Category: china

Hi I'm just popping in to say I love your…

Hi I'm just popping in to say I love your blog! It's beautiful and I've learned a lot 😀

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Ahh thank you for the encouragement! That’s exactly what I hope for my blog! ^^ (Image via)

Ni Ni 倪妮

Ni Ni 倪妮

Huh, if I might… I have seen in many images …

Huh, if I might… I have seen in many images women having a marking/tattoo-like on their foreheads? Does it mean something or…?

Hi! The markings on the forehead are beauty ornaments called Huadian/花钿. They’re purely ornamental accessories that became fashionable among women during the Tang dynasty. I wrote about Huadian in my posts here, herehere, and here. Also fyi, I have a masterpost that compiles all my previous replies, so please check it out if you haven’t already ^^ (Image via)

Ni Ni 倪妮

Ni Ni 倪妮

Chinese diaspora asking here: I saw the questi…

Chinese diaspora asking here: I saw the questions about making hanfu. Would it be weird for a girl to wear men’s hanfu? I kind of want to own either a zhiju(?) or yuanlingpao since seeing the drawings of female characters wearing yuanlingpao.

Hi, thanks for the question!

It’s definitely not weird for a girl to wear men’s Hanfu! Plus, as I mentioned in my post on unisex Hanfu, both Zhiju and Yuanlingpao are considered unisex garments, as they’ve historically been worn by both men and women. Some examples: 

Zhiju from 挽纱坊:

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Yuanlingpao from 重回汉唐:

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Especially in this day and age, you should feel free to wear whatever kind of Hanfu you like ^^ Hope this helps!

Tang Yan 唐嫣

Tang Yan 唐嫣

Chinese hanfu by 清霄浮烟汉服

Chinese hanfu by 清霄浮烟汉服

Liu Haoran 刘昊然

Liu Haoran 刘昊然

Joan Chen and Vivian Wu for Madame Figaro Apri…

Joan Chen and Vivian Wu for Madame Figaro April 2019 | Chen Chong 陈冲 and Wu Junmei 邬君梅

dressesofchina: National Treasure recreates T…

dressesofchina:

National Treasure recreates Tang-dynasty marble relief 彩绘散乐浮雕 at the Hebei Museum

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvJS7XRhuoU