Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but as you can see by my Instagram, I just had the
vacation adventure of a lifetime traveling throughout all of Vietnam, from the North, Central and South regions, visiting over a dozen cities/towns in two weeks. It was refreshing to “unplug” for a while (aka, leave my nice Macbook at home and only check emails when I sporadically found wi-fi), but hard to get back to reality after immersing ourselves into their culture.
Of course I didn’t pass up the opportunity to shop for unique finds, including this custom made suit. Based on my friend’s recommendation, I stopped by Yaly Couture while in Hoi An and had this beautiful suit made for me based on this look from Elizabeth & James’ spring 2014 collection.
They’re master copiers there and known for their silks, so making these silk tailored pieces based on a picture on my iPhone was a breeze for them. The tailors even managed to rush the process, so I had fittings from the afternoon into the evening—along with the hubby who got a suit and tux made—and everything was done by midnight that night before we left for the next city in the morning. It was such a cool experience and made me miss being in the design environment, though, working with tailors on my shoots came in handy when I had them alter hems, darts, and other tailoring details.
I’ll be sharing more of my finds and travel diary on Vietnam coming up, so stay tuned.
To those who recently asked your style questions, please be patient while I get to your answers as soon as I can.
Custom-made jacket and pant based on this design // Isabel Marant x H&M tee // George Gina & Lucy scarf [c/o] on SALE! // Birkenstock sandals // Tom’s sunglasses // Alexander Wang bag (sold out in this color, all black online) [c/o] // top bracelet: from the Flower H’mong tribe in Sapa, Vietnam, middle: made by me, bottom: Stella & Dot // Gorjana necklace and rings // Maison Antonym ring