Monday, 8 February 2016

Seeing Red – The Red Qipao

So hard to take a picture without the dress creasing!
Gong Xi Fa Cai to everyone!  Nothing is more fitting for Chinese New Year than the colour red and a qipao (or cheongsam).  Many moons ago, I dreamed of owning a qipao.  It might have been because of Wong Kar Wai’s movie “In the Mood for Love”, starring the most beautiful qipaos.  There was nothing in the department stores that appealed to me, though.  I tried on a few but most of them made me look like I was the handmaiden to a rich young lady in a TVB period drama.  You know what I mean. 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Eating Humble Pie – The Armani Exchange Black Silk Blouse

Armani Exchange black silk blouse
Armani Jeans denim cargo pants
Topshop black leather crossbody with chains
Bellerinas floral wedges
I wasn’t completely wowed by this black Armani Exchange silk blouse that I bought for MYR159 at last year’s Club21 designer clearance.  It was something I bought to ensure that I didn’t return empty-handed.  I left it hanging in my closet for a good six months before wearing it.