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There are so many reasons that I like Jakarta but one of the simplest reasons is that, even thought there are so many familiar shops in Jakarta from Zara to Gucci I still feel like I’m somewhere else, that I have an experience that was truly different from my day to day life. I get to see somethingContinue reading

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The Monstore is one of my favourite shops in Jakarta, it’s in Kemang, which is quite a young and trendy area that’s best known for it’s nightclubs. Upstairs they have a bar that’s open in the evening and downstairs they have a shop. Most of the collection is black and white and this season they showedContinue reading

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  After spending some time in Jakarta I’ve become more obsessed with textiles, so I was delighted to see Edward Crutchley’s new menswear collection at Fashion East’s Menswear Installations at London Collections: Men. You’re immediately drawn to the hand dyed Indonesian ikats fabrics and the kyo yuzen  printing (it’s screen printed onto cloth, not toContinue reading

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Today we had a production meeting with our team as tomorrow we’re doing a fashion film. I’m working with a new designer, Norma Hauri, who designs Muslim wear.  In Indonesia there are stylists who specialize in the hijab (the head scarf) as there are so many different ways of wearing it – fortunately Norma isContinue reading

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Today photographer Darren Black and set designer Sarah May and I gave a fashion talk to designers, stylists and photographers at The Femina Group office in central Jakarta today. We also met with the designer that we will be working during the next few days. Of course we managed to get in some good shoppingContinue reading

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After a long journey including a three hour drive from the airport (there is so much traffic here!) we arrived in Jakarta. I’m giving a fashion talk tomorrow and working with a hijab designer on a photoshoot this week, and at the end of  the week I’m visiting more designers at their studio – so itContinue reading