This post is dedicated to one person who made it possible.
You see, like any girls, who love clothes, I do too. Too often, when one part fits, the other doesn’t. E.g, when it fits nicely on the shoulder, it gets stuck at the hip. No shame there, just extra work need to be done. Which is why I like to get my clothes tailored.
You can find me living in my favourite sleeveless tops (from normal street shops, nothing fancy) with cardigans or sweater over it. Because of this, long story short, I live in my sleeveless tops aloooottt. Well, when it comes to my favourite white sleeveless top Momski has bane its existence. There was some threatening phrases when she was flipping out seeing me in it, AGAIN. But don’t worry. I’ll just meet her on super sunny days… Y’know, days where she HAS TO keep her sunnies on. Hehe.
Because sleeveless top is part of my staple diet, so are cardigans and blazers.
(The very white top that burns Momski’s eyes. Or maybe I should just stay in her kitchen when I wear this top. It looks off white thanks to the lighting. Teehee.)
Everytime you see me decked in anything tie dye, 99% of the time it’s from one label, and, 80% of the time, it’s customised. Everytime you see me in Songket blazer, it is custom made.
Below is one of my favourite pieces. Was at the room and saw this beeeaaauuutiful tie dye motifs on silk that made my eyes go 😍😍😍.
For formal occasions and whatnots, I’ll definitely get a few. Thing is, I don’t attend much weddings and if I do, it’s family weddings where we have other ‘uniforms’ to wear. Last I check, I’m not the kind of person to deck in silk abayas when I go out. So!
Me need me some magic!
Amongst these lies a black and turquoise motif which caught my eyes. It was definitely different than all these bright motifs. Picked it out. Passed it to the right person and voila!
Came out just the way I remembered it to be.
I can wear it to school, or even casual day out!
One of the many right people in my life, Mba Misbah. All I did was pick out the ready available tops for the guy to dippy dye in another material(s) and the tailor to make it into another design for me or show her few sets of complimentary colours and she will tell the artisan to dye it into suitable motifs. Can’t take much credit. If I’m not doing any of these then you can find me behind the counter,
Sipping my avocado & chocolate juice with piles of tie-dye materials for me to
steal be inspired from or chilling with the songket materials choosing a few for myself or do what I do best – pick out a motif I like and get it custom made to my own colour combination. I think it’s just a matter of time before they throw me out *on guard!*
Can’t help it! They’re sooo comfortable!
When I fall for something, I fall hard for it. That includes Michael Jackson and songkets.
Bahahahaha… Just testing to see if you’re “paying attention”.
The sad part comes right now.
Mba Misbah is getting hitched. Obviously that’s not the sad part. Her (future) husband is based in another city making her resign from her post. *cries a river*
The next time I’ll be there, she won’t.
My. Heart. Is. Breaking. Guys.
She’s someone more than just a staff to me. Always there for me from the beginning till the end (of my trip). Go ahead, get married. Her happiness matters a lot to me. But can’t the guy move to the girl’s side?
WHY ARE GUYS SO MEAN!!! I’m staring at every guy from now onwards. Bahahahaha.
May your days be filled with bliss, love, laughter and nothing but goodness.
From Galeri (the boutique is called Galeri, by the way) to kebun teh (Tea Plantation) to motorcycle rides and morning picnic, this heart is very grateful for every.single.action of yours. Till we meet again soon! (She promised me she’ll meet me when I drop by galeri. Phew! *wipes sweat*)
Can’t wait for the right season. My new long cardi(s) are sitting tight in the wardrobe!
🌍: Asia & Europe.
Most of these are bespoke. Can’t travel or live without them! Thought I’d share them with you…
- Tenun Zipper Songket Coat, Dian Pelangi – Munich, Germany.
- Bespoke design, Dian Pelangi – London, England.
- Tenun Zipper Songket Coat, Dian Pelangi – Paris, France.
- Long Cardigan, DPbyDian – Singapore, Singapore.
- Songket room in Indonesia.
- Long Cardigan, DPbyDian – Cambridge, England.
- Same as 6.
- to last pic: (Off the rack) Silk Kaftan, DPbyDian – Indonesia.