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


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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!

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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

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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!

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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. 

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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 

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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

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

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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!