In addition to getting to see each other for the first time since NOVEMBER (it was a LONG 2 1/2 months), this was our first time using our new cameras for an outfit post! We've been using them for everything else, but we're definitely still figuring it out and having SO much fun doing it.
A long time ago, one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram, Mira Mae, was wearing an amazing top (it was the Lorlei top) and it turned out to be from Powderpuff Boutique and that's how I stumbled across the brand and I've loved it ever since. While owner + head designer, Paula-Jane, doesn't sew every piece herself, she's the brains behind the designs, pattern + sample making and everything is made ethically in Melbourne, AU. Also, if you want to read something TRULY inspiring, read Paula-Jane's story about her incredibly scary, near-fatal car accident and her amazing return to the world of reproduction fashion here. She's seriously one badass, hard-working lady and we're glad Powderpuff is back.
I really love wing bust dresses, it's actually one of my favorite things to look for when I'm shopping vintage dresses but I've always been a bit afraid that it would 1) draw attention to my boobs and 2) show too much cleavage. But, when I had the chance to style the Malalani Wing Bust Dress, I wasn't about to turn it down because of my own apprehension. Not to mention it was inspired by one of my absolute favorite late, great designers, Alfred Shaheen.
Holy f*ck, I'm so glad I got this dress. This is seriously one of the most beautiful dresses I own now. The quality is just.... phenomenal, it's made of a gold shantung which is one of the fabrics I considered for my wedding dress. The straps are adjustable, it has a little side pocket + there are elastic panels for a bit of added stretch on the sides. I really felt this like dress would be flattering on any body type and for ladies who hate wearing petticoats, you don't need one, the dress has amazing shape without it.
Dependably Darling Heel | Modcloth
Cherry Necklace | OASAP
Little Black Bag | Vintage