Friday, 17 October 2014

HACKNEY HOME









Jacket- HK boutique// Top - Forever 21 // Trousers- Monki// Shoes- Topshop // Sunglasses- vintage.

Photography by Nicole

Nearly a month later and so much has changed between the past post and this one. For starters, I am now living in London! Departing one H to another H has brought on many changes, but I really do enjoy life here and all the little joys there are. London, is an amazing melting pot of opportunities and it hones creativity. In the past three weeks, I've cooked my own meals (that's for you mum), been instagrammed by Henry Holland, met blogger babe prettysickly, ran into Jim Chapman, cried my eyes at Wicked (it was very stuffy), met a lot of lovely people, watched Gone Girl after waiting xxx months for it, spotted ASAP Rocky at my university and, I can proudly say, I am a university student! I can now officially say that I am a student at Central Saint Martins and needless to say, its been the best thing that's ever happened to me. Though I can literally feel the work load, I wouldn't trade it for the world. And now I've got articles to write and places to see, watch this space soon and thank you for being so patient with me!

xoxo
natalie 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

GOODBYE HONG KONG (3 outfits)

Today I will be departing my home of 17 years and moving across the pond to a new one, apologies for the pun. Its surreal just thinking about how much time has passed. No matter how many times I've pictured this moment, it never really quite hits you until you actually live in it. There are so many things I'll miss about Hong Kong like the $7.50 lo mein (indomie) and TST at night. But I'm so excited to settle in a new place and start a new chapter after this interlude. So I've combined my most recent (ish) outfits from my favourite places in HK a la fellow HK blogger and babe zoe. All outfits shot by my bff Conrad. So for now, so long, my Hong Kong.

Outfit 1






Hat- Tao Bao // Blouse- Thrifted // Shorts- Henry Holland

Outfit 2






Dress (worn as a shirt) - Zara// Skirt - Tailored // Shoes- Topshop

Outfit 3






xoxo
nat


Monday, 15 September 2014

HELLO HACKNEY











top- boutique // Shorts & Dress (worn as a kimono)- thrifted// Loafers- Aldo


Photography by Nicole Chui



In less than one week (six days to be precise), I will no longer be a Hong Kong resident and will be instead settling into my new home in Hackney. Looking back at these photos (they were taken in June), have made me realize how much time has passed since then and as the clock ticks down, more panic seeps into my body as I get ready to depart my hometown of 17 years. However, I'm a firm believer in the fact that a home is never a zip code but rather its who you're with and I hope that I = find that in London. Ok, enough sappy talk, I'll save the love letter for another post. And real talk here, I am incapable of not raising my right hand in 99% of these photos. Brain fart.


xoxo
nat



PS: Enjoy my best Palo Alto efforts. Click here to see what I mean. This may or may not have to do with James Franco. 

Friday, 29 August 2014

AUGUST RUSH // PLAYLIST



Its been a while since I last shared my jams with you, so I thought I'd repeat it again, only much more organized this time. In short, this is basically a list of songs that have been imprisoned in my head throughout the entire summer, which basically included a lot of Blood Orange. I've also spun in some of my 'kick ass' songs to help beat the back to school blues. There's not really an order to the chaos as its basically a spiderweb of genre's so I'll let the music speak for itself. Enjoy!

xoxo
nat

PS: Excuse the messy handwriting. This is a result of the lack of productivity done in the summer, or genetics. 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

LUXEMBOURG













Crop top- boutique // Jeans- thrifted// Creepers- underground


Photography by Nicole Chui


Here are some very belated outfit snaps from my much loved trip to Pariee. Luxembourg was without a doubt, one of my favourite parts of my entire trip. I had planned to visit this beautiful sight and it didn't overwhelm or underwhelm. Luxembourg was beautiful in the most civilized way possible, with its manicured lawns and stone carved sculptures. It also gave me a chance to live out my 9 year old self's Passport to Paris dreams. I've also included some outfit snaps from Montmartre, another one of my favourite parts of the trip, because they were just too lovely to pass up on. Practicality and preparation was a key part in my outfits and in heed of the unpredictable Parisian weather I donned pieces that were easily interchangeable i.e hoodie when cold, crop top when hot. But really, I just wanted an excuse to wear this crop top out, I mean it has pineapples on it, I repeat pineapples.


xoxo


nat


PS: Today marks the one month countdown until I am officially out of the 852 and in the 020! Just thinking about the packing is exhausting me.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

















































Photography by me on my DSLR and Iphone 5s


Fact. Paris is always a good idea. Despite the frequent weather warnings and threats of impending wallet thieves, my sister and I ventured on a glorious trip to Paris and confirmed that Paris is indeed, always a good idea. We stayed there for a couple of days with some family friends who were kind enough to house us and show us around Paris. During our brief time there, we managed to check a few things off our 'to-do' list including visiting le Lourve, dining at Cafe de doux Moulins a la Amelie, shopping at colette and consuming as many macarons as possible. Contrary to the large amount of jpegs, this is only a tiny snippet of our holiday and being back in the 852 has diagnosed me with severe post-paris depression. Until next time, Pariee!


xoxo


nat