October 10, 2012

CINDIDDY 3.0

Hi all,

The new Cindiddy blog has finally launched! Please check out cindiddy.com for a new look and feel and lots of new content. This blog can now be accessed at blog.cindiddy.com, and if you’re feeling even more nostalgic, my old old blog can be found at cindiddy.blogspot.com. Happy reading, and stay tuned for more new stuff and exciting giveaways!

xx

Cdy

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August 9, 2012

ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH

The anticipated grand opening of the Abercrombie & Fitch store in Pedder Building, Central is almost here! For the last couple of days, we have all been spoiled with a really great view of tanned, smiling models with ripped bodies and tight abs, so I can’t say we’ve been complaining about the long wait. I was lucky enough to meet a few of these infamous A&F models and turns out that they’re as friendly as they are fit. A big thank you to the Abercrombie and Fitch team for everything and a copy of one of their exclusive books! And if you’re not sure what you want to buy at the grand opening Saturday, check out our What’s Good post! (link)

xx

Cdy

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August 7, 2012

I’M ON A BOAT

After a long week of work and and events, I look forward to the weekend filled with (hopefully) good weather, good company, and hanging out in the water. Gotta get that vitamin D fix somehow! Shopping for bathing suits is always fun because they’re almost an outfit in themselves. Pair it with a casual beach bag, and you’re good to go. The weather’s really nice today too actually…Wish I wasn’t stuck inside in front of the computer! Haha.

From top left to right:
Thayer Halter one piece [US$209], Balmain zebra-print cotton terry cloth beach towel [US$236], Chloe woven oversized tote [US$299], 6 Shore Road Coast one piece [US$96.60], By Caprice Cut Out Frill Swim Suit [US$60], Matthew Williamson
Purple boned band bikini [US$345], Urban Outfitters donut pool float [US$18], Rebecca Minkoff Striped leather and canvas tote [US$115], Alexander Wang track swimsuit [US$175], Urban Outfitters Reef Neon Lace-Up One-Piece Swimsuit [US$55]

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July 18, 2012

GIVENCHY F/W 2012 PREVIEW

The Givenchy Fall/Winter 2012 collection is a creative mix of masculinity and femininity with attention to different textured fabrics, architectural styles, and beaded details. Even though the clothing is for fall and winter, when everybody is a fan of black, the collection is bold with bright reds and orange. I loved all the dresses– hand-sewn with lace, chiffon, and silk. But I wonder, does the angry rottweiler belong to Richard Tisci?

xx
Cdy

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July 13, 2012

TEN WAYS TO DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL STYLE


Photo courtesy of the Man Repeller, my absolute favorite blog to follow and someone who has a clear, fun sense of personal style.

1.) What’s fashion anyway?
Fashion in a nutshell is just trends that are presented to us every season to confuse and inspire us.
Don’t get confused with trends though: just because you follow them and wear the newest pieces down the runway, doesn’t mean you’re stylish. On the other hand, if you like to sport the latest and greatest, go for it!

2.) Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Except not really.
You know you’ve achieved your own signature look when someone looks at an outfit and thinks, “oh that’s so you!”
On the contrary, if someone looks at you and says “oh that’s so (insert name here), then you’ve failed.

3.) Go with your gut.
If you put something on and feel a bit off, then take it off. It’s not worth it to wear something that looks good but doesn’t feel good. Unless the message you’re trying to convey is “I’m a fashion victim”, then by all means.

4.) “Do I look stupid in this?”
Remember that you’re supposed to get inspiration from your fashion idol, not mimic them. Just because a pair of shoes looks good on them doesn’t mean it will look good on you. Try things on and ask yourself, “Do I look stupid in this?” (From what I see on the street sometimes, I assume the answer is usually “YES”). Even if it’s a “maybe I do look stupid”, it’s a signal from your brain saying “Don’t do this to my body.” In that case, don’t fight it. Listen.

5.) You are who you are.
If your typical style is jeans and tee then go with jeans and tee. I go to events underdressed all the time because that’s just how I dress. It’s more about you then the clothes you wear. I’d rather leave the house looking myself then leave the house screaming “FASHION”.

6.) Investments are worth it. Really.
There are things brands like Givenchy, Celine, and Chanel can offer you that shops like topshop, H&M, and Zara cannot. The quality of design and the actual product is always a million times better and can literally be a companion you spend your life with. I usually invest in bags because they’re my soft spot for brand names. We’re talking about being stylish with personal style, not spending on things that are current and trendy. Sometimes you have to give in to certain things to achieve the style in personal style.

