Taking a break from fashion

Monday, 11 February 2013
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I'm all fashioned out at the moment after being bombarded with hundreds of runway photos. Don't get me wrong. I like fashion like most gals out there but there comes a saturation point where you don't want to see another report where the fashion show is dissected like a science experiment.

So.....I'm chillin' out and taking a break just for a couple of days. It's Chinese New Year at the moment so it's been fun hanging out with fellow emigrant orphans (a term to describe those of us who have NO family members in the UK) from Borneo, slurping long life noodles (a Fuzhou tradition) while reminiscing about how we used to celebrate Chinese New Year back in Asia. It was a happy time filled with firecrackers, lion dance and hong baos (red packets). Gong Xi Fa Cai and 新年快乐!





27 comments:

  1. What beautiful photos! I love the colors. Happy new year! I was thinking about how we celebrate in Fiji too. My brother has been busy with the lion and dragon dances. I wish I were in Fiji (my mum is part Chinese,so we've always celebrated) :)

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  2. Hi there! Happy Chinese New Year, see you soon! x

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  3. Gong Xi Fa Cai, Marlene :) I'm SO missing the atmosphere back in Kuching. Being orphaned here, I know no other Asian families so CNY is usually a small, quiet affair with the five of us enjoying a simple dinner :) I miss the deafening fire crackers, looking at people at the mahjong tables, exchanging oranges, eating so much until I can barely roll home, the cookies, the keropok with achar, the bakpoh (yums) and, yes, I even miss dolling out angpows. Ah well, it is what it is, huh?

    xo Sheela xo

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  4. Happy new year Marlene! It's been a while since I last stopped by, just checking in to say hi. Hope you've been having some fantastic new year feasts and family time. The hubby and I celebrated the other night with a traditional 4 hour long eatfest haha. Beautiful photos, what glorious sunlight you've been having.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  5. Happy Chinese New Year !
    It's good to keep your traditions, especially to pass on to your daughter !
    Enjoy !

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  6. I know how you feel! I always try & catch up with the shows at the end of each day & usually enjoy it, but this year is seems like a bit of a chore! I think it's because I'm finding NYFW in general quite boring this year, only a few shows have really stuck out.
    Anyway... Hope you have a nice little break & Happy Chinese New Year! :)

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  7. Happy new year! Hope the year of the snake turns out wonderfully for you. Lovely photos, by the way.

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  8. Happy Chinese New Year! Those are some beautiful, beautiful pictures! And I feel the same about fashion right now, I get inspired by it still and am loving some trends, but I am happy with the clothes that I have, planning to downsize, in fact and don`t really have wishes to change things currently.

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  9. Gong Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year. Hey, I'm the same. In all honesty, I quite often avoid looking at the new collections for that very reason, and also to avoid disappointment (which has been a reoccurence as of late with some of my fave designers)

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  10. Kong Hei Fat Choi! Enjoy your break, I agree there can be too much fashion!

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  11. Enjoy your break. Chinese New Years is a big deal here as we have huge celebrations in San Fran and Oakland

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  12. Happy New Year! Hope it's a great year for you and your family filled with many blessings.

    Love the spring flowers- I can't wait for everything to be in bloom.

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  13. Happy CNY! yeah its only healthy to be taking breaks right now with things getting more hectic as you go. all the best :)

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  14. Happy New Year! Will email you back soon, you are awesome. xxx

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  15. Happy Chinese New Year Marlene. Beautiful pictures. I bow to your photo taking magnificence. Enjoy your time off.

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  16. Beautiful photos. Hope you and your family have a lovely new year.

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  17. Happy New Year!! Love the photos, as usual!

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  18. I totally understant the need to do a fashion cleanse, I'm there with you! Happy Chinese New Year and enjoy the celebrations!
    Catherine xx
    www.pearlsandcaramel.com

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  19. Happy Chinese New Year my friend! Funny that I am also feeling the same way...I'm a bit tired of everything right now, just want to relax and not go shopping for a while, cleanse and relax. Wishing you the best year of the snake!

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  20. love these photos. know what you mean about being fashioned out. was in KL for chinese new year and my internet connection was incredibly frustrating so i had to force myself to take a break and it was nice :) hope you had an awesome new year with the fam xx

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  21. Belated happy new year marlene! Hope you got to eat yee sang and a whole lot more!

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