The Cheongsam Challenge: Day 9

A very good Sunday morning to one and all.

I wish to thank everyone who has been following Suzanne’s Cheongsam Challenge diligently, and I hope you will like my Day 9 ensemble today. Each new day your kind comments serve as an encouragement to continue sharing my cheongsam collection with you.

Today feels like a ‘green day’ so I am wearing a brocade cheongsam in an eye-catching emerald green with circlets of gentle silver florets. The texture of the fabric lends itself well to emphasizing a well-cut and tailored outfit…don’t you agree?

While colour experts say green represents growth and also is the colour of jealousy! Hmm, I think ’emerald green’ still is the most apt way to describe the rich colour of this cheongsam fabric.

As the overall fabric pattern is rather subtle, I opted for a diagonal right shoulder opening, highlighted with a purple satin trim around the collar, sleeves and hem edges. For the Chinese buttons in the same purple satin, I chose rather flowery-shaped ones. What a marvellous colour combination this is. Emerald green and purple.

To echo the dainty silver florets, I accessorized with an all crystal set. And yes, I strung them up myself….even till now at 93, I still like creating ‘bling’, as the younger generation calls jewellery.

Oh, and paired with pale silvery-gold filigree evening sandals, I think the ensemble is ‘complete’ for an elegant night out on the town?

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I wish everyone a day that is blessed with peace and joy!






The Cheongsam Challenge: Day 8

The colour red is festive, passionate, fiery on the one hand, while on the other, it is used to signal danger. Did anyone say it’s the colour of Santa too? Yes, indeed it is.

However, when a 93-year young lady dresses in a soothing shade of chilli red, punctuated with dainty embroidered flowers, it speaks volumes… which can be surmised in one word…. WOW!

I realise there is a name to describe that type of fabric, but for the life of me, I cannot remember what it is called. (That is the 93-year young brain for you!)

For contrast and to enhance the powerful red, I chose citrine accessories (which happen to complement the pale golden satin trim around the collar and side shoulder opening with Chinese buttons) plus my red bow sandals.

Alright, now that I am all ready and dressed for Day 8 of Suzanne’s Cheongsam Challenge – shall we go paint the town RED?

Have a lovely day and God bless us all.


The Cheongsam Challenge: Day 6

Good day to everyone! Trust you are off to a well-coordinated day?

As a batik sarong fabric enthusiast, I have them in many bright colour tones but this particular cheongsam has been fashioned out of a classic blue on blue and white!

This being Day 6 of Suzanne’s Cheongsam Challenge, it gives me great delight to show you my ‘porcelain coloured’ outfit!

To bring the blues out of their safe zone, I paired it with coral accessories (which incidentally, are my own creations).

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I am wearing plain black sandals with this cheongsam (and sorry to not be able to show it in this photograph.)

At 93, you can say “A cheongsam a day, keeps Suzanne happy and the blues at bay”!

God bless us all and have a wonderful day.