Name: Lordfai Navinda Pachimsawat
What I do: Independent Dance and Movement Artist, Creative Director and Teacher of Bangkok Dance Academy.
Describe your Personal Style
My personal style is bold and different. I think clothes, accessories, makeup etc. are another layer of the skin, so it should feel comfortable and also represent my true self strongly in order for me to be confident. As there are so many fast trends and rotations of fashion styles, it’s very easy just to always follow them (without thinking that it may or may not suit your personality). I think it’s more important to just be independent in your own style, but finding the balance of what is current and adapting it to what you would normally wear is the key.
What pieces are on high rotation in your wardrobe?
- Alexander Wang – Rocco duffle bag
- Dr Denim – Solitaire black jeans
- Weekday – Geometric pattern t-shirt
- Issey Miyake – To watch
- LOEWE – Tan soft calf tall tote
- Monki – Long kimono coat
- Tony Bianco – Black wedges
- Mosstories – Leather cut-out necklace
- Mauerpark Fleamarket (Berlin) – Black convertible backpack
- Jatujak Fleamarket (Bangkok) – Denim overalls
- My Mom and Grandma’s clothes – Pattern jackets
What are you favourite labels, who are your favourite designers?
- Sass and Bide
- Alexander McQueen
- Issey Miyake
- Windsor Smith
- & Other Stories
- AND clothing
- Make Do and Mend Store
- BGW Studio wear
How do you approach dressing?
I love shapes and patterns! So I have lots of clothing with intricate and geometrical patterns, which I really enjoy having lots of on my body. Sometimes I have to admit it just gets a little bit over the top, so I will try to minimize my accessories, while matching the tone of my make up with the clothing precisely. Other than patterns, I also wear lots of minimal black and white clothing, which I use as the base before I accessorized on top with some highlights for the outfit. This will usually be a unique item of jewellery (earrings, rings, necklace) and/or a very aggressive lip color.
What pieces do you never wear but hold onto just in case?
I have lots. This is because I will just buy something I visually love without thinking whether it will fit my body perfectly or not (this applies to second hand or vintage clothes). If I like the patterns or the style of that particular item I will just get them! (bad habits). But I have it at the back of my mind how I will go alter them in various way to make it my own and make it fit me well. But then I barely get the chance to do them! So there is a pile of (potentially) amazing clothes just sitting in my closet.
How do you approach shopping for clothes and accessories?
I think for me it’s the combination of matching items in my outfit. So every time I go out shopping I will have the idea of how I will coordinate the new item with what I already have. Also, I think it’s important to be open with possibilities to create my own style. I don’t’ mind wearing expensive high-end items or 100 baht ($3) items that I got from local markets (as long as I like them). It’s just more fun and flexible.
Where are your favourite places to shop?
- Online Instagram (Thailand) – There are so many independent local designers, creating unique handmade jewelry and clothing such as Rusdy+Rasa, Thammada Studio, Glamore Jewel, Defy Jewelry and more.
- Jatujak Flea market (Thailand)
- Hakeschermarkt and Weinmister (Berlin)
- Chapel and Brunswick street (Australia)
- Takeshita and Meiji street (Japan)
What is on your current shopping list?
- More liquid lipsticks!
- Marc Jacobs – Techno Holographic Leather Wallet
- Repetto – Eau de Parfum
- New Nike
- Chrome nail polish
What item do you dream of owning?
Most of my mum’s fine jewellery!
Who’s personal style do you most admire?
- Ivania Carpio @love_aesthetics
- Jess Glynne @jessglynne
- Bianca Venerayan @ biancavenerayan
- Faith Lord @faithlord
- Vanessa Hong @thehautepursuit