First of all, HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!! It’s a great shame that I’m not home to share this all important occasion on the Lunar calender with my family so this one is for them, but what I’m able to share with all of you guys is this new outfit post… which is just as good… Yes/Yes? Anyway, after my wonderful stay in Northern Thailand, I decamped to Myanmar, or “Burma” as some of you may know it as.
This shoot took place at an old style merchant shop front, a location I selected for personal reasons. It spoke to me in a nostagic kind of way as I grew up in another(!!) British colony where reminiscence of the colonial times like this was easily evident pretty much everywhere, so I felt at home in this completely alien place.
Myanmar probably had the warmest and most humid climate of all the places I’ve visited this trip… so it was all suntan lotion and cream for me. Here, I aimed to create a summery attire that matched the glistening sweat on my forehead by pairing a smart Topman shirt in breezy baby blue with some casual shorts from H&M.
Shirt: Topman | Shorts: H&M | Trainers: Nike, from ASOS
PLEASE EXCUSE THE BAD TANLINES!! What you cannot see (hopefully!) here is me battling against severe sunburn on my face… parts of which were literally melting off. No jokes. Despite having grown up in the tropics, long term residency in the West has obviously turned my already fair skin extremely sensitive to harsh sunlight.
I completed the look with these bad boys in Nike form that I purchased off ASOS after much debate with self over whether or not I would suit the sporty look, and guess what…
I have now decided that I shall invest in at least one pair of trainers every year because they are just so comfy to travel in, for running from desk to desk during transfers. So if loads and loads of exploring the world happens to be your (Chinese) new year resolution, find yourself a pair of these on ASOS. Not the exact ones though because I’m convinced I snatched the last pair… but they have a brilliant selection at reduced prices, you’re bound to find your perfect pair!!