I don't remember it being this hot last year. Phnom Penh is burning up. Offering a short respite are the afternoon showers that thunder through the city everyday, like clockwork.
With the increased heat comes my increased laziness in dress. I've been wearing a uniform these days: a breezy dress and the same sandals. The first two dresses were made by my favorite tailor in Phnom Penh, Monika. One is a shameless adaptation of the Mayle Ilaria dress I brought to Cambodia, this iteration made in a blue eyelet that I found in the local markets while shopping with my friend Rachel. The picture doesn't do the dress any justice - the button details are well executed.
It's official: I am on a dress-making binge. I discovered a decent silk vendor at Toul Tumpong Market. Her stall is filled with so many solid and printed silks that my mind is swimming with dress shapes and colors. This week, I found the following silk print. It reminds me of overstock vintage fabric.