Thai-ed Up

Thai-ed Up

>> After extending our stay in Bangkok three more days (we were supposed to leave on Sunday), I'm now pretty much all Thai-ed out.  That doesn't mean I'm fatigued in any way of what has been an awesome week (note: awesome week generally means I neglect Typepad for a while) but I've now gotten my full share of all things Bangkok and fully ready to move on.  The inevitable thing of course is that I will return later in the year as I've caught the bug for this city.  I'm shipping out of Bangkok tonight on to Shanghai and Beijing, laden with Bangkok's finest wares – a beautiful navy lace and satin A/W 12-3 Disaya dress that features teacups, rabbits, cats and pearls and some Sretsis floral power from their imaginary S/S 12 deer-infested woodlands.  The only downpoint I'd say about Bangkok is the number of underfed cats skulking about with bald patches, so it's good to see a few cuter and healthier ones illustrated on the Disaya dress.  I also haven't worn a princess dress in a while.  One that needs nothing else but some decent shoes but still, I resisted my inner Disney princess and bunged a shirt over it just to feel like I can go out and schlep around 7-11 in it.  Like I said in my previous sugar Thai post, I'd also like to re-enact a soap opera scenario where I rip off the pearls in ultra dramatic fashion and throw them in the face of a character who has besmirched me.  The Sretsis double power of floral print and floral applique was a no-brainer, especially when they're the sort of flowers that originate from an uncomplicated time when we only knew how to draw them with six simplistic petals and an emphatic circle in the middle.  I also haven't worn a loud "Dad" jacket in a while.  You know, when "Dad" decides to get fancy and puts on his party jacket to look "funky".  Oh and yes, I'm reclaiming the word "funky".  It's underused and misunderstood.

My body also bears the marks of Bangkok with my arms sprinkled with glitter and glue thanks to Praewa of Wib Wab Wub and her glitter tattoo skills.  Praewa's also in an all-girl band called Yellow Fang, Bangkok's culmination point of Warpaint, Au Revoir Simone, School of Seven Bells and the like.  Wib Wab Wub, her sideline gig is only seven weeks in business but already girls all over town have been marked by gradiated glitter tattoos in the shape of rainbows and shooting stars.  As someone on Twitter pointed out, it's all a little bit Lisa Frank-ish but who doesn't want a bit of rainbow sticker/stationery power for two temporary weeks on the skin.  I've also got some M&M juicy nails on thanks to Hive Salon's gel nail manicure that will stay put for at least three weeks without chipping, which is an exciting prospect.  Pampering is everywhere in Bangkok and if I didn't come away with at least two mani/pedi's, a couple of massages and a few hours of dunking in a herbal infused bath, I wouldn't have done this city justice.  At least, that's how it goes in my head.          

P.S. Before I sign off this Bangkok trip, an Oscar-style thanks goes out to Au of The Only Son and Danai and Disaya of Disaya and all the team there for making our trip that bit easier. 





(Disaya dress, bStore x Liberty shirt, navy tights, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes)





(Sretsis jacket and flower applique skirt, Jonathan Saunders t-shirt, Christopher Kane sandals, Theyskens Theory bag)





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  1. fashiontimes

    2012-05-23 at 3:45 AM

    I love your dress the colour really suits you ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  2. Joy D.

    2012-05-23 at 4:50 AM

    Your adventures in Bangkok have been nothing less than inspiring. Do you have a favorite part? Who doesn’t love Lisa Frank?! Now this is a weird question but I am planning a trip with my boyfriend in October to Iceland and I am wondering, how do you do it without driving each other crazy? I know this is a personal question that isn’t related to fashion but any advice would be great!

  3. Serdane

    2012-05-23 at 6:13 AM

    What is stunning is the quality of the print.

  4. Thea vintage

    2012-05-23 at 7:29 AM

    Such fun outfits! Especially the first ones!

