W I D E A W A K E thoughts

a suitcase of treasures & inspiration to match

Posted in fashion by wideawakethoughts on March 15, 2010

My friend Alice has just returned from a whirlwind holiday in Asia and she’s back on home ground with a suitcase of treasures and inspiration to match. A designer with a curious nature and a defined sense of personal style, Alice seems to always find an edginess in the unpredictable, so I wasn’t surprised to find an endless parade of pieces pour from inside her worn leather travel satchel.

Apparently vintage Levis are as common in Thailand as peanut satay; sold by the roadside by men who don’t care for the stories the denim could tell. The boots were of her own design, made to her liking based on a sketch she drew in a taxi, lost, and then had to explain to a Thai cobbler in broken language.

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  1. Mez said, on March 16, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I love the boots, what a perfect dust blue and you cannot go wrong with Ostrich leather.

    This post has fueled my fire even more to go home to the Philippines via Singapore and Malaysia.

    • jacquelinemay said, on March 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm

      Just came back from the Philippines! Such amazing finds! Sooo many gorgeous boutiques in the malls! Loved it x

  2. xs said, on March 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    the boots are rad, even more so because they’re one of a kind.

  3. Tanja said, on March 18, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Love the boots!

  4. Kate said, on March 18, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    The boots are amazing!!!! xx

  5. Nicole said, on March 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Wow I love your rings! Just found this blog I love it!


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