7.) Code of conduct
Just because you’re a certain way, have a certain style, wear certain things, doesn’t mean everyone else is wrong for being different. You might not understand everyone’s style, but you have to respect it. If it’s hard to digest, I find it easiest to look at as “art.” But don’t hate. These days, boys wear women’s clothing and girls love menswear. It’s all the same. They’re just clothes.

8.) What kind of person are you?
Come up with a few words that represent you and your personality, and check to see if those words fit with what you’re wearing. If your keywords are menopause, rich, and closed minded, make sure you look that way so people will know to avoid you. If it’s young, wild, and free, then put on some butt-cheek exposing denim shorts, a printed tee, and leather jacket. You get the point.

9) Experimentation is key!
If you aren’t sure what suits you best, just give everything a go. Spend a day at Lane Crawford or H&M, and try on a million things. Take photos and go home, and see what doesn’t hurt your eyes. Fashion and clothing should be easy and stress relieving not anxiety-inducing and stressful. If you’re not having fun, then you’re not doing fashion justice.

10) Don’t listen to me!
Who cares what I have to say? Give me your two cents on personal style!

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June 20, 2012

HELLO, J. CREW!

My friend Kevin Poon helped curate a project with J. Crew called “Hello, World”, a collective of ten tastemakers from all around the world showing how they wear the brand and it make it their own. This exclusive J. Crew feature was photographed and filmed with people from Paris, Tokyo, London, Milan, and more. In fact, the launch of the project was done here at Liger, the boutique by Hilary Tsui (Congrats on the feature by the way! You look amazing). I always find it interesting to see how creative people translate their personality from idea to outfit, so check out how these special ten incorporate J. Crew in their everyday lives.

I’ve had the honor of meeting the crew from J. Crew, and all I can say is that I can’t wait for them to officially open in Hong Kong. In the mean time, let’s take advantage of their world-wide shipping and get a few new staple pieces!

xx

Cdy

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June 6, 2012

PARTYING WITH ISABEL MARANT

photos by Tim.Chang327@gmail.com

Isabel Marant one shoulder dress
Matahari x Cindiddy clutch (BUY NOW! at i.t)
Topshop flats

One day after interviewing Isabel Marant, we had the pleasure of hanging out with her at Zuma. Quite honestly, the friendliest designer i’ve ever met. Though that might not be saying much as i’ve only met a handful, in person. I went to the patio for a cigarette with my boyfriend and saw that she was there smoking too! With designers, you never know what you’re gonna get, you know you want to talk to them… but you also know that they’ve probably done over a thousand interviews the day before and isn’t in the mood to socialize. Especially with a blogger! haha. With that in mind, of course i kept my distance. After her cig, she walked over to me, put her arm around my shoulder and whispered in my ear, “That girl over there, is wearing the same dress we are.” lol. She’s awesome.

We ended up at Yardbird, ate and drank the night away.

Thank you I.T for everything!

xx
Cdy

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May 8, 2012

OFF AGAIN IN MY WORLD

AJE skirt and dress on chair @ChristingC.com

Back to LA! Before coachella we stayed in LA for two nights, to rest and get over the time difference. Despite the BAD reviews online we’ve decided to experience staying at the Palihouse ourselves. Its the perfect accommodation to sleep your jetlag away! The living room is Huge, the kitchen was more then i could ever ask for! Equipped with a blender to make alcoholic smoothies. haha (when making alcoholic drinks, i recommend a straw hat, neon tee and karen walkers) An inspirational space with black carpet and no privacy in the bathroom (theres a window in the shower that looks into the living room! haha) Spent more then half my stay in the bed, rolling around…sleeping. One retarded thing was the TV, we never got it to work properly.(also too lazy to ask for help) But i was expecting a heavy dose of maury!

We’ll be back.

xx

Cdy

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April 14, 2012

CAN CAN YOU HEAR ME

photos by Tim Chang (tim.chang327@gmail.com)

H&M blouse (on sale NOW) $70hkd
TWINKLE nude tank dress
VINTAGE clutch
TOPSHOP flats
random hat
ELIZABETH AND JAMES glasses

Im in LA! leaving for Palm Springs in about an hour and a half… waiting for Urban Outfitters to open. I refuse to leave LA with out a pair of shoes! Refuse. Stocked up on Aveeno products. Had my first real taco! Walked like i’ve never walked before. Listened to Lana Del Ray all trip, over and over and over. Hope i come back with a tan but weather hasn’t been great. 3am Korean late night feast is amazing! Breakfast sausages, eggs and pancakes for breakfast. Overall, this patron infused LA visit has been fairly pleasant.

