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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Commit A Sin

This new Thai designer dares you to be bad. And when you're not afraid of being really bad, chances are your fashion will be really good.

Commit A Sin was launched in 2013 by Pattamon Taechanarong. The debut collection is all about desire, namely the seven deadly kinds. It's also about women and feminism. Anything that dares us Bangkokians to be sinful and acknowledge our desires is fine by me. On with hedonism, down with frilly girlie pastels.

I think that if I tried to dress like my favorite sin, sloth, I'd probably end up in a literal furry sloth costume or half dressed lazily in my jammies. But if I dressed in this Sloth collection as per Commit A Sin's lookbook, I'd be ready to take on Thonglor AND Ekamai in one night while at least a few onlookers wonder if I'm a B-grade dara from Channel 7. (The answer is yes.... just kidding.)

Facebook - Commit A Sin
Instagram - @commit_a_sin
Website - commitasin.com
Contact - commit.a.sin@hotmail.com
Shop - 75 Soi Viphavadi Rangsit Soi 17

Check out my favorite Sins.

Crop Top 7,450 Baht, Trousers 12,800 Baht

Carpenter Overalls 9,350 Baht, Crop Top 6,950 Baht

Suit Jacket 15,200 Baht, Trousers 5,650 Baht

Jumpsuit, 11,850 Baht

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hawaiian Shirts: So Out, Totes In.

Tropical print shirts are one of those classic looks that are always simultaneously chic and totally out of style. It all depends on how you wear it. Personally, I'm in love with the look. The only stipulation is you must wear it in a fashion-y way, i.e. an unexpected union of tropical leaves + demure pleated skirt or beach print shirt + sleek pencil skirt and girly heels. If you're going full hipster, add ripped denim but keep the shoes classy - chunky heel or a classic pump.

Score the perfect worn in Hawaiian shirt on Instagram from Make Do And Mend Store.

Elisa Nalin in cool shades (and shades of cool color) + the perfect
amount of accessories via Harpers Bazaar 
Yasmin Sewell channelling a street style Mexican gangster in this buttoned up
Hawaiian print Stella McCartney creation via Street Peeper

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"MPP" by DekInter Crew (Moo Ping PHTY Music Video)

Throwback Thursday. Totally non-fashion related, unless pork on a stick becomes the next It Bag. But if you love to see crazy kids rapping about grilled meat then watch this now. Can't believe it's been almost 1 year since this album dropped...

What's your favorite late night snack worth singing about??


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Penney On Her Vintage - Ekamai Soi 10

Things change so fast in our fair City of Angels. Only yesterday Ekamai Soi 10 was a simple destination for weeknight Hoegaardens at Happy Monday. Now it's teeming with awesome vintage shops.

One of which is Penny On Her Vintage. Named after the owner's adorable daughter Pen, this shop is packed with awesome sixties shifts, sequin dresses, fur coats and classic grandma-meets-hipster silky shirts.

Prices are reasonable too with 90's style printed shirts 690 - 1000 THB. I spied a gorgeous gold sequin coated Diane Von Furstenberg minidress for under 6,000 THB. (Still thinking about it now... sigh.) New stuff comes in all the time, mainly from USA, Korea and Japan.

Instagram: @penneyonhervintage
Location: Ekamai Soi 10
Phone: 087-910-0207

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Update: Grab a coffee, stay awhile at (Un)Fashion Vintage

Now serving coffee, frappes and more! Because we can use a rest in between trying on all those shoes. Shopping can get pretty tiring, you know.

Location: Ekamai Soi 10, next to Health Land (You'll see it right at the top of the soi)
Open Hours: Daily 12pm - 9pm
Facebook: Unfashion Vintage
Instagram: @unfashionvintagecollection
Phone: 094-421-2411

Parking lot poser ;)
Vintage Shoe & Bag Heaven! 
Mens Shoes & Bags

Women's Moccasins

Monday, May 5, 2014

Lost & Found Vintage in Sukhumvit Soi 51

It seems only right that Lost & Found would be hard to find, and when found would be full of hard to find vintage items from designers like Bill Blass, Versace, A.P.C. and Moschino Cheap and Chic. Prices range from 400 THB for 90's baby tees to 6,000 Baht and up for designer dresses. There's also a nice collection of men's vintage fashion.

