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28 Jan 2016

Old but New Glamour

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing all black Jackie O style two piece in Shanghai, Qi Bao
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing all black Jackie O style two piece in Shanghai, Qi Bao
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing all black Jackie O style two piece in Shanghai, Qi Bao
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing all black Jackie O style two piece in Shanghai, Qi Bao

Qi Bao Zhen, an ancient town located in western Shanghai, is a fascinating blend of old and new where vendors sell all manner of enticing and sometimes outrageous food, whacky and unusual gifts, and unique clothing and homeware. Winding narrow streets, a golden temple and romantic curving bridges make up this little town with a history spanning over 1000 years. If you're heading to Shanghai at any point, it's worth a visit and nowhere near as touristy as other traditional areas such as Yu Yuan (Yu Gardens). You'll be unlikely to spot many other non-locals here.

I felt a little bit like a First Lady in this outfit so to modernise it I wore a fishtail braid (an instant bad hair day fix, by the way), a slick of red lipstick and some vampish lace up heels to add an element of youth to an otherwise modest and simple outfit.

Wearing:
Lux Deer two piece
Missguided heels
Fendi bag

Photos by my dad.

33 comments :

  1. Very nice selection of photos. I only recently discovered your blog and added it to my RSS feed. I have to admit I am enjoying your posts (even if I am a guy with no fashion sense). Awesome to see that your photographer was your dad.

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    1. Thanks, Mark, I appreciate your lovely words!

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  2. Your photography is exceptional it reminds me of the 80's experimentation with colour fused with the ancient Chinese heritage. Simply beautiful!
    http://www.fadedspring.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Ana! All my dad's doing :)

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  3. I'm going to Shanghai in March so I really enjoyed reading about Qi Bao Zhen. I also totally love your outfit.

    All the Best,
    Allison | www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com

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    1. Oh, I hope you love it! There are so many fantastic things to do there, it's a great city.

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  4. You look amazing in that outfit, Kamara! It's very elegant and chic, and I love how you went for a fishtail braid to make the look more modern. Needless to say, I am in love with the location as well. I really hope to visit Shanghai one day:)

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    1. Thank you, Yulia! I hope you do visit one day, it's such a unique city :)

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  5. I'm so in love with this outfit. You look amazing! I love that you paired it with those strappy heels.

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  6. I love this outfit. The braid plus red lip make it every youthful!
    xoxo
    January
    http://www.thebouncyponytail.com/

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  7. What a great blog you have here! :) I love China and was in Beijing myself last summer! Hope you enjoy your trip! :) x
    Helena
    http://www.ilenczfalva.com
    https://www.instagram.com/helena_de_ilenczfalva/

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    1. Thank you, Helena! I always love being home for a while :)

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  8. You look amazing in that outfit! So elegant and chic. The braid is the perfect finishing touch for this glamorous look. Happy almost Friday beautiful :-)

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! Hope your week is going well x

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  9. What a stunning outfit and the backdrop just makes the whole thing all the better. - Katy

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    1. Thanks, Katy! It's a gorgeous location for shooting.

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  10. These photos are absolutely stunning! I have to visit Shanghai and the area surrounding it. Looks amazing. x Alona

    gentleconfusion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Alona! Shanghai is an amazing city, I definitely recommend you go. X

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  11. I visited China back in 2009 just before I graduated from college, and I loved every second. We unfortunately didn't make it to Shanghi, but would love to go someday. PS. Your braid with that outfit is ON POINT! :)

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    1. It's a stunning country, with so many different faces to it. Shanghai is a must-see, I hope you get to go!

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  12. Such beautiful photos! You look amazing & the scenery is gorgeous!

    TFM BLOG

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  13. You look amazing! Great style and blog you have!

    x

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  14. So classy babe! Shoes on point!
    Kira xxx

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  15. Wow, you look so sophisticated! I love that you can pull off so many different styles.

    T xx

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  16. Picturesque from every perspective :) I would've probably worn the top with leather pants or something, and kicks, but I'm appreciating the throwback to ole world glam. There's something subtly Jackie O about your look xoxo

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