Coachella! are you ready??????

xx
Cdy

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March 30, 2012

LOVE ME LIKE I LOVE YOU

photos by Tim Chang (tim.chang327@gmail.com)

ON ME:
AJE dress @ChristingC.com
Topshop shoes
Celine luggage
Karen Walker glasses @WOAWpopup
ON JARED:
Acne denim shirt
Lane Crawford x Opening ceremony pants
Vans shoes
All from Cool Kids @LaneCrawford

Don’t know if you guys notice but almost all my post titles are lyrics from songs i listen to. In my last post i wrote about how my environment inspires what i wear and how i dress. Lyrics and music is the main source of inspiration for my writing. I don’t remember where i read this but i remember a famous musician once said… “if you can put the meaning of Love or the feeling of Love into words and music then you’re more then half way there” I don’t know how that is relevant to my writing but since then i’ve always kept that in mind and made great efforts to put my feelings in black and white. I wish i was more literate, i wish i knew more vocabs and at times i wish i could make you feel what i feel through the few words i write on here. You feel me?

xx
Cdy

P.S Happy Birthday Tim and JJ (theWanderlister) !!!

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February 29, 2012

ALWAYS THINK IT COULD BE WORSE

Whenever you think you have it bad. Just think…or actually, just KNOW that it could be worse. The mind is an amazing thing. It makes you believe things that aren’t true. It makes you think you can do things that are “impossible.” We all have one so why dont we use it to our advantage? Being able to be realistic is a gift. To accept reality takes courage. If what i just said is true. Then we all have the ability to think we have this gift and possess such courage. Sometimes you just need to say to yourself  ”stop being such a pussy and suck it up.” Yes, those exact words. haha.

xx
Cdy

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February 7, 2012

GIVE IT A DAY

Photos by TimChang (tim.chang327@gmail.com)

PROENZA SCHOULER ipad clutch @Lanecrawford.com
ZARA faux fur
AMERICAN APPAREL stripe sweater
INCASE iphone case

It took God seven days to create earth. Took me one to destroy it. I didn’t really destroy what God created but it felt like it. The guilt and mostly because it was within my control. How does it feel to single handedly ruin something good? I think the feeling is too complicated for me to put into words. Maybe i just don’t want to. From my past i learnt how to be the victim. How to get over it and move on. I never thought i’d now have to learn ways to deal with being the one who… I guess it’s true what they say. The table will always turn. It’s inevitable. Whats rather comforting then is that you know it will almost always turn back. Im forgetful, i like to say “no” and when i ask you what you want…Im really just asking you what you think i want. Sometimes im too optimistic for my own good, sometimes not enough.  Some say thats a good thing, some say other wise. Always bouncing from one extreme to the other. It’s tiring to not know what you want. Constantly contemplating. Someone once said im an emotional person… well, yes…right now im being emotional and all i want to say is…please be emotional with me.

xx
Cdy

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January 18, 2012

IN MY TWENTIES

photos taken with CASIO ex-tr100

SLY long sleeve tee
H&M shirt

Its my birthday in Hong Kong time. But here in vancouver its still the 17th! I had an early birthday dinner before coming to Van with all my friends at Linguini Fini. I wanna thank everyone for coming to dinner. Especially Mr. Kevin Poon for  buying all of us dinner! Kimmy poo for sitting next to me =D and Mr. Bsze for the better then sex Chocolate cake from Ms.B cakery. It’s seriously the best chocolate cake i’ve Ever had. In my mid twenties. I feel liberated. I feel comfortable. And in a way i feel invincible. So this year.. my plan is to be better and excel at everything i do. To learn more, listen more, do more.
Im gonna go out now and make the most out of my day.

