7/13/2016

Qipao dress










If you never heard of it before, qipao (or cheongsam) is a traditional Chinese dress and it got it's form as we know it today during 1920s. I wanted one since I saw beautiful cheongsams in Vogue couple of years ago. It was in the issue where successful grandmother and equally successful granddaughters all over the globe were interviewed. The grandmother from China wore the most gorgeous cheongsam and granddaughters wore dresses inspired by it. Since then I started searching for the dress all over the place.

I even toyed with the idea to get a top or a jacket, similar to the one Julia Roberts wore in Notting Hill. Yep, we all know I'm sucker for the fashion featured in movies. Anyways, I found this one on Etsy (the Meka for all things vintage and hard to find) and I've been wearing it since. It turns out you can wear it all the time, I know a lot of people opt for cheongsams for formal events. It's classy, it's unique and most importantly, it's very comfortable.



Ako nikada pre niste čuli za njega, ćipao (ili čeongsam) je u stvari kineska haljina, i svoj oblik i formu koju mi danas poznajemo dobila je tokom dvadesetih godina 20. veka. Ovakvu haljinu sam želela od kad sam videla prelepi čeongsam u Vogu pre nekoliko godina. To je bilo u izdanju u kome su uspešne žene širom sveta predstavljene sa svojim jednako uspešnim unukama. Žena iz Kine je nosila predivan čeongsam, dok su njene unuke nosile haljine inspirisane njime. Od tada tražila sam takvu haljinu svuda.

Čak sam razmišljala da možda nabavim bluzu ili jaknu, sličnu onoj koju Džulija Roberts nosi u filmu Noting Hil. Da, svi znamo da lako padam na modu iz filmova. Da skratim priču, ovu haljinu sam pronašla na sajtu Etsy (koji je Meka za sve vintage stvari kao i one koje se teško nalaze) i nosim je od tada. Ispostavilo se da možete da je nosite stalno, znam da se dosta ljudi opredeljuje da nosi čeongsam za formalne prilike. Elegantan je, jednistven, i najvažnije, jako udoban.



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Asos watch
Vintage and Pandora rings
Vintage bracelets





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