Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Photo Swoon – Beijing Beauty

vintage photo of Chinese woman in Cheongsam qipao dress
{Image via Smitten Kitten on Pinterest}
This classic beauty is kicking off an Eastern inspired weekend for me. She is just the first lovely intro into a fun Saturday Shop Talk and Sunday Snag, so stay tuned! 

Judging by the furnishings and her outfit/style, I would say this photograph was shot in the late 1950's to early 1960's. The dress style is a cheongsam or form fitting Chinese dress that altered a bit as it moved West and became popular here. Come back on Sunday for a fuller description of this style and its history. 

Don't you just love her elegant look? The floral sateen of her dress softens the quite masculine decor she's photographed in. I also particularly like the tiny fan like detail at the neck clasp of the dress that accents her face and bobbed haircut. 

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20 comments:

  1. hi dear!!
    AMAZING!!
    Iwait for you for a magic fashion and lifestyle post!
    HAVE A NICE WEKK END!!
    Kisses from Rome Federica
    smartchicdietreadbooksandfly.blogspot.it

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  2. Beautiful photo! The dress looks gorgeous and the colours of this photo are so soft, warm and romantic. And I love her hair-do, too.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Jamie!
    x

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  3. Wow, I just went back through all of the past week's photos. I'm in love with your blog!

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  4. She is so beautiful. I love her dress. I always wanted a dress like this one.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  5. Beautiful!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Jamie.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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  6. Love the silky sheen of the dress! And of course the leather chaise! Have a great weekend!
    Sandy
    www.savardstudios.blogspot.com

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  7. I inherited a dress for my mother like this.

    She was much tinier than me, so I haven't had the heart to alter it just yet.

    www.GirlwithaNewLife2.com

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  8. Gorgeous! It somehow looks so modern/current!

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  9. That IS a stunning picture!

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  10. What a gorgeous picture. I'm happy to have found you and your lovely blog through the blog hop.

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  11. She is very beautiful.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  12. You are so attuned to the details. I learn so much from you. Have a great weekend.
    Jayne
    Handmade Cuties

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  13. That dress is absolutely stunning. I love it!

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  14. It's actually quite an amazing picture!I love the dress and the model's facial expressions, she looks so innocent but at the same time very seductive! I love it!

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  15. I absolutely love this style! Thanks so much for posting this photo.

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  16. I do love her elegant look and the dress is classically beautiful.

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