My colourful see-through Cambodian Adventure

Hello everyone! I am glad to share with all of you my style tips for your ultimate Cambodian adventure so please read on and feel free to comment, share and ask questions!

Where would I go dressed like this?

I went and I would go again blending with the sunset and the beautiful hues of the Cambodian Buddhist Temples. I visited and I would visit again Seam Reap Artisans Angkor village to snoop around for timeless Cambodian handicrafts. Not only.

I would use see-through, joyful, comfortable clothes almost everywhere in Asia. In my understanding of a stylish globetrotter, in places like Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Bali, weather often equals three things ‘HOT, HUMID, GLUEY’. Black is not the best option, nor it is white when you have to walk on the red dusty roads of Siem Reap. Layering is absolutely forbidden unless one is attempting suffocation by natural causes. So what? I got it right with my sheer colourful tops and harem pants. Besides scientist say that bright clothes make us happy. Travelling colourful = double happiness.

Where would I not go dressed like this?

I would not go to a job interview. Too sheer, too vibrant. I would not go on a first date with my husband. Now that I know his thing about the simple elegance of a jeans and a T shirt in a solid colour. He had to learn to accept his vivid, bubbly wife. Not that he had a choice 😉

Who could wear this outfit? Fluid fabrics such as silks and chiffons are excellent for curvy women and for women with fuller figures. There you go, just be aware of the pattern as for fuller body shapes I would suggest abstract florals or paisleys, squiggles or spots instead of bold geometric patterns or lines which would not lie straight over your curves. 

The add-ons: when wearing so many shades, geometric patterns and flowers in an outfit, we really need to look in the mirror and remove the bold necklace, the hat with paillettes and our favorite LV bags. Have you not seen a little bit too often this sort of style crashing combos? Instead I do suggest wearing a playful, summery pair of earrings and a wide brim hat in a solid nuance. As for handbags and sandals, I went for the gold as I really did not want to add more colour to the outfit. Besides, everyone should own a pair of sandals and a handbag in their favorite metal. So next time you go shopping, make sure you tick these two from your must-haves-list.

A little thought about the colours: the WARMS are my absolute best picks and there are no warmer hues than corals and tangerines, daffodil yellows and ambers, rusty reds and mustards, or, oatmeals, chocolate browns and bronzes. One should feel the irresistible desire of dressing brightly just by hearing all these beautiful names. I know, I know, some of you are not sure what are their best colours. There is a service for this. It is called Full Colour Analysis.

How did I feel while wearing it? I felt so free and fluid! Like a butterfly!Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~Jeffrey Glassberg


Any compliments: Most of the Cambodian people were trying to water-gun me. I took it as a compliment 

Little curiosity: I own a bunch of sheer harem pants and another one is on its way in a sssssssnakey pattern. When I do not want to go see-through, I simply …layer them. Yes, you heard me. I wear one pair of pants on the top of the other one.


What to wear in Bali

Where would I go dressed like this?

In Bali, in the heart of the tropical rain forest where I will be able to steal the show to the local…exotic birds. This is the ultimate luxury-resort-lounging outfit! While the bright orange Balinese sun is touching the horizon and throwing its golden reflection in the water, I would rise and glow dressed like an ancient Roman Goddess and I would go to any white sand, pool, cocktail or boating related event.

Where would I not go dressed like this?

My feet would not enter a time machine dressed like this. Not sure I want to live in Ancient Rome Empire unless I am a….Goddess. Who does not want to have unlimited access to sumptuous clothes for free?

Who could wear this outfit?

Women who love colour and are not afraid of being noticed, whatever the size, no matter the age. I have seen women in their fifties, looking fabulous in luxurious colourful kaftans. I have seen curvy women accentuating their femininity and moving gracefully in flowing kaftans. And, remember to show off your shoulders if they are toned and tanned.

The add-ons: A pair of chandelier earrings, an oversized cocktail ring, a pair of sandals and a mini bag is all you need to complete the look. For a Golden Goddess look all the accessories must be golden.

A little thought about the colours: Choose a kaftan in your right colours. Daffodil, Amber, Tangerine, Coral, Orange Red, Pumpkin are some of my best colours. What are yours? After a Colour Consultation with a Personal Stylist you will never ever buy an expensive kaftan in the wrong colour. Click here to check this fabulous service.

How did I feel while wearing it? A Princess! A character from the Arabian Nights (not Sinbad or Alibaba)! An Indian bride marrying an Italian man (just a personal preference). Did I mention Goddess?

Any compliments? I complimented myself a lot 😉

Little curiosity:  A good friend and personal stylist like me was introducing a collection of luxury kaftans at a Styling event and for unknown reasons she picked this glamorous kaftan and picked me from the audience and she said “look at how gorgeous is this kaftan for Pavleta”. I was not meant to spend as I was there to work. In fact I did not spend. I SPLURGED!