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The Chinese Tea Ceremony Guide

The Chinese tea ceremony is one of the most important parts of a Chinese wedding. It is often done in an intimate setting where couples serve tea as a way to pay respect and show gratitude towards their families, who in turn bless the newlyweds with words of advice and red envelopes ("lai see"/ "hongbao").   So what happens? Well first, the general rule is that the groom is on the right and the bride on the left. The couple kneels on red cushions placed on the floor whilst serving tea to their families, who will be sitting on chairs. When serving tea, it is vital to serve with two hands and bow slightly forward to ensure the recipient does not have to move forward to receive...

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Our Top 5 Favorite Cheongsam Looks Worn by Celebrities

Cheongsams are extremely flattering, elegant and sophisticated, it’s not surprising that many Hollywood celebrities choose to wear the look. Here are five of our favorites – let us know if you agree! 1. Sienna Miller in Prada - We love how Miller wore this Prada runway look at the New York Film Festival in 2016. The turquoise and black feathered sleeves and hem details really bring the cheongsam inspired look to a whole new level. 2. Taylor Swift in Zuhair Murad - Taylor Swift looked absolutely stunning in a nude sparkly modern qipao gown at the 2012 Grammy Awards. The daring bare-back look instantly modernizes the Cheongsam look. The cap sleeves look great on her as well. 3. Karolina Kurkova in...

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What To Wear For Chinese New Year

With less than a month until Chinese New Year, it’s nearly time to think about what to wear for the occasion. Chinese New Year is a time of change and welcoming new beginnings so it is common to clear out and donate old clothes that you may not want to wear anymore and wear new clothes as a sign of a brand new start to bring in good luck. Of course, there is no special requirement as to what to wear but wouldn’t it be fun to dress up in a contemporary qipao or cheongsam? Our top picks are our “Anemone” co-ord set in gold, our ‘Violet’ tailored qipao set and the ‘Camellias’ lace mini qipao in red or pink...

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101 to Qipao Gown Silhouettes

Qipao dress shopping particularly for brides, can be as overwhelming as shopping for the actual wedding gown. With too many choices out there, it is easy to want all of them. Our advice? Do some research on what style you prefer, then book an appointment with us to start trying on the different styles. Don’t forget though - sometimes what you like may not eventually be the style that looks best on you. Read on for a quick guide to the different dress silhouettes and what is ideal for each body type. Each style is created to cater different body shape and figures, highlighting certain body parts while hiding other concerning parts. Let us know which silhouette you like best!...

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