Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saucy Lulu & Akira at the Asian Feast

Today I went to my cousin's "birthday" (which was really a disguise for his engagement party), the dress theme was 'Asian', as was the food. Oriental outfits being one of my favourite, I thought I'd have an absolute ball and dress in a kimono, but toned it down in the last minute, although I wish I hadn't. Everyone went all-out, and there were so many elaborate Asian outfits at the party! A full Korean costume (I had never seen one in real life, so beautiful!), full-length kimonos & obis, samurai outfits, vietnamese & chinese outfits, and as it turns out, I was the one underdressed for once! I had to point out the kimono sleeves on my top, and my geisha-ish shoes, when someone asked if I came dressed in an 80's theme instead of Asian...



Top: Saucy Lulu vintage muslin cloth, beaded & sequinned, kimono sleeves, and sash at the back

Thought I'd share some pics of the Asian food with you all. My family gatherings always revolve around food, and we certainly know how to enjoy it...

Sushi (Japanese)
Kuey (Malaysian dessert) in foreground & 'Turtle backs' (Chinese) in background

76 comments:

  1. Yummy food pics! Sounds like a fab party!

    And that kimono sleeve top looks divine on you!

    xoxox,
    CC

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a beautiful outfit, Honey! ;) U are really pretty!

    XoXo

    ReplyDelete
  3. OOOhhh! you were gorgeous! that kimono sleewes top is amazing, I like the color of the print with the white background and embroyderies on it, so stylish and elegant! I think this is quite a geisha look...cool as always!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love how you pair this outfit, East meet West!very exotic looking!. The top likes modern kimoto.
    The food look so delicious. Love Asian food!
    Have fun,
    Hanh,
    www.life-in-travel.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. whoah the food looks so delicious ! And i love how your outfit turned out !
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. nem sei o que dizer.. primeiro o seu look ta cmpletamente divinal! os sapatos .. as calsas.. o top é simplesmente unico e divinal! e a comida?? meu deus eu sou fan de comida asiatica e essa esta realmente com optimo aspecto.. e muita coisa que nunca experimentei! resumindo.. estou agora CHEIA de fomeee!!! nao posso olhar mais para aqui! xD bjinhos xxx

    ReplyDelete
  7. fabulous kimono!! you should show your all outfit still! ;)
    i want coconut rice now! ive never had it before.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love your shirt! And I'm just totally drooling at the food... YUMMMM

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great outfit, superb food!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Food looks delicious. Love your top.

    ReplyDelete
  11. oh god! the food looks delicious! And your Saucy Lulu blouse looks amazing on you, it drapes beautifully! I love the soft pallete of colors.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Before I even read your post I knew you had the Asian thing going from your top. Modern version =) You look gorgeous! I can relate with the food in parties! We are like that too - my mom explained that it is rude and embarrassing not to have enough food served for guests and that it is always better to have extra than be short of it. Culture maybe? Anyway, verything looks yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  13. oh yummm!!!! to the food and to your stella wedges. and that always happens to me, i get cold feet at last minute of a costume party and end up in something underdressed and underwhelming while everyone else is all out and having a ball. *sigh* i still think you look lovely though.

    and it is so true, asian parties are always revolving around food. That's why i am looking forward to my grandfather's 80th in July in Hong Kong, partially because i can't wait to shop my little heart out, but also because the food is going be so damn amazing. my mouth is watering thinking of it.

    Oh and guess what? The acne store opened yesterday! i went and had a look and they cherry-picked all the great stuff that i love but have never been able to find online/in my size, so i'm very excited. There was even the acne top i was going to buy when i was in new york, then changed my mind, but now think i will buy hahahaha. :)

    XXX

    ReplyDelete
  14. That blouse is gorgeous and the food looks amazing. I really want to see you in your kimono now!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Firstly you look so glamourous, you gorgeous thing!!!
    That fruit in jelly looks delicious

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hey babe. I'm back in the blogsphere, but I'm going to be blogging from For The Sake Of Fashion.
    Beijinhos

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a gorgeous outfit all the same! I love the sleeves on the top & the softness of it. It works well with the loose structure of the pants =)

    ReplyDelete
  18. The print of that top is gorgeous.

    And the fooooooooood! You have me drooling at my laptop, darling!

    Bisous,
    La C.

    ReplyDelete
  19. That food is gorgeous, my jaw is permantley open....uhg *drool*!
    XOXOXO
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love your outfit! your top and akira's pants are just plain amazing! very chic and beautiful <3

    well actually satay is one of the authentic Indonesian cuisine. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love, love, LOVE your Stella's! <3

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh you've made me miss Asian food so much more - so expensive here, and no good anyway. Would kill for jiao zi right now!

    Would have loved to see the Hanbok (Korean dress)- I have a bright pink one with the shoes and everything from my trip in 1999. I don't think it fits anymore... but your top is hardly underdressing, gorgeous as always!

