VFW FW '15 | Day One


On me: pants via Value Village & Boots via Jeffrey Campbell
Photography: DreamerCharmyn

If you successfully scrolled past all of the runway shots, congrats!
Regardless of the large quantity, these were my favourite shots of the night.

Having a class that prevented me from attending on time last year, I was pleased to arrive several minutes before the show started. 
Lining up, I was excited to see familiar and new faces.
Especially We Are to The 9's! 

As for my outfit, I wanted to wear something that would hold comfort for my exam, but retain enough style to pass off at fashion week. 
(hence culottes)
Remember when I spoke about culottes in my last post? 
Well, here they are in all glory.
Culottes as I've said, have the amazing power to be worn in any situation. 
From business (casual) events, school, and to fashion week.

Watching the show I was excited to see what the week would behold, and as per usual I was not disappointed.
Especially watching our local designers such as Alex S. Yu, Connally McDougall, and of course, Grandi's Atelier.
Once the gala ended, Cassandra, Ricci, Grace and I decided to head to Warehouse for dinner, where we all munched on burgers, poutine and chicken wraps. 
Till next time lovelies!
Komorebi(n.): Sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees

Xo Charmyn

Cassandra + Ricci - We Are To The 9's
Aurora - Style by Fire 



On me: top & boots via Forever 21, skirt & jacket via Asos (skirt on sale) + (buy jacket
Photography: DreamerCharmyn 

Spending a lax day indoors, I used a morning and afternoon editing at Eat.it, a restaurant a friend promised would:
Have a lot of daylight, serve a killer parma ham sandwich, and was a place one could escape from work for a little while.
Ironically enough I was working, but it didn't mean that I couldn't work somewhere other than the library.

Noting the cold nights Hong Kong provided, I opted for my favourite motto jacket, and a leather midi skirt to complete the look. Initially I was dubious about midi skirts and their translation to my 5ft stature, but after giving these a go I can say they're one of the best investments next to culottes.

Practically at sundown and near battery death, I met up with Ines to shoot and scour for dinner.
After shooting at a somewhat secluded bridge, Ines and I dined at Mihn & Kok, a Vietnamese restaurant both of us loved.
The remainder of our dinner was talking about future getaways, the difference between living abroad and at home, and most importantly desert. 
That, and where would we roam next.
That's what I love about being at home, the possibility of never knowing where your feet may take you, but that you're in good company to enjoy the walk. 
Till next time lovelies!
Komorebi(n.): Sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees

Xo Charmyn

Sun-Day in Klarra!


On me: top (buy me) & skirt (buy me) via Klarra
Photography: V for Visala

Suffering from severe nostalgia, heres a look I shot with the multi talented Visala Wong!
Visala and I have kept in contact through blogging, Instagram and emails, so it was lovely to finally meet her in real life to hug her! We began with a early brunch at Brick & Lane, where we basked about past experiences, studying abroad, and future life decisions. Speaking to her felt like I had an older sister, her words and experiences prompted me to consider my goals for 2015, and what I wish to accomplish with my degree. 
Not to mention Visala is one of the most dedicated people I've ever met, her efficiency and energy is nothing but contagious. 
Seriously, half of these shots wouldn't have even existed if it weren't for her creative spirit.
Speaking of creativity, Visala also created Dream Locket, a pre-wedding photography and fashion consultant agency!
Check it out! (click me)

Speaking of nostalgia, one of my favourite holiday pieces during the holidays was from Klarra!
It was relieving to finally discover a clothing brand that not only focused on design, but also quality as well.
 I know it sounds cliche, but wearing clothes that are whimsical, not sheer, and have the ability to adapt to physical activity is something I need.
Take this shoot for instance, if the skort was super tight and constricting, no way would I have been able to climb the railings. 
(yes, I lack physical activity)
Having finished with our shoot and having hectic schedules, Visala skillfully guided me to Cova, where we then said our goodbyes.

The remainder of the afternoon was spent having tea at Corra, a confectionary where Sabine, Julia and I met up at. It's been two years since our last reunion, so it was exciting to see how studying abroad was treating them. 
As usual the dynamics of our group was as sarcastic as ever, and it paired well with the cake we ate. 
After catching up on each others course load and mutual distaste for midterms, we all travelled back to Sabine's place where we watched Ghibli's "The Wind Will Rise". 
Till next time lovelies!
Komorebi(n.): Sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees

Xo Charmyn



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