Kit is wearing: Tennis zipper skirt by Svilu.
Kit is wearing: Boatneck open back dress by Kaarem.
Right: Garden top by Ace & Jig.
Thailand, Vietnam, and Bali has never been on my bucket list of things to do before I die – I know right? Assuming that eating pho, pad thai at your London locals, and watching The Beach and Bridget Jones’s Diary – The Edge of Reason on ITV channel pretty much half of my lifetime, is enough to experience the paradise of Indochina at your door step. Oh no no, how wrong I was. An opportunity arose for Shini and I to collaborate on a travel and style piece with our good friend, A Boy Named Sue*, an eco-friendly online fashion boutique based in Hong Kong.
A brief visit to Hong Kong in March, although I’ve already booked my return flights to Hong Kong for June a week before receiving the proposal, but hooha, it was a perfect excuse to show Shini around my favourite part of the city, meet new peeps, binge shopping on beauty products, bearing in mind we had grass jelly desserts 3 nights in a row, we became addicts to grass jelly of all sorts.
Upon our arrival in Phuket, skipping the first half of the story until last. An exhilarating 45 minute speed boat ride from Chalong Bay to The Racha resort in Raya Island, this is it, no words can describe this Eureka moment. The fine white sand, clusters of palm trees surrounding the island and the resort, the purple-orange sunset and our lovely individual villas with indoor pool, telling myself ‘I envy of those who live in Asia, because they have paradise right at their door step,’ while we have Paris and Milan in Europe, envious on both parts, it’s vice versa. Sweating like buckets and treating it like an open space sauna 24/7, all things became surreal after we shot the lookbook for A Boy Named Sue, we went snorkelling in the sea chasing after exotic creatures, this was my second trip swimming in the sea in my entire life. A couple evenings of movie marathon and enjoying our unforgettable Thai feast, we both ordered the same seafood coconut soup 2 nights in a row because it was finger lickin’ good, I can vouch for it.
Stay tuned for Phuket: A Boy Named Sue, part 2.
All garments credited in this post are available to buy at A Boy Name Sue shop.
All outfit photos photographed by Shini Park and Kit Lee, edited by me.
*In collaboration with A Boy Named Sue. Shini Park & Kit Lee were guests of The Racha, courtesy of Mr & Mrs Smith.