Mahka Store Opening

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I know, I’m a little late but I wanted to say congratulations to Maguelone Calmels the creative genius behind her new brand Mahka.
It was the opening of her store in the beginning of December and upon arrival, what first caught my eye was the striking black steel frames and classic Hong Kong windows. Mag kept most of the original exterior of the shop and up-cycled some of the elements from the old metal door, which her brand “Mahka” was graffitied on and then moulded to fit the service/till area.
The colour palette Mag chose for her unisex collection, was eye candy, a beautiful range colours that faded from blush, khaki green, grey to brown and some pieced featured a combination of prints and embroidery on some of her designs, my favourites being an oversized sweater dress with the sleeve cuffs embroidered and a long dress (which i have to get) with paisley-like embroidery along the waist band.

Not only is Mahka a clothing store, it also has some fabulous artwork, a chair from the 60s that I am so jealous of, Dj set up to liven their upcoming events, or just for a regular Tuesday, Mahka has made it apparent that they are no regular fashion store, but a lifestyle and entertainment hub to watch out for. Check out Hong Kong Community Radio’s Video that featured a live set at Mahka

Mahka is located at 4, Wa Lane, Sheung Wan, just off Hollywood Road (Mahka has a great outdoor area and that they share with an art gallery and famed restaurant La Cantoche)

Congratulations my love, I wish you all the best!!

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Love, P x

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Knitting for Beginners: Sheep & Stitch

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Last month I did a little write up about super fun and hip knit brand Sheep & Stitch about their cool concept and easy to follow step by step tutorials on how to knit your own scarfs, hats and more.
The day I met up with founder Davina to shoot, I modelled 3 of the finished products for her tutorial and here is the 2nd! Now, I know I said the first one was by favourite but looking back at these have made me change my mind! The last scarf I blogged about was a bright yellow cowl and this one is a regular chunky scarf, about 120cm long or so.
I adore the colour of this one (off white/grey), I usually pick very minimal, simple timeless pieces when it comes to fashion and jewellery so this one is right up my street.. And It goes so well with a leather jacket, my favourite type of outerwear during this season, but we didn’t shoot it in this season! It was still about 35c when we went out to shoot these, burrr!!
Look on for the free tutorial embedded in this post below! Happy knitting!
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Love, P

Sheep & Stitch: Cowl

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Last week, I shot with Sheep & Stitch‘s founder Davina for one of her new creations this beautiful bright yellow cowl. As we shot around the Tai Ping Shan area in Sheung Wan, she told me a little bit about her concept and ideas for Sheep & Stitch and where it all began.
A dog lover with a passion for creating beautiful knit wear and wanting to inspire other to create their own designs, Davina came up with Sheep & Stitch, a brand and blog that teaches you how to knit your own designs. Her website not only has a shop that sells yarn, bamboo knitting needles, eco friendly shopping bags but knitting kits, perfect for beginners with an HD videos showing you step by step how to knit the piece you’ve chosen.
Sheep & Stitch also have free and full videos on youtube that include step by step tutorials, tip sand more.
We shot 2 scarves that day, this one being my favourite. Winter is usually the time for darker more muted colours but why not spruce up your outfit with a pop of colour this year. Better yet, chose your colour and make one yourself
This particular cowl has a video to match (below)
Thanks Davina for a fun day, it was lovely meeting you!

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