It is Day 11 of Suzanne’s Cheongsam Challenge and my choice of batik cheongsam plays on the deep and rich colours of exotic spices.
The front of the cheongsam features the ‘head’ panel of the batik sarong, and it seems to be influenced by the characteristics of Moroccan or Turkish design elements.
Deep colour tones of the batik patterns reflect the likes of chilli powder, cayenne pepper, cumin seeds, star anise, yellow curry powder and black peppercorn. I feel like I just walked in to an exotic spice shop, out of the pages of The Mistress of Spices and came away with a bag of aromatic spices. (Yes, I can almost smell them too!)
The Mistress of Spices: in case you have not read it or watched the movie, check it out.
The trim highlights the opening on both shoulder sides, and is in deep, matt gold satin. Just the perfect complement to my sandals.
To anchor the colours of the batik, I am wearing metallic black magnetite accessories. I have always believed in embellishing one’s outfit with accessories. Even at 93, not a day goes by without such finishing touches to my ensemble.
Have a wonderful day and God bless.