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Gowns for Prom

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.

Bonus:
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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Annabel & Ruby


Alice Dress

Yet another lovely etsy shop showcasing vintage reproduction dresses, this time more from the ’30s era. I love the simplicity of the Alice dress and how glamourous the Esme dress looks. I wish that when my wedding comes around, I can wear something similar, oho.


Esme Dress

Yumumu + Clever Nettle

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.

Pearls


Credits to emily_stalvey11

I’ve always had a fascination with pearls because they made me think of the 1950s, like Jackie O. and company. Problem with this is that wearing a pearl necklace has the effect of making immature faces like mine look frumpy, and that I raided my grandmother’s jewelery box without much thought to dressing properly. My only solution then is to try and incorporate pearls in other forms of jewelry. Here’s some stuff I’ve found on etsy that have caught my eye:

1) Home to Nest by jewellerybyvanya

A cute modern update of the traditional pearl necklace

2) Sweet Pearls Necklace by carthyjewelry

I like how the pearls are meant to look like sweet peas in a pod. Cute!

3) Matte Gold Oval and Pearl Earrings by shlomitofir

I’ve also been trying to look for a pearl ring for some time after one in a department store counter caught my eye… Fingers crossed that I find it soon!

Elinkan

Latest add to my Google Reader (fashion wise anyway, minus the rubbish websites like Photobomb): Elinkan

Usually dressed up in cute outfits that I wish I had and dressed only as wonderfully as the Scandinavians can, I love her outfits. This picture however blew me away for the intensity of the red, the high black socks and her red lipstick, and how she could pull it all off without looking strange.

Argh, I’m jealous.

More Modcloth Love

Damn Modcloth.com, they always have such nice pretty vintage-esque dresses that make me want to throw practicality into the wind (and thrift) and buy them ):

Current obsessions:

Polka Dot Dress (I’m seriously considering buying this, I’m surprised it’s not sold out yet!)


Big Sleep Dress (I love how it’s so ’30/’40s. I wish I had this for prom instead)


Torch Song Dress (So very ’60s!)

AAAAA, so many pretty dresses, so little money (+ space).

Alex Prager

Yet another photographer who’s portfolio I admire, Alex Prager‘s works are wonderfully reminiscent of the ’60s and ’70s thanks to stark washed out colours like the film cameras of old and expert styling of sets and costumes. Wish I knew where she got her clothes for the shoots from ):