Last weekend l took a break from studying for the afternoon to be around my friends. I had missed them dearly so we went to a Charity afternoon tea. If was a lovely day of laughter and loads of cake.
For the afternoon tea l decided not too wear heels so l wanted an outfit that would be perfect for flat shoes. When l went to Birmingham a couple of weeks ago l attended a Vintage Weigh and Pay Kilo Sale with my good friend Thelma. I found a lot of amazing pieces and that has to be the best kilo sale I’ve been too to date, it’s a shame they don’t cover Scotland but then again we have loads of vintage fairs in Edinburgh .
One of the pieces was the Qipao dress, a lot of people ignored it and I found it dumped on the floor. I picked it up not hoping for much really, I was just loving the quality of the material and I was going to recycle it to make something else. As l tried it on l had a big grin on my face realising what a jam l had found. It’s been one of the best things lve found that’s vintage besides the Capes of course.
I chose not to wear it the traditional way so I opened it up and styled it my way, wore a blue tube dress underneath.
I think next time I’m going to pair it with a pair of trousers, I’m curious. If you have never been vintage shopping, I really recommend you try Judy’s VintaAge Kilo Sale or look out for VintaAge fairs in your local areas. In my opinion whatever trend that is on the Catwalk or Street fashion right now has been done before & better, and you will find original trend pieces in vintage shops,markets etc. And if you find amazing pieces you guaranteed to be the only person with that unique piece.
Photography by the amazing Washington Gwande