KICKING UP DUST

Did anyone else catch DAFF (Design Art & Fashion Fair) in Shanghai last weekend? We were debating whether we should go or not (since it seems to be the same shit different venue each time we go) but our friends visiting from HK wanted to check it out AND my lovely friend Lexie from Strictly Cookies had a stall, so we ended up heading over to West Bund! This time round, the venue was really great; a huge industrial dome that was a former industrial cement plant (although all the dust from its former life decided to stick around) with most of the food vendors outdoors and the fashion, art and random stuff all situated in the huge interior of the reconverted cement plant.

Jason says I never wear half the clothes I have. True story but I love all my clothes so NO JASON I do NOT want to give them away wahahahhaah. One of said items is this light blue bleached out denim raw-edge trench coat thingy that we literally hunted down for hours on our previous trip to Seoul. I’ve worn it twice on the blog already!! Here and here. Paired with my most basic items: black loose elastic hem pants and a whatever croptop and this trusty leather tote from Rib & Hull. When it comes to black totes, I rotate between this and my Céline cabas tote just because I treat the Céline like a precious gem so for more of the relaxed days, I’ll use this Rib & Hull one which is super thick and sturdy and perfect for lugging around all my crap. Also, hello to my new favourite sunglasses! Hunted for these in Hong Kong to disappointing results but luckily found them on Matchesfashion.com and BOOM within 7-10 days of ordering, they were HERE on my FACE! Yay! BUT, I have to ask: WHO WORE IT BETTER? Me or Sumo?

Kicking up dust!

N2 Gelato Lab Ice Cream – I had a mango gelato coke float, surprisingly good! Shanghai’s very own version of HK’s LabMade ice cream. I prefer the HK one but of course..I’m super biased.

These boys! Jason and Mark Goss!

HOWWW can you sit on this dusty “pillows”. Public pillows in a dust bowl…mind boggling.

An artist who was against cancer made these gross cancer bad guys into toys for kids..love the vending machine idea though!

UGH So in love with my new Céline Papillon sunglasses! Thanks Matches Fashion and Social Capital!

Rocking that TWELVEoTWO cuff and ring, my special ring, Cartier watch and Tiffany bracelets.

Yay happy Amy and Mark!

Very out-of-nowhere Bike Polo!

Alien spaceship landing!!!


Undertow cuff and Drift ring from The9thMuse.

Received these two beautiful pieces from the newest designed collection called TWELVEoTWO from The9thMuse in collaboration with downtown cool jewellery designer Chris Habana. I’ve been wearing at least one or both of these pieces everyday since I received them. They just fit into my current jewellery rotation perfectly: silver and minimalist but a little special. When we got engaged, someone asked if I was going to change the way I wear rings and I never actually thought about that but have noticed that I’ve since started wearing sometimes no rings or just really small dainty ones to not distract from my actual engagement ring. The TWELVEoTWO Drift ring is the perfect simple ring to wear on my index finger away from my engagement ring. The new collection is out now online as well as in their newly renovated store on Lyndhurst Terrace. Check out pics of the new space below! Totally in love with the geometric tiled floor!

Undertow Cuff

Necklaces (coming soon), Flow Earrings, Ebb Earrings and Drift Rings.

Tidal Necklace, Groundswell Bracelet and Flood Rings.

The9thMuse: 12/F, Unit 1204, One Lyndhurst Tower, No.1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong

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#OFFBASEL: CONVERSE OPEN STUDIO

Mark Goss

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In photobooth pics: Eyelet top from Korea (similar here)

So much has happened in the past few weeks that this post is way overdue already even though the event was just barely 2 weeks ago. Converse APAC put on an amazing art show during Hong Kong’s Art Basel called Converse Open Studio. Putting on their own version of Art Basel HK, colloquially called #OFFBASEL, Converse invited 6 artists from all over the world to take over The Space on Hollywood Road. They created an “open studio” concept where they worked all day during the week and people were allowed to come and watch the artists in their own element working, drawing and painting. During Art Basel, rarely do you ever get to interact with the artists let alone watch them work but Converse made that possible. Hanging out with the boys and girl was great and we even had a little pet turtle (fittingly named Chuck Turtle) hang out with us all week. For me, being able to help out and be an extremely small part of what was such a great event felt really great and seeing how great the final event turned out, I have never been more proud than my soon-to-be husband Jason! Proud of you baby ٩꒰๑• ̫•๑꒱۶♡

Also, make sure you check out the final video below of all the artists working during the week! A great video by Kenneth from Lightseed Studio.

The amazing artists were Mark Goss (UK), Peter Yuill (Canada), Caratoes (Belgium), Richard Colman (USA) and Cody Hudson (USA).

View the HD version here.

Pen and paper illustrations by Cody Hudson

Snippets of 3D wood work and illustrations by Cody Hudson. Yardbird x Cody Hudson poster.

Richard Colman’s station. Not pictured: bottles on bottles on bottles of Pocari Sweat.

Richard Colman

Caratoes

Caratoes

Caratoes

Caratoes

Chuck Turtle hiiiii!

Mark Goss

Peter Yuill

Sweet lounge space bro!

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