I love this very grown-up version of a tutu over at Cupcakes and Cashmere. Trimmed with a leather waistband instead of the traditional satin and in moody black as opposed to the usual pastel pink, this is one for the big girls. Of course, it’s all about how you style it though to avoid looking all a bit teen goth, and I just adore how Emily has put it together with such a casual sweater (love the elbow patches) and bag so it doesn’t come across as “try-hard”.
Hester is originally from the incredibly glamorous city of Bristol, in England. Determined to escape her West-Country roots (though a love of good scrumpy should never be lost) she packed off for uni at Oxford to waste several years on a degree in Philosophy and never looked back… Following a stint in Switzerland eating too much fondue and meeting her future husband, they jumped at the chance to follow their dream of heading to Asia, and landed in Hong Kong in 2008. Along with partners-in-crime and fellow Tai-Tais, Maura Thompson and Natalie Firestone, she founded Sassy in 2009 and then Sassy Mama in 2011 after the birth of her daughter Elodie. Number 2 daughter Margot arrived in August 2012 and then two months later it was off to her new home in Singapore with tinies in tow. Hester is discovering the Lion City one shophouse at a time with a love for seeking out Singapore’s hidden secrets!