Before I left Hong Kong, I went around to some of my favourite spots with a new friend and his film cameras. Not really places to shop or eat or do anything constructive; we decided it would be nice to just explore as if getting lost despite how familiar those areas are to me now; sometimes taking photos helps you see things as if for the first time.
As the days count down to my first exam and the quotidian pressures of academics become the prime focus of my daily routine I’ve realised that I no longer place a lot of focus (on this blog and otherwise) on what i wear. To be honest I’ve probably worn a variation of the outfit below more than 10 times in the past month; I no longer utilise blogging as a reason to dress up but rather a channel to post photos where i happen to be wearing things that I like and would wear anyway. The dress-up aspect of blogging has lost its appeal to me and I find this refreshing. I read your messages on my tumblr and in my inbox and I know that some of you miss my old posts where i used to construct more elaborate ensembles and shoots; I appreciate that you liked those and I don’t regret shooting them but I feel like the direction I’m heading in is one where my style, as well as my blogging style, are becoming more relaxed. I still enjoy showing you guys my outfits but I’ve come to appreciate that blogging for me is not just a personalised online shopping catalogue. My ramblings aren’t revolutionary in the sense that this trend of deviation from personal style posts is probably quite apparent; but i felt like writing something to you guys to say that I really enjoyed blogging like that in the past but am excited to continue on this site with a more relaxed style.
I’m also quite excited about this post because I get to showcase some film photography that isn’t my own. Hope you enjoy the photos and if you like them you can check out more of Hoi Cheung’s photos here. I’m going to continue studying for my exams now but hope you like the photos :) Sorry for the wordy post; much love to you all, as always.
All photos by Hoi Cheung Wong; Cameras: Klasse W / Minolta x700 / Polaroid / Fujifilm Instax.
I’m wearing a top from COS, vintage Yohji Yamamoto men’s trousers, sandals from COS and a bag from Straw the Label.