Showing posts with label Chinese New Year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chinese New Year. Show all posts

Friday, 8 February 2013

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year's Eve. It's not until tomorrow, but it's actually already tomorrow in China.

In China, the eve is actually the night people celebrate. Everyone would have a huge family feast and watch the variety show put on by CCTV. Just so happens, it is also my lunar birthday.

When I was in china, my parents would always tell me that the whole country is celebrating my birthday. That statement sure did pump my ego.

But in reality, having my birthday on the only night it's mandatory to celebrate saves my parents a night of marry making.

Don't get me wrong, they are not against marry making, but they are also efficient people. So thus, my true Gregorian calendar birthday is erased from their minds.

It is kind of cool to know that every year my birthday is bound to go out with a bang! It's customary to set off fireworks at midnight to ward away any evil spirits.

So as we welcome in the year of water snake, what are your plans? This is a second chance to start your new year's resolutions again.

To welcome in this occasion, I am going with a less traditional outfit but still incorporating some elements of Chinese New Year celebrations.

Aberdeen Centre Richmond Chinese New Year decorations

Thank you Aberdeen center to doing half the work and providing the perfect back drop.

As for the outfit, I chose to dress in a more subdued colour.

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style

It is the year of the Water Snake after all.

Thus I am echoing that via the Wave Leggings from Romwe. Get them here, Romwe "Big Wave" Leggings

Red and gold are also mandatory colours. Hence my red highlights are making a guest appearance again.

Red hair and gold coin top

The Gold Coin top from Forever21 offers the perfect amount of gold to represent good fortune.

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style, lanterns

My hair even matched this trendy store's decor.

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style

They have also decided to sprinkle in red to welcome the new year.

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style

I hope your new year be filled with happiness, joy and good fortune. A fantastic meal and red pockets filled with money is a great start
as always.

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style, aberdeen mall richmond chinese new year decorations, gods of furtune

Monday, 30 January 2012

Some vintage Bottega, red and black

The year of the Water Dragon is well underway.

Celebrations and activities are still going strong. If I was back in China, I would still be on holidays, and will be into my 8th day of wining and dining.

On second thought... nah, still rather be there during this festive time of year.

Maybe these will bring me home...

Red pumps, Red pumps from Cest La Vie Consignmennt



Bah, one can dream.

I guess I will try my best to celebrate in Vancouver in style.

One traditional act performed to celebrate the new year is shopping! My favourite activity ever.

This year, this baby is my new purchase.

Vintage Bottega Veneta Woven Beige Cross Body Purse, Woven purse, BV, Bottega Veneta purse, Vintage Bottega Veneta Purse

Another goody from Ann's Fabulous Finds. This new to me vintage darling is in like new condition, and buttery soft. Don't let her small stature fool you, she holds everything I need.

The outfit I decided to put together is pretty basic this time.

Red tube top from Forever 21, red tube top, forever 21, Obakki leather skirt, leather skirt, high waisted leather skirt, sheer stockings, red pumps, street style, beautiful hair

Red tube top from Forever 21
Black leather high-waisted skirt from Obakki
Sheer tights

Ah, but wait.

Red tube top from Forever 21, red tube top, forever 21, Obakki leather skirt, leather skirt, high waisted leather skirt, sheer stockings, red pumps, street style, beautiful hair, Fendi B Buckle belt, Fendi Belt, buckle belt, chinese robe, black chinese robe, street style, Chinese New Year Style

I wasn't quite done. It is Chinese New Year after all. I found this robe at Salvation Army Thrift Store. The whole outfit is then cinched nicely by my Fendi B Buckle Belt that I got from Second Look Quality Consignment on Granville.

Red tube top from Forever 21, red tube top, forever 21, Obakki leather skirt, leather skirt, high waisted leather skirt, sheer stockings, red pumps, street style, beautiful hair, Fendi B Buckle belt, Fendi Belt, buckle belt, chinese robe, black chinese robe, street style, Chinese New Year Style, BV, Bottega Veneta woven beige vintage cross body, vintage cross body, vintage bottega veneta, Beige cross body, Chinese New Year Style, Street Style

This would have been the perfect outfit to wear for the China town parade. But I had to work. Oh well, maybe next year.

Red tube top from Forever 21, red tube top, forever 21, Obakki leather skirt, leather skirt, high waisted leather skirt, sheer stockings, red pumps, street style, beautiful hair, Fendi B Buckle belt, Fendi Belt, buckle belt, chinese robe, black chinese robe, street style, Chinese New Year Style, BV, Bottega Veneta woven beige vintage cross body, vintage cross body, vintage bottega veneta, Beige cross body, Chinese New Year Style, Street Style

Happy Continued Chinese New Year! One more week to go until the Lantern Festival that marks the end of the celebrations but the beginning of the rest of the prosperous year.