“Once you are high up, go on with the wind and the beautiful mighty birds, but never forget your roots and the humble worms that surround.”
Down-to-earth and flying high
There is an endless sea of skyscrapers in Hong Kong, because space is such a scarce resource. They are no doubt the essence of Hong Kong, therefore, a sight worth capturing. Today fashion photographer Karin Karas takes us high up to a rooftop in Kennedy Town, an area that is currently being graced by Hong Kong’s urban expansion.
I carry the earthly vibe in 4 shades of solid brown in my outfit up to the rooftop that overlook pastel buildings.
I opt for a minimalistic urban look with bold statement lips, accomplished by the M.A.C liquid lipstick in High Drama. I originally planned to completely match the outfit with the brown M.A.C lip color in Whirl, but I decide to make the lips stand out by not coordinating directly to the color palette.
The minimalism is further amplified by the solid neutral colors of the turtleneck, wide legged pants, oversized tote, and Céline leather pumps. I think that the nude turtleneck clings onto my skin so well that it conjures a sense of mystery… Lastly, I complete the HongKong chic urban vibe with my hair slicked back and Karin’s rayban sunglasses. Thanks, Karin for letting me borrow your sunnies! 😄
How do you like this look? Let me know by commenting below!
Photos by Karin Karas
Top – Uniqlo
Pants – Zara
Bag – Zara
Shoes – Céline
Lips – M.A.C. in High Drama
NILI LOTAN Gia wide-leg twill trousers • Nili Lotan
Givenchy Show Real Leather & Suede Tote – Brown • Givenchy
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour – Back In Vogue • M·A·C
Céline Leather Pointed-Toe Pumps • Celine
Ray-Ban – The Wayfarer Acetate Sunglasses – Tortoiseshell • Ray-Ban
Balenciaga Leather kitten-heel pumps • Balenciaga