It’s been raining nonstop for two weeks in Hong Kong; such Britain-like weather is driving me crazy since I can’t do any outdoor photo shootings these two weeks, especially during my precious four-day Easter holiday period in which I was expecting to catch something interesting and inspiring images to renew my burnt-out spirit from my recent work. But, anyway, so then I had a “real” holiday – locked myself in my bedroom and turned off my cellphone and stayed with me-myself-and-I for a few days, after which I realised that this is what I’ve been missing for such a long time, peace and quiet. So in retrospect, I should thank the Rain.
Rain, endless rain – I’m always struggling with what to wear when it’s raining outside since I don’t really like wearing my more gorgeous outfits for fear of the rain drops messing them up. However, it doesn’t mean I can’t be a stylist on a rainy day – Look at the British, who live in a such dreary rainy foggy murk, but then managed to combine trench coats with their fashion talent to build up a distinguishable and remarkable British style, which has become a worldwide fashion bracing today’s fashion stage.
Apart from trench coats, footwear selection is the most annoying thing for me in the rainy season. But is there something we have forgotten for a long time since most of us might never consider it as a fashionable or chic item, or rather, we just don’t know how to brighten them up? Yes, I’m talking about rain boots, which used to be one of the swankiest fashion items of which you could see Kate Moss wearing Hunter boots all the time. I bought a pair of AIGLE rain boots during Christmas last year, but did not have a chance to wear them till recently (or should I say, I had no idea how to walk in them to display their special gait and meanders since I have had to grow accustomed to tediously dressing myself in formalised office lady style). So, now it’s your turn – my AIGLE rain boots!
I got my pair of AIGLE rain boots in Hysan Place Concept Store. I love this brand because of its long history – People nowadays tend to be more interested in new so called hit products, and follow the trend and try hard to be the first person to have it so as to be accepted and considered as a fashionista. By contrast, I focus on those brands which have a long history or an attractive story but might be what we would call “forgotten” by our these generations who rabidly pursue fast-food-like fashion, as a result of the mould of H&M and Forever 21 and such ilk of clothing companies. Well, this era is all about quantity not quality, anyway.
I like the way when AIGLE introduces itself – “Each successful brand has its own history. AIGLE’s story started in 1853…” Such a long history provides AIGLE a deep and self-possessed soul, which can’t be matched much less eclipsed so easily by those newborn brands. I like AIGLE is not only because of its nicely produced fashion items, but its commercial advertising concept that always links up human spiritual civilization and nature and other creatures. Moreover, as a bear-lover, I love the bear that lives inside this fashion brand’s life, which has totally formed the feeling of the brand for me.
If you still have not gotten your ideal pair of rain boots or wellie to state your fashion attitude even in this rain season, Aigle and Maison Kitsuné are here to gift a pair of limited edition poncho and wellies – “Combining their common taste for quality and the importance placed on both functionality and aesthetic the Maison Kitsune X Aigle collaboration, exclusive to Coggles, offers a beautiful collection made in France by Aigle’s master craftsmen.”Just like they said: “Perfect for festivals and countryside walks alike, the French houses’ offering is a kit adapted to the roughest of weather conditions merging the state-of-the-art know how of Aigle and the chic and contemporary aesthetic of Maison Kitsune.” I would like to get a kit if I hadn’t gotten my exquisite green AIGLE. So check it out guys, they can make you look more stylish in rainy days.
Exclusively at Coggles.
Photographer: La Cornelius
Blouse: Zara / Sweater: Mango / Boots: AIGLE / Bag: Coach