  5. Miss Coco

    2012-05-23 at 8:02 AM

    I love the flower prints and your nails! So funny!!
    Miss Coco

  6. Ida Ayu Melati

    2012-05-23 at 8:43 AM

    I never been in Bangkok, but what I know, many cloths in Jakarta are from Thailand… and Thailand is a big fashion muse for Indonesia.
    That dress is so awesome!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  7. Suzi

    2012-05-23 at 11:25 AM

    Your style is fabulous!! What a beautiful dress. I love the way you put your looks together. You are a great inspiration. x
    Suzi x

  8. jamie

    2012-05-23 at 11:41 AM

    oh dear what a small world. praewa’s the ex of this guy from a canadian boyband. i knew her name sounded familiar when you mentioned her

  9. Rhoda

    2012-05-23 at 12:31 PM

    i love the quirky mix of patterns!

  10. Monbizwโˆšยฉ

    2012-05-23 at 12:42 PM

    I think the top outfit is my favourite thus far. Fantastic!

  11. Free Bingo

    2012-05-23 at 1:56 PM

    What’s that on your hand? Are those glitters or is it pre-made? Where did you get those? They’re really super nice.

  12. Jessica

    2012-05-23 at 2:41 PM

    You always have the coolest print combos going on. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that floral skirt!

  13. riris

    2012-05-23 at 3:05 PM

    I Love the dress… very cute.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Isabella

    2012-05-23 at 3:15 PM

    Hey I love the look, great nails
    Izzy x

  15. lola

    2012-05-23 at 3:50 PM

    great outfit, I love the shirt! x

  16. Lottie

    2012-05-23 at 5:46 PM

    i love your style! the photos are gorgeous x

  17. lolitainthemix

    2012-05-23 at 7:39 PM

    Love your style!! Especially the first outfit, I’d love to have it!! Bangkok is great, lucky you got to stay longer!

  18. Aleya Bamdad

    2012-05-23 at 7:50 PM

    Love the glitter tattoo and the floral prints.

  19. maya.autumn

    2012-05-23 at 8:00 PM

    love all the cute details, dude!

  20. Nomad

    2012-05-23 at 8:20 PM

    I love all the prints! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  21. Mickey Lynn Jewelry

    2012-05-23 at 9:19 PM

    That’s definitely the coolest body art I have seen in a long time!

  22. Little Miss Pipedream

    2012-05-23 at 10:51 PM

    supercute photos!! :))

  23. The i on Fashion

    2012-05-23 at 10:57 PM

    Great combination of patterns and colours! Very innovative!
    The i on Fashion

  24. Blaise

    2012-05-23 at 11:37 PM

    I love your jacket!! the prints and colours are to die forr ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. KUWAII

    2012-05-24 at 3:23 AM

    Always delightful! Love the nails xx

  26. Little Red Book

    2012-05-24 at 4:28 AM

    Adore the kitty in the tea cups!

  27. todayfashion

    2012-05-24 at 6:38 AM

    so unique!!

  28. StreetLounge

    2012-05-24 at 8:58 AM

    First one is very cool – Alice in Wonderland ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Alan

    2012-05-24 at 2:08 PM

    Oh my Woaaaah!!!
    Luv the glitter tattoo to much I gots to go HACUNA MATATA!

  30. Miss Sassy

    2012-05-24 at 2:25 PM

    Cute dresses…me want!

  31. Domi

    2012-05-24 at 3:36 PM

    Hello ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wunderful pictures !!! Nice impressions, I`m in love with flowerprints ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love, Domi

  32. Chiara & Marta

    2012-05-24 at 5:19 PM

    I absolutely love your blog, what about following each other???

  33. Chiara & Marta

    2012-05-24 at 5:19 PM

    I absolutely love your blog, what about following each other???

  34. shesaidsomething

    2012-05-24 at 5:34 PM

    You are just a bad ass, Susie B. No-one can touch you with your print creations. When are you going to be picked up by some big houses for your styling? Are you listening Mary Katrantzou (your both in England…no brainer).

  35. Melissa_loh

    2012-05-25 at 11:44 PM

    That teacup print is absolutely adorable!!!

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