A Warm Winter

640-AdjSE-Crp2-V2-F0165Last winter, when I blogged ‘My Autumn/Winter Essentials’ series, it was so mild in Sydney! Unlike this year; we’ve had a real winter cold – Sydney standard – for a change.

So Kent and I were fortunate to receive an invitation for a wedding up north in Brisbane in June. That gave us ten days escape from the Sydney cold. It was also a perfect excuse for me to explore the third largest city in Australia – somewhere I had never been.
While I heard some Brisbane locals saying that they miss out on the layering up “better winter fashion” of a colder climate.., I; on the other hand, was enjoying this magical 25C warm winter day, which gave me the perfect opportunity to wear my autumn winter outfits!

Since people kept telling me that my latest hair cut reminded them of the 60’s, I decided to wear vintage. This mustard number reminded me of those colourful retro doll dresses when I first spotted it in a vintage store. It was ‘a perfect match to my hair style’ – I thought. And I was glad that I had packed it in my luggage.
Talking about the 60’s, Kent was showing me some 60’s poses while we were out on the photo shoot. Well, at the end I chose this more relaxed one to showcase.

After our hot shoot, the sun was getting hot too! We thought it’s time to get some shade at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art and checked out the art work.
Later on that day, we had a pre dinner gathering drinks and nibbles with friends, followed by a Nepalese dinner in West End.
Warm winters in this great city and I loved my stay so much.., I could see myself moving to Brisbane one day.
To be continued…

Photography by: Kent Johnson

Check out Kent’s blog post about our stay in the exotic Brisbane here!


  1. Nelly Kitty · · Reply

    I love your outfit!

    1. Cheers~ Nelly! X

  2. Wonderful shot ~ and a great vogue pose, you look beautiful. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your compliments! :-*

    1. Thank you Stella. I’m a fan of your blog too! X

  3. Gregory McBean · · Reply

    As always you are the epitome of style; love the way you and Kent worked with a sixties pose which you then modified to make your own. I understand your enchantment with Brisbane, a lot to like about the easy going vibe.

    1. It’s always a delight to hear from you Greg. I’m not sure that if 60’s and Brisbane have anything in common, but I was certainly charmed by this city. And you never know, perhaps I’ll call it home someday?!!!

  4. Great shot Viv, you did it again, that mustard number is fabulous on you!

    1. Thank you for your compliment Keishaw!

      1. You’re very welcome!

  5. Emmanuelle · · Reply

    That 60s dress is so cool !

    1. My AUD$15 investment is rewarded right here! Thank you Emmanuelle. 😀

  6. Can’t believe the dress is just $15. I have to shop vintage more often. I loved this one on you as soon as I saw it. You look so cute!

    PS. I’d love to have seen Kent’s poses! Just reading about them had me in a fit of giggles! 😀 😀

    1. Thank you Cara. Yes, do visit vintage stores, it’s like going to ‘treasure hunt’, you have superb taste, eventually you’ll find gold! (got to dig around a bit though…)

      Haha~ Actually it’s funnier to see Kent demonstrate those poses.., unfortunately he was the one who held the camera! 😀

      1. Next time you HAVE to include some of his shots. I insist!! 😀 😀
        Send him our regards. 🙂

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    1. Congratulations to your Creative Blogger Award Gail. And thank you for choosing me as one of your nominees.
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    1. Thank you Marina! X

  8. Super cool dress!!! Love how you have combined it with back!! Retro and stylish look!! like it!!

    1. Thank you! I’m so happy to hear this positive feedback from you! X X

  9. Love your 60’s outfit and your 60’s pose! Now you’re mentioning it, yes, your hair definitely has some 60’s glam to it too. Nepalese dinner sounds really exciting. Was it tasty?

    1. I’m glad that you find the look amusing Mitzie. 🙂 Nepalese food.., hmmm… yummy~ as that region uses lots of spice and herbs in their cuisines.

  10. I love how you paired this with the turtle neck! Very chic. You look rad!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Vanessa! X

  11. Stunning in Yellow dress !!!! ☀️💛

    1. Thank you Kry! 💛

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