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Qipao Love ~ Part 15:Beehive and bubble tea with a Cheongsam....in London's Chinatown!

Welcome back my darling readers! Apologies for the larger than usual gap in delivering this post, as my Birthday week was filled with theater, dancing, friends, family and a 1930s bash....so I was delayed in my writing. Thankfully I have picked up with a taster of the fabulous photoshoot I did with Caroline early in May, which is inspired by the groovy 60's looking print on my new Cheongsam (Qipao) from Singapore based store Lark and Peony [here]. The colourful turquoise bouquet of floral print and the significance of the 60s made me even more sure that we should take a stroll down London's Chinatown ....even though it might have been a busy Sunday where tourists as well as local Chinese families gathered for Dim Sum (probably an equivalent of Chinese Afternoon Tea but with lots of savoury dumplings as well as sweet treats). Being spontaneous I decided to invite my dear Rachael along for some fun in Vintage inspired dress up, and Caroline was introduced to her very first Bubbl…

Featured In: Announcing Walking In May's EXCLUSIVE by the Lady General....Vintage Kimono X Cheongsam!

It is with pleasure and great excitement for me to announce Walking In May's EXCLUSIVE vintage Kimono X Cheongsam by The Lady General (post) has finally been launched!
A little while back, I discovered the classic Wang Cheongsam by a Singapore based online shop specialising in modern designs of Cheongsam (Qipao) with a love of fabric as well as tailoring. Receiving the dress for a review I was struck by the chic sheen of silk and wearable lovely wiggle cut....the enthusiasm for the Cheongsam then took on life in my discussion with owner and designer Elaine....leading to a Walking In May exclusive. [Catch up with the post here: review-2014-lady-general] What I really like about The Lady General (here) as an online shop is the ethical vision and desire to make a difference, which is more than evident in this new range of Cheongsam for Walking In May....not only are the fabric beautiful vintage Kimono silks found in Japan which means they are highly prized up-cycling limited edition …

Review: Flapping to 'Puttin on the Glitz'....at the British Library!

Discovering that the gorgeous Vintage Mafia trio had planned a fabulous night at the British Library, I just had to round up my girlies to see who was free to take a twirl at 'Puttin on the Glitz' at the very last minute. I mean how often will a girl get to be amongst the dazzling at the great British Library. Lucky enough Naoko and Rachael were able to join me and we dashed online to nab a ticket before it was too late, still not knowing what we were going to wear to the event the next day! Busy so it was, that it wasn't until my journey home from work in order to change for the event that I had the time to start thinking about what to wear, hence dashing about my room like one eternally insane I pulled out a black coarsely laced dress with a playful frill-like hem above the knee. Of course when I think of glitz and glamour I have to start from the 1920s, so shaping my long locks into a bun, putting on some feathery earrings and simply slipping a beaded headband over my f…