• Fashion Revolution Day begins @fash_rev Will be asking throughout the day - who made your clothes?  Hope everyone joins in! #InsideOut (pic via @gettyfashion)
  • It was announced a while ago but wanted to say how happy I am to have been asked to select Dress of the Year 2013 at Fashion Museum in Bath. My choice was this @christopherkanestudio SS13 beauty.
  • Love this concertina beach scene print on @marios_official tote available at @therefineryhk now! #PMQIS
  • Congrats to my cousin @elizabethlauldn and her new shop @therefineryhk in the new PMQ building @PMQHKDesign #PMQIS much love for @BernstockSpeirs bunny ears!
  • Love that I always see the best pieces by Brit designers abroad @nicoll_studio @liger_hk

>> "My mind's telling me no, but my body's telling me yes!" So says, the Casson Londont-shirt I'm wearing today, echoing the wise words of R Kelly.  Except it's my body that's telling me no as I'm currently battling a chronic case of IBS, something nobody really wants to talk about, but a lot of people have.  Clutching one's stomach in pain is not conducive to blogging so today I'm doing a quick and easy upload of photos from the Tokyo/Bangkok/Shanghai/Mexico City trips I took last year.  In particular, I tried to mine some markets in every city, which tend to always be the source of some strange and wonderful sights, with their own quirks that are unique to those cities.  In Tokyo's Meiji Park flea market, Sanrio, off-cut of kimono fabrics and vintage Hawaiian shirts were the dominant themes.  At Bangkok's Train Night Market, a slightly cooler respite from the cray-cray JJ weekend market, I loved the creepy night-lit toys, retro drinks signs and mahussive pieces of furniture that did make think about trying to sort out freight shipping when I was there.  There were never going to be any real bargains at the tourist-y Dongtai Road antiques market in Shanghai but I did love touching up the abundance of Miao tribe skirts and Qing dynasty robes.  And finally at La Ciudadela in Mexico City, which is admittedly a market full of souvenir fodder for tourists, I unabashedly indulged in all that riotous colour, which Mexico does so well.  Now I'm willing my body to co-operate so that I can function properly for upcoming trips to Seoul, Tokyo and of course the usual slew of travel for fashion weeks.  Hopefully R Kelly won't mind too much if I temporarily switch the Yes and No in his lyrics.  

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Meiji Park Flea Market, Tokyo

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Talad Rot Fai/The Train Market, Bangkok

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Dongtai Road Antiques Market/Flower, Bird, Fish and Insect Market, Shanghai

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La Ciudadela, Mexico City

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Comments (21)

  1. Emma says:

    Wow this place looks amazing!
    Emma x
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  2. ChamaFashion says:

    I see some really cool stuff!
    XO CHAMAFASHION
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  3. Kb says:

    Ahhh how did I miss this market in Bangkok? Instead I ended up buying a variety of ‘branded’ goods at MBK (one of which may have broken already), as a result of wandering around aimlessly getting lost. Will definitely bookmark these for any future visits.

  4. WOWS says:

    Love the tees!
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  5. Kirbybee says:

    That rack of Hawaiian shirts is making me a little giddy.
    x

  6. Abby Saadeh says:

    this place looks so perfect!
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  7. Jessie says:

    wow, all these are so interesting! :)
    <3Jessie
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  8. The Fashion Fraction says:

    all these colors and patterns. I love it!!
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  9. Maisie says:

    The Meiji Park Flea Market looks amazing! So jealous!

  10. Lydia says:

    Some amazing stuff here! Love the nails in the first photo! x
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  11. I really enjoyed this post. The photos are beautiful.
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  12. Kat Alquizar says:

    I enjoyed reading this post and looking at your beautiful pics. It was a great place tho. Hope to visit it soon.

  13. It looks really cute and vintage :)

  14. Tara says:

    Wow these pics are great. Markets always make the best photos :)
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  15. kate says:

    Sorry to hear you have IBS. I’ve had it for most my life and something thats helped me is the low FODMAP diet.
    You can get an app from the people who are doing the research, which helps you work out what to eat https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/monash-university-low-fodmap/id586149216?mt=8
    This book is good too http://www.amazon.co.uk/IBS-Free-Second-Change-Elimination-ebook/dp/B007R7SPYM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376564157&sr=1-1 and the woman who wrote it has a blog where she posts updates to the book http://www.ibsfree.net/
    Also this blog is good for updates and recipes http://blog.katescarlata.com/
    Hope you get better soon.

  16. Holly says:

    This is probably the best market I have seen, I want to go so bad!

  17. I love going to flea markets in hope to find a hidden gem! Interesting that there are some American sodas!

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