Monday, October 2, 2017

Childhood Friend's Oriental Wedding

I recently attended the wedding of a friend whom I've known since we were 7 years old, so you can imagine my excitement seeing her so happy!
She had an oriental-themed wedding, so I was actually looking forward to wearing a cheongsam I had, but found out (at the very last minute) I left it in Penang.
*face palm*

So, I had to improvise!
I still wanted to stick to the theme; themed weddings are always so much fun to play dress-up with, and I wouldn't want to give up the opportunity to match other wedding guests, haha.

I decided to go with the most prosperous Chinese colours one could think of; red and gold.
Decided to sprinkle in some dark blue to break them up a little bit, so it doesn't get too predictable.
I love how it turned out, and I'm glad I forgot about that cheongsam I initially wanted to wear!

Dress: Zara
Pumps: Valentino
Clutch: Alexander McQueen
Belt: Gucci
Vintage earrings (not shown): Miriam Haskell
Vintage ring: Christian Dior

This look is definitely a mash of a two oriental influences; Chinese and Japanese.
For the Chinese side, we obviously have the auspicious red and gold tones, with embroidered florals.
For the Japanese side, we have the obi-inspired wide tassel belt and dramatic ruffled-sleeves are a nod to the kimono sleeves with a twist.

STYLING TIP: To play with proportions, I love a wide belt for shapeless dresses because it gives the wearer an illusion of a slim waist, and a metallic one only adds the glam factor!

To play up the oriental-vibe, I added some simple pearl jewelry to my outfit.
They're accents that really tied my whole look together, even though you can't see the earrings clearly.
So here is the pair I wore, by Miriam Haskell:

My vintage pearl ring is by Christian Dior, which I've worn before HERE:

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