Vintage Lustre

I am a vintage girl. I wished I belonged to a different time period – 60s, 70s. I love everything about old school. As I was clearing my laptop data, I chanced upon some photos which I had shot for Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, four years back. At that time, I had no idea what a big deal it was to have a spread on a leading fashion magazine. Yes, it was an editorial featuring bloggers but I felt no less than a supermodel. It was the first time I was working with luxury brands like Chanel, Dior etc. The brief given to me was ‘vintage’ and the purpose was to take a break from the contemporary world and revisit the past. Interestingly when I was given the brief, Shirley, my photographer, told me that she wanted pictures that told a story. Looking back, I had a fabulous time during the shoot and the photos below are my some of my favourites! I cannot believe they were almost lost somewhere all these years.









And here’s a scanned copy of the magazine spread.

Dress – Topshop
Bag – Chanel
Heels – Dior
Jewellery, Hats & Gloves – Accessorize
Photography– Shirley Zhong

Here is a breakdown of my look. If you wish to recreate this vintage look, do not forget to tag me on my social media handles – FacebookTwitter  Instagram 

  1. Dress: Select a lacey black dress and team it up with a medium-sized hat and/or black gloves.
    Lace-love is often, what vintage is all about.
  2. Accessories: You can dress up or dress down an outfit just by your choice of accessories.
    Pearls on your earrings/bracelets/necklaces are mandatory to achieve any vintage look.
  3. Shoes: Heels are elegant.  If you wish, you can also wear lacey stockings with ankle-length boots.
  4. Make-up: Focus make-up on your eyes. Smokey eye would give fab results!
  5. Hair: Leave your hair down or just keep it simple with a slick ponytail.

Till my next post, cheers!


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Post Author: Ritwika

I'm a full-time anchor reporting on lifestyle, luxury, entertainment & film reviews. I also write features on media/advertising and host a hell of a lot events. I love to blog about fashion, beauty & films... & that's pretty much how Spotlight came about.

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