donderdag 11 september 2014

Fashion bargains Thailand

The best place to buy Thai silk would be Thailand. One would expect there to be a shopping mall full of silk, but unfortunately, there is not. In our quest to find affordable Thai silk we went to  the Emporium Shopping mall. If you’re a rich bitch and you father is in oil, go there. We‘ve seen the most amazing jewelry and all very exclusive.   The silk shops where amazing but they asked prices up to 200 /300 euro. So we went on searching further.

Eventually we found this shop which sold Thai silk for a reasonably price.  The shop lady promised me it was 100% silk. I tested it and it’s definitely a natural fiber. I personally thinks it’s a mix between cotton and silk. How do I know?  When you burn your fabric and it smells like burned hair it's form animals. When it smells like burned wood it’s an organic fiber.  If it burns up into plastic, it’s a synthetic fiber.  My fabric smelled like hair and wood , also there where some creases in the fabric which made me assume it  was not 100% silk.

The lady also told me the fabric was hand woven. That one I definitely did not believe, but I could care less if it's machine woven or not. It’s an amazing fabric and I love it a lot. I’m planning to make this dress out of it and can’t wait to start.

The other fabric is a cotton one.  I bought this at the weekend market in Bangkok (called Chatuchak, it's also a good place to buy Thai/Chinese silk if you’re looking).  I love the print in gold, but I’m still wandering If I would make a skirt or jacket. I am thinking about this pattern or this one. What do you think I should make from it?

This bag is such a great buy. I use it every day. I found it on the Island of Koh Toa and probably paid too much for it. But I have learned my holiday shopping lesson. If you see something you like buy it! Don’t expect it to get it somewhere else better or cheaper. Chances are you won’t find it anywhere at all (happened to me a few times). 
There where so many more nice bags with bright orange or hot pink colors. But I chose this black based bag because it would be more accessible to my everyday wardrobe in the Holland. 


We were at the weekend market, shopping for souvenirs, when my man told me I could look for a nice necklace and he would buy it.  We stumbled on this stall where they had this very cheap necklaces and I loved them all. So eventually I got thee necklace.   My favorite is the copper one which I can wear like a shawl around my neck. It's so elegant and has this Gatsby vibe to it. Love it!

Before I went on holiday I got the amazing news that I have wear supportive shoe soles. Which literally means, no cute sandals anymore, no high heels and even worse, only horribly grandma like shoes (why they still makes those shoes that ugly, I don’t understand). The fact that they really help me physically,  softens the fashion pain. And I told myself I still could stay fashionable, even if my shoe options are (extremely)limited.  

So in Thailand I needed a breezy shoe to wear on our day trips. Because my usual, easy breezy sandals where no option anymore.  So I found these converse with the Berton stipe.  I have nothing more to say than after hours looking for shoe of my size with removable soles this converse  where the only acceptable option.  Still love to find  sneakers in all with. Anybody knows a brand that makes them with removable soles.

vrijdag 29 augustus 2014

Blue Summer

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Making this jumpsuit was a challenge. I thought it was time, so I had to figure out how to make this elastic band in the back. I followed the instructions from Burdastyle and I have to say, it is super easy to do.  You'll need to take some time to sew in the elastic, but putting in a zipper is much more challenging. So don’t be afraid for the amount of work and the level of difficulty, because it’s real easy.

I bought this fabric at the Dappermark in Amsterdam.  It’s made of a more heavy jersey fabric. I love it and it’s so comfy. The idea was to make it for our trip to Thailand, as you can see in the pictures.  It became the perfect Island beach wear. I have to say though, in the original pattern the upper part of the jump suit was too wide for me and I had to take in at least 5 cm at both sides. So when you're planning to make this, measure it up so it fits you right.   Also I didn’t put the front panels in it, like in the original design of Burdastyle.  I had no clue why they even put those in the design in the first place, it’s not for me.  

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If you're working on a similar project let me know. I love to hear about your sewing adventures.

dinsdag 19 augustus 2014

Wedding dress nr. 6

With this dress I asked myself if it is wedding or gala appropriated.  I think it could work  perfectly on both occasions, depending on the color or fabric you use. The back of the dress is open and strings go from the neck to the waist. I would want to make the strings from Swarovski crystals, so it looks like you have rain falling down on your back. However, I do wonder if it could work with so many crystals. Maybe it makes the dress too heavy, but hey, it’s a drawing, it’s fantasy,  everything  goes! 

Do you like the idea of having a soft silk wedding dress with light and simmering crystals dripping from you back? I love to know your opinion.

dinsdag 12 augustus 2014


Traveling tip nr. 1. Don’t go to Thailand when you have a more fuller figured and think you will buy some bikinis there.  I did and it’s impossible to find a bikini top that actually covers-up what its supposed to cover. After shopping for hours in Bangkok I found one top and one bottom that worked for me. The rest of my bikini’s singles I bought back at home during the summer sales. All pieces are from H&M.

I completely stepped away from the idea that a bikini needs to be a matching set . I buy tops and bottoms,  the more they miss match the better.

dinsdag 5 augustus 2014

Back from Thailand

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I fell in love, and I fell in love hard. The food, the people and of course the weather. So many colors, so many smiles. My boyfriend had to drag me back on to the airplane. I just didn’t want to leave this amazing country.

We spent a fair share of our time in the amazing shopping malls and I noticed there that Thai women have such a great fashion style. Very feminine,  elegant  and all in their very  own unique way. I saw so many garments that said “buy me! You need me!” But I had to make a selection, also due to the fact I already had a full suitcase. ( And to be fair, most didn’t fit my Dutch ass or boobs ). But It was still a very inspiring experience to get a sense of the Asian fashion and beauty industries.

While I couldn’t  go crazy on the out-fit shopping, I did went all the way with my beauty shopping. Soon I ‘ll post my beauty findings from Thailand. But I can tell you this, if you’re a beauty freak,  Asia is the place to go! They are very into to anti-aging, so much that they even sell anti-aging juice with collagen to drink! Are you getting old and wrinkled up (and bothered by it), go to Thailand!

Mostly I ‘ll miss the food, and the so amazing ability to eat healthy, fresh and cheap on holiday. And also the food tasted so fabulous. We became full-on foodies in Thailand and tried (almost) everything. Back In the Netherlands I ran off to the Asian shop right away and cooked up some Thai food. However good, still not the same, miss you Thai food.

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My overall conclusion! Can’t wait to go back!

zondag 20 juli 2014

Comme un

Fran├žaise! I feel very French in this look. Probably because the of the Breton tripe, the red nail polish and the complete lack of accessories. Only missing a French bread, barrette and  the Eiffel tower to make this a perfect look. 
The skirt is made by me (check pattern here). The shirt is COS and sandals are DKNY.

zondag 29 juni 2014

Wedding dress nr. 5

This is a constructed dress where I have my doubt if its right for a wedding dress or if it should be worn as a gala dress. I‘m letting you be the judge of that.

This design looks like a kind of a swirl. The dress starts at the right shoulder and twists around the body like a wrap.  I always loved designs like that are constructed like a swirl around the body. (like this Diordress)   It shapes perfect around the curves of a woman and is therefore also perfect for more curvier ladies. There are no horizontal or vertical line, but the line twists around the body. I think this goes well with the natural round shapes of our body’s.  

Could you see yourself get married in a dress like this or is it more “gala” let me know in the comments.