22nd July 2011
Location LOCATION: Sydney

Vintage Dress, Bag, Necklace and Watch / Asos Boots / Chan Luu Bracelet

As a vintage seller I come across hundreds of dresses in every shape, colour and print. I think one of the strongest traits you have to have is the ability to become immune to everything you source for your store and the willingness to pass your finds onto another without hesitation or regret. Mostly you’ll have good days but once in a blue moon you’ll have your moment of weakness, wanting to keep nearly everything and convincing yourself that no one will appreciate it just as much as you do. But these days pass quickly and I always feel a hundred times better letting them go. It’s very rare that I’ll actually keep anything for myself but if a vintage piece just so happens to find it’s way into my personal wardrobe it’s because there’s really something about it that I know I won’t be able to find again. This dress is one of those things. The mid calf length, long sheer sleeves, the interesting black and cream tulip print and full circle skirt, it’s basic and simple and perfect for those days when all you want to wear is a sun dress to feel pretty and feminine. Unfortunately the photos we took of me getting a little too excited over Yum Cha and eating as many pork buns as I could in one sitting was anything but pretty and feminine. At least the dress looked nice, right?

Photos by Luke Shadbolt