Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Return of the Prodigal Outfit Post: Batik, Beading and Tapas



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Yes, it has been quite some time since I last posted an outfit post, apologies to you all who have written to say you have missed them...

Last night I went out for dinner with hubby and my cousin, who was visiting from interstate, and we went to one of my favourite restaurant for 'tapas' (not entirely traditional). The weather has warmed up all of a sudden (although it will drop by 15 Celsius from Monday to Tuesday), and in warmer weather I love wearing this Batik print vintage sarong (acquired from my mother's wardrobe, it is actually older than me!). Inspired by Dries Van Noten's latest collection, I decided to dress my batik sarong up a little:


Dress: Batik vintage sarong skirt
Vest: Dries Van Noten top worn back to front and open (it is actually meant to be worn under another printed top)
Shoes: Marni patent sandals
Bag: Chloe lambskin bracelet bag
Jewellery: Necklace from Bauhaus, Swarovski Nirvana ring

The actual 'front' of the top, I absolutely adore the beautiful beading...

I had planned to wear this outfit with my Topshop sequinned jacket, but it was just too warm when I left the house...I forgot to put my Bauhaus bracelet back on when after taking the jacket on.

TAPAS


We started dinner with a Pink Sangria: Brachetto, Aperol, Rosso Antico & Fresh Pink Grapefruit juice; and on the right: Ocean trout, mandarin jelly, mache & carrot (unfortunately this looked better than it tasted, and it did look too pretty to eat, we found it too sweet...)

Hervey Bay scallop, sweet corn polenta, popcorn & basil (absolutely delicious!)

Kingfish sashimi, sago, cucumber & mint

School prawns & saffron rouille

Hubby's favourite (he ordered another two just for himself as 'dessert' after we ate these): Mini wagyu burger with pancetta & beetroot chips

Duck, beetroot, cinnamon tea cake & chocolate (yes, you read right, chocolate! Another dish that sounded/looked more interesting than it tasted...)

Beef carpaccio, pickled mushrooms, wild rice & crispy egg (the crispy 'noodle' things around the runny egg was absolutely incredible...I quite enjoyed this dish).

Dessert: Chocolate fondant & pistachio ice cream

It was my dad's 60th yesterday (he is currently in Japan) and my little sister's b'day on Thursday (she and my other sister are in Marrakesh 'for the weekend', how unfair is that?). FELIZ ANIVERSARIO!!!

Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend...I am off to the beach.

49 comments:

  1. i love your style madame brigadeiro!!
    "tropical fabulous" is something i always strive for, i wish i pulled it off 1/2 as well as you do. the necklaces are beautiful w/ the ensemble too.
    pistacho icecream YUM!!!

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  2. You did it again, amazing foods and outfits together.

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  3. That all looks great, you've taken some ghreat shots!

    Love the sarong with the Marnis!

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  4. you look gorgeous in that outfit! so pretty!

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  5. Gorgeous outfit, I really love how you're reworked such a classic old item of clothing into a really fantastic, modern outfit - I love clothing with a story.
    And those food photos are making me huuuungry!!!! :)
    xoxo

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  6. Your Marni Shoes are the death of me, I ABSOLUTELY love them!!

    PS: Can I have some of that delicious Fondant?

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  7. Food and clothing envy!

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  8. You look beautiful in these pictures- love this tropical look. The batik print is stunning. Hope you had a great day at the beach : )
    xx

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  9. Hello there,
    I noticed you're based in Adelaide - what restuarant is this? The food looks amazing, I want to go try it out!

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  10. That sarong is beautiful, I love the colors! Hope you are well, dear! <3

    xoxo,
    S-C

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  11. Happy sunday morning, Brigadeiro!

    Yippieh... another outfit post! You look truly gorgeous in your outfit !!!!!
    Especially all the accessoires.. your cute necklace, the sequined jacket and your marni sandals!

    And... again... your food pictures are so HAUTE COUTURE ;)

    mmmh ... to the pink sangria!!!

    Enjoy your sunday!!!!

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  12. Miam Miam :p
    News on Daily-Women, the blog of two french Olivia & Mariam, come on :)
    Have a good day!

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  13. I knew that there was something I forgot to mention. Your gorgeous vintage Chloe bracelet bag!!!

