Friday, 31 August 2007

Nostalgic '50s at Bora Asmara - 30.08.07

Bora Asmara is a Balinese-inspired restaurant located in Kampung Sungai Penchala, a 5-minute drive from Mutiara Damansara. Their staff were decked out in old-school Malay costumes and served traditional Malay dishes, to commemorate our country's 50th year of independence from the British.

Back in the 1950s, men in uniform usually wore their shorts big and baggy, with penny loafers. This look is what a pageboy or a postman would rock back in the day.

This look was common among civil servants. The man is wearing a baju Melayu cekak musang
and a kain pelikat that is worn like a sarong.

This lady is wearing a baju kebaya with kain batik. The look is quite modern where there are less details on the blouse [usually it's made of lace with embroidery].

This gentleman owns the restaurant and his home is just next door. He's emulating our Father of Independence Tunku Abdul Rahman with his songkok hat, baggy trousers and faux horn-rimmed eyeglasses. Though, Tunku didn't have a beard.

Monday, 13 August 2007

Stefan Sagmeister talk at Securities Commission - 13.08.07

Melissa is a graphic designer who, according to her name card, digs "60s and 70s era" and stuff like "helvetica, retro furnitures, david bowie, knitting". She enjoys her meal with Tom Yam.

Melissa brought her partner, Aaron, to see Stefan Sagmeister. Hope you guys enjoyed the talk!

Friday, 3 August 2007

MidValley - 03.08.07

Azlynda wasn't spotted leaving her apartment; she was just shopping at the one-day-old Crocs store. She works with an oil company and she's been posted to KL two months ago. Welcome to KL!

Henry works at TOPSHOP, but something tells me he's not your regular sales assistant. He might be the resident style advisor for men.