What with the whole redesign blah blah blah, I didn't have time to take some proper pictures with my Par Avion from Hong Kong package from Daydream Nation (have FINALLY booked my ticket and I'm off for a loooong fortnight in HK in November...). But today, I am wearing the most literal ensemble from the package... yup, I'm an Air-Mail envelope. I used to steal these from my mum's stationery box and write letters to imaginary friends popping them into the make-believe post box that I think was in fact a bush, sticking stickers all over them in stead of stamps and making sure I used biro on thin writing paper (I liked the embossed effect you get when you write hard with a biro on thin paper...). Looking at the address of this particular envelope, I suddenly got the urge to read that very long letter that Jing and Kay Wong from Daydream Nation had constructed as their A/W 09 lookbook.
Just to recap, the collection entitled 'Letter to Paul' is dedicated to Jing and Kay's father Paul... hence the airmail, postal theme and little nods like 70s' mens' glasses hanging on necklaces as jewellery. I love that Jing and Kay have designed something that's so personal to them but yet so accessible to everyone in terms of styles and wearability and I'd like to thank them for making me chuckle, thinking about the embarrassing shit I used to do when I was a child. I'm off to crumple the dress a bit (achieved when sitting on the 43 bus...) exactly like I did with the paper versions (I thought that if you crumpled them up a bit, it might quicken the 'aging' process... I was dead serious in thinking that in the future, people would relish finding my fake air mail letters in the dirt... and this sounds ridiculous even as I'm typing...).