I am very happy to be in colors!! My nature of jobs requires me to be in BLACK.
Black when there is functions attended by VIPs.
Black when I go see corporate clients.
Black when I conduct classes.
Black when I go for buying mission..
I really cannot tahan black...
Hence I never have black to be on it's own.
Still black what!!
But if you are a lawyer, I think the combo is not acceptable =D
I am lucky to be in a colorful industry despite being corporate. I enjoy the attention of being a colored corporate clown (OK, sad to say, it's tough to sell color to people)
Hand drawn shawls, hand loomed frills and hand stitched too! =D
I must admit black is a very good color to assist other colors to stand out. Black is like a girls' best friend to help other colors/ accesories/ parapernalia to stand out. =D
Ohhh, I just need a handheld fan to complete the Nyonya look!
My Thursday attire to work.
Yesterday was the start of the National Craft Week / Day or so, which I dutifuly go every year. You should check out the stuff they have. The development of craft have been very impressive over the years. Ooh, by the way, crafts / handicrafts do not just confine it to making origami pelicans or carving congkak sets, or making beaded necklace =)
Batik is a craft, mengkuang weaving is a craft, rattan furniture is craft too. So is embroidery, embellishing coconut shells!, ceramics ware and all things imaginable that you can craft. Despite being a cottage industry, people are getting so innovative to turn everything into something!
Though there are certain ranges of craft items which are really affordable, most craft are pricey depending on the make and the materials and its make. You can't be expecting a villager to go hunting for crocodile skin and risk their life just so to make u a croc skin clutch for RM20 rite? But you can certainly get a mengkuang pouch for RM18 or so =D
This time round, I got myself a hand weaved bag from a Sarawak weaver =D it's not mengkuang It's not pandan. It's made of bemban.. (whatever it is) Bemban apparently is a stick / branch of a plant that the weaver collects from the forest, then strips it from a whole big stick to smaller strips. Bemban is also used as the tie-string when making attap roofs (hmm, why am I going into a documentary talk on bemban now?)
bambi bemban bag is so LV Neverfull inspired I can't resist it! It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes from totes to clutch to lots more un-imaginable cool and funky designs to swoon you into madness!
I went home feeling so happy with my colorful shawls and bemban bag combo! =D
I spent RM36 on parking though =(
The craft week will be till 8 March 2010. If you are inspired, please head to Kompleks Kraf Jalan Conlay and start searching for lots of handicrafts - batik, songket, beadings, accesories, ceramics, furnitures, porcelain and many more things you may not have seen. No you do not have to pay RM36 for parking. I am a diva mah .. =P there are free parking at walking distance.
Think I will go again for another round before all the cottage people leave on the last day. Can get bargains wut!! =D
See you there!