Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Cheongsam: The cheongsam is a body-hugging (modified in Shanghai) one-piece Chinese dress for women; the male version is the changshan. It is known in Mandarin Chinese as the qípáo Wade-Giles ch'i-p'ao, and is also known in English as a mandarin gown.

Starting off the lunar new year with a dash of red cheongsam and casual, baggy jeans. Didn't want to overdress, but didn't want to underdress either. How is everyone's day going? Mine consisted of going around to meet the family and getting lucky money - angpao. A lot of what I got will go right into my savings which is a surprise since I always spend most of the money I get from Chinese New Year but this year I really do have to start saving up some money.

(Traditional Silk Cheongsam shirt, Zara baggy jeans, Louis Vuitton rose bag, Zara blue heels)

I haven't worn one of these since a long time ago and I forgot how beautiful the details can be. The gold against the yellow and the silk... Well a huge reminder of my Chinese heritage. 

I love these blue suede heels I got from Zara. They're a really comfortable height - one of my shortest heels - so I can wear them for a long period of time without feeling like my toes are going to fall off.

So I wish everyone a wonderful year full of good health and fortune (SO CHINESE RIGHT NOW), GONG XI FA CAI EVERYONE!

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."
- Chinese Proverb


  1. you look great in that cheongsam:)

    Journal J

  2. Lovely outfit, I really like the shoes! :)

  3. i love you with you red cheongsam suit
    you look great
    check out mine if you have time :)
    i would be happy if you give sweets too :D

  4. i love that proverb...and i love your top!

  5. You look so pretty in cheongsam! Chun jie kuai le dear =)

  6. you look great in that cheongsam:)

    Journal J


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