My Pet Square silk blouse (last seen here), Fernando Frisoni tank (worn underneath), Su-Wen Leong ‘Tzotzil’ skirt, Mulberry ‘Margaret’ bag, Oxford suede pumps, earrings, bangle and necklace from India.
On Monday, I saw my best friend off as she flew into the next chapter of her life, as a sprightly legal intern in Cambodia, where her close proximity to tropical fruit leaves me envious and hungry. In addition to mourning my lack of lychees, her departure was particularly sad given she was only back in the country for two months, after having spent a whirlwind year away in China. And yet, I know that there will be many times in the future where we’ll be separated by seas and continents. It’s part and parcel of the people that we are and the lives we ultimately chase.
But as sure as my wardrobe is full, I’m confident that when we do reunite, there will be scandalous musings, boisterous chatter and in-jokes that have been running for ten years playing on rewind. Distance does make the heart grow fonder but closeness only makes our double-knotted ties stronger. Like the day of the above photos, which were actually shot by my vagabond friend in question, our time together, as rare or abundant as they might be in future, will be full of vanity, laughter and some good old je ne sais quoi.