But today, I’d like to tell you about Elthy Aguinaldo Irasga, a very nice lady who runs a home-service bespoke dressmaking service called Tinsley.
This is the perfect service for busy people like myself.
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How does it work?
One of her dressmakers will simply go to your home or office to take your measurements or to fit you, and she’ll bring an entire set of swatches and designs for you to choose from.
This is such a simple and easy way of finding decent clothes to wear, that I must’ve ordered something like 30 dresses from her already.
I’ve also introduced her to a couple of friends who’ve liked what I’ve worn, and they’ve all been very happy with the service.
In fact, one very prominent and extremely busy lady just said to me over the weekend: "Tinsley is the best recommendation you've given me."
This lady ordered 11 dresses, by the way.
TINSLEY CLOTHES ON A TRAVELIFE
I’ve brought her clothes – and almost only her clothes – on two major trips now: to South Africa last November and to India just last week.
On both trips, I needed clothes for warm weather that could literally take me from casual sightseeing in the day to pretty fancy dinners at night -- all in one go, and for practically every single day of my trip.
I was also trying to save my luggage space for shopping in both destinations, so I was looking to bring as few clothes as possible.
The Tinsley dresses I ordered were colorful and pretty -- if you get one of these dresses, they're really so nice for for the inevitable thousands of travel photographs you intend to take!
And most importantly: they can be rolled up to save space, they’re wash and wear, and they don’t need ironing. Yet they look great even if they're maintenance-free.
Personally, I also think they make everyone look good.
And Tinsley dresses are wonderful, indeed, for sightseeing in the day with flats, and then later for going out to dinner with some jewelry and a pair of heels.
This is how I managed on both trips.
ONE DESIGN, NINE COLORS.
NINE DRESSES. TIMES TWO TRIPS.
Call me anal.
But for my South Africa trip, I ordered nine dresses from Tinsley of exactly the same design, but in different colors.
|At La Colombe, one of South Africa's best restaurants, |
in a Tinsley dress, living a Travelife
I liked these dresses because I could wear them as a blouse or a dress in the day, and as a dress at night.
For my India trip, I ordered nine dresses of another design, but all with different prints.
So basically I had one dress for each day of my trip.
I'm including some of the photos of the lovely Tinsley dresses that accompanied me on my Travelife to India in this entry.
I was pretty lucky, too, as I had my photographer friend Mr. Jaded on this trip to take some great photos of another wonderful journey in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.
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