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 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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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 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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An Adventure in the Outback With the Audrey Hepburn Collection

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Last weekend, my husband and I drove four hours to an isolated area called ‘The Outback’ in Queensland, Australia. On the way there, we stopped off in a town called Barcaldine to see ‘The Tree of Knowledge’, where the history of the Australian Labour Party began. One hour from there, we arrived at our destination, Longreach. It’s called ‘The Capital of the Outback’. I was immediately impressed by the first views of the old buildings there.

longreach station

This town is indeed very isolated. You cannot find fast-food outlets from America there, nor Australia’s largest supermarket. There are less than 3000 residents in the town. However, because of its interesting history, and the care taken for its historical buildings, this isolated town has an artistic and charming aesthetic.

My husband and I didn’t scurry about doing lots of activities, even though we ended up spending three nights there. However, we enjoyed two interesting activities to refresh ourselves over the long weekend.

The weather in Longreach is very hot at Midday. Because of this, I choose to wear dresses with designs that are very simple, so that they are comfortable, but also attractive. I decide to wear one of the dresses from Lady V London’s Audrey Hepburn Dress collection. If you’re familiar with retro outfits, you’re sure to know that the unique thing about Lady V London clothes is that they are neatly made in England.


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The Enchantment of a Darlene Dress at Sunset

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In the twilight I see the light of a falling sun that is truly magnificent from behind the window. The spring air in the small Queensland town is welcoming. I look to my husband, who’s holding a camera while smiling. He knows what I’m thinking. I open my closet and choose a dress that goes with the atmosphere of the sunset! The Darlene Dress!

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