Still In Hong Kong.

Well not really. It’s just that my picture folder is still clogged with sooo many photos I need to sift through of our Hong Kong and China get away. It’s hard to do because it feels like it was so long ago already! I think it was actually only six weeks or so. Boy time moves quick. This week would have been the perfect opportunity to catch up and do some of this stuff. I’ve pretty much done nothing but cough and grumble and lie around in bed with a book I can’t seem to focus on and my laptop which I’ve spent endless hours on yet achieved nothing. Being sick actually kinda sucks! Now I’m feeling almost totally better, albeit still fairly low on energy I’m annoyed that I actually did NOTHING all week. I’m not really comfortable with the “I needed to rest” thing because I have stuff to do!! Oh well, I guess I’m all rested up for an unbelievably busy week ahead. So just to make myself feel better I’ll get a few more of these pics up!

Some random sign way up on a building Cobus spotted. I really, really like it. I guess that’s where it all starts.

I found these shorts just out of Shenzen China on a street stall for about $3au. I could have bartered and probably gotten them for 50c but who cares! They are elasticised at the waist and puff out at the back in a fashion that would best accommodate some sort of diaper. Lucky I don’t actually care about what is flattering and what isn’t. This should be obvoius by the several puffy and awkward layers I have piled upon myself here. I’m not sure what was going on. The most stylish element of this outfit was the soles which had separated themselves from my actual shoes. They went in the bin that night.

I felt kinda dirty shopping at chain stores such as H&M and Forever 21 but I can’t help it! I love them! I do kinda hope we never have them here. It will spoil my fun. I always look forward to mega shopping sprees at these places for a pittance. 

Shirt: Nikki Fashions, Tank: American Apparel, Shorts: Street market, Shoes: Rubi, Necklace: Diva,

Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Bag: Givenchy

Tourists Swarm To See Your Face.

The past month and a bit has been an absolute whirlwind! I didn’t realise how long it had actually been since I’d used this thing until I caught a look at the massive backlog of photos sitting on my desktop. Oops!

So…. I guess I’ll just get a few out so I feel like I’m sharing.We spent a couple of weeks in Hong Kong and China a few weeks ago now and much to my surprise I think Hong Kong is my favourite travel destination. I wasn’t expecting it but I just love it. I think I’ll be needing to head back there in the not so distant future. Me, who usually loathes hot weather, even totally loved the climate. Hot, sticky and overcast. Maybe I am getting old? Apparently that’s what happens!

I’m not even sure where to start with pics so I’m just slapping them all down. Not one for order!

The ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. I am looking slightly uneasy as I didn’t pack my kwells. Yup. I’m one of those sea sickness people. Luckily it was a quick ride!

Unsurprisingly, Trendyland wasn’t all that trendy. Bummer.

Super awesome, tacky girly shoes. Love these places.

Look at that hideous thing in the window. How can you not love these places!

I was always easy to find. I was the only person with pink hair. Bonus!

Total chaos in the streets but everyone seems to get where they need to go without the stress.

Shoes!!! All small too. Definitely wins points with me!

Dress: Nikki Fashion, Shoes: Rubi (I destroyed these in about 3 days), Earrings: Diva, Necklace: Vintage, Sunglasses: Ray- Ban, Bag: Sportsgirl

Cobus had a suit made up by famous Hong Kong tailors at Mr Simpson Sin. These guys were AMAZING to watch. They whip up bespoke suits in just hours. Being a textiles student even the idea of drawing and cutting a pattern in hours is mind boggling. Even more impressive is that Cobus only needed one fitting. It was perfect first fit. Wow. Oh, and did I mention that it’s seriously cheap?!

I was really wishing I was a guy and needed a suit. So many beautiful fabrics.

Again more measuring. We actually heard of this place on Anthony Bourdains Layover show. Kinda embarrassing but the best advice I’ve ever gotten from a travel program. It was very touristy of us given there are dozens of these tailors lining the streets. I’m a fan of tried and true though so I’d recommend Simpson Sin to anyone.

Kids Out Driving Saturday Afternoon Just Pass Me By.

