Sunday, February 12, 2017

when in kuala lumpur; it's back to thrifiting!

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In my recent trip back to Kuala Lumpur for Chinese New Year celebration, I managed to thrift. Oh boy,  I miss real thrifting so much! And I was lucky to score few items - yaaay!

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The store is huge and prices are as low as RM5 (about USSD1.20 / HK$8.70) per piece! No time to loose but to starting digging...

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A homemade vintage dress in an excellent condition for just RM5! It is a tad snug, so need to alter the dress. The print and colour is fabulous, a very pretty dress. So hard to leave it behind! 

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A closer shot of the dress.

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I think this a house dress or robe (?) but the print is beautiful. First of all, this is kind of unlike me to get this piece but I was thinking of wearing this as a jacket - will see.

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Oh, this piece is from Emanuel Ungaro and it costs RM10.60 (about USD2.40 / HK$18.50)!

Now, where is this place?

17, Jalan Wawasan 2/3
68000 Ampang
Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Daily 10 am to 12 midnight

When was your last thrifting trip? What did you score? Do share with me, I am interested to know thrifting scene in your area.

It is good to blog again, till my next post, have a great weekend and stay chic!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a good one. Apologies for the hiatus - technical issue. My eight or nine years old laptop has decided to take a long rest. I have been told eight or nine years is quite a long 'laptop' life. Normal life cycle is five years. Anyway, I bought a new laptop as a Christmas gift for myself. Now, I am happy to be able to blog again. 

Whilst I was not blogging, I have been online shopping expanding my vintage wardrobe; shopping of different yesteryears: the 1940s and 1950s. As these two eras are relatively difficult to come by in Hong Kong, I rely on Etsy a lot. Here is a snippet of my purchases.  

2016 purchases

I cannot wait to complete the alterations which mostly are re-hemming and start wearing these beauties.

Hope you are having a great weekend and started the new year with a great start. Till my next post, stay chic!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

outfit post: 70s does 30s or 40s dress




Outfit: vintage dress and heels 

This is one my favourite vintage dresses and also one of the great finds during a vintage hunting trip in Bandung, Indonesia six years ago. It was the most fruitful trip by far. I bought 12 vintage dresses and a vintage top! Oh boy, I miss shopping at flea markets. 

The reason this vintage dress is one of my favourite is because of its style; which is 30s or 40s inspired. Based on the label, this is a Mag Fortail Creations, Paris dress. After some searches on the Internet, I suspect this is a 1970s dress. I found a dress which has the same label in Etsy.  The motive and the colour are just so lovely and romantic. Luckily the dress still fits after all these years!





Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, until my next post, stay chic!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

outfit post: graphic print 80s does 50s dress

xintiandi 4

Whilst a picture worth a thousand words, a great picture has greater impact. Looking at the photos in my blog, most of them are taken indoors. Hence, in Shanghai, I tried something new; engaging a photographer for an outdoor photo shoot. It was a good experience!


Outfit: vintage 80s does 50s dress, belt, heels 

I bought this wonderful vintage dress during one my trips back to Malaysia in the past years. Before the trip, I managed to shorten the hem, making it a bit modern and to suit my frame. What I love about this dress is the print - blocks of black and white - such a bold print, don't you think? Minimal accessorizing works best with such bold print. The red belt adds a pop of colour into the outfit. Black, white and red is one of my favourite colour combos. What is your favourite colour combo?  


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Have a lovely weekend and until my next post, as always; stay chic!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

wanderlust: vintage hunting in shanghai

Despite of limited time, this didn't hinder me from finding and checking out any vintage stores in Shanghai. Whilst taking a stroll around the French Concession area, I came across this tiny shop; Antique Postcard Keeper. It was name of the shop that caught my eye first, then the two dresses hung at the doors. 

antique postcard keeper 1

antique postcard keeper 2

antique postcard keeper 3

The lovely tiny shop is curated with many accessories; necklaces, earrings and bags, which I believe are vintage. Worth to check it out if you are in the area.   

Antique Postcard Keeper
67, Wuyuan Road, 
Nearest metro station: Changshu Road Station 

anxi clothing market 2

anxi clothing market 1

anxi clothing market 3

anxi clothing market 4

anxi clothing market 5

Timeout is a good resource. I read about  Anxi Clothing Market from Timeout Shanghai and decided to add it onto my to-visit list. During my visit on a Sunday morning, not many stores opened. Many stores seems like selling new goods; shoes, bags and clothes. However, there was a shop which at the first glance looks like selling used clothes. Hence I made a quick stop to rummage the clothes on the racks. And I was lucky to find two lovely dresses circa 1980s - yay! 

Anxi Clothing Market
1335 Kaixuan Lu, near Anshun Lu
Nearest metro station: Hongqiao Lu Station

dress 2 a

dress 2 b

dress 2 c

dress 2 d

Tiny hole on the left bust. Need a bit of 'magic' to repair it. 

the egyptian dresss 1

the egyptian dresss 2

the egyptian dresss 3

Egyptian or hieroglyphs print

I never thought this trip would turn out to be a fruitful one; that I managed to buy two vintage dresses (for RMB55, less than USD10!) and not forgetting gazing at the majestic view of Pudong skyline from the Bund. Oh, I wish I could have stayed longer to explore and get to know the city more. Old Shanghai, perhaps another time?

Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Stay chic!