xx

Cdy

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November 22, 2011

PHOTO DIARY: OCTOBER 2011

All photos taken with Casio Exlim

Heres what ive been up to! Back on my raw foods diet, been eating way too much. A little tired today. London trip with Jack Wills has confirmed! December 7th to 13th! =>

xx

Cdy

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October 27, 2011

CINDIDDY x CENTRAL CENTRAL CAMPAIGN

If you live in Hong Kong!! Go check out the new shopping destination in Central….called Central Central. Located in Landmark (old HMV). While you’re there you can also check out the Video i did with them. =>

xx
Cdy

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October 20, 2011

PHOTO DIARY: MEETING OLIVIER THEYSKEN

Had an amazing night. Meeting Olivier Theysken and obsessing over his luscious hair. omg. Always good to see my BBs (blogger buddies) Carmen Chan, Denise @Superwowomg, JJ@wanderlister, Tania@Tlikebubbletea, Christing@fashionhedonism. Of cos Hilary Tsui, Johanna Ho, Declan Chan, Koji Wang, Justine Lee, Tina Leung, Elly Lam, Alison Chan.

This is just One big shout out post obviously. lol. can you handle it.

All photos taken by Casio Exlim.

night
xx
Cdy

P.S Outfit photos by Carmen Chan coming soon! =>

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September 21, 2011

OH YEA!

During NYFW it’s hard to not snap around. Every one is so well dressed. Contributing to the fashion industry in every way possible. I love to see people doing their part, doing what they do best. And no, fashion is not only about the clothes.

xx
Cdy

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September 12, 2011

ANNA MOMENT AT DEREK LAM



Stella McCartney lace dress @ Lane Crawford
YSL tributes
Celine bag

The Derek Lam show left me speechless today. Not only because i was in love with the cut out pattern theme he had going on through out his Spring 12 collection But!! seeing Anna Wintour, Nina Garcia, Bill Cunningham, Susie bubble, Sarah Rutson, ANNA DELLA RUSSO and a bunch of other fashion celebs! I was seriously star struck. I walked up to Anna Della Russo… touched her arm and creepily asked her for a photo! URGHH!! i love her SO much… so so much. I only wish now that i took one with her. The Derek Lam show was such so exciting for Ricardo and i. After today, i totally realize just how much of a fashion Geek i am when im usually not excited to see celebrities or meet celebrities.
So, back to the show. The first dress i saw and was gasping over what the bright orange one piece with the cut out panel in front. So! gorgeous. It sort of reminded me of these traditional chinese baskets. It seems that squares were also a clear theme of the collection. The sequin dress with the squared neck line is kind of a much have. The sudden Prints that came out from backstage also wowed me.

Great collection! Congrats Derek Lam!

P.S. ANNA DELLA RUSSO!! I LOVE YOU!

xx
Cdy

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August 6, 2011

BRYAN BOY

We’ve met. But i hope we meet again! =D

xx
Cdy

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July 4, 2011

KOREA DAY ONE

exhausted from this trip. but i love SEOUL.

Aldo hat
Short & Sweet glasses
Alexander Wang bag
American Apparel legging
New balance trainers
Sweater from @luisa viaroma.com

Thank you my ‘Seoul’ mates for taking lovely pics for moi!

good night lovers,

xx
Cdy

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June 28, 2011

THE NEXT STYLE CORRESPONDENT

Fashion is not only about wearing big brands, like writing is not only about using big words. It is about utilizing what you have and what you know with what you see and what you’ve learnt along the way. It is about mixing and matching but more importantly, translating. Translating inspiration into design, into actual pieces of clothing, into the hands of us mere mortals. Allowing us to put that piece of clothing into an outfit that in turn lets us translate what we feel that particular day. To me, fashion and writing are closely related, they are both ways for me to exude emotion and show what ticks my clock. Overall, I would say my style is straight forward and easy to understand.  I’m out to infect you with my twisted insights on fashion with my writing, my photos and well, with me. To inspire is my purpose, to persuade is my goal, to live is my life.

Click to “like”

xx
Cdy

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May 2, 2011

May 3rd

Short & Sweet sweater
Puma x Hussein Chalayan bag and harem pants
Amaya wedges

Excuse the lack of updates, i have been in hiding lately.

xx
Cdy

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April 18, 2011

XXX

SLY cardigan @DMop
Puma By Hussein Chalayan harem pants
Twinkle tee/belt/clutch
Eley Kishimoto ankle boots

xx
Cdy

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May 12, 2010

AT THE MOMENT

What i love … ATM


(1) BAMBI


(2) WAVEY BEACHED

UP HAIR


(3) FLORAL/ PRINT

LOOSE SHORTS


(4) WINE LIPS

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