UPDATE: I’ve decided to extend the competition deadlines to August 2nd because I received a call that all the data on my computer has been recovered (PHEWPH A THOUSAND TIMES PHEWPH) and so now I’m just waiting on a new harddrive to ship in. SO I’m extending the deadling so that I can do my next blog on my darling lappy again!

Oh man I know it’s been like the longest time since I’ve updated my blog but I really have a reasonable excuse!! My beloved less-than-3-months-old MacBook Pro has decided to DIE on me and I had to take it into servicing. Turns out my harddrive FAILED and apparently there’s something wrong with my logic board so I’ll be getting a new harddrive and they’ll be doing data recovery to retrieve all my files from my old harddrive to put onto my new one. So after a few days, I receive a call from the service center and they say “Sorry but we were unable to recover any data from your harddrive.” I swear to god my heart stopped for a good 3-5 seconds. I was seriously speechless for a while too..and after a bit of asking who what why, I asked if they could TRY AGAIN!??! and the lady just goes “Okay we’ll call you back.” That was 2 days ago and I am still frantically waiting for the call. Seriously, all my DESIGN WORK and my PHOTOS are on there. Ugh I wouldn’t even know what to do if I lost all my work…ugh….don’t wanna think about it *cries*. Ugh, sorry for the essay too -.-

Aaaaaanyway, so because of my long absence, here is just two outfits in one post and a mega huge update of stuff that has been happening lately.
I actually haven’t been doing much nowadays. Because of my f-unemployment, I’ve been staying home as much as possible so as to save money and plus, it’s just way too hot to go out (32ºc or about 90ºf). Oh and I just wanted to say thanks to all my awesome readers and for all the lovely comments! I’m sorry about the hiatus but I’ll be sure to pray for my laptop (and my job-hunt) so I’ll be able to update more often!

BDG men’s tshirt, H&M bandage skirt, OTK socks, Converse, Louis Vuitton vintage Speedy, random bracelets/rings, DIY Geometric necklace.

On the Star Ferry

I wore this about 2 weeks ago. I had been looking for a pair of good OTK socks for ages and finally found them from Jardine’s Bazaar in Causeway Bay for fairly cheap. Unfortunately when I wear them, my thunder-thighs look like they’re BURSTING out from the opening so I decided to fold them over just at the top (they were too long anyways). I now love my OTK socks and have worn them a couple of times already. For daytime I’ve been just wearing them with Converse since they can be kind of slutty when worn with heels..I’ll save that for my late night gallivanting. Also, this is the geometric necklace I made, click here for the DIY tutorial!

More strange South East Asian fruits. This is rambutan. They’re kind of like lychees but with longer hairs and slightly bigger in size. I think they’re not as sweet and tasty as lychees but that’s just me.

Momo swimming at the Country Club!!

Happy lucky!!!!

AA tshirt dress, OTK socks, Converse, Chloe canvas bag, DIY Geometric necklace.

Wearing my OTK socks again, seriously love them! I wore this out for dinner with some friends the other day. The Chloe tote is pretty awesome. We have the same one in canvas, this one is denim. My brother used to work within the Richmond Group so he got them for me and nanz!

And lastly, as a reward for reading all the way until now (I know, I know, I tend to babble on a lot) I’ve decided to do a giveaway!! I’ve never done one before so I thought I’d try it out. In addition, I was thinking of doing a Q&A thing. I was a bit wary at first..thinking that no one would bother wanting to know about me so I’m not sure if ppl will even bother asking questions, but then what the hell who cares.

The prize will be this super cute bronzish/dark gold necklace with an umbrella and a cute little birdie pendant! I bought it from a cute little jewelry store in Causeway bay (Hong Kong) and thought it would make a good giveaway prize!

So all you have to do is ask me a question in my comment box down there and I will randomly pick a winner out of all the people who’ve asked me and in addition, I’ll be answering all the questions in my next post!
Okay I think that sounds easy enough! You have 1 week, until July 29th to be entered into the giveaway. Good Luck everybody!

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July 22, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I LOVE the DIY necklace, I think I’m going to need to rush off and make one for myself.

And hmm, as for a question, how would you describe your style?

July 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Hiii Denise I really love the diy necklace, it makes such a statement piece. Anyway as far as questions go, what is your biggest fashion pet peeve? Hope I win the necklace its so cute! (:

P.S. All the best on the job front!

July 22, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Oooh, I love that necklace. And your DIY necklace- too awesome and very clever. Much more clever than this stick-figure drawing, super gluing her fingers together non-clever can do!

Let’s see, question. Where is your favorite place to travel? Country, city- doesn’t matter. What’s your favorite spot to be in when you want to get away from it all?

lady jessus
July 22, 2009 at 4:42 pm

are u willing to post it to other countries – eg Australia???

