FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: 2019, the Year of the Pig- Chinese New Year Fresh Orchid Headpiece

FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: 2019, the Year of the Pig- Chinese New Year Fresh Orchid Headpiece

Happy New Year! Happy 2020!

In Chinese zodiac tradition, 2019 was the Year of the Pig, which was coincidentally MY zodiac year (which is supposed to be very auspicious for me- not that I’m superstitious like that, but it is fun to celebrate!) and I had also recently returned from my big “Chinese Diaspora” trip and self-discovery into my cultural identity and what it means to be a 藍 (i.e. my family name).

I thus had a lot of fun doing a specific Chinese New Year (CNY) headpiece in February 2019, which I share with you now as a farewell to the year that’s been.

2019 was also a huge year for me for many other reasons. And so I will supplement my usual photoshoot discussions with another letter to my late sister, reflecting on the year. Thank you for your patience everyone xx


Chinese New Year floral cheongsam

LOST IN ASIA PICTORIAL: Chinese New Year Cheongsam

I was in Kuala Lumpur during the first week of January; my second trip to Malaysia. Like last time, the shopping malls and streets are adorned with bright red and gold decorations in preparation for Chinese New Year which (depending on the lunar calendar) occurs sometime from mid-January to mid-February. And like last time, some of my friends and cousins were buying new cheongsams to wear for the auspicious day. This year, I decided to join in too.