Street Fashion - Chatuchak Market, Thailand

-Chatuchak Weekend Market, Thailand. Feb. 2015

 

Street fashion has always inspired me, in my daily life and in my work. I love to see the way other people present themselves to the world. It is so fascinating to me. Your attire and your attitude speak volumes to everyone around you, before you even open up your mouth. You get to be whoever you want to be.

 

Chatuchak Market, Thailand

The Chatuchak Market in Thailand is a wild place. You will find anything you can ever wish for to fulfill your needs. You can pick up a samurai sword on your way to adopt a puppy, and purchase a life-sized horse statue while eating ice cream from a coconut. Amongst the sea of artificial flowers and dog sneakers, you will find LOTS of fashion. Good, bad, quirky, strange, and some incredibly amazing fashion. Each year I make my way around the 35 acres of vendors to find hidden gems of handmade clothing and accessories. It's a full-time job of a weekend, but it's always an interesting journey complete with a lot of laughs, exciting treasures and of course, fresh coconuts. While exploring the market this year, I realized that I need to start sharing all of the great street fashion that inspires me.

Thai hipster men have a special place in my heart. Just look at this outfit. Shirt buttoned all the way up, hat, mustache, flippy round sunnies, leather man bag, clogs. Perfection.

Stephanie- a soft-spoken, cool-girl German, who has adopted her own take on a very traditional Indian style, making it modern and fresh. Her simple gold jewelry and bindi are just the perfect touches.

New Beginnings.

Two years ago, I took a trip that changed my life forever.

I was 24. It was my first trip to Asia, and it was the first time I’d ever been away from home for 6 weeks. It turned out to be an experience that has shaped my view of the world, and the way that I want to live for the rest of my life. I want to immerse myself in every culture, in every place, everywhere.

I have traveled throughout Thailand, India, and Bali for work, on the most incredible buying journeys. My trips were more fulfilling and more authentic than I could have ever imagined. On my most recent trip to Bali in October, I decided on a whim that it was time to start my own brand. WVT had been on the back burner for years, and I just felt it was the right time. I was inspired by the essense of Bali. Something in me had ignited, and the inspiration was pouring out of me. I was seeing triangles in everything. It’s amazing how quickly your perspective, and the way you look at things, can change. Literally, what I saw with my eyes had been reshaped. Instead of dusty sidewalks and foreign street signs, I began to notice triangle tiles and geometric forms of inspiration. 

Starting my own line of handmade jewelry is exactly what my heart is telling me to do right now. So here I am, Carpeing that Diem.

West Village Tribe is more than just handmade jewelry and accessories. It is a brand to inspire wanderers. It is a lifestyle, a way of life.

Wander near. Wander far. Always travel vibrantly.

Let your soul run wild,                                                                                                                                                                 Brooke Milano