Lost in Mongkok

Photos by Pierre Elma

[Boots : SammyDress][Bag : Michael Kors][Everything else : Forever 21]

And so from my previous post, Penguin and I did end up taking a jaunt to Hong Kong. After all, Macau is a little quieter than usual (well, except for the firecrackers) and what else can we do on a holiday but get out of town.

We headed straight to Mongkok supposedly to window-shop so I was careful not to pick up anything from the sale as we strolled along sneaker streets, ladies market, and the usual fast fashion stores along the way. But I couldn't help myself when we entered Monki and I laid my eyes upon a gorgeous navy midi coat with a vest as an outer-layer that I eventually succumbed. It was out of the box in a way and believe it or not, the last piece on the rack, my size. I mean, get it? It was meant to be! So I took it as a sign and brought it home with me.

Then at night, we paid a visit to the Great European Carnival per Penguin's request. He's been meaning to experiment with neon lights in pictures at night and a carnival is the quintessential location to do so. Well, as far as I'm concerned, where I'll be in the pictures and there'll be rides, sweets, and giant teddy bears involved, why not? And of course, I get access to those photos to share with you so stay tuned as they'll be up here really soon.

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this photo set that he took as we wandered in the ever busy streets of Mongkok. Oh, and I hadn't really noticed until the photos that I was sort of a walking Forever 21 mannequin in all Forever 21 pieces except for the blue chelsea boots, which is a gift from SammyDress, and this Michael Kors selma bag. I'd thought about this scenario for so long and lead me to conclude that I should lessen my visits to Forever 21 or at least when I do, to stop picking up an item from almost every rack in one go because clearly, there's plenty other brands out there. Right? It's a bad habit that should be stifled.

Anyway, love or loathe, let me know our thoughts down below. Cheers!


  1. cool style and love the location!

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  2. beautiful pics! :) ♡ paaula-fotografia.blogspot.com

  3. Really nice pictures :)


  4. Oh my gosh this sounds like a great trip. I hope you had a great time although it sounds like you did. I love the pictures here-the city is an amazing background :) Love the all black outfit with the pop of blue!
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

  5. Bahaha oh man, I've been popping into Forever 21 and H&M waaaay too often lately. I can see it in my closet too...sigh
    LOVE these photos too! Penguin is such a great photographer - he knows exactly how to shoot you too so you stand out in the crowd. Of course, it helps when he's got such a great model :P Love your outfit Carla, I want this oversized coat now!
    I was shopping earlier and felt so uninspired I didn't get anything - now I need to go out again, this time with fresh inspiration!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  6. I miss Hong Kong much!! Your photo set is gorgeous. Sometimes I wonder how Hong Kong streets makes us feel so fabulous and fancy. I don't know it's just me or what. Anyway, have a great time!


  7. Your pictures are amazing ! And you look really good ! xoxo ♥

  8. This trip looked like so much fun! I'm glad you went. Tell Penguin he made a good choice. :P

    I love the pop of color with your purse and your shoes! There's nothing like great accessories to reveal how really great black and white are for an outfit choice. :D




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