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  14. Clarice, belo vestido, e o styling, perfeito. Queria viver no seu guarda-roupa hehehe E que comidas exoticas! Tudo com muito estilo, sempre..:) Beijos!

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  15. That Topshop jacket is cool

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  16. Maybe you could give up your day job and become a food photographer.

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  17. ohmy...the food looks absolutely delicous!!love the sarong.be sure to come by and leave a comment hehe x

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  18. Lovely ensemble! And your food pictures always make me hungry :)!

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  19. great dress!
    This food looks so delicius.


    http://megwearsviolet.blogspot.com/


    meg

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  20. Another delicious post! Your posts always make me want to schedule dinner early. Am also glad to see an "outfit" post. LOVING your colors.

    P.S. Sorry about the hulahoop post. Will repost later.

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  21. Mmm the food all looks delicious, but can you get full from it? lol. Oh well, I guess that's not the point :p Your outfit is gorgeous! The batik print is quite stunning and love how you paired with the sequin jacket and that necklace.

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  22. Aw, thank you so much for your lovely comments everyone!

    H - you do 'tropical fabulous' so much better than me! You are too kind ;)

    Juaи + - of course you can! I'll send some to Venezuela ;)

    Rujing - the restaurant is Sparrow's :) LOVE it!

    Anonymous - haha, thanks! I'd LOVE to be a food photographer! Although I'd end up even huger than I already am, as I eat whatever's in front of me!

    the photodiarist - Ah! No worries at all! I just thought my eyes were playing tricks on me! :)

    xx
    CC

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  23. The colors and patterns of your outfit are stunning.

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  24. beautiful shape of the dress, and hot color. It's elegant and wearable

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  25. love the batik dress! which reminds me to buy me some when i visit the the orient this december! im missing summer in your pictures.

    and as usual your food pictures are awesome!

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  26. v pretty-love the ethnic vibe xo

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  27. Que linda vc está e que comida e que sapatos maravilhosos!

    A culinária daqui é mesmo referência no quesito lindas fotos e saber (sempre imagino!)

    Muitos beijos :)))

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  28. Such a gorgeous outfit- love the lush colors and textures!

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  29. Loving: the Marni shoes and the vintage batik skirt-- how amazing! Hope you had fun at the beach, dear :) I'm back in New York and feeling oh so jetlagged, but happy to be back to my blogs!! xx

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  30. What a fantastically decadent posting! I've never been to a tapas place, I might have to try it...

    http://thedithyramb.blogspot.com/

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  31. fantastic! love it paired with the necklace and sandals

    happy monday!
    xo

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  32. Love your style and the look of that food :)
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  33. loving the outfit and those wedges are awesome x

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  34. i love how you made the sarong skirt look absolutely chic and designer...
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  35. hurray you're back!
    now i'm jealous (of the shoes below) AND starving...

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  36. everything looks so delicious, mmmhmmmm :)

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  37. Gorgeous post, darling!
    Am especially loving your necklace!
    And the food pics are exquisite, per usual!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  38. I love the sarong skirt on you! The color is so pretty and the sequin jacket is amazing! The food looks so delicious!! Yum!! xxooxxoxo

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  39. The sarong is perfect with the top ! This is so Dries Van Noten ! I love the coral colour and the beautiful beading. And the sequinned jacket is so chic !!!

    Ow my ! The Hervey Bay scallop looks delicious and the Kingfish sashimi so refined ! the colours are amazing !

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  40. Those Marnis and the sequin jacket jazzed up the casual batik maxi to a classy evening wear-able extent. Genius!

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  41. mhhhhhhhh me muero con tus platos de lo buenos que está, espectaculares, eres los más, tienes un paladar que asusta, felicidades cielo !!!! AND THE MARNI SANDALS SEEM SUPER COMFORTABLE AND VERY VERSATILE, MARNI ALWAYS ELEGANT, I LOVE IT !!!!

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  42. you have beauuutiful style...and you lucky duck!!!ahh stop making your readers' mouths water!! XD

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  43. Marnis.... I'm still crazy over those heels :)
    The food porn is a temptation for me right now!

    ps: Sarong is a tradiotional outfit here at my place, and you just gave it a fresher twist. Bravo ;)

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