Wednesday, February 17, 2010

In Steelhead Shanghai

The message came from Miss Terry Lightfoot that she had created a Victorian kimono bustle dress inspired by Steelhead Shanghai and, by extension, the fashion of the Orient. Billed as Victorian style meets Chinese fashion, the "Daughter of Shanghai" dress from To-a-T is available at Velvel's Shanghai Bazaar, pictured below:

I donned the dress and wandered into Ho Ping's pawnshop:

The details, as always, make the garment, from the lace cuffs to the contrasting waist band and bustle. I felt right at home in Steelhead Shanghai.

As I was in the neighborhood, I made the trip to the wilderness of Shanghai to see if my friend, Mr. Headburro Antfarm, was "at home." I put the term in quotation marks because Mr. Antfarm, contrary to doctor's orders, was convalescing in the forest. Alas, his camp was deserted, though the still-lighted fire suggested I had not missed him by long.

I stayed a moment to soak in the beauty of the area, and to say hello to Frank, the faithful steed.


HeadBurro Antfarm said...

Sorry I wasn't in... and you looked so lovely as well!

Rhianon Jameson said...

Why thank you!

It was the middle of the night for your typist, I'm afraid...but I thought that I should pop by because I was in the neighborhood. :)