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Fashion London

Balenciaga Exhibition at the V&A

A few weeks ago, my friend and I visited the V&A Museum to view the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition. The exhibition features a selection of vintage clothing from Spanish designer, Cristóbal Balenciaga, as well as more contemporary pieces by his successors. I went mainly for the vintage pieces but was impressed with the exhibition on …

Fashion London Vancouver

Corsets: V&A Exhibition and Lace Embrace

In a few days, the Victoria and Albert Museum will have a new exhibition on Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear. Undressed will focus on the relationship between underwear and fashion, as well as the shifting fashionable body ideal. The exhibition will feature over 200 objects of underwear – corsets, panties, crinolines, slips, etc. – for men …

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1950’s Green Velvet Dress

When I first saw this 1950’s green velvet dress, I knew I had to have it. As you may know, green is one of my favourite colours and I wanted something I could wear for Christmas, St Patrick’s Day, and other formal (or informal) functions. I was surprised it hadn’t sold already so when my …

Fashion Vancouver

SMOC: Wet-Coast Rainwear fashion show

I’ve been meaning to post on my modelling gigs for Ivan Sayers’ historical fashion lectures but keep putting it off. I thought I’d start posting this week, starting with today’s Wet-Coast Rainwear fashion show at Hycroft Manor (the home of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver). Who could have predicted that it would be so …

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A Princess Diana Hat Replicate?

Back in May or June 2013, I spotted a charming white bowler-shaped ladies hat with a white ostrich plume and veiling at the Vancouver Eastside Flea Market. The hat was by André, a Montreal millinery company. Since the veiling had quite a few tears, the woman selling the hat offered it to me for $5. …

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OOTD: Vintage Jonathan Logan Dress

Happy Earth Day! This is my outfit of the today: Still fairly new to vintage clothing, I had never heard of Jonathan Logan when I spotted this dress at Duchesse in Chinatown. I wanted to know how old this dress could be so I googled the designer and found this page on JL. Based on …

Fashion Vancouver

Vintage Finds in Vancouver

Ever since I was no longer considered a girl but a teen girl – young woman, finding elegant dresses and skirts to wear became a challenging task. Where once every dress was made for a princess, suddenly, dresses were shortened, made of uncomfortable, cheap fabric and designs were too trendy. Whatever I managed to find …

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OOTD: Easter Dress

I’m starting a new series called 100 Dresses, better known as OOTD (outfit of the day) for the rest of you. The post will focus mainly on my dresses but some outfits will have skirts. I take the title from a book I’d partially read when I was a child by the same name which …

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Recommendation du jour: ModCloth

I just bought a cute dress for work / parties from ModCloth called Work With Me Dress in Deep Red. As you can see, it features a cute ‘Peter Pan collar’ and a ruffled peplum (I just learned this word about a week ago, by the way. It happens to be ‘in’ this season. I …