Find Lost & Found on the second floor above Zudrangma Records. The record store deserves it's own shout out for the coolest collection of Luk Tung, Molam and other funky genres. Grab a Tiger Mojito at neighboring bar/resto WTF or go for a big group dinner at Opposite Mess Hall when you're all shopped out! 

Instagram: @lostandfound_store
Location: 7/1 Sukhumvit 51, Bangkok
Open Hours: 2pm - 9pm (Closed Mondays)
Phone: (+66) 88-891-7016

xx SSI

In A.P.C shirt from Lost & Found

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Top 10 Brands at the TGIF Market

We got a glimpse of the next generation of Thai fashion brands at last weekend's TGIF Market. Here are my favorites from the offline bazaar.

10. Chou Shoes Shop
Don't judge a book by its cover and don't judge this store by it's Facebook and Instagram. A quick scroll and it's obvious Chou deals in knockoffs - Stylenanda, Valentino, Jeffrey Campbell. But at 650 per pair, who cares. Cutout pointy toe patent "leather" loafers that look like Jeffrey Campbell for a fraction of the price? In this case it makes sense to get the trend for cheap!
Online: Facebook, Instagram
Offline: Shop at Siam Square

9. Isawan Bag
On the other end of the style-price spectrum is Isawan Bag. Launched in 2009 by Isawan Sutthinark, it's already been featured in Vogue Thailand. The newest bucket bag retails for up to 14,000 Baht. Chic styles, real leather, high quality and long lasting. If you want to invest in a nice bag that's about half the price of a Boyy bag then go for it.
Online: Facebook, Instagram
Offline: Find Isawan at TuTTi, Market Place Thonglor

8. Yorata Brand
Are you super petite? No cellulite or love handles? First of all, I hate you. Second of all get your skinny ass to Yorata Brand and pick up some so cute as hell high waist swim suits with metallic and lace accents. You heard me, go.
Online: Facebook, Instagram

7. Vanilla Headquarter
Carrying on tradition of whimsical lace that Rotsaniyom introduced so many years ago, Vanilla Headquarters has everything from crop tops, bra tops, t-shirt dresses and lace pants. Perfect paired with bleach blonde hair and round sunglasses.
Online: Facebook, Instagram

6. Nobby Hobby
The brand owner was making the necklaces to order when I stopped by. Awesome statement necklaces in bright colored threads interwoven with metals and rhinestones. Perfect for wearing outside your collar.
Online: Facebook, Instagram

5. LookBook:)
Lookbook has built up it's brand among the teen to early twenty Thai girls with feminine colors, floaty chiffon and easy to wear shapes like A-line minis and button down shirts. It's a big hit with budget conscious girls who want that "Sunday brunching in Thonglor" look.
Online: Facebook, Instagram

4. Pissella
Feminine monochrome with the occasional statement print. Fitted frocks with cutouts. Edgy asymmetrical shapes. New collections come out pretty often for a brand that sells almost entirely via Instagram. 
Online: Instagram

3. Make Do and Mend Store
Such a joy to find this collection of cute vintage clothes. I ended up with two Hawaiian print shirts, a print kaftan and long sleeveless denim dress. Great curated collection of reasonably priced vintage!
Online: Instagram

2. SAP Accessories
Cute handbags in simple, classic shapes but with funky touches like hologram material, metallic shine or athletic looking net. Find your next 'wear-with-everthing' bag.
Online: Facebook, Instagram

1. Pomelo www.pomelofashion.com
We're working super hard at Pomelo to bring you cool stuff all the time, and having a blast doing it! Pomelo isn't a Facebook or Instagram shop like most of the brands on this list. It doesn't have an offline shop either. But what it does have is an amazing website (recently redesigned so it's even cooler!) with customer service policies to rival any global brand. Every day new trendy pieces land on the site so bookmark now, thank me later.
Online: Website, Facebook, Instagram