dresser detox

Dearest ______,

In keeping with these clean times of “detox dieting”, “juice cleansing”, etc, I’ve decided to raid my own dresser over the weekend and detoxify it of accumulated things over the years, the dusty cupboard of unused mishmash that it is has been. The result: an oddly light feeling of fulfillment, almost Zen- like actually.

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accessories access stories

Dearest ______,

Everyone and indeed, everything, has a story to tell. And I enjoy reading/ hearing about them. My hyper-active imagination has led me to scrapes from time to time in the past, but for the most part, it has saved me from unavoidable bouts of ennui born out of a life built around the 7- to- 11 routine.

Over lunch, I realized how unique and individually lovely my colleagues’ baubles (I kind of hate this word, but yeah) were.
So. Stories.

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Yvonne’s enamel and gold plated necklace was a Christmas gift from one of her sisters last year.
(from Marc Jacobs)

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Tenny purchased her intricate silver jhumka earrings from a boutique in Kochin (India) some four or five years ago!
(from Threads and Silks)

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Ying Ying recently made a weekend trip to Penang (Malaysia), where she chanced upon a cutesy cat cafe. She bought her hipster kitty ring from there too.
(from Purrfect Cat Cafe)

Now I wonder, what stories would your accessories tell about you?

Love,
Karlita

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doll of the day: aliyah

Dearest ______,

You know you’re getting older when you see your younger cousins fast approaching their 20’s. Gifts involving Barbie dolls and fairy- related merchandise have gone passé because they seem to have morphed into stylishly confident young women over night.
And your 30- year old heart quietly goes:
“Damn. I wish I was that cool when I was 17.”

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the necessary

Dearest ______,

With my propensity to take any kind of information in exaggeration, I am drawn more to statements (actual or sartorial) delivered low-key. Not minimalist things per se, just fuss- free with little hints of brilliance.

Necessary staples of a well- stocked wardrobe, I think:

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(Clockwise from Top Left)
1) anything/ everything Fred Perry
2) slim Skully Ring by Iwona Ludyga Design
3) Alexander Wang Emile large bag
4) Joanne Choay deconstructed LBD
5) striped tee from Comme des Garçons Play
6) 3- strap Roman Vivienne Westwood flats

Love,

Karlita

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the knits

Dearest ______,

If people I knew suddenly came together to make a band this week, they would do well with calling themselves “The Knits”. And I love this for two simple reasons:

1) I love bands
2) I love knits

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Love,

Karlita

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a design film festival (2013)

Dearest ______,

You might remember me talking about watching awesome documentaries about Jun Takahashi’s work for Undercover and Yohji Yamamoto being, well, Yohji at the A Design Film Festival last, last year.

After a year’s hiatus, Anonymous (the same design collective that brought us the festival in 2011) is back with an equally amazing selection for June this year. Some films in the line-up being:

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I cannot wait.
Tickets are only available this May.

Karlita

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