LookS: Braving a 3 day style challenge fundraising...for Macmillan's 'Shave or Style' to Cancer Research's Shine Walk!
|Style Challenge Day 1: The 50s inspired Quiff and pony tail....|
Wearing my white cotton Cheongsam (Qipao) dress with purple floral prints, I decided to match it with a hairstyle I have never done before.....a 1950s inspired Quiff with a ponytail in a pink silk scarf! Bringing a bit of Grease lightning charm to the office....would you like to see a video tutorial of this vintage inspired hairstyle?
|Day 2 style challenge: A very floral bun....with my pink short embroidered Qipao!|
|Out for lunch with flower power grooviness.....|
On the second day of the style challenge, I opted for the a high bun decked with the flower power of the 1960s grooviness because of the mini length pink embroidered Cheongsam, which I collected from my trip to Taiwan a few years ago.
|Day 3 of the style challenge: 1940s inspired loose waves.....tiki style with a twist!|
What I wore?
Dress: Ohana Evenings Cheongsam by Our Bitsy Prints (shop)
Bag: Vintage 1960s pink raffia purse
Accessories: Vintage 1950s orange and gold brooch plus silver and natural pearl earrings
Shoes: Cork heeled pink sandals from Clarks
Wearing online store Our Bitsy Prints' cotton Ohana Evenings Cheongsam (here), I went with the Honolulu theme to create my very own 1940s inspired Tiki style...through some soft waves created with a wet cold set from pincurls, adding floral accents of blushing orchid. Cut very simply in comfortably loose A-shape and edgy asymmetrical hem, the gorgeous floral prints brings a vibrant feel of summer holidays rolling in the sands by sea and gives one a relaxed understated way to draw tanning focus on one's pins. In other words, at just 5 foot 5 inches tall I can still look like I have pinned up long legs....now what is there not to like about this modern Cheongsam? The look was completed with a gorgeous orange matched gold vintage 1950s brooch (which was a birthday pressie from Rachael) and my cute pink 1960s raffia purse!
|In the lift at work....not many of these 1950s reconstructed lifts are still alive!|
Lastly, I am asking for your help save more lives today, and I believe every single one of you lovely darlings will be able to help by:
- Suggesting something you would like to see me do in order to raise funds for Cancer Research UK through the "Shine Walk"....what else can I do in a Cheongsam or Qipao?
- Sharing or spreading the news about my fundraising.
- UK Mobiles: Texting 'MAYS89 £1' to 70070 to donate
- Cheongsam or Qipao Shops: Bid through donating on my just giving page for your Cheongsam (Qipao) to be worn during the 21km half-marathon night walk by 8th September 2014...the highest bidding donation will win.
- Just GIVE on my just giving page (button below):
For those who might not have heard of Cancer Research UK, it is a charity working to find cures for over 200 different types of cancer, so every pound can really go into saving the world as a cure for cancer truly does not stop in the UK alone. It is a global disease and with your help we can end it sooner. Please give the gift of life to not only my friend WN, but the world that is living with cancer today.....thank you. Also a new series called 'Qipao Lover' featuring fans, collectors, designers, tailors and lovers of the Qipao will be starting on my blog very soon, so do let me know if you have a Cheongsam lover to nominate for a feature right here on my blog. If you would like to join in for some fundraising fun, next week Oxfam is running a #VintageFriday....have a fabulously gorgeous start to the week my kind darlings!
Until the next time,
♥ May xx
PS: Apologies for the lack of makeup in most of the photos....early hours preparation was a bit more challenging in time and practicality.
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