Monday, 16 February 2015

IT'S WINDY OVER HERE









Coat- Missguided // Turtleneck- Uniqlo // Sweater - Thrifted // Jeans - thrifted // Beanie - H&M mens (old) // Boots - Office // Backpack - dad 
Photography by Nicole / Edited by me
Despite the fact that Chicago is known as the 'windy city', the following can definitely be applied to London, especially when its 9:00 AM and you're rushing to your first Monday lecture whilst balancing a pile of books and a cup of coffee in your hand. The struggle is real. So its actually gotten to the point where I have to invent clever ways to keep myself as warm as possible and much to my chagrin, I cannot keep staying in the comfort of my bed. So turtlenecks, sweaters, coats, boots and beanies (anything that will give me thermal coverage) have all become my best friends now. So these items have become definite necessities to my wardrobe but horrible to my bank account (student life). Also, shout outs to my sister and best mate Conrad for helping me take these photos in my main domain, Chinatown, despite looking extremely un-festive and very blue. But hey, isn't blue the warmest colour? (Ok I apologise for the amount of cheese in that.)


xoxo

natalie 

PS: I'll be heading to all days of London Fashion Week, so if you're in town, holla at your girl (was that appropriate?!). 


Monday, 2 February 2015

HOME KONG







Cape- 22 Septembre // Turtleneck- Thrift // Skirt - Vintage Alaia // Shoes- Topshop // Black bag- Vintage Coach // Shoulder bag- Rebecca Minkoff

Photography by Nicole / Edited by me
Happy February! Can you believe that this is my first post of the new year? Well actually I can. But tardiness aside, I'm back in cold, miserable London consuming boxes packets of instant ramen and contemplating how many tabs my chrome can take before it automatically quits. These photos were shot back early in January, when I was back in the +852 for a very brief holiday, having spent most of Christmas in Malaysia with my family. Still, its a funny thing to be back in a place thats home but not quite home and I found that I spent most of my time running around, trying to soak in everything and everyone I wouldn't see for another 6 months. Of course, no trip back home would be complete without at least one visit to Sham Shui Po, a haven for hoarders with its lines of stalls selling multitudes of electronics, toys, clothes, iphone covers, complete with hoards of people rushing to the nearest dim sum shops. The real hustle of Hong Kong. So while I may currently be residing on a little bed in Hackney, a part of my heart will always be in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong.

xoxo

natalie