Monday, November 10, 2008

Phnom Penh ukay : gomme find

Did I mention I also went ukay hunting in Phnom Penh? You know me, ukay hunting is one of my de-stressing activities.

I dragged my friend David to check out Japan Thrift Shop which I discovered when I was browsing a local magazine. Sushality ang ukay dito they have adverts sa magazines. The first time I visited this store I found a Comme des Garcons Homme Plus tee. David got a Yves Saint Laurent leather jacket. Our friend Valerie (sisterhhod member also), a size 2, got a bagful of Katharine Hamnett, Courreges and other cool brands. Faith, another friend, got me an Issey Miyake while David on his last visit found an Andy Warhol tee for moi. In other words, may future!

I was really aiming to get the best pieces since I was traveling and I couldn't risk adding more weight to my already overloaded baggage. So I had to chuck some pieces from Koji Tatsuno TRACE, Storm and W<. I had to leave behind a Modern Amusement sweater to Dave because I couldn't let go of it. I was in Hong Kong when I fell in love with Modern Amusement and their cute graphics.

The one thing that got me so excited is Japanese label called Gomme. Alam mo naman ako and my obsession with Japanese designers. Gomme is designed by Hiroshige Maki, a former design assistant for Yohji Yamamoto for 10 years.He graduated from the Fashion College of Nagoya. In 1986 he conquered the Japanese market with great success and is an expert in handling silk, plisse and other materials that skim the body.

That's the thing with Japanese designs, you have to wear it to understand the beauty of it. Sometimes it's just the feel of the fabric. Sometimes the little details. Like this gomme with its Peter Pan collar and the softest cotton ever. My black top is also another Japanese brand called Whereabouts.

What have you ukay-ed lately?

6 comments:

Gayzha said...

Pina-inggit mo naman ako... Bow ako sa ukay-ukay jan! Parang SM na yata kalaki!

The Zen Bitch said...

kabonggahan nga ang ukay dito sa phnom penh, sa true lang...

fuchsiaboy said...

gayzha - ok naman if matyaga ka but im into branded stuff so pinipili ko talaga. pero maraming magaganda na di branded.

zb - kelan mo naman ako uukayan dyan?

Anonymous said...

hello!

do you still know the address of the Thrift Japan Shop? Or could you write a bit more precisely where I can find it?

the fashionate traveller said...

Hi! I'm heading to Phnom Penh this Friday and would love to know where these shops with Japanese labels are (I'm a fashionista too). If you see this, cd you pls drop me an email? Thanks :)

the fashionate traveller said...

Hi, I fly into PP this Friday - could you please let me know where these stores are? Thanks :)