Me & Malisa – The Dressing Room, located on the second floor of Surin Plaza mall, is more than a simple boutique. Open in February 2012, this ‘fashionable clothes and accessories’ boutique is the brainchild of Panatta ‘Mam’ Buthanom (the ‘Me’ in the boutique’s moniker) and Malisa Darbhatisha. Khun Panatta inherited a taste and talent for artistry and imagination from her father John Underwood who is well-known in Phuket for his innovative hotel décor and Art Factory.
At The Dressing Room most of the clothes for sale are unique pieces designed by Kittikorn Kongtabag and Khun Panatta. The former is a professional fashion designer from Bangkok and Khun Panatta ups the design ante with her arty touch. You even can get custom-made dresses here. The clothes’ style is not really for casual day dressing and aims more at gala wear or special dinners and parties.
Silk chiffon and silk noil are the two main fabrics used to create light and transparent long dresses in bright colours. The other clothes available at the shop come from Bangkok and share a similar design and spirit. They too, have a classy and sensual feeling.
Jewellery and accessories come from various Bangkok designers in the shape of stone necklaces, leather bags, and sun hats; in fact the sort of accessories that make you look your best at a social gathering. Khun Panatta loves to take time (even over a glass of champagne!) to discuss with her customers so she can have a more precise idea of what they are looking for: “I love dressing a woman up and making her feel fabulous,” she says. Paintings from talented Thai artists are also available for sale at The Dressing room.
Khun Panatta has been involved in art and creativity since she was 20. She’s worked as a creative assistant at Bed Supper Club in Bangkok and at JW Marriott Resort Phuket and still works at the latter as her team performs a fire show every night at the hotel’s reception. Specialised in the organization of artistic events, she sets up fashion shows three or four times per year to present Me & Malisa collections.
These fashion shows happen in trendy venues such as Diamond Beach at Surin Beach or Fine Art Living in Cherng Thalay or Bliss Beach Club at Bangtao Beach, and allow the audience to discover The Dressing Room’s beautiful creations in a Hi-So environment. Not to be missed if you are in Phuket…
Me & Malisa - The Dressing Room
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
- Location: Surin Plaza
- Tel: 089 818 9865