EVENT, INSTAGRAM

Instawalk with The Park Tower Knightsbridge

12th February 2015

Knightsbridge & Belgravia Instawalk with The Park Tower Hotel

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Knightsbridge & Belgravia Instawalk with The Park Tower Hotel

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Knightsbridge & Belgravia Instawalk with The Park Tower Hotel

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It’s been a long while since I posted the last monthly Instagram roundup back in May 2014, please forgive me on this one.  It has gotten to the point where I posted so much on a daily basis, to curate a month worth of collage is like piecing a missing jigsaw, I had to give up.  An album of monthly happenings on what I did and ate, where I travelled, what I wore, some random lazy grams of all sorts, the accumulation of visual diaries of my life as a freelancer, photographer, blogger, friend, sister, daughter, a cyclist in Hong Kong and a couch potato, I must admit it’s a colourful one and I’m enjoying it to bits.

I have a habit of snapping something that are somewhat mesmerising, beautiful-ish, cool and the ugly (even tiny cracks on the wall may perhaps gain some likes on Instagram or else fail). Seriously, London is a pretty cool place to snap something seen, unseen,  surprise and the unexpected.  In the middle of autumn, in October in London of course, I participated in an Instawalk event with The Park Tower Knightsbridge hosted by hotel concierge, Andrew Robinson.  The itinerary was filled with fun-filled activities including an overnight stay at The Park Tower Knightsbridge with panoramic views of the city, a walkabout in Hyde Park and discover the oldest part of Knightsbridge and its French connection, instawalk tour of the Knightsbridge and Belgravia districts, chocolate tasting experience at Rococo Chocolates, floral couture and flower arranging masterclass at Neill Strain, and candle making masterclass with Rachel Vosper, all 3 are ‘Artisans of Knightsbridge’, whiskey tasting with The Park Tower Knightsbridge head sommelier, and dinner at award-winning fish restaurant One-O-One.

All snapshots were taken from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, edited with photo editing apps – Snapseed, PS Touch and VSCO Cam.


Kit Lee was a guest of The Park Tower Knightsbridge.

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OTHER

Sorry I’ve been away!

31st January 2015

I've-Been-Away

First of all.  Happy Belated New Year!

Hope you had a good one.  Apologies for the radio silence, I have been away in my little cave in Hong Kong for almost 2 months with limited access to internet, never mind the backlogs of work particularly blog posts (from 5 months ago) clogging up the queue. Oops!

Anyway, I’m back in London next week for a short 2 weeks before heading back to Hong Kong again for Chinese New Year!  In the meantime, do follow me on Instagram for regular updates @styleslicker.

Cheerios!


COLLABORATION, JEWELLERY

A White Christmas With CARAT*

24th December 2014

Style Slicker x CARAT*

Style Slicker x CARAT*

Style Slicker x CARAT*

Style Slicker x CARAT*

Style Slicker x CARAT*

Style Slicker x CARAT*

Style Slicker x CARAT*

Style Slicker x CARAT*

Style Slicker x CARAT*

Style Slicker x CARAT*

Style Slicker x CARAT*

Style Slicker x CARAT*

This year is the year of all things adornment, I discovered new jewellery brands and independent talents both in London and Hong Kong, thanks to the discovery I started wearing jewellery again, which I hadn’t done so since the mid naughties.  Carat* has becoming my firm favourite amongst all brands, I absolutely adore their jewellery collection.

Now that it is Christmas Day, celebrating the rare occasion with family half way round the world in Hong Kong, I have already prepared a fun Christmas project before I left London.  In collaboration with Carat*, styling their jewellery pieces in the theme of White Christmas, these babies are my hot picks on my Christmas wishlist – Kingston ring,  Willa ring, Ceylon earrings, and Sasha bracelet.  I’m delighted to share the results with you with the help of my sister (and photography trainee) big up, May!

Merry Christmas, with love from Hong Kong!


In collaboration with Carat*


COLLABORATION, MY STYLE

My Shoe Story

8th December 2014

My Shoe Story - Style Slicker x John Lewis

 

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My-Shoe-Story---Kit-Lee-x-John-Lewis

 

*Unfortunately the entire text on this post has been deleted without my knowledge, I will include clothing credits in my earliest convenience.

ASIA, LIFESTYLE, SOUTH KOREA, TRAVEL

Seoul visual diary: Dongdaemun and things, part 3

24th November 2014

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Style-Slicker-x-Ralph Lauren's The Mini Ricky

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

With little time in Seoul, I wasn’t ready to go back to Hong Kong and face the dreadful heat and get bitten by blood sucking mozzies all over again.  My brother Ken and I were invited to spend a couple of nights at JW Marriott in Dongdaemun Square Plaza, a stone throw away from Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul’s popular shopping destination and traditional markets that covers the entire area.  Did you know the building of JW Marriott was what used to be a car park complex once belonged to a previous Hotel?  We indulged an afternoon Britishness in the rooftop alfresco before we took a walk around the neighbourhood and beyond.

What to see and do in Dongdaemun and beyond.