I was wondering what made u decide u didnt want/ couldnt continue staying in US and also when / how did u decide that this is the career u wanted to pursue

July 22, 2009 at 5:08 pm

whoa that is one great necklace !
okay lets go random, what is your favorite for breakfast? :D

July 22, 2009 at 5:25 pm

i love lychees…. SOOO GOOD.
one of the best fruits, but so expensive and hard to find overseas… hmm.

the umbrella necklaces is pretty kitch, oh i made this necklace the other day! i attached this small camera i found on a keyring and put it on a long chain. it’s okay… should take a photo i guess haha.

and lovely outfits as always. i dont think i even need to say it.
good luck with this whole job hunting thing btw… in the next few weeks! haha.

July 22, 2009 at 7:31 pm

nice look

Iman Mohamed
July 23, 2009 at 12:47 am

Hong Kong looks soo cool, and it’s awesome you lived in New York :), the only exciting thing that happenes in London is the rain …
the umbrella neclace is so cute!, yeah, I love lychees too, but they’re too darn expensive :(

hmmm, what question should I ask??
– what’s your fave movie, and why (it can be more than one)

I love your blog, and good luck finding a job!

July 23, 2009 at 2:42 am

Yay you updated!! My Q: What made/inspired you to pursue fashion as a career?

July 23, 2009 at 8:04 am

i HATE it when laptops do that! i get so freaked out. good lucck with that!

– what’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever worn?

July 23, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Hi D,
I love your sense of fashion. I love that you put your own personal twist on/in to everything that you wear. You always sneak in that Denise touch that we all get to see in all your pics that you post!

Here is my question: What piece do you cherish the most in your closet? What is its significance to you? and Why?

July 23, 2009 at 12:47 pm

This is the first time I’ve seen your blog, and I really love it. You seem so down to earth and your really chic. ;]

Your pictures are great, so have you ever taken a photography class?

July 24, 2009 at 1:20 am

mmm, lychees. so good :]
makes me miss going to asia.
your style is an inspiration to me, so cliche but true.

whats one thing that inspires you that is out of the ordinary?
how long does it take for you to put your outfits together?


July 24, 2009 at 2:45 am

this is my first time commenting but your give-away present just looks so cute, i really want it! sry seems like im a stalker looking at ur blog, but i really enjoy reading ur posts and ur pics always look great.

anyway, what would you say is the most amazing thing about new york when you were studying there?

July 24, 2009 at 4:52 am

gah! the necklaces are sick and i love that red fruit. i think i may have tasted that before, good isn’t it? hope your mac book gets better dearie!


July 24, 2009 at 10:24 am


love all your outfits
casual but very chic

what is the one outfit you can never go wrong with?

– jamie

July 24, 2009 at 6:46 pm

yes, lychees>rambutans. i have lychee sorbet made locally here in hawai’i in my freezer now and it is so fkn good. i’m gonna miss that shit when i move to nyc. yes, MOVE! where did you live when you were there? i don’t know what neighborhood or even borough to live in!!! help:)

July 25, 2009 at 7:22 am

I love the socks with the converse! I need some new ones :)

July 25, 2009 at 8:52 am

I love the knee socks + Converse look :)

And.. what are the five most important pieces in your wardrobe?

July 27, 2009 at 3:14 am

Love how you wear otk socks, I kind of want to add a pair of white sneakers to my collection now after seeing how well you wear yours.

Want that umbrella/birdie necklace! Q: If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life what would it be and why? You don’t have to actually own it, btw.

July 27, 2009 at 4:14 am

I love your DIY necklace, did you ever do a post on how you made it?

Sweet necklace…I have bought a fair few from the stores around Causeway bay…everytime I click on your blog I miss HK so much!

Anyways, here is my question:
Where is your favourite place to shop in HK??

July 27, 2009 at 5:33 am

I am quite addicted to your blog. Definitely one of my favourites :3

my question is…
Hotdogs. With mustard or ketchup? Or both?

Completely random.

July 27, 2009 at 6:24 am

that’s gooood that your data is recoverable. i’ve had a pc just sitting in the corner of my room for like a year. idk what’s wrong with it, and i’m too poor to check. haha.

ughh i know i keep saying this but i miss hong kong sooo much. its always fun to read your blog posts.

i’ve got a few questions actually, hope u don’t mind :D : what kind of camera lenses do you use? and how was the shortest you’ve ever had your hair? lol

July 28, 2009 at 5:12 am

Love your blog and the way you implement different accessories into your outfits. =)
My question is: After living in New York, would you say your style is more western influenced now? And between both cities, what store is your utmost favorite?

July 28, 2009 at 5:39 am

Woah, big post.
Well first, I love your neckless! for some reason it reminds me of a robot and I love it :) I always love your moving photos, they’re great.
That fruit is really intresting me by the way, hahah
And that last neckless is a doll. If I can call a neckless that, it just seems perfect

July 28, 2009 at 4:16 pm

You always wear a lot of black. Do you have any other favourite colours?

good luck with this whole job hunting thing btw!!!

July 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm

I really like your quirky style and your collection of handbags.

How many handbags do you own or have collected so far?

July 29, 2009 at 11:05 am


i love your site
just wondering what program you use for the animated gifs?

July 29, 2009 at 11:06 am

cute necklace! :)

where do you mainly shop in hk? shopping centers? do you know of any really cute boutiques?

