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UK Brand Phase Eight in Hong Kong (size 6-16)

Curvy girls I have some good news for you! 

English brand Phase Eight has opened 3 stores in Hong Kong by Rue Madame Fashion Group (actually since last year!) and they carry feminine and elegant pieces from UK size 6-16.


The selection in the store offers mostly work wear, shift dresses and some evening gowns, These are the things I see lack of in the marking in Hong Kong so they come in quite handy if we need to get some party wear etc.

Some of the styles are bigger than others and they can probably fit up to size UK20 (US16) so go try them out for the ultimate experience!

I was not aware at first about the sizes they have so I visited one to make sure. The friendly staff told me when new arrivals come in, every size would have size 16 available, which is very good and not discriminating, so kudos to Rue Madame!


As I am writing this post, I feel really excited to confirm to you that there is another brands here carrying up to size 16 apart from MnS, I basically feel lucky you know?

Like Topshop, when they first arrived, 80% of the style have size 16 available, but as time goes by, less and less styles and only the conservative ones left; after 2 years, you can hardly find any size 16 there now. 

So if any fashion buyers in HK happen to read this; I am confident to say that Phase Eight have done enough research and analyses before bringing in the size 14,16 here. Also, as you can see MnS has been around for over 2 decades selling size 6-24, there must be enough customers here that has the need. Therefore, it's not that there is no market for plus size clothing in Hong Kong, It's that you need to open the market here instead, like Phrase Eight!

In my opinion, the buyers should listen to what we want instead and do some research on their own instead of believing their sales reports, which doesn't even include the size in there to have the data analysed, and then thinking that there is no such need!

Let's have a moment appreciating this brand for breaking the tradition and allow us size 14, 16 to have more beautiful clothes to wear, and I hope in the future they will import some 18 and 20 too!

Phrase Eight Store locations in Hong Kong

Sogo TST
LG/F – 12, SOGO, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 39111660

Harbour City
Shop 2120B, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Tel: : 2155 1998

Shop 280, 2/F, City Plaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Tel: 2234 9178

Tsim Sha Tsui K11 Mall - Dry-aged Beef Burgers and size 42 Shoes!

Hey girls, it's the weekend! Many of us has been working hard all week and it's time to relax and forget about work for a bit(if you are in the line of work when you get the weekends off)! 

Tonight, I went to an area in Hong Kong called Tsim Sha Tsui, to the opening of currently the best burger place - The Butchers club. Why? Because they are the only place where their patties are made with dry-aged beef (enough said). It is located at a shopping mall called K11; and since its their opening, they are serving free mini burgers and Peroni beer for a few hours to celebrate! :)

To top it up, one of the few good bands in Hong Kong, also a couple of guys I know personally, are playing a gig as well.

The band is called The Anello; Jeff on vocal and korg machine, Michal on trumpet and keyboard , together they play some very uplifting tunes, so it's a pretty good partay if you ask me! 

And while I was visiting the mall, to my surprise, I saw a new shop there offering shoes from size 34-42. 

"Oriental Traffic" is a Japanese brand, first time I learned about them was from my visit to tokyo many years ago. But when they first opened in Hong Kong, they didn't carry LL size for most styles. 

Now that they are more established, there are many more style for us ladies with larger feet available. The friendly staff also told me that in the recent years, girls in Hong Kong seem to have grown their feet too XD, perhaps the reason why they have more styles for us! 

I am super excited and got myself a pair of fluffy Oxford shoes in an instant. Check out this spot soon to see how I pair them with an outfit <3

Here are some photos of the place, you might catch a glimpse of the shoes I mentioned ;) 


Sera Lilly Curve

2015 is the most exciting year for plus size girls yet,  as everyday, there are new brands sprung up and I can see the designs of plus size clothing keep improving and upgrading. Gone were the days when you can't even find any decent clothes for a night out or a romantic date!

Today I am going to introduce to you a brand from New Zealand called Sera Lily Curve - founded by NZ fashion designer / blogger Sera Lilly (ig:Kiwicurves) and his brother Josh in April this year, whom I followed for quite sometime now. I was quite surprise that the brand has come together and already established in a short period of time, I basically watch her whole sourcing period to launching within half a year. It also shows how much they are passionate and experienced about this business ( a big plus point!)

Josh (Left) Sara Lilly (Right)

Moreover, never have I thought that one of the most fashion forward plus size brand is happening nearer to me than in the US, so I am very excited and cannot wait to try on some of their cute playful designs.

Here are a few looks I like the most from their latest collection

First and foremost, this co-ord is just fabulous, playful suit jacket with cape detail, in a tribal x Memphis style pattern. Who wants to stand out at a party or an event? get these!

If you want someone more romantic, like an outfit to go on a date on Saturday Afternoon, here you go. the look below is perfect for it. It's casual yet ladylike, pair with some accessories and straw hat, you will look super cute and summery. I guess especially for Australia and New Zealand since it's the summer over there. Denim  and flowery patterns are trending at the moment so don't miss it.

Feeling a bit lazy and want to go for dresses? This is my pick from their collection, as I like the off shoulder detail and the bold royal blue colour. I would wear some gladiator boots with it and a small chain clutch.

Last but not least, Sera Lilly already developed the accessories line to go with the collection. Personally I think these small bags are gorgeous and practical, they perfected the first compact yet well rounded collection of theirs. I cannot wait to see what's next for this brand and I have super high hopes in it!


Women's Plus Size Work Clothes / Workwear

Hey There! I just learned about this new brand called Universal Standard, seems like a beautiful collection of higher quality products. The coat above and its little red detail tell it all (although the campaign is a little too subtle and dark, I cannot really take a good look at the overall craftsmanship of the collection) , but you can be the judge and below is the rest of the collection.

Talking about work clothes for plus size women, just like any other plus size fashion or clothing, there aren't too many choices out there, but of course you still have some options and it's not like you won't find clothes to wear ;)

The best established brand goes to Carmakoma from Denmark for it's elegant design that fits properly on plus size women.

The spanish brand was one of the first to use a plus size model in their campaign back in 2007 ( I still have the hard copy booklet!), but not until last year, they launch the plus size line Violeta. Just like Mango, it covers all segment for plus size women - casual wear, party wear and also included workwear.

There are also other brands which are not as minimalist as could be, but good options for the formal dressing needs.

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