    ReplyDelete
  23. love the shirt paired with the highwaisted pants! you look gorgeous

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Yum Yum! Aaah the food pictures kept on coming haha ^-^ Looks DEE-lish!
    PS: I gave you an award on my blog! YAAY =)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh my gosh! Your aunts made all these deliciously food? Wow, that is SO amazing!! I'll go and get myself some yummy Satay after this! ((salivating already)) ;-))

    ReplyDelete
  26. Very nice look, but sorry to say that, what I prefer are the food pics. looks so good !!
    ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  27. oh yum! Looks like you had an amazing weekend - and I do love your kimono top! xx

    ReplyDelete
  28. darling you look insanely chic! love how you teamed that beautiful ornate top with those pants! Adoring the sleeves of that top. The food looked delish! You must have a FABU time!
    Thank you for sharing these honey.
    muah x
    marian.

    ReplyDelete
  29. ooh very cool! you look yum, and food looks yum too!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

    ReplyDelete
  30. WOW Most are Malaysian food, who and where did you have them? I love that idea of having mini size Nasi lemak, so cute....by the way, did i tell you i am from Malaysia...

    I love your outfit today... heart!

    ReplyDelete
  31. i love love love the trousers and those flowy sleeves!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thank you everyone for such lovely comments!

    Little Fish - yep, I remember you're from Malaysia, KL is it? My mom/grandparents/aunts/uncles are all originally from KL, hence the abundance of Malaysian food, they all left after 'May 13'...Weren't the mini size nasi lemak too cute? Mom had a hand in helping my aunt make that :)

    chekka cuomova - I had to google the origin of satay, as I was sure it was Malaysian, didn't realise it originated in Indonesia! :)

    H - Can't believe you haven't tried coconut rice! Although I must admit I hadn't either until I moved to Oz! I LOVE coconut rice, and have even (in my student days), ordered only that at dinners (with no accompanying dishes)...so delicious! Hope you get to try it soon ;)

    Kato - Harro! Oh! You have a Korean costume! Would've loved to see you in it! ;) The Jiao Zi are amazing, my aunt even had a write up in 'The Advertiser', saying the were the best in Adelaide...but don't worry about missing Asian food, I'm envious of you eating all that fine French fare!

    FTSOF - Grazi, you're back! I was so sad when I clicked on your 'Medium for Fashion' link and it said the blog was deleted *phew* glad to hear you're 'still here' :) Beijos!

    hrose - I'm sure your grandpa's 80th will be amazing!!! And yay, for Acne! Hope you get that top, one more store for me to check out when I'm next in Sydney ;)

    I didn't even realize the party was 'costume', I just thought Asian theme, so as long as it looked a bit Asian it would've done, had no idea people would be in full kimonos & stuff, I was only going to wear an Haori (shorter kimono), but make it 'modern'...definitely not wear it in the traditional sense (don't have a proper obi, etc.)

    stefanie - thank you SO much for the award! Have replied on your blog ;)

    :)
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  33. the food looks so fresh! was it all homemade?
    i love your shoes, and your pants look comfy. :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. ok, it's official, I hate/love you for those Stella McCartney Shoes, I'm like in love of them!!!!!!!!

    Now I'll have to fly all over to AUS and steal them from you hehehehe

    Loved the blouse also by the way !!

    PS: This post made me hungry!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have been craving for sushi for a long time!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. You look so beautiful! I love the print and those slouchy pants are so cool! I want to eat all the delicious foods! Fruit in Jelly? mmmmmm...yum..xxoxooxox

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thanks Brigadeiro! glad to be back =] i just finished some major assignments and finally had time to post =D the detail on your top is so beautiful! and i am in lovee with your pants, they are absolutely drool worthy, i need a pair my self but its so hard to find a on a budget =[ i'm going to find a snack to eat, looking at your post made me hungry~!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I'm loving your kimono. I agree that Asian outfits are so stunning. The one thing I never regretted was having a Chinese cheong-sam made for my cousin's wedding (though it was slightly modernised). And thanks for posting all the yummy food! I'm now craving dim-sum :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love that top, the detail is stunning.
    PeAce & BoWs...
    prettyneons x
    PS...THe glorious food pics have made me feel hungry, he he =)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Love that blouse! and the food... amazing! xo Cari http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. Beautiful top and superb food photos. But now you have learned the #1 rule of dressing for a party -- never tone it down :-)

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love the little beads that form the birds!

    PS: I'm hungry now, haha

    ReplyDelete
  43. that top is so beautiful. i'm jealous of all these social gatherings of yours . . . especially with all of that delicious food!

