Hey hey hey!!! I am back from not having updated my blog since like…forever hahaha.
I know I have been super lazy and neglected my blog =( and also lol now that I have a blog I realize that it is actually not that easy to think of interesting and informative things to write all the time. All you bloggers out there who updates regularly, I salute you!
Anyway so I went to Venice recently and thought I would share some photos with you. Of course fashion related!
When I was planning the trip, I wanted to bring a nice dress along to Venice to take some photos since I know it is absolutely beautiful there. I bought a super cheap wedding dress from Rakuten (Japanese shopping site, http://www.rakuten.co.jp/) and took it along. It was seriously only about ￥5,000 for the dress including tax and domestic shipping from seller to Rakuten, which equates to about USD$40.00 or AUD$55.00. You got to pay shipping to your country on top but that depends on where you live and the total weight of your parcel depending on what else you buy. That’s not really an issue for me since I am always buying from Japan ho ho ho. Pretty good deal right?
To be honest, yes the dress is cheap and it does look cheap in person. The lining is quite thin and the lace up on the back isn’t exactly the best fit. (Hey you get what you paid for!) So I would not recommend you to get it for your actual wedding. However for the purpose of photos I think it serves the purpose and doesn’t look cheap in photos.
Let me show you how it looks!
The dress is high-waisted (originally advertised as a maternity dress lol) with a very poofy dress made of netting/tulle with lining. It has little flowers sewn on the dress and also flowers on the bodice, giving it a more 3D effect.
The back is a simple lace-up.
It was super easy to pack. I folded it up and put it into one of those vacuum bags and squeezed the air out and carried it like a packet of ham in my luggage hahaha. I took it out the morning of the photoshoot and shook it around a bit and it was fine. No need to iron! So you don’t have to worry about looking for an iron. Shake it and it gets all fluffy again. Because the dress flares out so much it was easy to walk around in it. FYI I was wearing sneakers under the dress. =D
I would definitely recommend anyone who is thinking of taking a dress over for a shoot to do it! Venice is beautiful! And if you are worried about ruining your dress or packing, just get a cheap one like me! My only regret is that I got lazy and didn’t pack any jewellry to wear. >< I should have… I really should have…