Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Night & Day
Hey look, I can still pirouette!
I had to give up ballet 12 years ago, and it was one of the most miserable decisions of my life. But even if I hadn't fractured that bone in my left foot, time and lack of talent would have taken it away from me anyway.
I miss it and don't regret for a moment the decade I spent learning it.
In my line of work, dresses that can take me from a work day to an evening function are a treasure. This vintage find, with a jacket is more than proper enough for me to attend any meeting or interview. In the evning, whip off the jacket, put on a red lippie and bask in the compliments of Chanel and Zang Toi clad women.
It was missing a button and a belt when I got it. But that's easy enough to fix. God I love vintage dresses.
The detailing on the back of the dress is exquisite. Fully lined, pin-tucked skirt and lattice-work detail is something you just don't find anymore except on very premium bespoke tailored dresses.
Putting it on in the morning however is equivilant to yoga.
Dress: Amcorp Mall Flea Market - RM10
Belt: Deeper & Harder - RM25
Earrings: Voir - about RM25
Shoes: Primark, London - £10