MISSY GIRL is our periodic feature of a sassy lass that echoes the spirit of MISSY SKINS. She's modern and thrives off the pulse of big cities. She's a rebel and a free spirit. She's spicy and sweet.
Hailed as a new vision of Chinese street art by Dazed and Confused, Nini Sum is an established artist working with media such as screen printing, illustration and oil painting. Having founded Idle Beats, the first independent screen printing studio in China with partner Gregor Koerting, the Nanjing-native’s artistic style spans surrealism all the way to pop. She has received worldwide acclaim for her talent and diverse style, exhibiting locally and in cities such as Hong Kong, Sydney, Antwerp and Amsterdam.
Nini’s uniform of pared back black jeans and a t-shirt means she never strays far in the style stakes. Here she rocks a couple of our black pieces from The Lovers range – easy pieces with subtle details that add just a little something…
Photography by Samuel Croskery
Shot on location at Idle Beats studio
For more information, check out:ninisum.asia
August 10, 2017
MISSY TRAVEL is our feature that spotlights sacred destinations for those wanderlusters in-the-know. Each time, we will feature a class-act destination and offer up our top 5 must-sees, tried and tested by the Missy team ourselves.
A recent buying trip to Bali had us falling in love with this vibrant island all over again. The perfect balance of palm-fringed la tropicale, urban indulgences, and the friendliest of locals, Bali will surely leave you wanting more! Without further adieu, we bring you our top picks...
Opened by the founders of Ksubi – Gareth Moody, George Gorrow and Gorrow’s wife Cisco – this is the new cool kid hangout in Canggu. The Slow boasts one of the best restaurants in Bali and a fantastic menswear line Non-Type in the attached boutique. We’re also suckers for the constant music playing through the establishment from one of our fave internet radio stations, Reverberation Radio.Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.97, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung
Lazy days are best spent at Mrs Sippy lounging by the pool, reading your book on one of their day beds, indulging in their excellent menu and browsing their cute little boutique.Jl. Taman Ganesha, Gang Gagak 8, Seminyak
Start your day with a healthy, delicious and insta-worthy meal at this unpretentious little café that is just minutes from the beach.Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.64, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung
Run by famed Sydney restauranteur Maurice Terzini, expect exquisite food and drop-dead interiors.Jl. Petitenget No.170, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kota Denpasar
One of our fave shops in Bali, SOUQ is owned by Peter and Sophie, friends of MISSY SKINS from Shanghai. Aside from stocking MISSY SKINS, they sell a beautifully curated selection of holiday essentials such as sundresses and hats, and amazing furniture designed by the husband and wife team – and produced by local artisans. Look no further for the best coffee on the island at their organic café.Jl. Raya Taman No.10X, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung
Flanked by two cliff heads are the gem-coloured waters of Suluban Beach, also known as Blue Point beach. A popular surf spot, soak up the sun and cool off with a dip in the azure waters before watching the sunset over the horizon with a cold drink in hand at one of the many cliff top eateries.Jalan Suluban, Desa Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung
This is one stop we always make when we’re in Bali. Beautiful flowy dresses that take you effortlessly from poolside to cocktail hour, curated to perfection in their gorgeous stores.Four locations in Bali
Our beautiful new-in Ata grass bags are hand-woven by artisans in Bali. Using Ata grass, a durable and moisture-resistant vine indigenous to the volcanic foothills of the Tenganan region, each bag can take up to 4 weeks to complete. The bags are woven with raw grass, then dried under the sun for a week before being smoked for 24 hours over a fire of coconut husks soaked in honey, lending the bags their warm golden hue and pleasant smoky aroma.
These ata grass bags are available exclusively through our Taobao store
July 26, 2017
Last weekend, MISSY SKINS held an urban gypsy-themed Summer Essentials Bazaar at the newly opened W Shanghai wet deck.
We are the urban gypsy generation.
Inspired by bohemia and gypsy culture - pioneering the nomadic freelance lifestyle is no truer than today. Reflecting the diversity of our times and embracing curiosity, we live in a global village where we have the freedom and inclination to move from place to place, all the while discovering with a conscious mind in order to not lose touch with our spiritual self and mother earth.
Thanks to everyone that came along to support and everyone that showed us love!
Photography：Mark and Alek
Thanks to our vendors:
Ross & Brown
Apelles Apothecary & Lab
Straight Up Razors
Special thanks to the team at W Shanghai!
July 17, 2017