Trussardi has never been a giant name and their Spring 2015 Ready-to-wear collection was a fuss-free one focusing deliberately just on shapes and silhouettes, but I very much liked the designer’s choice of colours and textures to make the pieces stand out. There was one look which particularly caught my eyes, for I had seen a similar one some years ago, on Elin Kling. Whether this was a case of street inspiration being interpreted onto the runway I haven't a clue, but would I like to don this look? Definitely.
Maybe it was just a coincidence that I came across quite a few businesses owned by the Japanese during my last trip to Thailand a couple of months ago, but maybe they really have established a solid entrepreneurial presence here, no longer just as tourists who came in cheery groups. While I love Thai crafts which sometimes can be a little tacky (but in a darling way), I also appreciate the Zen philosophy in Japanese aesthetics – simple, subtle and very earthy. Glad I can now find it right here in Thailand. ... (more)
I was strolling along the hip street of Thong Lor (Sukhumvit Soi 55) and in an attempt to take a short cut back to the main road, drifted to some adjacent Soi’s. An off-season rain came down without a warning and I found myself right in front of an idyllic shop, its entrance door retreating from the lane and the façade beautifully covered with vines and plants. A shelter from the rain turned out a pleasant surprise. This is where I found this minimal aesthetics watch I wore in the pictures above. An understated beauty, and understated beauty is all I need.
Planeta Organica is founded and run by some Japanese entrepreneurs who make their organic products here in Thailand, with Japanese aesthetics, and you can just tell. The shop offers from women garments to home items, a little of everything but all breathe an organic feel and a sense of understated elegance.
So I had a new favourite shop in Bangkok. And so you know now that you don’t have to fly all the way to Japan for something tasteful the Japanese way.
What’s in a scrapbook? Pieces of inspiration and memory
In her scrapbook, Cao Thị Lan Phương throws in sartorial thoughts and captures beauty of all things natural