we ♥ anchor

Anchor Lai, Oriental Sunday MORE Magazine Fashion Editor & blogger, has great eclectic, unexpected style.  She's also a style chameleon, mixing vintage with grunge-y denim one day, and feminine frills and florals the next; no matter what inspires her outfit, one thing always remains constant, and that's the undeniable feeling that she had fun getting dressed that morning.  For some people, getting dressed each day becomes just another 'chore', but for Anchor, it seems that her love of fashion is reignited through playing dress up each day.  Here are some of our favourite recent looks from Anchor, and don't forget to check out her killer blog for more.

Anchor wears a shirt by One Teaspoon.  Love the mustard yellow colour.

Anchor wears a vest by Insight 51.

We love the vintage-inspired print and studding on the back of this distressed Insight 51 denim vest.

Anchor wears a cropped grey tee from Insight 51; great layering piece.

One Teaspoon is available in Hong Kong exclusively at I.T
Insight 51 is available in Hong Kong at I.T, Harvey Nichols, Seibu, initial, Bauhaus, Island Wake, Sports Centre & Drex Fable Fashion.


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fashion forward

Each year, the British Fashion Council selects several up-and-coming UK-based designers and awards them with their Fashion Forward sponsorship; for 2012, they've selected our very own Henry Holland of House of Holland.  Past winners have included the illustrious likes of Richard Nicoll, Christopher Kane and Erdem.  Everyone knows how crucial it is for business to show at Fashion Weeks around the world, but not everyone realizes just how expensive it is to put on a show, so sponsorships such as Fashion Forward are crucial to a burgeoning designer's continued success.  However, the sponsorship goes beyond just a helpful cash injection; the BFC also acts as a mentor of sorts, providing business guidance and creative encouragement for their Fashion Forward recipients.  Henry Holland is also working with Le Specs for Spring 2012, releasing a super fun attitude-driven range of sunnies.  If there's one thing everyone needs in their fashion repertoire, it's a killer pair of shades, and the Henry Holland for Le Specs range is to die for.  Trust!  2012 is shaping up to be an excellent year for Mr Holland.

Henry Holland of House of Holland.

Sha in a killer pair of Henry Holland for Le Specs sunnies, shot by Carmen Chan. 

Sha in another great pair of Henry Holland for Le Specs sunnies, shot by Carmen Chan. 

Sha with a House of Holland rainbow maxi skirt, shot by Carmen Chan.

House of Holland is available in Hong Kong at Liger, AB Boutique & Bauhaus.

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tuula & the technicolour dream-shorts

If there was one piece from sass & bide's Spring 2012 collection that pretty much all of the press and retailers loved the season, it's this delectable pair of multi-coloured, multi-textured shorts.  One microtrend that's slowly been making its way into the mainstream is tribal influences.  Recently, we've seen boho beaded colourful bags from Thailand on the arms of some of the coolest chicks in town; once relegated to hippies and gypsies around the world, these beaded, sequined, multocoloured pieces are now becoming a mass cultural phenomenon.  And who better to translate this trend into clothing than the girls of sass & bide?  One of our favourite new bloggers, Tuula from Australia, wears her pair perfectly: a relaxed fit cardigan dresses it down, and minimal accessories make sure that the shorts are the real statement-maker of the outfit.  Seriously, ladies, you better grab your pair before they all sell out...

All photos from Tuula.

sass & bide is available in Hong Kong at Harvey Nichols, I.T, Liger, Little Black Dress & Van D.


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ksubi staples

Melanie Huynh, ex-Vogue Paris Fashion Editor and Carine Roitfeld's hand-picked protegee, is a cornerstone of the Parisien street style fashion set.  First captured by The Sartorialist during his humble beginnings, amongst the Anna Dello Russos and Sarah Rutsons of the world before they were ever known by their names and only by their impeccable style, Melanie perfectly embodies that nonchalant Parisien je ne sais quoi that women all over the world (often unsuccessfully) try to emulate.  Melanie is regularly photographed wearing perfect jeans, hugging her lithe legs as if molded right on her very figure.  Ever wonder where they're from?  Well, ksubi, of course!  Melanie recently admitted to making a mad dash to the ksubi store every time she's in New York to stock up on her favourite denim.

ksubi is available in Hong Kong at I.T & Lane Crawford.


