It has been a long and sweaty HK summer as I found out recently. I pretty much would shower and then leave the house and be promptly covered in sweat… TMI? Probably but it was such a long summer. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the blue skies and the sun but the humidity? That was a whole different situation.
I sweat… I sweat A LOT…yes once again probably not something to be admitting here when writing a fashion post but hey it is the truth, I cannot deny it but have to acknowledge and address said problem. I found that wearing natural more breathable materials helped with the heat and I was lucky enough to come across some pieces that literally became my “summer uniform”.
If you know me then you know I love a good print so I was lucky enough to have encountered “Doll Memories” which is an online brand based in HK which pretty much sell the cutest print tops that I know. This (now sadly out of stock) rose printed shirt was and is a favourite of mine. Worn with pretty much anything, it gives you a really feminine vibe without being too girly. Also who knew…pastel and rose pink became my “thang”.
My Summer Uniform…
I can’t either stop talking about how much the haircut I received from Hamish Glianos at Paul Gerrard HK Salon made to my overall look. Being such a supremely lazy person, it really passed the test when I could literally wash and go. The divine Gab did my balyage hair colour. Also GHD platinum hair tongs made straightening my hair super easy.
Also as mentioned in previous posts, I pretty much used MAC make up for my total look from tinted moisturiser to lipstick.
Even as a curvy (I have admittedly put on a lot of weight) girl, I loved these denim shorts from local boutique Tiare. Gutted they are out of stock but they are super comfy and easy to wear. To lengthen my legs, I wore a pair of thrifted Dior heels and then ended up throwing a thrifted Alexander Wang bag. The link between these two pieces is the texture of the leather (one being snakeskin and the other being mock-crocodile.)
This literally was my running around town uniform this summer, the proof being this was an unplanned look to shoot when I shot with Bryant at IFC one fine sunny day. Unfortunately, due to my stuffing these pieces into my suitcase during shooting, they were a little rumpled but then on the other hand I am a little bit of a scruff so it kind of encapsulates me. A good steam makes a difference though and these pieces looked pristine after a quick steam.
Thank you again to my dear Bryant for amazing photographs. Also here are my suggestions to get a similar look…(that is if you want to get it of course!)
“Purple Black” Silk Shirt from Doll Memories
Donvina Shorts from Tiare
Or for proper denim shorts, I found a great pair online at Zalora which is cheap yet super cute. I like the fact they are not “hot pants” and have a wider errr “bottom”.
So there you go… pretty much my uniform…