Vintage Shops Hunt -Melbourne Pt.2

Sorry for procrastinating again, I am supposed to post this a month ago but I was so occupied and kept working on my papers for the whole March… However, I still did some interesting research on local vintage vendors during this month and now I have plenty shops to add on for this article ūüėČ that is definitely the good part for procrastinating hahah.

Yesteryear

Now I can proudly tell you that I have been to all of their shops in Melbourne: which are in Northcote, Carlton and Fitzroy respectively. My opinion is these three shops have slightly different positioning: the one is Northcote is more like a warehouse store and you can see it always having sale; while the Fitzroy one and Carlton one is more like a boutique with selected brands and the pricing would also be higher.

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At the Fitzroy shop. (@Fashionmimo)

Carlton: 237a Faraday Street Carlton 3053

Fitzroy: 331 Brunswick Street Fitzroy 3065

Northcote: 200 High Street Northcote 3070

 

Lost & Found

Unlike those vintage boutiques I introduced above, Lost & Found is more like a vintage flea market. It reminds me of those old markets in Europe, where you can find literally ANYTHING in the market: clothes, bags, furniture, CDs, accessories and handicrafts … it is such an ideal place to explore and to kill an afternoon ūüôā

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Address: 499-511 Lygon St, East Brunswick VIC 3057

American Vintage Clothing Co

Another vintage shop located at Fitzroy. I strongly recommend you to visit Fitzroy if you are a vintage/art/cafe/food/bar/music lover, this place is magical and literally have everything you want. 90s bomber jackets and American jeans are just everywhere in the shop, go check it out and there are also several interesting fashion boutiques near the shop. Overall, I LOVE FITZROY!! (@Fashionmimo)

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Address: 133 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Vintage Shops Hunt- Melbourne Pt 1.

I am always impressed by how “old school” Melbourne can be: from the 70s disco corner to the swing dance class in a 1880s hotel.¬† In Tokyo I would say someone looks “sharp” when he/she is equipped with a vintage leather jacket matching with a vintage Chanel. But when I came to Melbourne, I noticed that wearing old stuff is just a norm here, vintage can be wore to school, to work or to any special occasions.

SO, I would like to introduce you some great vintage boutiques in the city, don’t miss them out when you are visiting Melb!

Vintage Sole

This can definitely be your first stop as it is just NEXT TO the famous Flinders Station, just a 3-min walk from Flinders to a small old arcade, you will see it on the ground floor. I bought a cotton sleeveless dress here with country-style floral pattern , very Aussie haha.

Address: 6/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD ( They also have shops in Fitzroy and Windsor BTW)

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They mainly sell male/female clothing & shoes. (@Fashionmimo)

 

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Me in the coutry-style cotton dress from Vintage Sole ūüôā (@Fashionmimo)

Retro Star

It is located at the same building with Vintage Sole, so you can just climb up the stair to check it out after visiting Vintage Sole. It is really a big Vintage Market that you can find so many things here: clothing, accessories, home decorations and so many little stuff that I couldn’t tell what are they used for. It reminds me of those Flea market in Europe, the period of the goods here are quite various: there is a time I found out a formal dress that I believe it is either an old costume or it is from the early 90s.

Address: 1/F Nicholas building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Mio Tesoro

Authentic vintage& pre-loved luxury boutique located in South Yarra. The shop owner Elaine is a fashion and luxury Guru. There is a wide range of vintage luxury products: from the new season Gucci handbag to the vintage 70s Hermes watch. I always recommend my friend to pay a visit when they come to Melbourne ūüėČ

Address: 568 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141, VIC

 

AussVintage

OK… Here comes my online vintage shop hahahah. Basically I am collecting vintage accessories from the UK and vintage handbags from Japan. It is still on an early stage that I am making lots of mistakes everyday. But hopefully it will get better and better with your support! ;D

Follow Instagram to shop: www.instagram.com/aussvintage/

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I am going to introduce more vintage/second-hand shops in Melb in my next post! If you know there are other interesting vintage shops in Melbourne, PLZ leave a comment and LET ME KNOW!!!! xx

 

Liquid Lipsticks Comparison

Hello this is my friend Alison’s post, she is a guru in Beauty and cosmetic review. Check this out for some detailed¬†lipsticks advices.

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Hello everyone!

About a week ago, I posted a review called online vs. reality of boohoo.com

It refreshes my record of daily views from 52 to 250

I know its not a lot but I am really happy that I have more audiences!

It is so great to see the blog I create from zero growing day by day

Thank you so much for the support, it meant a lot to me!

I will keep up the work and delivery more quality information to you

Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I can’t say enough

If you did not view my boohoo post, here is the link and feel free to click it

Hope you enjoy:)

http://alisonderland.com/2016/01/28/boohoo-com-online-vs-reality/

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The post I am going to write is about liquid lipsticks

It is a beauty product that have been around for quite a while

But recently it got so much popular

Almost every cosmetic…

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Peach Smokey Eyes

This time Alison shows her summer time makeup about peach smokey eyes.

