New Art in Old Beijing: Part II

New Art in Old Beijing {Part 2} @ - MANGO Shirt DressNew Art in Old Beijing {Part 2} @ - MANGO Shirt Dress
As promised, here’s Part II to my recent post New Art in Old Beijing: Part I.

As I continued to walk around the 798 Art District in Beijing, I couldn’t help but notice that each little corner made me feel a different way, whether it was some black graffiti on a white door, or a brick-walled cafe reminiscent of a European coffee shop.  I was no longer in any particular country, or even time period.  Being among art transcended the limits of description.  And these are the moments I love most – when it truly takes photos to speak a thousand words and describe my experiences best.

Since I already covered my dress and shoes in my first post, I’ll talk about my accessories here.  Both cuffs were found separately in small boutiques that specialize in handmade jewelry.  Here’s a similar gold t-bar cuff, the Elizabeth and James Sol Cuff.  This type of cuff exudes modern style in its symmetry and simplicity.  On my other wrist, I chose a gold cuff with an onyx quartz stone.  Here’s one that’s actually a hybrid between a stone cuff and t-bar: the Kate Spade Beach Stone Cuff in an aqua color perfect for summer.  I like to think that one of my wrists had a more modern look while the other was the opposite, the product of minerals overlapping over time to create a stone.

This was a similar theme in my Beijing trip.  I saw historical and contemporary art, all in the same day.  Two very different genres, yet equally inspiring to me.  I love modern art and all things minimalist.  Yet there’s undoubtedly a place in my heart for intricate pieces of tradition and history.  Both concepts evoke feelings I constantly try to express through my style choices, whether in my wardrobe or in my living space.

Together, they co-exist to form not just my personal style, but a way of thinking and living – a lifestyle.
New Art in Old Beijing {Part 2} @ - MANGO Shirt Dress New Art in Old Beijing {Part 2} @ - MANGO Shirt Dress New Art in Old Beijing {Part 2} @ - MANGO Shirt DressNew Art in Old Beijing {Part 2} @ - MANGO Shirt Dress

Takeaway:  Accessories communicate who you are and what you’re about, so don’t be afraid to use different but complementary pieces of jewelry on each wrist!

Dress:  MANGO Flowy Shirt Dress

Clutch:  Tory Burch Reva Leather Clutch

Heels:  YSL Tribute Patent Sandal in Similar Dark Nude

Shades:  Valentino (Similar Lanvin Gradient Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Gold Cuff:  Custom (Similar Elizabeth and James Sol Cuff)

Stone Cuff: Custom (Similar Kate Spade Beach Stone Cuff)

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Jean Chen September 14, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Nice post and nice outfit!

  • Reply MANGO Shirt Dress in Beijing's 798 Art District | Hey Sesame July 13, 2015 at 12:54 am

    […] the talking.  Well, the art spoke so much that I was forced to do 2 separate posts.  Lucky you.  Part II, to be continued next […]

  • Leave a Reply