LookS/Review: Mods to the East...with a 1960s swing on Lark and Peony's vintage inspired Cheongsam!
|London's calling....as Big Ben chimes in a distance!|
|Under the pavilion in London's Chinatown.....|
|With the elegantly groovy Rachael in 50s styled full petticoat......|
|Close up of my 60s beehive....|
The first time I saw Lark and Peony’s Hsi Shih in Turquoise Vintage Floral I was captivated by the vibrant colours and floral grooviness of the pattern….it just screamed a fabulous 1930s turned 1960s flower power vibe! The design itself is simply minimalistic in a non-fussy low mandarin collar, A-shaped main and above knee length. The fabric is light and soft against one’s skin, which is best for spring or summer and will work well in countries with warm climates, as it is unlikely to stick to you even if you happen to start sweating and should dry easily too. As it is also lined with a simple white layer, it is likely to become a wearable and versatile daily piece in any wardrobe. I can see myself wearing it again and again….whether it is dressing with pretty accessories for brunch with the girls or a slicking up to smart day at the office under a blazer….the Hsi Shih Turquoise Vintage Floral Cheongsam will live up to positive expectations. My criticism would be a greed for more choice of fabric types, as I would love to see Lark and Peony experiment with linen or perhaps even chiffon with beautiful prints. From the Hsi Shih Cheongsam I have come to understand that Lark and Peony is about the glorious prints on fabric, the showcase of vibrantly bold landscapes, which is accentuated by the classical and simple cutting of the dress…I am sure you can see from Caroline’s lovely photos that the print tells a beautiful story of its own. Inspired by the Chinese legend of a beautiful female spy Hsi Shih, but creating a new story for each modern woman to conquer her everyday life….so grab the Hsi Shih and be inspired today!
[Please note that prices are in Singapore Dollars, which is very roughly divided by 2 to find the price in British pounds…please check current conversion rates. Lark and Peony (here) is an online shop specialising in modern Cheongsam designs and produce limited pieces of each design.]
Dress: Hsi Shih in Turquoise Vintage Floral...Cheongsam by Lark & Peony [link]
Bag: Vintage...1960s styled
Shoes: Jean Claude Monderer from La Fayette, Paris (past season)
Coat: Glamorous (past season...with buttons I sewed on)
|From 1950s to 1960s......|
Hopefully you darlings will like my 1960s inspired look worthy of a fashionably tailored Mod, and be inspired to create your own looks with the Cheongsam...which really can be as wearable as you make it! [Just in case you have missed it, catch up with what we got up to in Chinatown here: www.walkinginmay.com/qipao-love-part-15beehive-bubble-tea] Coming up next will be some exciting posts from my recent 1930s Birthday bash, as well as revealing my very special one piece Walking In May Exclusive Cheongsam by the Lady General. Have an utterly groovy and fabulous weekend darlings!
Until the next time,
♥ May xx
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~Photos by Walking In May's Official Photographer:
Caroline Opacic Photography (Link)