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World of Costume

Dressing for a Regency Ball

How does one dress for a Regency Ball, Tea Dance, or Soirée? Not long after I started learning Regency Dance at the end of December 2016, I attended my first Regency ball in March 2017 (and a soirée in February 2017). I barely knew the steps but I was so determined to transport myself into …

Fashion Vancouver

Supporting Canadian: Fashion

With The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (plus Prince George and Princess Charlotte) arriving in my hometown of Vancouver in a few days, I thought I would showcase some Canadian fashion brands for the ‘middle class’ (i.e. not the sort of brands with a security guard or stuffy salesperson turning you away with one look). A …

Fashion

Shop My Replikate Wardrobe!

These Replikate items are currently listed on eBay (seller: oldworldelegance): I think the majority of us fell in love with Kate’s Erdem lace dress during her visit to Canada in 2011. I couldn’t believe my luck when I spotted this ZARA lace dress in 2012. Although I had it tailored to fit a small, I still …

Fashion Travel

Paris: Repetto Boutique

Dear readers, I will temporarily return to blogging on Paris as I prepare for my big move to London. Today I will share with you a few photos I’d taken from the Repetto flagship boutique on 22, rue de la Paix near the Opera Garnier in Paris back in April. Repetto – A Brief History …

Fashion

Ballet Shoes by Ballet Shoemakers

Ballet flats. Flats. Ballerinas. Ballet street shoes. These are some of the terms for our favourite flat shoes. What makes some ballet flats even more special? The ones made by pointe shoe manufacturers! Ballet Beautiful Ballet Beautiful recently came out with street ballet shoes with the same pretty ribbons, only they are tied from the back and …

Beauty Fashion

My Summer Essentials

Happy 1st day of June! It’s another 20 days or so until the first day of summer but I thought I should post now since it’s been much warmer and sunnier already. Here are 10 categories of products I use or wear during summer. I hope the products listed below will be as effective for you as …

Fashion

How Many Shoes Do I Need?

Depending on who you are, you are either rolling your eyes at the title or you are curious to see if I have a shoe problem too. Living at home during the last four years led to the accumulation of one too many pairs of shoes. I went from having the basics to having choices. While …

Fashion

OOTD: Ballerina-Inspired

In two days, it will be officially summer! Last month, I decided it was time to add some colour to my mostly black mourning wardrobe. I’ve been wanting to have a ballerina-esque outfit and took my inspiration from the H&M SS2011 collection: I’d been checking new styles from Jacob Boutique and H&M and was delighted when I …

Fashion

Breaking in New Shoes

You’ve bought a new pair of shoes and by shoes, I mean wedges, sandals, heels, or even ballerina flats. Now comes the painful process of having to break them in. :/ Here are some tips I’ve learned on what we can do to make the process less painful or painless! Visit the Cobbler If you …

Lifestyle

Oh My Poor Feet!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” – Romans 10:15 (NIV) Today’s recommendation du jour is on products that will save your poor feet! Treating bunions Dancer’s feet? Pointy shoes? These bunion spacers that I found on eBay not only keep the space between my big toe and second toe, but it …

Fashion

A Gentleman’s Guide

Today’s post is dedicated to all the gentlemen in this world and the ones who are seeking change in their lives! On 22 February 2011, the first International Be a Gentleman Day was inaugurated. I just found out about this event in January 2013 but I am very glad there’s a day to recognise and to …

Fashion

Fashion & Status

  Why did men stop wearing heels? This article made my day. It answered questions that I’d long been wondering about. I think it might even answer why our society is the way it is now. I grew up in a world that had fairly strict/conservative gender fashion & beauty rules. Girls seemed to be …