My friend Rosalind organizes a Chinese New Year party every year. The new year is already nearly tow weeks old, but she had the party actually late due to scheduling conflicts. Getting the Wood Center ballroom at the university for a crowd of more than 200 people is not an easy thing, especially arround Valentine’s Day. All student groups, then want the room for their pre-/post Valentine’s Day events. But we aren’t kids any more, so the fact that the celebration is late is better than never.
I picked this red and black dress with little cropped jacket. It’s sort a variation of my sheath with cropped boxy jacket or with cardigan style. Furthermore, it comes very close to the traditional dress for the occasion, which is a red cheongsam.
While traditionally black and white are no-nos, the young generation wear what they want. I’m not an Old Lady and I always wear what I want. What do you think about this beauty? Black is my favorite color closely followed by red. Red means happiness, passion and luck. Especially, when it’s your zodiac year.
According to my friend, it’s also a thing to wear something sentimental. Thus, the jade bangle which is a gift from a girl-friend who moved to the DC area seemed a good fit as an accessory. Jade is also the Alaska state gem. Why now wearing Alaska jewelry when you live there, right? You want the right accessories for great style.
Black, red or nude shoes with the cheongsam?
… or maybe an animal print like my leopard print stilettoes with satin tango shoes?
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So I tried them all on. Trying things out is the fun part about dressing. What’s your favorite part about wearing something new?
To show off the Manadrin collar, I went with a ballerina-inspired updo. Here is how I styled the velvet floral print clothing.
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The other outfits of the Chinese New Year fashion show
Here are the photos of the clothing pageant. Well there are also some cool looks from Fairbanks women wearing what is Fairbanks Formal. See the link for a definitions and further examples. Enjoy the fashion show of traditional looks.
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Which outfit is your favorite?
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Top of the World Style linkup
Welcome to the 194th Top of the World Style linkup party.
Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav
You clicked Melody Jacob’s post the most which showed a savvy fashionable dress and trench coat look in this spring/summer Pantome trendy colors. Living coral and tan. How great a color combination is that? She blogs at Melody Jacob.
Top of the World OOTD My Fav
I picked Martina’s posts on the 10 Must-haves a woman has to have in her wardrobe. She blogs at Lady 50 Plus. Her Canadian tuxedo with shirt is so down my fashion lane. Love this “East of the boarder look!” Or is it a Texas Tux?
Top of the World Style Winner
Shellie, the blogger at The Fab Journey became the Top of the World Style Winner. She presented a jumper LBD with a gray top. Great classic casual.
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Photos of the models and me: G. Kramm
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