July 29, 2009 at 11:25 am

i love your necklace! & are you currently in ny? i have lived here for forever ;P

my question:
what building are you in front of in the first set of pictures?
hahahah. it just looks very familiar to me!

alicia Thomsen
July 29, 2009 at 1:56 pm

love your style. very unique and cool. what people is your style influenced by?

July 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Hi Denise – love the little birdie necklace, and your DIY is fab! I have to try.

My question: who or what are your style influences? I’d love to see what inspires you.


P.S. Takoyaki is da bomb. I buy the frozen version in my market’s freezer section, microwave, add the sauce and then the nori powder on top…tastes like fresh-made!!

Chi Huor
July 29, 2009 at 3:59 pm

What kind of dim sums do you prefer? Which one is your favourite one?

angela choe
July 29, 2009 at 4:19 pm

love love love love love your geometric necklace <3

July 29, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Hi there!!
I recently came across ur blog from another blog… this is really cool, i grew up in HK and moved to Aust after primary school, so it’s really nice to see a HK blogger who spent time in the ‘western world’… ur photos bring back memories! :) though i am so jealous of u, i am not going to move back to hk. i will remain in aust with my family, which is still good. i go back to HK once a year as i still have friends there. but ANYWAY i am just so happy i came across ur blog.

July 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm

hey there! when did you start doing DIYs?

July 30, 2009 at 12:59 am

The gif is so adorable :)

July 30, 2009 at 4:24 am

Glad you’re baack hun :) I’m going to hk in december woohoo! any suggestions on where to shop etc, etc? last time i went was 4 years ago.. and i don’t remember anything!! Love your tee by the way… take care :)!

July 30, 2009 at 6:57 am


July 30, 2009 at 8:53 am

You are fabulous! I’m glad to have found your blog. : > You have the attitude and uniqueness that the fashion blogosphere can lack at times…

As for my question, what shows did you watch as a kid? And have you ever watched Meteor Garden? My chinese teacher in highschool loved it and we’d watch it on free days… *sighs wistfully*

July 30, 2009 at 6:51 pm

question: what’s your favourite thing about HK?

July 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Good luck with job hunting!!!! And now my question:what kind of books do your prefer reading in your leisure time? Or don’t you enjoy literature at all?

July 30, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Love your blog! Love your DIY’s! And here goes my question :]

As a teenager, I have went through many style changes, for good and for bad. So i’d like to ask you, what was your style like through your teenage years and how has it shaped how you dress today and is there anything you liked/disliked then that you adore/can’t understand how you liked it now?

July 31, 2009 at 6:37 am

yo, saw your pic on shinis bloggg, congrats hun!

xx raez

Jen Jen
July 31, 2009 at 5:59 pm

I started to visit your site a few weeks ago and i really like your style and blog! It’s fun and fabulous. The necklace is soo cute ^^ and because i didn’t went to hk this year i hope i can win something from hk ;p hahaha
So random question for you is: What is you all time favourite (hk) drink?

July 31, 2009 at 9:26 pm

wow! awesome DIY necklace!!!!

how does a Macbook pro just..die like that?? I’ve been thinking about getting a Mac to replace my current very old and excrutiatingly slow laptop. Anyway, I hope you wont have any dramas with it in the future.

I don’t qualify for the competition..but i’d like to ask a question anyway :)

Since I will be flying to HK in a few months time….which is your favourite restaurant/cafe that you would recommend in HK?

Hope the heat isn’t killing you! Stay cool :)


August 1, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Hi. What app do you use to make your moving gifs?? The one with the “hair coming at ya” effect kinda shook me a little there. (=

And, what’re you doing with your Nikes now that you’re no longer a “sneakerhead”?

August 1, 2009 at 9:49 pm

i just followed a link to your blog from park&cubes and i really love it. i’m glad i ended up here i will definitely come back often to see your updates! and that give away is so cute you picked really well. i wonder how you make the gif pictures??

tis serendipity
August 2, 2009 at 12:07 am

Whooohooo so glad I made it back home in time for this! X) thank goodness you extended it to 2 Aug haha… but anyway am glad that I’m able to read all these awesome posts.

that geometric necklace is too cool!! your DIY necklaces seriously make my feeble attempts well, a whole lot more feeble ;p but that’s what being inspired is all about eh! I totally wanna give the geometric thing a go now…

aww man sorry to hear about your Mac… hope at least some stuff will be recovered? in the meantime keep calm and just remember, in the end, memories in the heart always remain there! (with regards to the photos anyway… but i know, easier said than done)

Heh okie on to the question… What’s the one thing you would like to accomplish before you reach 30? =)

August 2, 2009 at 12:36 pm


Like lau-ra, I came across your blog when I was reading the park & cube blog! :) That was two days ago and liking what I saw, I went through all your old posts… you have lots of pictures on each page, so it took a little longer to load – but definitely worth it!

I came back today, and found out about the competition! The date has deadline has past, but I still want to ask a question… :D

Do you feel that style comes from being aware of the latest trends and hypes, or is it something innate that manifests itself when one has the ability to coordinate an original outfit that shows their personality?

TY :)

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