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Hey lovers

For a little inspiration, I turned to google for a source of vintage fashion icons. I came across images of the likes of Twiggy, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. Jackie O however was the one who caught my eye. In particular, it was an image of her wearing a headscarf. Immediately, I felt the urge to continue with my research on this stylish icon, and came across a suite of other images of her in a headscarves and oversized sunglasses. Obsessed with this look, I decided to emulate it over the weekend during a brunch outing with the family. It honestly felt so elegant, I will never know why I’d never tried this before. Once more, the scarf provided a nice source of shade and protection for my head.

As we strolled down the street to take these images, I received sweet smiles and head turns from those passing by.  Most likely because it was Sunday morning and you don’t normally see someone walking down the street all dressed up in my hood at that hour. I’d however like to think that I gave them all a pleasant surprise.

Paired with a simple red vintage 80’s dress from the Mode Madison collection, I chose a simple black and white floral scarf as a contrast and finished of the look with large sunglasses, a 60’s purse bag and heels. I will definitely bring on this look a little more often during sunny summer days and add on those extra layers during the cold winter months.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you love this look too.

Sovanny x

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I’m wearing: ‘Love Story’ vintage dress from Mode Madison || Shoes from Zara || Old scarf || Vintage handbag

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OWN IT

Hey lovers

Most vintage dresses come from an era where clothes were tailored rather than mass produced.  Hence the unique sizing in each individual garment. On that note,  it also varies from decade to decade. Confused yet?! My tip is to not look at the sizing and just try it on. Then once you’ve tried it on, don’t be afraid to own it.

Having had a baby recently, my body now carries curves that I’ve embraced with open arms. I don’t give a shit that I’m weightier, feel absolutely no rush to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight and try to not let people get me down. After all I did just pop out a human being. My friends have commented on how great I look (thank you) and I believe that has to do with my confidence and dressing for my figure.  With this new body, I now also have the opportunity to strut in vintage outfits that would have otherwise been to large me a year ago. Score!

Hope you love the look.

Sovanny x
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I’m wearing: ‘Hey Devine’ vintage dress from Mode Madison || Shoes from Nine West || Hair clips from Kmart Australia || Necklace from Lovisa

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JELLY

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Hey lovers

Vintage and thrift finds is an extremely economical way to shop. The best part about shopping this way is that you are more like to score yourself one off stylish pieces that won’t hurt your bank account. Of course not all of us want to look like we’ve stepped back in time but here’s the thing…you don’t have to.

What I love doing is mixing vintage and modern pieces to create a look that’s unique, yet won’t have heads turning for all the wrong reasons. It can be hard to do this right so if you’re starting out, my suggestion is to keep the colour palette basic and add in a few simple accessories. Of course if you’re game, do add in extra colours and textures to your outfit and go bold on the hair and makeup.

Since it’s our summer, I’ve gone for simple feminine colours and created this look with a mix of modern clothes and vintage accessories. It’s comfortable, casual and does not scream over the top.

Love the look?

Thanks for dropping in x

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I’m wearing: Tee by The LB Brand || Jelly sandals and necklace from Asos || Vintage bag from Savers || Skirt by St John || Sunglasses from Retrostar Vintage

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NOT SO MUMSY

Earlier this year, I came across an Instagram account @notsomumsy, run by the fabulous Marcia Leone. The account name itself is unique and to the point. My curiosity then led me to browse through her incredibly uniform and stylish feed which regularly features her gorgeous toddler. What roped me in however was Marcia’s ’20 Facts’ post. After reading this heart felt post, I couldn’t help but feel inspired. Inspired might even be an understatement.

This gorgeous girl also runs a blog which is a little hub for cool kids and modern mamas and recently as part of her collaboration with Elke Magazine, she featured some of Mode Madisons vintage dresses. Won’t you check out how stunning she looks.

Sovanny xx

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FLUFFY

Hello lovers

At 2.5 years of age, my daughter is now very well aware that there is a baby in my tummy and gives it kisses followed by telling me and everyone ‘I’m going to be a good big sister’. She also says ‘ oh baby is cuuuuute’ and ‘I’m having a baby sister’. I’m thoroughly impressed and so is her dad.

Dressed in semi-matching outfits, the squirt and I had a little time for a photoshoot on our way to C.E.R.E.S. I managed to find a vintage dress that fit me (thanks to the elasticated waist) and unfortunately it’s not for sale on Mode Madison. Sorry folks but this dress fits me so I’m keeping it. I accessorised it with some nice ballet flats, a cute vintage bag and my favourite jacket this season. My daughter has a very similar mini jacket so I just couldn’t resist on being a little matchy matchy. Besides, she loooves looking like mummy.

If my style does inspire you, there a a whole lot of gorgeous vintage dresses with elasticated waists on Mode Madison.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sovanny x

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WHO’S THAT GIRL?

She’s mysterious, captivating and interesting.

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Photographer & wardrobe styling: Sovanny Vu, Mode Madison
Model & Hair/Makeup: Pip Hicken, The Pip Art
Wearing: Mode Madison clothing, Mode Madison
Photoshoot inspired by: Vintage fashion

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WINTER ESCAPADE

EDITORIAL

The story goes: A pair of best friends decide to leave their jobs and enjoy the day at the beach before heading on and overseas escapade

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Photographer: Taran Jensen, Sore Eyelids Photography
Wardrobe stylist: Sovanny Vu, Mode Madison
Hair & makeup stylist: Cynthia Willis, Cynthia Willis Makeup and hair stylist

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Meet models: Jordan Schembri (Left) & Simone Grasso (Right)

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Delightful selection of vintage footwear available from Martin Fella Vintage

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The exquisite Orion pendant from White November layered over a quirky Gold rabbit necklace from Martin Fella Vintage

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Jordan is a versatile vintage yellow and white scarf

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Add some colour to your everyday outfit with assortment of lucite & bakelite bangles from Martin Fella Vintage

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A cool pair of vintage inspired sunglasses to help you stay protected from the sun

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White November have a selection of creative jewellery including this pair of Luna hook earrings

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Featuring retro apple necklacem, Starburst pendant & Mini shell pendant

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GET THE LOOK

MODE MADISON

Print me a flower dress, $59 + Dreams come true playsuit, $39

MARTIN FELLA VINTAGE

Assorted lucite & bakelite bangles, from $10ea + Retro apple necklace, $18 + Gold rabbit necklace, $25 + Vintage yellow & white scarf, $15 + Red shoes, $55 + Silver shoes, $45 + Fruit earrings, $15 + Heart shaped sunglasses, $25 + Pink frosted sunglasses, $25

WHITE NOVEMBER JEWELLERY

Stainless steel & sterling silver Orion necklace, $160 + Mini shell pendant, $190 + Sterling silver Starburst pendant, $250 + Stainless steel & sterling silver Luna hook earrings, $120

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