Qipao

So besides the great traditions that come with Chinese New Year, I mostly look forward to wearing the Qipao. I wore this one for my wedding last year & could not get enough of the elegant & classic look it gives. From the regal-esque mandarin collar, to the beautiful oriental patterns- it really reminded of the majestic era of the Chinese dynasties, as well as the more controversial, daring & ‘fun-loving’ age Shanghai experienced in the 1920s- or better known as “The Paris of the East, the New York of the West“. I’ve been searching high & low for the perfect Qipao that I can wear-not just for Chinese New Year, but to weddings & other occasions, but most of the ones that come up online are either gawdy, with questionable quality or tacky. This year, I’ll be wearing a Sissae qipao dress which combines both classic designs with a modern day twist. Here are a few of my favourites.I’d like to know what are your favourite ‘traditional’ outfits?

Qipao
Just added one of my favourite scenes from one of my favourite Chinese films reminiscent of the Qipao:

Valentines Day Picks 2015: Part 1

Valentines Day Picks
With Valentines day around the corner, here are some of the ‘lux’ goods that I’m currently crushing on. *Hint Hint* I’m absolutely loving the hat after seeing it on none other than style guru, Sienna Miller! (watch video below) She is also in American Sniper which I watched just the other day & found her scenes absolutely delightful!
What are your current ‘lux’ craves this moment?

 

Spring Whites

Following the previous post on White Outfits, the Zara jumpsuit reinforces my love for Spring & Summer whites. Having too much white can be discouraging for some, but personally, I feel it can add alluring, fresh & crisp vibe to any occasion be it brunch, office appropriate, a drinks night, or even a nice dinner out. Here are a few of my current obsessions for a day time, night time, casual weekends, night out or even office look.
White Spring

Ye

The last few gigs I went to, there seemed to be pattern in dress code amongst the crowd. For example, at Jack Johnsons, it had a beachy, surfy laid-back vibe- Havaianas, dreadlocks & shorts all around (no kidding)! Then I went to see Oddisee, Hiatus Kaiyote, Remi, Pez etc & the crowd was a mixture of hipster funk reminiscent of Brooklyns Williamsburg. The last concert I went to was Artic Monkeys, and that had lots of flannel, leather jackets & a slightly punki-ish crowd of all ages. So gearing up to go watch Kanye this coming Tuesday got me thinking what the appropriate dress code should be. It’s no mystery that the Mr West have high expectations when it comes to fashion, so something ‘out there’ & unique is the key- well besides all the expensive brands!

Here is a compilation from Polyvore I came up with. What are your thoughts about concert get ups? What would you wear to watch Ye?

Look 1

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Look 2Ye

Look 3Ye3