Sweet like Chocolate Rain

I promised you more Chocolate Rain cuteness after my post on Hong Kong Creative Ecologies and whaddya know… it doesn’t just rain here but it pours!

The mall in Olympian City (yes, named after the Olympics) had a super-kawaii installation dedicated to Chocolate Rain and I couldn’t resist taking some photos, much to my boyfriend’s annoyance (‘You’re so local’).

I’m more used to shopping centres in the UK too depressing to even warrant a George A Romero-style zombie stampede but malls in HK are a totally different ball game. [Remember that awesome Lane Crawford installation in Pacific Place?]

What’s more, there are so many malls here that it’s a competitive game, especially during Christmas and other special occasions, where they all attempt to out-do each other with special decorations, performances, giveaways and exhibits – HK folk do love their photo opps, after all! Hence the Chocolate Rain one here, called Olympian City’s Easter Dream Brûlée.

I just love artist Prudence Mak’s distinctive patchwork style for Chocolate Rain – absolutely lovely and just that little bit quirky too – and I love that a locally-designed brand can challenge the cute character powerhouse that is Sanrio. But most of all, as you know, I just love pretty things! And this delivered pretty things in abundance.

The Fatina doll character was dressed in colourful costumes inspired by different ice-cream flavours whilst the centrepiece was a 30-foot banana boat. Overall, it felt like I’d wandered into a village straight from a fairytale!

Truly scrumptious!

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4 responses to “Sweet like Chocolate Rain

  1. Kawaii means cute, lovely etc, the very unique original characteristic of Japanese culture that you’ll never get tired of!

  2. I’m so desperate to travel to China and Japan, it seems so much for visual and artistic than the UK! Everything so’s drab here, but so colourful there!!

    • Hey Helen!

      Glad you made it to my blog eventually hehehe 🙂 and thanks for commenting!

      There is definitely lots of cute and colourful stuff over here like this (especially if you love Hello Kitty and all that sort of thing), but there’s still some drabness here too. Seek out the beauty!

      Rach
      x

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