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New Art in Old Beijing: Part I

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On my visit to Beijing, my high school friend Tiffany who is a well-known Chinese art curator there, suggested the 798 Art District for inspiration.  Upon arrival, I thought my taxi driver had taken me to the wrong place, because all I saw were industrial style factory buildings.  Venturing into its nooks and crannies, however, I discovered a new world unexpected in Old Beijing, full of amazing contemporary art in all forms, with remnants of its political past still preserved on the brick walls.

Staying true to my Lazy Sundays, I had on my silky MANGO shirt dress in Medium Brown.  This color is more of an elegant satin mink (and currently on sale I might add! Totally eyeing the nude one.)  Who knew a seemingly shapeless dress could go the distance on a hot summer’s day?  Never judge a dress on a hanger; it’s how you carry it that counts!  I also took some shots with a belt for comparison, but I much prefer the less structured look.

I wore minimal jewelry, just a delicate gold cuff and another cuff with an onyx quartz stone on it.  In the debate between silver and gold, more often than not I go for the gold.  For my shoes, I opted for my most comfortable YSL Tribute Patent Sandals (similar color shown here in Dark Nude).  A simple outfit, it was.  My goal was to let the art around me do 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 week.

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Takeaway:  When wearing an earthy color, go for shiny patent leather sandals and a dark clutch to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

Dress:  MANGO Flowy Shirt Dress – On Sale!

Clutch:  Tory Burch Reva Leather Clutch

Heels:  YSL Tribute Patent Sandal in Similar Dark Nude

Shades:  Valentino (Similar Lanvin Gradient Cat-Eye Sunglasses– On Sale!

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  • Reply Part 2: MANGO Shirt Dress in Beijing's 798 Art District | Hey Sesame July 13, 2015 at 12:35 am

    […] As promised, here’s Part II to my recent post New Art in Old Beijing: Part I. […]

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