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

    i love your shoes *-*

    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      thanks lili! x

  • http://www.facebook.com/andithenewthing Andini Ria

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


    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

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

  • rhodawong

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


    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

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

  • Emmali

    I love that dress :)

    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      thank you emmali !

  • ishara merhai

    Love the dress it has such a pretty print love the florals
    Xx ish

    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      thanks !

  • Sherry Chan

    Love the floral dress!


    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      thanks sherry!

  • http://profiles.google.com/ice.pand Mei Mui

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

    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      :-) thank you

  • http://japobsganbare.blogspot.com/ mey ♔ めい

    wow your dress is really beautiful! <3

    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      natasha gan makes a good dress!

  • http://livedlovedlaughedcried.blogspot.co.uk/ Laura Jones

    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

    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      thanks ! x

  • Street Smith

    Love this Connie. x

    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      thank you liz! xx

  • Tabet

    beautiful dress and the necklace is amazing. I love it!


    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      thank you tabet :-)

  • http://yesbabyohyea.blogspot.com/ Nyan

    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

    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

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

  • http://sarastrauss.blogspot.com/ Sara Strauss

    That dress is so pretty and fits you so well!


    Sincerely, Sara

    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      thank you sara :-)

  • http://twitter.com/13covetstreet Dania W

    The fabric of this is amazing and that necklace is stunning

    Love from jamaica


    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      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.

  • http://twitter.com/rosa_dyn RDYN!

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


    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      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

  • fang ting ashley

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

    Fang Ting


    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      thank you fang :-)

  • http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/ niki

    you look beautiful kani!
    ~niki <3

    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      thank you niki :-)

  • http://www.littlemissmonbon.com/ Little Miss Mon Bon (Monique)

    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”


    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

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

  • Sir Peter

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


    • http://twitter.com/kisforkani Connie Cao

      a great trash and treasure trove, that one.

  • Alice

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


  • http://www.lotsixtyfive.com/ Rebecca R

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

  • Nes Minik

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


  • Doury

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


  • Katie

    Lovely dress, beautifully accessorised xx

  • http://ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com/ Lydia Teo

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