Tuesday, December 8, 2009

11.28.2009 Acid wash dumplings

Fascinator: Giant Dwarf, acid wash hoodie: American Apparel, long-sleeved t-shirt with appliques: Booday (蘑菇), tulle skirt: sold as a crinoline with a dress from Epanouir, tights: night market, shoes: Aldo

I feel like this outfit goes against the grain of what I usually wear, but I love all of the elements and I had a fun time with it (well, until my cat discovered that tulle feels really nice underneath the claws).


My t-shirt is from Booday (蘑菇), a really cool Taiwanese brand that I have to post about soon (until then, you can read my article about them). The appliques on it are of dumplings. I have a really weird relationship with dumplings. I never crave them, but when you set a plate of dumplings in front of me, I will stuff myself until I burst. When I was little, my Mom and aunts would get together before a dinner party and make dumplings by hand, stuffing each with just the right amount of meat and then sealing the edges of the flour wrap with a swipe of water before briskly squeezing it into a row of dainty pleats. My dumplings, on the other hand, always looked a little bit lopsided and I constantly tried to sneak a taste of the raw pork filling, much to my mother's horror.


My fascinator is from Giant Dwarf. The pure wool felt is enough to keep my head warm during Taipei's bone-chilling winters (it never gets that cold, but the damp really cuts through you) without feeling too bulky. And the bright colors and cute round flowers always brighten my day.


Switching topics... please vote once every 24 hours for Shu Flies (舒飛), my blog about life in Taipei. I'm in the lead, but there are a lot of great blogs competing, so I want to do everything I can to stay ahead! To everyone who has already voted -- thank you so much! I can't tell you how much it means to me.


  1. Voted! Love, love the outfit, the tights and fascinator are precious.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  2. ooh what a cool fascinator!! you've got awesome headpieces I've noticed :)

    I;m heading over to shu flies right after this!

  3. Adorable t-shirt! Aww and the lily pad headband is cuteness overload!
    (ps voted again) :)

  4. Thanks for the sweet comments and the votes!

  5. Ooh, I love this more funky look on you!! Very playful!

  6. adorable fascinator !!! love the color !

  7. These fascinators sold on Anthro a few months ago, too. I think they've sold out already. The Giant Dwarf makes such adorable little things. I have a few items from her, too: a business card holder and a green daisy purse.

    Your outfit is super cute. I hope your skirt survived your kitty's claws. :)

  8. I have the same fascinator in yellow :). And I love your jacket!