VINTAGE OF THE MONTH
Sharing a vintage a month, starting this month!
Every vintage lover (and dedicated follower of fashion) knows that fashion comes in cycle. Most people estimate that fashion cycles around on the average of once every 30 years. When shopping online for vintage, I have come across many examples of the 30-year cycle rule. I have seen tons of 90s does 60s, 80s does 50s, as well as 70s does 40s on the internet. But never have I thought of or came across 90s does 30s… until I chanced upon the listing for this dress on Instagram.
Bias cut art deco vibes
These are all the things I love… embodied in a single dress. Something truly magical happened in the 1990s for this dress to come to be.
I kept this dress for several months and waited for the right occasion to wear it. That chance finally came along when my partner and I decided to have dinner at The Black Swan for date night a while back.
The Black Swan is a dreamy restaurant and bar oozing with glamorous art deco vibes, set in a beautifully restored 1930’s building in the heart of Singapore city. I visited the restaurant for the first time with a couple of friends from work, and knew right away that I had to revisit the restaurant all dressed up in 1930’s inspired style.
The service at The Black Swan was excellent during both of my visits, and my partner thoroughly enjoyed the fact that he could select the steak knife to use for his steak.
I wore my 90s does 30s pink velvet gown with a pair of black heels that I have had for many years, as well as a vintage beaded black purse I found in a thrift shop in the USA. My hair was basically the result of a failed wet set and a dozen of bobby pins. Nothing is more classy (and easy) than a low, messy chignon!
To give the entire look a bit of a quirky modern edge, I also made and wore a black choker. I am working on a post to share with everyone how I made this little choker. Stay tuned for a super easy and quick tutorial!