I don't normally go the events, but when I do, I manage to attend really fun ones. Case in point, last Wednesday, I was graciously invited to Aroxta's 'HK Fashion Bloggers' night by the lovely Ira. Aroxta is basically a fashion showroom that carries out a wide variety of fashion and accessory labels that are mainly by local HK designers. It was definitely a great opportunity to support the fashion community in HK and I had a great time interacting with various designers about their wonderful collections. I'd like to especially thank Shyla (Aroxta CEO and founder) for being such a lovely host throughout the evening and the event would not have been as wonderful if it weren't for her and Ira.
Aly & Rachelle
Aly & Rachelle is a fashion label designed by the loveliest Christine Lam. Aly & Rachelle has a very feminine and soft aesthetic, with silk dresses and lace detailing. Aly & Rachelle have the perfect dresses for a night out on the town, something very much suited for Hong Kong. It was really great to be able to converse with Christine, as well as her partner Stanley, about her collection and our mutual educational interest and she was ever so lovely to be around with. Aly & Rachelle have a particular navy blue draped dress that I still cannot get out of mind! This is a definite one to watch.
Michael Antonio is a well established women's footwear label thats been featured in many magazines such as InStyle, Elle, Lucky and Glamour. There were a great selection of heels as well as boots. I, being the booty that I am (get it? maybe I should just stick to normal sentences), was especially fond over their gold, brown and black ankle boots. No doubt I would be back for more.
Pretty Dangerous is an accessory line designed by Alison Tam, and whilst I didn't get the chance to speak to her, I was able to take a good long look at all the jewelry. I especially love the intricate detailing she puts into her designs. Pretty Dangerous has a cool girl gone quirky vibe to it which definitely meshed with my sense of style. Highlights include cufflinks with a secret button hidden within it so you won't ever lose your button. Very James Bond esque.
My mother, believe it or not, is a big fan of Nuage concept and actually asked me to scope it out for myself, and being the dutiful asian daughter, I thoroughly did so. Needless to say, lesson learned, your mother is always right. I loved the gold fine detailing incorporated into Nuage's more delicate jewelry and I loved the combination of gold with more primary colours. I also got the chance to chat with Nuage's owner Chantal, which was nice seeing as she is the mastermind behind this brand. Nuage have jewelry that is just perfect for sprucing up an outfit or adding a personal touch. I'll definitely be stocking up more of this.
No event would be complete without good food and Aroxta definitely had that covered. Sushi and cupcakes were served throughout the evening and yours truly may have had a little more than a few. The cupcakes were arranged in a very 'Great British bake off' way and had a strong butterscotch taste to it. Simply put, it was great. Plus, I adored the tiny little Aroxta logo adorned on the top of the cupcake.
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Contrary to my surroundings at school, I actually like meeting people at events. In particular, it was lovey catching up with old faces like Ira, and meeting new faces like Nini. Nini has a fantastic food blog that is guaranteed to make your mouth water, so head on over and check it out here. PS: Yes, I'm in flats.
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To wrap up the evening, Aroxta gifted each one of us with a wonderful gift bag. And quite possibly, one of the best gift bags I've ever been given. I received a free dry bar session by airplay, Hong Kong's first and only blow dry bar. A blow dry bar is a hair salon that styles your hair and makeup for you before you go out, a very clever idea. I also received a 8GB USB from Aroxta, a key chain from Maneesha Ruia, a candle from The Candle Company and a box of Merci chocolates. I don't know about you but I know which item will be gone first. Anyhow, it was such a lovely event that really brought out the talent in Hong Kong, something that is often overseen. Aroxta truly does a great job in giving these designers the recognition they deserve.