Today’s Outfit; Cape Jacket With a Traditional Touch

Imposing a dress code in an event that you are holding means that you, yourself, need to abide by the rules. So be it. I turn to my trusted tailor to make me something to wear for FD Gathering to celebrate our fifth anniversary. The theme: colourful, even better if you can wear five colours in one getup. After all, we meant to celebrate our fifth year anniversary as colorful as it could be.

I’d been eyeing cape jackets for a while, but I hadn’t exactly look for one, yet. I was inspired by Rizka’s article on this season’s trend on cape jacket and how to wear it, I was determined to make one. Why not now, right? I bought few sutra and Sarung Bugis back in 2010 that hadn’t been used into anything yet. I thought the interesting and colourful pattern will make an interesting cape jacket material.

Under a strict timeline :) just when I thought my favourite tailor couldn’t make it, he  finished a pair of cape jacket and pencil skirt for me. Do you often custom-made clothes, or is it just me who love doing it? For me, I love tailored clothes because it’s a better fit to your body shape and it’s a luxury only Indonesian can have at such an affordable rate. We have a thread on ‘Penjahit Langganan‘ in case you’re looking for a recommendation.

Cape jacket: Custom made from Sarung Makassar
Skirt: Custom made from raw silk material
Orange tank top: Debenhams
Belt: Mango
Shoes: Charles & Keith
Clutch: H&M. Yes, I’m currently also obsessed over envelope clutch like Wulan. I was actually previously eyeing for this ASOS clutch, but this simple gold envelope clutch seems to be more versatile.

Bracelets and watch (top to bottom): Unbranded ID bracelet, Mondial gold bracelet and Vintage Omega Watch.
Rings (left to right): Gold ring from Melawai, Folie Folie silver heart ring, silver rosette ring from Bali, white gold cocktail ring from Melawai and Mango geometric purple ring