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 Wearing: Natasha Gan dress, Doury necklace, Daisy butterfly bracelet, Lucy Folk woven bracelet, ASOS envelope clutch, vintage butterfly ring and Gorman heels 

When it comes to fashion, I’ve always been interested in different textures and fabrics. My first encounter with tapestry was when I stumbled upon a vintage purse bag in a material which I had described to my sister as ‘carpet like’. We were at Camberwell Market and I found the bag exciting and different – my sister on the other hand thought it gave severe grandma vibes. Regardless, I bought it. It was only ten dollars so the risk of grandma vibes outweighed the possibility of a pretty, functional and unique bag. Time went by and I started collecting more and more tapestry pieces – a vintage overnight bag I stumbled across in an op shop, a vintage tapestry backpack which I wore religiously to uni at one point in time, a vintage jewellery box with a tapestry cushion embedded in its wooden lid.. yes I owned a lot of odds and ends made out of this very fabric. I eventually got over this whole tapestry craze – I think I had too much of it at the same time. These days I barely ever touch any of the above mentioned bags – though one of my latest arrivals to my wardrobe (this dress) certainly rekindles old memories of when I was so fascinated with this ‘carpet like’ woven fabric.

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    Lili Thistle
    May 20, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    i love your shoes *-*

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    Andini Ria
    May 20, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    That dress is stunning, I’m always drawn to tapestry fabrics too. Love your necklace and clutch, compliments the outfit perfectly!

    http://andini-ria.blogspot.co.uk

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      Connie Cao
      May 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

      tapestry is just such a strange fabric to use in clothing – i think that’s why i find it so intriguing!

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    rhodawong
    May 20, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    love how you spiced this print up and made it modern!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

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      Connie Cao
      May 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

      thanks rhoda! now that i think about it, it is the only piece of non-vintage tapestry i own :-)

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    Emmali
    May 20, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    I love that dress :)

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    ishara merhai
    May 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Love the dress it has such a pretty print love the florals
    Xx ish
    http://tiny-heart-beats.blogspot.com

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    Sherry Chan
    May 20, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Love the floral dress!

    toinfinitynbeyond13.blogspot.hk

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    Mei Mui
    May 20, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    What a lovely retro looking dress!
    Nice shoes as well c; xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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    mey ♔ めい
    May 20, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    wow your dress is really beautiful! <3

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      Connie Cao
      May 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

      natasha gan makes a good dress!

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    Laura Jones
    May 20, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    that dress and that necklace are both beautiful! you’re always looking gorgeous and i could honestly steal every item from your wardrobe, haha! x

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    Street Smith
    May 20, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Love this Connie. x

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    Tabet
    May 20, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Hey,
    beautiful dress and the necklace is amazing. I love it!
    Love
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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    Nyan
    May 21, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    love the dress! i have similar one but with long sleeves. oh may i say your eye makeup is gorgeous? there i said it <3 xx

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      Connie Cao
      May 22, 2013 at 10:41 PM

      oh, that sounds exciting. I haven’t seen a tapestry piece with sleeves ! and oh, thank you X

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    Sara Strauss
    May 21, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    That dress is so pretty and fits you so well!

    ~Sara

    Sincerely, Sara

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    Dania W
    May 21, 2013 at 3:33 AM

    The fabric of this is amazing and that necklace is stunning

    Love from jamaica
    Dania

    http://www.13covetstreet.com/

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      Connie Cao
      May 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      speaking of tapestry and fabrics.. i should probably edit my paragraph as i remember i also own a teddy bear print tapestry vest as well.

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    RDYN!
    May 21, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    I call these things the same thing.
    I have a mini collections of my own “carpet” skirts and just “carpet” shoes.

    http://www.rosa-dyn.com/

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      Connie Cao
      May 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      it’s funny how they remind you of carpet hey, perhaps one day they will use actual carpet material and turn it into a dress

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    fang ting ashley
    May 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Love this outfit from head to toe! The necklace is such a lovely statement piece!

    Fang Ting

    ftashion

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    niki
    May 22, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    you look beautiful kani!
    ~niki <3
    http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/

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    Little Miss Mon Bon (Monique)
    May 22, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Seriously in love with the NG dress! Tapestry is one thing I am yet to dabble with, but it is definitely on my list of “must buys”

    xx

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      Connie Cao
      May 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      it’s so fun to experiment with! it’s not every day you pull out a fabric like this from your wardrobe.

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    Sir Peter
    May 22, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Nothing beats excellent camberwell market finds. Love the nail colour also! X

    http://sirpeterblog.blogspot.com.au/

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      Connie Cao
      May 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      a great trash and treasure trove, that one.

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    Alice
    May 22, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Mmmmmm Tapestry (said like Homer Simpson). Love the bracelet that makes the whole outfit not too formal either. xx

    http://inregardstoalice.blogspot.com.au/

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    novarinna
    May 23, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Fall in love with your vintage dress right now <3

    Chic Swank

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    Rebecca R
    May 26, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Loving the dress but my favourite part of this look is definitely those fabulous shoes!

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    Nes Minik
    May 30, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    i love everything about this outfit… Especially the shoes and the necklace <3

    http://msminik.blogspot.co.nz/

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    Doury
    May 31, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Love how you’ve paired the necklace :) Floral on floral looks amazing.

    http://www.doury.com.au

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    Katie
    June 8, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Lovely dress, beautifully accessorised xx

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    Lydia Teo
    June 9, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    OMG, this dress is a stunner! I love the print and fabric, oh gosh its so nice!

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

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