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!

Emily and Fin is a fashion brand from London which produces fine clothes, both in the modern and vintage style. I am interested, of course, in their dresses in the vintage style. I’ve been interested in trying their dresses for quite a while, but I was uncertain about the size. Because of this, when Talis held the big and remarkable sale event, I thought here is the best opportunity to try out Emily and Fin.

I recall that over the few days the sale was taking place, I was actually busy travelling by land from Central Queensland to Brisbane. The internet signal during the trip was unstable, but nonetheless I persisted in trying to join in with this event. And I was successful in winning three dresses from Emily and Fin which I had dreamed about, namely ADA Dress Romance is Born, Violet Dress Jade with White Polka Dots and Florence Dress Bed of Roses.

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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.

I started by buying and trying on a leopard dress from Collectif Clothing. When I looked in the mirror, I think I fell in love with this motif. I then started to look for more information about the profile of this animal, which has been for some time one of the fashion world’s strongest inspirations.

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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.

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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 directly open my closet and choose a dress that goes with the atmosphere of my heart and the sunset! The Darlene Dress!

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