Tuesday, November 15, 2011

In the Mood for Love

If you come to Shanghai, one thing to do is get a custom-made qibao (also known as cheongsam) dress.  These demure yet sexy traditional chinese dresses represent the high of shanghai fashion during the French Colonial days (my favourite era) when it was all about glamour!

Maggie Cheung wore it best for her performance of "In the Mood for Love" and that's exactly the mood I was in when slipping into this ivory silk qibao.  The dress itself instantly changed my posture and my overall behaviour.  I have to say, it requires a fair amount of grace and lightness when walking...not a easy task in our world of denim and t-shirts!


  1. You look SO good in that dress. I love it on you!

  2. Maggie Cheung looked amazing in "In The Mood For Love"... she had so many dresses! Yours looks amazing on you.

    xo, alison*elle

  3. Whoa this is gorgeous on you! You have a great great figure!

  4. Hi Janet, u look fabulous in this cheongsam, HOT body....lovely smile...^_^

  5. You look like a walking dream!

  6. Hi Janet,

    Would you happen to know a good place for custom suits in Shanghai?

    I am on a budget...please think H&M.


  7. Hi Li,

    Good custom qibao costs money since the quality of silk and hand stitched embroidery takes a lot of time. But if you don't mind sacrificing quality, you can easily pick one from the rack that is printed synthetic and have it tailored. Having it tailored will make it look a lot better. Good luck!