The founder of Decades and king of vin­tage fash­ion shares lessons on disco naps, green days, and batik. Com­piled by Sharmita Sum­mugam.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Inspiration -

… PULL A FASH­ION TOPSY-TURVY? Bor­row some­thing from the op­po­site sex. Be it a woman in a men’s but­ton down à la Sharon Stone or a man with a brooch on his lapel, it’s fun to “cross dress”. … CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET? Is any­thing more sat­is­fy­ing to a fash­ion­ista than a ma­jor sar­to­rial edit? Do­nate some pieces, re­sell oth­ers, and re­visit lost gems. … LAUGH AND PLAY YOUR WAY TO A FIT BODY? The best di­ges­tif can be an amus­ing game of cha­rades. You’ll laugh and burn calo­ries. … IN­SPIRE FRIENDS WITH A COOK- OFF? Have a potluck. In­vite friends over for din­ner and as­sign dif­fer­ent cour­ses to each. You’ll taste a myr­iad of dishes and find out who’s the best cook in your cir­cle. … TAKE A DISCO NAP? A siesta while wear­ing a Crème de la Mer mask recharges me quicker than a 30-minute deep re­lax­ation be­fore a night on the town. … TALK TO THE WISE? Spend some qual­ity time with some­one who’s lived a long life. It’s a guar­an­tee to be re­warded with pearls of wis­dom while bring­ing added joy to some­one in their twi­light years. … BUY SOME­THING RIDICU­LOUS? It need not be ex­pen­sive. From a silly T-shirt or a quirky piece of art, a lit­tle ec­cen­tric­ity does your soul good. … GIVE BATIK A TRY? Work it with designer fash­ions. Malaysian batik is fan­tas­tic; wear the beau­ti­ful prints with pride. Tie a batik scarf around your Birkin han­dles for a breath of fresh air. … HAVE A GREEN DAY? I try to avoid my car once a week and have a juice cleanse. It’s good for the en­vi­ron­ment and your waist­line. … MAKE A NEW FRIEND? you’ll forge a life­long friend­ship. … START COL­LECT­ING VIN­TAGE FASH­ION? Buy some­thing vin­tage. We all love to con­sume, but be orig­i­nal and wear some­thing with a his­tory to make your style unique. … TAKE A CY­BER HOL­I­DAY? Okay, I’ve yet to do this my­self but go­ing off the grid for as lit­tle as 24 hours is prob­a­bly a good idea now and then. Like a cy­ber cleanse of sorts. … SHOP LO­CAL? Sup­port your lo­cal de­sign­ers and buy some­thing ab­so­lutely fab­u­lous ei­ther from an emerg­ing or es­tab­lished name. … WRITE A LET­TER? When was the last time you cor­re­sponded by pen and pa­per? Be it a fan let­ter or a love let­ter, write to some­one. … TAKE UP CAL­LIG­RA­PHY? Well, af­ter you at­tempt to write a let­ter you may re­alise your pen­man­ship is hideous, so re­visit the art of cal­lig­ra­phy.

Meet some­one new and maybe

Cameron Sil­ver

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