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Us mamas like a bargain, but we don’t like rummaging through crowded sale racks or queuing for fitting rooms with a tot in tow, so how to get a quick style fix? Our new Sassy Mama style blogger Katie Kay gives us her top tips to make you feel like a goddess with the least amount of energy expended!

So, we’re Mums.. we still want to look good, but quick! This is where instant goddess comes in. Quick style fixes to help you look and feel good. Mamas it’s time to regain our fabulousness or maximise it! Get your shopping goggles on.

It’s that frenzied sale time of year when you walk into Zara and straight out again not being able to cope with the hoards rummaging through the mountains of sale leftovers. Now, don’t get me wrong I do love a sale bargain, but I can’t be doing with the bargain wrestling, queuing and more queuing especially with a small baby.

So, this week’s blog is all about staying away from the sale masses but finding unique, reasonably priced instant goddess fashion fixes without the sale stress and also doing some good – supporting local talent.

Sharing the Kaftan Love
one of my favourite finds in Hong Kong is a little kaftan shop, called Aavishkar Designs, in midlevels tucked away on Seymour Road behind Robinson Road’s Wellcome. Whether it’s an exquisitely beaded kaftan, intricate embroidery, richly coloured Indian fabrics or natural soft cottons this little gem of a shop has something for everyone. It’s definitely worth checking out for the perfect glam cover up.

For the detail of work and quality the prices are reasonable.  Kaftans range from HK500 to HK1,200 and there’s always a sale rail from HK250 up.

Aavishkar Designs, Ground Floor, 13 Seymour Rd, Mid-Levels, 2104 9288

Zero Noir
I met Tiffany Bisley, the girl behind Zero Noir, at Soho Shop Walk the other night.  A lovely bubbly Aussie with some great designs to boot… Stylish party pieces, snappy silk dresses, luxe maxis – all instant answers to that “oh what to wear?” dilemma on a night out in Hong Kong.  Just throw these on and let them do the talking. No need to accessorise apart from a pair of killer heels of course.

Zero Noir is available online at and Tiffany also sells by appointment only from her studio in Sheung Wan, email [email protected] or call 92769418.

A newcomer to Hollywood Road and a little bit different to the regular Soho Boutiques in that they stock reasonably priced, original designs by a Dutch designer based in Shanghai.  The quality is good, items are not too pricey and they even stock shoes in large sizes for us girls with big feet!

I loved these shorts (HK590), also available in black..great for rolling around on the floor with the baby when wanting to keep your modesty intact at Panda Junction. I also loved these maxis too…lovely pops of colour to keep us buzzing.

DIS pink silk maxi below (HK1,550) and DIS floral maxi above (approx HK1,000).

D.I.S Dutch Items Shanghai, 54 Hollywood Road, Central, 2815 9732

Maya Boutique
On the subject of maximising it…Maya on Hollywood Road have a good selection of maxis on sale at the moment reduced down to HKD 499.

Maya, G/F, 43 Hollywood Road, Central, 285 13148

Rock on… Jamie Diane Jewellery
Jamie Wenker is one of my favourite costumer jewellers in HK. She has a suberb eye and is currently carrying some gorgeous, chunky, bling crystal pendants, made from original chandelier pieces and they would rock worn over the maxis above. The pendants are HK740., email: [email protected]

Boho Betty
These bracelets went down a storm at Soho Shop Walk. Snapped up by lots of my friends either as gifts for friends or themselves!  Available as single (HK100), double (HK180) or quad wraps (HK360). The singles look great on their own or teamed with a thin bangle or bangles. Stockists: Mirth in Wong Chuk Hang and Inside in the Princes Building Central.

That’s all for this week goddesses!

Check out all of Katie’s Instant Goddess columns here.

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