25 January, 2011

Flats-Hunting and Meet Anh

25 January, 2011

Last week Sassy guest blogger Anh introduced us to some of her favourite things… This week she’s back to give us some tips on flats-hunting!

No, I’m not referring to the residential kind, I am referring to shoes! Like most busy cities, the streets of HK are treacherous for heels. I’m sure we all wish we could be Carrie Bradshaw traversing the streets of NYC in our fabulous designer soles. However, us mere mortals will have to settle for shoes that are comfortable and won’t give us bunions when we are 60. And if we are all being honest, we love flats.

So this week, I wanted to share some flats that I have come across recently that would work with any wardrobe and are actually statement pieces in their own right. Top of my list..

Alexander McQueen Skull Ballet Flats

Paying homage to the late Alexander McQueen, these flats are the outfit, not add to the outfit. Made from the softest kidskin leather and Swarovski crystal encrusted skulls, you can’t help but want to just look at them all day ! Available at Lane Crawford for the shoe aficionados amongst us.

Zara Punched Blucher

Like me, if you haven’t managed to really get into the whole brogues look but kinda leaning towards it and can see the style appeal, these cute flats from Zara should do the trick. Soft suede and slim fitting enough to keep it looking feminine, they would work well with cropped jeans or even a cute romper suit to add a bit of edge. Available also in navy blue and for a steal at HK299, you can’t go wrong.

Chanel Cork flats

The latest offering from Chanel Cruise 2011 are these gorgeous cork inspired flats. I couldn’t resist and recently invested in a pair myself and wore them to bring in the new year with a black mini dress. Classy, sassy and most of all will mean you can be racing across town and still look good.

Meet Anh…

I am a Vietnamese-Australian currently living in HK with my husband. As my previous post  “ .. these are a few of my favourite things..” reveals that I am a real girl’s girl and a lover of fashion.

Over the years, I have travelled extensively and having lived in Sydney and London, my sense for fashion and styling have developed into what I consider to be classic comfort with a metropolitan twist.

Good tailoring and unique, but subtle detailing is what it is all about for me. I always think that dressing up should be fun and something that one should do and take pride in every day. There is never an excuse to look bad !  My passion for travelling has allowed me to indulge in fashion too. I love to watch what the local women are wearing, how they wear their hair, what accessories they favour and most of all, how everything is pulled together.

Recently I was traveling with my husband through central Turkey. We stayed in a small village where the local women wore floral MC hammer style pants which looked incredibly comfortable and practical for the dessert heat. So I bought a pair of navy ones with little red, pink and white flowers to wear with my singlet tops for the princely sum of $10. The next day, as we flew out and I was flicking through my latest copy of In-Style, there was a spread on vintage floral pants and dresses !  It certainly pays to keep an eye out for true fashion inspiration from the women who know how it’s done.

At the moment, I am loving strong block colours and with summer just around the corner, I am feeling inspired by the latest Chloe range for it’s pretty soft colour palette and gorgeous eyelet dresses.

I am excited to be a part of Sassy Style and look forward to sharing with you some of my favourite things that are to come.


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