Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wednesday Adams via the Shida night market


Dress: Store in Shida night market that sells imported girly clothing from South Korea, collar: same store, mesh top (worn underneath): Old Navy from years and years ago, pen necklace: 1928, satchel: The Cambridge Satchel Company, shoes: Aldo

I found the dress and collar while browsing around Shida night market. There are a lot of vendors and stores there right now that sell imported clothing from South Korea, most of it extremely feminine, with a vintage twist (a lot of the looks remind me of vintage nighties and lingerie from the 1920s or so because of the pintucks and lace detailing). Unfortunately, the clothing is supposed to be one-size-fits-all, so a lot of it looks like maternity gear. It's basically smocks, smocks and more smocks. Sometimes the smocks have a rudimentary empire waist or something. Sigh. My waist is by far the thinnest part of my body so when I wear something that obscures it, I look like a barrel. No joke! I've been thinking of buying outfits with little details that are especially pretty and altering them. The jewelry, however, is awesome. I need to do a post about all the pretty pendants and earrings I've picked up.

I ordered my satchel from the Cambridge Satchel Company. It's handmade and was relatively inexpensive. It might be because I'm not looking hard enough, but I've found in Taiwan that if you are bag shopping, you are either stuck with cheap purses that cost only NT$1,000 (about US$33) or so, but fall apart rapidly, or designer bags that start at NT$10,000 for a small satchel. The selection in-between is pretty slim (though if I am wrong, of course, someone please tell me!). I'm very happy with my Cambridge Satchel bags (I also have a smaller version in red)... they are obviously hardy and sturdily-made and will put up well with my rampant abuse.


  1. I hear you on the smocks! I can't wear anything without a waist, either.
    Also, love the Wednesday Addams look. I always loved her outfit. Very cute!
    -Andi x

  2. I think that's one of the reasons I really like 1950s clothing -- they put waists where they belong!

  3. ur satchel looks really good! Been to the CSC website.. so many sizes to choose from.

    Wat's urs?