Tag Archives: Shoes

Futuristic Footwear

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I have a thing for anything metallic. 
You can only imagine the joy when, after a period of taking a break from online shopping, I take a look around and find all these beautiful, BEAUTIFUL silver specimen across cyberspace.

Lately I really have been drawn more towards heels that will be sturdy – “chunky” is too strong a word. Stilettos can wait. (Although there are still some great silver pumps lurking around… Curious? Look no further than here.)

These are a few of my favourites right meow. 

From the top: the infamous 3.1 Philip Lim Cody heels. Fetch your pair from The Corner. Still love them. Minimal and magic.

The gorgeous Max Mara Rivolo shoes. Elegant, sophisticated, modern. Seriously. Via Matches

The most expensive option, but they are as cool as they are interesting as they are chic. Who doesn’t want to be a Proenza girl, really? By Proenza Schouler, on The Corner.

Which are your favourite?

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Which Stella?

I feel the mid-heel is far more practical for my lifestyle.

Both massively reduced at The Outnet.

Here and here.

What a perfect Summer sandal!

(said Susi, while sitting indoors from the 9 degree weather.
Good one Sydney.)

Vintage Emporium

In this post I’m going to tell you about when I went to a Vintage Fashion Emporium!

This is a treasure trove of one-off men’s and women’s vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry as well as collectibles, homewares and furniture. I never even knew it existed until my lovely friend invited me to visit it! It’s the complete lower floor of the Sydney Antique Centre, Surry Hills. We didn’t spend much time on the main floor – we must have spent hours in the vintage! But there is a small cafe and I saw the main floor had a lot of jewelry, furniture, books and things like that.

(N.B: there are a lot of photos in this post, so bear with me.)

Around the bottom floor are small vintage boutiques, all with individual owners and different vibes. But always beautiful and cool items to be found!

There is a vast mix of clothing, the majority for women, and it was clear the pieces originated from all over the world. Fur, embellishments, kimonos, Western, the list could go on. Pieces ranged from streetwear to extravagant to elegantly polished. From hats, bags, scarves and gloves to shoes, sunglasses and jewelry in a huge range of styles and eras, we treated to ourselves to what felt like an afternoon going back in time. I vowed to never shop anywhere else again.

I really liked this boutique, The Vintage Drawer. (Clicky click!)

We stumbled upon one of the boutiques named Retro Station. They update regularly about events on their Facebook page!

A few nice homewares below. I’m not even sure if I’m using the word “homewares” correctly – all I know is it’s probably a good thing that buying things for my living space is low on my priorities. I am definitely saving a fair amount of money by not having the urge to buy many home things.

A casket wine-cellar? Amazing.

I liked this cute end table with the illusion of books in it.

This magical space is open seven days, 10am – 6pm.

Find it on the lower level,
Sydney Antique Centre
531 South Dowling Street
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

They host a Vintage Fashion Bazaar in the Emporium, on the first Saturday of each month. I’m yet to visit it; I’ve been told it is a great day where the gallery rooms in the centre of this lower level are filled with vintage pop-up shops, high tea, music and fun times. Definitely on my to-do list.