“Shopping is a curse in this country!” someone had reminded me.
And yet when I had some shopping time to spend at the notorious cluster stretching from Siam Discovery to Central World in Bangkok I found myself just walking past things aimlessly. Not an urge – What’s in there? Not guilt – Shit, I missed it! Nothing. There were moments when I even didn’t know my next stop. I had always been uberly excited and kept whining about being short of time for all the fashion shops here.
I was a bit confused. I felt proud of myself (I was finally mature. I didn’t need any more clothes), but at the same time I had a vague feeling that life could have been tuned down a full step for a woman if she’s no longer crazy about fashion. Is this true? Have you ever gone through a similar thing?
But one thing I know, and I do for sure, that is I can never be tired of colour and pattern. I was actually looking for a rare fabric for my next upholstery project and while I couldn’t find my perfect piece, I saw beautiful arts, beautiful, original fabrics. I was hugely inspired.
Back in Vietnam and to the blogosphere I keep stumbling upon original creations like this Watercolour collection (wallpaper and fabric) by Sydney-based designer Adam Jones from Quercus & Co. The patterns, with paint marks and blobs, soft and bold at the same time are so beautiful and uplifting. I might be tired of fashion at some point in my life, but colour and pattern? Life would have been tuned down to barely audible if I would just walk past them calmly, and I doubt that will ever happen.