Outlet Shopping Outfit

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Outlet shopping is one of my favourite things. I love designer goods for their excellent craftsmanship and legacy but I can’t always justify buying most items at full price.  I only go about twice a year to see whats available without any expectations or wish list as they might not have what you want. Its really hit and miss, sometimes you’ll fall in love with something, other times (more often than not) you’ll walk away empty handed so it’s best that you keep an open mind. Its like vintage shopping or thrifting, it’s fun because you don’t know what you might find, you could find a rarity and a gem or that tired looking piece that you tend to see every time you go, like the Charlotte Olympia shoes that sit on shelf: Size 38 and 39 which look like they are screaming for someone to take them home. The poor things look so dusty and battered from all the try-ons that their shelf life will soon expire.

So last week the family did an Ap Lei Chau trip for the usual outdoor furniture shopping, board game shopping and fashion outlet shopping. We started at the top, at the Lane Crawford outlet and worked our way down One Island South Outlet shopping mall. Hubby and I came across some gorgeous Saint Laurent Classic Janis 105′ Chain detail Pumps for about 75% off. They were gorgeous and without a scratch or dent on the leather, in my size and in pristine condition. The Janis Pump is a YSL classic and the chain detail just added a more rock and roll vibe to them- right up my street. So they came home with me thanks to my husband!
Check back for my next post on the black beauties.

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HAIRBAND: A gift
SUNGLASSES:
Karen Millen
TOP:
American Apparel
SHORTS: 
Cotton On
BAG:
Louelle Odié
SHOES:
Zara

 

 

Love, P x

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Audella Bridal Hong Kong

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For the past few weeks I’ve been scouting for wedding dresses for inspiration for my own…
When I was working at Kanchan Couture, just over 5 years ago now, I worked closely with brides and the designer to create their made to order dream wedding dress that infused their favourite fabrics, colours and of course, their personality and flair while keeping in mind their insecurities to ensure they felt utterly beautiful and comfortable on their special day.
I also had to look up bridal trends and inspiration for the client and designer so that the client knew exactly what was trending at the time (so she could make a confident decision in her dress) and for the designer to be up to date and in the know for bridal fashion. I found it quite difficult to store all the images I collected until i found the wonder that is Pinterest- an easy to use and view album for all your images. (view my bridal board here) When researching, two designers really caught my eye for my future wedding dress, Inbal Dror and Galia Lahav, two incredible designers from Israel that hand make most of their creations. So I was so pleased to hear that there was one shop that stocked their elegant designs here in Hong Kong, Audella Bridal House on Hollywood Road. I booked an appointment and brought my oldest and dearest frinend for support. This time I found myself on the other side of the table, the client and not consultant.
I tried on about 8 or 9 dresses by Dror, Lahav and another designer Berta as they all had the shape I was going for. The staff were so lovely and helpful, I absolutely recommend booking an appointment with them.

Audella Bridal:  The brands they carry are more on the sexy and body confident side with beautiful silhouettes and delicate lace and bead work, but whether you chose Audella Bridal for your wedding dress, always be sure you have at least 6/7 month prior to your big day for fittings as some dresses are shipped out of Hong Kong back to the designer to have them custom tailored to your taste and body shape. Also, i suggest wearing your hair roughly like how you’d picture it on your big day to get an accurate idea of the full look. Some brides have a hard time imagining their entire look, but you don’t need to go to a salon to do so, for example. if you have chosen a wavy hair style, plait your hair and leave it over night so you have an idea, or play around with your hair with one of your favourite dresses on.
My other tip is to try on something that you wouldn’t necessarily go for. Dresses can look different when they are on your body and it doesn’t hurt to give something new a go. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Thank you to the staff at Audella Bridal! And thank you Vanessa for coming with me!
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