Inspired by the floral makeup looks in bridal runway shows, the light coral/ peach/violet colors could be a new attempt for everyday makeup.

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There are only two¬†points¬†to notice: 1. rather than earthy smokey eyes, it highlights the “light” and “sweet” concepts, so try to avoid thick eyeliner. 2.For a runway makeup, the glow and light skin tone is truly important. In this case¬†luminous foundation and simmer stick could improve the dull complexion.

NARS Siberia Sheer Glow Foundation,  Zeagoo Shimmer Stick, Smashbox Brow Tech Trio, L'Oreal Paris Magic Perfecting Base Face Primer, Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow and CHANEL OMBRE ESSENTIELLE Soft Touch Eyeshadow. (@Fashionmimo)

NARS Siberia Sheer Glow Foundation,
Zeagoo Shimmer Stick,
Smashbox Brow Tech Trio,
L’Oreal Paris Magic Perfecting Base Face Primer,
Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow and CHANEL OMBRE ESSENTIELLE Soft Touch Eyeshadow. (@Fashionmimo)

As you see, despite the eyeshadows, we put more efforts on the primer, foundation and highlighter. For everyday makeup, we don’t want to make it too heavy, so the right products seem to be more important to brighten the skin tone.

For more makeup tips, please subscribe Alison Huang on Youtube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2wf4uwk0vl4-qoKvDSw1hw/videos

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Street Snap Monday

Spending my summer vacay in¬†my hometown FOSHAN with some old buildings. “Simple” and “cotton” are our key points about this summer.

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Simple but comfortable sporty outfit. Glacier grey top with white hot pants, goes with the classic Gucci pattern. (@Fashionmimo)

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Pure white slip-on sneakers are always trendy. (@Fashionmimo)

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Nude colored cotton top with boyfriend jeans, if they looks too casual, the mini peekaboo bag could be a good balance. (@Fashionmimo)

Nude colored cotton top with boyfriend jeans, if they looks too casual, the mini peekaboo bag could be a good balance. (@Fashionmimo)

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The Gilligan flats from Stuart Weitzman. The lace-up design with the boyfriend jeans, good combo. (@Fashionmimo)

The Gilligan flats from Stuart Weitzman. The lace-up design with the boyfriend jeans, good combo. (@Fashionmimo)

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Spring Look in 10 mins

This time my friend Alison would share her SUPER EASY make-up video about how to look natural/fresh in spring time.

Wondering if the cherry blossom is still blooming?  Then why not put some light pink on your face to make it glow, too?

#Brightness is the whole concept of this look,¬†I feel blessed to have a highlight stick with me, it’s super powerful:)

Brightness and warm colors are emphasized in a luminous look. (@Fashionmimo)

Brightness and warm colors are emphasized in a luminous look. (@Fashionmimo)

Subscribe ALISON HUANG for more make-up tips! (@Fashionmimo)

Feel Like Wide Leg Pants

Well, I believe that everyone has at least heard about Wide Leg Pants¬†for several times. They are¬†back on trend AGAIN.¬†I just find myself unable¬†take them off once I put on, cause they’re¬†truly comfortable and balanced. However, some of my friends would complain,”Uhhh I don’t think a short girl¬†could handle¬†them.” or “They¬†make my legs look shorter!”

Here I wanna say is, wide leg pants are definitely not just for models! ¬†They magically¬†hide most girls’ less confident¬†parts (waist and hips), and show the line between calf to ankle (which is extremely sexy). There are some tips for those who are still hesitating to put them on.

1. Choose a high-waist one.

Well well… if you are not that confident about your shape, please think about it before you choose something like this…

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Doo Ri – Runway Photos – Spring 2011 Wide Leg Pants (@Fashionmimo)

High-waist pants will perfectly stretch your legs,  combined with wide flares also make your shape looks better.

Black and white, pants and shirts.(@Fashionmimo)

Black and white, pants and shirts.(@Fashionmimo)

2. “Crop pants and high heels”

If you have no idea about how to match¬†your pants, remember:¬†high heels never go wrong. ¬†Especially for crop pants, a pair of high heels would become your best weapon to catch others’ attention.

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Avoiding to be too neutral, high heels help a lot.   ASOS online store.(@Fashionmimo)

3. There’s no rule!

Not like jeans or hot pants, you can wear this pants at any occasion. Office, beach, party… never restrain your ideas, try every possibilities! (@Fashionmimo)

For party or beach, let the pink crop tank and wide leg jeans to bring up your mood! (@Fashionmimo)

For party or beach, let the pink crop tank and wide leg jeans to bring up your mood! (@Fashionmimo)

High neck top with crop pants: an elegant office lady can't be too serious, right? (@Fashionmimo)

High neck top with crop pants. (@Fashionmimo)