    ReplyDelete
  44. omg the food looks sooooo good.
    and i'm drooling all over ur stellas.. tell them i said hi!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Oh my goodness. When I have my 21st birthday I will be coming back to this post and taking ideas straight from it! :) The food looks absolutely amazing! Love your blog - only just came across it and can't believe what I've been missing out on! Can we exchange links? I'm adding you to my blogroll nonetheless! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  46. oh, man! i've died and gone to culinary heaven...darn it! i'm getting hungry.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Outfit and food looks divine :)
    PS. the weather was very rainy so I didn't wear rosettes ;)

    ReplyDelete
  48. You look fantastic! Love those wedges! And all of your food pictures are making me hunnnggrrry :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. Oh wow the party sounds like so much, and you look fantastic, dear! I love your top and the way you wear it with those gorgeous shoes and pants. You have such great style! And I wish I could have been at the Asian party..I miss Asia soooo much.

    And thank you so much for the birthday wishes, sweetie xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  50. That outfit is so well put together ... I'm in love! I adore your blog, sweetheart!

    Sydnie
    www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  51. Woooow.
    I´m truly in love with your outfit! This is such a LOVELY LOVELY kimono blouse (the colors, the shape & the sequined details.. !!!) Mon Dieu ;)
    Also enjoyed to read your shopping report!

    HAPPY SUNNY & JOYFUL DAY TO YOU!!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Quanta coisa deliciosa!!! Amo a cozinha oriental e tenho certeza que estaria no partaíso por aí!!!!!

    Sobre Recife, não faz muito frio nem no inverno, mas chove muuuuuito!!! Então as botas de chuva e as ankle boots são as mais apropriadas...as de cano alto só mesmo em viajens e quando vou ao interior do Estado...aí sim faz frio!!!

    PS _ desde ontem tento comentar aqui...vamos ver se consigo agora!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Gorgeous pics, as always. And I loved your kimono inspired top! I was blessed to wear two Asian costumes for my weddings-- one Korean (as I'm Korean-American) and the other a traditional Chinese wedding dress (my husband is Chinese-American). In addition to a western wedding dress. I love ethnic wedding dresses and am jealous of my friends who get to don the rich Asian Indian wedding saris. They are always literally dripping in jewels.

    ReplyDelete
  54. great outfit! and that sushi!!! looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Aw, well, under-dressed or not, I think you look beautiful! Love your pants especially! And sounds like you had a good time at the party! :)

    Thanks for your comment, as always, and hope you are doing well! <3

    xoxo,
    S-C

    ReplyDelete
  56. I love sushi!!!!

    Fiquei com fome...

    Hahaha

    Abraços

    ReplyDelete
  57. the beading details are so refined ...

    and the food looks delicious, i'd love to taste the fruits in jelly !

    ReplyDelete
  58. I love this outfit! And the food looks so yummy:)

    ReplyDelete
  59. no way eighties!! More like couture asian...I LOVE IT :-) Once again, your food photos are just absurd...I could literally grab them (and stuff my face with them) through my screen!!

    ReplyDelete
  60. always you are fantastic!!! for me you are a number one of fashion!!!

    spanish kisses

    ReplyDelete
  61. thanks a lot darling, te espero en mi nuevo blog un beso enorme a muaaaaaaaaaaaa

    ReplyDelete
  62. That print is stunning, such a special piece.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Mmmm... so much delicious food!
    And I adore your shoes&blouse...

    ReplyDelete
  64. Love this food. I will can eat sushi all days of my life.

    ReplyDelete
  65. you look great and the jelly looks delish!


    weweredamsels.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  66. the food looks unbelievably amazing!!
    would you take a look at my blog?
    minorkeys1.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  67. Hi,
    I found your blog very interesting, original and well done. This is the reason why I give you an invitation on www.vogueicon.com. Vogueicon is a social networking website for Bloggers, enabling you to promote your blog. After registration, you manage your own area, post articles, give marks or comments... and you have the possibility to create groups. An easy way to meet people and find a community of interest !
    Find out more things on www.vogueicon.com and discover a new way of Blogging !

    Best regards, and congratulation for your blog.

    xoxo,
    Gia!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Hi,
    I found your blog very interesting, original and well done. This is the reason why I give you an invitation on www.vogueicon.com. Vogueicon is a social networking website for Bloggers, enabling you to promote your blog. After registration, you manage your own area, post articles, give marks or comments... and you have the possibility to create groups. An easy way to meet people and find a community of interest !
    Find out more things on www.vogueicon.com and discover a new way of Blogging !

    Best regards, and congratulation for your blog.

    xoxo,
    Gia!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Your outfit looks amazing - but the food has distracted me... I have a MASSIVE craving for Yum Cha all of a sudden!

    ReplyDelete
  70. OMG I love this food, where can I find it in London???

    ReplyDelete
  71. Wow all the satay, nasi lemak and kueh seri muka make me miss home!

    Oh I think satay originated in Indonesia, but it's abundant in Malaysia as well.

    Hmm, I don't know whether the fruit in jelly is Malaysian, but we do have this brand 'Nata de Coco' - basically it's a tiny coconut cube cube enclosed inside some jelly.

    Love them shoes!!!

    Regards,
    Naboonies from Dunia Fashyon

    ReplyDelete