We took these pictures over a month ago. I’m not totally sure why I haven’t put them up yet but the day to day busy busy has pretty much left me lobotomized by 10pm every night. I sit on the computer and stare. That’s it. To tired to actually do anything. Too tired to read anything. Too tired to get off the chair and actually go to bed. I’ll do this until at least midnight. It’s my weird tired routine. I think it’s winter. I’ve never much been a summer person but I keep finding myself looking forward to the warm. I try not to vocalise this as a general rule because the only thing I enjoy complaining about more than being cold is complaining about the suffocating heat. I need a perfect climate controlled 24 degrees all the time and I’m happy. None of this of course has anything to do with these pictures. I can’t actually remember why we were driving around the streets of Elizabeth on a saturday afternoon but it did find us some perfect back drops. These pics don’t do this property justice. It was way worse in actual real life than the picture. You can’t really tell, but I was actually extremely nervous  whilst standing out front of this house with Cobus snapping away. Big dogs were barking and all the neighbours were peering out of windows suspiciously. Just living up to the stereo types. I kinda love it though. I don’t know why but I find it so fascinating. Next time we might stay the night?!

Pants: American Apparel, Tee: Vintage, Shirt: Army Surplus, Cardigan: Vintage, Scarf: Flea Market, Boots: Betts, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Hair and Jewellery: Diva

All You Need Is Love.

These were taken a few weeks back now. Cobus had mentioned he’d found an old dilapidated building on Payneham road so we went to check it out. It turned out to be impossible to park at so we drove around the streets behind it and accidentally found the “All you need is love” wall. It’s kinda cute. I’m especially liking the Miami Vice choice of coloured spray paint! It was a hard choice of which side to get pics on because they were both nice. So we did both. Naturally.

This dress has to be one of my favourites. It’s an actual proper winter dress. Not just layer upon layer. I bought it from AsianiCandy.com after seeing it on another blogger Kani and falling in love. The same coloured cardigan was an accidental oversight when picture taking! Oops! Super cute, super warm and super CHEAP! It was about $30 from memory and it’s actually wool! No complaints from me. If you like something a bit quirky and different it’s definitely worth a visit!

A white brick wall is always the best.

Love the winter sun!

Happy graffiti!

Imagine. Cute.

Amazing that the dilapidated wall I was standing against didn’t fall over.

This is the “I look like I’ve just had a quickie pose”.

Dress: Asianicandy, Cardigan: Savers, Tights: Sportsgirl, Shoes: Op Shop- old school shoes, Socks & Beanie: Rubi, Scarf: In the Lost & Found, Belt: Vintage, Sunglasses: Vintage Uvex

The World Is Full Of Every Kind Of Colour.

Pink and red are pretty much my all time favourite colour combo. I remember when I was young being told that pink and red don’t go together. Kinda like the spots and stripes rule. Well I’ve never liked rules so it’s pretty much a given I’ll do my best to break them. I don’t bust this Wonder Womanesque belt out often enough either. I actually completely forget about it only to be a little bit excited every time I find it in my drawers. Probably a sign that my drawers are too full but who cares really. Purple is a colour I rarely wear. This jumper though hast to be THE softest and fluffiest thing I own. Love a bit of cashmere. Only problem is it leaves purple balls on everything I touch. I think I can cope with that for the sake of cuddliness though! Both jumper and skirt are from Myer. Myer actually has some cute and cheap stuff hidden amongst the their overflowing disorganised racks. That store always surprises me. It always resembles a cheapo bargain store. Weird.

I normally put a song I just kinda like but generally has no relation to anything I’ve written… oh, wait, this is the same. Check it out though! Ok Go always make the most creative and wacky videos. This one is just plain cute.

The mandatory playing with my hair pose.

Oh yeah. Smug as the shit.

Skirt: Tokito, Jumper: Tokito, Belt: Vintage, Boots: Vintage, Jewellery: Diva

Won’t You Come See About Me?

Oooh I’ve been really slack this week. I’ve panned on updating this on a daily basis but haven’t quite gotten there. It was the last week of tafe on wednesday night and even though it’s only a few nights a week, I am looking forward to a couple of extra days of not walking in the door at 10pm. Just sooo tired…. I’ve been making the most of the cold slouchy weather though and these tights are ultra comfy. My little mate Alex at tafe hooked me up with them. She is a rock star! Speaking of rockstars… Is anyone going to see Simple Minds/ Devo & the Church in December? I’m pretty keen!

Action shot. Making sandwiches. Oh yeah, fun stuff!

I’ve been doing an awful lot of 80’s hair. You know, braid it the night before and wake up in a poof ball!

Tights: Jay Jays, Shoes: Vintage Escada from Claire Inc, Skirt: Supre, Shirt: Sportsgirl, Shirt: Valley Girl, Cardigan: Savers, Scarf: In the lost and found at Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam, Necklace & Headband: Diva

All The Umbrellas In London Couldn’t Stop This Rain.

