Thursday, 11 July 2013

Hoi An handmade: part 2

Here you go... the second set of photos of the clothes I've had made in Hoi An. 

It's our last day in town today (booo!) and the sunshine is just about holding off the rain clouds. We'll miss the beautiful clothes in every doorway, the pineapple jam, the candle lanterns floating down the river, the picturesque streets lined with buttercup yellow buildings, and the wonderful people who make Hoi An a town that we want to come back to again and again.

We're already planning what clothes, shoes and bags to have made next time we come!

You can see the gold leather t-bar sandals I had made too. They're finally all fixed and behaving themselves, and I'm excited about them taking my feet on new adventures.

High neck mini dress with crossover back

Blue swing skirt
Worn with Mickey Mouse vest from Bangkok's MBK mall

Mint green chiffon blouse with coral buttons
Worn with vintage shorts

Orange and white chiffon knee-length dress

Big thanks again to my lovely hubby for taking all the photos.

Bunny x

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Fuzzy felt

When we were in Chiang Mai and frequenting the famous weekend Walking Street markets, I kept spying and lusting after the super cute felt hats with little animal ears molded into them.

But I just couldn't figure out how I'd travel with one for another three or four months without it getting crushed and ruined, or without my head melting in 40 degree heat.

Then I was browsing ASOS the other day and came across the exact same hats! Sadly only in black rather than the gorgeous array of colours available at the Thai markets, but hey, beggars can't be choosers.

The blurb says:
"ASOS Collection makes and breaks the fashion rules. Scouring the globe for inspiration, our London based Design Team is inspired by fashion’s most covetable trends".
Well based on this evidence, I can't argue with that!

I'm so looking forward to hopping around autumn London in this beauty. OK they might not be bunny ears, but still!

Bunny x

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Twenty-four hour shopping in Rapture

Dan Sullivan at Irregular Choice has designed the Rapture sunglasses.

A beautiful cat eye shape with adorable bunny rabbit silhouettes hopping along the tops of the frames.


Bunny x

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Trail Blazer

Ok so I know yesterday I said my next post would share more photos of my Hoi An made-to-measure wardrobe, but I'm having sandals issues so the photos aren't ready yet.

(The shop will be getting a visit later today with lots of frowny pointing at the heel that's hanging off the left shoe).

In the meantime, here's some more positive shoe-related news. 

The Office sale has loads of Nike Blazers - the classic 1970s basketball shoe - from £40! 

Here's my pick of the plethora of available styles:

I'd wear these with skinny jeans and an oversized tee, a short skater skirt and a crop top, or a cotton summer dress and a biker jacket.

How about you?

Bunny x

Friday, 5 July 2013

Hoi An handmade: part 1

The made-to-measure clothes I've had tailored in Hoi An are finally complete, and mine all mine!

I'm delighted with how they've turned out. 

Here are a few shots, taken today with the help of my lovely husband at our gorgeous guesthouse, Hoang Trinh

Red cotton crop top (it buttons up the back)
Worn with vintage khaki shorts

Shirt dress with floral/cherry print and contrasting collar and buttons

Polka dot two-piece with crop top and pleated skirt

Navy and red playsuit with peek-a-boo back

I hope you like what I've come up with. The girls at Phuong Nam did such a fabulous job at turning my ideas into reality. 

I've worn a couple of pieces out and about and they're really comfortable. I love the way it all fits and moves with me.

I'll share the rest of my outfits in my next post.

Bunny x

Thursday, 4 July 2013

(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To... Earrings!)

Fresh off the back of hugely-deserved MBEs for Services to the Fashion Industry, Tatty Devine has launched its 'Summer Exclusives' range. And what better way to celebrate Rosie's and Harriet's honours than with their new Party motif?

I must have these earrings in my life! And the matching necklace wouldn't go amiss either.

Oversized shiny mirror gold perspex 'Party' earrings from Tatty Devine

Bunny x

Friday, 28 June 2013

Vietnamese couture: The adventure continues

In my last post I shared some of the ideas I'd found to work with for the made-to-measure clothes I'm having created in Hoi An.

I chose the tailor shop Phuong Nam this time around and have been in to see them twice; for the initial consultation and measurements, and this morning for the first fitting. 

As well as some of the outfits I'd already thought about, I'm also having designs based on the following shapes and patterns:

Phuong Nam also has a sister shoe shop, and happily my budget stretches to have my first ever pair of custom footwear made! 

I've asked for something similar to the sandals below, but a little more simple:

So all in all, that's three dresses, one playsuit, two skirts, two crop tops, one blouse and one pair of sandals. All made-to-measure. All for about £200.

Happy, happy Bunny!

I go back to the tailor's tomorrow morning for a second fitting and to the shoe shop in the afternoon. Can't wait to see how it's all coming along!

Bunny x