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.