Hello everybody! I hope you all had a really good Christmas. Mine was spent with family and close friends. It was nice an quiet this year, nothing flashy. This is just a snippet of what I've been doing here in Malaysia.
Photography/Art Direction/Make-up by Nina Ng Model/Hair/Styling by me (Amanda)
Firstly I would like to apologize for not replying all your lovely comments. The last week has been filled with crazy preparation for my long holiday in Asia. Now I'm here in Kuala Lumpur and just getting used to the place again. Driving here is madness and the weather hasn't been amazing. I have not seen the sun in 2 days. It's always very cloudy but I guess that's just typical tropical weather. Good news is that internet here has improved since the last time I was back. So I promise I will get to replying comments as soon as I can.
Here are the remaining photos from Melbourne. Just a heads up that this is going to be a big photo post. I hope you don't mind!
A cute little street off Flinders Lane
Some colourful graffiti
Me: Wearing vintage floral velvet blazer from the Lost and Found Market, Kookai tank top, handmade skirt by the very talented Jaslyne, Topshop ankle socks, Wittner lace up boots, Coach bag, Sportsgirl cocktail ring and silver heart necklace from Slovakia
Ee Jen: Outfit from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
We had brekky at this cute little cafe in North Melbourne on our last day. I can't remember what it's called but we had very good food at super reasonable prices.
If you're wondering what the pink stuff is, it's beetroot with feta cheese.
Are you drooling yet? Will ask a friend for details about this place and post it up asap. All this food is making me hungry. Going to munch on some yummy cherries now.
Before I go, just wanted to say a big congratulations to Coco for being Teen Vogue's girl of the week!
PS: That little cafe is called Fandango. Here's the addy: 97 Errol St North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia (03) 9329 0693
So Chapel Street was amazing! I've been to Melbourne several times but it was never suggested to me to go to Chapel Street. I've heard that most of the shops there you can find in the CBD so I never bothered. But this time, I decided that I would finally head down to see what all the fuss was all about. Well I wasn't disappointed. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Wearing vintage lion t-shirt, Kookai tank top, Sass and Bide jeans, Zara gladiator shoes, Coach bucket tote and Diva accessories
My favourite vintage stores at Chapel Street are Linda Black and Shag. If you're into contemporary and classic fashion, Linda Black is heaven. They also stock a whole heap of vintage fur and faux fur jackets as well as one of a kind leather jackets and cowboy boots. The only thing is you need a lot of moolah in your bank account to indulge.
When I went to Shag, I fell in love with this gold and black organza party dress from the 80s and just had to get it. I'm really bad at describing stuff so I'm not even going to try. All I can say is that it's the prettiest thing and I walked away a very happy girl.
I really liked this girl's outfit. Saw her walking on the way to dinner and just had to stop her. Was pretty embarassed to find that we ended up having dinner at the same restaurant. She looks so glamourous and I love her jumpsuit with the genie looking pants. She pulled it off so well!
Everyone, please meet my awesome boyfriend and photographer Tom. I have no idea what he was doing but I kinda like this photo of him.
Desert at Brunetti's was alright. To tell you the truth, I think they're a little over rated. Some people might think otherwise. But maybe that's because I don't really like sweet stuff.
PS: A whole list of op shops in Melbourne can be found here.
Some Melbourne bloggers told me that there are some good op shops and vintage shops around the Smith Street area. Let me tell you that they were right! My friend Jaslyne and I walked around the place and stumbled upon the Lost and Found Market. It is one of the biggest vintage stores I've ever been to, with two levels of treasures from the past. That place is vintage heaven!
This is Jaslyne wearing Tophop floral top, Zara cardi, Kookai genie pants, vintage bag and Haviannas.
We then walked along Gertrude Street, which is perpendicular to Smith Street. Again, vintage stores and pretty little boutiques line this street. It's really easy to get to as well, just take tram 86 from Bourke Street and get off on any stop along Gertrude or Smith Street. Oh and the Tony Bianco factory outlet is also on Smith Street. I love Melbourne's public transport!
Wearing Sportsgirl leather jacket, vintage textured dress, pashmina scarf from Thailand, Topshop ankle socks, vintage lace up boots and Coach bucket tote
Went to the Clothing Exchange during the BMW Adelaide Fashion Festival with Coco and our photographer friend Nicole. We're really happy with what we got! I'm not sure when the next one is, but when it does happen you have to make sure you go! It's so liberating getting rid of your old clothes and exciting finding "new" ones from someone else's wardrobe.
Wearing vintage leather biker jacket which I studded, Topshop bodycon dress worn under Jeans West babydoll tube top, vintage bag and Siren boots
Oh by the way, Melbourne was great! But you know what? It's so good to be back in Adelaide.
I had heaps of fun walking around the city and oh my goodness there are so many vintage stores there, it's ridiculous! Seriously, every major shopping precinct had at least one vintage store. Gorgeous, gorgeous pieces! I regret not getting that amazing poofy dress at one of the stores. I grabbed heaps of business cards from store owners and can't wait to share about my favourite vintage stores and op shops in Melbourne in my next post, plus some Melbourne street style.
PS: I think it's funny that I met so many people in Melbourne that are actually from Adelaide