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!
Posted by Janet at 9:36 PM