Showing posts from January, 2013

Qipao Love: Part 5 ~ How-To choose and wear a Qipao (Cheongsam) that will love your frame!

A little warning is probably in order my this will be a rather comprehensive How-To Qipao post! I will try to incorporate my own knowledge as well as what I researched through time, to create a rough but helpful guide for ladies who might want to attempt wearing the Qipao! Why do I say attempt? In today's fast paced life the Qipao has become a rather occasional dress even for a faithful admirer like me and I can understand why it might not be the most popular attire in the world, but I also know that many ladies who admire the Qipao might resist the idea of wearing it because of different barriers. Being a lover of the Qipao me I know the fearful qualms and muffin top resistance to wearing a Qipao all too well.....whether it is a matter of figure, budget, impression, style, occasion, look or finding the excuse to wear a Qipao, I hope to be able to offer some help towards a solution and ask that you forgive me if I am too long winded. The Qipao really i…

Qipao Love: Part 4 ~ Tailoring the Qipao.....a dress made for the female form!

Thank youso much my darlings...just wanted to tell you how grateful I am for your continued support in all forms of likes, comments, shares, pins, follows and clicks...and I am utterly thrilled to continue my journey with you walking by my side in the new year of 2013! As we continue on my little passionate journey of the 'Qipao Love', I wanted to answer some questions in my mind on what makes the Qipao an exquisite piece of art, and I thought the best way to do that is probably to look at how a Qipao (or Cheongsam) is actually made. Having altered my ready made Qipao dresses by hand myself, I know it is more than a simple case of stitch according to numbers on the measuring tape, and how delicate the measurements need to be in order to accommodate room to breathe as well as a fitted shape! So this post might be interesting or useful for you talented dress making the research I gathered disclosed some intricate details from the cutting of the fabric to the 36 dif…

LookS: Qipao Love ~ Part 1920s inspired Qipao look!

Happy 2013 my fabulous darlings...and welcome back to 'Walking In May' on this brand new year! I trust that you have all had a lovely Christmas season and apologize for the delay in completing this post...there were just far too many lovely photos to choose from for my 1920s inspired Qipao (Cheongsam) look taken by brilliant photographerTimothy Ward, and so so much I wanted to cover in this one post that editing took a while!

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I have always enjoyed and welcomed collaborations with creative minds...having planned this 1920s inspired Qipao look in detail and with much thought, I really wanted to capture the feeling of the roaring 20s within the look as well as a day photoshoot in the historical Greenwich (London) with creative professional Timothy Ward was just brilliant! …