Mayodrobe Archive

DAMARIS

Damaris is a biblical figure, but also the name of this twirling skirt designed by Sarah Lai. The fact that it looks inherently romantic and feminine doesn’t undermine
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BREATH IN THE BREEZE

‘How come it seems that there are no tongue twisters with “breath” and “breeze”?’ so I wondered.  Before jumping into conclusion, I googled “breeze tongue twisters”, and guess
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FRANCESCA NOLITA

They are the names of my necklace/headpiece and pompom wristlet respectively. And there’s more to the name Nolita than I thought: it stands for “North of Little Italy”,
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FEB RECAP

The CNY period this year coincided with Valentine’s Day.   There’s therefore little wonder that different shades of pink and red have dominated the color schemes of my
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INNER BOY

Few days ago, I attended a fragrance profiling session at Penhaligon’s.   When asked what kind of scent I prefer, “Floral and musky, sweet but not too sweet”
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TWO THINGS

Two things bother me: My incapability to express my feelings precisely in words, and my inability to fight against procrastination which seems to be genetically coded in my
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THE RED SHOES

Aquazzura has successfully made lace up shoes one of the most iconic contemporary essentials. This pair I’m wearing is aptly named “Allure”.   Apart from being oh so
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PLAY WITH PLAIDS

Plaids, tartans, checks… what are their difference actually?  Please kindly enlighten me if you happen to know the answer. Coat: Theory Dress: Theory Bag: Cartier Heels: Saint Laurent
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CEREAL KILLER

Calling a color by its real name is so dull that nobody is doing it anymore. Some colors are so beautiful they deserve names that can inspire imagination,
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BOYCOTT

Not all news are depressing. This piece, for example, is just beyond amusing: “Donald Trump has suggested boycotting Starbucks over the lack of festive cheer on this year’s
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NEED FOR KNITS

By now, you’ve probably been aware of my pathological need to rhyme whenever possible.  It’s not too bad a thing though, adding a bit of rhythm and symmetry
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