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Body Positivity #bodytalk on RTHK Radio 3 #2 – Marina Bay

Body Positivity #bodytalk on RTHK Radio 3 #2 – Marina Bay

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Curves in Asia #Bodytalk series Episode 2 – Today our guest is Marina Bay, the founder and CEO of Befast tv – a tech start up multimedia website and also a friend of mine. Our guest for this episode is different from […]

Body Positivity #bodytalk on RTHK Radio 3 #1

Body Positivity #bodytalk on RTHK Radio 3 #1

Hi all! The 1st episode of Curves in Asia Body talk was on air on Friday 15th Oct, 2016. It is an absolute honour for me to be with RTHK 3 to talk about body positivity, a topic Hong Kong has rarely tapped into! Our […]

Hong Kong First Body Positivity talk at RTHK Radio 3

Hong Kong First Body Positivity talk at RTHK Radio 3

Hi Everyone! It’s been a while since I have written a post! So, I’d like to give you an update on what I have been doing in the past few months; apart from a well deserved holiday in Italy (<– check out my photos on Instagram!) I […]

My Body Positive experience at Tedx Lingnan University – Bold

My Body Positive experience at Tedx Lingnan University – Bold

This year in March, one of the most amazing experiences in my life happened –  I did a TED Talk about body positivity. I have spread the message to a crowd of 200 people, it was terrifying but at the end all worth it. All these […]

My world was made better all by myself 世界因為自己而變得豐富

My world was made better all by myself 世界因為自己而變得豐富

I studied in the local school when I was young, from primary to secondary (I am a high school drop out!). When I was in high school, 5’4 at 180lbs, most of my school friends and mates always make fun of my weight and make […]


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1 day in Helsinki

1 day in Helsinki

Every year I would go on a longer trip, the only holiday that allows me to travel far, which is by end of Summer.

Being in the midst of global warming means that it’s the best time to be in Europe in Sept/Oct.
It definitely rains less, not as hot anymore and just the way I like it – depends where you are in Europe, it spans from 6-23C.

This year my trip starts from Helsinki, even though I was only there for 3 nights 2 days, I get a glimpse of how it’s like being in the metropolitan Helsinki, it’s really not much of a difference than other European main city, even though way more relaxing and slow.

I always travel to find clothes since there is almost nothing in my size available to try on in Hong Kong.
This time I feel really lucky just strolling around the city and wandered to a street where there are plenty of stuff in my sizes.

Fredrikinkatu 36, where a large second hand clothing store, some boutiques for ladies and a lingerie place stationed.
I feel that it can take care of all my needs within 3 hours of shopping since it’s so centralised.
I have made a video for you to check out my day of Helsinki.

Also, the food of Finland! I guess it is really what helps most people get through the day cheerily or even a significant highlight, because all the produce around are extremely fresh; even the smoked and marinated product which are supposed to be aged, you can still taste most of the freshness in them.

Here is another video I have put together of all the meals I have had and food I have tried in 1 day. Hope you can also get an idea if next time you find yourself in Helsinki.

Food tasting is an essential part of travel because through a place’s main culture, i.e. food, you can really learn a lot from how people live their daily life. The essence, and diversity in human race.

Long Weekend Shanghai (alternative guide)

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Re-surface

Re-surface

Yeh what would Lotta do? Haha 2017. Kids born after 2000 knows. I have been very quiet but to make a come back. I still like it much more with this site as my personal blog instead of anything commercial. #curvesinasia will be it’s own […]


Women’s Plus size clothing in Hong Kong

Women’s Plus size clothing in Hong Kong

This is a lasting topic for larger women living in Asia, especially for my fellow expat friends who live in Hong Kong.We complain about how we difficult it is to find clothes in Hong Kong for plus size ladies, as almost all the shops in town have clothing available in 3 sizes only. Let alone the plus size, even an average US size 10 would find it challenging to buy clothes in Hong Kong; as the sizes are usually XXS, XS and S!

Here is the ultimate shopping guide for Plus size women and some tips of where we would find modern clothing and shoes in larger sizes in Hong Kong.

Cheap Finds

My favourite activity on a Sunday Afternoon – go to samples shops scattered around in Hong Kong for treasure hunt.

As an export hub of thousands of manufacturers from China, Hong Kong holds a lot of hidden gems in the city. If you would go to the Ladies market in Prince Edward, it is the place to be; there are over 50 shops on both sides of the road, and you can find many International brands from the smallest size 00 to size 24/3X(e.g. Forever 21 Plus, Lane Bryant, Coasts, Talbot, River Island).

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At Fa Yuen Street, I found these shorts of Forever21 Plus at one of the shops for HK$59 (US7.5)

It only depends on your luck what you can find! I will have a separate post on this later.

There is only 1 plus size brand in Hong Kong

7 million population, 1 plus size brand? You think I am kidding you, but sadly I am not.
Although saying that, there are many plus size clothing available here online nowadays, mainly without brands.
Therefore, for plus size brands, there is indeed only 1 called Fashion Corner Plus.

I have made a video with the founder of FC+ here you can watch it below 🙂

Showcase of FC+ product

High Street brands in Hong Kong


Marks and Spencers

When most people hear about MnS, they are already assuming that their clothes are “out of date” and mostly for conservative consumers. It is not true.

Trendy line Limited Edition goes up to Size 14, sometimes 16 and 18 if we are lucky. They use to carry all styles in 16 and 18, but this has changed in the summer 2014, I am guessing it’s because being fashionable as a plus size woman is not popular in Hong Kong as most of us are still conservative about the fashion choices.

I also recommend their luxury line – Autograph, it is very tasteful, sophisticated yet stylish. Targeting consumers with elegant taste. This line goes up to UK18.

Other lines others up to size 18 with odd pieces of 20 and 22, and their shoes run up to US9.5/EU42.

Zara, HnM, Mango, Forever 21
These brands would carry some UK size 14/EU44, in their Causeway Bay and Central shops for Zara.
Occasionally from HnM, but not designed for busty girls.
Forever 21 does not have plus size line in Hong Kong but sometimes you may be able to find one or two XL in their 5-storey flagship store.
The key is to look for the thicker stretchy material.
These shops have shoe sizes up to US9/EU41 but they usually run small.

 

High Street Fashion for In-betweenies

Topshop has opened in Hong Kong since June 2013 and it is the only high street fashion store that offers size 16 for the younger generation. Their shoes are fabulous, boutique line offers high quality pieces and shoes size up to UK8/EU42.

On a side note, Swedish Brand MONKI locates in Langham Place, Mongkok and Granville Road in TST has size L that fits a UK size 16/18 body. And most of their tees are very roomy, so they fit a UK 22 sometimes.

Mid Range Italian/German brands available in Sincere Department Store

I have discovered the clothing choices in this department store that usually carry mature clothing, which can turn into useful good quality basic items for most age.

Read the post here

High-end Fashion Brands for Mature Style
If you can pick money out from trees, you can always go to the beloved Lane Crawford, Swank and Joyce and ask for their personal shoppers for help. They do carry certain styles in Size XL/44 however the cut would be usually very fitted.

For other retails stores with plus size available in Hong Kong, they are mostly found at 1/F Sogo, Causeway Bay. Surprisingly these brands have clothes up to size XXL / IT52.

Anne Klein New York 
Escada Sport
Joan and David
Marina Rinaldi
Mariella Burani

St.John

Small Boutiques (by appointment only )

Rosarini
Love It – up to size UK16

Japanese Style

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ELPLUS

I will keep updating this post

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Last update: 1/11/2017


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