Tuesday 31 March 2015


It's hard to imagine winter when flowers are still in bloom, and with the everlasting abundance of the Butterfly bush, one has permanent bliss in the garden. Not that I have any particular preference for warm weather as I have an inclination to rather invest in winter garments! I'd much rather snuggle up in boots and gloves and cover myself in a heavy wool coat than sport a summery dress, as winter outfits just exude so much more elegance. Besides, when the fleshy bits get  saggy and a little sun deprived, it's an easy way out! I sincerely welcome the cooler mornings and could not wait to take cover in my recently acquired moto jacket in the softest Napa leather. The fanciful print of my tunic is a delightful escape from my usual corporate attire which is required for work purposes. The shorter jacket and casual print on the tunic gives it a whimsical feel, a comfortable and casual look for running errands around town. 

Leather Jacket - Hema
Pants - Trenery
Shoes - Old
Bag - Michael Kors
Sunglasses - Miu Miu
Tunic - Boohoo

Thursday 19 March 2015


Ever had an idea for an outfit and not finding it anywhere in store? That's when I resort to fabric stores, gathering bits and pieces of material to give birth to a new outfit. What if the fabric store does not have the fabric you have in mind? Then you resort to different options, be it upholstery or curtain  fabric, and in this case, scarves!
I stumbled across a beautiful silk scarf store in Siem Reap, Cambodia, a while ago and new instantly that it would make a fabulous blazer. I bought several of the same scarves to assemble a jacket. With the talent of my local seamstress and designer, two minds created this gorgeous number. It is essential to give a little structure to a blazer by having it lined. I also paid a brief visit to a craft market in Bangkok where local Thai crafts people exhibit their talent. It is here where my eye caught the attention of another scarf  - cum shawl, most suitable for matching pants. It drapes beautifully and is firm enough to hold it's shape. The only handicap is that you need a specialist dry cleaner when you have things of such fine fabric, cleaned. The soft and natural fibres of silk makes it ideal to construct into wearable garments, but do be mindful as it needs special methods of care in cleaning.  I'ts been a very eventful month with a great deal of exposure to fashion and beauty during fashion and hair shows, including  a show of the miraculous new product by TREsemme, controlling split ends, more of that to be shown later.
In the meanwhile, I'm gearing up for fall, gathering trends and ideas and toying with the concept of creative dressing...... so watch this space for the next outfit post soon!