PICTURE: #8 IN SIXTEEN ACTS
SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
LUCIA HWONG GORDON TALKS ABOUT HER 8th OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Traditionally cut Chinese silk chiffon cheongsam
Sergio Rossi vintage pink rhinestone sandals
Art Deco watch
Diamond earrings and pink tourmaline ring from Istanbul Rhinestone hairpin from Hong Kong
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
The dress was made for me when I won a trip to Hong Kong as Ms. Chinatown LA. My mother’s friends took me to their favorite tailor and the dress was created for me.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
This outfit was planned for chic international parties. This outfit always travels well!
On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
10 – I love this dress as much as the first time I wore it.
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
I love the vibrant colors and the light silk chiffon fabric backed by the silk lavender lining. The dress was custom made for me, so the fit is perfect. I just have to remember to suck in my stomach!
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I have worn this dress to theater openings, red carpet events in Asia, US and Europe. The cheongsam has timeless elegance.
There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to the what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
This dress has been worn to so many wonderful parties, opening and glamorous international parties all over the world. I have the sweetest and most exciting memories in this dress. When I wear this dress, it lifts me up like a bubbly glass of champagne.