I recently caught up with my lovely friend Nik in Shoreditch last week before jetting off to Hong Kong yet again. How naughty of us when we managed to find a day to catch up after a year of our last meeting, coincidently in Hong Kong last summer. I’ve always have this unforgettable memory of Nik, was his semi-nakedness in Shek O beach – a brief, cap, cotton socks, sneakers, MCM backpack, sunglasses, his smoldering look and ab-fab pack, he made the beach style looked so hip in the blistering heat.
Last year I had the privileged to photograph the darling of all hearts, the luxury handbag designer Lulu Guinness for her partnership with National Aids Trust 2014. Lulu designed a limited edition NAT red ribbon brooch to help raise awareness about the real facts of Aids and HIV. It was a very quick portrait shoot like all designers and creative professionals, Lulu was a very busy person so we had 5 minutes to spare to get the shots right for the official portrait for NAT’s press release. In the end we got what we wanted and I pleased to share the photo with you.
Thank you Sabina for having me on board!
Photography by: Kit Lee.
NAT 2014 Curator: Sabina Emrit.
Just thought I share with you some lovely images from my brief visit to A Boy Named Sue‘s work wear’ pop-up shop a weee-while back. Co-founded by my girls Sam and Tania, the pop-up store was located in the heart of Central district in Hong Kong, I was ready to do some
less serious damage, shopping! Having browsed through their items on display offering work-wear staples and jewellery, one brand caught my attention and it was Kasane jewellery, there were some stunning pieces from the collection I was told they were selling like hotcakes. After trying on some rings the evil eye sterling silver ring caught my fancy, the ring is crafted with rhodium plated sterling silver, cubic zirconia and synthetic sapphires (the ring is also available in 18k gold plated sterling silver), I knew I wanted the ring so without hesitation, I handed over my cash. Cheers to a happy customer!
Ladies and gentlemen, savvy cyclists et al, all eyes on the bike. Isn’t she a stunner? I had named her Tabi, it means ‘Journey’ in Japanese.
Investing in a proper bike is just as important as buying a pair of Louboutins you’ll only wear once or twice in your lifetime, let alone they give you bunions, blisters and other damaging injury that can affect your health and posture. A bike is also a fashion accessory! I love cycling whenever I stay in Hong Kong, getting a Tokyobike has always been in discussion since I first rode their Bisou model at the London Tweed Run a couple year ago, the frame was incredibly light I can always lift the bike above my head, classic and modern style, I loved it. And in terms of budget, what the heck I decided to splurge on a CS model as an early birthday gift for myself.
Here is a visual diary from my bike ride in my home town in North Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.
I shot the lovely flamed-hair Irish TV presenter and stylist Angela Scanlon for Show Me Your Wardrobe around the same time I’ve shot Will Best. Angela was a funny, witty, sassy and funny person to photographed with hence the result of these lovely shots!
Angela Scanlon for Show Me Your Wardrobe.
Photography by Kit Lee.
Elemis has been part of my life for a few years now, I know which products works best for my skin there’s always a trial and error (will explain this in the future up-coming post), one of my all-time favourites is the Travel Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash, I can’t travel without it and I’ve just finished my 5th bottle!
I don’t usually look after my hands and nails, never mind the cuts and bruises which I get all the time from travelling, wrinkly and scaly skin from exposure to the sun and harsh environment, brittle nails due to lack of calcium in my diet (I’m slightly lactose intolerant). It’s all down to laziness and lack of care and attention given to them, adopting a regular hand care routine was the main issue. The Elemis team kindly sent me an Elemis Jasmine and Rose hand and nail cream from the Body Exotics range to try out, I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, the cream consists of Abyssinian and Argan oils leaving the skin smooth, silky and hydrated and certainly looks better than the so-called haggard hands. I adore the sweet aromatic smell of jasmine and the not-so-pungent rose which reminds me of my favourite perfume, Evening Rose by Aerin. A few of my friends are currently using the same product with positive effect, we highly recommend it!
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Nice has been on my bucket list for a long while, so to say I was very excited when I was invited to visit and explore Nice and Monaco with Le Meridien as part of their Eclair Diaries project, now if you love food it would be a crime to say no to this press trip. I’ve already had one regret and vowed never to say no to food and drink related trips.
Nice is one of the culturally-rich cities in France; known for its opulent architecture, Victoriana beachfront, picture-perfect towns, the French Riviera, charming cafes and food markets on cobblestoned-streets, palm trees and more palm trees. It’s a very romantic city and Monaco is practically a stone throw away from Nice!
Being the only English-speaking blogger from Britain, I joined a small group of foodie and lifestyle bloggers from Paris to follow the journey behind eclair diaries, also shadowing the award-winning pastry chef and Dulcati enthusiast, the cool Johnny Iuzzini to source his inspiration around Cote d’Azur that reflects Le Meridien Hotels around the world – local ingredients, culture, hotel design, and local delicacies, bringing the elements altogether to create his unique eclairs. We ended the journey with an opportunity to create our own eclairs from scratch, the dough, filling and topping! I didn’t think making a dough mixture (also used for profiteroles) would be that easy, like macarons, it’s about the consistency, technique, patience, and labour of love. My first attempt turned out to be fantastic despite following the chef’s instructions in French, I was chilled throughout the process without being clueless on what to do next, at least I had a go and what a mess we all created in the chef’s kitchen. The presentation can be improved, if you know me well I tend to be creatively over the top throwing colours in an explosive manner, the eclair is filled with vanilla cream and hand-made strawberry jam, glazed with white chocolate and topped with broken crystallised flowers from Confiserie Florian. Albeit too sweet for my taste, I should have thought about balancing the sweetness with another ingredient to give it a kick, say a dash of vodka and spice perhaps?
I don’t believe it’s spring already, it’s freezing, dull, where has the sun gone? I’ve escaped the harsh British winter season while I was enjoying the humidity and cooler temperate weather 5000 miles away, Hong Kong and Singapore, and I am tanned, okay maybe a slight golden glow on the skin, more freckles appeared on the face, and a wee-bit of scarring from mozzie bites. I’m finally back on British soil after a long vacation (I did work too!) and have resumed back to work photographing with regular clients again and new clients! On the other hand, I’ve been a busy bee catching up with backlog posts, attend meetings, ignoring my suitcases in the hall way that hasn’t been unpacked from recent trips!
So what’s new? Well the blog has a fresh new layout! The blog has reverted back to the old classic scroll down blog, I’ve added a new drop down navigation menu, the blog has been hacked for a while which prevented me from posting new content, so it was a total nightmare on Elm Street. What do you think?