The slogan on Teresa Lim’s graffiti skateboard says it all: LIFE DRUNK.
Whimsical, kinda vintage and somehow sweetly rebellious, cartoon girls with their startled and naughty expressions romp across her highly wearable clothes.
Congratulations to the keen-eyed among you, yes, this is the same Teresa who, along with YESAH co-created TEEHEEHEE, with their psychedelic Mermaids, swoony slashes of colour, and electric lamé fabrics.
I discovered Teresa’s work for myself, along with the other New Young Asian Designers at The Harper’s Bazaar Awards at BIFW. Gathered from all over Asia, they’re a cool and tight-knit bunch of artist-designers, each unique and exciting in their own style.
Call me a butterfly, but I love New Things, fresh ideas, iconoclasts more than anything. (So I like vintage and ancient historical sites too. is that a problem? Who made these rules?!)
“Call me a butterfly, but I LOVE New Things…”
And if you attached a clutch purse to the back of that drunken skateboard, I bet it could do double duty as an accessory-cum-vehicle for whizzing round the festival campsite this summer… just swap the cool orange tie-sandals for sneakers and you’re golden.
The slogan on Teresa Lim’s graffiti skateboard says it all: Life Drunk.
I really love this look, and I’ll be getting out the fabric pens and an old t-shirt this weekend to give it a go…OK, OK, we all know I’ll be phoning in my order for a real Teresa Lim first thing monday morning. Oh well. It’s nice to try these things, even if you’re totally Manga-challenged like me. She makes it look so gosh-darn easy.
I wonder where that crazy line will wander next?
Teresa Lim, Singapore –
- Temporium: 72 – 74 DUNLOP STREET
- W.E – Workshop Element: Westgate,3 Gateway Drive #01-34/35