Sunday, February 10, 2013

{Style Inspiration} Eastern Promise

In honour of Chinese New Year, here are some beautiful vintage Chinese adverts and posters dating from the 1930s to 1950s - I love that in some the girls are dressed in traditional style Chinese clothing, and in others western fashions.












13 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! I actually found a restaurant here in Sydney that has many genuine vintage posters from around Asia... http://instagram.com/p/VNtoUQpUyv/

    Happy Chinese new year! I've been celebrating hard - lots of yummy Chinese food!

    Nora
    NoraFinds

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  2. Sweet Charlotte, I positively adore this post and find it so timely. I've very much been in an Asian inspired mood lately - more so that anytime I can recall in recent years - and just bought my first vintage (1950s) Asian inspired dress earlier this year. Fantastic images, thank you so much for posting all these Asian gems.

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. I love these posters. I have a few myself. My friend's father had been a Merchant Captain and brought quite a lot of interesting things back from his travels. I remember we unearthed these from the attic trunks as teenagers and her mother divided them between us.

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  4. These posters are fantastic! I just love all the styles and all the colours!! So beautiful.

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  5. Love this post so much! I had an antiques shop and every so often we'd sell fur stoles to Japanese women to wear over Kimono. (goodness knows nobody else was buying them!)
    I like seeing the furs worn by these Chinese ladies too. They do look elegant with the lush fabrics.

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  6. These remind me of Wong Kar Wai's 'In the Mood for Love' in which Maggie Cheung wears the most fabulous collection of 60's cheongsam dresses. It's a great film anyway, but well worth watching for the dresses alone!

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  7. I love chineese vintage clothes but they are always so, so SMALL!!!

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  8. How LOVELY....cheongsams are so beautiful!

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  9. What lovely pictures! Must get myself a dress like that at some point,

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  10. Really lovely, and very elegant too - great idea. :)

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  11. It's jsut like Wong Kar-Wai's "In The Mood For Love"! Beautiful!

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  12. What a beautiful blog thank you so much for sharing Charlotte

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  13. thanks for sharing. this is such abeautiful inspiration.

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