Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chic Escapes: Maldives

It's been gray and wet and miserable in Hong Kong and we haven't seen the sun since Friday. It's very depressing and I can't wait until we leave for the Maldives next Thursday. I am excited to try both the Four Seasons Resorts in Kuda Haraa and Landaa Giraavaru. We haven't had a beach holiday since Bali last February 2009, so I am looking forward to a relaxing and massage-filled vacation.

While I wait for Thursday to come, I hope to survive the gloomy Hong Kong weather by planning the perfect Maldives outfits. Here are my inspirations.

I love this look from Michael Bastian. Beach party chic. Although I would change the black shirt to white or something lighter.

An unlined powder blue blazer from Burberry Prorsum would be perfect especially when paired with linen trousers.

I love all the prints in this Hermes outfit. I love the shorts. Must go to Hermes. I already have the early version of the sandals.

This ombre-esque cardigan from Bottega Veneta reminds me of Prada's women's cardigans and skirts from 5 or 6 years ago. I love the look of it but not sure I can pull it off. It's worth swooning over nevertheless.

This straw and white leather tote from Gucci would be the ultimate beach bag. It's roomy and great for stuffing magazines, books, a beach towel, sunblock, sunglasses and iPod.

Now I have to find pieces in my closet to substitute with given that the prices of these pieces would cost more than our trip to the Madives.


  1. The top pic hands down though I agree with you: a white shirt. :) 'Enjoy your holiday'(I say whilst glowing green, lol!)

  2. The Maldives sounds like heaven! I want that ombre cardigan from BV for myself...and that Gucci tote...parfait!

  3. both beautiful pieces that i hope to acquire at the next sample sale

  4. Blue, I Love your place!!! We have the same dining room chairs. And you're vacation pick is pretty spectacular. I looked into going there a couple of years ago but found out the travel time was crazy from Toronto. You're so lucky to live on that side of the world! Have lots of fun!

  5. thanks ana.

    will be in toronto in july and i hope to see you!