Opening of Angkor Children Hospital's visitor center
Shorts: thrift shop find, no brand
Belt: Giordano Concepts
Shoes: leather gladiator by Don Protasio Spring/Summer 2008
Opening of Lucky Seven fastfood (the Jollibee of Cambodia)
Shirt: Y's Yohji Yamamoto (top), Giordano (under)
Eyewear: Spy red Wayfarer
Bag: Prada nylon back pack
Shirt: Jil Sander button down
Pants: True Religion
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Muji sneakers
At the office
Pants: Givenchy Homme
Night-out, casual look
Shirt: DKNY tee
Scarf: from Backstage
Pants: ONLY jeans
Watching a magic show
Pants: bespoke pants
Answers to Questions:
Most Admired Designer: A lot! But I'm still constantly obsessing over Helmut Lang - his past works, his philosophy, his move into the art world, everything about him. If he releases a book I'd be the first one to buy but I think it's unlikely because he is too cool for that, but who knows.
Whose closet you'd like to raid: Nobody comes to mind...maybe Johnny Depp's closet. Or the closets of Hedi Slimane or Nicolas Ghesquiere of Balenciaga.
Scent of the Moment: Higher Dior by Dior Homme, my scent for years now.
Design Philosophy: Quality over quantity
Fashion extravagance: Fashion to me is never extravagant. I buy only what I like to wear and I keep it for a very long time.
Fashion Icon: 'Elegance is refusal' - Coco Chanel
Fashion Must have: A good bar of soap. Even though how fab you dress if you don't smell nice I don't think you will ever be fashionable.
Best Dressed: Locally, I think Joan Bitagcol (model, photographer) and Cecile Zamora van Straten (writer, fashion designer) are best dressed. They both have that certain quirkiness I find intriguing.
Best Dressed: Internationally, I think Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester is very well dressed. I can imagine myself wearing what she's wearing. Fashion writer Martin Webb looks very dapper to me.
Fashion No-no: I really don't like rules especially in fashion. I don't want to limit myself to what I can wear.
Fashion Cheap thrills: Thrift shopping is my kind of thrill. I once found a Comme des Garçons tee for less than a dollar. I was ecstatic. Everytime I find something I like I get a natural high.
Favorite Destinations: Thrift shops in Phnom Penh, ukay-ukay in Iloilo, bookstores in Singapore, shopping in Hong Kong, getting lost in Bangkok, etc.
Current Occupation: art gallery director by day, clothes designer by night and freeloader during days off
Fashion Advice: I don't like dispensing fashion advice. I like the diversity of style that people come up with. I guess, being true to yourself is some sort of advice, I don't know.