Yep it's still raining here. The best view of the rain is from my office, I am on the 61st floor of the IFC tower and can see all of Kowloon and New Territories. The view on the stormy days from here is mesmerizing: when the dark clouds rush from mainland over the mountains, almost black like giant spider legs, they move slowly rolling over the hills, then as they get closer to the harbour, encouraged by the wind, they speed up and suddenly you get a peak of the giant body behind the legs. Your imagination is running wild, there is something so primal about the power of nature. In a few seconds there nothing but a black wall of rain. You almost feel grateful for being locked up in a man made cement tower.
As quickly as the rain comes, it disappears, the dark spider crawls back into a far away corner of your subconscious and the grey sky looks almost harmless, more gloomy than scary, more subdued.
The beauty of this is that almost every night the clouds clear up and you can see far and clear. If you venture up towards the peak, the island and the mainland both seem new and clean, sparkling with lights, almost free from the summer dirt and humidity.
Tomorrow it might rain again or the sun may finally bless us with it's presence but today you thank the rain for doing the dirty work and cleaning this very messy city.
Back to fashion - here are the promised photos of the Electric Sekki party for Richard Nicoll. A perfect combination of fun and fashion people, HK bloggers, cupcakes, popcorn, champagne and Richard of course. One of the funniest parts was when Priscilla brought out a pair of small/giant red lips and then got everyone to pose with them. Priceless!
SAM did a perfect round up of all the blogger posts on Richard so check them out in case you have not seen them and check out her umbrella, I usually hate umbrellas but this is one is amazing!
Electric Sekki (blog): Cocktails with Richard
Elite Portraits: Richard Nicoll Cocktails FW11 Collections
Valerie: Meeting Richard Nicoll
Denise: Richard Nicoll at Electric Sekki
Sybil: Meeting Richard Nicoll
Cindiddy: Meeting Richard Nicoll
For the party I was in a silky, long and cosy moody which was a little out of the realms of edgy chic of most of the invitees, hence I found myself feeling slightly bit under-dressed. Wearing skirt by Initial, Top Club Monaco, bracelet Bimba & Lola and Boots Zara.
P.S. Thank you Daniel for the awesome photo :)