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year of the dragon

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and we can't wait for the year of the dragon to begin.  Those born into the dragon zodiac are said to be full of vitality and strength, so we've got our hearts set on this being a mind-blowing year.  We'll be taking a brief hiatus from work and blogging to spend time with our families, pay our respects to the various Chinese spritis, and stuff ourselves with delicious new year treats.  Enjoy the celebrations and see you in the roaring dragon's new year.  Kung Hei Fat Choi!




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Sometimes, when you live in a city like Hong Kong, it's easy to get caught up in the everyday work buzz and forget about how magnificent this city really is.  Well, photographer Asa Li never seems to have forgotten it.  For his video, Homeland, Asa spent six months taking time-lapse photographs in various hotspots around Hong Kong, capturing the city's vivacious energy and glorious skyline.  All things aside, if we just stop for a moment to admire the beauty of Hong Kong's aesthetics, you can tell, immediately, that this is a town full of unstoppable, driven and inspiring people.  So here's to our magnificent city and to all the amazing citizens who make it our home.


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a new foundation

Chinese New year is just around the corner, and it's tradition for everyone to start off the new year with a fresh set of underwear.  It's a symbolic "new foundation" for the new year.  But the tradition goes beyond just any new set of lingerie; certain colours are said to bring you luck in certain areas.  Red is the most popular colour for underwear, signifying happiness and good fortune.  An added bonus?  Red is undeniably sexy, too.  A good set of lingerie is the most important foundation for a pulled-together look; it's crucial to perk you up and suck you in, in all the right places.  Huit is one of our favourite lingerie brands, never compromising on aesthetics and always delivering the best construction.

Retro Chinese-sexiness from Wong Kar-wai's classic film, In The Mood For Love.
Huit 'Miss Wang' bra & panty set, available exclusively at The Private Shop.

The key to looking this good in any tight-fitting outfit is to find the appropriate lingerie as a foundation.

Huit is exclusively available in Hong Kong at The Private Shop.


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style mavens

Taylor Tomasi Hill, current Moda Operandi Artistic Director and ex-Marie Claire Style & Accessories Director, could be called the Queen of Street Style. Her mane of bright red hair is instantly recognizable, and her lithe, long limbs make for a great form on which runway pieces can be shown off. She’s also undeniably sweet and friendly. You’d be hard pressed to find someone whose knowledge of and experience in the fashion industry surpasses her own. She was recently in town to launch a capsule collection that she created with Lane Crawford; her first attempt at designing clothes herself. The result is a selection of gorgeous, chic and (given her penchant for more complicated runway pieces) surprisingly wearable. Two of our favourite #HKFashionBlogger buddies, Cindiddy and SuperWowOMG were lucky enough to attend an intimate dinner with Taylor and the Lane Crawford team. Here’s what these style mavens wore… 

Denise wears a Something Else by Natalie Wood dress & ksubi Kustom denim jacket. 

Denise’s ksubi Kustom denim jacket is perfectly studded with ksubi’s signature eagle emblem. 
Cindy wears a Something Else by Natalie Wood cut-out dress.  

We love the cut-out details on this Something Else by Natalie Wood dress. 

Something Else by Natalie Wood is available in Hong Kong at Seibu, Bauhaus, Little Black Dress, Ztampz, Initial, Sidefame, Liger, Drex Fable and Van D. 

ksubi Kustom is available in Hong Kong exclusively at I.T 


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Circles played a big role in sass & bide's Spring 2012 collection, Seekerstate; they were present in polka dot prints on a whole slew of pieces that were sent down the runway, and now they've popped up in balloon form in their lookbook.  Polka dots are making a definite comeback this year and the sass & bide girls, of course, gave the print their own signature twist, mixing it with other textiles such as sequins, silks and mesh netting.  The concept of the circle is reiterated in the balloons used in their lookbook; a large, bulbous prop that looks much like a globe.  And that's the whole idea behind Seekerstate, isn't it?  It's a collection tailor-made for today's wanderlust-er.  That dreamy, audacious girl who refuses to be tied down, forever wandering the world for new and exciting adventures.

sass & bide is available in Hong Kong at Harvey Nichols, I.T, Liger, Little Black Dress & Van D.


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a better day

Had a rough first week back at the office?  Go ahead, cheer yourself up this weekend by splurging a little bit.  Get yourself the perfect pair of hey, I've got a great butt jeans from ksubi.  Even better?  They're now on sale.  You can thank us later.

