Feeling Fresh With Princess Highway

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It’s been ages since I’ve written for this blog. Quite a few things directed my attention elsewhere after my long holiday in Europe in April. I planned to write about my fashion experiences in Europe but my plans fell through. I hope to write about Europe in my next post.

This time I want to share my latest experience with some clothes from Princess Highway that display fresh and unique prints.

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A Christmas Holiday in Review

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It always feels like every holiday goes too quickly, even if it is more than a week. So I tried to make it one not easily forgotten by optimising everything, including what I wore during the season and making a note of it. And here in the note I’ll share with you my Fashion experiences.

During this Christmas holiday, I wore clothes from one of my favourite Australian fashion brands, Review. Let me talk a little bit about this brand.

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A Long Journey: Emily and Fin Dresses from Talis

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Last month, November 2, 2018 to be exact, Talis, a fashion shop in Australia that sells fashion products from Europe, held a warehouse clearance sale in a Facebook group called ‘Talis Vintage Style’. Dresses usually priced at $150 were uploaded onto the group at a price of $50. This meant of course that all the members of the Facebook group competed with one another to buy the dresses as quickly as possible. And do you know which products caught my attention the most? Emily and Fin!

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100% Cotton For Summer?

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The season of summer in Australia officially begins on December 1. However, hot weather can be felt for some days earlier or after that date, depending on which part of the country a person lives in.

I live in a small town in Central Queensland where the summer began a long time before the month of December came along. The hot weather is quite extreme and can reach 42 degrees celsius. I cannot imagine how a person could have survived without AC or a fan in the past. Every time I leave my room, I feel as though I’m in a sauna, but one that is very dry! I start to sweat and feel that my skin is severely threatened.

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THE LEOPARD: A Feminine Animal That Wears a Cloak of Roses?

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What do you think when you see clothing with leopard motifs? Are you interested or displeased? If you’re interested, what is the reason, and if not, why?

Just a year ago I still had never considered wearing anything with a leopard motif. I thought this kind of print was too striking and controversial. Like Indonesia’s Durian fruit. There are some who like it a great deal, and there are some who are made queasy by its pungent smell.

However, this last year, I have become very interested in this kind of motif. In the beginning, I did not understand what made me change my mind.

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Revisiting Heritage Buildings in Harlequin Dresses

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Last weekend, my husband and I enjoyed a short holiday in Brisbane. It’s not a new place for us, but because we presently live in a small town, a visit to a big city is always refreshing.

For me, the most thrilling aspect of visiting a big city like Brisbane is the majestic and artistic old buildings. We revisited some of these buildings and captured them in some images.

Of course I prepared some dresses that I thought might be suitable for the atmosphere of the big city and its majestic architecture. My choice fell to dresses with harlequin motifs that were produced by Pinup Couture.

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Are We Frightened to Grow Old?

(Reading the Poetry of Yeats)

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I first read the above poem in Indonesian when I was about 19 years old. Without having to re-read it, the poem touched my soul immediately, and pushed me to look for the original verse in English.

It appears this poem was first published in an anthology entitled ‘The Rose’ in 1893, while Yeats was born in the year 1865. The poem ‘When You Are Old’, therefore, was written when Yeats was still quite young.

The poem does not lift up a large subject from the world’s history, but nonetheless concerns a subject that is important to humanity, one that will always cause disquiet in mankind, namely that of age, and aging.

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Are You a Wiggle or a Swing Voter? (Trying Out Elsie Dresses)

Today I threw out a question to my friends on the Facebook group ‘Wear All the Dresses’: “Are you a ‘wiggle’ or a ‘swing’ voter?” Of course what I was referring to was the ‘wiggle’ dress style, like the style in the photo to the right, and the ‘swing’ dress style, like in the photo to the left.

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The results? I was not too surprised by them because they were similar to my predictions. However, I was interested in the reasons that followed.

From some friends who declared their position, 70% chose ‘swing’ and 30% declared a vote for both. This means there was not a single one who chose just the wiggle style. Why?

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‘Ladies in Black’ and an Imaginative Black Dress From Unique Vintage

Last Tuesday was a day I had looked forward to for some time because a film I wanted to see was playing at the cinema in our small town. The film is entitled ‘Ladies in Black’. I was very enthusiastic to watch the movie because I had heard that this film is set in the 1950s, my favourite era for creativity in fashion. I hope this note will not give away too many spoilers to those of you who haven’t yet seen it.

My husband and I leave for the cinema in the late afternoon, as dinner time approaches. I’m wearing a special black dress just for the film. This dress is in the style of the 1950s, in keeping with the setting of the film. I will discuss the dress in more detail later on in this post.

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A Horse Race and the Glamour of Contemporary Fashion

Last Saturday was filled with lots of new things for me, and for my husband too. The reason? It was the first time for us to directly witness a horse race together! Not in Melbourne, a large city which prepares a holiday especially for their horse race, but rather a local horse race held in Emerald, a small town in Queensland, Australia.

Even though this was a local horse race in a smallish town, the event surprised me because of the density of the crowd in attendance and the gaiety of their appearance. Unlike large cities in Australia, in Emerald it is rare to see people dress up for their daily lives. However, that Saturday at the races was magical, because all the women looked glamourous.

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