OOTD: Springtime minimalism

The weather is getting much warmer these days in Melbourne, so I was planning to shoot an OOTD series about my springtime fashion.

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Top from Zara, bottom from an online shop in China and chain bag from Gucci (@Fashionmimo)

 

Memories on Film: Japan X Hong Kong

Film photography is a field that I always want to try but find it too hard technically. Losing focus is one of my biggest issues when shooting with film camera. Inspired by a friend occasionally, I tried to use disposable camera to do my film photography: yes, I am talking about those cameras with plastic shell and you can get them from convenient store. As the shutter speed, aperture and lens focus are normally fixed, all you need to do when playing with disposable camera is: 1. decide to turn on the flash or not 2. remember to roll the film until it is fixed before you press the shutter button.

Surprisingly, the photos present very sharp colors and film-like texture (well, they ARE film actually) after they are developed. I noticed that the camera heavily depends on the daylight when you turn the flash off, if there is sufficient daylight, the outcome can be really amazing. (@Fashionmimo)

 

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Rainy Summer Style

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There’s no way to escape from the humidity and the endless rain. As far as I could remember, Hong Kong has been in rainy season for over 2 months: umbrella is my Must-Have for sure and the rain/typhoon/storm have also ruined a few pairs of my sandals, so slippers have become the only option left for my summer fashion.

Then I flied to Thailand, hoping to have a sunshine-beach-coconut juice therapy like before, but the fact is, July-August are also rainy months in Thailand. The whole beach looks gloomy and windy…fine, then let’s forget about the sunshine-bikini-beach fantasy and put my velvet bandeau on 🙂

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Velvet bandeau with cardigan in similar color, ideal for the rainy weather. (@Fashionmimo)

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Tips to survive the showers: 1. wear calf-length culottes 2. wear sandals 3. change them to rain boots when it rains heavier (@Fashionmimo)

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Dress with summer pattern (@Fashionmimo)

Spring Retro Lookbook

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Haven’t seen you all for a while and haven’t updated my lookbook for a long while as well. Even though the weather is still quite unsettled (raining all the time), but it finally gets warmer after the long period of raining. And I think spring is an ideal time for me to show you some retro outfit ideas because as the weather is not too hot or too cold, I can play more with different layers and don’t need to worry about sweating too much during the shooting. (@Fashionmimo)

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With the ruffle sleeve blouse from Topshop, the flare jeans from Forever 21 and the vintage Chanel bag I found in Japan. (@Fashionmimo)

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70’s picnic look: Check blazer from H&M, shirt from M&S, still with the Forever 21jeans and flats from Salvatore Ferragamo. The highlight of this look is the Japanese print scarf which I found it in a shop next to my yoga studio. (@Fashionmimo)

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90’s school look, all about denim denim denim (@Fashionmimo)

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OOTD: Let’s cross the sea

Long time no see, and belated congratulations to my 1-year-old blog FASHIONMIMO!!!

I started my half-year internship one month ago, right after I came back in HK. As a newbie in PR industry, everyday is a challenge, plus my bloody insomnia came back to visit me again… Recently I really have that feeling that maybe I will be able to write something like Eat Pray Love after this period. Yeah you could expect my next post will be all about meditation, yoga and stress relief…

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70’s Fever

Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival is back in Hong Kong again this weekend. With over 45,000 participants in 2014, the scale is even larger this year . So please dress up and get ready for the music, arts and film carnival.

It’s never too hard to decide what to wear for a music festival: you could just wear whatever you want! To be Comfortable and Interesting, I think maybe that’s the only rule.

In fact, I have been dreaming to do some 70s outfit for a long time but I don’t have much chances to practice it since normally I’m just a bookworm shuttling between lecture hall and dorm.

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So let’s see what are my key concepts about 70s:

1.Denim, especially flared jeans

If I have to choose 10 coolest designs ever, flared jeans must top the list. People always say there’s a revival of flared jeans but seriously has it ever been out of date??

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Long coat with the denim flares, laid-back temperament.(@Fashionmimo)

2. Midriff Top, don’t be shy to show your belly!

Before the prosperity of American Apparel, my impression of 70s is all about the midriff top! Now they call it crop top and it’s just for those with perfect abs, what a shame!

