Dress - Vintage 1980s - Vintage Junkyard
Earrings - Thrifted
Belt - Modern from two years ago - Portmans
Bag - Vintage 1980s Etienne Agner - I Love Vintage
I probably should apologise for the number of pictures, but I won’t. As the boyfriend said, it’s not often we get this many pictures we’re happy with so why not bombarde the blog?
Anyway, this is my Mrs Ling Chung outfit. Being struck with illness, I’ve been watching a lot of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and am deeply in love with the characters. How can I not love a lady detectives series based in the 1920s?! One thing that constantly fascinates me is the numerous lovers Phryne Fisher has, including the handsome Ling Chung.
Photo via ABC.net.au
In the scene where Ling Chung introduced Camilia, the girl his family wants to marry, she was wearing a qipao. Qipaos are one of those things that I think are extremely oriental - massively attractive when worn by Westerners, appropriate at traditional weddings, but probably generally too much or too cliche for me to wear! However, when I saw this dress at The Vintage Junkyard I thought this is the perfect qipao-style that I can wear every day without feeling too Oriental.
Confession: the first time I heard the name Camilia I misheard and thought it was Chameleon (wouldn’t that be much cooler?!). I was obviously wrong, but I thought it should serve as my character’s name: Chameleon Ling. Oh yeah, be scared. Chameleon wears qipaos with belt and bare her legs. Anyway, what about you? Do you wear a lot of your traditional dresses? Do you have a vintage one? Tell me about them.