Our first time to this ex pat playground and what a beautiful hustle it was. Staying in Causeway Bay, we had Times Square at our doorstep, Central up the road and the fabric-lovers dream, Kowloon across the water. While the main purpose of the five day trip was predominantly for fabric sourcing and trim shopping, we snuck as many dumplings and trips to Comme Des Garçon as we could in between- naturally.
In the spirit of winter, albeit frostier and cold outside, we took to the road to create an east coast vintage curation. The new drop of Hatrik Vintage boasts peasantry silhouettes, subtle lace and a hint at that YSL inspired grunge. It's when four very different characters play dress ups out of the back of a Ford 1969 XP, that something magical happens.
I thought I would take this opportunity to confirm my current love (or infatuated romance, whichever you prefer) for Gucci's resort collection. If you follow @hatrikkk there seems to be a common thread of pattern-on-pattern action, embroidered denim and 'inspo' uploads which are, in reality, the pieces I wish I had myself. Last year the blinged-up Italian design house took one of the biggest risks in their fashion career, appointing young designer Alessandro Michele (nonetheless trained by Tom Ford and Fendi) as creative director. He debuted his first collection for the brand last September, with phone-stopping runway performances, introducing the front row (and all of us behind) to a new found street style.
To an extent Fashion Week is the same for all, 3G and batteries at full charge, vintage aviators for the pre-show pea-cocking and Gucci mules as part of the front row dress code. Albeit a tough task, finding a personal inspiration from each show is what the week should preach, leaving us all motivated to get up (and dressed) for Day 2. For me, my week was seen from both the front row and through my 24-70mm lens as Kate made content creating and photo editing all the more easy.
Designers flock to the Big Apple and models get runway ready, yet when it comes to New York Fashion Week, it’s not just the industry affected by this whirlwind of an event. Roads were made into clear-ways and police pose on each corner herding the attendees from one venue to the next. Hotels are booked out in advance, and Uber prices are 4.5 the standard rate- no, I do not 'accept this rate.'
I'm not sure what's more important- the 50th year of Superbowl or getting your hands on the best twill coat since Coco Chanel circa 1954. It's game day here in the USA and just as we Aussies embrace our sport back home, its all eyes on the screen here today. Yet as the saying goes, 'only in America' as 105 million viewers tune in to watch the game, generating over 25.3 million tweets (#superball50) and according to CBS, approximately 100 million pounds of guacamole will be devoured.
Enter Summer and a day-at-the-beach bag filled with more than just the perfect bikini. Pairing vintage one pieces with high waisted Levis will become a summer staple, getting you from the beach to the bar all in one outfit. The east coast boasts a casual chic, where frills are on tap and crochet is making a comeback. Watch below to check out how summer staples are styled, and with a little help from #asosoncampus floral prints are paired with more quirkier trinkets.