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3. Miniskirt, the high-waisted one

The fashion revolution of miniskirt since the early 1960s gives an enduring impact on our clothing culture. Even though it’s been over 50 years since the miniskirt protest outside Dior London, we still see the shorten hemline as a symbol to fight for women’s right today.

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Detail of the flower headband (@Fashionmimo)

 

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Endless Summer

Keep wondering what’s going on with the weather, it’s already mid-November but in Hong Kong you still feel like in summer. So every time when I see a long coat, I tell myself “Ok I will bring you home next time, if it gets cooler.” But I still haven’t got the chance LOL

Last Sunday I have visited Peng Chau,  a small island near Hong Kong with no traffic on.  The only way to get there is to take a 20 mins ferry from the Central in Hong Kong. Basically it’s a small village surrounded by the ocean and mountains (there’s a popular hiking trail called Peng Yu Path btw). My art teacher Mr. Yeung is a Peng Chau based art guru and he has a gallery here. Thanks to his invitation, I have the chance to explore this tranquil place with strong local culture.

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Since there’s no car on the island, bikes are necessary for both tourists and residents.(@Fashionmimo)

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Jacket from American Eagle Outfitters, Sleeveless top from Topshop and A-line skirt from Outstanding Ordinary. (@Fashionmimo)

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Have to say this island is really an ideal place for photo shooting, thank you Nana Wu for modelling this time ❤ (@Fashionmimo)

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It was tea time when we entered the restaurant. In Peng Chau, afternoon tea is never a highbrow thing. Just to grab some milktea with a sandwich, life should be easy isn’t it? (@Fashionmimo)

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Street Snap Monday 2

Though it’s already Thursday due to my procrastination, I still wanna share my Street Snap Monday season 2 with you girls 😀

Strip shirt from Topshop, Flap bag from Chanel Le Boy (@Fashionmimo)

Stripe shirt from Topshop,
Flap bag from Chanel Le Boy (@Fashionmimo)

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Shoes from Miu Miu (@Fashionmimo)

Shoes from Miu Miu (@Fashionmimo)

Cardigan from Uniqlo, Dress from Topshop, Sneakers from Nike Air and bag from Dolce&Gabbana(@Fashionmimo)

Cardigan from Uniqlo, Dress from Topshop,
Sneakers from Nike Air and bag from Dolce&Gabbana(@Fashionmimo)

Both from Les Nereides (@Fashionmimo)

Both from Les Nereides (@Fashionmimo)

So, what’s your makeup/costume tips for the upcoming Halloween? Please share your views cuz I desperately want to have a  dope halloween look!  😀 (@Fashionmimo)

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OOTD: les cheveux court

First post in October! Just realised that there are only 3 months left for this year, it’s just too fast! I keep wondering why time passes much much faster now than when I was a kid, anyone feels the same?

In order to get rid of my tangled long hair and to welcome the upcoming turtule-neck season(:D), I cut my long hair short. And have to say, it’s super cool to have a carefree and neat hairstyle! Especially good for those mornings when I gotta rush to class after maybe like 4 hours sleep, I don’t even need a comb 😀

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It rained a lot in Hong Kong these days, then after this maybe we will eventually have the cool autumn. So let’s see what my OOTD is for the pre-fall weather.

Shirt from M&S, pencil skirt from ZARA. Heeled sandals and clutch are from MOUSSY. (@Fashionmimo)

Shirt from M&S, pencil skirt from ZARA. Heeled sandals and clutch are from MOUSSY. (@Fashionmimo)

Maybe some would ask: WHY pencil skirt AGAIN?? Well, I have to apologise for my pencil-skirt fetish(lol) but I’m always in love with their nice cutting!

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This time I chose a longer one with side slits. The thick fabric brings more vintage feelings to the whole look. (@Fashionmimo)

Also I need some petit flowers to avoid being dull, ring and necklace are both from the french brand Les Nereides. (@Fashionmimo)

Also I need some petit flowers to avoid being dull, ring and necklace both from the french brand Les Nereides. (@Fashionmimo)

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