Sunday, April 14, 2019

frock me! vintage fashion fair

Hi everyone, apologies for the hiatus... I know I tend to go MIA once in a while... Anyway, I am back to blogsphere and hope to blog as frequent as possible.

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Frock Me! Vintage Fashion Fair in Kensington, London. It was a total breath of fresh air and such as different vintage scene compares to Hong Kong. As I moved from one stall to another stall, I went ooh and ahh, drooling over lovely vintage pieces especially from 1930s, 1940s and vintage hungarian embroidered blouses. If only I don't need to worry about my purse, I would go for a shopping spree... 

I will let the photos speak for themselves....











What do you think of the fair? Pretty cool, right? There will be another vintage fashion fair tomorrow at Chelsea. For more details, check out their website

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Till my next post, stay chic!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

wanderlust: when in budapest...

I have a little confession to make. Lately I have this obession of vintage hungarian embroidery top. Not sure how it started or is this just a phase, but for the past few months, I have been looking for it. Therefore my trip to Hungary would have given me the opportunity to find it. However, I have no luck. Well there is always another source to find, like on Etsy. 

Anyway, in my trip, I visited two vintage stores which I came across by accident whilst exploring the neighbourhoods. Oh wow, lucky me! I didn't even need to add into my itinerary. 





1052 Budapest
Károly krt 8
(Astoriánál)


My first encounter with Humana was in Spain. So it is no stranger to me. The interesting thing with Humana in Astoria or perhaps in Budapest, is their happy hour. The happy hour is a period of time when there is reduction on selected item, for instances, additional discount for winter wear such as coats and jackets. Cool move, isn't it?  






Szputnyik
1074 Budapest,
Dohány utca 20
Opening hours:
Mon to Sat: 10 am to 8 pm
Sun: 10 am to 6 pm

Szputnyik shop is well curated with both vintage and modern pieces for women and men from tops to shoes. They own an online shop as well. For vintage dresses, I think the pieces are mostly from 70s to 90s. Perhaps during my visit, pieces from earlier era have been sold out? The shop is still worth to visit. 

Hope everyone is having lovely weekend. Till my next post, stay chic!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

outfit post: sage green and white striped vintage dress

Budapest is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is even more beautiful at night; believe me, the night scenery is amazing. And it would need another post for this. 

Just like the other looks, for Budapest, I applied the same styling. I mixed vintage with modern pieces; pairing vintage dress with leather jacket and sneakers (for comfort). As the photo shoot required a lot of walking, I wore sneakers instead of vintage heels. 

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Outfit: vintage 1950s dress, thrifted belt, leather jacket and sneakers
Photos by: www.withlocals.com
How time flies as 2018 is coming to an end soon. Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. 

Till my next post, wishing you a wonderful new year and prosperous 2019. 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

wanderlust: when in prague...

What I like about when going vintage hunting or thrifting abroad, is that you won't know what to expect and what your's luck; are you going to find that special, one of kind piece? That the question keeps popping up my mind every time I walk into a vintage or thrift store, so does my vintage hunting trip in Prague. 

Initially I was planning to visit at least one store, which was Prague thrift store but I guess I was lucky to came across the other two listed stores. During my visit to Prague Thrift Store, I noticed most of the clothes are preloved, hardly any vintage. But who knows when you visit the store, you may find some lovely vintage pieces? Maybe you have better luck than me?

If you are looking for secondhand or vintage luxury branded items such as clothes, shoes and bags, do visit Vintage Gallery. For secondhand and vintage pieces, check out Secondhand Fifty-Fifty. It maybe a small store but they have pieces for ladies and gents. Worth to visit.  

thrift store prague
Thrift Store 
Budečská 893/13
120 00 Praha 2, Vinohrady
Czech Republic
fifty fifty prague
Secondhand Fifty-Fifty
Slezská 884/28
120 00 Praha 2
Czech Republic

vintage gallery prague

Vintage Gallery
Ovocny trh 11, 
110 00 Praha 1, 
Czech Republic 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Can't believe that 2018 is coming to an end soon. 

Wishing those who are celebrating Christmas, Merry Christmas and have a wonderful celebration with loved ones. 

Till my next post, stay chic!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

outfit post: navy dress with white buttons detail

The next stop of my trip is the heart of Europe, Prague, which is also known as Golden City. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Prague has its own charm; to me, it feels like a fairytale land - so magical and yet sometimes mysterious in its own way. My favourite spots are Charles Bridge and Old Town. 

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Outfit: vintage 1950s dress, leather jacket, vintage heels and sneakers (last photo)
Photos by: Dina Deykun found through KaChick

This adorable 50s dress was purchased through Instagram. What I love about this dress is not only it fits perfectly but also the buttons details. The dress comes with two pockets too! Who doesn't like a dress with pockets? 

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Till my next post, stay chic!