What with the whole redesign blah blah blah, I didn't have time to take some proper pictures with my Par Avion from Hong Kong package from Daydream Nation (have FINALLY booked my ticket and I'm off for a loooong fortnight in HK in November…).  But today, I am wearing the most literal ensemble from the package… yup, I'm an Air-Mail envelope.  I used to steal these from my mum's stationery box and write letters to imaginary friends popping them into the make-believe post box that I think was in fact a bush, sticking stickers all over them in stead of stamps and making sure I used biro on thin writing paper (I liked the embossed effect you get when you write hard with a biro on thin paper…).  Looking at the address of this particular envelope, I suddenly got the urge to read that very long letter that Jing and Kay Wong from Daydream Nation had constructed as their A/W 09 lookbook. 

Glasses

Just to recap, the collection entitled 'Letter to Paul' is dedicated to Jing and Kay's father Paul… hence the airmail, postal theme and little nods like 70s' mens' glasses hanging on necklaces as jewellery.  I love that Jing and Kay have designed something that's so personal to them but yet so accessible to everyone in terms of styles and wearability and I'd like to thank them for making me chuckle, thinking about the embarrassing shit I used to do when I was a child.  I'm off to crumple the dress a bit (achieved when sitting on the 43 bus…) exactly like I did with the paper versions (I thought that if you crumpled them up a bit, it might quicken the 'aging' process… I was dead serious in thinking that in the future, people would relish finding my fake air mail letters in the dirt… and this sounds ridiculous even as I'm typing…).

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Comments (54)

  1. tiina says:

    cool outfit. your shoes are gorgeous!

  2. Love the new blog layout. And this outfit (envelope dress, boater hat and all) is amusingly amazing. Keep up the great work!

  3. raquelle says:

    That dress is fantastic, so bummed I can’t probably afford it!

  4. Fantastic idea for a shift dress! Love it!

  5. Also love your new blog design – much, much more stylish than the previous one, IMHO.

  6. Good job !
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  7. Good job !
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  8. Louise says:

    I love the new layout and I love that dress.

  9. calamityjem says:

    What a wonderfully quirky dress :)

  10. MJ says:

    Love the new blog design, and that dress is so mental I can’t help but love it! It’s almost like fancy dress but still fashion… amazing.
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  11. Tikki says:

    So cute & quirky…don’t walk pass the postman, though!!LoL!!!

  12. ellio100 says:

    that’s so sweet! Good on you for wearing it out and about and so cute with the heart print tights :) love the happy face too susie b!

  13. Brigadeiro says:

    Oh my! That mail dress is SO SO cute & brilliant! Especially with the boater hat! :)
    I’ve been flogging my Spijkers en Spijkers coat this Winter once again, but I wish I looked half as good as you did when you tried it on ;)
    xx
    CC

  14. La Carmina says:

    Ahhh I want one of those dresses! What a fantastic idea.
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  15. diane says:

    so funny and cute!!
    so does it work for a free plane ticket? :D

  16. rachael says:

    what an epic hat! Where the devil is it from? I love the dress too, of course, and boots, which I creepily saw you buying at Luella… ummm

  17. Sher says:

    oh wow, the dress is just too good to be true!

  18. diane says:

    Susie, I loved reading your little girl story. That’s such a cute thing to do, and an even better place to draw inspiration from.

  19. Kate says:

    Are the heart print tights from Tabio?

  20. JW says:

    love the re-design! [how very bjork of you] looks really good. and the envelope dress is very sweet.

  21. Carmen says:

    I am in love with your dress!

  22. teresa says:

    ah! that’s such a great dress! enough to make anyone smile :D

  23. Isabel says:

    Love that dress! I’d wear it in a millisecond.

  24. Wow, I love the dress.Check out http://www.cowgirlheaven.etsy.com for runway trends

  25. Lucy says:

    Susie, that is the epitome of brilliance!
    It reminds me of the time I dressed as a letter for a fancy dress party and fashioned myself an envelope costume out of a Woolworths bed sheet, wrote my address on the front and got my friend who was slightly less artistically challenged than myself to fashion me a stamp. It has hung on my wardrobe door ever since because much as I would love to wear it again, it looks a little too much like a Woolworths bed sheet very badly sewn together with a slightly undesirable Holloway postcode scrawled on it – yours is obviously infinitely more glamorous and fabulous!
    x

  26. Molly Rose says:

    Amazing! It’s such a creative concept that they used, I love the dress!
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  27. Eli says:

    I think this is officially my favorite outfit ever here!

  28. This is so cute. I like how you accessorized it…

  29. missmilki says:

    Absolutely in love with this dress. I love anything to do with old fashioned letters and post and airmail. I totally get your childhood game – if I had known you as a child I would have been right there with you posting my makebelieve letters into the bush! ;) Even now I have to resist filling drawers full of notepaper and envelopes (and stickers to fancy things up). This whole Daydream collection sounds amazing. I must find out if theres anywhere that sells their collection online (do you know?) because I’m finding it totally irresistible. In anycase I’ll do a little research into it because if I can’t get my hands on any of it, I’ll at least have to dedicate a blogpost to it! :)
    Btw I love the new layout!

  30. Winnie says:

    The dress reminds me of Chalayan’s airmail dress (without all the creases!) Your tights are so sweet! I want them!
    Jealous of your 2 week trip to HK on Nov! It’s still a while away but I’m already anticipating your blog posts from HK!

  31. Meream says:

    OH MY GOD, that is the cutest dress! Love the new layout :)

  32. K-Line says:

    The sweetest dress EVER. Love it.

  33. The Minx says:

    I am actually OBSESSED with those lil yellow shoes. In a totally creepy way. haha :)

  34. Ali says:

    That is just the best dress in the whole world!! :O
    Loving the big pics too!

  35. Raji says:

    That dress is amazingggg
    Really like the new designn; lookingg goooddd

  36. anijnas says:

    Thats so sweet. Love and want!

  37. Soooali says:

    Why is this outfit not compulsary for all to wear?!Though I do wonder if the yellow shoes make others think you’re not serious. In my opinion it’s excellent! I’ve been following you for a while now, and am so impressed! I’ve started up my own blog, hope you get to enjoy it! Irish blogs are a rarety!

  38. Deanne says:

    awww! you look like such a happy clam in the first photo!

  39. Shay says:

    This totally makes me smile. Genius with the boater too.

  40. Eyeliah says:

    oh gosh that letter dress is to die for.

  41. kaili says:

    wow , i like ur envelope dress and gorgeous shoes!!

  42. nikki says:

    AHHHH this is SO CUTE!! Gotta love the dress. You looks fab in the first photo (:

  43. Karla says:

    hahaa that dress is awesome!

  44. WendyB says:

    Adore the envelope dress! Looks like you’re having a good time wearing it too.

  45. val says:

    bubble s mail

  46. ahhhh cute envelope dress.
    Your new blog design is looking great!!

  47. AJ says:

    Aaah i think this is the lovliest outfit you have posted!!

  48. Aoife says:

    I love the new layout! That dress is so different, it’s so cute!!
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  49. annie says:

    awesome! i love it :)
    i have a serious obession with airmail envelopes…it’s very geeky of me.

  50. Maria says:

    L O V E L Y !!!!!!!

  51. Love it love it love it! Put yourself in a mail box and come to Australia! :)

  52. roxy says:

    That dress is awesome!!!!!!!!! I have a clutch like that..Where can I order one in the US or France? Love your blog- check mine out , too… click on my name….
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  53. sparklicous says:

    wow. totally cool. fair play!

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