Thursday, September 17, 2009

Seasonless dressing

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Not that Manila has that many seasons — only summer and the rainy season. But the weather has been so inordinately unpredictable that any sort of precaution can be swept by monsoon winds.

It was sunny this morning. I was wearing a sheer shirt and a vest, and the addition of the scarf was only for indoor airconditioning. If needed, I could easily have removed my vest and scarf — and even my tie — to suit the blazing heat.

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But this is what I saw outside office windows by the afternoon*. Quite menacing to the uninitiated. After a few moments, everything was white with rain.

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And before I knew it, by 5pm, the weather was clear again — capricious and temperamental by any standard. Better layered than sorry.


Shirt, vest, and tie: all thrifted; jeans, Bossini; scarf, vintage; loafers, Dexter

Photos by Patricia Suzara
*Taken with an iPhone 3GS

1 comment:

-h said...

sounds like Florida weather too.