Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Two worlds?

Timeless is the style and artistry, but not the popularity of cheongsam. For my mom's generation, most women owned a few cheongsams for daily wear. For our generation, I don't think I know anybody having cheongsam in her wardrobe, except maybe the one for their weddings. Beautiful these cheongsams are, but not many people in the busy street of Central stop by to look at them. See yesterday's photo for close-up.
Ed, it's really Maggie Cheung wearing the red one here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 25, 2006 2:44 PM) : 

belle photo (belle construction) la robe est tres belle.

beautiful photograph (beautiful construction) the dress is very beautiful.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 25, 2006 4:01 PM) : 

firstly i like the b/w bits. Its as though in the 50s.

and yes, maggie cheung is the best model for this cs!

 

Blogger edwin s said ... (October 25, 2006 5:48 PM) : 

yay! more cheongsams! and thanks for maggie and tony!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 25, 2006 7:18 PM) : 

wow...
:))
lisi, your nice photos make me want to own this beautiful cheongsam very much!
beautiful photos!
...Jing

 

Blogger Terra Vecchia said ... (October 25, 2006 7:35 PM) : 

sympa tout ca j'aime bien...

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 25, 2006 9:11 PM) : 

pretty colours, pretty picture, i quite like what you've done with discolouring half of the photo.

 

Anonymous michelle said ... (October 25, 2006 9:12 PM) : 

oh i didn't realise it but yes you point it out Lisi! Its crazy that not long time ago, generation of our mothers in the 70s were still wearing a lot of cheongsams in their daily life. How come this habit has passed away so easily... I didn't think of it but indeed i haven't even ever weared cheongsam in my life yet... Hk is perhaps one of the aisan city where people don't keep taking their traditional dresses... what a shame :P

 

Blogger Thiên said ... (October 25, 2006 9:47 PM) : 

Beautiful shot Lisi. Love the color and b/w. I am enjoying all your photos!

 

Anonymous Monique said ... (October 26, 2006 1:10 AM) : 

I like your play on the colour and black and white. So nice!

 

Blogger Meg Nakagawa said ... (October 26, 2006 2:57 AM) : 

Do you have one, LIsi? I love the contrast between the colourful dresses and the everyday life in B&W. Just getting better and better, aren't you?

 

Blogger Felicia said ... (October 26, 2006 4:53 AM) : 

Really excellent photo Lisi! You captured it all and very nice work with the color & B&W. Coincidence that there is a Nikon advertisement - do you use Nikon?

 

Anonymous w said ... (October 26, 2006 12:15 PM) : 

Lisi, your timing is great in getting that lady into the picture. :-) Btw, I think only someone who is YMBS&A can wear these cheongsams properly. Olivier knows. Pas vous, Olivier?

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (October 26, 2006 12:32 PM) : 

w, u got to educate me (or us?) what is YMBS&A...is it English?

 

Anonymous w said ... (October 26, 2006 12:35 PM) : 

young modern beautiful slim & attractive :-)

 

Anonymous John - Melbourne said ... (October 26, 2006 2:48 PM) : 

Lovely Lisi, the contrast between colour and B & W works really well with the lovely delicate dresses.

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (October 26, 2006 4:12 PM) : 

Meg, I have an "alternative" one made with Financial Times print fabric...

Michelle, the other thing is, somehow not many people can carry cheongsam with the right look; and you are right, we can still see traditional costumes in the streets of Japan, Korea and Thailand but not in HK...

Felicia, no I don't have Nikon but a Panasonic :-)

w, did you make this up?
well...Maggie Cheung is not exactly young, is she? being modern, beautiful and slim = attractive i guess...if you are right then I would have to throw my Financial Times print cheongsam away :-(
((you made up that acronym, didn't u?))

Thanks everybody for the footprints...at first I added the sepia effect to the cheongsam but then I think the other way actually fits better with what I want to say :-)

 

Blogger Kala said ... (October 26, 2006 5:26 PM) : 

these dresses are really nice - i guess i shold say Cheongsam - but they also look expensive - as in $3300 expensive according to the tag =P

 

Anonymous w said ... (October 26, 2006 7:43 PM) : 

Au contraire...see 6/20 hkpd post. :-) Excuse me Olivier, I meant Rudy.

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (October 26, 2006 10:18 PM) : 

w...je comprends...was actually june 29th and I'm just smart to have figured that out...now that becomes YMBS&AS

 

Blogger Meg Nakagawa said ... (October 27, 2006 12:23 PM) : 

Lisi, Financial Times print? That made my day. And a new profile photo! Have a good weekend.

 

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