Friday, September 08, 2006
New frontiers in shopping mall surrealism
This is the shiny-new Senayan City mall, across from the also fairly-new Plaza Senayan mall, and around the corner from the fairly-new and mostly empty Ratu Plaza mall.
Senayan City is clearly aiming for the high end of the market; thus the weirdly fetish-y high heel escalators, and the designer tenants (Versace, Gucci, Rolex, etc.).
The other striking thing about Senayan City was the number of women wearing tank tops, halter tops (gasp!) and other revealing clothing. And hardly a traditional headscarf to be seen.
The poor stylish women must have all been turning blue: the air conditioning was cranked up so high, my teeth were chattering. I suppose fashion demands its sacrifices.