My first hosting of a fashion event on a boat in spring was quite stressful for me, the main reason was the weather; as we all know, Hong Kong can really rain, continuously, for the whole month in April, and thus this event was almost cancelled or rescheduled. We got some luck however, and the weather turned out to be brilliantly sunny for the first time after incessant rain and gloom for nearly a month – a veritable miracle, the morning Nadia texted me and I was literally screaming for joy when I woke up without hearing rain drops on the sill and saw blue skies outside my window. Well, we’re blessed!
The idea of this party was from Nadia’s tea party at her place another day. As summer is coming and everyone was longing for the beach after a dreary winter, therefore, a beach /boat party was calling, and it only took a bit of spunk and sparky, pro-action zing to set the plan in motion – I just like to get everything going. As a fashion enthusiast I love theme parties, seeing all the guests dressed up and everyone having a debonair time together. The attire for this junk party I chose was a bit polished and classy, which I thought would be a wonderful contrast to a wooden junk – western classicism vs. a Hong Kong traditional junk. I knew it would work and we had to do this!Event details – Event type: Inspiring people, networking, fashion event (Semi-private) / Date: 27th April 2014, Sunday / Boat: Jaspas’ Junk
Dress Code: Women – White dress + Floral headpiece (RED lips + nails are excellent) / Men – White shirt + Bow tie + shorts / Puppies & Kitties – Bow tie (Unfortunately, we couldn’t get our pets onto the boat this time, not our four-legged ones anyway, since Jaspas doesn’t allow pets get on their wooden junks due to their smell would be hard to eliminate, as they explained.)
VIP Guest – I only got two VIP guests to attend this event this time; both of them are my Street Stylists who will/ have been featured on red-closet.com. Jesper Lindquist – who is the creative director and designer at Dienastie, a Swedish eyewear brand which expresses a zestful attitude for life of “Play Hard, Die Nastie” My interview with this inspiring designer is coming in Mid-May, so stay tuned!Nadia Daly – an Aussie journalist currently working for CNN based in Hong Kong. For more information about this gorgeous and erudite girl please read my interview with her.
Mr. Best Dressed – goes to Diego Calascibetta– who met all the required dress codes for our attire and every item he selected perfectly matched his outlook. I also like Alexander Mastrovito’s outfit with the green pattern shorts to match the green bowtie and Dienastie sunglasses, but unfortunately, there can be only one, so, next time!
Miss Best Dressed – goes to Laura Canamasas – she was the only female guest who met all of the “codes” I asked for women’s attire, even the RED lips and nails! Purr! You had it all Laura and looked fabulous, love you so much!
Event Mission – Beating the Oscar selfie! We only had one mission for this event this time, which was to beat the Oscar selfie, and we ended up making it, and this selfie has been the most epic one ever! Good job guys!
★ F&B Selection – The food and beverage package Jaspas provided was quite satisfactory, which included the main lunch meal, afternoon snacks and the whole day free flowing Bacchanalia supply of fairy-juice at a reasonable price.Guest-list: 21 inspiring people on the boat! – Apart from the two VIP guests Jesper and Nadia, we had other great people in our junk party this time. They are both from various cultural background and industries. For our male guests, we had Diego Calascibetta, who is from Argentina and working for Grupo Santander, who is also the winner of the Mr. Best Dressed this time. / Nicolas Kohl – A Swiss who owns an IT company and doing some freelance programming projects; formerly I had a cooperation with him for setting up my website. / Alexander Mastrovito – A Swede who is manager working for Scania AB. / Niall Kelly – An Irishman currently based and working in HK. Thank you for your kind words after the party, I really appreciate it! / Alex Hsu – A Taiwanese with British education background and working for tourism industry. / Nelson Diotto and Forrest, a Swede and an American who came along with their other half.We got some amazing girls on our junk this time: Ylva Morillo Nohre – who was used to be a lawyer and just relocated in HK with her husband Nelson. / Winnie and Clare Healy, two girls working in PR and event planning. / Lucia Radu – who is from Romania and working for a trading services firm./ Laura Canamasas – a Spanish lady who works as a Business Manager at Wynd co working space. (She is also the winner of Miss Best Dressed this time). / Sauling Kan – A Malaysian Chinese working for Prophet / Anna Cheng – the owner & founder at AME Gallery / Chia Yu Chen & Curby Ke – both are Taiwanese girls with British education and working in HK / April HyoJu Kim – a Korean who used to study and live in Beijing and just relocated to HK with her husband Alexander.Thanks everyone who came to the party; we had a blast and I look forward to seeing all of you at the next event soon – which won’t be long, no doubt!