Today’s Triple F (Fun Fashion Friday) comes to you from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. KL, as it is nicknamed by the locals, is a unique (ugh, I hate that word) city contrasting iconic modern architecture (think: Petronas towers) alongside of crumbling apartments. There is further juxtaposition in the form of massive luxury shopping malls flanked by street stalls and hagglers. I always have a hard time describing KL based off of my brief 48 hour stay, but I can summarize what happened during that time: shopping.
Like I said, massive malls and street vendors galore, there is something (for sale) for everyone in KL. Having such little time to explore, I wasn’t able to venture too far from the city’s center, the ‘Golden Triangle’, and I quickly found that besides KLCC park, convention center and the Petronas Towers (which are no longer free to visit, thanks travel guides for foiling that plan!), shopping was my only option. For this wanderluster, that created a slight problem as I freely admit that I am a poor window shopper. Money WILL leave my wallet. If you are good at keeping your money in your pocket though, you can still have a great time people watching at any shop/market/vendor or what have you. Anyway, it was in one of these shopping centers, Suria KLCC to be precise, that I snapped a pic that would become my first fun fashion find.
I stopped in my tracks when I saw this little girl out of the corner of my eye. I’m sure it was just one of those cases where the mother just let the child pick their own clothes to make life easier on herself (I’ve been a nanny/babysitter for years, I get it) but it was more than just that. The shoes, the hat, the dress OVER the pants, the colors; it was like a cartoon character walking past me. I mean, I was in an Asian country so of course there were some outfits that as a westerner I found a bit odd or unusual (to say the least) but for some reason this little girl took the cake. It could also have to do with the fact that we were at the really expensive side of the mall and I’m pretty sure she was standing right outside Prada. It probably makes sense though; of all the accessories she’s got going on, she’s missing a new fall 2012 Prada bag to complete the look. Bravo, little girl.