Thursday, 9 August 2012
Studded Bow Loafers
Not so much sprees... more like an OMG here and an OMG there, because right now I am in Hong Kong and the trends in each of the asian/original countries differ to those in the West. In the oriental east, there is a much larger emphasis on being, acting and looking young and youthful, whereas the in west, we tend to dress more mature and sophisticated. Whilst I appreciate both trends and styles, I don't think that they can be worn interchangeably in the two regions.
Well... of course I CAN... but I WON'T.
In the past I used to make the mistake of hoarding piles of clothes in HK and lugging them back to UK thinking: Damn I got awesome bargains in HK, wish I got more!!!
Once I get back to the UK, I realise what a mistake I have made because outfits comprised of the clothes I haggled made me stick out like a sore thumb. It's not just those quotes which are misspelt/grammatically incorrect/complete nonsense, but the cut, the colour and composition are the giveaways. And I knowingly go out and buy those clothes which I know I won't wear in UK...
Because... whilst I know that most of you like to stand out, in HK I used to prefer to blend in a bit, I mean my height is already a major talking point that could keep a conversation going for about half an hour... (not saying I'm a giant, but 5"8' is quite MAAAHOOSIVE for a chinese girl)
Don't get me wrong there are those international stores you can go to like H&M and ZARA, but I mean, if you're in a different country, surely you would want to be a little more adventurous... there are many department like stores in HK which house numerous little "boutiques" selling their specialities, and although I find most of the garments to be ill-fitting, sometimes you find the odd gem like the one above!