I haven’t blogged for a while. You may have noticed; you may not have done: everyone’s inboxes are so bristling with mail, life in Asia – and in general – moves at a ridiculously fast pace that I *almost* can’t bear to add my missive to people’s groaning mailboxes. But then again…I do so love finding a great lobang (if you live here, it’s Malay – look it up!) that when I stumble across something bloody brilliant, I jolly well do want to share it. I want to reiterate that I don’t get paid for this (bloggers and other websites – PLEASE clearly disclosure your affiliations, I mean….CREDIBILITY?!). So, whilst I have loved my sojourn of silence, on the blog front anyway; (ahem: panel speaker at Singapore Writers Festival and working on Book Two) I am back. Posts will be short and sweet, with the usual Changmoh chat, but not too much. I haven’t got time and neither do you.
First up: Singapore is home but we also have a place in France. I do not work in France. What I did for most of last year was eat, drink and boss French builders around. This is stressful and leads to more eating and drinking. Resolution for 2018? To be a bit more…well, French. Less is more, both in food and fashion terms. We all know the French woman’s wardrobe is minimal and chic so I have binned most of mine on a whim. I am now slowly rebuilding it.
French women like expensive things but – crucially, as it forms a huge part of their look – they are clever shoppers and know how and when to chuck in the odd high street find. I popped in to Topshop in ION to buy a T-shirt this morning and stumbled across two amazing French-girl jackets. And this season is all about the jacket. Here they are. Get ’em whilst you can (I bought both).
Awful name, but this jersey boyfriend jacket (puke) is amazing for traveling and long enough that it feels luxe. It’s amazingly comfortable fabric but the downside is that in order to keep its shape, I think you’ll need to dry clean it – and ignore their machine wash instructions. Awesome with drop earrings, jeans and a retro-T. Actually that’s what Topshop say, and I do agree. It looks amazing on so here’s another pic below.
This is the second one – made from really quite beautiful lightweight crepe – BUT you have to change the hideous buttons which let it down big time. A nice tortoise shell would be understated awesomeness. Regina can change them for you if you can’t (be bothered) to do it yourself. Hidden bonus: the stripy T-shirt lining and the price. It costs SGD$99. Unaffiliated product link here.
Again, it looks far more rocking when it’s actually on and succeeds in being a nod to double breastedness, but without the boxy gangster image. Oh an it doesn’t do up, nor is it meant to. Phew. Pass the croissants.