  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza – a shiny fluid form, neo-futuristic building what looked like a starship enterprise in Star Trek.  Designed by Iraqi British architect Zaha Hadid, DPP is a popular tourist destination, the plaza features exhibition spaces and shops as well as a fashion hub in Seoul Fashion Week.
  • An afternoon/evening stroll along Cheonggyecheon Stream – usually flooded with lovers for a quiet intimate moment, and joggers a like.  Do take a stroll during sunset and enjoy the breathtaking views of reflective skyscrapers.
  • Cycling along Han River – you can rent a bike at Yeouido Park from 3,000KW per hour.  Yeuouido is considered the mecca for cyclists, inline skaters and marathon runners in Seoul, it’s congested in most weekends for family and campers alike.

 


FASHION & STYLE, PHOTOGRAPHY

Reem Kanj for Louis Vuitton x Harrods

11th November 2014

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I been photographing Reem on and off since the beginning of this year, she’s one of the easiest people and most photogenic I ever worked with, her super fierce-feline eyes gives an impression to show off her confidence, and she certainly knows how to create intensity for the camera.  I recently photographed Reem for her collaboration with Louis Vuitton x Harrods for their #HarrodsShoeHeaven project back in September, these are my favourite outdoor shots of her wearing top to toe Louis Vuitton, I hope you like them.  Enjoy!


ASIA, SOUTH KOREA, TRAVEL

Seoul visual diary: Bukchon and Samcheongdong, part 2

3rd November 2014

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

I’ve always wondered what it was like to stay in one of the traditional Korean hanoks in Seoul, you know, sleeping on the wooden floor with a padded mattress, a pillow and duvet in a windowless box-size room, sit on the floor with legs folded and have breakfast or dinner with Korean folks.  My ideal lifestyle for a bumster like me.

Arriving late in the evening from Hong Kong to Seoul, my brother Ken and I booked an overnight stay at Moon Guest House in Anguk before we moved to another accommodation at JW Marriott in Dongdaemun, we shared a small room without a fuss, it was a perfect opportunity for sister to brother pillow-talk catch up.  Thankfully, we both had a good night sleep, however, due to time constraints, and we were unable to explore the guest house and experience the traditional way of living, we checked out in the morning and left our luggages behind, had breakfast at a nearby cafe, and then enroute to Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을), a few minutes walk from the guest house and Anguk Subway Station, we arrived there early to avoid influx of tourists from China.  Many snaps later and being told to hurry up and move on by a group of impatient ajummas (middle-aged woman), we left Bukchon and strolled through Samcheongdong (삼청동), a quaint neighbourhood characterised by small cafes, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and hanok-style residential buildings tucked away in quiet alleyways leading up to tree-lined main street of Samcheong-ro.  It was another surreal moment for me.  You know what?  I would absolutely love to live there!


Stay tuned for part 3!

Have you missed part 1, click on the link to read Seoul visual diary: Cheonggyeong Palace and Daeonsil.


ASIA, BOTANICAL, SOUTH KOREA, TRAVEL

Seoul visual diary: Changgyeonggung and Daeonsil, part 1

29th October 2014

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

Changgyeonggung - Seoul

A long-overdue blog post and (drum roll, please)… I’m very excited to share my visual diary from Seoul, I can’t believe it has taken 5 months to slap the photos on the blog, my, I really do take my time there.  It was my second visit to Seoul in the last 5 years, previously my Korean cultural experience was so-so.  This time I asked my younger brother Ken of popular blog Seoul State of Mind (he lives in Gwangju province) to spend 2.5 days with me in Seoul, I haven’t seen Ken since our sister’s wedding 2 years ago so it was a good time for some catch-up, plus he acted as my private tour guide!  He knows every nook and cranny in Seoul, and he can speak Korean, daebak!

We visited Changgyeong Palace (창경궁) in Waryong Park, Jongno district, a 10 minute walk from Hyehwa subway station, on the Seoul Subway Line 4. Let me tell you something, the palace grounds were massive, it was like a forbidden city with numerous residential quarters to house the king, queen, concubines, queen mother, attendants eunuchs, maids, and officials.  Along with ornate pavilions, gates, shrines, Daeonsil (the Great Greenhouse), and countless numbers of halls for different purposes.  To step foot in the old 15th Century palace from Joseon Dynasty was quite surreal, I was in awe of everything, having been a big fan of Korean period dramas since I first watched Dae Jang Geum in 2004, I was mesmerised by its ancient culture – the food, costumes, etiquette, beauty, and the beautiful language. I was hooked!

We couldn’t leave the palace without visiting the Great Greenhouse ‘Daeonsil’, a stunning enclosed botanical garden built in 1909, a perfect place to escape from the burning heat and torrential downpour, or even for a romantic cuddle.


Address: Changgyeonggung, 185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul.

서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 185.

Admission fees varies by season, click HERE for more info.

Wardrobe: Lace dress – courtesy of Dahlia, mesh jacket – courtesy of Stills Atelier, shoes from Kurt Geiger, sunglasses from Topshop, vinyl bag – courtesy of GoldenLane.