My Party Season Cocktail Dress Pick – Purple Mood

640-AdjSE_DSC0021When I spotted this purple dress in the window of a boutique in Paddington a few years ago, you could say that it was love at first sight!

Not only was I attracted to the lush colour; the ruffles and the low round décolleté… This tulip-shaped satin dress has an old time charm which I absolutely adore.
In an era of clean cut; simple lines and masculine designs, this 50’s inspired cocktail dress stands out from the crowd. To celebrate its femininity and the retro style, I paired it with my long strand pearl necklace and a Chinese Sandalwood hand fan (檀香扇) which was given to me by my beloved grandmother.

Self portrait with the collaboration of F.N.

37 comments

  1. I love the dress, the ruffles + that color = perfection!
    You look beautiful! 🙂

    1. Thank you for your sweet compliments Mirjana! 🙂 :-*

      1. Your welcome 🙂

    1. Thank you Ankita & Karan. :-*

  2. This dress is gorgeous and you wear it with class! Krystel

    1. Awww.., I’m flattered. Thank you Krystel! X

  3. That is your color!
    XoXo,
    Kat
    http://bit.ly/1UWAPJZ

    1. I think so too Kat! Cheers~ X X

  4. Gorgeous color on you!!

    1. Thank you so much Penney! X

  5. Stunning – you pull off red lips and purple so well!

    1. Your compliments have put a big smile on my face Katie! X

  6. You look so beautiful and adorable!!! Happy holidays my dear!
    Kisses Marina
    http://fashiontipp.com

    1. Thank you for your compliments sweetheart! Happy holidays to you too!! X

  7. Happy Holidays Vivienne. Kry

    1. Thank you, and wish you a joyous holiday too Kry! X

  8. You look gorgeous and the hand fan adds nice touch to the outfit

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

  9. Hi Viv, everything is so well put together, and you look lovely, and your grandmother ‘s touch completed the picture ❤

    1. Dearest Margie, my beloved grandmother did complete the picture as I get all my grace from her!! X

  10. Wow. That dress and the pearls look amazing on you. You’re beautiful!

    1. Thank you for your kind words.., I’m flattered! X

  11. That’s my favorite color!

  12. You look so elegant and gorgeous! ❤

    1. I’m happy to hear this sweet feedback from you Camelia! 💞

    1. Cheers~ Laura. X

  13. We’re loving the outfit! x

  14. My favourite colour and I love the dress on you…do feminine and cute yet with a touch of elegance. Beautiful!

    1. Thank you for your wonderful compliments.., I’m very flattered to hear that! X

  15. What a Beauty! Nice Sharing.

    1. Thank you Brahmin. X

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