31 May 2011

South East Asian Perspective

1. Andwhatelseisthere, sort of a Thai So Much to Tell You. Authors Ami and Vivien, interviewed at Way of Women:

How did it start out?
We wanted to start something fun and inspirational as a small project for international audience to observe what young minds like us have to offer from this country. We noticed that there was no proper blog from Thailand that could relate at an international stage that creativity is booming in our hometown [...]

What does the word “style” mean to you?
Real, truthful, grounded, down-to-earth, and a bit of sloppiness will always be okay. Don’t fake it to be fashionable. No one really gives a damn.

They also keep a shop (hello, Isawan Hunk bag); so lovely to see a happy model having fun. Photos from Andwhatelseisthere.

2. Andwhatelseisthere led me to the incredibly lovely clothing for children and women at Tutti & Tutti Frutti, a Bangkok-based line designed by Tutti Wongpuapan, a Central St Martin's grad. The opening looked like the best mix of stylish kids, parents and grandparents. Photos from Tutti & Tutti Frutti.

3. When did inflight magazines get so good? Tiger Tales (oh dear) had a nice feature on L'Usine, a Vietnamese boutique/café/art gallery housed in a French 19th century colonial building. Photos from l'Usine.

4. I recently came across Boudoir by Disaya. Beautiful fit and quality, not too frou-frou and decent prices; made in Bangkok and designed by Disaya Sorakraikitikul (another Central St Martin’s grad) and Romrujee Pansin. Photos from Boudoir by Disaya.