Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement, I really appreciate it. I am now back in the States but it’s hard to part way with my family. I shall return next year for my dad’s first anniversary (not sure if other cultures celebrate it but chinese custom celebrates loved one’s death anniversary).
Before I left, I was in charge of clearing my dad’s belongings out and re-organizing his stuffs that we want to keep. My dad took a lot of pictures throughout his life, it was fun to reminisce the good old days. I especially love their wedding and honeymoon photos, such a lovely couple. Anyway, I just want to show you some of outfits that my mom wore during her honeymoon in Bali 33 years ago. In this post, I mentioned that my mom was a seamstress. Additionally, she also had a pretty good fashion sense. Just check these out
This is a two-piece dress (dress + bolero), I love the details on the yoke (is it called gathered or smocked?). I also love her clutch. Boy, how much my mom has changed; nowadays, she just wears a simple top and pants. Is it true that as one gets older, her fashion sense also sense deteriorates? or one simply doesn’t care anymore?
It seems that my mom loved A-line, here is another one in yellow with cap-sleeves. This dress reminds me of Shabby Apple. It’s a little blurry, but the gold necklace with jade pendant she wore is now mine.
This dress is definitely retro, I can’t picture anyone wearing it nowadays, it will be like going back in time. The lace trims are lovely. According to my mom, back then women hardly shops for clothing due to the hefty price. Most women have their favorite seamstresses to go to. After she ended her seamstress career, she also outsourced her wardrobe needs and she still does especially for special occasion attires.