Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Do the Lion Dance

This outfit pic is quite an old one but I thought I might as well post it up! My arms look wierdly long...
Top (HK) Skirt (Bread and butter, HK) Tights (Topshop) Oxfords (Topshop) Chains (Vintage)
I tried to organise some bangles and bracelets on a little vase that once belonged to my grandad. He used to collect all manner of things, some of which were antiques and others were frankly bits of rubbish (which includes the likes of a giant prawn made from solid Jade, which funnily enough, is still in that cabinet as no one seems to want it) It was funny seeing what new things appeared in his display cabinet after his trips to China and Hong Kong and what, as kids what we could get away with playing with.

He used to have one of those lion costumes for the Chinese lion dances at New Year. My cousins (5 of us were similar ages) used to have so much fun with it, having goes at being the head , pulling the strings that make the mouth flap and trying to emulate the dance and generally being silly. We really loved it and I really do miss those summers spent at my grandparents as a kid :)
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47 comments

  1. that must be fun to play with the lion head.

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  2. love the picture of the bracelts around the clock

    and yourtights are cute
    lol @ long arms ..

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  3. i love the piles of the accessories. so cute. mine's on empty boxes of chocolates.

    lovely outfit. i like you in dresses. very very cute

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  4. you have a whole lot of bracelets. I like the way you organise them.

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  5. win, kudos on your outfit! you pair up separates so well:) also kudos on the new header.. me loves it!

    much love
    eden

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  6. Luv the huge pockets...Love the traditional Lion Dance...roarrr*

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  7. I love the jewelry pile :) It is so bright and colorful and happy!

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  8. I so love the colors. So those balls..how are those made? If you don't mind me asking..makes me think of something..that sometimes turns out OK when I crochet balls for my cat. But I've never done anything the size of a tennis ball.

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  9. I love the pockets on your outfit you posted. The perfect dress to take you through the year & the tights are just beautiful with it. I really liked the info on this post.

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  10. such cool things. you look so charming. & I love the last photo too. That must be a fun celebration to be a part of.

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  11. I do love how the sun is a part of the photo in the first shot. You do have a way of styling things..even the accessories.

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  12. This might be my favorite outfit of yours yet, lady. Love the suspender-y details on the skirt.

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  13. Reminds me of my days in S.F.!!! Loving your outfit luv!

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  14. Great tights! I used to look forward to seeing lion dance so much. Nice I am just scared of them =x

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  15. You look cute! My sister and I were in a lion performance and we were both the back or body of the lion. It was fun, but we'd get so tired flapping our arms through the routine!

    xo, Becs

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  16. Long arms...hmmm...well, at least you could reach things on high shelves!

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  17. Your arms sooo DO NOT look weird. What a fun post! Check out my giveaway this week. You'll luv it.

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  18. I want to play with a lion costume!

    I like your bracelet organization.

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  19. What a gorgeous pile of bracelets! That watch is fantastic.

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  20. I like the combinations of dark colours, I hadn't noticed your arms till you pointed them out! I love your picture of the bracelets, and the one bracelet I like the most is the one that has knit balls, it is so cool!

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  21. Thanks so much for the note. Oh, yeah, those little tidbits you find out from one another can sometimes change everything..or become a secret of some kind, too.

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  22. Looks like so much fun!!!! That vase is gorgeous. Your outfit is very pretty, I love the color of the tights. I'm really in need of some tights other then plain drabby black but I haven't really been able to find and I really like.

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  23. What a great way to store your bangles, so much better than hiding them in a drawer.

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  24. Its good to hear from you. Thanks for the note. Hopefully, you are having a sunny week.

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  25. Sounds fun! haha. Your skirt is really cute ;)

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  26. This is such a nice way to store your bangles :).

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  27. Adorable outfit! I love the teal tights..

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  28. I love the color of your tights and the way you've organized your bracelets! I need more bracelets...

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  29. i like this assortment of jewellery!

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  30. Oh wow your jewelry is really nice!! And i love that cool picture of the lion! You have great pics on this post! Cute!
    Cheers

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  31. Love your skirt, the pockets are so wonderful. Ooh and that vase looks so pretty! Aww sounds like you all had a lovely time with the lion costume :) Oh, and you are officially down on the project list dear.

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  32. I love the blue tights. Nice set up with the bangles on the vase.

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  33. That skirt is awesome, I love the pockets! I have that flower watch too, how weird!? x

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  34. Really cute outfit--I love the suspender skirt. Your bracelets look quite pretty.

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  35. Love the skirt and tights...cool pics :)

    xox, mavi

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  36. Hi there-I love your black outfit, black is a great summer choice!! Lovely pictures too, those bangles are great!

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  37. Winnie,

    I am so familiar to this chinise lion...every carnival, we have a lion like this in the old streets of downtown, in the city where I live....it is always so beautiful and fun to see!

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  38. First off: love that outfit. You always do the best layering!

    Secondly: your grandad sounds awesome. An entire lion costume? My (cajun) grandparents had Maudi Gras beads and coins- not a whole costume. I feel cheated somehow hahaha ;)

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  39. lovely outfit. Colors combinations it´s gorgeous.

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  40. That is such a CUTE outfit!
    xGladys

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  41. Aw, what a sweet story. Your grandfather was wonderful letting you kids play with his treasures. I bet that lion costume was so much fun!

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  42. oooh, like the colour of your tights!

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