Jan 31, 2013

*** Elegent Embroidered Silk Chi-Pao Dress

The Chi-pao was first designed during the Qing dynasty in China around the 17th century. It was created just for royalty with its original design of loose-fitting and the dress would reach down to the insteps. The traditional Chi-pao dresses were embroidered and often made from silk. By the 1920s in China, the Chi-pao dresses had gained vast popularity and many women favored them as their must-have wardrobes. Over the next 30-40 years, the Chi-pao became shorter and more form-fitting. Now a close-fitting dress with a high neck and short sleeves looking:

*** Romantic Ruffle Flounce Stand Collar Blouse

The air is filled with the scent of floral sweetness...

*** Sensual Black Lace Short Dress

An elegant black lace short dress - it is a perfect look for a special occasion and such an undeniable fancy...

Jan 26, 2013

*** Forever Classic Black and White - Black Givenchy Dress of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

In early 1960s' New York, there was an old-fashioned atmosphere of the 1930s - 1940s, not so strong, like a cup of coffee near the bottom of the remnants faintly discernible bearing original flavor. Still in the 1960s' New York, the atmosphere was not exaggerated vigilance in upcoming years. We did not see a trace of anxiety and agitation, hippies perhaps still were on the road ...

*** Forever Classic Black and White - Anna Karenina in Black Velvet

 Anna was not in lilac, the colour Kitty was so sure she ought to have worn, but in a low-necked black velvet dress which exposed her full shoulder and bosom that seemed carved out of old ivory, and her rounded arms with the very small hands. Her dress was richly trimmed with Venetian lace. In her black hair, all her own, she wore a little garland of pansies, and in her girdle, among the lace, a bunch of the same flowers. Her coiffure was very unobtrusive. The only noticeable things about it were the wilful ringlets that always escaped at her temples and on the nape of her neck and added to her beauty. Round her finely chiselled neck she wore a string of pearls. Kitty had been seeing Anna every day and was in love with her, and had always imagined her in lilac, but seeing her in black she felt that she had never before realized her full charm. She now saw her in a new and quite unexpected light. She now realized that Anna could not have worn lilac, and that her charm lay precisely in the fact that her personality always stood out from her dress, that her dress was never conspicuous on her. And her black velvet with rich lace was not at all conspicuous, but served only as a frame; she alone was noticeable — simple, natural, elegant and at the same time merry and animated.
Banana Republic’s Anna Karenina Collection