Ksubi is available in Hong Kong at Lane Crawford, I.T, Harvey Nichols and Van D.


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When the weather is grey and gloomy outside, it's a natural instinct to reach for something dark, boring and cosy to wear in the morning.  It's hard to feel inspired to dress up in our nicest duds when it's pouring buckets outside.  I get it, I get it.  But sometimes I'll come across an immaculately dressed woman or that it-girl who just oozes cool, dressed to the nines with an umbrella in hand, skipping gracefully across the crosswalk, avoiding puddles without a care in the world.  These are ladies that are truly dedicated to style; even in depressing weather, they are a ray of sunshine - a rainbow, perhaps - amongst the gloomy skies.  Take a few cues from these ladies below and amp up your rainy-day style.

Pin-up girls and umbrellas?  A mighty fine combination.

This gorgeous young lady looks phenomenal in her long floor-grazing sass & bide tie-dyed cape (Source: The Intersection Paddington)

Carrie Bradshaw is the queen of rainy-day glamour.  She wore this get-up on a gloomy day during a sojourn in Paris.


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british invasion

Late last year, The British Fashion Council brought over a group of emerging British designers to Hong Kong as part of their London Show Rooms initiative.  London Show Rooms is one of the British Fashion Council's most crucial projects; providing a hand-selected exclusive group of UK-based designers with moral support, commercial expertise, and creative encouragement.  This was the first time that The British Fashion Council held an event in Asia, and it was about time they did!  Hong Kong is seen by many as the gateway to China, and the Far East's booming economy is gradually playing a lager role in these young designers' future success.  The event was a wonderful celebration of British creative talent, thanks to the combined partnership of Angelica Cheung and her team at Vogue China, as well as British Fashion Council Ambassador and contributor Sarah Mower.  Electric sekki was there with to capture the event on film.  Check out what when down, along with exclusive interviews with all the key people involved.  We can't wait until London Show Rooms travels to China this year!

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little red dress

Red is perhaps the most auspicious colour in Chinese culture, and it is a particular favourite hue to be worn on the first day of the New Year.  The colour red mostly symbolises good fortune and happiness.  And, well, who doesn't want to be happy?  Rachel from the hugely popular That's Chic personal style blog has possibly found the perfect Little Red Dress in this crochet number from One Teaspoon.  Often, people buy up lots of red pieces to wear on the first day of the New Year, and then those pieces get relegated to the back of our closets, but this One Teaspoon dress is a definite keeper to take you through spring picnics, summers on the beach, and autumn trips to your local cafe.  Love it! 

One Teaspoon is available in Hong Kong at Little Black Dress, D-Mop and Van D.


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sports star

Matt Solomon, our favourite racing whizkid and Havaianas Ambassador has officially been nominated by the Hong Kong government as Sports Star of the Year 2011.  Those of you with a Hong Kong ID Card, make sure you head on over to vote for him online right here!

Matt (far left) with his proud father (far right) after his most recent race at CIK FIA Asian Round in Macau.

Matt in action.


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cheers to spring

Work doesn't always have to be boring. When you work at a creative company such as Electric sekki, work is, well, fun most of the time. Why? Because we spend the bulk of the day working with fabulous people. So we thought it would be nice to throw them a quiet little cocktail party to show our appreciation for their support. The folks that show up at our parties always blow our socks off with their unique style. If you missed out, don't fret: here are some snaps for you to live vicariously through, but make sure you don't miss out next time around! Cheers to an amazing Spring 2012 season ahead!

Carlo from Konzepp, Electric sekki Marketing Manager Sam, Insight 51's Andy.'s Faye is always a joy to have in the showroom.

Members of the press perusing the showroom.

Our Press Manager, KK, with a member of the Asian press.

Imogen, sass & bide's head of global sales, has such killer jewelry!

The team from local publication, Ketchup, spent hours in the showroom shooting an editorial for their upcoming issue! Loving this look from ksubi.

Marshmellows to keep our energy up!

No fashion party is complete without champagne. Thanks to Martini for supplying ours!

What's inside here? Potato chips. Have you ever seen a more stylist bag of crisps? I think not.

Electric sekki's SS12 press gift, inspired by artists and art.

Showroom decor.

Electric sekki has become somewhat 'known' for our yummy showroom treats.