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.
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
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)