Phuket: A Boy Named Sue, part 1

13th April 2014



Kit is wearing: Tennis zipper skirt by Svilu.



Shini is wearing: Wind chime white cropped top by Kaarem, and embossed alcantara shorts by Hien Le.



Kit is wearing: Boatneck open back dress by Kaarem. 



Shini is wearing: Wind chime taupe top by Kaarem, and silk petal grey skirt by Isabell de Hillerin.


Right: Garden top by Ace & Jig.



Kit is wearing: Oiseaux lace white top by Bonheur, and vegan suede alcantara surf shorts by Hien Le.  Shini is wearing: Marigold tent dress by Svilu.

Kit Lee - ABNS - The Racha - High11

ABNS---The-Racha @styleslicker

Instagram: @styleslicker@aboynamedsueshop, @theracha_resort, and @smithhotels.  #ABNSxKitShin

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.

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  • Reply Winnie 13th April 2014 at 20:56

    Ah stunning pictures! I wouldn’t have expecting anything less to be honest. Looks like it was such a wonderful trip and it was awesome to follow your trip on IG! This makes me want to go on holiday. By the way, saw your book in Waterstones and I made sure to pull it out and swap it with another book on a stand haha so everyone could see – well done you!

  • Reply Melbourne Lady 13th April 2014 at 21:41

    I stayed there with my husband on our honeymoon last December, the staff were friendly, everything were perfect. Glad you enjoyed your stay, lovely photos by the way!

  • Reply Banu 13th April 2014 at 22:00

    Stunning photography!

  • Reply Stella 13th April 2014 at 22:02

    Oh wow what a Paradise!!!

  • Reply TMF 13th April 2014 at 22:12


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  • Reply Supreme 13th April 2014 at 23:34

    This is amazing, probably the best holiday x collaboration post I’ve ever come across with.

  • Reply Pak Lam 14th April 2014 at 00:29

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful photography of The Racha, the resort look amazing and I really want to visit there one day. Very much looking forward to part 2.

  • Reply Van Anh 14th April 2014 at 01:34

    aww, such breath-taking pictures!
    Especially love the first one of you. Prettyyyy

  • Reply Lawrence 14th April 2014 at 01:50

    The staircase shot is my fave, love it.

  • Reply Dec 14th April 2014 at 03:24


  • Reply Charlie 14th April 2014 at 08:27

    So beautiful Kit! Now these places are definitely on my bucket list.

  • Reply Apple Choi 14th April 2014 at 10:02

    Your fashion-travel post has made my evening.

  • Reply Vogue World 14th April 2014 at 10:48

    Absolutely perfect.

  • Reply Dylan 14th April 2014 at 11:05

    Phuket was the first place I visited during my gap year, it has always been on my bucket list since the school years. I spent a year working in bars and teaching English at local schools, I loved it. The photos has brought me back to my fun times, I miss it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful travel diaries, and your blog is epic.

  • Reply Katherine 14th April 2014 at 18:02

    Beautiful fashion diaries.

  • Reply Jilllyu 14th April 2014 at 18:15


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    • Reply Kit Lee 14th April 2014 at 19:05

      @Amanda Yeung – We didn’t have nor own an underwater camera or casing (it’s too expensive), shame though, it would have been lovely to photograph the fishes and coral.

  • Reply Sarah Lise 15th April 2014 at 00:59


  • Reply Bianca @itsallbee 15th April 2014 at 10:57

    I love every single shot. This places looks both fun and relaxing. Looks like you definitely enjoyed yourselves.

  • Reply Mariska 15th April 2014 at 16:46

    Love your blog! Just discovered you and I am happy I did 🙂 The photos of your trip are beautiful!

  • Reply Lubica 15th April 2014 at 20:12

    I love it….your pics are amazing….

  • Reply Francesca Him 15th April 2014 at 22:02

    Beautiful post!

  • Reply Pink Mink 17th April 2014 at 00:57

    Look so fun and all.

  • Reply Miss Strawberry 17th April 2014 at 01:02

    Drooling over your holiday pictures. x

  • Reply Near River 17th April 2014 at 01:04

    I’m going to Bangkok this summer!

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