I had a little play date this afternoon. My lovely little helper Ruby came around to raid my closet. Kinda fun actually. I never did the whole girly dress up thing when I was young so it’s rather entertaining. The rotten rainy weather makes for good staying inside times. We made a stop off at St Vinnies on the Parade first and Ruby found THE most awesome pants I’ve seen in quite some time. They are truly ugly in every way. So ugly they are amazing! Pants that only girls could love. They didn’t fit me so I forced her to buy them. It didn’t take much force mind you….

This is my favourite scarf in the world. It cost $1 and I witnessed it being knitted by a nanna at Goodies op shop!

It’s a bit colourful over here…

OMG these pants!!! Pretty devastated they didn’t fit me but super happy Ruby agreed they were awesome enough to buy!

This is awkward…. but side ponies rule!

ME: Dress: Asianicandy, Top: Supre, Cardigan: Sportsgirl, Belt: Vintage, Scarf: Goodies, Tights & Socks: Rubi, Boots: Vintage

RUBY: Entire outfit thrifted! Not sure on the boots but I’m guessing…

You Gotta Live It Everyday.

I really love Stepney and the rickety streets around. It’s like the West but with more stuff going on around it. Just off Magill Road there are a few of these walls with some crazy artwork going on. Really cool stuff. This one is right out back of A.P Bond. If you haven’t been in there, go there. Make sure you take lots of money. Its a trap! I was convinced that this wall said “Darklands” and I’d already planned an ultra cool Jesus & Mary Chain tune but sadly it actually said “Badlands” so instead I’m stuck with the Boss. Yeah, not quite as cool…. Oh and I’m SO happy with my hair. This colour was accidental but it’s a colour I’ve never been able to achieve by trying to mix on my own. Blue over green goes crazy aqua! Yay!

Jeans: Cheap Monday, Socks: Rubi, Boots: Mollini, Top: Alistair Trung, Dress: Kookai, Jacket: Thrifted, Bag: Longchamp, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Necklace: Diva

Poser. Literally.

I matched my socks to my hair today. I’m serious.

I have a photograph of me on a kiddy potty on the side of the road when I was about two that this reminds me of. Weird I know. Sorry for the visuals.

Black, White and Blue. A favourite combo.

I discovered the hand after. I like it!

Only Because I’m Greener Than Green.

Oooh I’m loving this cold. Of course I complain about being cold the entire time but I love boots and jeans and layers as previously (about every post I think) mentioned. This morning I had an “oh my god how could I forget that?” moment when I spotted my ridiculously over sequinned jacket in the closet. It is squished full of them. SO many silver fleckles! Anyway, it seemed like a way to make the green hair and ripped jeans more fancy. Oh, and the necklace. Come to think of it I’m not sure what I was trying to achieve….

I am a BIG fan of a sequin in the daytime. Or anytime for that matter!

My face is doing something weird here but look at the necklace! Love it!

I know these jeans are too tight and too small but the shirt is cut like a tux jacket. Not just a black shirt to me.

Pre-crinkled, but I could have done that myself.

Action shot! Real actual work!

 Jeans: Cheap Monday, Shirt: Sportsgirl, Boots: Doc Marten, Jacket: Mango, Bag: Longchamp, Jewels & Hair: Diva

She Said Come Over Come Over.

Today we went for a freezing cold country drive. By country I mean five minutes out of Mt Barker to Nairn. By my understanding of country, anything more then 20 minutes out of town is rural. I’m always surprised by how quickly city turns to country landscape. I guess that’s the hills for you. Well, apparently Nairn has a lot to offer as far as photo taking opportunities are concerned. Never one to pass up a dilapidated, decaying background, the old train station worked out a treat. We might even have broken some rules and wandered around on the platform. Oops! Anyone heading through the hills, go see Belinda at Millies. She makes a mean coffee. Definitely warmed me up to get the courage to take these outside. Oh, and yes, I know I am wearing shorts but they are CORDUROY. I know thats a crime to some but at least my butt was toasty warm. Sadly my legs couldn’t say the same.

The steel train tracks were a little cold on the backside. How about FREEZING!!

This jacket didn’t fare so well. Pretty much filthy. I can’t do light colours. It’s a fact.

I really thought I was going to be able to push this old crane around on its spinner. Um, no.

This is me channeling Where’s Wally.

Looking like I’ve just done something really bad…

Shirt: Steven Alan, Jumper: Zara, Shorts: Factorie, Boots: Flea Market, Jacket: Country Road,  Beanie: Rubi, Jewellery: Diva, Bag: Sportsgirl, Glasses: Dolce & Gabbana