Instant Goddess falls off the red carpet

Red is definitely the colour of choice in the Instant Goddess household this week…what with being on the Red Carpet Detox plus Valentines is fast approaching and Chinese New Year is a-knocking…this week’s Instant Goddess has to pay homage to all things red (and pink and orange).

Whether you’re crazy in love or not, surely everyone deserves a little fashion pick-me-up this Valentine’s Day?! And if you’ve missed the online boat for Valentine’s there’s still some goodies to be had on the Hong Kong high street and there’s definitely time to get your fashion fix for Chinese New Year. Fastest finger on the mouse, Goddesses and a hop, skip, jump down the high street!

As for falling off the red carpet…read on to find out more.

Photo 1Left: Sportmax Code dress with lace panel and embellishment $2727.31; top right: ASOS wide belt A line skater dress $681.83 and bottom right: Naretta black patent heeled shoes with goldtone hardware $1818.20 all available on ASOS

I’d never given Sportmax Code, part of the Max Mara family, much of a second glance but I couldn’t help but notice the eye-catching dress above. Ok, it might be a little more than you want to pay, but after all it’s still designer but certainly not with such a hefty price tag…only a little hefty!

If you’re after more bang for your buck, then check out Zalora (Asia’s answer to ASOS). Zalora have pulled together a special Chinese New Year Collection at prices so good for Hong Kong you won’t believe them! I’m loving the pink Emperor’s shadow Cheongsam below and there are some great dresses in the collection too – see the collage below. Delivery is fast… so you definitely have time for Valentine’s!

Photo 2Left to right: Emperor’s shadow Cheongsam top $239 Zalora; Blazer with combined lapel $899 from Zara; Sportmax Code t-shirt with embellished neckline $1590.93

More Zalora dresses and outfits below from the Chinese New Year Collection – definitely worthy of closer inspection.

Photo 2aAbove: all from Zalora’s Chinese New Year Collection

But of course, we couldn’t put ASOS in the corner when it carries such stunning dresses as the one below. Often ASOS get criticised for clothing that’s not well finished and of cheap quality. But I find if you stick to their premium collections you’re definitely not disappointed for the price.

Photo 3 Left: ASOS Premium cutwork midi skater dress $1,287.89 and bottom right: Leather biker jacket $1899 from Zara

A last minute entry to the red hall of fame comes in the form of this rather fabulous dress from newbie Hong Kong label SAU.


Natayla Collage

Natalya dress $2040 from SAU

From now until February 16 as apart of SAU’s Chinese New Year giveaway you have a chance of winning the Natayla dress above. Either post your funniest/most heartwarming/cheesiest family photo with the #SAUgiveaway tag @saucollection and follow them OR like SAU’s facebook page, plus like and share their Natayla post, and sign up to their mailing list at for a chance to win.

And finally if you’re not wanting to go the whole hog with the red theme…maybe just a little nod with a red accessory here and there will give you just the pop you need.

Photo 4Clockwise starting from top left: Red stripe cropped draped summer jacket £60 (approx. $710), River Island; Mock croc city bag $559, Leather messenger bag $1699 both Zara, Leather jacket with flap pockets $2990 Massimo Dutti, Leather high heeled court shoe $599, and Metal mesh necklace $359 both Zara

Shoe of the Week

Photo 5

Evelyn shoe by Miss KG, Kurt Geiger £85

Once again Kurt Geiger wins the Shoe of the Week gong! I can’t help myself…but the question is: Do I like these more than the Ennis featured last time? And teamed with this belted jumpsuit from Massimo Dutti below you definitely have a winning combination for date night.

Photo 5a Belted jumpsuit by Massimo Dutti $1690

Midweek Meal Inspiration

Photo 6

And, yep, we’re still on the Red Carpet Detox, despite a little collision at the weekend involving a bottle of champagne, a bottle of white and a bottle of red (did the Instant Goddess drink all 3…now that would be telling?!) But suffice to say, that little trip off the Red Carpet put the Instant Goddess firmly back on it! This week we particularly enjoyed the Thai Green Curry with Chicken.

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:Your intuition is your best friend”.

Instant Goddess saying of the week:Get back on that Red Carpet pronto!”

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


About instantgoddess

Living in Hong Kong with its dearth of affordable high street fashion, Instant Goddess was born. The challenge being to find cheap but chic, fash for less cash week-in week-out. Whether its whizzing down the online aisles or pounding the HK streets, Instant Goddess gives you the shortcuts to make you look and feel good with the least amount of energy required. All you have to do is sit back and be open to shopping suggestion and temptation. Instant Goddess words to live by: Everyone deserves to look good. Money can't buy style. It's not what you wear but how you wear it. And remember you are ALWAYS, ALWAYS worth it. The author behind Instant Goddess is Katie Kay a self confessed jewel junkie, with a keen eye for stylish clothes that scream glamour without the hefty designer price tag.
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