Meet the gorgeous Natasha, founder of the super glam and high quality make up brush line Facetools. I had the joy of shooting this beauty a few weeks ago for Sassy Hong Kong and had a blast on set! In between chatting about celeb gossip, make up tricks, and shopping scores we managed to snap a few pics. Check out the full That Girl interview to learn more about the Queen of Glam here!
Suit, Tank: Zara ; Bag: Vintage Celine ; Shoes: Sam Edelman ; Rings: Alexander McQueen ℅ Net-a-Porter and ManiaMania ℅ Shopbop ; Necklace: ManiaMania ℅ Shopbop
This blue suit is the end all be all for me. One- it’s blue which is my favorite color. Two- it’s comfy as hell so I don’t have to think about sucking in or standing up straight or if some strap or thread or what have you is poking out. Three- it is just plain cool! I don’t work in an industry where I am expected to wear a suit so donning one is a treat. If I had to wear “work” clothes all the time I probably wouldn’t have been so excited when I saw this on the rack. Then again if I was to wear suits day in and day out I would make sure they were as chill as this. This one actually looks better with a bit of slouching and an “I don’t care” vibe which probably would’t get you very far in the boardroom but I wore this to dinner so it’s another tale entirely. This is my first purchase of the sorts and I can guarantee it won’t be the last. Have you tried out a suited look?
Romper: Forever 21 clearance! ; Shoes: Spanish Shoes HK ; Bag: vintage; Jewery (brace yourselves….) Necklaces: C. Wonder (“D”), Vintage (coin and zodiac signs), Verameat (camera), Karats & Keepsakes (initial pendant); Bracelets: Jaguar ℅ Polkadot, Cartier, Hermes, Vintage,; Rings: Citrine by The Stones (pinky) ℅ Shopbop, ManiaMania (ring finger) ℅ Shopbop, Mallarino (ram on middle) ℅ Net-a-Porter, Alexander McQueen (pointer finger) ℅ Net-a-Porter, Twelve-O-Two by The9thMuse ℅ The9thMuse on the left pointer finger; Glasses: ℅ Carrera
This is my outfit for when I really want to wear pajamas but in a sexy way. Not like a lingerie way but in a slouchy-comfy-I-don’t-want-to-get-dressed-I-would-rather-sit-on-my-couch-and-eat-popcorn-by-the-handful-watch-Clueless-for-the-umpteenth-time kind of way but I would still like to be moderately attractive. That’s a style, right? This little number got worn to a friend’s house when she had a family band set up in her kitchen for a little impromptu jam session. I loved it! As we tossed back white wine out of martini glasses and ate the most delicious homemade marshmallow cranberry cookies (thanks Vanessa!) I realized just how much I love this city and how much I love my friends! Some of the best nights I have known are sans heels and involve little more than good chat with good friends….a few cocktails help too. Looking forward to another excuse for this romper during family game night where I will intro Cards Against Humanity into the mix. And by family I mean friends. Same same lah.
For over two weeks I saw huge trucks deliver various building blocks to PMQ. Over time a large shipping container seemed to form with the faintest hue of Hermes orange peeking out from under the scaffolding. Was an Hermes ark being built where all the fabulous people of Hong Kong would be shuffled in two by two? And who would be on that list? Turns out it wasn’t a ship built to save us from a watery destruction but instead a remarkable leather exhibit erected to show us just how glorious the world of Hermes truly is. In a sense they were saving us but it was more from horrible handbags than from total annihilation. Either way I made the list.
My better half and I got all gussied up (style post coming soon) to attend the opening night party. We walked in and were presented with the most fabulous silly bandz you could ever want- little orange “H”‘s. If I have to wear a rubber bracelet then let it be this! The first room we wandered into was filled with skins floor to ceiling with a background photo of the real warehouse where the luxe skins are stored. To one side sat a lovely French woman endlessly toiling away on some sort of leather good. Upon further inspection I saw that it was a coveted Kelly that she was crafting. I asked if this bag would be for sale at the end of the exhibit but it turns out that it will either be destroyed or sit on a shelf in some vast warehouse as it can not be sold as it was not “Made in France”. I asked if they could stamp it with “Made in Hong Kong” instead and everyone had a bit of a chuckle but clearly wasn’t as amused as I was.
We soon learned that this was just the start of the adventure as room after room was to unfold before us each with its own theme, lighting scheme, music and… dare I say it…scent! The rich leather aroma hung in the air and sometimes the actual leather was doing the hanging around!
This work may have been instagrammed more than any other. A collection of this many Birkins and Kelly’s set to form an alter of sorts. There are those that worship these bags so it wouldn’t surprise me that this is what greets the devotees.
It may have done this lighting installation more justice if I had stood next to it as it was around 6 ft tall! I gladly would have traded all the lamps in my flat and used this as the sole lighting for my entire apartment. Dinner parties just got far more interesting!
After walking at a snails pace through the exhibit to capture in all the details we wandered to the 5th floor where the party was taking place. Models with paper horse masks showed us the way in a very Eyes Wide Shut fashion. The party was like stumbling into a friends home and we moved from room to room to discover new foods, drinks, and activities. There were sketch artists hiding in the corners quickly drawing your face and presenting you with the keepsake. There was a magician wowing the crowd with his close up illusions. There was a horse pulled sleigh you could pose with (and I did just that- hello Christmas card!). The cigarette girls were a big hit but instead of toting smokes they had a horse puzzle and if you put it together correctly then you got a prize. I now have a tiny cactus in the corner courtesy of Hermes. All in all it was a fabulous yet intimate event. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday evening! The only thing that could have topped this luxuriousness was if they had been giving out Birkins as parting gifts!
Without a doubt stop by PMQ and wander through the Hermes Leather Forever exhibit. You are guaranteed to learn a thing or two and I promise you will be amazed by what the brand has concocted. From games and rides, to lighting installations and even dancing handbags, you will smile and you will be gasp and you will certainly want to own a piece of the history. Perhaps a gift shop at the end may be a good idea for the next stop for this exhibit!
I’ve been eager to share my love of Hong Kong based Nocturnal Paper with you for a while but I didn’t learn of them until the week after my son was born and life was such a whirlwind that I am only now spreading the NP gospel! These greeting cards are incredibly cute and witty. My fave version is the “You are the char siu to my bun” card which the hubby will be receiving from me this Friday on our five year anniversary!
The cards are printed on 200GSM white fine grain heavyweight paper making them feel quite luxe. Each card comes with a brown envelope for a relaxed homey feel that will stand out among all your other post.
Realizing just how true this is after my own little one. Perhaps he can send me this next year?
I’m also a big fan of the ctrl+z card as a clever “I’m sorry” for those mac users out there.
Click on over to Nocturnal Paper on Etsy and stock up on cards. There is always an opportunity for a thank you note or greeting card to be sent! You can even request personalized pieces from the shop as well! Look out for these cuties in the mailbox as I will be popping mine in the post soon!