wicked funny, multi-talented, and super cool Singer/Model/DJ's interview in PM Mag coming out next month! Here's a sneak peek:

Thanks Angela! We love you!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Earth Hour is this Saturday!!

Earth Hour is a global WWF climate change initiative. WWF Hong Kong invites us to turn off our lights for one hour at 8:30pm on Saturday, March 27th to aid in the world's combat for climate change! This is an incredibly significant hour to be aware of and participate in as the world's citizens' responses can directly affect public policies and help fight the deterioration of our Earth. And all we, as the Earth's children, have to do is to turn off our lights for ONE HOUR of ONE DAY and recognize that WE are responsible for the world we live in.

Sign the pledge, and turn off your lights for one hour this Saturday! Sign Up Here

It's all about a little giving and a little taking. In return for participating in Earth Hour, WWF HK will show their appreciation for your efforts this Saturday (the 27th) with a few events around town. Learn how to live low carbon lives while playing games and watching performances at Earth Hour's Low Carbon Playground. This event will be held at TST East's Avenue of the Stars, and it starts at 5pm. Fun Saturday for the whole family! There are other events going on too, like a tram tour and a parade at the Star Ferry Pier! You can find all event details here: Earth Hour Activities

HK Rubgy Sevens 2010

The HK Rubgy Sevens is this weekend! Be prepared to see some exciting rugby tournies, rowdy crowds, and, in true Rugby 7's form, outrageous costumes! HK 7's ALWAYS promises a good time. Don't forget to prepare your liver, people! Are you ready to party 'til the cows come home??

Couldn't score tickets to the games? Don't worry! Every pub and bar & grill in WanChai and LKF will be playing the games this whole weekend. And if you're lucky you might even catch some of the teams getting their drink on and unwinding after the games!

For more info on the games: HK Sevens

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

HKIS 11th Annual Fashion Show - March 20th 2010

We had the privilege of sponsoring the 11th Annual HKIS Fashion Show last Saturday. This is a huge event in the international school/high society circle every year, and we were truly impressed (but not surprised!) to see all of their state of the art equipment and the grade A production that these students put on! In addition to a roster of the hippest and most prestigious sponsors, the event also showcased a slew of HKIS's student talents. So many juicy talents under one roof, and in my head I boldly dubbed a few of these kids "The Next Tom Fords," "The Wilder Thomas Wyldes," "The Future of Couture."

We pulled out all our best new stock, and because we opened the show for them it was super energetic and explosive! We were quite relieved to have been able to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of the fantastic show without having to continue worrying about whether our clothes were fitting properly or if there'd be any wardrobe malfunctions. Luckily, everything worked out perfectly and everything looked fabulous on these young'uns of course! Here are some of the outfits:

One amazing aspect and advantage of having the funds to attend these prestigious (aka. bank-breaking) schools is that they have the ability to not only give high quality education and whip up these spectacularly lavish fashion shows, but they also have the means to organize a variety of meaningful and life-altering outreach activities as well. Every year the kids spend a week outside of school in different parts of the world, giving back to society and experiencing eye-opening real-life situations among people who live in extreme poverty. This year they spent a week in Thailand with Habitat for Humanity, building houses and spending time with the village kids. These experiences teach these high society kids to care about the world around them and outside of what they've known their whole lives. And opens their hearts to discover the differences that each of them can make and the significance that they each hold in this world.

HKIS's charity doesn't stop there. These annual fashion shows are also held for charitable causes. They raised $500,000 with this year's show! We appreciate and admire the work they've done and will continue to do, and are so happy to have been involved in a small part in this year's fundraising efforts.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Spring '10 trend #1 - Socks!

Of all things to stir up a trend, this Spring it's our socks! In particular, socks with heels. And more specifically, knee-high, over-the-knee, and thigh-highs socks. Wear your super high socks with a pair of short shorts or a skirt. It's a little preppy, but with pizazz! I can definitely dig these looks!

But one of these sock trends that I think I'll need a bit more time to get used to: SHORT socks with heels.. It's already begun to take over the streets.. What do you think?

Monday, 15 March 2010

McQueen's Farewell

Here are pictures from the late, great Lee Alexander McQueen's final runway collection, showcased in a private fashion show during Paris fashion week. True to form, McQueen's unpredictability churned out this rich, aristocratic collection of silks and jacquards matched with crocodile skin shoes with hand-carved wooden soles. One could call them...period pieces. Dramatic and flawlessly tailored, each garment contains meticulous details of hand-pleated materials, while prints of artworks by Bottecelli, Jean Fouquet and Hans Memling were woven, printed and embroidered onto the pieces.

Medieval influences, impressions and symbols of the afterlife, ancient Asian flavor.

A true visionary, gone too soon.

Photos by Chris Moore/Catwalking via Getty Images

"In this collection Alexander - Lee - McQueen showed his sensitivity to history, his powers of research, his imagination, his technical skills and his love of women, often misinterpreted or misunderstood, but here evident in every fold and feather."

"As usual, McQueen's work blows you away. The push-pull between dark and light, anger and love, beauty and ugliness, madness and sanity has the awful power to drive a man to suicide, as we've learned, but it was this that made his work so compelling. You might very well be horrified by one of the pieces, but you can never look away."

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Blood Falls on Taylor Glacier, Antarctica.

No, that red substance you're seeing is not ACTUALLY blood, but it sure as hell looks like it!

The story goes like this: About 5 million years ago, the Taylor Glacier accumlated down Dry Valley in Eastern Antarctica and over a small lake, completely sealing the lake from the rest of the world. This lake's inhabitants consists of "an ancient community of microbes" that evolved and have miraculously survived there with no oxygen and minimal heat, recycling sulphate to survive all these years. The water in the lake is too salty for it to freeze (I wonder why? Must investigate the science behind this!), with an excessive amount of iron in it which gives it its red color (tah-dah!). 17 different kinds of microbes have been found so far! Makes me think: If global warming eventually brings this glacier to its demise, and scientists are actually able to get into this lake, what in god's icy earth will they find in there next?? I mean, think of the creatures they've found in the deep sea.. there must be some gems at the bottom of this one!

If you look on the bottom-left side of the picture up top you'll see a small half circle that looks kind of like a beachball. That is no beachball, it's actually a tent placed there so we can see the magnitude of this bloody waterfall. It's 5 stories high!

Some people are saying that the discovery of such a tenaciously adaptable ecosystem on Earth lends credence to the possibility of life on other planets. If Earth has held up for so long against all the abuse we put it through everyday, imagine how much more nature could thrive without our interference (like this lake here under the Taylor Glacier)!