Sretsis, who designed everything I'm wearing here (except the shoes) is the business baby of Pim Sukhahtua. But no woman is an island, and her sister Matina designs the accessories for Sretsis, while their older sister Kly oversees the brand. We were lucky enough to meet Matina and Pim when we played a show with Supersweet in Bangkok a couple of years ago. I loved these ladies, they were so funny, cool and smart. They were dressed immaculately in their own designs, and they told us about how they were interested in creating a fictional world around their clothes (oh hello shared interests), so that the context is as important as the fabrics. For their latest collection 'Runaway Rum' they were majorly inspired by Blondie, Bowie (e.g. the lightning bolt ring I'm wearing) and '80s era Madonna, Jem and The Holograms (and The Misfits) and Lum Invader, the protagonist from the manga and anime series Urusei Yatsura. Also, roller discos. I freaked out when I saw photos from their runway show and they were kind enough to send me some pieces. These clothes are spectacular, I will cherish them forever. The creativity and attention to detail is remarkable, I love the cut of the skirt, the studs on the jacket, and the fact my t-shirt came already beaten up. And that bag. With the lace up front and the chain straps. This, for me, is what clothes and accessories should be.
This is an outfit that made me feel like I was ready to walk onto a film set in Santa Monica and start shooting a '70s B movie about the underground glam rock roller disco scene. In short, I'm in heaven.