Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Urban Jungle // Hong Kong Rooftop

Everywhere that I go in Hong Kong I am surrounded by beauty, whether it be the chaotic centre of consumerism that is the main Hong Kong island, or the laid-back rural islands only a 30-minute ferry ride away. Hong Kong is an overwhelming patchwork city where Chanel and Dior shops exist a mere 1 minute walk from the neon-lit signs of dodgy pawn shops and illegal rooftop slums, and nature interweaves with skyscrapers. 6 days in, and I have already fallen in love with this city.
(p.s. Mum if you're reading this - I wasn't being unsafe by sitting on the ledge of this building, there's a small balcony underneath it so please don't worry!)

These photos were taken up on the rooftop of the building in which we are staying before Leila and I headed out to explore the beautiful Lamma island. It's amazing how close by a quiet rural island can be to this bustling, noisy metropolis. 
Dress - thrifted | cardigan - thrifted (Mee & Gee) | necklace - handmade (HKID gallery) | earrings - Attle.handwork | socks - Clear It | shoes - Naot

I'm wearing a few handmade and thrifted Hong Kong finds today - this preppy cardigan is from the amazing Mee & Gee thrift shop, and my earrings and necklace are from HKID gallery, which showcases a number of small Hong Kong designers. I'm aiming to make a vlog later today about my thrifted and handmade haul, so look out for that!

Now I'm off to buy a big bottle of Yakult at 7/11 (if only this existed in Australia. It's my favourite drink in the entire world.)

Love love love,

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  1. Haha omg I was thinking wow you're brave sitting on the edge of that building! Looks like you're having a rad time. xx

  2. The city sounds so incredible and you look fabulous. And so glad to read that there was a balcony underneath where you were sitting, I was feeling frightened just thinking about the height!

  3. Actually they do sell Yakult in Austrlia, at least in Melbourne they do! However, the bottle sizes are a lot smaller over here :(

  4. Yakult is the best! Lovely dress. And seeing how close you are to the edge even scares me! haha
    xx Sarah

  5. Lovely photos and so glad to hear you're loving Hong Kong! (And having great success with thrifting!) Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

    xx Kathryn

  6. Oh wow it looks like you're having such a cool time. Honk kong has been on my list of places to visit for ages now! Loving this whole outfit especially the pop socks :) Stay safe and have fun!

    Cats In Crop Tops

  7. Love these photos & so jealous of your trip to Japan! xx :)



  8. These photos are so beautiful; lucky you! :D
    Hope you keep having fun on your vacay there.<3


  9. Those orange socks are such a fun addition to this outfit! I'm loving these rooftop photos too!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

  10. Hi Annika! I love your blog and am so pleased to see you having fun in Hong Kong. Me & Gee is a fab find, I have loads of clothes from there too! I am a Hong Kong designer, although mostly based in London now... my brand is called Book of Deer! <3 x

    1. Oh my goodness!!! <3__<3 everything that you make is the CUTEST!
      I would so love to meet up with you! :) Do you have any HK stores, or are you just online?! I would love to visit a store and try on all the pretty things you have!

  11. i love these photos and your outfit!

  12. Looks like you are having an amazing time! I'm absolutely loving this dress and that cardigan is a great find - can't wait to see what else you snatched up! Safe travels!


  13. Just watching you sitting on that ledge made me feel sick! Glad there was a balcony underneat but eek!

  14. I love love love your socks they are so cute and your whole outfit is so cute!! :)

  15. Mmm Yakult is delicious~ Adorable outfit!



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