Sunday, June 4, 2017

My Lovely Vintage Finds in Bangkok

Yes, I love vintage... Vintage cars, vintage Chanel, vintage costume jewelry and sometimes, vintage apparels. I have always been enamored of the 1920's, the epoch full of sophistication, elegance and great sense of style. With my antique taste, I do believe I'm an old soul. Vintage fashion would always stir my curiosity and keep me wondering how the previous owners would glamorously don the lovely pieces.

Since I've been to Bangkok countless times, I have discovered some wonderful vintage places around the city and I wouldn't call it thrifting as these are trendy vintage boutiques. So today's blog, I'm going to show you some of my gorgeous luxury vintage finds.

I. Burberry Scarf and Fendi Hanky.

I got these vintage Burberry scarf and Fendi hanky for US $10 each at Eco Shop in Terminal 21. The Fendi hanky is a perfect bag accessory, use it like a twilly or just tie it around the bag handle. The Burberry, I normally use as a neck scarf and I just love the book print.

II. Karen Millen Dress

The story behind this dress is funny! While out with friends in Bangkok, I needed a scarf badly since that night was a little chilly. Told them I will just look for a cheap scarf on the street but there wasn't. And since we're close to Terminal 21, so I just went there to look for a scarf but I found this dress instead, fell in love and bought it! But I made a lot of changes to this chiffon dress. Bought it for US $50 at Basement of Samantha, a vintage fashion shop in Terminal 21.

This is how the dress looks after I redesigned it.

III. Chanel Travel Line Handbag

You wouldn't believe how much I paid for this CHANEL handbag! I bought it for US $75, it was actually US $100 but I haggled so I got it for that price! And yes, authenticated and it's original! The bag was actually damaged on the bottom part so have to send it at a bag spa to have it repaired but then the outcome is perfect.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Will You Make A Difference?

For friends and family in Asia and Europe who entrusted me to donate clothes and other stuff, I already gave them to the orphanages in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Your contribution has made a lot of unprivileged children delighted.

If you want to make a difference, it's never too late to start. We cannot help everyone but everyone can help someone and make them happy.

''Sooner or later you realize that real fulfillment comes only from helping others. All of the rest is just temporary.'' - Elie Tahari

House of Joy Orphanage in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.