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Instant Goddess: Every mama deserves a Cinderella moment…

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This week Instant Goddess is LOVING J Crew’s free shipping and returns to Hong Kong! Yes, I know we have our very own J Crew store here in ifc mall, but let’s face it – it’s a tad on the small side and so too are the range of sizes on offer.

Instant Goddess is very much liking the sound of the Minnie pant, billed as J Crew’s “magic pant” as it’s “sleek, chic and slim fitting” and “goes with just about everything”, which sounds like an Instant Goddess must have if there ever was one. It’s perfect for this time of year and of course, we’re liking that it comes in a stretch twill for maximum comfort with a side zip for that smooth finish at the front.

Photo 1Left: Minnie pant $950, top right Moroccan tile jacket $3050 and bottom right Thomas Mason embellished shell $2050 – all from J Crew

Mango Magic
This ethnic beaded jacket popped into my inbox this week… new in from Mango and reminded me of the lesser spotted Mango in Hong Kong. Although you’re hard pressed to find a Mango store these days in Hong Kong, you can buy online. And if you currently buy 2 or more items you get an extra 20% off with the code 6EXTRA1.

Shipping notes: Shipping costs $100 and is free if you spend over $1500. It takes 2-5 working days.

Photo 2Bead ethnic jacket $599, also available in blue from Mango

River Island makes a swim for it
If you have a holiday on the horizon and need to top up your beachwear, Instant Goddess is all over River Island’s holiday shop. It screams Ibiza, Versace and more Ibiza thanks to its collaboration with Pacha which promises instant poolside glamour. Worthy of particular note is the fine selection of standout one pieces plus fab cover-ups… ooh and don’t forget the embellished flat sandals, also extremely worthy of note!

Photo 3Top left: Green scarf print mesh insert swimsuit approx. $400, top right Gold reversible beach bag approx. $320, bottom left Embellished sandals approx. $400 and bottom right Print baroque print jersey kaftan approx. $345 – all from River Island

Photo 4Aqua embellished drawstring kaftan approx. $400 and Pink embellished drawstring kaftan approx. $400 – both River Island

Shoe of the Week
The gong this week has to go to Jimmy Choo’s Cinderella slipper given the launch of Disney’s latest Cinderella movie last week, which whipped my 4-year-old daughter and all her pals into a very excited frenzy.

Notwithstanding the jaw dropping price, how comfortable can these jewelled encrusted numbers really be?! Given my own extensive personal experience of tottering in jewel encrusted shoes, I’d say they’re probably hard as a board with all that stiff gem work. But if the shoe fits (and you have a Prince in your sights), buy two pairs… after all it’s fashion not function, baby.

Photo 5Jimmy Choo Cinderella slipper approx. $34300

Midweek Meal Inspiration

Photo 6And, yep, we’re still on the Red Carpet Detox, (yes yawn… Instant Goddess is officially boring herself now) BUT we are still finding tasty and oh-so-very healthy recipes. This week we’ve been lapping up the Roasted Pollock with Parsnip Chips and Mushy Peas! Yum!

For more recipes, check out the recipe section on the Detox Kitchen.

For the three week Detox program hop over to the Sunday Times for all the recipes.

Yogi tea saying of the week: “Love those around you to love yourself.”

Instant Goddess saying of the week: “Love has to be in the air.”

Until next time Goddesses and remember you are ALWAYS, ALWAYS worth it XX

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