Last night as a result of realising I didn’t own a single formal gown and out of sheer boredom, I went to Etsy and found 5 random gowns that caught my eye (mostly vintage because I was looking for something on the cheap):
1) Black Maxi Grecian dress, $42.00
2) Green Grecian dress$62.00
I like how the neckline is reminiscent of those glamour dresses of the 1930s! If I’m not wrong the gowns of the 1970s attempted to replicate the dresses of the 1930s.
3) Ice Blue Lace Gown $45.00
A real beauty from the 1930s, I love how the seller made all sorts of Indiana Jones puns in her listing. Hahaha. Pity it’s not in very good shape anymore.
4) Baby Blue Dress $228.00
This was really the listing that started off this entire list. I was blown away by the light delicate colour and the cute neck details. Pity it’s far too big for me and is priced pretty steeply.
5) Chistmas Gown
Okay yeah this is a joke, makes me think of Austen (and Pride and Prejudice and zombies). But doesn’t it look pretty? Awwww.
6) Black Edwardian Gown
A reproduction dress from the early 1900s, this dress was just too pretty to pass on for this list. The seller mentions Titanic and I certainly can see this being worn by Kate Winslet. I love the neckline details.
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Tagged '10s, '30s, '40s, '70s, 1800s, dress, etsy, evening, fashion, gown, melodie, reproduction, vintage
Last week I attended a fashion show in Zouk (along with what must’ve been a thousand other people) because I had a friend that was doing a small showcase there. After her showcase, the real fashion show started and my friends and I stayed behind to watch despite the fact that we hated the atmosphere (club, with loud music and dark lights). I was preparing to be unimpressed by what I saw since Singapore isn’t really know for a budding fashion centre/I don’t really like couture, but instead I discovered Yumumu, a wonderfully girly designer who definitely used vintage as an inspiration for her new line. Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of the clothes from that night, but I went to her website and instead found pieces from her East Asian Misfits line thoroughly captivating as well:
And closer to the vintage blogging world, is this lovely dress ’50s ruffled dress from Clever Nettle that caught my eye as I was reading her blog. Just as well that it’s reserved for someone else… US$82 is a bit over my budget.
Yesterday I logged onto Modcloth.com again as usual and saw the most darling green dress (had a bit of a ’20s vibe for me) which was a nice shade of either kelly/emerald green and cost about USD80. I was really put off by the price, but loved the design so much I went to investigate further… Imagine my surprise when I found out there was only size L and XL left! This from a dress that had been put up just mere hours before. Gosh.
Then today I logged on trying to get a glimpse of it again, but it was nowhere to be found on the Modcloth website! I wasn’t even listed as Sold Out under the New Products or Dresses section. Goodness. If I didn’t know better the dress was but a dream. Pray tell Modcloth, if you ever see this, what happened?
P.S., I’ll do my best to persuade my lazy ass to post a proper post on the fashion show I saw last week tomorrow.
…because I keep seeing stuff that I want! ): things like dresses, cotton dresses, which are totally impractical for me to bring to the UK even if I had loads of excess cash lying around to purchase them with.
Pin Tuck Dress USD 58 (gosh I love Pin Tucks!)
High-Low Shirt Dress USD 58
Cheap Monday Button Down Dress USD 65
Argh I really love this dress. Now it’s going to haunt me all night ):